The 5th Royalty Soapie Awards
Awards ceremony created by Winnie Ntshaba which recognises achievement in South African soapie productions by honouring, celebrating and promoting creativity, quality and excellence from all major players.
These include actors, make-up artists, writers, producers, directors and costume designers.
The nominees were announced by Jamie Bartlett and Zola Nombona during a live broadcast on SABC1 and Facebook on Wednesday 1 September.
The awards were held at the Radisson Hotel and Convention Centre in Joburg on Saturday 18 September.
DiepCity leads this years' nominations with 33, followed by The Estate with 26, Arendsvlei and Imbewu with 14 each and Isono with 13.
The ceremony is hosted this year by Enhle Mbali and Felix Hlophe.
the red carpet coverage starts at 19h30; followed by the main ceremony at 20h00.
5th Royalty Soapie Awards: all the nominees
2021 Royalty Soapie Awards: all the winners
Grootboom & Sons
1Magic (DStv 103)
Drama series which revolves around the internal squabbles of a family-run business, when its fate is left in the hands of the wrong sibling.
The series follows an estranged kin in the funeral business, with one sister on her deathbed and the other with her own selfish plans for the family business.
Inh the series premiere: Vuyo is at death's door, as the family makes plans for the unveiling of her father, while Funeka flees her Cape Town home.
The series stars Zandile Msutwana, Mbasa Msongelo and Bongile Mantsai.
TVSA Show Page: Grootboom & Sons
kykNET & kie (DStv 145)
Comedy-drama series about a man in his thirties who finds himself at a crossroads, which forces him to take stock of himself and his life.
Bertie Heyns is an unpolished diamond on the wrong side of 30. He is supposed to be a grownup, according to society's rules.
But he takes a huge knock when his wife divorces him and suddenly he is left with nothing but the disco ball that used to hang in his man cave.
He ends up sleeping on his sister's couch, making impulsive decisions and meeting unique people on his search for the truth.
To make things worse, he buys a cursed building that a councillor is also interested in. And suddenly it becomes a home for friends, family and strangers.
What he thinks he is looking for, is not what he finds. What he eventually finds, is much more.
We not only get to know Bertie through his crisis, but also his sister and her family, all of whom he includes in his plans.
The series explores family themes from all sides, as well as from different ages. The youngest character is eight and the oldest in his seventies.
And, as is sometimes the case in real life, one doesn't always know who the adult is.
Bertie is not somebody that will make the front pages for his exciting life, but if you look closer you will realise that the ordinary is sometimes more exciting than you think.
Ekstra Medium is one man's search for the perfect cocktail and a life that is at once exciting, colourful and extra medium.
The role of Bertie is played by Wilhelm van der Walt and his sister, Sophia, by Cintaine Schutte.
Others in the cast include Marvin-Lee Beukes as Kevin, Llandi Beeslaar as Kleintjie, Gerben Kamper as Uncle Eddie, Dean Balie as Slappies, Mila Guy as Elke, Amalia Uys as Ingeborg and June van Merch as Grandma Raleigh.
TVSA Show Page: Ekstra Medium
Face 2 Face
1Magic (DStv 103)
What do you do when your cheating partner won't change their ways, but you still want to salvage the relationship?
Iin Face 2 Face, hurt lovers sit down with their partners and the other party in the hopes of resolving things.
Hosted by actress Noluthando Meje and facilitated by clinical psychologist Vuyo Temba (also on 1Magic's Abasemzini), Face 2 Face brings together three parties in the hopes of finding a resolution for all involved.
Each episode features conversations that delve deep into the issues behind the affair, hopefully leaving those involved in a better place at the end of it.
Without ambushing anyone, Face 2 Face gives partners the chance to confront their cheating loves in a safe environment, and the "other person" in their relationship will also be present for a three-way dinner date that unpacks the reasons behind the affair.
The goal is not to expose the adulterers or catch them in the act – the show explores the infidelity from all sides: the person being cheated on, the one doing the cheating and the one being cheated with.
kykNET (DStv 144)
Travel, Food, Reality, Afrikaans
Meet Hennie Bosman and Nicole Hellinger from Franschhoek, whose daily life consists of going to the beach, food, special time with their two dogs and music.
In their travel show Wandelus, we go on an exclusive journey with this adventurous couple.
Every episode is like a kebab packed with good wine, Afrikaans music, roadtrip adventures and expeditions that lead to foodmaking competitions.
Sometimes Hennie wins, sometimes Nicole does, but love always wins.
Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
Supernatural drama series which follows a high flying lawyer who has his life turned upside down when he discovers that he comes from a long line of witches, whose men have ruled the supernatural world of the five tribes.
Will he answer his true calling?
What if a man who doesn't believe in witchcraft gets a calling not only to become a witch, but to lead an entire realm of them?
Witches were not always evil. They were created by the same God who created all that is good and just in this world.
In this story, witches were some of God's first creations. He imbued them with a deeper knowledge and supernatural powers. But with these special powers, came great responsibility.
The story explores this man's journey to his true inheritance.
Will he believe in time to save the world? Is any of it real?
The series stars Lesley Musina as Mogale, Molobane Mbatha as Chigani, Ruth Tladi as Mapula, John Morapama as Kgwara, Ayanda Bandla as Nokuthula, Mamarumo Marokane as Boleta, Magic Hlatshwayo as Mathaithai and Refilwe Madumo as Lizi.
TVSA Show Page: Omen
kykNET & kie (DStv 145)
Anthology, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Afrikaans
Anthology series based in a hotel room, into which intriguing characters move in an and out of the four walls of this questionable establishment.
They are received by romance, by horror, by science fiction and drama. None emerge unscathed.
Created and written by Tertius Kapp, the series is set in the same hotel room somewhere in South Africa.
Every episode features new characters in a differente genre, but the stories are bound together by Marcelina, a charming cleaner who lives with her head in the clouds.
The role of Marcelina is played by Lida Botha.
The cast also includes Beer Adriaanse, Charlton George, Deon Lotz, Tarryn Wyngaard, Tinarie van Wyk-Loots, Wessel Pretorius and Carel Nel.
TVSA Show Page: 4 Mure
Izangoma Zodumo 2
1Magic (DStv 103)
Prudence and Makgotso are slay queens who are also deeply connected to their spiritual sides.
These modern sangomas share their insights into traditional healing and training practices, family dynamics, love and friendships in a series that casts traditional healers in a whole new light.
The show follows them as they juggle work and family.
In the Season 2 premiere: Gogo Maweni keeps fighting for her place in society.
Meanwhile, the new Sangomas Sabelo (Mkhulu) and Pearl (Makalihle) Sifundza are confronted with the difficult case of a falsely accused client.
Dankie, Lottoland 3
kykNET (DStv 144)
In the third season of Dankie, Lottoland celebrities such as Gideon Lombard, Cordelia, Ricky Schroeder, Caroline-Grace Brüssow, André Schwartz and Armand Aucamp help needy people and charity organisations.
Like the previous two seasons, the show will again help 13 institutions or people who are in need of resources, donations and exposure.
In every episode a celebrity has the oppurtunity to find and nominate a charity or person close to their heart.
An investigation gets started to see with what and how Dankie, Lottoland can help - and then the team gets to work.
In the Season 3 premiere: Toevlug Sentrum rehabilitates people who are addicted and gives them a chance at new life.
Actor Gideon Lombard travels to Worcester and enriches the centre and workers with unique surprises.