MultiChoice Bags 45 Awards at the SAFTAs

A total win of 47 Golden Horns at this year’s 15th annual South African Film and Television Awards status as Africa’s Most Loved Storyteller, delivering the best in local content.

Mzansi Magic’s Gomora walked away with a golden horn for the Most Popular TV Show/Telenovela as voted by the public. Gomora highlights the inequalities between the rich and the poor and how fine the line between the two can be and stars SAFTA winner Katlego Danke, Connie Chiume and Ama Qamata.

DStv channels Mzansi Magic, 1Magic, kykNET and M-Net as well as streaming service Showmax’s daring and dazzling stories told daily by South Africa’s top-drawer acting talent and production wizards led the local content pack, winning big in several categories.

It has been an all around great weekend for MultiChoice, taking home key categories like Best Telenovela (M-Net’s Legacy), Best Film (kykNET’s Griekwastad), Best Structured Soapie Reality Show (Showmax’s Life With Kelly Khumalo), Best Documentary Feature (Showmax’s How To Steal A Country), Best Made-For-TV Documentary (SuperSport’s Chasing The Sun) and Best Short Film (Showmax’s Address Unknown), among others.

“All the Golden Horns received by our storytellers demonstrate the breadth, depth and diversity of MultiChoice’s content across its various platforms. A win for MultiChoice is a win for the local TV and film industry that we continue to unceasingly invest in. We are hugely proud that programming from our flagship channels M-Net, kykNET, 1Magic and Mzansi Magic has been recognised and are celebrating the fact that ShowMax Originals are also some of the most loved shows.”

Yolisa Phahle, MultiChoice Group CEO of General Entertainment and Connected Video

Last year around 4 000 hours of local content was produced by the group in multiple languages and across many different countries.

“This awards ceremony is dedicated to the talent and production teams who continue to excel despite the immense pressure our industry endured this past year, as we battle the pandemic. Thank you to the hearts and minds that contribute to our industry’s growth and society at large.”

Yolisa Phahle, MultiChoice Group CEO of General Entertainment and Connected Video

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