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South Africans crown Bonang Matheba and other online stars as their digital heroes

Channel24, South Africa's largest entertainment news website, announced today that Bonang Matheba has been crowned queen of the 2015 Channel24 Online Awards.

The 10 categories clocked 10,000 reader votes in just three weeks with Bonang walking away with the Golden Crown award for Best Overall Online presence. She received more than 50% of the votes in what is the most prestigious category of the awards. The winners (the full list below) were voted for by Channel24 readers, celebrity fans and followers.

Channel24 host these awards online every year to give some love to South Africa's favourite local stars on social media. "Social media is such an integral part of our lives. We know that it has the power to start a movement and change the world. It's also a great source of fun and entertainment," says Herman Eloff, Channel24 editor. "The Channel24 Online Awards are focused on the more light-hearted side of social media and is a fun way for fans to support the local stars that keep us entertained online."

Other big winners include Cassper Nyovest who won not one but two awards this year for Best YouTube Video and Best Couple - an award he shares with Boity.

This is the second year of the Awards and has shown double the voter numbers and more celebrity involvement. Roxy Burger, who won the award for Best Selfie puts it best; "The Channel24 Online Award for Best Selfie is like the Oscar of selfie awards."

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The complete list of this year's Channel24 Online Awards winners:

1. Best celebrity #selfie
Roxy Burger

2. Best celebrity couple on social media
Cassper Nyovest and Boity Thulo

3. Funniest celebrity on social media

4. Best Facebook page - Individual/Group/Band

5. Best Twitter account - Individual/Group/Band
Gareth Cliff

6. Best Instagram account - Individual/Group/Band
Khanyi Mbau

7. Best YouTube channel/video - Individual/Group/Band
Cassper Nyovest

8. Juiciest female celebrity to follow on social media
Jeannie D

9. Juiciest male celebrity to follow on social media
Armand Aucamp

10. Golden crown award for overall best online presence
Bonang Matheba

For more information go to Channel24 or visit the Facebook or Twitter Page.