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After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, Thobela FM
brought back the ever-popular Thobela FM Gospel Music festival with a bang this past weekend,
attracting an audience of more than 10,000.
The event was not only a Gospel festival, but a prayer day for families which crossed over into
the next day under the theme of “We Are Conquerors”. Gospel fans from across the province
attended the praise and worship event that attracted a record number of attendees who
participated with no incident. SABC Plus, the public broadcaster’s new OTT digital platform also
streamed the event live, expanding the concert’s reach even further to audiences who were
unable to physically attend.
Performance highlights included sets by Bucy Radebe, Dr. Tumi, Thina Zungu, Psalmist Sefako,
Peter Mabula, Omega, Urban Matjila, Sinky Mathe, Dr. Makhwting, Wacha Mkhukhu, Mme
Onicca, Luyanda Ramatswi, and many more of the country’s leading gospel artists.
“The return of Thobela FM’s Gospel Music Festival exceeded our expectations. Our listeners
came out in numbers to support the festival in a way that we have not seen before,” says
Madikana Matjila, Business Manager of the SABC’s Limpopo Combo which also includes
Munghana Lonene FM and Phalaphala FM. “The Thobela FM brand is committed to ensuring
that we provide our listeners with brand experiences that are in line with our values so we can
continue to grow and expand in the marketplace. The live stream of the Festival on SABC Plus
allowed the Thobela FM brand to be experienced by new audiences and we look forward to doing
more of the same in the future”.
Thobela FM is SABC’s only radio station that broadcasts in Northern Sotho. For more information
about Thobela FM, visit the stations website at
The SABC + streaming app provides the best that the SABC has to offer including 19 radio
stations and 3 free-to-air television channels SABC 1, SABC 2, SABC 3, as well as the SABC
Sports Channel and the SABC’s 24-hour news channel.