Makhura first showcased his talent amongst his peers at the University of Limpopo where he was hand-picked by judge and party-starter DJ Euphonik. He went on the represent his university at the Grand Finale, where he battled it out with nine other aspiring DJs.
"The whole competition has been an experience for me. Making it to the top 10 was an achievement but being crowned the McDonald's Top Jock 2012 winner is really an honour. I am thrilled to be the hottest student DJ and sharing the stage with well-established DJs was an opportunity of a life time," said Makhura. "Celebrate the youth of South Africa"
Established DJ stars including DJ Euphonik, DJ Poppy, DJ Switch, Redwood and MVD chose Makhura in front of hundreds of music fans, VIPs and celebrities.
"Congratulations to all the finalists that battled it out tonight and especially Makhura for walking away with the title of the McDonald's Top Jock 2012. The Top Jock competition was created by McDonald's to scout out Mzansi's musical talent and we definitely had the best talent playing," says Daniel Padiachy, marketing director of McDonald's South Africa. "We celebrate the youth of South Africa and share their zest for life." Displaying skills on MTV, MTV Base
Competing against Makhura in the Grand Finale were Thula Nombika (heat winner: Wits University), Sandile Ngetu (heat winner: UJ Kingsway), Simphiwe Gama (heat winner: TUKS), Bongani Mziza (heat winner: TUT PTA), Thato Tshabala (heat winner: UJ AP), Tshepang Motaung (heat winner: UFS), Jonathan Brown (heat winner: UCT), Moosa Patel (heat winner: Stellies) and Thato Ramoshaba (heat winner: Westville).
Makhura won a 12-month DJ course and other prizes to the value of R100 000 including a DStv HD PVR decoder. The winner will also display his skills on MTV (DStv Channel 321) and MTV Base (DStv Channel 322).