07 March 2017

All roads lead to Sun City for SAFTAs11

The South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) honoured all the nominees with a gala dinner which was held in Rivonia, north of Johannesburg on Friday night.The swanky dinner was to appreciate all the nominees ahead of the award ceremony.

The event was attended by Mzansi's top industry players such as Warren Masemola, Linda Sokhulu, Suffocate and many more.

Warren who is nominated in two categories for Best Supporting Actor – TV Drama and Best Supporting Actor – TV Soap/Telenovela said he appreciates the nominations because it is always a reminder for him to work even harder.

"Every nomination is just as important because it means you are relevant in the current work that you do. My schooling has always brought us up with the notion that says you are as good as your last job, so if you can still deliver and you are current, that deserves recognition," Warren told BET Africa.

McCafe is a headline sponsor for SAFTAs and it will be sponsoring the awards for the second time after initiating this partnership in 2016. McCafe is sponsoring two vital categories, Best Actor and Best Actress in Feature Film.

"We are very excited that our lifestyle coffee brand, McCafe, has continued its sponsorship of the SAFTAs and National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF). For us it's about acknowledging talent that represents the exceptional creativity and future of SA film and TV industry," said Daniel Padiachy, McDonald's Chief Marketing Officer.

Padiachy said they entered into a three year deal with the SAFTAs and they are still happy with the partnership and might consider extending it when it expires.
The award ceremony will take place from the 16 – 18 of March 2017 in Sun City, North West.
Thulile Gama