Afrikaans, Show more Acronym formed on South African Record Industry, the award having been initially sponsored by various members of this industry. The award was subsequently administered by Springbok Radio, when the letter e was added to the name (Sarie being a woman’s name in Afrikaans), possibly to link it with the well-known Afrikaans song Sarie Marais.
Any of several awards presented annually in the past to local artists judged the year’s best in various categories of music. Also attributive.
1972Evening Post 14 Oct. 7The list of past Sarie winners (it was Sari at one time) reads like a South African musical Who’s Who...Many up and coming young artists used a Sarie win as a springboard to launch their careers. This is the main purpose of Sarie — to find new South African talent.
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