The South African Traditional Music Achievements Awards is an Event Brand Property owned by the Mageza Heritage Foundation. Dr Dumisani Goba is the President and Founder Member of the Mageza Heritage Foundation. He is a South African and  is currently based in Ndwedwe, KwaZulu Natal Province. The Awards have been successfully hosted in South Africa since 2006. Between 2006 to 2011 and 2015 to 2016, they were hosted in KwaZulu Natal and 2012 to 2014 in the Eastern Cape Provinces respectively.

Key partners and Sponsors in the past 11 years includes but not limited to the following:

  • National Heritage Council
  • National Departments of Arts and Culture
  • Freedom Park Trust
  • Provincial Arts and Culture Departments
  • Local Government in KwaZulu Natal and Eastern Cape Province
  • National Lottery Commision
  • South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)


The highlight of the Awards was the 10th Anniversary hosted at the University of Zululand in Empangeni, KwaZulu Natal in 2015. Mama Sarah Obama, Grandmother to former President  Barack Obama was the key guest of honor.

The Awards seek to celebrate the diverse musical cultures ad also eliminate tribalism and other divisive measures within the South African, African Continent  Communities including its Diaspora.

The Mageza Heritage Foundation has given Traditional Music in South Africa prominence  and the awards have become an appropriate vehicle and platform to honor musicians by hosting of ceremonial events.

The other  Subsidiary event Successfully hosted in 2016 was the Cultural  Parade and Carnival hosted in Durban.30 000 patrons participated in the event. Heritage  and Culture  in South Africa and the Continent is very much neglected and not given the prominence it deserves.

As we reclaim our cultural heritage in the 21st Century, much more needs to be done by African Governments  and African Union (AU) in Nation Building and Social Cohesion through Projects that promote Ubuntu, Heritage and Multi Cultural Exchanges In the Continent and it's Diaspora

The ”A Re Yeng Bokone Bophirima " Brand Platform remains key in unlocking Economic and Commercial value in the hosting of the SATMA AWARDS in 2017 until 2019.

Our Mission

  • To promote and develop traditional music across racial ethnic background.
  • To encourage multi-cultural exchange amongst all the diverse citizens of South Africa and the world.
  • To expose the richness of traditional music heritage nationally and globally.
  • To preserve Traditional music.
  • To establish an international Traditional museum (House of Fame, Library, Arts and Culture Hub, Cultural Heritage, Learning Centre and Traditional Restaurant).
  • To link with cultural organizations with similar objectives within our Nation and the world at large.
  • To unearth musical talents through the staging of Road Shows in all the provinces.

Our Vision

  • Better lives. Better families. Better communities.
  • A better world through our hands.
  • Unleash and develop traditional musicians by providing a platform that will recognize, honor, award and showcase their God given talent.
  • Connecting various African ethnic and racial groups through the celebration of our diverse musical heritage as we combat tribalism and all the other divisive measures.



SATMA Awards Launch Press Statement 22-05-2017

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 ...
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SATMA Awards XII Press Statement 15-05-2017

SATMA Awards founded in 2006, are the largest Traditional Music Awards and the only ‘one of its kind’ on the African continent.  This brand has contributed a lot when it comes to the development of traditional music in this country ...
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SATMA Awards 2016 Events Rescheduled

SATMA Awards Management wishes to inform the public that a decision has been taken to reschedule the 11th SATMA Awards 2016 events which were scheduled to take place on the 30th September and 1st October 2016. After an extensive consultation ...
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SATMA Awards Cultural Parade and Announcement of Nominees Event

Satma Awards will be hosting a Cultural Parade and Carnival on the 27th of August 2016, More than 30 000 people are expected to be part of this historic Parade as we will be parading against Racism, Celebrating 60 Years ...
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SATMA Awards to launch its 11th annual event

The SATMA Awards will be launching its 11th annual events. 2016 is the year of celebrating 60 years of women who marched to the Union Building in 1956 for the pass laws. The nation also celebrates 40 years of Youth ...
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Obama’s gogo a highlight of the awards

US President Barack Obama’s gogo, Sarah Obama, received the Lifetime Achievement award and R100 000 donation. T HE 10th annual South African Traditional Music Achievement Awards (Satmas) were held in Zululand this year. The awards were attended by traditional musicians, business ...
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Dignitaries attend glittering Satmas

Popular celebrities, government officials, residents and US president’s gran all shine THE 10th annual South African Traditional Music Achievement (Satma) Awards ceremony at the weekend brought together popular celebrities and government officials, putting everyone, including KwaZulu-Natal residents, in the spotlight ...
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Tradition pays off

Local group Kopano Ke Matla is ecstatic about their win at the South African Traditional Music Awards THE local traditional group that won the best traditional group award at the South African Traditional Music Awards at the weekend say they ...
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SATMA Awards Honors Mama Sarah Obama…

10th Annual SATMA Awards Honors Mama Sarah Obama – Dube – Mbeki- Tutu – Kunene – Mngoma – Kunene – Mahlangu – Magubane and Izingane Zoma. 10th Annual South African Traditional Music Achievement  Awards ceremony brought together popular celebrities, government officials  ...
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The South African Traditional Music Achievement Awards are READY to host Obama, Malcom X and Nkrumah Families!!!!

The South African Traditional Music Achievement Awards are READY to host  Obama, Malcom X and Nkrumah Families!!!! The count down has begun with earnest, only 16 days left for the 10th Annual SATMA Awards celebration taking place on the 2nd ...
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  • vic mash

    good day

    i am trying to find out when are the 2016 SATMA AWARDS FORMS can be downloaded and submitted?

    kindly advise as i am trying to download one.

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