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7de Laan wins ‘Best Soap’ award at Saftas (PHOTOS)

By Lebogang Boshomane | 2014-04-07 10:04:30.0 | COMMENTS [ 22 ]

7de Laan proved once again to be the most loved soap in the country after winning the Best soap’ award at the Saftas for the third year in a row.

Although many were expecting new kid on the block Isibaya to walk away with the main award of the night, it was the Afrikaans drama’s fans who had the last say.

7de Laan also won the award in 2012 and 2013.

Isibaya did not walk away empty handed but managed to grab most of the awards it was nominated in, including the award for the ‘Best Writing Team TV Soap’.

Siyabonga Thwala took the Best Actor TV Soap award for his role as “Mpiyakhe Zungu” and Thembi Nyandeni’s role as “Mkabayi Zungu” won her the Best Actress TV soap.

Thwala also won the ‘Best Actor in a TV Drama’ gong for his role in Intersexions: Season 2.

Actress Tina Jaxa proved that she still has what it takes as she earned herself two awards for the night; Best Actress in a TV Drama and Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film.

The ceremony which was held at the Gallagher Estate in Midrand was screened live on SABC 3.

Some of the winners:



Best Supporting Actor in a TV drama

Akhumzi Jezile as “Ngulube” Tempy Pushas

Best Supporting Actress in A TV Drama

Harriet Manamela as “Meike Maputla” Skeem Saam

Best Actor in a TV Drama

Siyabonga Thwala as “Musa” Intersexions : Season 2

Best Actress in a TV Drama

Tina Jaxa as “Nokuthula” Intersexions : Season 2

Best Writing team TV Drama

Room 9

Best Director TV Drama

Libby Dougherty & Tebogo Malope - Tempy Pushas

Best TV drama


Best DOP/ Cinematographer of a TV drama

Intersexions: Season 2 - Tom Marias

Best Editor of a TV drama

Jack Esterhuizen and Lindi Goosen, Room 9

Best Production design of a TV drama

Anneri  Gericke

Best Make-up and hair of a TV drama

Jenny Sprawson, High Rollers

Best TV drama


Best Costume Design of a TV Drama

Martha Sibanyoni, High Rollers

Best Production Design of a TV Drama

Anneri Gericke, Rockville


Best Writing Team TV Soap


Best Director TV soap

Adze Ugah & Denny Miller Isibaya

Best Ensemble in a TV soap


Best Actor TV Soap

Siyabonga Thwala as “Mpiyakhe Zungu” Isibaya

Best Actress TV soap

Thembi Nyandeni as “Mkabayi Zungu” Isibaya

Best Editor in a TV soap

Editing Team, The Wild

Best Art direction of a TV soap

Annerie Gericke, The Wild

Best DOP / Cinematographer of a TV Soap

The Wild

Best TV soap (public vote)

7de Laan


Best Actor in a TV Comedy

Obed Baloyi as "Tsutsuman" Ga Re Dumele

Best Actress in a TV Comedy

Tsholo Monedi as "Tiny" Skwizas Season 2

Best Ensemble in a TV Comedy

Late night news

Best TV Comedy

ZA News

Best Writing Team of a TV Comedy

ZA News

Best Director of a TV Comedy

Aaron Naidoo and Thierry Cassuto, ZA News

Best art direction of a TV comedy

Amanda Scholtz, Those who can’t

Best Director of a Wildlife Programme

Craig & Damon Foster – Touching The Dragon

Best Editor of a Wildlife Programme

Keith Fraser – Speed Kills: Savannah

Best Cinematographer of a Wildlife Programme

DOP team - Speed Kills: Savannah

Best TV Wildlife Programme

Touching the Dragon - NHU Africa

Best Youth & Children Programme

Big Up

Best News & Actuality Programme

Carte Blanche

Best Factual /Educational Programme

Centrum Guardian Project 2012

Best Magazine Programme


Best Variety Programme


Best Music Show

Jam Sandwich

Best Talk Show

Life with Thami

Best Reality Show

Around Iceland on Inspiration

Best International Format Reality Show

Taboo Africa

Best Writer made for TV movie

Writing team - Inside Story

Best Director made for TV movie

Rolisizwe Nikiwe for Inside Story


Best Director of a Feature Film

Jahmil X.T. Qubeka Of Good Report

Best Actor in a Feature Film

Mothusi Magano as “Parker Sithole” Of Good Report

Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film

Tshamano Sebe ss “Vuyani” Of Good report

Best Actress in a Feature Film

Antoinette Louw as “Elle Winter” Die Laaste Tango

Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film

Tina Jaxa as “Head Mistress” Of Good Report

Best Writing Team of a Feature Film

Jahmil X.T. Qubeka Of Good Report

Best Feature Film

Of Good Report Spier Films

Best Editor of a Feature Film

Che Amaru Tunstead & Cobus Rossouw, Of Good Report

Best Animation


Lifetime Achievement Award

Abigail Kubeka


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How boring. Soaps are garbage. People wasting years watching this crapp...for what? It cant even be classified as entertainment

2014-04-07 10:49:33.0 | 0 replies


I CANNOT believe that Akhumzi can win an award and the likes of Bheki Mkhwane(Samson on Isibaya) ,One of the most talent actor to grace our screens recently. Samson single handedly drew scores of viewers to be glued on their television sets. I cannot believe he did not win anything,he made a lot of appearance than Mpiyakhe who was kept as a Zombie. Days would pass without seeing Mpiyakhe let alone hearing him talk.....DISSAPPOINTED

2014-04-07 10:59:49.0 | 1 replies


I agree with you 100% percent. I share your sentiments. It's really a fuss that Siyabonga (who hardly ever acted on Isibaya) get the nod for the best actor. I really like Siyabonga, but his award is a serious joke. I am sure some Isibaya cast members feel for the likes of Simon and his on-screen troublesome brother Mandla.

2014-04-07 16:17:45.0 | 0 replies


Is it me or my eyes Khanyi looks like puppy dog

2014-04-07 11:11:06.0 | 0 replies


Khanyi..... OMG, your face slooks like that of a sausage d*g

2014-04-07 11:14:50.0 | 0 replies


Pic 2: wardrobe malfunction............. eish Somizi, jerr man your cheap Lady Gaga antics are booooooooooring

2014-04-07 11:20:23.0 | 0 replies


Yippe! 7de Laan......... Oubass, Matrone, Hilda, Aggie, Felicity, Charmaine......

2014-04-07 11:21:45.0 | 2 replies


And my personal favourite...Maria!!!!!!

2014-04-07 13:48:17.0 | 0 replies


@OL, Ya Maria and Paula van der Lecq (je na se qua)

2014-04-07 13:56:44.0 | 0 replies


These awards are no longer the same. They used to be popular but these days ....NO.....I didn't even know they were happening this weekend. I hear you Retard regarding Mpiyakhe. I'm with u 110%. I saw Zikhona Sodlaka (pic 19) on Saturday and she was looking great than in this pic. Too much make-up can spoil the look. Please don't get me wrong its good to experiment sometimes but try it while home not in these functions. I love her shoes though

2014-04-07 11:25:23.0 | 0 replies


I like Bonang's make-up. So nice

2014-04-07 11:28:26.0 | 0 replies


@sowetan did u photoshop these pictures? they look terrible!

2014-04-07 11:30:28.0 | 0 replies


i hope you know that is your opinion not a fact.

2014-04-07 11:44:23.0 | 0 replies


boring stuff

2014-04-07 11:45:22.0 | 0 replies