2017 SAFTAs: all the Night 2 winners

Written by TVSA Team from the blog Awards on 19 Mar 2017
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Back row: Mandla Gaduka, Thembisa and Anele Mdoda, Antony Coleman.
Front row: Cast and producers of Isibaya.

And the Night 2 winners of the 2017 SAFTAs are...


Best TV Drama

Bloedbroers (Deon Opperman Produksies)
Heist Season 1 (BrandedSoul Productions)
Sober Companion (Gumbi Productions)

Best Actress - TV Drama

Tiffany Barbuzano as Grace in Sober Companion
Brenda Ngxoli as Kitt Khambule in Hustle
Linda Sokhulu as Pamela Thusi in Sokhulu and Partners Season 2

Best Actor - TV Drama

Neels van Jaarsveld as Willem Pretorius in Bloedbroers
Jerry Mofokeng as Talent in Heist Season 1
Trevor Gumbi as Trevor in Sober Companion
Jerry Mofokeng is one of the three chairpeople of the SAFTAs judging process. 

Best Supporting Actress - TV Drama

Jana Cilliers as Anna Uys in Die Boekklub
Tina Jaxa as Zinzi in Isikizi
Samela Tyelbooi as Mandisa in It’s Complicated Season 1

Best Supporting Actor - TV Drama

Chris van Niekerk as Stef Mouton in Die Boekklub
Tumisho Masha as Gibson Mosia in Saints and Sinners Season 2
Warren Masemola as COSATU in Heist Season 1

Best Achievement in Directing - TV Drama

Jozua Malherbe - Bloedbroers
Rolie Nikiwe - Heist Season 1
Johnny Barbuzano, Cindy Lee & Sanele Zulu - Sober Companion
The Night 2 ceremony was held at Sun City on Saturday, 18 March and aired live on SABC2.


Best TV Comedy

Puppet Nation ZANEWS! (Both Worlds Investment)
Hotel (Nouvanaand Films)
Those Who Can’t (Quizzical Pictures)

Best Achievement in Directing - TV Comedy

Bennie Fourie and Stiaan Smith - Hotel
Alex Fynn & Johannes Theodorus Vermaak - Puppet Nation ZANEWS!
Tim Greene & Zee Ntuli - Those Who Can’t

Best Actress - TV Comedy

Zola Nombona as Kat in Forced Love Season 2
Hannah Barnard as Debra Patta, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama and more in Puppet Nation ZANEWS!
Chantal Herman as Sylvia Hiscock in Those Who Can’t

Best Actor - TV Comedy

James Borthwick as Ferdie Kruger in Hotel
Kagiso Lediga as Kagiso Lediga in The Bantu Hour Season 1
Grant Swanby as Victor Virgil in Those Who Can’t

Best Supporting Actress - TV Comedy

Sylvaine Strike as Agatha in Those Who Can’t
Kate Normington as Desiree Young in Those Who Can’t
Robyn Scott as Marlena Heinkel in Those Who Can’t

Best Supporting Actor - TV Comedy

Deon Lotz as Don Mostert in Buurtwag
Graham Wier as Oom Dirk in Hotel
Reabetswe Rangaka as Martin Shai in The Mayor


Best Soap/Telenovela

High Rollers (Rous House Productions)
Isibaya (Bomb)
The Road (Bomb)

Best Actress - TV Soap/Telenovela

Tina Jaxa as May Gumede in Gold Diggers
Clementine Mosimane as Ruth Gumede in Gold Diggers
Masasa Mbangeni as Thembeka Shezi in Scandal!

Best Actor - TV Soap/Telenovela

Antony Coleman as David King in High Rollers
Justin Strydom as Paul King in High Rollers
Siyabonga Thwala as Mpiyakhe in Isibaya

Best Supporting Actress - TV Soap/Telenovela

Maggie Benedict as Violet in Ashes to Ashes Season 2
Nandi Nyembe as Ma Nkonzo in Ashes to Ashes Season 2
Linda Sebezo as Sharon Dlamini in Greed and Desire

Best Supporting Actor - TV Soap/Telenovela

Mandla Gaduka as Damian in Ashes to Ashes Season 2
Pallance Dladla as Jabu in Isibaya
Warren Masemola as Stukkie in Ring of Lies

Best Achievement in Directing - TV Soap/Telenovela

Joshua Rous, Alex Yazbek, Quentin Krog, Jozua Malherbe, Darryl Evan Fuchs & Zimkhitha Maseko - High Rollers
Phiwe Mkhanzi & Sthembiso Mathenjwa - Isibaya
John Barker,Denny Miller & Emile Smith - The Road


Best Talk Show

Real Talk with Anele (Cheeky Media)
Republiek van Zoid Afrika (Brainwave Productions)
The Chatroom (Toxmedia)


Best TV Presenter

Bob Mabena - Mzansi Magic Music Specials
Chanley Wong - Craz-e:Sistahood
Katlego Maboe - Expresso
Laurian Nortje - Hectic Nine-9
Lawrence Maleka - Clash of the Choirs
Masechaba Ndlovu - The Big Debate Season 7
Sivuyile Ngesi - The Man Cave Season 4
Thembisa Mdoda - Our Perfect Wedding
Tumi Morake - Point of Order

Most Popular TV Soap

Isibaya (Bomb)
Zabalaza (Urban Brew Studios)
The Road (The Bomb Shelter Film Company)
Gold Diggers (Urban Brew Studios)
Isidingo (Endemol Shine Africa)
Generations The Legacy (MMSV Productions)
Uzalo Season 2 (Stained Glass Productions)
Ashes to Ashes Season 2 (Clive Morris Productions)
Rhythm City (Quizzical Pictures)
Suidooster (Suidooster Films)
Getroud met Rugby – Die Sepie (Overberg Produksies)
Scandal! (Ochre Media)
Ring of Lies (Penguin Films)
Greed and Desire (Ochre Media)
Binnerlanders (Stark Films)
High Rollers (Rous House Productions)
7de Laan (Danie Odendaal Productions)


Documentary Feature

Best Documentary Feature

Alison (Towerkop Creations)
Doc-U-Mentally (Intersection Studios)
Nobody’s Died Laughing (Who Projects)
For the Night 1 winners please see: 2017 SAFTAs: all the Night 1 winners.


Best Feature Film

Noem My Skollie (Maxi-D TV Productions)
Shephards and Butchers (Videovision Entertainment)
Sink (Nostalgia Productions)

Best Lead Actress - Feature Film

Anel Alexander as Michelle in Sink
Shoki Mokgapa as Rachel in Sink
Christia Visser as Tess in Tess

Best Lead Actor - Feature Film

Deon Lotz as Bernard in Dis Koue Kos, Skat
Dan Jaques Mouton as Abraham/AB in Noem My Skollie
Garion Dowds as Leon Labuschagne in Shepherds and Butchers

Best Supporting Actress - Feature Film

Hlubi Mboya as Connie in Dora’s Peace
Leleti Khumalo as Maria in Free State
Renate Stuurman as Precious in Happiness is a Four Letter Word

Best Supporting Actor - Feature Film

Grant Swanby as Colonel Swannell in Modder en Bloed
Abdurahgmaan Adams as Mr. C in Noem My Skollie
Deon Lotz as Warrant Officer in Shepherds and Butchers

Best Achievement in Directing - Feature Film

Sean Else - Modder en Bloed
Darryne Joshua - Noem My Skollie
Oliver Schmitz - Shepherds and Butchers

Best Short Film

Konneksies Zebra Worldwide)
The Suit (Mandala Films)
Vryslag (Idea Candy)


Best Student Film

Arid (The Animation School)
Finding Freedom (UCT TV)
The Locket (AFDA)


Lifetime Achiever Special Achievement Award

Junaid Ahmed
Lydia Mokgokoloshi

Disability Special Recognition Award

Puleng Molebatsi

Youth Achiever Award

Thapelo Mokoena

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19 Mar 2017 20:35

im only happy for #HighRollers and wanted them to beat #Isibaya -it happened as for the rest i don't care

20 Mar 2017 08:27

Noem My Skollie    was    happy to see them winning,, our Cape Flats story,also Well Done to Bomb Productions ..nice to see Mdoda sisters wining the award noba khange balale kuloo ndlu,, umcimbi kule weekend wobulela ii izinyanya, lol..

20 Mar 2017 08:37

But this thing of telenovela and a soapie should be separated, I mean no actor/actrees from gen,uzalo,rhythm city,scandal,7de laan and isidingo was nominated let alone winning only syabonga twala was nominated...... As for 4 who won i don't care

20 Mar 2017 09:16

I am happy for the Mdoda sisters .well deserved .@Goku u r right we have enough telenovelas to make up their own category .its not fair to soapies.

tha - bang
20 Mar 2017 10:22

How did a show that was cancelled win best telenova?
How did Thapelo Mokoena a guy with over 10 years in the industry win Young achiever Award?
How come except , heist, all the productions that won where white companies or companies led by white producers?
How does a movie like sink that spews white liberal ideals win best film in 2017 ,over a tour de force that is Noem my skollie that was even SA's submission for the Oscars?
How does Oliver Schmitz , whom i love and adore, win best director after all the controversy Shepards and butchers garned at DIFF?
SAFTAS are a joke folks

20 Mar 2017 11:00

@Tha-bang I don't even rate the Saftas. I hate that they get away with blatant favouritism and downright racist actions. Also, advertiser backed shows ALWAYS win a Safta. How does Coke Studio win a Safta but LSB Africa wasn't even nominated? Don't even get me started on how black producers of soapies and dramas are treated. I could go on all day.

20 Mar 2017 11:00

Happy for Mdoda sister, Sharon Dlamini (Greed & Desire) and Isibaya for winning popular soap.

20 Mar 2017 11:16

I didn't bother to watch those tacky awards but I saw on Social media some people saying Mandla Gaduka delivered a cheap shot at Generations. Lol, I can't believe that fat joker is still bitter after TWO years of getting his ass kicked out. Do those rejects think they established the show? Anyway, he's got himself in some trouble. And I hope he pays. Nowadays it's not an honour to get the horn at those awards that are decided by sinister forces. Many great artist are still without one and they don't go around bragging about their talents.

20 Mar 2017 11:24

Oh yes, they got ejected THREE years ago, not two. My bad. Since when does votes, that nobody knows how and who counts them, determine which show is popular? What are the TV viewing ratings for?

22 Mar 2017 09:02

so isibaya is about 1m/2m viewers and uzalo and generation they are bout 7-8m viewers I know all viewers don't vote including me but that's a big gap

sexy d
22 Mar 2017 13:25

happy for Sharon Dlamini, Warren Masemola and Jerry Mofokeng the rest oh well

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