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Faith Nogemane, Agri’s got Talent 2021 Winner.

Faith Nogemane, a general worker from Wildekrans Wine Estate, Botriver became the 8th winner of Agri’s Got Talent on Friday, 1 October.

Due to the Covid-pandemic, the final event was live-streamed via social media platforms for the first time ever and saw the finalists bravely battle it out with heart and soul.

Ronel Radloff from Diemersfontein, Wellington was second, and Jack Jonas, from CRI Citrus Foundation Block, Uitenhage, took third place.

Historically the South African agricultural sector carries a heavy burden and often gets media attention for all the wrong reasons. Against this backdrop,

Agri’s Got Talent (AGT) stands firm as a beacon of the human spirit and celebrates people for the fact that they are also mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, part of a community, immensely talented, and also have an opportunity to have their voices heard.

Faith who won the judges over with her performance of ‘Amazulu’ and ‘Stand up for love’ said that the event had a huge impact on her. “We learned so much in the past week, and although I was motivated to win, I was constantly aware of how talented the other finalists are.”

The top 3 Agri’s got Talent finalists: Jack Jonas, Faith Nogemane and Ronel Radloff.

Apart from being a singing competition, AGT is also a social development programme for agricultural workers in the fruit and wine industries. The programme is a joint venture between Hortgro, the Citrus Growers’ Association, Vinpro, SATI (South African Table Grape Industry), and the Western Cape Department of Agriculture.

All the finalists received voice, stage and media training. The finalists also get make-overs (including clothes and a self-care package) and self-development workshops hosted by Procare. These workshops specifically aim to grow finalists’ self-awareness and confidence, through soft skills development, such as conflict resolution, money and time management. These skills are invaluable for potential music careers but also in the work context.

If you missed the AGT finals, watch it again here: https://fb.watch/8qxyEWLT9K/

Join the AGT family on social media: Facebook and https://www.agrisgottalent.com/agris-got-talent-2021-top-10/

For more information, contact Thea van Zyl at thea@hortgro.co.za or 021 870 2900 for more information.

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