4 Safta nominated TV shows to watch tonight

Jolene Martin in Arendsvlei. (Photo supplied: kykNET)
Jolene Martin in Arendsvlei. (Photo supplied: kykNET)

The 14th annual South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) nominees have been announced.

The awards seek to honour and celebrate South Africa’s local film and television talent, under the theme #LoveSATalent.

Sit back and enjoy some of the best shows and movies Mzansi has to offer tonight.

The River – Showmax

Nominations: 15

The thrill-a-minute telenovela sees worlds collide in spectacular fashion. One side of the river is home to those who will go to any lengths to keep their wealth; the other by those who have little to show for their hard work.

Lockdown – Showmax

Nominations: 11

Set in a women’s prison where power and survival mean everything, the terse and fast-paced drama will take you into the lives of the inmates as they battle demons that hold them prisoner in every sense of the word.

Girl from St Agnes – Showmax

Nominations: 3

The mysterious death of a schoolgirl at an elite boarding school sets off a desperate hunt for the truth. It seems everyone has something to hide in this gripping South African drama filmed in the Midlands.

Arendsvlei - Showmax

Nominations: 9

Arendsvlei is the story of a semi-private high school on the Cape Flats that is managed by the Cupido family. We follow a brother and sister, both teachers who are committed to making a difference by exposing as many learners as possible in the community to a quality education.

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht.