WATCH: Ramaphosa honours Soweto Gospel Choir for Grammy win

2019-03-14 16:06
The Soweto Gospel Choir with President Cyril Ramaphosa. (Screengrab)

The Soweto Gospel Choir with President Cyril Ramaphosa. (Screengrab)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories


WATCH LIVE: Ramaphosa's last question and answer session in Parliament

2019-03-07 14:24

President Cyril Ramaphosa is answering questions in Parliament on Eskom and judicial commission of inquiry into state capture, among others.WATCH

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday honoured "one of South Africa's finest exports" – the Soweto Gospel Choir – at the Market Theatre Square in Johannesburg. 

Ramaphosa, accompanied by Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa, congratulated the choir on winning the Best World Music Album Grammy for its collection of songs titled "Freedom" in February.

"You are most certainly the most colourful export we have – colourful not only in the clothes that you adorn – but are also the most active export that we have," he said.

"Your name reverberates throughout the world." 

This was the group's fifth nomination in the category and they have now won the prestigious award a total of three times. 

KEEP UPDATED on the latest news by subscribing to our FREE newsletter.

- FOLLOW News24 on Twitter

Read more on:    soweto gospel choir  |  cyril ramaphosa

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.