2nd Annual Royalty Soapie Awards, 2015

The 2nd Annual Royalty Soapie Awards is the 2015 edition of the awards ceremony founder by former Generations star Winnie Modise. The awards honour and recognize those involved in the making and production of South African Soap Operas.

2nd Annual Royalty Soapie Awards 2015
Date March 28, 2015
Location Durban ICC
South Africa
Edition 2nd
Predecessor 1st
Successor TBD
Host Goliath and Goliath
Director TBD
Producer TBD
Channel TBD
Most Nominations Isibaya (16)
Scandal! (16)
Most Wins TBD

The Royalty Soapie Awards will take place for the second time ever on March 28, 2015 at Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) in the city of Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal of South Africa.

The first edition of the awards in 2014 e.tv’s soap operas Scandal! and Rhythm City were the most notable and conspicuous absentees.

Mzansi Magic’s telenovela turned soap opera, Isibaya, was the biggest winner in the debut edition of Royalty Soap Awards.

Isibaya won 10 out of 18 categories including; Outstanding Soapie, Outstanding Lead Actor (Siyabonga Twala) and Outstanding Lead Actress (Thembi Nyandeni).

Isibaya’s dominance of the inaugural Royalty Soapie Awards extended to technical categories including; Outstanding Directing, Outstanding Art Direction, Outstanding Make-Up, Outstanding Casting Director, Outstanding Lighting and Outstanding Editing.

The 2nd Annual Royalty Soapie has been embraced by e.tv’s two soap operas; Scandal! and Rhythm City.

However, it also sees notable absentees, those being; Generations and Binnelanders.

The absence of Generations was not clarified but the show was off air for a period of two months which resulted in it being excluded from this year’s South African Film and Television Awards.

Also, the founder of the Royalty Soapie Awards (Winnie Modise) is one (1) of sixteen (16) who were fired from that show.

Numerous publications have reported that Binnelanders has been “shut out” which does not provide sufficient clarity as to whether or not they were not willing to take part or were disallowed by organizers or simply did not meet the required standard – however – it is important to note that Binnelanders was nominated at the 9th Annual South African Film and Television Awards held on March 22, 2015.

The nominees for the 2nd Annual Royalty Soapie Awards were announced at a ceremony held on February 19, 2015 at The Venue in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg in the Gauteng province of South Africa.



The Ceremony

The 2nd Annual Royalty Soapie Awards got underway at 8pm (20:00, South African time) on Saturday night of March 28, 2015 at Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) in the city of Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal of South Africa.



 Lifetime Achievement Award

Cynthia Shange And Danie Odendaal




2nd Annual Royalty Soapie Awards 2015, The Nominees and The Winners

Outstanding Lead Actor

Outstanding Lead Actress

Programme Title Actor (as Character) Programme Title Actress (as Character)
Isidingo Motlatsi Mafatshe (as Sechaba) [w]
Isidingo Kgomotso Christopher (as Katlego)
Isibaya Siyabonga Thwala (as Mpiyakhe Zungu) Scandal! Marjorie Langa (as Gloria Rangaka)
7de Laan Theodore Jantjies (as Xander Meintjies) Scandal! Masasa Mbangeni (as Thembeka Shezi) [w]
Isidingo Vusi Kunene (as Jefferson Sibeko) Isibaya Thembi Nyandeni (as Mkabayi Zungu)
7de Laan Zane Meas (Neville Meintjies) 7de Laan Vinette Ebrahim (as Charmaine Meintjies)

Outstanding Male Villain

Outstanding Female Villain

Programme Title Actor (as Character) Programme Title Actress (as Character)
Villa Rosa André Lötter (as Liamle Roux) [w]
Scandal! Dawn Matthews (as Shakira Willemse)
Isidingo Robert Whitehead (as Barker Haines) 7de Laan Jo da Silva (as Gita McGregor)
Scandal! Sello Maake Ka-Ncube (as Lucas Nyathi) Isibaya Mampho Brescia (as Iris)
Isibaya Vusi Kunene (as Bhekifa) Villa Rosa Therese Benadé (as Astrid Wentzel) [w]
7de Laan Wilhelm van der Walt (as Tyrone/ Ty)

Outstanding Soapie

Outstanding Newcomer

Programme Title Representative  Programme Title  Actress (as Character)
7de Laan Danie Odendaal Isibaya Andile Gumbi  (as Zweli)
Isibaya Desiree Markgraaff [w]
Muvhango Buhle Samuels  (as Matshidiso)
Scandal! Lise Maria Helene Scandal! Fulu Mugovhani (as Anzani Muneri)
Villa Rosa Johan van de Vyver Isidingo Izak Davel (as Bradley Haines) [w]
7de Laan Tessa Holloway (as Sonja)

Outstanding Supporting Actor

Outstanding Supporting Actress

Programme Title Actor (as Character) Programme Title Actress (as Character)
Scandal! Andile Sithole (As Ndumiso Ngcobo) [w]
Villa Rosa Dorette Potgieter (as Wanda)
Isibaya Bongani Gumede (as Mandla Ndlovu) Isibaya Mampho Brescia (as Iris)
Scandal! Jody Abrahams (as Marcel Beauchamp) Scandal! Mapaseka Koetle (as Dintle Setuke) [w]
7de Laan Kaz McFadden (as Dewald) Scandal! Natasha Sutherland (as Layla Mckenzie)
Isibaya Zakhele Mabasa (as S’khaleni) Isibaya Nomzamo Mbatha (as Thandeka Zungu)

Outstanding Set Design

Outstanding Writing Team

Programme Title Designer Programme Title Writers
7de Laan Rohan Horn 7de Laan Linda Scheepers
Isibaya Dylan Lloyd [w]
Marlise Erwee
Scandal! Pieter Britz Kate Williams
Isibaya Bomb Writing Team [w]
Scandal! Thomas Hall
Sihle Hlophe
Mitzi Booysen

Outstanding Wardrobe

Outstanding Directing Team

Programme Title Representative Programme Title Director
7de Laan Mathilda Ngelbrecht 7de Laan Henry Mylne
Isibaya Rochelle Selling [w]
Pierre van Pletzen
Scandal! Corene Furstenberg Alwyn Swart
Isibaya Adze Ugah [w]
Isidingo Sthembiso Mathenjwa
Scandal! Mmabatho Montsho
Christopher Beasley
Sanele Zulu

Outstanding Editing Team

Outstanding Lighting

Programme Title Editors Programme Title Representative
7de Laan Julia Scott-Lawson 7de Laan Izak Furstenberg
Isibaya Jeremy Briers [w]
Isibaya Zeno Petersen [w]
Sibongeleni Mabuyakhulu [w]
Scandal! Pieter Swanepoel
Kirsten de Malgheas [w]
Scandal! Nandipha Mehlomakulu

Most Popular Soapie of the Year

7de Laan Generations Isibaya Isidingo
Muvhango Rhythm City Scandal! Villa Rosa [w]