Amazwi Omzansi Africa National Opera Singing Competition 2013: List of singers selected to compete in Durban

Njabulo Thabiso Madlala wrote:

Hello everyone. Thank you very much for entering the competition in its first year and coming to audition. You were all really good and it made the decision very hard. In the end I hope you will accept that these people chosen were possibly more ready for the competition final rather than better. They are not better but readier. I wish to hear you all again in years times to hear how you have progressed and how we might be able to help further / contribute to what you are doing! Once I find time I will also email you individually with some feedback

An official email explaining the process for those coming to Durban is on its way. In the meanwhile here are the names of those who have made the final cut:


1. Bongwangani Zwane – Baritone

2. Sibusiso Dlamini – Tenor

3. Senteni Dlamini – Soprano

4. Nkosingiphile Lubisi – Bass

5. Ntombifuthi Mndzebele – Soprano


1. Simphiwe Shibambo – Bass Baritone

2. Khanyiso Mgwenxane – Tenor

3. Xhanti Yana – Tenor

4. Siyabonga Maqungo – Tenor

5. Andiswa Makana – Soprano

6. Caroline Nkwe – Soprano

7. Professor Bhengu -Tenor


1. Thabang Senekal – Baritone

2. Palesa Manielo – Soprano

3. Charity Liburu – Soprano

4 Tshepang Wolf – Tenor

5. Thabo Makhebesela – Bariotone

Cape Town:

1. Thembinkosi Nicholas Mgetyengana – Tenor

2. Janelle Visagie – Soprano

3. Thomas Erlank- Tenor

4. Bongiwe Nakane- Mezzo-Soprano

5. Linda Linda Lilly Nteleza – Soprano

6. Lizo Tshaka – Baritone

7. Nomsa Sasa Mpofu – Soprano


1. Sibusiso Mkhize – Tenor

2. Edward Phiri – Baritone

3. Wayne Mkhize – Tenor

4. Nana Mkhize – soprano

5. Ntokozo Mhlongo – Mezzo-Soprano

6. Vuyisile Madlala – Mezzo-Soprano

7. Sandile Sikhosane – Baritone