Over the past eight months, Radio Khwezi has been deepening its coverage in health matters. Saziso Dlamini has been interviewing different stakeholders and National Coronavirus Command Council Members. Saziso played a crucial role in emergency preparedness. In rural areas, we are at times the only live, local media available. When there are misinformation and uncertainty, trusted local voices can make a huge difference and avert further tragedy.
With more attention squarely on emergency preparedness, now is the time to clearly state the necessity of noncommercial media. Radio goes where newer technologies can’t. Beyond electricity, beyond a mobile signal. Beyond literacy. It’s the most effective way of delivering information in remote corners where having the right knowledge can mean the difference between feeling confident or humiliated, or even between life and death.
There’s no question about it, radio just gets more valuable and efficient over time. Saziso was a powerful instrument in saving lives and giving covid-19 statistics together with tips. During the peak of the virus, he stood and helped people and translating Government's briefings into isiZulu for the non-educated public.
Dlamini joined Radio Khwezi in 2011 as a technical producer and has been an inspiration to the youth of KwaZulu Natal, ???????? and Africa. He is a Multi-award-winning presenter. At the 2020 prestigious Radio Awards, Dlamini won prizes for best night-time show and best afternoon drive presenter in the community radio category. The Radio Awards are the leading industry-wide awards in the South African broadcasting sector. Other Awards scooped by Saziso Dlamini includes:
1. 2012 MTN Best Night Time Show Presenter
2. 2012 MTN Best Night-Time Show
3. 2013 MTN Best News and Actuality Show
4. 2013 MTN Best Drive Home Show Presenter
5.2013 Sanlam/MDDA Best Indigenous Music Show
6.2013 Sanlam/MDDA Excellence in Broadcasting in Indigenous
7.2014 Sanlam/MDDA Best Indigenous Music Show
8.2014 Sanlam/MDDA Excellence in Broadcasting in Indigenous
9. 2017 Consumers’ Choice Award
10. 2018 Liberty Radio Awards Music Show and he made history with his team for
11. 2020 SANLAM Financial Journalism Award( Personal Finance Category) Fist Runner-Up Winner
11. 2020 Best Drive Presenter
12. 2020 Best Night Time Show
13 2020 Cipla Mental Health Journalism Awards- Broadcast (Radio and TV) Category
The Sakhisizwe Personal Finance show which is done by Saziso Dlamini, Mlamuli Mbambo, and Phakamisa Ndzamela when they receive the accolade for this show. It was for the very first time that the community media attained recognition in the 43 Years.
Saziso's biggest mission is to give his listeners the very best and well researched informative shows that what drives him. He is a good person in writing, and verbal communication skills, ability to think analytically and be adaptable, ability to work independently under pressure and unsupervised, He is accurate and managing to pay attention to details and the has an effective communication with internal and external audience, capable to organize events. He is so honest, trustworthy, reliable, professional, well-spoken, polite, courteous, and always possess overall good customer/audience relation skills.