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All the latest news related to magic, mentalism, illusion, sleight-of-hand and other magical entertainment in Africa.

Mentalist Brendon Peel To Astound Audiences With His ‘Hocus Pocus’ South African Tour

From table magic beginnings in his hometown of Port Elizabeth to international stages, award-winning mentalist Brendon Peel is currently touring his latest solo show, Hocus Pocus, around South Africa in 2018.

Season 7 Of Monday Night Magic Pops Up At Artscape This Spring

The number seven is believed to be lucky in many cultures and it is indeed a special one for Monday Night Magic, which returns for its seventh season on October 1, 2018. This time around, the pop-up theatre will be in a new location – the Opera Bar at the newly-renovated Artscape Theatre Centre on Cape Town’s Foreshore.

Magicians Dazzle Rugby Stars And Fans

Fans and players of the DHL Stormers from Cape Town, South Africa, were entertained by the talented Magic Africa Productions magicians before the games & during the 2018 Golf Day.

Jacques le Sueur: “The Man who stole Mandela’s watch twice”

Capetonian magician Jacques le Sueur chats to CapeTalk's Keenan Williams about magic, adventures, and stealing the late President Nelson Mandela's watch - twice. (Podcast)

Herald LIVE: “Minds click for sheer escapism”

Herald LIVE: "Mentalist Brendon Peel and escapologist Li Lau are putting their brains – and Li’s body – on the line in Carnival Sideshow and Other Magical Things at the Masonic Hall Back until Monday."

Via @News24: “Entertainers team up for National Arts Festival”

Two local entertainers are teaming up to perform at this year’s National Arts Festival which is set to take place in Grahamstown from tomorrow, June 28 to July 8 2018.

A ‘Feast Of Magic’ At National Arts Festival 2018

Fans of magic & illusion can enjoy 5 different magic & mentalism shows at the 2018 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.

Mawonga Gayiya: “Magic Brings The Community Together”

Capetonian magician Mawonga Gayiya chats to CapeTalk's Keenan Williams about how magic and comedy bring the community together. (Podcast)

Brendon Peel Brings Mentalism And Magic To Port Elizabeth With ‘Hocus Pocus’

Award-winning mentalist and magician Brendon Peel will perform his show "Hocus Pocus" in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 26 May 2018 at the Protea Hotel Port Elizabeth Marine.

SATMag 2017 Award Winner Brendon Peel Interviewed

The winner of the South African Theatre Magazine "Performer of the Year" 2017, Brendon Peel, was interviewed by the same magazine in its May 2018 Edition. Peel shares the highlights of his career, his earliest memories of theatre, and how his focus on mentalism has played such an important role in his career.