South Africa: Somizi, Thando Thabethe And Katlego Maboe Unveiled As This Year’s SAFTA Hosts

Thando Thabethe and Katlego Maboe

All roads lead to Sun City this weekend as your favourite actors vie for the most coveted awards in the film and television industry in South Africa.

Thando Thabethe and Katlego Maboe have been officially announced as this year’s South Africa Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) hosts, with Somizi Mhlongo handling the red carpet and celebrity couch.

The nominees include the very best of SA talent such Gold Digger‘s Tina Jaxa and Isibaya‘s Siyabonga Thwala, for Best Actor and Actress in the soapie category.

One of the categories that usually has people on the edge of their seats is the Most Popular TV Soap, where almost all Mzansi’s soapies go head-to-head for the top spot.

All the glitz, glam, and action will be presented by Katlego Maboe (who is coming back for second round) and Thando Thabethe, who have just been announced as the official hosts.


Somizi will join the pair as a red carpet and celebrity-couch correspondent.

The awards ceremony will be held at Sun City on Saturday, March 18 and will be broadcast live on SABC 2 (DStv 192) at 8pm.


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