Mon Jun 12 07:51:00 UTC 2017


The TOPSTARS semi-final roadshow is underway across Africa.
The massively popular performance contest, presented by the Shoprite Group of Companies for its employees, is now in its 11th year and the producer and local music legend, Mynie Grové says it’s bigger and better than ever:

TOPSTARS is a wonderful example of how empowering and uplifting the expression of musical talent can be for everyone.

The first of the nine semi-finals kicks off in Bloemfontein on 13 June and will conclude in Windhoek on 21 July 2017. Over this period, Shoprite employees from across Africa embark on a journey of singing, dancing and self-discovery.
At the semi-finals, contestants are offered performance coaching and motivational inspiration from mentors in the music industry to prepare for their moment in the spotlight. Katlego Maboe hosts the events and includes performances from various dynamic South African artists.

Mahadi Tskolibane, TOPSTARS winner 2016

The value of the competition is not only in using music as a vehicle for community building and personal enrichment, but also in the discovery and celebration of hidden local talent.
Shoprite employees from all over Africa are able to enter, including staff from Checkers, Shoprite, Usave, House & Home, OK Furniture, LiquorShop, Computicket, MediRite and Hungry Lion chains.
Callie Burger, Shoprite Group’s Human Resources Director, says staff are the company’s most important asset and TOPSTARS is firmly entrenched as an annual highlight for everyone in the Group;   

The teamwork the show generates brings a wonderful atmosphere to the workplace for those who participate.

The TOPSTAR semi-final roadshow dates for 2017 are:



13 June 2017

President Hotel, Bloemfontein

15 June 2017

The Maslow Hotel, Johannesburg

19 June 2017

The Landmark Hotel, Pietersburg

22 June 2017

Beach Hotel, Port Elizabeth

6 July 2017

Megavue Theatre, Cape Town

11 July 2017

Hemingways Hotel, East London

13 July 2017

Gateway Hotel, Durban

18 July 2017

Taj Pamodzi, Lusaka

21 July 2017

Hilton Hotel, Windhoek

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