Read: Full list of 2019 Feather Awards nominees



The nominees of the 2019 Feather Awards were announced on Thursday at Constitution Hill. 

The list comprises a representation of the creative, business and entertainments sector’s most inspiring, amusing, controversial and coveted personalities. 


Best Styled Individual – This category is for individuals who have consistently kept to their style throughout the year.

  • Manthe Ribane
  • Karabo Poppy
  • LootLove
  • Dr Sivu 

Hunk of the Year – These men just ooze the X-factor, you look at them and you just want a strong hug. 

  • Cedric Fourie
  • Thabiso Makhubela 
  • Rich Mnisi 

Hot Chick of the Year – these are women who ooze a lot of sex appeal. 

  • Zola Nombona
  • Krayzie K
  • Thuso Mbedu 

Sports Personality of the Year – People that have inspired in the world of sports 

  • Janine Van Wyk 
  • National Netball Team
  • Thembi Kgatlana

Best Rainbow Parenting – Powerful Examples of parents who have accepted their children’s sexual identity and championed for inclusion and acceptance of the LGBTQI+ community

  • Nozuko Bala and Nomalinde Ndiki – Moshe Ndiki & Phelo Bala’s Moms 
  • Mally Simelane (posthumous nomination)  – mother to the late Banyana Banyana player and LGBTQI+ activist Eudy Simelane.   
  • Felicia Leqela – Lumko Johnson’s Mother 

Diva Extraordinaire of the Year – These individuals always carry themselves well and they have a strong presence. 

  • Somizi Mhlongo  
  • Bonang Matheba 
  • Bonnie Mbuli 

Social Media Personality Of the Year  

  • Lasizwe 
  • Dr Sindi Van Zyl
  • The Funny Chef 

Cutest Couple – these are couples people adore and look up to.

  • Moshe Ndiki & Phelo Bala
  • Sylvester Chauke & Tumelo Mmusi 
  • Dineo Moeketsi & Solo 

Role model of the Year – They never put their foot wrong in the public eye, they continue to contribute positively to society.

  • Landa Mabenge 
  • Mandisa Mfeka 
  • Glenton Matthyse 

Drama Queen – These are personalities we read about every Sunday over breakfast, their lives revolve around a lot of dramatic behavior or situation. 

  • Rachel Kolisi 
  • Bujy & Nandos 
  • Metro FM & the Msunery drama

Socialite – Seen at every opening of an envelope or an erection of a stop sign. 

  • Mihlali Ndamase 
  • Musa Mthombeni 
  • Lerato Sengadi 

Musician – musician we love to listen to on and off stage 

  • Busiswa 
  • Sho Majozi 
  • Langa Mavuso 
  • Moonchild Sanelly 

Fag hag of the Year – Need we say more, they never leave their home without their favorite accessories, a gay friend. 

  • Penny Lebyane 
  • Busiswa 
  • Cedric Fourie 

Feather Of The Year – Justice Edwin Cameron 

  • African Feather Of Year – Linda RM Baumann (Namibia)

Category finalists and winners are selected and adjudicated by a panel consisting of members of the media and entertainment industry who’re firmly in touch with what’s hot on the South African social circuit.