SAFTAs Announce Hosts

No one saw this coming

By  | May 14, 2021, 01:47 PM  | Dineo Moeketsi Langa  | Top of the

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We’re all looking forward to the South African Film And Television Awards taking place on Saturday, May 22, 2021. This year’s ceremony will – for the first time – be broadcast on Mzansi Magic from 19h00. In the years prior the main event was broadcast on SABC.

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Today, the hosts for this year’s extravaganza were announced. Taking the stage will be comedian Mpho Popps, Dineo Langa, Lasizwe, Lerato Kganyago and Graeme Richards. Because of the ongoing pandemic and a possible third wave looming, it’ll be a virtual affair. Dineo, Mpho and Graeme will be hosting the main show. This red carpet event will be hosted by Youtuber/reality-television star and Metro FM DJ Lerato Lganyago.

The Craft Awards, taking place the night before May 21, 2021, will be streaming live on the SAFTAs YouTube channel from 19h00. They’ll be hosted by Tracey Lange & SA’s funny girl and satirist, Coconut Kelz.

This will come as a disappointment to fans of former star Hulisani Ravele after they campaigned for her to be the host of this year’s edition back in March on Twitter. The trend was started by entertainment commentator Phil Mphela.

“SAFTAs are looking to appoint a new production company to take over production of the ceremony this year

Just one thing for me ... it’s time the event becomes diverse.
I fully support #HulisaniMustHostSaftas15

Join me in getting this attention. Let’s get Hulisani the gig.”
Tweeted Phil.

This started after Ravele tweeted that awards asking that they allow her to host this year.

“Whoever gets this tender, please find me when you're looking for a host! 24 years in the game and never hosted the SAFTAs!? Imagine!”

Tweeps have taken to social media to respond to the announcement of the new hosts.

"I. Am. So. Damn. Proud of you!!!!!!!!!  @therealdineo #SAFTAs I can't wait for the outfits, serving multilingual realness and just pure grace! Ke motlotlo, tsala yame"

"@therealdineo Woman Let's goo. I know u will be serving looks non-stop."

"@therealdineo I miss you on Mzansi Magic. Please come back Loudly crying face"

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