DStv and Mzansi Magic honour local talent in awards show


In a first for South African television, M-Net’s Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161) has partnered with DStv to launch a brand new awards show, one in which South African television audiences will determine the winners in 10 categories


The DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards (#DStvMVCA) will be screened live on Mzansi Magic on August 26th this year and are destined to be a glittering celebration of local talent in acting, music, sport and more, all acknowledging the country’s top stars.

The DStvMVCA will include a special recognition award to pay tribute to those individuals whose outstanding contributions have directly influenced the local entertainment scene.

Speaking to media at the DStvMVCA launch in Johannesburg today, M-Net Director of Local Entertainment Channels Reneilwe Sema highlighted that, as arguably the largest producer of local programming in South Africa, M-Net remains committed to showcasing excellent home-grown talent which viewers have enthusiastically embraced.

“Our audiences are involved, loyal, vocal and highly engaged especially in relation to their favourite personalities. Social media comes alive as they share their comments and opinions on the trend-setters, news-makers and heavy-hitters of pop culture. So to be able to organise and host a gala whose entire focus is on those stars, we believe we can give our viewers an evening of stand-out performance, red-carpet glamour and unforgettable truly Mzansi-styled magic.”

And in ensuring that our viewers are also rewarded, those who vote stand the chance to win a brand-new Kia Picanto 1.0 Street, valued at R 150 000!  In addition, prizes on the night will include the socially influential 1Life Life Changer Award, which recognises the efforts of a dedicated community leader making a positive impact in their environment. That leader will receive R 50 000, while the person who nominated them will also be the recipient of a second R 50 000 cash bonus. And adding to the excitement of the night will be prizes from Vodacom, who are sponsoring a viewer voting prize in the Song of the Year category. The other categories are:


  • Song of the Year
  • TV Presenter
  • Comedian
  • Rising Star
  • Radio Personality
  • Actor
  • Actress
  • Music Artist or Group
  • DJ
  • Sports Personality

Get ready for the fashion, speeches, red-carpet interviews, and the headlines! You just know that it’s going to be LIT… DStv Mzansi Viewer’s Choice Awards, Exclusive to Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161). #DStvMVCA

Voting is now open, go ahead and vote here. You are also encouraged to share your thoughts on the newly launched awards show via  #DStvMVCA

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