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WikiMzansi is South Africa's free online information resource profiling the continent's prominent leaders.

Cathy del Mei

Vibrant and vivacious, Cathy del Mei is an exciting saxophonist with years of experience. From hotel lounges to theatre, and from clubs to corporate functions, Cathy has played for prestigious clients and top-selling shows. Apart from the sax, Cathy del Mei  is also a great keyboard player, having played cocktail piano in numerous elite hotels such as… read more »


Elegant. Soulful. Radiant. Few words come close to describing the rich, silky sound of South Africa’s pre-eminent female vocalist of the 21st century, LIRA. Since embarking on her incomparable career nearly a decade ago, LIRA has blazed an astonishing trail of accomplishments that few artists in the history of the entire continent can lay claim… read more »

Trevor Gumbi

Trevor Gumbi’s underlying charm offsets his assertive energy on stage, as he brings to the fore some politically uncomfortable issues and delivers them with hilarity. For over 10 years, Trevor has been delivering Comedy, performing the role as a MC, Facilitator, Actor, Writer stand-up Comedian. While outspoken and sometimes controversial, Trevor Gumbi is a firm favourite in the corporate market, where… read more »

Michael Abrahamson

South Africa’s leading ‘mentalist’ and 2019 Memory World Record holder, Michael’s shows incorporates such elements as mind-reading, memory feats, mathematical ability, psychological suggestion, body language and, most importantly, “Magical, Unfathomable Entertainment”. He is also a corporate MC at many diverse functions His entertainment is fully interactive and a truly unique experience, with ‘multiple wow moments’ and stand alone routines…. read more »

Matthew Mole

Matthew Mole seems surprisingly unfazed by the success of his debut album. In the singer/songwriter’s native South Africa, “The Home We Built” entered the top of the iTunes chart on its release, making Mole the country’s first artist ever to achieve this feat – leap-frogging the likes of Jay-Z, Imagine Dragons, Robin Thicke, Michael Buble and… read more »

Sizwe Nxasana

Sizwe Errol Nxasana is the Co Founder of Future Nation Schools (FNS) and he holds a BCom, BCompt (Hons), CA (SA) qualifications. He started his career at Unilever. In 1989 he established Sizwe & Co, the first black-owned audit practice in Kwazulu Natal. In 1996 he became the founding partner of Nkonki Sizwe Ntsaluba now… read more »

Chris Forrest

Chris Forrest has been on the forefront of the South African comedy scene since the late 90’s. He was Celebrity Masterchef SA’s first winner; he’s a TV presenter; MC, Comedian (and did we mention Dad and Husband? His trademark dry sense of humour, quick wit, thought provoking one-liners and thinking person’s comedy has made him one of the country’s most popular comedians…. read more »

Chilli & Lime

Hailed as The Jazz Maestros, Chilli & Lime is a vibrant young jazz band that has firmly established itself on the South African jazz scene. They have gone on to become one of the most-popular jazz bands in the country. Since their inception in 2006, Chilli & Lime has performed alongside many great South African artists… read more »

Martinus van Tee

Cape Town-based Martinus van Tee specialises in classy black and white caricatures at events. He produces up to 20 caricatures an hour keeping the guests entertained and ensuring everyone goes home with a terrific personal memento. With more than 10 years experience, Martinus has drawn thousands of guests at hundreds of functions of all kinds…. read more »

Francois Pienaar

Cape Town based Francois Pienaar was born and educated in the Transvaal and holds law degrees from the University of Johannesburg. During his school years, he represented South Africa in both rugby and cricket. His decision to choose the game of rugby over cricket was truly justified.  He eventually captained a remarkable Transvaal side that… read more »

Dr. Mark Manley

Dr Mark Manley is an international, award-winning speaker, author and consultant based in South Africa, with a background in the media, politics, and business. He has spearheaded a consultancy since 1988, specialising in the areas of Strategy, Leadership and Transformation. As a broadcaster, Mark hosted many different music, magazine, talk and live programmes on radio and TV; as a… read more »


Nianell is a songstress and award-winning musician with multi-platinum sales to her credit. And as performer she has inspired thousands of people all over the world. But for the last five years she has taken her creative skills and her wonder about the grander purpose of life, to develop her EMIT Change Workshops. They are a series of Educational, Motivational, Inspirational and Transformational workshops. These focus… read more »

Jo-Ann Strauss

Jo-ann has hosted more than 200 events across the world for top international companies like BMW, Adidas, Audi, Samsung, Siemens and FIFA. The events she has hosted have been as diverse as the Islamic Finance and Investment Conference to the online launch of the official FIFA Ball for the World Cup with David Beckham which was streamed… read more »

Cynthia Schoeman

Cynthia Schoeman is the Managing Director of an Ethics Monitoring & Management Services company and a founding Non-Executive Director of the Ethics Practitioners Association (EPA). She also sits on the Investigating Committee of the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA). A regular speaker on ethics at conferences and seminars, Cynthia is often interviewed as an ethics expert, including by… read more »

Shaun Bartlett

Shaun Bartlett began his career with his hometown Cape Town Spurs and then moved to Major League soccer and the Colorado Rapids in the league’s inaugural season in 1996. Halfway through the 1997 season, he was traded to the MetroStars and then returned to South Africa. He later went on loan to FC Zürich and then… read more »