Bernice Maune
2 minute read
18 Mar 2017
4:55 pm

What to expect from the Saftas tonight

Bernice Maune

The anticipation has reached fever pitch with celebrities preparing for the glamorous ceremony that is the Saftas.

Bonang Matheba. Image: Instagram.

The event kicks off at 8pm and will be broadcast live from Sun City’s Superbowl today.

“The 11th Saftas is the beginning of a new dawn for the Saftas. We are so excited and more importantly for us the Saftas going forward are going to be more than just an awards show. We are here we look amazing. Obviously! but beyond that Saftas are a tool for the development of the film industry,” says CEO National Film and Video Foundation, Zama Mkosi.


Bonang Matheba is hosting the red carpet for E! Africa and has already touched down at the Palace hotel in Sun City. She is one of four presenters who will be chronicling the event for audiences at home. Thando Thabethe and Katlego Maboe will present the show on stage.

Saturday….. 🌺🌞👑🐝

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……time to get pretty. 😍❤👑🐝 #Revlon #MakeUp #saftas11

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Hosts Katlego and Thando prep at rehearsals earlier during the day.


The Sun City’s Superbowl has been the venue of choice for the South African Music Awards and for the first time the Saftas will be hosted here. The awards show was previously housed at Gallagher Estate in Midrand.


“SA’s got it. Let’s celebrate it ” is the theme of the awards.


There were 181 judges for the awards.


There are 89 categories in total. The first half of the awards were held on Thursday evening and technical awards were handed out.


Follow The Citizen on Twitter @TheCitizen_News for updates on the saftas from 8pm.


FULL LIST: Saftas 11 technical award winners

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