The South African Style Awards

“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and how you’d like to shape the world.”

The South African Style Awards 2019 commemorates its 23rd instalment with a celebration of achievement and a springboard for fresh, young talent; honouring individuals across various industries who have not only made an indelible mark on local soil, but who have become powerful vehicles for change on the international stage too.

Sandton City does not only house coveted local and international brands, but is also home to one of the most revered events on the South African calendar. The South African Style Awards 2019 are  by invitation only; and will be hosted in the luxurious Diamond Walk on Sunday 17th  November 2019.

From young South Africans forging their African footprint, to those giving the African aesthetic an international platform; from iconic creative minds using their passion to share their culture, to some of the country’s most esteemed entrepreneurs, who are changing the business landscape across major South African markets; The South African Style Awards are a stylish showcase of innovation, creation and business that continue to elevate the echelon for excellence.

This year, the South African Style Awards is proud to present a brand-new category: Most Stylish Changemakers. Birthed in the time of a global movement towards taking action to solve problems in communities around the world, this category recognises the network of innovators, entrepreneurs, activists, business leaders, movers and shakers who are playing their part by inspiring, facilitating, mentoring, and collaborating with their community to bring about positive social change.

A platform which springboards and celebrates careers, The South African Style Awards are renowned for inclusivity, with categories such as The Next Big Thing, which highlights up and coming individuals; as well as Most Stylish SA Icon, which pays tribute to the contribution of an iconic individual across their illustrious career.

From Most Innovative Style to Most Stylish Business Person, from Most Stylish Media Personality to Most Stylish Model; from the Most Stylish Performing Artist in Film or TV to the Most Stylish Performing Artist in Music, from the Most Stylish Designer  -­ Interior or Fashion to the Most Stylish Couple; from The Next  Big Thing to the Most Stylish SA Icon, the prestige of The South African Style Awards 2019 pays tribute to South Africans who continue to shape their industries with their careers.

Every year our esteemed sponsors and judges nominate their deserving choices across ten different categories, uniting in a global search for South Africa’s most stylish innovators, creators and contributors.

Congratulations to our significant stable of winners for 2019 who have shaped their journeys in South Africa and beyond, and are an inspiration to all. Their stories are testament that passion and perseverance are paramount to achieving success.

  • Most Innovative Style – Lezanne  Viviers
  • Most Stylish Business Person – Ze  Nxumalo
  • Most Stylish Media Personality – Melody  Molale
  • Most Stylish Model – Maria  Borges
  • Most Stylish Performing Artist in Film or TV – Pearl  Modiadie
  • Most Stylish Performing Artist in Music – Nomuzi “Moozlie” Mabena
  • Most Stylish Designer -­ Interior or Fashion – Thebe  Magugu
  • Most Stylish Couple – Somizi Mhlongo and Mohale  Motaung
  • The Next Big Thing – Thameenah Saint and Mihlali  Ndamase
  • Most Stylish Changemakers – Tatum Keshwar and Warren Wheatley
  • Most Stylish SA Icon – Basetsana Kumalo

With an agenda of transformation in order to shape a better future, the South African Style Award winners of 2019 join a remarkable and dynamic global community of influential individuals who have gone before them, with strategic vision and influence to drive positive change across the globe. The South African Style Awards are made possible by the generous collaboration of a host of blue chip sponsors, and this year include: Diamond Walk Sandton City, Tsogo Sun – Sandton Sun, Dior, Adcock Ingram OTC, Life, Luxury and Style, Preview, Folli Follie, Glampalm, Medi-­Sculpt, French Lemon, Ashbourne Wines, Carlton  Hair, Valdo Prosecco, BLOOM Gin and Virgin Atlantic.

The exclusive equivalent of South Africa’s Met Gala, The South African Style Awards 2019 will roll out the red carpet with the theme of “Dare to dress red” and are elated to welcome individuals daring to dress in shades of red and making stylish statements across the board.


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