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Local Residents to Judge South African Social Media Awards



Local Residents to Judge South African Social Media Awards

Sandton-based residents continue to shine in the media landscape, with notable figures like Mrs South Africa Finalist Terisa Hsu Lee and Forbes 30 Under 30 list-maker Zareef Minty recently announced as judges for the prestigious South African Social Media Awards (SASMA).

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The announcement took place during an exciting nomination lunch held at the Sandton Hotel on September 8, adding to the community’s pride in its media accomplishments.

The South African Social Media Awards serve as a platform to recognise and celebrate influencer personalities, brands, and agencies, making it the pinnacle of recognition within the realm of social media. While various awards exist to commend achievements in social media and marketing, SASMA stands out as the premier accolade dedicated to honouring the exceptional contributions of social media influencers.

The nomination announcement event was marked by an atmosphere of jubilation, laughter, and plenty of dancing as SASMA revealed its nominees for the year 2023. The Social Media Awards boasts 29 categories that acknowledge the best campaigns, individuals, and brands leveraging digital tools. Some of the categories include “Social Media Personality of the Year,” “Most Popular Content Across Social Media Platforms,” “Most Popular Video Series on Social Media,” and more.


Mrs South Africa finalist Terisa Hsu Lee expressed her honour in serving as a judge for these esteemed awards. She praised the quality of the nominees, highlighting their inspirational impact on millions of people daily. She encouraged South Africans to vote for their favourites.

Zareef Minty, SASMA judge and CEO of Afribiz Media stressed the importance of providing creatives with recognition and platforms to inspire and foster growth. He emphasised that the influencer and social media industry in Africa is a burgeoning billion-dollar industry and called for empowering more youth to understand the commercial side of social media, enabling them to impact their communities and generate employment through their talents positively.

Source: Local residents to judge at the South African Social Media Awards

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