SATMA Awards became a game changer in the music industry and brought respect, dignity & excitement in the genre of traditional music in South Africa. We brought back pride, confidence and hope to many stakeholders in this sector of traditional music. SATMA Awards achieved the following:

  • Have paid over R20 Million to our musicians
  • Have created over 2 500 job opportunities
  • Gave away over 10 vehicles to winners
  • Exposed our Radio Presenters to different countries through our Siyabalanda
    Campaign Programme
  • Exposed our Traditional Musicians who were
    nominated and won the awards, and have gone
    on to become stars, i.e., such as late SABA
    Mbixane, Mondli Mzizi, Felix Hlophe, Pastor
    Mjosty, Gudla, Indidane, Venda Boy, Ntombhi
    yamtsonga and many others
  • Gave a platform to thousands of artists through
    our Roadshows
  • Built a tombstone for the founder of Maskandi
    music, Phuzushukela
  • Honored over 150 Freedom Fighters such Inkosi
    Albert Luthuli, Steve Biko, Sobukwe, Mama
    Sisulu, to name the few.
  • Honored over 250 legends & icons of
    Traditional Music, HHP, Nofinishi Dwili,
    Dolly Rathebe, Mahlathini, Lucky Dube,
    Ladysmith Black Mambazo etc…
  • Honored over 30 Africans in the
    Diaspora, such Dr. Obama, Malcom X,
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Harry Belafonde,
  • Contributed close to half a Billion Rands
    (R500 Million) to the economy of South
    Africa, through tourism, small business
    empowerment, economic boost and
    many other related sectors, and hosted
    over half a million people through our
    street parades