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Saturday, March 16, 2013


The South African Film and Television Academy Awards (SAFTAs) will be broadcast exclusively on SABC3 tonight (March 16) at 19h30.

The glitzy SAFTA’s ceremony, which will take place at Gallagher Estate, can now be viewed by millions of SABC3 viewers including all the winner’s announcements and the latest happening from the red carpet. Viewers can also enjoy a sneak peek of the red carpet, that will cover the ‘fashionista’s’ and fashion faux’s as well as interviews with their favourite television personalities and movie stars.

Said Risuna Mayimele, Marketing Manager of SABC3: ‘We are proud to have secured the live broadcast for the SAFTA’s 2013. The ceremony is a testament to what our channel represents – a celebration of quality local programs and viewing. Airing this show allows our national audience to celebrate our own talent and also gives our viewers at home a front row ticket to the stars.

SABC received no less than 63 nominations across the different genres for this year’s much anticipated awards. SABC3’s The Dr Mol received two nominations in the categories; Best Factual/Educational/Entertainment as well as Best Magazine Programme. I am Woman also received two nominations for Best Talk Show and the Best Magazine programme.

SABC3’s flagship daily soap, Isidingo (airs Monday – Friday at 19h30) has been nominated for the Best TV Soapie Award - the only category voted for by the public.