satica_2016_2 The University of Limpopo Choristers successfully hosted the 23rd Annual South African Tertiary Institutions Choral Association (SATICA) Eisteddfod. SATICA Eisteddfod is a choral competition that is hosted for all Higher Education Institutions, including TVET Colleges. The sense of humanity, humility and lovingness prevailed when  songs composed by thelegendary SJ Khoza were sang and merged into the theme, therefore highlighting Africa’s strength and growth; what one may refer to as the ability to groom and nurture our own was the order of the week. The pedigree of talent within the UL Choristers has become the hallmark of pride for our institution. The UL Choristers obtained position two in the Overall Shield Category. “This is a very huge achievement when competing against the best institutions and obtaining a position in the top two”, said Dr Matsebatlela Thabe, UL Choristers conductor. The UL Choristers also managed to scoop the following prestigious awards:
  • 3rd Position, Silver Category – HIV/AIDS
  • 3rd Position, Tenor Base Duet Category
  • 3rd Position, Male Category
University of Fort Hare (Alice) obtained the 1st position in the Overall Shield Category and won an electronic piano donated by SJ Khoza’s family, while The Best Conductor of the sessions went to Sefako Makgatho University’s Mr Tshepo Matlala. Walter Sisulu University (Queenstown) won the Best Dressed Choir award. The SATICA Eisteddfod marked South Africa's ability to unite towards a great cause when all the competition participants from various tertiary institutions became an amalgamated unit, offering their helping hand at three children’s homes at the Mankweng area, namely; Hlatlaganya Drop-in Centre, Itumeleng Mankweng Communities Orphanage Centre and Re a Kgona Mankweng Drop-in Centre. Source: UL