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Saftas: The heartache and cheers!

This is prompted by the major departure in that, the Saftas has dumped the viewers’ vote for Best Soapie.

Also making inroads is the new Best Presenters categories with people like Bonang Matheba, Lungile Radu, Phat Joe, Thembi Seete, eNCA’s Jeremy Maggs and several more nominated across various categories: www.nfvf.co.za/saftas

The public are encouraged to vote for their favourite presenter by sending an sms to the corresponding number of their chosen presenter to 33100, at a cost of R1.50 per sms. The winner will be announced on Sunday.

Mzansi Magic’s Isibaya, SABC3’s Isidingo, SABC1’s Skeem Saam and SABC2’s 7de Laan received the most nominations.

Best TV drama nominees are Swartwater (SABC2), 90 Plein Street (SABC2) and Donkerland (kykNET).

Best TV comedy nominees are StarSat’s ZA News: Puppet Nation, Check Coast and Lastborn Does the Loeries.

Best reality show nominees are the cancelled Kabelo Boot Camp (Mzansi Magic), Ultimate Braai Master (e.tv) and I Want to Sing Gospel (SABC2).

Best film nominees are Inumber Number, Faan se Trein and Four Corners.

Gallager Estate, Midrand will be the host venue.

For full nominations list go to: www.nfvf.co.za, click under Saftas.

They will be broadcast live on SABC2 from 8pm.

Meanwhile, NFVF makes new appointments.

Peter Kwele, has been entrusted with the responsibility of heading the Marketing and Communication Department of the Foundation.

Kwele brings with him vast experience from both the broadcast and retail sectors, respectively.

He has B.A. Honors Degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

The former SABC GM: World Cup 2010 Project; will be valuable for both the NFVF and the industry at large, according to NFVF CE Zama Mkosi.

Vuyo Sokupa also joins the foundation.

She previously held the position of Head of Programming at Mzansi Magic channels for M-Net.

Sokupa obtained her BA Journalism degree and a Post-graduate Diploma in International Studies and African Diplomacy from Rhodes University.

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