As the world glued to their screens to watch the 96th Academy Awards, Don Julio 1942 offered SA’s biggest television stars with a night of glitz, comradery, and celebration like no other.

In a splendid showcase of celebration and acknowledgment, South African television personalities and luminaries from the African film industry gathered for a spectacular “Night in Hollywood” hosted by Don Julio 1942. The event, held at the magnificent Shepstone Gardens in Houghton, stood as a beacon of honor for lifetime achievements and emerging talents, highlighting the contributions of African artists to the global cinematic scene.

Amidst an atmosphere brimming with energy and grace, attendees enjoyed an evening of luxury and refinement. The red carpet welcomed renowned actors, directors, producers, and industry insiders, each adorned in their most glamorous attire. Among the star-studded guests were former Miss South Africa winners Lalela Mswane and Ndavi Nokheri, along with prominent television figures like Warren Masemola, Mondli Makhoba, Zola Nombona, and Nay Maps-Maphalala.

Don Julio 1942, renowned for its commitment to excellence and the celebration of talent, dedicated the evening to honor Dr. Jerry Mofokeng Makhetha and Nambitha Ben Mazwi for their remarkable achievements in the South African film and television industry. In a heartfelt tribute to their immense contributions, Don Julio 1942 recognized these distinguished individuals for their unwavering dedication, artistic brilliance, and profound impact on South Africa’s cultural landscape.

Dr. Mofokeng Makhetha, speaking with Don Julio 1942 Senior Brand Manager Theo Zulu, emphasized the importance of brands aligning with true artistry, investing in young talent, and collaborating to advance the creative arts on the continent. “It’s inspiring to see a global brand spotlight the South African film and television industry, which embodies tradition, culture, and innovation. I’m honored to be part of this occasion,” said Dr. Mofokeng Makhetha.

As the evening unfolded, guests indulged in a tantalizing three-course dinner service while participating in a lively panel discussion with industry leaders. The panel, moderated by seasoned broadcaster Anele Mdoda, featured producer Bonga Percy Vilakazi, Multichoice Premium Content Producer Nicola Van Niekerk, actress Nambitha Ben Mazwi, and veteran actor Dr. Jerry Mofokeng Makhetha, focusing on the future of African film and television.

The event provided a platform for networking and collaboration, fostering meaningful connections among industry peers and stakeholders. It underscored the collective spirit of creativity and innovation thriving within the African film community.

Throughout the night, guests savored the exquisite taste of Don Julio 1942 tequila and enjoyed entertainment from South Africa’s top DJs, including DBN Gogo. An extra special Oscars viewing experience, in partnership with Multichoice, added to the festivities, making Don Julio 1942 the perfect complement to the celebration.

The Don Julio 1942 party honoring the African film industry was a resounding success, leaving a lasting impression on all attendees. As the stars mingled and celebrated late into the night, it was evident that the future of African cinema is brighter than ever.