SATMA Awards hosted a successful media launch in Cape Town on Saturday, 20th of May 2017. The event started at
Robben Island and ended with dinner at Marcos African Place, Cape Town. The purpose of the launch was to unveil
SATMA XII programmes for 2017. This launch was attended by numerous music legends such as Babsy Mlangeni,
Mama Nothembi Mkhwebane, Jessica Mbangeni, Buselaphi.
During the dinner phase of the SATMA Awards Launch, Thee Legacy, Nomtiti Group, Maqhinga Radebe and David
“Qadasi” Jenkins, Mama Nothembi Mkhwebane, and many more performers rocked the SATMA Launch stage at
Marco’s African Place. Comedian Simphiwe Shembe had the whole house laughing non-stop and Siyabonga
Mpungose touched emotions with his powerful poems.
The Launch event was a great platform to announce the SATMA Awards’ new brand ambassador for 2017; the
young and brave poet from Bokone Bophirima, Botlhale Boikanyo. Botlhale has the power to motivate young people
to embrace and preserve their cultures using her poetry. She inspires a lot of South Africans and will bring additional
vibrant energy to the SATMA brand.
SATMA Awards also presented a cheque for the amount of R100,000.00 to Kgetsi ya Tsie Busary and Skills
Development Fund; which is based in the SATMA Awards’ host province, Bokone Bophirima. This contribution will
assist towards university education and school uniforms for disadvantaged scholars.
The SATMA XII launch guests included:
Ms. Nono Bapela CATA HOD and Kgosi Mabe, Kgosi Mothibi and Kgosi Mautwe from Bokone Bophirima Province,
Nkosi Zwelonke Sigcau from the Xhosa Kingdom, Honourable members of the House of Traditional Leaders Ikosi SE Mahlangu and Kgosi Maubane, Adv. Sonwabile Mancotywa from National Heritage Council, Oupa Salemane of Jazz Foundation.
Mr. Banda Mwelase from Ngubane and Co. Auditors, officially opened voting lines for the public to start nominating
their favorite artists by SMS’ing the word SATMA followed by Name of the nominee and category to 34066. Each
SMS cost R1,50 and free SMS’s do not apply. Nominations forms can also be downloaded from our website:
www.satmaawards.co.za or via email request to firstname.lastname@example.org or by downloading our newly
launched SATMA Awards app from iStore/ AppStore and Google Play.
SATMA Awards also announced the addition of four cars to be won during the main event, as well as R20 000 prize for each winner and trip to overseas for two category winners.
SATMA Awards 2017 Main Event Weekend will be hosted in Bokone Bophirima Province Mahikeng from the 29th of
September until the 1st of October 2017. Building up to that, there will be a cultural parade hosted in Durban on the
12th of August, followed by the announcement of nominees; at the Durban ICC, thereafter.
SATMA Awards kick-started their national road show event tour at Mzoli’s Place in Gugulethu, on Friday the 19th of
May; the day before the Launch at Robben Island.
Please find attached Events calendar for all SATMA Awards 2017 events.
For more information please do not hesitate to call us on 086 1000 513 or via email email@example.com
Yours in Heritage
Ms. Jo Kerwane