14th Annual SAFTAs awards
Press release

e.tv takes home 8 golden horns at the 14th annual SAFTA's

Big category wins for e.tv at the 14th annual SAFTA's

Johannesburg, Thursday 30 April 2020 - In an unprecedented number of nominations at the 14th edition of the South African Film and Television Awards, e.tv is excited to announce an exceptional amount of big category wins.

Local youth drama Rhythm City led the pack with eight nominations and successfully walked away with three awards, the biggest being the award for Best TV soap. Mcedisi Shabangu, who plays Suffocate' s arch-nemesis Khulekani walked away with Best Supporting Actor in a Soap and director extraordinaire Eric Itumeleng Mogale took home the golden horn for Best TV directing.
Taking to Twitter to accept and acknowledge his win, Eric said, "I would like to thank the NFVF and the SAFTA's for the platform that they have created for television and filmmakers. I'd like to thank my colleagues and all the Rhythm Citizens. Thank you e.tv, thank you Quizzical and a special thank you to my family at large. It really feels good to be a SAFTA winner," concluded Mogale.

Viewer favourite Scandal! Which followed Rhythm City with six nominations took home two valuable golden horns for Best Actor in a TV soap and Best Supporting Actress in a TV soap for Bongile Mantsai and Kgomotso Christopher, respectively.

"Congratulations to all the winners of the 2020 SAFTA awards, this is a humbling confirmation that e.tv continues to stand firm in its delivery of outstanding local content and formidable talent. Thank you to all our local production partners Quizzical Pictures, Grapevine Productions, and Ochre Media for the hard work put into ensuring that South Africans have only the best in home-grown entertainment," Helga Palmer Head of Local Content for e.tv channels.

eNCA's current affairs programme Checkpoint secured a win for Best Current Affairs Programme for the well-executed Work Hazards programme title.

Below is a full list of all the e.tv winners
Rhythm City – 3 wins
Best Achievement in Directing-TV soap
Best Supporting Actor-TV Soap- Mncedisi Shabangu
Best TV Soap- Rhythm City

Scandal! -  2 wins
Best Actor-TV Soap - Bongile Mantsai 
Best Supporting Actress - TV Soap- Kgomotso Christopher
IMBEWU - 2 wins
Most Popular TV Soap/ Telenovela
Lifetime Achievement award – Thembi Mtshali-Jones 

Current Affairs Programme - eNCA Check Point -2 SAFTA nominations 
Best Current Affairs Programme 

Programme title: Work Hazards