Fine wine and dining excellence all in one place
Whether sipping on fine wine is how you like to spend your downtime or fine dining with friends and family, Old Mutual has partnered with various brands and people to ensure that your downtime is well spent and enriched with the finer things in life.
The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show is one of South Africa’s premier wine competitions. It identifies the very best Cape wines, recognizes the achievements of the country’s winemakers and honours the excellence within the industry.
Old Mutual has been a headline sponsor since it all began in 2002. The partnership arises from Old Mutual’s discernment of future value being a key component of the investment side of our business. Recognising the importance of the rigour which goes into the Show’s judging methodology, Old Mutual then presents the top wines to some 2000 wine enthusiasts at Public Tastings held in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
Through this partnership, we are able to engage with wine connoisseurs, wine makers and wine enthusiasts alike.
On 12 January 2020, Old Mutual’s Amazing Voices, a pan-African singing competition, will premiere on the small screen with contestants from nine African cities – Accra, Kumasi, Mombasa, Nairobi, Bulawayo, Harare, Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg, - squaring off against each other for the grand prize of $100 000 (around R1.5 million). The show will run for 13 weeks until 5 April 2020.
The show will unearth talent across three genres - gospel, pop and rhythm and blues (R&B) with incredible voices. We are extending our music portfolio, creating a connection with a new age audience and sharing platforms that are relevant to them.
The show will kick-off with mass auditions before our celebrated mentors select three groups of singers to advance to the home ground battle, which will be the elimination stage. After the elimination phase, three groups will advance to the grand stage where they will sing it out to win the main prize.
The show will broadcast on Mzansi Magic, Mzansi Wethu, Africa Magic, Maisha Magic East and Zambezi Magic at 17:00 South African time and 18:00 Kenyan time in the new year witnessing the historic talent search reality show.
Be entertained every Sunday by our hosts Thembisa Mdoda Nxumalo and Elikem Kumorzdie as we go on a journey with music groups with amazing voices. The time is now to celebrate Africa’s talent.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
As Southern Africa’s biggest choral music festival and one of the most thrilling music events in the world, the Old Mutual National Choir Festival has raised the bar, year after year, for 42 years.
The Old Mutual National Choir Festival prides itself on its rich heritage of cultivating talent and showcasing the top choirs across the length and breadth of Southern Africa as they compete for top honours.
THE 2019 COMPETITION
Africans are well known for celebrating their cultures, traditions and everyday life with their voices raised in song - something that has been shared by community, school and church choirs for generations. Building on the spectacular 2018 success, a staggering 106 choirs will take part in this year’s regional competitions between 4 August and 26 October 2019.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For all the latest updates, photographs and choir information please follow the Old Mutual National Choir Festival Facebook page. It’s packed with details of the latest winners, videos from the events and comments from the choral community.
The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show is South Africa’s premier wine competition. It identifies the very best Cape wines and recognizes and honours the achievements of the country's winemakers and excellence in the wine industry. In addition the one-night only wine tasting sessions give everyday folk the chance to sample some of the best wines from more than 30 wine categories in the show. These include MCC, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinotage and Blanc de Noirs. Old Mutual has been the headline sponsor of the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show since its inception in 2002. Visit the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show site for more information.
Established in 2019, the Old Mutual Trophy Spirits Show seeks out the best spirits available in the South African market, applying the tried and tested methodology of the well-established premier Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. All judges are recognised experts in their field, with one international judge on each panel. Visit the Old Mutual Trophy Spirits Show site for more information.