Abigail Madumbo from Checkers Beaufort West, was the 2017 TOPstars winner.

As the largest
private sector employer on the continent, the Group needs innovative ways to
expand and grow. TOPstars empowers our employees to be the best they can be in
the workplace and unites people to support the company’s growth plans.

Since its inception
12 years ago, TOPstars continues to progress in its application of purpose and
value both in people and their role in the workplace.

“The project highlights the ethos that a strong individual makes a
stronger team, encouraging pride and effort to achieve quality. These are
principles which become the motivation to work towards excellence.”

– Callie Burger,
Shoprite Group’s Human Resources General Manager

Abigail Madumbo from Checkers Beaufort West, was the 2017 TOPstars

The TOPstars judges
will be travelling across Africa to countries where the Shoprite Group has a
footprint, during an annual road show kicking off on 11 June this year, in the
friendly city of Port Elizabeth. It’s clear that the contest keeps growing
bigger each year with entries received from as far as Ghana, Uganda and Madagascar.

This year’s judging
panel is again led by well-known music artist and TOPstars producer Mynie Grové
and the very charming SABC 3 morning Expresso Show presenter, Katlego Maboe,
who will be the roadshow MC and is also part of the judging panel.  Three
of South Africa’s best vocal and performance coaches, Amanda Luyt, Shawn George
and Heinrich Frans joins the team this year and will be guiding semi-finalists
for a chance to reach the Finals in October.

Each semi-finalist
receives on-the-spot coaching to ensure they perform at their very best for
their moment in the spotlight.

“Through dedicated encouragement, mentorship and intense coaching during
event-driven timelines, individuals are drawn into a bigger concept of personal
growth through empowering self-expectation.”

– Mynie Grové


The winner from each
semi-final competes at the Grand Finale on 20 October when the TOPstars 2018
winner will be selected.

“The value of the competition lies in validating every participant’s
hidden talents with which they contribute to the work environment, their
community and their own personal enrichment.”

– Mynie Grové


The TOPstars semi-final roadshow dates for 2018 are:



11 June 2018

Radisson Blu Hotel, Port

14 June 2018

Hemingways Hotel, East London

18 June 2018

Gateway Hotel, Durban

10 July 2018

Bellville Civic Theatre, Cape

17 July 2018

President Hotel, Bloemfontein

19 July 2018

Protea Hotel Centurion, Gauteng

23 July 2018

Tsogo Sun Ridgeway Hotel,

26 July 2018

Hilton Hotel, Windhoek


Keep following the
TOPstars journey on Facebook and
visit www.topstars.co.za for more information.
Use #TOPstars2018 and #Plugintothemagic and join the conversation. 

Source: Shoprite Holdings