Since 1999, they have been one of the leading foundations contributing towards eradicating poverty and sustainably improving the living conditions and standards of living of the poor in South Africa. They have done this by assisting communities to get access to quality education, sports, and education bursaries and initiating the job creation and skills development.
This year, the Motsepe Foundation, founded by business mogul Patrice Motsepe and wife Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe join as the official sponsor of the Metro FM Awards (MMA’s) that are all about celebrating Mzansi artists and creatives. Last year the same foundation came to the rescue of the SAMA awards after the KZN goverment pulled out at the last minute following criticism that the money they were going to sponsor should rather be allocated to reviving and improving the lives of many, following a spate of floods in that province.
The station announced the date for the main ceremony at the scenic Kruger Gate Hotel in Mpumalanga – located on the banks of the iconic Sabie River on Thursday. Hosted by radio and TV broadcaster Tebogo “Proverb” Thekisho, the announcement event was all about sharing what can be expected at this year’s MMA’s.
SABC Group Executive, Nada Wotshela said Metro FM and the Mpumalanga Provincial Government will host the prestigious awards in Mbombela, Mpumalanga on Saturday, 27 April 2024 on Freedom Day. “This year’s awards ceremony should be hosted on Freedom Day as music has always played an integral part in influencing and shaping urban culture in South Africa,” she said. “The 2024 instalment of the Metro FM Music Awards is a demonstration of Metro FM’s commitment to uplifting the South African music industry. The station continues to provide a platform to a variety of prolific artists and record labels, to contribute to one of South Africa’s richest exports, music.” A series of activations will culminate in the main awards ceremony.