Congratulations to all the golden horn recipients at the 13th edition of the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) which took place at Sun City on Saturday. The star-studded event honoured the country’s outstanding acting, production, script-writing, and icons in the film and television industry. Hosts Pearl Modiadie and Thomas Msengana did a sterling job at this ‘Dare to Dream’ themed celebration.

Uzalo walked away with the Best TV Soap award whilst The River won Best Telenovela and Most Popular Soap. Sivuyile Ngesi was voted Best Presenter by the public. Khotso Nkhatho and Simon Bruinders received Lifetime Achievement Awards and Layla Swart was the recipient of the Youth Achiever Award sponsored by Ster-Kinekor.

Here are some of the winners

Red carpet looks

About the SAFTAs

In 2005 representatives of the South African Film and Television industry resolved to come together with guidance from the National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa (NFVF) to establish the annual South African Film and Television Awards, the SAFTAs. The Awards honour, celebrate and promote the creativity, quality and excellence of South African Film and Television talent and productions, and serve to encourage entrepreneurship and the development of new talent within the industry.

Each award recipient is presented with a trophy, the ‘Golden Horn’, which has three heads symbolising collective effort, community, and the recognition of the individual as part of a team – an experience inherent to the film and television industry where collaboration is the cornerstone of successful productions. There have been eight sessions of the awards to date with each giving over 70 awards.