Africa Rising sold double platinum in a space of a month in 2012 and later won Best dance album at the 2013 South African Music Awards. Discs 1 and 2 comprise a live performance of Africa Rising, while disc 3 is a continuously mixed studio set. Issued in slim triple jewel case.
Black Coffee's "Africa Rising" DVD and CD (triple CD) sold double platinum in a space of a month in 2012 and later the award for Best Dance Album at the 2013 South African Music Awards. This happened shortly after Soulistic Music announced a newly signed club DJ named DJ Shimza. Black Coffee featured creative artists on the album "Africa Rising," such as Bucie and the soulful musician Toshi Tikolo on the international House hit "Buya".
2013 saw Black Coffee continue gracing world stages such as Southport Weekender, Panoroma Bar, Circo Loco, Boiler Room and participating in music conferences like ADE and RBMA in Johannesburg. Amongst a few 2013 notable collaborations are with Mi Casa and Black Motion.
In 2013, Black Coffee also became one of the key speakers on his friend Vusi Thembekwayo's tour. Black Coffee has graced numerous publications including the glossy Destiny Man magazine in November 2013