“An impressive leap by a man who has never been known for small steps.” Top Magazine CEO Stanley Khoza has been nominated for the Standard Bank rising star awards 2015.

The Standard Bank Rising Star Awards publicly recognise inspirational and passionate individuals who have a capacity for achievement and success. The Awards are business-sector (rather than profession) specific, and encompass a gamut of different professions. A stringent assessment process is followed, culminating in panel interview with leading talent and industry specialists, to identify stars. All steps in the process are monitored to ensure good governance, integrity and rigour are applied and that high standards are adhered to.


It was a dream cometrue for 38 Year old Moses Sithole from Jerusalem, a township outside Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Province. Sithole won himself a complete house with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, open plan kitchen and lounge to the value of R420 000.00 at Karino Lifestyle Estate. This was after Ligwalagwala FM and Karino Lifestyle Estate ran an on air competition from August – December 2013. Listeners were encouraged to SMS the key word “Karino” and their names to stand a chance of winning. Sithole was one of 15 finalists who drew keys that could possible unlock the house, his was the winning key.

“I was driving a truck from Durban to Nelspruit when I heard about the competition, then I SMSed 12 times. I kept in mind that this is a competition and anything can happen. I would like to thank Ligwalagwala FM and encourage listeners to stay tuned to the station because they might also strike it lucky one day”. Moses Sithole will share his house with his two children; Blessing 12, Alicia 8 and his wife Merry Mabuza. His wife who was present to give support said “I feel like I’m dreaming, I still can’t believe it. I’m a person who doesn’t believe in competitions because I thought they are just fooling people while they know the winner, but I have been proven wrong”. Three prizes were up for grabs in this competition; R10, 000.00 cash, a Bursary for a child to study at Meridian Karino Private School for 3 years valued at R140 000.00 and as well as the house. The R10 000.00 cash prize was won by Zanele Nkosi from Kanyamazane. Joyce Dikgale also from Kanyamazane won herself the bursary.

News Source : Ligwalagwala FM Marketing Team
Name: Mfanimpela Ndlala         

Tel: 013 759 6620/ 081 049 7676   Email: ndlalamm@sabc.co.za

Heavy standards to climb.

Stanley Khoza, the name synonym with talent, breaks yet another massive record in the music and film industry, after donating R510-000 in January towards research on how to build new talents and help those who have been knocking in his offices, finally announced – the launching of the Bushbuckridge art dance film and music development workshops as a permanent solution to address growing industry talents.

The multi-award winning promoter, artist and brand development strategist, who has achieved tremendous success and support across Africa as both an entertainer and a marketing mogul for musicians and actors, surely knows no limits. Speaking to the “media” about his decision to invest so much money and efforts into new talents and deprived rural based people – he said that he is no different from the same people, he knows what is like to have what it takes but no one to assist or give you a chance. Khoza said that backed by his experience, understanding and the level of industry relations he knows that it is just a matter of time before new brands are born. Having achieved, working with the some of the world’s best in the industry khoza said the opportunity will give him a room to spread his wings and try new ways to ensure brand growth and development to new talents. We have so much work to do, in so little time, against limited resource for 2014 but that will not limit us from achieving global reach and breaking history with these workshops.

South Africa has no shortage of skills but lack of collaboration between government stakeholders and private sector individual with the know-how. Those with the ability to reap others remains on top and the poor remain desperate and un-knowledgeable. Despite being 19 years into freedom we still can’t find a balance to what is important for the growth of our country. Until we realize the power of teaching and preparing future ambassadors we cannot begin to celebrate growth.

The greatest drive for me was accepting the fact that these people are far from being able to affording the cost of learning and getting the know how required to begin their careers, because they are highly deprived by different circumstances such as dominating poverty and unemployment in the region. It is a priority of the workshop to empower both male and female in the sectors. We are inviting the government responsible offices to take responsibility, private companies, artists, actors, dancers and mentors in the industry domain to devote time and resources into encouraging growth.

Anyone or any office wishing to assist in this initiative can gladly do so, our direct Hashtag on Facebook – BBR WORKSHOPS - on TWITTER @ BBR WORKSHOPS – or by calling 071 546 0516
Picture by – Katlego Success

The Bushbuckridge
Annual Art, Dance, Film & Music Development workshops.

Bushbuckridge is a presidential nodal point located in the north-eastern part of Mpumalanga Province. The municipality is one of the five constituents of Ehlanzeni District Municipality, and is bounded by Kruger National Park in the east and Mbombela in the South. It also forms part of the Kruger to Canyon Biosphere. The Municipal area provides a link to Limpopo Province and can therefore be called the gateway to the major tourism attraction points in Mpumalanga and the eastern part of the Limpopo Province. Bushbuckridge consists of 135 settlements and is divided into over 37 wards. It is renownedly known as a poverty stricken area with less opportunities for youth withing the region or support structures to promote once self developments. The workshop is an initiative that will be undertaken annually to ensure development of youth within the Art, film and music fraternity in the region.

The Work shop key focus is

1. To source for talent within the region and expose it.
2. Educate youth about Art , Dance, book writing, film and music importance.
3. To share the advantages and disadvantages of lack of knowledge base about the industry.
4. Open room for people to compete for what they want best and give them a chance to opportunities available.
5. Re address the inherited legacy of poverty facing the people of the area in question.
6. While above all the aim is to highlight the unrecognised and yet sustainable opportunities available in the region and to raise money to build a center of excellence that will incorporate all the sectors and sports activities for the people.

For more info : email us to info@topmagazine.co.za

Writes : The communications Spokes Person



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