Idols SA Winners From Season 1 to 17

Here are all the SA Idols winners from season 1 to 17.

List Of All Idols SA Winners:

  • Season 1 (2002): Heinz Winckler
  • Season 2 (2003): Anke Pietrangeli
  • Season 3 (2005): Karin Kortje
  • Season 4 (2007): Jody Williams
  • Season 5 (2009): Sasha-Lee Davids and Jason Hartman
  • Season 6 (2010): Elvis Blue
  • Season 7 (2011): Dave van Vuuren
  • Season 8 (2012): Khaya Mthethwa
  • Season 9 (2013): Musa Sukwene
  • Season 10 (2014): Vincent Bones
  • Season 11 (2015): Karabo Mogane
  • Season 12 (2016): Noma Khumalo
  • Season 13 (2017): Paxton Fielies
  • Season 14 (2018): Yanga Sobetwa
  • Season 15 (2019): Luyolo Yiba
  • Season 16 (2020): Zama Khumalo
  • Season 17 (2021): Berry ‘Berenike Trytsman’

Season 1

24-year-old Heinz Winckler won Idols SA season 1 on Monday 17 June 2002 following a breath taking grand finale show that took place at Vodaworld.

Idols SA Season 1 Winner Heinz Winckler
Idols SA Season 1 Winner Heinz Winckler.

SUMMARY:
Winner : Heinz Winckler
Runner-up : Brendon October
Third Place : Melanie Lowe

As the winner, Heinz Winckler received a prize package which included a flashy new Toyota MR-2 sports car, a recording contract with Sony BMG Records, a management deal with Marcus Brewster Celebrity, and R20,000 in cash from Steers.


Season 2

20-year-old Anke Pietrangeli won Idols SA season 2 on Monday 20 October 2003 in a grand finale that took place at Gold Reef City Hippodrome Theatre.

Idols SA Season 2 Winner Anke Pietrangeli

SUMMARY:
Winner : Anke Pietrangeli
Runner-up : Poseletso Sejosingoe

Below are the prizes received by Idols SA season 2 winner, Anke Pietrangeli;

  • A recording contract with BMG Africa
  • The production skills of top international producer, Brian O’ Shea
  • A&R responsibilities by Idols SA judge Dave Thompson
  • A personal management contract with Fuller Artiste Management Enterprises, headed by Mike Fuller
  • The freedom of Gold Reef City for a year
  • A Renault Scenic RX4, worth R300,000

Season 3

26-year-old Karin Kortje won Idols SA season 3 on Sunday 27 November 2005 with the grand finale taking place at Gold Reef City in Johannesburg.

Karin Kortjie, Idols SA Season 3 winner
Karin Kortje – Idols SA Season 3 winner.

SUMMARY:
Winner : Karin Kortje
Runner-up : Gift Gwe

Gift Gwe, Idols SA Season 3 Runner-up
Gift Gwe – Idols SA Season 3 runner-up.

Season 4

17-year-old Jody Williams won Idols SA season 4 on Sunday 9 December 2007 at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg.

SUMMARY:
Winner : Jody Williams
Runner-up : Andriëtte Norman

Jody Williams Idols SA season 4 winner
Jody Williams performing during the season 4 Grand Finale on Sunday 9 December 2007.
Judge Marah Louw and Jody Williams at Idols SA season 4 Grand Finale
Idols SA Season 4 Grand Finale: Judge Marah Louw congratulating Jody Williams after she was announced as the winner.

Below are the prizes received by Idols SA season 4 winner, Jody Williams:

  • A recording contract with one of the world’s largest record companies, SonyBMG
  • R100,000 in cash from M-Net
  • A brand new customised Citroën “Idols Edition” C2 1.6VTS car
  • A PSK-915 Docking Station
  • A PSK-3807 Docking Station
  • A SSDP9797 Dual Screen Portable DVD player
  • A SSFF9200 Series MP4 Player
  • A Navig8 GPS System from JNC
  • An Xbox 360
  • A R2,000 voucher from Look & Listen
  • A laptop with connectivity and hampers from Cardies
  • A Shure SLX2458 Uhf Wireless Handheld Microphone c/w SM58 Mic Capsule
  • Free haircare and skincare products from Phree Edge and Tigi for a year
  • A personal videotaped message from Céline Dion, congratulating Jody on her victory and announcing that she would be the opening act at all the shows of the Canadian diva’s South African tour in February next year.
Andriette Norman, Idols SA Season 4 Top 4 Performance
Andriette Norman – Idols SA season 4 runner-up.

Below are the prizes received by Idols SA season 4 Runner-up, Andriëtte Norman;:

  • A brand new customised Citroën “Idols Edition” C2 1.6VTS car
  • A PSK-915 Docking Station
  • A PSK-3807 Docking Station
  • A SSDP9797 Dual Screen Portable DVD player
  • A SSFF9200 Series MP4 Player
  • A Navig8 GPS System from JNC
  • An Xbox 360
  • A R2,000 voucher from Look & Listen
  • A laptop with connectivity and hampers from Cardies

Season 5

18-year-old Sasha-Lee Davids and 29-year-old Jason Hartman won Idols SA season 5 following a live grand finale that took place on Sunday 3 May 2009 at the Mosaïek Teatro auditorium in Fairland, Johannesburg, there was no runner-up this season (Click Here To Find Out Why)

Jason Dean Hartman and Sasha-Lee Davids at the Idols SA Season 5 Grand Finale
Jason Hartman and Sasha-Lee Davids at the Idols SA Season 5 Grand Finale on Sunday 3 May 2009.

SUMMARY:
Winners : Sasha-Lee Davids and Jason Hartman
Runner-up : N/A

Idols SA Season 5 Winners, Jason Dean Hartman and Sasha-Lee Davids
Jason Dean Hartman and Sasha-Lee Davids at the M-Net Press Conference on Friday 8 May 2009 where they were both declared winners.

Below are the prizes received by Idols SA season 5 winners, Sasha-Lee Davids and Jason Hartman;

  • A recording deal with Sony BMG
  • A brand new Citroen C1 car
  • Yamaha music equipment worth R5,000
  • A clothing voucher worth R10,000
  • A laptop computer
  • Cardies vouchers for R10,000
  • A brand new cellphone
  • Spa treatments for a year
  • They both had to perform on US actor Wayne Brady’s show ‘Don’t Forget the Lyrics‘, which was soon to be filmed in South Africa

Season 6

30-year-old Elvis Blue whose real name is Jan Hoogendyk and comes from George in the Western Cape, won Idols SA season 6 and was declared the winner on Tuesday 2 November 2010.

SUMMARY:
Winner : Elvis Blue
Runner-up : Lloyd Cele

Elvis Blue - Idols SA Season 6 Winner
Elvis Blue – Idols SA season 6 winner.

Below are the prizes received by Idols SA season 6 winner, Elvis Blue;

  • A recording contract from Universal Music
  • A brand new Ford Figo car
  • R500,000 in cash (Elvis shared his prize money and gave R250,000 to runner-up Lloyd Cele)
  • A home theatre system
  • A voucher for music equipment from Yamaha
  • A voucher for clothing and so many other prizes.
Lloyd Cele - Idols SA Season 6 Runner-up
Lloyd Cele – Idols SA season 6 runner-up.

Season 7

21-year-old Dave van Vuuren from Cape Town won Idols SA season 7 on Tuesday 4 October 2011 following a grand finale that took place at Mosaïek Teatro in Fairlands, Johannesburg.

SUMMARY:
Winner : Dave van Vuuren
Runner-up : Mark Haze

Dave van Vuuren, Idols SA Season 7 Winner
Dave van Vuuren – Idols SA season 7 winner.

Below are the prizes received by Idols SA season 7 winner, Dave van Vuuren;

  • A recording contract with Universal Music South Africa
  • His own customized Ford Fiesta 1.6 Sport car valued at R207,130 with 7 airbags (dual front, side, curtain and driver knee airbags), 16” alloy sport wheels, sport seats, ABS with EBD, power steering, Radio/CD/MP3 with 6 speakers, auxiliary connector and USB port, bluetooth and voice control, steering mounted audio controls, air conditioner, power windows all round, trip and fuel computer.
  • R500,000 in cash from M-Net and KFC
  • R50,000 worth of Yamaha musical equipment
  • A R25,000 fashion voucher from Truworths, South Africa’s leading fashion retailer
  • A Samsung D5100 blue ray home theater system valued at R3,000
  • A Samsung LED D5500 SMART 3D TV valued at R9,300
  • A MW0113M Samsung microwave valued at R1,100
  • A Samsung WF1702WEC washing machine valued at R4,100
  • A Samsung RS21HDTIS refrigerator valued at 12,000
  • A precision crafted Shure ULX professional wireless microphone system valued at over R15,000
Idols SA Season 7 winner, Dave van Vuuren and his Ford Fiesta 1.6 Sport prize car
Season 7 winner, Dave van Vuuren and his Ford Fiesta 1.6 Sport prize car.
Idols SA Season 7 winner, Dave van Vuuren driving his Ford Fiesta 1.6 Sport prize car
Season 7 winner, Dave van Vuuren driving his Ford Fiesta 1.6 Sport prize car.

Runner-up Mark Haze didn’t leave empty-handed, he was given R100,000 in cash and with almost a million votes cast in his favour, clearly a whole lot of new fans.

Mark Haze, Idols SA Season 7 Runner-up
Mark Haze – Idols SA season 7 runner-up.

Season 8

25-year-old Khaya Mthethwa won Idols SA season 8 on Tuesday 2 October 2012 at the Grand Finale results show that was held at the Mosaïek Teatro in Fairland, Johannesburg.

SUMMARY:
Winner : Khaya Mthethwa
Runner-up : Melissa Allison

Khaya Mthethwa, Season 8 Winner
Season 8 winner, Khaya Mthethwa performing at the season 8 Grand Finale results show on Tuesday 2 October 2012.

Khaya Mthethwa won a prize package worth almost a million Rand, consisting of;

  • A recording contract with Universal Music South Africa
  • A Ford Fiesta 1.6 Titanium car
  • R250,000 in cash from KFC
  • R250,000 in cash from Samsung, plus R50,000 worth of Samsung products including a LED TV, a printer, a laptop and a camera
  • R48,000 airtime and 24 GIGS of data from Vodacom
  • A R30,000 fashion voucher from Truworths
  • A R50,000 voucher for musical equipment from Yamaha
  • A Yamaha Waverunner VX700S jet-skit and trailer
  • A precision-crafted Shure UHF-R Premium wireless microphone system and a PSM®900 personal monitor system
Melissa Allison, Season 8 Runner-up
Melissa Allison – Idols SA Season 8 Runner-up.

Season 9

26-year-old Musa Sukwene won Idols SA season 9 on Tuesday 26 November 2013 with a margin of just 1,000 votes.

SUMMARY:
Winner : Musa Sukwene
Runner-up : Brenden Ledwaba

Idols SA Season 9 Winner Musa Sukwene
Musa Sukwene – Idols SA season 9 winner.

Below are the prizes received by Idols SA season 9 winner, Musa Sukwene;

  • A recording contract from Universal Music South Africa
  • A brand new Ford Fiesta 1.0 (1 litre) Ecoboost Titanium car Valued at R238,600 from FORD
  • R350,000 cash from SAMSUNG, an All Share set worth over R50,000 as well as R350,000 cash from Idols SA
  • A R60,000 voucher towards state of the art musical instruments from Yamaha
  • A a Bi-Wizz Scooter valued at R20,000, from Yamaha
  • A monitor system valued at over R57,000 from Shure
  • Premiere Wireless Technology Shure UHF-R® Wireless Microphone Systems valued at over R40,000 from Shure
  • R30,000 in fashion vouchers from Truworths
Idols SA Season 9 Runner-up Brenden Ledwaba
Brenden Ledwaba – Idols SA season 9 runner-up.

Runner-up Brenden Ledwaba took home R10,000 in fashion vouchers from Truworths and a R100,000 cheque from Idols SA for his contribution to making Season 9 such a hit season.

Sonke Mazibuko, Idols SA Season 9 Third Place
Sonke Mazibuko – Idols SA season 9 Third Place contestant.

Sonke Mazibuko who finished in third position was rewarded with R10,000 in fashion vouchers from Truworths.


Season 10

30-year-old Vincent Bones from Pietermaritzburg won Idols SA season 10 on Sunday 23 November 2014 at the grand finale that took place at Carnival City Casino and Entertainment World in Johannesburg.

SUMMARY:
Winner : Vincent Bones
Runner-up : Bongi Silinda

Vincent Bones, Idols SA Season 10 Winner
Vincent Bones on stage performing the last song of the season after being crowned as the Idols SA season 10 winner (Photo taken on Sunday 23 November 2014).

Below are prizes received by Idols SA season 10 winner, Vincent Bones;

  • A recording contract with Universal Music Africa
  • A R247,300 Ford Fiesta Titanium car with award-winning 1 litre Ecoboost Engine from Ford South Africa
  • A R700,000 cash prize from headline sponsor Telkom, M-Net and Mzansi Magic
  • A 24 month SmartHome Supreme internet connectivity package from Telkom including a 55 inch Samsung SmartTV, a wi-fi router, a 3G mi-fi router, a range extender, and 100 GB data, worth R50,000
  • R80,000 worth of fashion from Truworths
  • A Shure ULXD Digital Wireless system and personal monitoring system worth R118,000
  • R60,000 worth of Yamaha musical equipment
  • An installed DStv Explora decoder and three months DStv Premium subscription worth R4,219 from DStv
Bongi Silinda, Idols SA Season 10 Runner-up
Bongi Silinda – Idols SA Season 10 runner-up.

Season 11

24-year-old Karabo Mogane won Idols SA season 11 on Sunday 22 November 2015 at Carnival City in Johannesburg.

SUMMARY:
Winner : Karabo Mogane
Runner-up : Mmatema Moremi

Karabo Mogane Idols SA Season 11 Winner
Karabo Mogane – Idols SA Season 11 winner.

Below are the prizes received by Idols SA season 11 winner, Karabo Mogane;

  • A recording contract with Universal Music South Africa
  • R700,000 cash from M-Net, Mzansi Magic and Telkom SA
  • A SmartBroadband Wireless 50GB 55 Inch Smart TV, a Huawei B5934G LTE router with a 24-month Repeater Deal 6 and 50GB + 50GB Night Surfer (100GB), as well as a PlayStation 4, worth a total of R41,000 all from Telkom SA
  • A a R225,900 Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost Titanium car from Ford South Africa
  • Fashion to the value of R100,000 from Truworths
  • Microphone equipment from Shure to the value of R135,000, including a ULX-D dual wireless digital receiver, with 2 Shure Beta58 microphones, an in-ear earphone and monitor system, and a flight case to house the equipment
  • R70,000 worth of musical equipment from Yamaha SA
  • Idols SA Headline sponsor Telkom SA also flew Karabo Mogane to Los Angeles the following year (2016) to attend the finalé of American Idol
  • Karabo also got to open for South African supergroup Mi Casa on the final concert of their “Dare To Love” tour at Carnival City on Friday 11 December 2015
Mmatema Moremi Idols SA Season 11 Runner-up
Mmatema Moremi – Idols SA Season 11 runner-up.

Season 12

22-year-old Noma Khumalo from Pietermaritzburg won Idols SA season 12 on Sunday 27 November 2016 at Carnival City in Johannesburg becoming the first female winner in a span of seven seasons.

SUMMARY:
Winner : Noma Khumalo
Runner-up : Thami Shobede

Noma Khumalo, Idols SA Season 12 Winner
Noma Khumalo – Idols SA Season 12 winner.

Noma Khumalo won a prize package worth R1.2 million and a recording contract with Gallo Record Company.

Thami Shobede, Idols SA Season 12 Runner-up
Thami Shobede – Idols SA Season 12 runner-up.

Season 13

17-year-old Paxton Fielies from Bishops Lavis, Cape Town, won Idols SA season 13 on Sunday 19 November 2017 at the grand finale that took place at Carnival City in Johannesburg.

SUMMARY:
Winner : Paxton Fielies
Runner-up : Mthokozisi Ndaba

Paxton Fielies, Idols SA Season 13 winner
Paxton Fielies – Idols SA Season 13 winner.

Below are the prizes received by Idols SA season 13 winner, Paxton Fielies;

  • R1,000,000 in cash
  • A Ford Focus 1.5 EcoBoost car
  • R100,000 worth of fashion vouchers from Truworhts
  • Shure equipment
  • R78,000 worth of musical equipment from Yamaha
  • A record deal from Gallo Music
Mthokozisi Ndaba, Idols SA Season 13 Runner-up
Mthokozisi Ndaba – Idols SA Season 13 runner-up.

Season 14

17-year-old Yanga Sobetwa from Delft, Cape Town, won Idols SA season 14 on Sunday 18 November 2018 at the grand finale that took place at Carnival City in Johannesburg.

SUMMARY:
Winner : Yanga Sobetwa
Runner-up : Thato Makape

Yanga Sobetwa Idols SA 2018 Season 14 Contestant
Yanga Sobetwa – Idols SA Season 14 winner.

Below are the prizes Idols SA season 14 winner, Yanga Sobetwa received;

  • R1,000,000 in cash
  • A record deal from Gallo Music
  • A Ford Fiesta Titanium 1.0 EcoBoost
  • A Huawei MateBook, a router and 20GB data all from Telkom
  • Musical equipment worth R80,000 from Yamaha
  • R100,000 worth of fashion from Truworths
Idols SA Season 14 winner, Yanga Sobetwa with her prize car, Ford Fiesta Titanium 1.0 EcoBoost
Idols SA Season 14 winner, Yanga Sobetwa with her prize car, a Ford Fiesta Titanium 1.0 EcoBoost.
Thato Makape Idols SA 2018 Season 14 Contestant
Thato Makape – Idols SA Season 14 runner-up.

Season 15

24-year-old Luyola Yiba from King William’s Town in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, won Idols SA season 15 on Sunday 17 November 2019 following the grand finale that took place at Carnival City.

SUMMARY:
Winner : Luyolo Yiba
Runner-up : Sneziey Msomi

Idols SA Season 15 Winner, Luyolo Yiba
Idols SA Season 15 winner, Luyolo Yiba at the Mzansi Magic press conference on Monday 18 November 2019.

Below are the prizes received by Idols SA season 15 winner, Luyolo Yiba;

  • R350,000 in cash from Telkom
  • A Huawei GT smart watch from Telkom
  • A Huawei Mediapad, M5 Lite tablet computer from Telkom
  • A Huawei Wi-fi router and 20GB pre-loaded Data from Telkom
  • R350,000 in cash from Mzansi Magic
  • A brand-new Ford Fiesta 1.0 Litre EcoBoost with Sync 3, a Keyless/push button start, an 8-inch colour touchscreen infotainment system, automatic cruise control and plenty more features from Ford South Africa
  • R300,000 cash in a Money Account from Old Mutual
  • A R100,000 fashion voucher from Truworths
  • R80,000 worth of musical equipment from Yamaha
  • A recording deal from Gallo Records
Idols SA Season 15 winner, Luyolo Yiba and his Ford Fiesta prize car
Season 15 winner, Luyolo Yiba and his Ford Fiesta prize car.
Idols SA Season 15 Runner-up, Sneziey Msomi
Sneziey Msomi – Idols SA Season 15 runner-up.

Below are the prizes received by season 15 runner-up, Sneziey Msomi;

  • R50,000 in cash from Telkom
  • A Huawei Mediapad T5 tablet computer from Telkom
  • 5GB FreeMe data pre-loaded from Telkom
  • R50,000 cash in a Money Account from Old Mutual
  • R50,000 in fashion vouchers and clothing from Truworths
  • R30,000 worth of musical equipment from Yamaha

Season 16

18-year-old Zama Khumalo from Witbank, Emalahleni, won Idols SA Season 16 on Sunday 13 December 2020. [ Read Main Article Here ]

The teenager beat off competition from 21-year-old Mr Music who ended the season as the runner-up.

SUMMARY:
Winner : Zama Khumalo
Runner-up : Mr Music

Zama Khumalo - Idols SA Season 16 Winner
Zama Khumalo – Idols SA Season 16 winner.

Zama won over R1.5 million in prizes and a Record Deal with Kalawa Jazmee Records ( Read More About This Here ).

Below is a list of prizes received by Idols SA season 16 winner, Zama Khumalo;

  • R1,000,000 in cash
  • A recording deal with Kalawa Jazmee Records
  • R150,000 worth of the latest Samsung products
  • A brand new Toyota Starlet 1.4. XR Manual
  • R100,000 worth of fashion from Truworths
  • A Kymco XCiting S400i maxi scooter worth R120,000 from Yamaha
  • R80,000 worth of musical instruments from Yamaha
Idols SA Season 16 winner, Zama Khumalo's prize car, Toyota Starlet 1.4. XR Manual
Zama Khumalo’s prize car, a brand new Toyota Starlet 1.4. XR Manual.
Mr Music - Idols SA Season 16 Runner-up
Mr Music – Idols SA Season 16 runner-up.

Below is a list of season 16 runner-up, Mr music’s prizes:

  • R50,000 in cash from Samsung
  • Some of the latest Samsung products
  • R50,000 in cash in an Old Mutual Money account
  • R50,000 worth of fashion from Truworths

Season 17

31-year-old Berenike ‘Berry’ Trytsman from Cape Town was crowned the winner of Idols SA Season 17 on Sunday 21 November 2021.

SUMMARY:
Winner : Berenike ‘Berry’ Trytsman
Runner-up : Karabo Mathe

Berry, Idols SA 2021 (Season 17) winner
Berry – Idols SA Season 16 winner.

Below is a list of prizes received by Idols SA season 17 winner, Berry;

  • A record deal with Kalawa Jazmee Records
  • A Renault Kiger car valued at over R269,000
  • R100,000 in Truworths fashion vouchers
  • A Bachelor of Business Administration bursary valued at over R260,000 from Regenesys Business School
  • R85,000 worth of musical equipment from Yamaha
  • A Samsung Galaxy Fold 3 on a Vodacom Red 100GB Plan
Karabo Mathe, Idols SA 2021 (Season 17) runner-up
Karabo Mathe, Idols SA Season 17 runner-up.

8 Responses

  1. Lindiwe says:

    I love to be part of season 17 idols on line auditions can i please have a link

  2. Thabisile Dlamini says:

    I would love to win Season 17 of Idols SA. Such a great stage and platform for growth.

  3. Tumi says:

    Zamaaaaaa!!! The little girl with a great voice.

  4. Portia Ngqakayi says:

    Idols is a *singing competition* we are looking for the best singer which is BRANDON … (Idols is not Strickly come dancing competition)

  5. Valentine says:

    Brandon all the way>>>>>>>>>>

  6. Sikhonathi says:

    Zanothando one of the authentic contestants

  7. Rachel says:

    Mr. Music all the way…:)

  8. Busisiwe says:

    So far so good Mr Music and Zama are my favourite .

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