The SATMA Awards 2017 nominations phase is now officially closed. The nominations process was initiated on 20 May 2017 and closed on Friday the 21st of July 2017. Thank you Ma-Africa for nominating so many remarkable artists, DJ’s, groups and radio stations for SATMA Awards 2017!

An unprecedented number of 190,613 SMS nominations were recorded in 63 days. Furthermore, we have received a total of 697 entries from 20 May to 21 July 2017: The highest contested categories are Best New Comer with 115 entries and 58 entries for the Song of the Year. SATMA Awards has 41 categories including the following three new ones: Best Radio Loyal Listener, Traditional TV Programme and African Legend of the Year.

SATMA Awards’ main task is to now screen your submitted entries – all relevant information will be sent out by further press statement and posted on our website, as well as on social media. Good luck to all who were nominated! The finalist will be announced at the SATMA Awards 2017 Announcement of Nominees Gala Dinner at Inkosi Albert Luthuli – Durban ICC, Kwazulu-Natal on the 12th August. The voting lines will be opened from 12 August 2017 at 00:00.

SATMA Awards Cultural Parade will also take place on 12th of August before the Nominees’ Announcement Gala Dinner. The parade will commence from Gugu Dlamini Park, Durban – Workshop from 9am, where all cultures from all corners of the country as well as Africans who live in South Africa will come in numbers. We are expecting thousands of people to participate this year under our theme CELEBRATING LEGENDS, this will include brass bands, cultural groups and members of the public.

NB: There are five vehicles to be won and R20 000 per winner as well as two overseas trip. We are proud to be the first awards to give prizes to winners since 2006. For more information visit the SATMA Awards website, or email us on  Alternatively, you can call us on 086 1000 513.

SATMA Awards 2017 is proudly brought to you by SABC, Bokone Bophirima Provincial Government, SABC1, National Heritage Council and The New Age.

The 12th Annual SATMA Awards main event will be hosted in MAHIKENG – BOKONE BOPHIRIMA PROVINCE on the 29th and 30th September 2017. ALL ROADS LEAD TO MAHIKENG!!! SATMA Awards 2017, Celebrating Legends!

Kindest Regards, Jo Kerwane (Project Manager) t. 086 1000 513 | c. 082 515 2000 | e

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