DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards back in 2022 after two-year absence

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DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards.
DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards.
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  • DStv's Mzansi Viewers' Choice Awards is back this year.
  • The ceremony will take place in June and broadcast live on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161).
  • Voted for by the South African public, the DMVCA will honour top achievers over the past two years in television, radio, music, sports and comedy.


MultiChoice is bringing back its DStv Mzansi Viewers' Choice Awards in 2022 for a fourth edition that will take place in June as a live broadcast on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) from the Sun Arena in Pretoria.

Covid-19 forced MultiChoice and M-Net to shutter the DStv Mzansi Magic Viewers Choice Awards, the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and the Silwerskermfees indefinitely. All three events are now back on 2022's pan-African entertainment calendar.

The 4th DStv Mzansi Viewers' Choice Awards will honour South African achievers in various categories over the past two years in fields ranging from TV and radio to music, sports and comedy.

The awards will feature 13 categories:

  • Song of the Year
  • Favourite Actress
  • Favourite Actor
  • Favourite Radio Personality
  • Favourite DJ
  • Favourite Comedian
  • Favourite Rising Star
  • Favourite Sports Personality
  • Favourite TV Presenter
  • Favourite Music Artist/ Group
  • Personality of the Year
  • Lifetime Achiever (chosen by the channel) 
  • Life Changer (sponsored) 


"The return of The DStv Mzansi Viewers' Choice Awards is something that really excites us as DStv," says Thabisa Mkhwanazi, MultiChoice South Africa's executive head of marketing.

"Not only are the awards a celebration of our extraordinary local talent, but they also put the fans who are our consumers, at centre of everything as they are the ones who will have voted for the different winners. As a business we remain committed to the growth of the local entertainment industry; we continue to invest significantly in South Africa's entertainment industry and are fully behind celebrating our local stars."

"This is also an opportunity for our loyal viewers to vote for their favourite stars, and we can't wait to hear who their top choices are. Ultimately, we are excited to put on a great show for Mzansi."

MultiChoice and Mzansi Magic will announce more details about the awards and the voting process later in the year.

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