Limpopo’s leading SABC Radio Station Thobela FM celebrated their 63rd birthday of broadcasting on Thursday.

Thobela FM are still the number one radio station in Limpopo and the top five ALS most listened to stations in South Africa.

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The station has planned various activities in June across the country. This will include Sekgosese Moshate, Polokwane, Soshanguve and Centurion surroundings.


The activities started with the broadcasting of Thobela FM shows at the SABC foyer in Polokwane with live performances. Polokwane Municipality Executive Mayor John Mope was also in attendance.

3 June
Soshanguve Crossing Mall activations and Top 30 live broadcast and goodies giveaways. Saturday evening at Cofi Centurion (live OB), DJing and dancing till late at night.

04 June

Sunday church service live recording and OB at Praise Tabernacle Church in Soshanguve.

10 June
Moshate Party
The station will celebrate with its core listeners in Sekgosese village. There will be a whole lot of engagement and entertainment on this day.

Giveaways to listeners
Live broadcasts
Traditional Dancing/Singing

Leading Limpopo station Thobela FM celebrates 63rd Birthday
Thobela FM Breakfast presenters with Limpopo Combo Business Manager Madikana Matjila

24 June
On 24 June, the station will be hosting an activation in the representation of its age. It is the station‘s culture to celebrate at one of our lucky listeners’ houses. The station runs a competition where any listener staying at a house number like the number of years the station is celebrating stands a chance of winning a prize including a live broadcast at his/her house. Listeners that are staying at house number 63 will be encouraged to send an SMS (SMS Line) to enter the competition. The competition will run from 05 June 2023 until 12 June 2023. The exact venue for the activation #House63 will be determined by the on-air competition, the house of the winner selected will be our broadcast location.

30 June
This will be a first for Thobela FM, taking the Mahlakung Drama Series out to the people in live theatre style (Library Gardens). The theatre act will be closing the birthday festivities for the month of June 2023.