Interview: Qadasi and Maqhinga on track to better

Interviewed by Veruska De Vita


Maskandi musicians Qadasi and Maqhinga have partnered with the Halfway Group in a new campaign called On Track to Better. It’s about South Africans being on a journey to making the country better, one feel-good song at a time – a growing road trip playlist is available on Spotify to stream and download HERE

In the meantime we caught up with the duo and asked them a few questions

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What inspires you about South Africa, and how does this inspire your music?

We are constantly inspired by South Africa’s diversity, from the multitude of natural wonders to the vast number of cultural groups and languages. Being able to travel around the country with our music allows us to experience and appreciate this diversity, and this therefore plays a huge role in our songwriting. 

What do you love about South African music?

Having so many cultures and languages in the country makes our music scene truly unique as artists are constantly experimenting with different styles of African and contemporary music.

Which SA musicians/ bands have influenced you the most?

Our biggest local influences have been traditional music greats such as Phuzushukela, Mgqashiyo Ndlovu, Juluka, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

What are your hopes for the country in support of the ongoing journey to a better South Africa?

As part of ‘on track to better’, we feel that unity continues to be of utmost importance. We as a country must never forget that we are stronger together, and just like the diverse and eclectic music being produced in South Africa, we need to embrace, appreciate and make an effort to understand one another and the unique diversity we have as a nation.


On Track to Better Campaign YouTube Video 



To listen to a collection of songs inspired by our people and our beautiful country, find the On Track to Better playlist on Spotify



Qadasi & Maqhinga Social Media




About Halfway Group

Halfway’s journey started in 1965 with a single filling station located roughly halfway between Durban and Port Shepstone. Since then, the journey has taken the Group across South Africa and Botswana and today the multi-award-winning Halfway Group is comprised of motoring and motoring services, as well as corporate services.
The primary business of the Group is in the Motor Industry, with brands such as Toyota (the largest brand within the group), Lexus, Ford, Nissan, Hyundai, Mazda, and more.
With over 23 independent dealerships in South Africa and Botswana, recent industry accolades include the 2022 Toyota SA Dealer of the Year (4th time), 2022 Hino Dealer of the Year (3rd time), and 2022 Lexus Dealer of the Year (3rd time) awards. Furthermore, Halfway is the first Group to win all three highly sought-after industry
awards in the same year.

For more on Halfway Group visit HERE

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