To us, it is vital that we treat every indigenous art/talent with the highest respect bearing in mind that it has to live and be a testimony to our generations to come. This is crucial to us that we don’t loose our Identity and spirit of ubuntu. This mentality has built strong relationship with every Traditional Artist we engage with, in all spheres of Indigenous Art. Our events will also continue to display our original Art of people for whom gold holds no allure.
I’m humbled by so much artistry we find from our own humankind. The SATMA Awards will pursue the dreams of many indigenous art to come.
Yours in Heritage
Ms Zandile Ndzimande
MY CULTURE, YOUR CULTURE, ONE NATION
SATMA Awards were founded by Dr. Dumisani Goba in 2005 and inaugurated in 2006 to bring all races and ethnic groups together through the celebration of South Africa’s diverse musical cultures and also to eliminate tribalism and other divisive measures.