The categories and finalists of the 2019 Feather Awards are:

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

Manthe Ribane

Karabo Poppy


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 LGBTIQ community

Nozuko Bala and Nomalinde Ndiki – Moshe Ndiki & Phelo Bala’s Moms

Mally Simelane (posthumous nomination)  – mother to the late Banyana Banyana player and LGBTIQ+ activist Eudy Simelane.  

Felicia Leqela – Lumko Johnson’s Mother

Best LGBTIQ Student Movement –

Wits Activate

UJ Liberati


Best LGBTIQ Initiative: Public Sector  –.

Gauteng Department of Community Safety

Dep of Health: Gender Realignment Program

Gauteng Enterprise Propeller: Pink Pitching Booster

Best LGBTIQ Initiative: Private Sector  –.

Shell SA – LGBT Network

Nike -Be True  

Unilever – Unilever Inclusion Forum, PRIDE

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

Somizi Mhlongo  

Bonang Matheba

Bonnie Mbuli

Media Award of the Year.

One Night with my Ex – Mzansi Magic

Inkanyiso.org – online publication

We’re Queer My Dear – online web series

Social Media Personality Of the Year   –


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

SocialiteSeen 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.


Sho Majozi

Langa Mavuso

Moonchild Sanelly

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

Penny Lebyane


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.

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