We are proud to introduce you to our entertainers for our 2012 Gala Dinner & Auction.
Victor Tichart graduated from UCT with a Master’s degree in vocal accompaniment having studied with Neil Solomon. While studying he won second prize in the Johnny Windham Piano competition and first prize in the Adcock-Ingram Music Competition.
He has recorded three CD’s, one solo CD and two as accompanist to Sanet Allen, Virginia Davids and Sidwill Hartman. He has recorded for radio and television and toured internationally as accompanist and soloist.
Victor was musical director for Cabaret the Musical, Nunsense Ah-Men, Carmen, Forever Plaid and Marry Me a Little.
He is currently a vocal coach and accompanist at UCT College of Music and performs regularly as accompanist, chamber musician, soloist and musical comedian.
Michael Mol is a qualified medical doctor, an executive television producer, presenter, international speaker, business consultant and most importantly – a husband and father of three.
Michael has a passion for helping people find true significance and a holistic, balanced approach to the world they live in. This combines his medical training, his life experiences and his business skills in a truly unique blend that sets him aside from the average motivational or inspirational communicator.
He has spoken to leading companies around the world, has been nominated by South Africa’s foremost CEO’s as one of the country’s top business speakers, and was awarded a Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Speakers Association of South Africa in April 2011.
Michael is currently the Executive Producer and presenter of the “Dr Mol Show” (previously known as “Hello Doctor”). Michael has a vision to educate, entertain and inspire South Africans to live their best life, by being the healthiest they can be.
Sivuyile “Siv” Ngesi is a popular South African actor and comedian hailing from the township of Gugulethu outside of Cape Town. Ngesi’s career began at the young age of 10 years old when he played the role of Gavroshe in the production of Les Miserables.
After finishing school in South Africa, Ngesi went to New York City to follow his dreams of acting. Ngesi is best known for his role as Thomas in the 2008 television series 24: Redemption. Other films Ngesi has starred in include World Unseen, Laduma, Schweitzer, Amequekquekra, Invictus, Ship Wreck Mutiny, and Natalie.
In 2010, Ngesi starred as a soccer player, Kaiser Sigcau, in the drama series League of Glory on M-Net. More recently, Ngesi has played the main cast member, Ike Molefe, in the Mzansi Magic Sitcom S.I.E.S. (Social Impact and Empowerment Strategy).
Currently, Ngesi has found fame performing as a one-man comedic show, Dekaf. He co-wrote Dekaf with David Newton, a popular actor, director, and producer. Dekaf has been featured at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown and won the Golden Ovation Award for the best comedy show in 2010.
When Ngesi isn’t busy performing, he is coordinating his non-profit organization SGB (Siv Give Back) that supports underprivileged children in the Western Cape. Additionally, Ngesi has been coveted as an MC and corporate entertainer for large events such as the Shoprite event at the Grand West Arena that hosted 4,000 people.