As our Wild Card Finalist Blake Sebalo is literally one in a million, having been selected randomly from amongst ALL entries sent through for the My Top Billing Dream Home competition. Blake has been a fan of Top Billing since the very beginning, with Top Billing homes and travel being his favourite features. Blake is a family man hailing from Glenvista in Johannesburg where he works as a temp selling paraffin in informal settlements. His dream is to start his own business and provide his children with the best that life has to offer. By winning the Top Billing Dream Home he believes he could make all of his dreams come true!
At 70 years old Constance is the oldest finalist in the Top 10, but you can never be too old to dream or to win. Constance has been watching Top Billing for the full 21 years. Having been an avid traveller herself, she looks forward to the show’s travel segments each week. Constance is a full-time doting granny and nanny to her beautiful granddaughter. She wishes nothing but the best for her only grandchild and says that should she win the apartment she would keep it for her granddaughter to eventually inherit.
Brad and his life partner Roxy have been watching Top Billing every week for the last 10 years, they especially love the show’s featured homes, travel destinations and of course the sassy and quirky presenters. Brad and Roxy have a young daughter called Mia Claire who is the apple of their eyes. Should Brad win the Top Billing Dream Home he feels that his and his family’s lives would change forever. They would be allowed the financial freedom to not only give their daughter the opportunities in life that she deserves, but also to give their young family an almost magical head-start in life by providing them with a secure future.
A P.E. patriot Jemima says that if she won the My Top Billing Dream Home with Woolworths competition she would consider moving to Cape Town where she could live the best of the good life and her son, Arnold, could start his career as an aspiring interior designer. She has been watching the show since the very beginning and loves the beautiful homes and décor. Winning the Dream home would not only help Jemima make ends meet but it would also give her the opportunity to enjoy a little ‘me’ time as well as spoil her family. As she eloquently puts it ‘it would allow me to live the dream, every day, for the rest of my life.’
Since the very first broadcast of Top Billing, Robin van Graan was hooked. Even today, he still considers himself an ardent viewer and a loyal fan of the show. He finds inspiration in every aspect of the show: homes and décor, travel, special events and of course success stories from all around South Africa. Robin believes that his humility and attitude towards life will determine his success and destiny, he lives by his motto “to reach for the starts & keep my feet firm on the ground”. Robin says that he has always aspired to owning a Top Billing designer home and the Dream Home competition may provide an opportunity for him to make his dreams a reality.
Originally from P.E. Mohamed has been living in Johannesburg since 2004. An Internal Auditor for a shipping company by day, Mohamed also works with a number of NGOs and charities in his spare time. He also enjoys running, reading and working with up and coming artists on charity projects. He and his wife plan their Thursday-night dinners around Top Billing and watch every week. Mohamed believes that it is serendipitous that he made the Top 10 of the My Top Billing Dream Home with Woolworths competition just as he was planning to move to Cape Town. The young couple’s search for a place to live could soon be over if Mohamed wins the Dream Home and he looks forward to a fairy-tale beginning to a new life for him and his wife in the Mother City.
Spencer, an anaethists from Cape Town, has been an avid watcher of Top Billing for the past 20 years. Spencer lives in Kenilworth with his wife and three teenage children. The lifestyle inserts together with the exotic travel detinations have always been a favourite for Spencer and his family. Having had the priviledge of renovating many homes, Spencer has been able to identify with the My Top Billing Dream Home competition with Woolworths. Winning the Dream Home would have an incredible impact on Spencer’s life. Working long hours, Spencer believes that if he was to win the Dream Home, he would then be able financial-able to devote more time to deserving volunteer medical causes.
Having raised four children Rodney Williams is enjoying a well-deserved retirement. Rodney was born and raised on the greater Johannesburg area and has been watching Top Billing since the show first broadcast in 1992. Rodney is planning to stay in Johannesburg and take care of his mother and winning the Top Billing Dream Home would bring in the necessary additional income to make sure she is well taken care of.
Simlindele was born, bred and schooled in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape. Currently he lives in Summer Greens, in Cape Town with his little 3 year old daughter Mbali. Simlindele works as a consultant in digital banking but is also an aspiring academic, studying further to give himself and his daughter a better life. He has been watching Top Billing since he was in the seventh grade and has grown up loving the show’s travel and fashion. Simlindele says that if he won the Top Billing Dream Home he would know that his and his daughter’s financial future was secure and he would be able to complete his studies without pressure.
The impeccable green star rating of the Top Billing Dream home is especially enticing to Zwelakhe, as he has always enjoyed the homes featured on Top Billing especially those homes which are eco-friendly and green. He currently lives in Pretoria with his two boys: 12 year old Mincili and 7 year old Cwangco. He enjoys soccer and Formula 1 racing and is a keen photography enthusiast. Zwelakhe saves a special spot each week to watch Top Billing and aspires to one day own a home for him and his children that is both beautiful and eco-friendly. The My Top Billing Dream Home with Woolworths competition might be Zwelakhe’s opportunity to do exactly that.
Congratulations to the Top Billing Competition Winners!
Private Property iPad Mini Winners:
Woolworths gift card winners:
28 November 2013 Faqrul Islam Cape Town
Luvuyo Makohliso East London
21 November 2013 Mariam Adams Cape Town
14 November 2013 Pamela Bruton Durban
Bradley Seaton-Smith Cape Town
7 November 2013 Taryn Gavin Durban 31 October 2013 Mohamed Patel Johannesburg
24 October 2013 Thandi Tlaka Pretoria
Clifford Olivier 17 October 2013 Manoj Bhudhia Sandton, Jhb
Thulani Xhakaza Polokwane
10 October 2013: Preshilla Mistry Middelburg
3 October 2013: Andrea Osato Stellenbosch
26 September 2013: Thandi Msimango Tendisa, Gauteng
19 September 2013: Karen Arendse Cape Town
12 September 2013: Pamela Lee Alberton
5 September 2013: Sanjay Dechan Durban
Suzette van der Berg Bloemfontein
29 August 2013: Demi Gouws Durban
22 August 2013: Mpho Tshabalala Johannesburg
Brad Demos Johannesburg
James Sakwa Durban
1 December 2013 (Sunday Winner) Danjay Seosanker Johannesburg
28 November 2013 Claressa Chellan Johannesburg
21 November 2013 Astrid Fraser Durban
17 November 2013 (Sunday Winner) Lerato Khoaripe Boksburg
14 November 2013 Carol Mullam Cape Town
10 November 2013 (Sunday Winner) Laura Wojtulewicz Johannesburg 7 November 2013 Spencer Burke
3 November 2013 (Sunday Winner) Hanifa Moodley Mooi River
31 October 2013 Leana van Wyk Somerset West
27 October 2013 (Sunday Winner) Bonita Coetzee
24 October 2013 Phumla Kananda
20 October 2013 (Sunday winner) Bonita Coetzee Randburg
17 October 2013 Saliha Baccus North Beach Durban
13 October 2013 (Sunday winner) Simone Ritchie East London
10 October 2013 Penny Riley Rusteburg
3 October 2013: Geolice Papier Elsies River
26 September 2013: Hellen Hattingh Port Elizabeth
19 September 2013: Jacqui Stephenson Port Elizabeth
12 September 2013: Bernadine Cloete Johannesburg
5 September 2013: Megan de Wet Cape Town
29 August 2013: Louise Jones Western Cape
22 August 2013: Katlego Nhlapo Johannesburg
15 August 2013: Ingrid Logan Port Elizabeth
Hansgrohe Raindance shower winner:
Vuyi Kapan Edenvale
Designer rug from Brabetz Custom Rugs worth R25 000:
Louis Jacobus Botha Johannesburg
NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto machine with capsules & accessories to the value of R4000!
Elizabeth Arden Gify Hamper valued at over R5000: Paseka Tong & Jacobs Felix
Messages from our winners:
Thandi Tlaka I have received my gift this morning…………..wow, you made my YEAR :) !!!! I am so excited, you have no idea.
Thank you so much Top Billing Team.
Simone Ritchie Thank you very much to Top Billing and Woolworths for my wonderful prize of a R5000.00 Gift Voucher from Woolworths.
Top Billing is such a interesting and entertaining program. Christmas has come early this year, The Good Lord has really Blessed me.
Thulani Xhakaza Thank you to top billing team and all the sponsors.
I’m soooooo exited!
Pam Lee Very excited, just received my iPad mini and just before 11am as you said. I most certainly will be tracking the progress of the Dream Home. I'm "ready to move down to Cape Town," so to say! Thanks to Private Property,Telkom and of course Top Billing Team for the good wishes.
Thank you Top Billing for the opportunity to win the wonderful prize! I received it today from Woolies. Carry on with your great show!
Thank you so much, this is so wonderful, never won anything in my whole life and have not had internet for over 4 yrs. I also won it a day after my birthday so its the best birthday present ever!!! Bless you all.
Thandi Msimango Out of millions God chose me to be in this extravagant competition. I thank Him and to Him be the glory. Topbilling you rock, through u God is doing a new thing in my life, this is just a drop in the ocean the best is yet to come halala.Thank you Topbilling, Private Property, Telkom and Woolies for this great competition and being one of the 21 mini iPad winners and standing achance of winning the dream home.
Brad Demos I received the iPad yesterday and all is working well. Once again, thank you for all your efforts to ensure delivery and to the Top Billing ladies behind the scenes who've supported the process - it's been a fantastic!
Karen Arendse Thank you I have received my iPad mini. Thank you once again to you and the rest of the team. You know how to make an individual feel real special!!!
Mpho Tshabalala Thank you very much to Top Billing and Private Property for the awesome prize. I would like to wish Top Billing another prosperous 21 years of showcasing glamorous events, elegant properties, and full of excitement. Keep giving us the best of the good life.
Suzette van der Berg Thanks for giving me the oppertunity to take part in the competition As you can see I am up and running and enjoying my Apple Ipad to it's fullest!!! What a awesome prize!!!
From a very happy winner!!!
Justin Bieber VIP concert exprience:
Lynne Kruger I had the best time ever, it was really awesome. The highlight of my night was hanging out with my Justin Bieber, Janez, lol, whilst watching the real JB live. I really felt like I was living the good life. Thanks so much Top Billing and Standard Bank
Karley Parish WOW! is all I can say! A special ‘thank you’ to Top Billing for this superb win! It was my 11-year old daughter, Kayla’s first live concert and she was in absolute awe of the entire experience, to say the least. I especially enjoyed the great refreshments, as well as meeting Patience Stevens, Janez (which made my sister green with envy!) and Jeanie.
I am a big fan of the show and will definitely keep entering the competitions on offer, especially since I know it does pay to enter them!
So thanks again to all at Top Billing!
Nazeema Simon I couldn't believe it. I thought the call was a hoax. But when I realised it was not I was filled with excitement and shared the news with everyone.
The experience was absolutely awesome, fantastic and a night well spent with a great performer and a fun and very friendly Top Billing team as well as the espresso team. Thank you Top Billing for making a dream come true. My sister enjoyed her very much, thanks to you. Fyi, I never miss a Top Billing show. My favourite programme.
Jackie Alkana For weeks before Justin Bieber was due to perfome in CT he had thousands of Beliebers eagerly awaiting his arrival, "Me being one of them". Little did I know that the hype leading up to the event would be nothing in comparison to seeing Justin Bieber live in concert. I was called by TopBilling just hours before the concert was due to start and given the opportunity of a lifetime, to witness JB live, in true VIP style, which turned out to be one of The best evenings of my life to date. Justin's performance was amazing, he was captivating, inspirational and gifted beyond his years. Not only was it his performance that captivated us all, but the message behind his music that inspired so many people in the audience. It was an amazing experience and I was even lucky enough to get an option to meet the man behind the music. A memory I'll treasure for a lifetime... I've always been a huge fan of Justin Bieber, but after his performance that night... "I'M A BELIEBER"
Liesl Warner I would like to first say thank you, Top Billing and Standard Bank made my little girls dream come true and that is the most awesome feeling for a mom. Everyone was very welcoming and it was really a great experience one we won't forget anytime soon.
Vera de Canha We absolutely loved our VIP Justin Bieber experience. I sincerely want to thank Top Billing and Standard Bank for this once in a lifetime opportunity.
I was so excited when I heard it was Top Billing on the line! Immediately I thought I have won, but on the other hand I was thinking, "No it can't be happening". The Top Billing crew was constantly in contact with me right up until I arrived at the gate. Walking into the suite Jonathan made me feel very welcome and comfortable. It was the first time I have watched a show in a suite and sitting next to the Top Billing presenters made me feel overwhelmed with joy. The Top Billing suite was amazing, and the crew were at all times attentive to our needs, they made sure we were always comfortable and happy.
It was a great concert, and a terrific evening. Thank you Top Billing and crew, my Thursday nights on SABC 3 at 20h30 is devoted to you.
Selwyn Page Thank you for the opportunity I enjoyed every minute of the event. The hospitality was good including the food. Once again thank you
Kathleen van de Straaten Thank so much to Top Billing and Standard Bank for an Awesome VIP experience. It was a Brilliant night out with my daughter. You have officially made us Beliebers. Kathy and Michaela
Issy Mosel Thank so much to Top Billing and Standard Bank for an Awesome VIP experience. It was a Brilliant night out with my daughter. You have officially made us Beliebers. Kathy and Michaela
When i got the phone call that i had won the VIP tickets i was shaking, i remember stuttering on the phone with Simone and i just wanted to scream but i spared her the tortured haha. After the call i screamed as loud as i could and started blasting Justin's Believe album and danced around the house, waiting for my friend Lylli to come home from school to tell her the news which she was REALLY happy about, like me. Now on to the concert...IT WAS THE BEST SHOW EVER!! As a Belieber i couldn't believe i was seeing the guy i've supported since day one and hearing him perform live was just the greatest thing and even more great going with another Belieber, my friend Lylli. We had a blast at the concert and we were scared of post concert depression haha. The suite...WOW it was the BEST! It had the best view of the stage. The best moment of the suite had to be when i saw Jonathan Boynton Lee, i just froze and started freaking out and dropped my phone, camera. Thats how shocked i was. I didn't know he was going to be there and i remember him saying to me "well i'm waiting for you to hug me" because i was still shaking and freaking out that he was standing next to me and thats when i thought i'm going to faint haha. Now imagine if Justin walked in that suite! I would've died. The presenters and the Top Billing crew were great, it was just the best night. I could never thank Top Billing and Standard Bank enough for this great experience.
Quilalea Private Island Getaway: Stephen Penney from Grahamstown
Woolworths R10 000 gift card: Aneesa Theron from Cape Town
Linkin Park winners: Cape Town winner: Aqeeb Brown
Joburg winner: Estelle Hepburn
Arno Carstens CDs winners: Lee-Ann Millar Tia Herbert Sue Dickson Elaine du Toit Zdenka Moyle
ChianoSky CD winners: Debra Michaels Emlyn Thomas Monique van Wyk John Nchoe Shanaaz Nolan
Kurt Darren CD winners: Jason Kensley Kemp Petro van der Westhuizen Tracy Enstrom Mona Cloete Terror Lekopa
Levi Roots cookbook winner: Denise Simons
Eyelash extensions winner: Abby Buchanan
Squaremoon designer makeup bag winner: Suzette Swarts
Gavin Rajah designer clutch: Mickey Jezile
Woolworths gift card winners: R500 - Anthea Jacobs R1000 - Maite Mabela R10 000 - Kay Groenewald from Athlone
Wild West cowboy weekend winner: Wayne Gadow
Congratulations to Amelia Adams and Bridgette Jaftha who scooped the big prizes!
Amelia Adams from Cape Town won a Mercedes-Benz B Class to drive for 6 months with insurance and a R2000 a month petrol allowance.
Bridgette Jaftha from Johannesburg won a designer couch from Linea Redd
Watch the full insert where the winners were announced:
Winner of the Linear Redd couch, Bridgette Jaftha
Competition Winner: Win your choice of jewellery to the value of R30 000 from the PlatAfrica 2011 Collection (Top Hat Competition 1 - 5 November 2011)
Competition Winner: Win 2 nights for 2 at the outstanding Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat, all meals, activities and a double Cedarberg ‘Soullution’ Spa treatment included. Flights and airport transfers included (Top Hat Competition)
11 - 16 October 2011
Competition Winner: Win a PlayStation 3 (Top Hat Competition)
Competition Winner: Win a Signed Sharkie Shirt (Top Hat Competition)
Marlene Sectkit Charlene Vermeulen
Competition Winner: Win a Sharkie Hamper (Top Hat Competition)
Ria du Plessis Kenny Nukeri
Competition Winner: No Competition 19 - 24 July 2011
Competition Winner: Win a 3 night stay at Kapama River Lodge 12 - 17 July 2011
Winner: Leigh van den Hurk
Competition Winner: Win an autographed copy of 'Springbok Kitchen' 5 - 10 July 2011
Winners: Hayley Salzmann Jenni Hinrichsen Khanyisile Mbukwane Fran Price Warren Brink René Skinner Sigi van Rooyen Neville Jacobsohn Nomusa Mtshali Elinor Bodinger
Competition Winner: No Competition 28 June - 3 July 2011
Competition Winner: Win an autographed copy of Jeffery Deaver's book 'Carte Blanche' 21 - 26 June 2011
Winners: Anthony Maskell Verona Fredericks Arthur Burgess Renee Douman Anelie Smit
Competition Winner: No Competition 14 - 19 June 2011
Competition Winner: Win a 2 night stay at Kapama Karula Lodge 7 - 12 June 2011
Winner: Jill Brand
Competition Winner: Win a getaway to Rain Farm Game and Lodge 31 May - 5 June 2011
Winner: Wayne Moore
Competition Winner: Win a 2 night's stay at Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge 24 - 29 May 2011
Winner: Louette Gove
Competition Winner: Win a VIP hospitality package to watch the Kaizer Chiefs and Amazulu at Moses Mabhida Stadium 17 - 22 May 2011
Winner: Jeanette Morule
Competition Winner: Win a mid-week getaway at Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse. 10 - 15 May 2011
Winner: Alexandra Rowley
Competition Winner: Win a Sam Nhlengethwa original artwork 3 - 8 May 2011
Winner: Leo Lyon
Competition Winner: Win a Baby Glam Hamper consisting of a luxury pram and Glam Graffiti wall art. 26 April - 1 May 2011
Winner: Nelson Caboz
Competition Winner: Win the luxury Nautilus Yacht as a wedding venue 19 - 24 April 2011
Winner: Jane Black
Competition Winner: Visit the live set of Expresso and then breakfast with Expresso presenter Katlego 12 - 17 April 2011
Winner: Anna Herselman
Competition Winner: 212 VIP Fragrance 5 - 10 April 2011
Jennifer King Neelan Naidoo Melissa Marinus Tania Sadan Louisa Jardin Cara Boag Celeste Adonis Candice Ferguson Sheri Botha Candice Kemm
Competition Winner: NO COMPETITION 31 March - 3 April 2011
Competition Winner: Dreamgirls Tickets 24 - 27 March 2011
Competition Winners: Human Planet Hampers 17 - 20 March 2011
Leanne Oliver Richard Leask Elaine Lotter Kerrigan Brink Anusha Lalloo
Competition Winners: Cirque du Soleit Tickets 17 - 20 March 2011
Alexis Olbe Colette Apolles James McGonigal Mahesh Deva Martin Witten Melanie Smith Nelia Potgieter Rafiek Roberts Rhomona Gounden Sohle Zihlwele
Competition Winner: Designer fabric worth R2000, courtesy The Fabric Library. 10 - 13 March 2011
Competition Winner: Weekend away at Mount Grace Country House & Spa in the Magaliesburg 3 - 6 March 2011
Competition Winner: Top Billing Photoshoot Winner 24 - 27 February 2011
Competition Winner: The Carla Antoni Collection Gift Hamper 17 - 20 February 2011
Competition Winner: A Romantic 2 night stay at Timamoon Lodge 10 - 13 February 2011
Competition Winner: A Luxuary Trip To Zambia 3 - 6 February 2011
Competition Winners: Kenny Wizz Tickets 27 - 30 January 2011