The South African Traditional Music Achievements Awards (SATMA Awards) on the 22 of July 2022 closed its
submissions for nominees to be considered for the 17th SATMA Awards. Being an organization that prides itself in preserving heritage and celebrating traditional musicians. Promoting the theme My Culture, Your culture and One nation. The SATMA Awards received an overwhelming number of submissions from various artists and groups. Artists/groups were able to download a form from the website and send an email with the required attachments. This included WhatsApp submissions; a form could be sent to a nominee and their submission will be considered for selection. This is a breakthrough as the SATMA Awards looks to make the submission process digital and easier for nominees. With 27 categories the SATMA Awards received over 4500 submissions across all the different categories.