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SATMA AWARDS PRESENTATION TO PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE 13 JUNE 2012. SATMA Awards foundation. SATMA Awards foundation Board Members: President – Retired Judge President Vuka Tshabalala First Deputy President – Mr. Welcome Bhodloza Nzimande – Traditional Music Icon and Businessman
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The SATMA AWARDS ADVISORY BOARD will consist of Cultural Icons and Legends, Trailblazers within their respective fields representing all ethnic, racial groups and regions of South Africa.
To be the Catalyst for the Development and Growth of Traditional Music and Heritage
Bring together various African ethnic and racial groups through the celebration of our diverse musical heritage as we combat tribalism and all the other divisive measures.
Unearthing and developing traditional musicians by providing them with a platform that will Recognise, Honour, Award and Showcase their God given talent.
Public submits their favorite Traditional Musician to the SATMA AWARDS as from Midnight of the SATMA AWARDS Launch. The qualifying album should have been released from March to February of that year in question. Radio, TV and Print Media Announcements are made urging the Public to submit their favorite Traditional Musician through an SMS and by filling of Forms accessible through our website – www.satmaawards.co.za
SATMA AWARDS Committee selects three Finalists per category based on the verification results and the votes received from the Public. This applies for all categories except for Best Traditional DJ PBS Radio Station, where there are more than 3 nominations.
To submit your favorite Traditional Musician you SMS “SATMA AWARDS, Name of Traditional Musician and Category” to 34066. SMS costs R2. The submission of Traditional Musician is a minimum of thirty days from the day of the SATMA AWARDS Launch.
Verification of the received Nominations with the relevant structures like SABC PBS Radio Stations, Community Radio Stations, Icons and Legends of Traditional Music and Record Companies.
SATMA AWARDS officially Announce the Nominees per category. The public is urged to vote for their favorite Nominee through TV, Radio and Print Media by SMS “SATMA AWARDS, Favorite Nominee and Category” to 34066. This process begins from Midnight on the day of the Announcing of the Nominees till a day before the Award Ceremony.
The panel of judges will be constituted by Musical Icons and Experts representing all ethnic backgrounds and their judgment will be based on the following areas:
Cross Ethnic Exposure
Judges score counts for 60% of the total judging score and public votes count for 40% (sms). This criteria applies to all the nominees and winners. Counting process begins 10 days before closing date and is monitored by independent auditors. The final judging and auditing is done on the last day of public voting.
After judging has been completed the result are handed over to Auditors.
In addition to receiving an Award, the SATMA Awards’ commitment is to provide a respectable financial reward to each Nominee and Winner, this sets SATMA Awards apart from other Awards that only give trophies to their winners.
This also raises the level for Artists who sing and perform traditional music that have been marginalized and overlooked by the mainstream culture.
The financial rewards are as follows:
Winners for Best Category receives R 25 000
Best Song of the Year receives R 100 000
Best Traditional Presenter R 100 000
In the category of Best Song of the Year and Best Traditional Presenter – 25% of the Prize Money goes towards the charity of the Recipient’s choice and 75% goes to the Recipient – WELLNESS PROGRAMME
Artists or groups nominated and won a SATMA AWARDS for 3 years consecutively in the same category, receive R100 000 Prize Money in their third win, stop competing and become SATMA AWARDS Ambassadors for 3 years afterwards.
The main awards event was always held at KwaZulu-Natal thus getting very good support
The awards were consistently held over the last six years and thus have proved their resilience
The brand has grown and the awards have now become part of the national psyche
The partnership with the SABC has been one of the pillars of this growth
The SABC’s own AR and Share figures show that the SATMA Awards broadcast dominates the whole Television universe during the time slot
The support from the Presidency and key national leadership including institutions