The ANN7 South African of the Year Awards (SATYs) now in their 3rd year, have become one of the most sought-after entertainment events in our country’s calendar.

In line with SATYs vision to give South Africa the best in entertainment, we are happy to announce that celebrity and popular media personality Bonang Matheba will once again host SATY Awards 2016 to be held at the Ticketpro Dome, North of Johannesburg on 25 November.

The businesswoman and radio presenter will be joined by her Afternoon Express radio programme co-host Jeannie D. Joop.  Ambassador Jonathan Boynton-Lee will be the thorn among the roses by taking on the role of the red carpet captain for the day.

The Top Billing trio are no strangers to our TV screens. Matheba, popularly known as ‘Queen B’ has hosted numerous events including red carpet shindigs. Matheba was recently named the African Ambassador for a Brazilian shoe brand.

Bonang Matheba mentioned “I am so excited to be returning to the The South African of The Year Awards stage, one of my favourite stages in the world. The awards celebrate the best of South African talent and I couldn’t be more prouder to be part of such an amazing Mzansi story.”

Television personality and Radio DJ Jeannie D is also a heavy-weight in her own right. She has had an opportunity to interview some of the world’s biggest names in the entertainment industry including Kevin Spacey and Sandra Bullock.

While Jonathan Boynton-Lee was a nominee in the SATY 2015 under ‘Trendsetting celebrity’ catergory and this year he will be the one checking out who’s trending on the red carpet.


“I’m so honoured to be the host of the South African of the Year Awards 2016 and to be part of a celebration of the people I respect and admire most. The theme this year is ‘Reflection and progression’ and I think this comes at a time where we all need to see how far we’ve come as a nation and appreciate the good that we have instead of always the negative,” says Jeannie D.

Previous hosts of the SATY Awards have included award winning Journalist Chantal Rutter-Dros, TV Personality Minnie Dlamini; celebrities Maps Maponyane and Cindy Nel.

American singer, songwriter and record producer Robin Thicke will be the main act at the SATYs ceremony on November 25. The event at the Ticketpro Dome is expected to bring the who’s who in entertainment, media, politics and business.

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The South African of the Year official hashtag is– #SATY2016