Thobela FM Gospel Star Search 2022

Closed on: 27 Nov 2022

Naa o na le bokgoni bja go opela mmino wa Gospel? Se ke sebaka sa gago sa go ntšha talente le go ithopela dimpho




By participating in this SABC/Thobela FM Gospel Challenge Competition, Each entrant agrees to the following terms and conditions:


  1. Previous winners and seasoned musicians may not enter the Thobela FM Gospel Star Search. 
  2. The deadline for the entrants to garner social media platform votes/likes is 27 December 2022.
  3. Each week entrant must upload on their TikTokor facebook account, a video of maximum 2 minutes duration where they sing a Gospel song they composed themselves or a well-known-Gospel song. Entrants are encouraged  to be creative with their chosen songs.
  4. Videos of the all entrants must be “new” videos not previously submitted before in relation to this Competition.
  5. Entrants may only use one social media platform to upload their video, so choose wisely to garner genuine votes/likes.
  6. Each entrant in uploading the video must tag Thobela FM on either one of our social media platforms,tiktok @thobelafm or Facebook Thobela FM Yaka and use hashtag #ThobelaFMGF22.
  7. Entrants may encourage their  friends and followers on their chosen social media platform to vote for their video by liking and sharing/retweeting those videos for more likes.
  8. No fake likes of the videos will be counted by Thobela FM  and  entrants are discouraged from purchasing any likes as Thobela FM will have the discretion to disqualify any entries which garnered fake likes. 
  9. No videos of miming entrants will be accepted, such will be disqualified from the Competition.
  10. From Top 5 Finalists round, the Top 3 Finalists will be selected through sms votes and then the winner will be selected from the Top 3 Finalist through sms votes. 
  11. The finalists will be announced by Thobela FM on 28th November 2022 on air as well as on its social media platforms.Each winner will receive a VIP double ticket, R5000 and a music video which will be recorded by Wyza Media Studios. The winner with the most votes will also receive an opportunity to be interviewed by Thobela FM.  No other alternative is available on the prizes. 
  12. The prizes are therefore non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes. The prize may not be claimed by a third party on behalf of the winner.
  13. In the event of any Winner deciding not to accept the aforesaid prize or if a prize is not claimed within 15 business days of a winner being notified that they have won a prize from the Competition, then Thobela FM reserves the right to, at their sole discretion, choose another Winner from the runner ups.
  14. Once a video is selected. The winner permits the SABC to broadcast the video on Thobela FM and/or different SABC platforms.
  15. Thobela FM will only broadcast the Winning video as based on their authenticity, uniqueness, originality and the quality or usability of the submissions for broadcast. Each Finalist therefore grants the SABC a worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free license in their entry, to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, make derivate works from, edit, alter, store, re-format, and sub-license the video submitted for broadcast purposes.
  16. If a Winner does not respond to Thobela FM’s notification by 11th Dec 2022, Thobela FM reserves the right to withdraw prize entitlement and the prize will be forfeited and an alternative winner will be selected. Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given.
  17. Notwithstanding anything in these Terms and Conditions, the SABC reserves the right at any time in its absolute discretion to: a) reject any video; b) amend any of the competition terms and conditions without prior notice; c) block participants on SABC digital media platforms if the SABC finds their submission offensive, obscene or not in line with the goals of this competition or SABC broadcast policies.
  18. In the event of any dispute regarding these Terms and Conditions and/or the results thereof and all other matters relating to the Competition, the decision of Thobela FM shall be final and no correspondence or discussions shall be entertained by Thobela FM.
  19. Thobela FM nor any of its contractors and employees  will therefore not be liable for the payment of any royalties or any fees for publishing, reproducing, transmitting and broadcasting the submitted videos. Each winner therefore agrees to release, defend, and hold harmless the SABC in publishing, reproducing, transmitting and broadcasting their videos  in whole or in part, including, but not limited to paper, broadcast, videotape, or via electronic/online media, from any claim, damages, or liability arising from or related to the use of the  video, by the Finalist or any third party.
  20. Thobela FM does not accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, liability injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by any Finalist in connection with their participation in this Competition. Thobela FM further disclaims liability for any injury or damage to any Finalist’s or any other person’s device relating to or resulting from participating in or downloading any material in connection with the Competition.
  21. Thobela FM  shall not be liable for any failure to comply with its obligations in terms of this Competition where such failure is caused by something outside its control. Such circumstances shall include, but not be limited to, pandemics, outbreaks, weather conditions, fire, flood, hurricane, strike, industrial dispute, war, hostilities, political unrest, riots, civil commotion, inevitable accidents, supervening legislation or any other circumstances amounting to force majeure.
  22. The winner agrees to Thobela FM making any and all entries available for this Competition in the SABC’s publications and/or on its websites and any other media, whether now known or invented in the future.
  23. If one or more conditions of these Terms and Conditions are void and/or invalid, this will not affect the validity of the remaining Terms and Conditions and/or any other specific terms for the contest.
  24. Finalists must be available for a live studio recording on the 3rd or 4th Dec 2022 at Wyza Media Studios, Seshego, Polokwane.
  25. By entering into this Finalists Rounds of the Competition, Finalists confirm that they have read and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, and by the decisions of the SABC/Thobela FM, which are final in all matters relating to the Competition. Any breach of these terms and conditions will result in the disqualification from the Competition or the forfeiture of the prize. No correspondence will be entered into.
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