List of South African Grammy Award winners and nominees

The following is a list of Grammy Awards winners and nominees from South Africa:

YearCategoryNominees(s)Nominated forResult
1988Best Traditional Folk AlbumLadysmith Black MambazoShaka ZuluWon
1991Best Traditional World Music AlbumClassic TracksNominated
1993Best of - Vol. 1Nominated
1994Best World Music AlbumJohnny Clegg and Savuka [1]Heat, Dust and DreamsNominated
1995Best Traditional World Music AlbumLadysmith Black Mambazo Liph' IqinisoNominated
1996Gift of the TortoiseNominated
1997Thuthukani NgoxoloNominated
1998Best Contemporary World Music AlbumHeavenlyNominated
1999Best Traditional World Music AlbumLive at the Royal Albert HallNominated
2001Best World Music AlbumMiriam MakebaHomelandNominated
2005Best Traditional World Music AlbumLadysmith Black MambazoRaise Your Spirit HigherWon
2006Best Contemporary World Music AlbumNo BoundariesNominated
2007Long Walk to FreedomNominated
Best Traditional World Music AlbumSoweto Gospel ChoirBlessedWon
2008African SpiritWon
2009Ladysmith Black MambazoIlembe: Honoring Shaka ZuluWon
2012Best World Music AlbumSongs from a Zulu FarmNominated
2013Hugh MaskelaJabulaniNominated
2014Ladysmith Black MambazoLive: Singing for Peace Around the WorldWon[lower-alpha 1]
2016Music from Inala [lower-alpha 2]Nominated
2017Walking in the Footsteps of Our FathersNominated
2018Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary CelebrationWon


  1. The 2014 Grammy Award for Best World Music Album was jointly awarded to Gipsy Kings for their album Savor Flamenco.
  2. The album was a collaboration with Ella Spira and the Inala Ensemble.


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