M-Net’s Mzansi Magic channel has partnered with DStv to launch the brand new awards show in which South African television audiences will determine the winners in 10 categories. In ensuring that viewers are also rewarded, those who vote stand the chance to win a new, yet to be launched, KIA Picanto.

Along with sponsors 1Life and Vodacom, the Mzansi Viewers Choice Awards will award winners in a variety of categories including a Lifetime Achievement / Special Recognition Award, the Life Changer Award, Song of the Year, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Music Artist or Group, Best DJ, Sports Personality of the Year, Radio Personality of the Year, Best Comedian, and Best TV Presenter.

KIA Motors will also be sponsoring the Rising Star Award – an award that will recognise a selection of individuals who have had a notable start to their careers.

Nominees in the KIA Rising Star Award category include singer-songwriter Amanda Black, South African cricketer Andile Phehlukwayo, actor and musician Sjava (Jabulani Hadebe), actors Zamani Mbatha and Michelle Mosalakae.

The DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards will be screening live on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) on Saturday, 26 August.