Mbulelo Sikade, a general agricultural worker from Diemersfontein Wine Estate outside Wellington, bowled over judges and won the hearts of fans at the 4th Agri’s Got Talent gala event held in at Nederburg Wines in Paarl on Friday evening 4 August 2017.
Two previous Agri’s Got Talent winners performed and the evening kicked off with a bang. Following them were the equally entertaining Top 10 finalists who left their hearts on the stage, giving audiences the chance to experience their amazing talents first-hand.
The competition is a way of providing life skills training for the participants in an enjoyable and practical way. With the help of well-known South African artists, Agri’s Got Talent boosts the self-confidence of many workers.
“It is with events such as this that we wish to illustrate the multi-dimensional facets and diversity of agriculture – it is clearly not just about products, production and processing, but about people,” said HORTGRO Executive Director Anton Rabe.
Unathi Mantshongo, VinPro Foundation CEO, added, “We are fortunate to work with multi-talented individuals in the Agricultural sector, Agri’s Got Talent is a platform that celebrates these talents but more importantly for us this project brings people together from walks of life in support of each other.”
At the end of the night, the runners-up were also announced. Talented Afri-rapper Jason Baartman from Panorama Farms in Tulbagh took second place, and Jason Tiras, also from Diemersfontein Estate, impressed with third place.