SAFTAs 2016 Nominees Dinner a Spectacle

By Drum Digital
26 February 2016

Following the nominees announcement breakfast a week ago, the organizers of the awards shot the works with a nominees’ dinner.

By Mpho Tshikhudo

It was a black tie event with all the trappings of a grand occasion. Held at the swanky The Venue in the exclusive shopping district Melrose Arch, dinner was chockfull with “it” celebrities including TV titan, Bassie Kumalo.

SABC Expresso Katlego Maboe was emcee for the evening and boy he was a crack shot. Away from the proceedings we spotted actress Nambitha Mpumlwana who told us she’s one of this year’s judges. “The SAFTAS judging process was actually quite interesting,” she said. “I was judging in the final phases. It was a grueling process. I think part of the difficulty is the talent that is presented. Also, the technology that we had to use… Some of us are not very techno savvy. All the voting was online. “As well as the judging I’m shooting the second season of Ashes to Ashes. I’ve also launched my DivaNexus, which is woman empowerment programme and I think one of the biggest ones since the launch is a platform taking place in March 12."

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