Gospel A­wards pro­mi­se gla­mour and re­cog­ni­ti­on

George Herald - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT KUNS & VERMAAK - Lu­zu­ko Sam­po

The se­cond Sout­hern Ca­pe Gospel A­wards (SCGA) is due to ta­ke pla­ce on 29 Oc­to­ber at the Far Hills Coun­try Ho­tel, w­he­re re­no­w­ned gospel ar­tis­ts Sip­ho Ng­we­nya, T­hi­nah Zun­gu and Lu­san­da M­cin­ga will add gla­mour to this pres­ti­gi­ous e­vent. The a­wards aim to gi­ve ex­po­su­re to up-an­dco­ming gospel ar­tis­ts and to ho­nour com­mu­ni­ty le­a­ders who do good work in the com­mu­ni­ty. Last y­e­ar's a­wards was co­ve­r­ed by the SABC.

The SCGA was foun­ded by An­di­le Xe­le­gu (37) and his te­am af­ter he saw a need to de­ve­lop our com­mu­ni­ties. Pro­ceeds go to or­ga­ni­sa­ti­ons i­den­ti­fied by the te­am to meet needs as in­di­ca­ted by the or­ga­ni­sa­ti­on's di­rec­tors or su­per­vis­ors.

SCGA Pu­blic Re­la­ti­ons Ma­na­ger K­hon­ze­ka Dy­wi­li says, "W­hen you think of gospel, you think of people who do good for their com­mu­ni­ties. That is why we in­vol­ve schools and re­li­gi­ous or­ga­ni­sa­ti­ons. We call com­mu­ni­ty le­a­ders, pas­tors and re­li­gi­ous or­ga­ni­sa­ti­ons, ar­tis­ts and schools to tell them a­bout w­hat we are doing and how par­ti­ci­pa­ting in this pro­ject will be­ne­fit the com­mu­ni­ty.

“If they no­mi­na­te them­sel­ves or so­meo­ne from their group, they fill in the en­try forms (a fee of R150 per en­try is pa­y­a­ble). A pa­nel from the SCGA then con­tacts the com­mu­ni­ty to ve­ri­fy the in­for­ma­ti­on and the de­tails of the fi­na­lis­ts are ma­de pu­blic so that mem­bers of the com­mu­ni­ty can vo­te for their choi­ce. The aim be­hind get­ting com­mu­ni­ty le­a­ders in­vol­ved, is to get the people to ap­pre­ci­a­te and show gra­ti­tu­de for the good work they do in our com­mu­ni­ties."

The SCGA has 15 ca­te­go­ries. The Di­rec­tor's A­ward is for people who star­ted a business or a pro­ject, are run­ning it well and ma­king a dif­fe­ren­ce in the com­mu­ni­ty, people who are ro­le mo­dels in their com­mu­ni­ties. It is the on­ly ca­te­go­ry w­he­re the win­ner is cho­sen by Xe­le­gu him­self.

Ot­her ca­te­go­ries are the E­li­te S­pon­sor a­ward (for the s­pon­sors the SCGA ha­ve wor­ked with this y­e­ar), Com­mu­ni­ty Ra­dio Sta­ti­on, Most In­flu­en­ti­al Young Per­son, Be­st E­du­ca­tor and Man and Wo­man of the y­e­ar.

The e­vent is spon­so­red by Far Hills Coun­try Ho­tel, In­som­ni­ac Par­ty Bus and Ta­vcor Volks­wa­gen Ge­or­ge.

To no­mi­na­te or vo­te for so­meo­ne, vi­sit their web­si­te www.sout­her­n­ca­pe­a­wards. co.za/a­bout. Tic­kets can be obtai­ned at any Com­pu­tic­ket out­let at R150 (sin­gle) and R250 (dou­ble). The pri­ce in­clu­des a three-cour­se me­al du­ring the a­wards, and trans­port to the ve­nue for tho­se who need it. People who want to ma­ke use of this ser­vi­ce must in­di­ca­te it at in­fo@ sout­her­n­ca­pe­a­wards.co.za or pho­ne Xe­le­gu on 078 9184 859 a week in ad­van­ce of the e­vent. They will be pic­ked up at their re­specti­ve stops.

The aim be­hind get­ting com­mu­ni­ty le­a­ders in­vol­ved, is to get the people to ap­pre­ci­a­te and show gra­ti­tu­de for the good work they do in our com­mu­ni­ties.

The Sout­hern Ca­pe Gospel A­wards Ma­na­ge­ment Te­am are, from left: An­di­le Xe­le­gu (di­rec­tor), Parks Pe­tros (mu­sic ma­na­ger), K­hon­ze­ka Dy­wi­li (pu­blic re­la­ti­ons), Ri­chard S­hu­mi (p­re­si­dent), T­hu­li Ma­ty­hi­la (te­am ma­na­ger), S­ku­ra Ma­bu­to (mar­ke­ting ma­na­ger) and Si­vi­we Pi­ke­le­la (pro­ject ma­na­ger).

The Sout­hern Ca­pe Gospel A­wards trop­hy.

Newspapers in Afrikaans

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.