South African Heroes Awards to honour Zola 7 and Khabonina Qubeka

Khabonina Qubeka and Zola 7 | images supplied

The much-anticipated 5th annual SA Heroes awards will honour luminaries in the entertainment industry Zola 7 and Khabonina Qubeka with Ubuntu and Art of Giving Awards.

Bonginkosi Dlamini, popularly known for Zola 7 is an iconic award-winning South African Kwaito singer, actor, and TV star. He is a Philanthropist and through his show “Zola 7” which aired on SABC 1, he helped a lot of people achieve their personal and social goals such as building libraries for their communities.

It’s for his community development work throughout the years that the award-winning legend is bestowed the Ubuntu honorary award at the SA Heroes Awards 2023.

“Thank you for the recognition of the work I have done for the people. Receiving this award is an honour.” Said Zola 7

Zola 7

The South African Heroes Awards celebrate unsung heroes who go out of their way to make a difference in their communities, giving them their flowers while they can still smell them. The recipient of the Art of Giving honorary Award Khabonina Qubeka is a force driving this narrative.

Khabonina Qubeka is an award-winning actress, choreographer, content producer, Yogi, health, and wellness lifestyle coach. She is the founder of Khabonina foundation through which she has been regulating schools through Edudance – education through dance. It’s for this work that the iconic star is receiving the Art of Giving honorary award at the SA heroes awards 2023. The Art of Giving Award honorary award is given to artist in film/theatre/music/dance/creative arts, who use their art to give back to communities either through mentorship, training or contributing towards community upliftment through their art.

“This award could not have come at a better time. I’m feeling powerful as a woman, a mother, a nurturer, and I’m inspired by the work I’m currently doing in schools and future plans I have for schools as The Khabonina Foundation. The biggest lesson I put forward is that giving back should come naturally. Use your voice and any platform you may currently have to give back. This is the most refreshing gift you can give yourself, which in turn, benefit the community and those around you. The creator of these awards should be honoured too. What a selfless kind act of appreciation!” Khabonina Qubeka said.

The extravagant Awards ceremony will be held on 30 September at Joburg Theatre. Hosted by actress Linda Njontini-Ugbobuaku

The 5th annual SA Heroes awards promises to be an inspiring, empowering, fun-filled and entertaining evening celebrating unsung heroes.

Performances will include Radio 2000’s Ntombi Meso, Comedian King Nqoba Ngcobo, performer and linguist minister of indigenous languages Pule Kajanolintji, isiko, Lungi Shezi and many more.

Tickets for the event are now available at

The awards are sponsored by Mohlalefi Engeneering.

Khabonina Qubeka |image supplied

By Sinenzolo Mondi – Nduku