The Satma awards are an annual traditional music ceremony whose mission is to bring together various African ethnic and racial groups through the celebration of South Africa’s diverse musical heritage as a way to combat tribalism and all the other divisive elements in society.

It aims to unearth and develop trational musicians by providing them with a platform that recognises, honours, awards and showcases their God given talents.

Here are all the winners of the 2012 South African Traditional Music Awards

Best Maskandi: Ithwasa Langempela

Best Isicathamiya Album: Junior Mambazo

Best Mbaqanga Album: Mdabu Ngqulunga

Best Song of the year: Amagez’ Amahle

Best Traditional and Cultural News Journalist (Print Media): Charles Khuzwayo 

Best Traditional and Cultural News Journalist (Electronic Media): Sphamandla Goge

Best Video: Kheola Bana Ba Lepoqo

Best Male: Thokozani Langa

Best Female: Uboneni

Best TshiVenda: David Mbi

Best IsiNdebele: Saaiplaas Boys

Best SeTswana: Poko Ya Pina

Best Xitsonga: Dr. Thomas Chauke na Shinyori Sisters

Best Indian: Kevin Akaloo

Best IsiXhosa: Ntombethongo

Best Sesotho: Poka Moloi

Best Sepedi: Majoy

Best Boeremusiek: Klipwerf Orkes

Best Community Radio  DJ: Mzothule Shembe

Best Praise Singer: Sbo Da Poet

Best Indigenous comedian: Sifiso Nene

Best Traditional DJ: Saba Mbixane

Best Newcomer artist: Tonardo

Best Traditional Dance group: Ngwao Ya Tshona

Best Traditional music radio program: Lavutha Ibhayi

Best Afro Soul: The soil 

Best Vernecular Hip Hop: Mohlolo

Best Traditional Arts and Culture Department: Northwest Province

Best African Jazz: Quincy K

Best Reggae: Nathi B

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