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Media Statement: “Performer gets shot in the head by crossbow bolt at National Arts Festival”

Performers Brendon Peel & Li Lau AKA “One Crazy China” share their side of the story & address several errors published in the media regarding the recent incident in which Lau was injured by a [...]

Matt Tarrant set to wow audiences at 15th Jive Cape Town Funny Festival

Australian magician Matt Tarrant appears at the 2019 Jive Cape Town Comedy Festival at the Baxter Theatre, Cape Town. We interview Matt to find out about his experience as a touring magician & what Capetonian audiences can expect to see on stage.

Cape Town’s popular Children’s Magic Festival returns in June 2019

Be whisked away to a world of “Fantasy” at the College of Magic's 2019 Traditional Children’s Magic Festival in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Citizen: “SA magician gets his own show on Boomerang”

"Boomerang has teamed up with South African magician Wian van den Berg to launch a brand new and exciting local show that promises to give viewers magical moments. Launching on April 1, Wooala! is DStv channel Boomerang’s latest short-format show that celebrates young Africans’ sense of wonder and belief in magic.

A Success Story for Magic Africa Productions

Our vision as an organisation is to grow the community of magic enthusiasts & performers in Africa. We managed to achieve "both" those goals with Sebastiano Olla. Through one of our productions, we were able to nurture his enthusiasm for magic into becoming a Surprise Guest in our "Monday Night Magic" show.

Magic Man performs on South African television

Andrew Eland, better known by his stage persona "Magic Man", performed on SABC3's "Expresso Morning Show" on 1 November 2018.

“Spooky side of magic explored” – HeraldLive

"The art of illusion takes a seasonally scary twist on Wednesday, October 31 when Brendon Peel and Li Lau present Cabaret Magic: A Halloween Special at the Savoy Theatre."

Magic Man to feature in the 2018 Cape Town Buskers Festival

One of South Africa's most-loved 'street magic' performers, Andrew 'Magic Man' Eland, returns to the country for the Summer of 2018/2019, starting with public performances at the upcoming third Cape Town Buskers Festival from 1 to 11 November at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

Referee’s Match Report: “Magic vs Mentalism” on 9 October 2018

For centuries there has been the constant debate amongst conjurers, namely “which is better: Magic or Mentalism?” On Tuesday 9 October 2018, Magic.Africa decided to put an end to this debate. "Match referee" Greg Gelb reports.

Magic vs Mentalism : a show that shows the difference

Magic is magic is magic, right? Well, yes and no. At Café Roux Cape Town on Tues 9 Oct 2018 you’ll get the chance to get a closer look at – and gain a better understanding of - two significantly separate disciplines when veteran Marcel Oudejans pits his years of visual illusion and sleight of hand skills up against the mentalism and mind-reading of the award-winning Brendon Peel.