Master of Ceremonies

Be it a corporate cocktail party, wedding, year-end function, awards event, or Stand up comedians, Big Talk Entertainment Booking Agency has the perfect MCs to choose from. Our professional MC's are among the best to hire in South Africa. Book a professional master of ceremonies through us and benefit from expert advice and information on how to choose the best MC for your event.

Master of Ceremonies & Keynote Speakers

The Master of Ceremonies, or MC, sets the tone for a meeting, conference, convention or other gatherings. This is often overlooked by event organisers, especially corporate organizations, who often use aninternal company member to host the event. Big Talk Entertainment has carefully and selectively put togethar the best master of ceremonies in South Africa for your event.

By choosing a great celebrity Master of Ceremonies you will be able to ensure that your corporate function or event has the best person to succesfully host and faciliate the proceedings of the occasion. Often a great master of ceremonies can be paired with a stand up comedian to help at some serious witty humour.

Our selection of charismatic, professional Masters of Ceremony Hosts & Keynote Speakers links entertainment, weddings, awards and speeches, ensuring your event runs smoothly from beginning to end..



Proverb is a South African sound engineer, rapper, record producer, television and radio host with almost two decades making music in the industry.

thembi seete

Thembi seete

Thembi Seete is a South African actress, singer, rapper, television presenter and model. In February 2022, Seete was announced to be a judge on season 18 of Idols South Africa.She returned the following year in 2023



Somizi Buyani Mhlongo is a South African media personality, television presenter, actor, choreographer, socialite and judge on SA Idol.


tsepiso makwetla

Tšepiso Makwetla is a seasoned and respected Journalist and Broadcaster. She’s been on the local and international scene as event MC and a Moderator steering public policy dialogues on various platforms; using these experiences to contribute and learn on matters she’s passionate about - democracy; human rights and development; poverty reduction and universal health care.”

Tumelo Mothatoane

Tumelo Mothatoane

South African news anchor and TV host who is known to host SABC’s Sunday Live, Soweto TV’s Sistas along with The Morning Show on ETV. The Morning Show. The award was presented to her for 2018. Golden Horn Award for Best TV Presenter

jane dutton

jane dutton

Jane Dutton is a News Anchor with more than 25 years experience on Al Jazeera, CNN, BBC World, CNBC and eNCA

anika larsen

Anika larsen

Anika Larsen is a well known face on eNCA as well as on News, interviews sports stars, politicians and cultural icons with thought provoking and inspirational conversation

athi mtongana

athi mtongana

Athi Mtongana is a multi-award winning journalist and TV news reporter. With 10 years experience working at eNCA, Newzroom Afrika, and freelancing for BBC World News. She covers Parliament, politics, crime, court and human interest news. Mtongana has mastered the skill of speaking to thousands of audiences with a passion and enthusiasm to keep people informed.”


Bonang Matheba

Bonang Dorothy Matheba is a South African television presenter, radio personality, businesswoman, producer, model, actress and philanthropist.

thuli madonsela

thuli madonsela

Thulisile Nomkhosi is a South African advocate and professor of law, holding a chair in social justice at Stellenbosch University. She served as the Public Protector of South Africa from 19 October 2009 to 14 October 2016. In 1996, she helped draft the final constitution of South Africa promulgated by then-President Nelson Mandela.[


Bongani Bingwa

Bongani Bingwa is the host of the Breakfast Show on 702. He is the former Afternoon Drive Show host. Before joining 702 he was a presenter and journalist on Carte Blanche.

bridget masinga

Bridget Masinga

Bridget Masinga is a Miss South Africa runner-up 2002, as well as a popular TV actor, Producer, radio host, social media personality, fashion fundi, MC and public speaker

busi mkhumbuzi

Busi Mkhumbuzi

Entrepreneur and Professional Speaker, Busi Mkhumbuzi Pooe is a One Young World Ambassador, has spoken at TedWomen and TedXUCT and has been recognised as one of the 2019 Forbes Africa #30 honourees.

claire mawisa

claire mawisa

Claire Mawisa is a seasoned broadcaster with a media career that spans 28 years and yields extensive experience in the television and radio sectors. She is a skilled public speaker, facilitator, media trainer and television presenter.

criselda konanda

Criselda Konanda

Criselda Kananda is a mother, Radio and Television Presenter, dynamic business woman, Facilitator, Inspirational Speaker, Professional Counselor, Former Nurse and medical underwriter.

connie ferguson

connie ferguson

Constance Ferguson is a South African based Motswana actress, filmmaker, producer and businesswoman. She is best known for her role as "Karabo Moroka" on South Africa's most popular soap opera, Generations.

devi govender

devi govender

Devi Sankaree Govender is an award-winning television journalist. In the broadcast media industry, she has grown to be a household name. She is also a successful presenter and writer with Carte Blanche has been among the highest privileges of her life

elana afrika

Elana Afrika

Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp is one of the most recognised media personalities in South Africa. This mom-trepreneur is highly influential in social media and one of the country’s most prominent tweeters & Instagrammers.

fezile mpela

Fezile Mpela

Fezile Mpela is a South African actor and television presenter best known for his leading roles as Vusi in the first season of the SABC1 drama series Mzansi, and as Sello in the SABC2 soapie 7de Laan.

gail mabalane

Gail Nkoane Mabalane

Gail Mabalane is a South African actress, model, media socialite, businesswoman and singer. She is most notable for acting roles on South African television series "The Wild", and recently starred on tele-novel series "The Road", which airs on Mzansi Magic every weeknight.


Gerry Rantseli Elsdon

Gerry Rantseli- Elsdon is most famously known for her role as a presenter on M-Net and judge on the first Big Brother Africa reality show. She is an international humanitarian, activist and outspoken voice on issues of women’s empowerment


Gugulethu Mfuphi

Gugulethu Mfuphi is a well-versed curator, with experience in front of the camera, behind the microphone and addressing an audience. Her skill, together with her sound grasp of financial markets, economic data and current affairs issues and the impact this has on the business community, makes her the perfect candidate to speak to industry analysts, political leaders and C-suite executives from across the African continent.


Jack Devnarain

Actor, Keynote Speaker, Master of Ceremony and Ambassador to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, Crime Line, CHOC and the SAPS Widows and Orphans Fund.

jeannie d

Jeannie D

Jeannie de Gouveia, popularly known as Jeannie D, is a South African television presenter, actress, radio DJ, and entrepreneur.


Jo Ann Strauss

Jo-Ann Strauss is a South African model, television presenter, inspirational speaker and businesswoman who won the Miss South Africa competition in 2000.

julia stuart

Julia Stuart

Presenter at SuperSport Former Sports Anchor at eNCA & ETV Former Sports Editor at Independent Newspapers

justin cohen

Justin Cohen

Justin Cohen is the author of 4 books and 8 audiobooks. He hosts a CNBC Africa TV show in which he interviews some of the world’s top experts on success. As a leading authority on human potential, with a postgraduate degree in psychology, Justin Cohen speaks and trains in the fields of motivation, sales, customer service and leadership. .


jailoshini naidoo

Lead Actress Movie- 3 Days to Go Actress new Netflix series Justice Served .The 3 Kandasamy movies: Keeping up with the Kandasamys Kandasamys: The Wedding Trippin’ with the Kandasamys


Katlego Moswane Maboe

Katlego Moswane Maboe is a South African TV presenter, singer-songwriter and accountant. He was consecutively awarded Best TV Presenter at the South African Film and Television Awards in 2015 and 2016. He is also known for hosting the morning talk show Expresso on SABC 3 since its inception in 2010.


Kenneth Nkosi

Kenneth Nkosi is a South African actor best known for his roles as The Pastor in the television drama Gaz’lam and as Aap in the Oscar-winning film Tsotsi.


Kia Johnson

Quirky, ambitious, vivacious, driven and ready for any challenge that comes her way. She's your traffic-eye in the sky on MetroFM, SAfm and Radio 2000, and has you streaming on weekdays, as she explores real-life women’s issues on the brand-new talk show All Woman TV.


Kgomotso Christopher

Kgomotso Christopher is a South Afican actor and voice over artist best known for her time in Isidingo as Katlego Sibeko before joining Scandal as Yvonne. She is also the voice behind MTN’s Interactive Voice Response system and serves as a Non-Executive Chairperson on the Naledi Theatre Awards Board of Directors


Khanyisile Magubane

Khanyi Magubane is a dynamic Communicator and Media specialist with 19 years work experience. A trained Journalist by Profession, Magubane is currently running a Media and Communications Agency, Zinokwanda Media and Communications, is a seasoned TV Producer, Film producer, Radio Broadcaster (SAfm), and a Media Entrepreneur.


Krijay Govender

Comedian and MC, Krijay Govender has been voted by the media as the funniest woman in South Africa. She has also been rated one of the top three MC’s in the country (Sunday Times)


Leanne Manas

Leanne Manas is a multiple Award winning South African TV presenter that has graced our screens for over a decade. She is currently the anchor of SABC 2's Morning Live. She is also one of the countries top MC's and guest speakers.


Lihle Msimang

International Comedian/MC and script writer, Lihle Lindzy Msimang, winner of the 2011 Nandos Comedy Showdown, is a young female comedian and actress. She has featured in various prestigious stand up comedy events and DVDs. Attractive, vibrant and energetic, Lihle is a guaranteed laugh out loud and a fine talent in the growing industry in South Africa.


Lebo Gunguluza

Lebo Gunguluza is well known for his part on the Dragon’s Den television show that mentors young entrepreneurs in South Africa.

Leigh Anne

Leigh-Anne Williams

Leigh-Anne Williams was a Presenter on the Breakfast Show Expresso. She also hosted her own radio show “Lunch with Leigh-Anne” on Good Hope FM , also the Runner up of Strictly Come Dancing Season 8


Leeanda Reddy

Famous for her screen role as Priyanka Naicker on Sabc 3's flagship show, Isidingo. She recently starred as the female lead opposite Leon Schuster in South Africa's highest grossing comedy movie, "Mr Bones 2". Leeanda is also a producer and writer.


Lorna Maseko

Lorna Maseko is a South African ballet dancer, choreographer, MC and television presenter best known as a presenter on Top Billing..


Masechaba Ndlovu

Non-Conformist | TV Entrepreneur | Multi-Award-Winning Radio broadcaster | Product of the Revolution |


Mcfarlane Moleli

Macfarlane Moleli has been appointed as a studio anchor on Carte Blanche’s current affairs show alongside Derek Watts and Claire Mawisa.


Minnie Dlamini

TV Sports Presenter, Reality Show Host, Actress, Master of Ceremonies,, Minenhle Jones, simply known as Minnie, is a South African on-air personality, actress and model. In 2010 she was selected as the new presenter for the SABC 1 music show, Live Amp.

nicholas goliath

nicholas goliath

MC/Comedian/facilitator/ actor/presenter and
voice over artist.
He was also presenter of
E-Tv show "Beat the Price"


Nico Panagio

Nicolaos Panagiotopoulos, professionally known as Nico Panagio, is a South African actor, businessman and presenter known for his previous role on the soap opera 7de Laan and as a presenter on Top Billing.


Nikiwe Bikitsha

Nikiwe Bikitsha is one of the country's top radio and television journalists. A multi award winning journalist, she is well regarded for her exceptional sense of story telling, fearless interviewing style and diverse skills set, spanning news, politics and business.


Nozipho Mbanjwa

Nozipho is an internationally acclaimed conference moderator, in demand for her unique and insightful ability to facilitate intelligent conversations with depth and breadth. She has moderated panel discussions at the World Economic Forum, the United Nations agencies, including UN Women, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund, among other international conferences.


Palesa Mabidilala

Palesa is currently the Country Director of Spark International (YGAP), a global not-for-profit, with an innovative approach to poverty alleviation. She is also the founder of EnziAfrica, a women owned organisation.


Penny Lebyane

Radio and Television Broadcaster, Host, MC, Speaker, Moderator... Adventurist


Pepsi Pokane

Pepsi Pokane is a South African actor, television presenter, director and businessman best known for hosting the SABC2 Late-night Music Show. Pepsi is an Event M.C. lending his talents to beauty pageants, corporate shows and music concerts.


Poppy Ntshongwana

Poppy Ntshongwana is a South African radio DJ and events MC best known as a presenter on 5FM.


Romy Titus

Romy Titus has been in the broadcast industry for 17 years. She started at e-TV and after 5 years was poached by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). She then moved to Supersport. She has her hand in radio, beaming live weekdays on Radio 2000, Talk all that is sport.

rapulana seiphemo

rapulana seiphemo

Rapulana Seiphemo is a South African actor and filmmaker. He is primarily known for his role as Tau Mogale in the long-running soap opera Generations and its continuation, Generations: The Legacy


Siv Ngesi

Sivuyile “SiV’ Ngesi is one of SA’s most dynamic performers, whose diverse talents have seen him making waves in the South African entertainment industry. He is a sought after comedian, popular television presenter, prolific actor, MC. and Producer, and a social media sensation


Stephina Zwane

TV/film director, writer, producer and co-founder of AzaTV and Sorele Media, Johannesburg. Zwane, who’s a household name in the local film and TV industry, made her debut as a presenter on’s youth programme Craz-e at the age of 15. She’s also acted in ETV’s Scandal!, the movie Heartlines and SABC1’s Gaz’lam and Soul Buddyz.


Tumi Morake

Beyond her comedy, Morake has been the face of major campaigns with Vodacom and Kelloggs. As a producer, her work has been nominated in various categories at the South African Film and Television Awards, which she also hosted.


Tumisho Masha

Tumisho Masha is an MC, South African actor and television presenter, best known for his role as Dumisani Thusong on the soapie Isidingo and for presenting the magazine show, Top Billing.


Ursula Stapelfeldt

Ursula Chikane (née Stapelfeldt) is a South African radio and television personality best known for hosting her own show on 5FM (using the handle "Brown Sugar"), and for co-presenting the lifestyle magazine programme Top Billing, on SABC3. She is also a well-known and respected MC.

lunga tshuka

lunga tshuka

MC with Humour - When it comes to raw talent, Cape Town is filled with it, but very rarely do we come across a comedian like Lunga, who is also an MC, Breakdancer and a beatboxer. With a flair for mesmerising an audience, Lunga is the perfect choice

zoe brown

Zoë Brown

Zoë Brown is a TV host, profoundly recognized for her role in the Expresso morning show on SABC3. She has hosted countless shows on KFM and Cape Radio Station

paul rothman

paul rothman

Paul Rothmann has been a presenter on SABC 2 Pasella since 1999. He is also an Advocate of the High Court. Paul obtained his B.Com Law and LLB degrees at the University of Pretoria

brumilda van rensberg

brumilda van rensburg

Brümilda van Rensburg is a multiple award-winning TV, film and theatre actress; well-known as Louwna from Egoli. She has over 80 local and international productions to her name. She has been voted most popular actress in SA. She teaches acting at her own drama academy, and she is a professional MC and motivational speaker.

ewan strydom

ewan strydom

Ewan Strydom is a South African model and TV presenter best known for hosting the magazine shows All Access on M-Net and Expresso on SABC3

palesa madisakwane

palesa madisakwane

Palesa Mocuminyane is a South African actress best known for her role as music executive Palesa in the SABC1 soapie Generations The multi talented Palesa was also a news anchor and producer Ann7 and a presenter of the most watched gospel tv show on SABC called gospel Gold She is a motivational speaker and MC.

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nabeel khan

Nabeel Khan is a is a South African Stunt man, actor and financial advisor and coach who was ranked in the worlds top 1% of financial planners . He now spends his time between film projects, shoots, podcasting, skydiving and various businesses

lebo mashile

Lebobang Mashile

Lebogang Mashile is an actor, writer, performance poet, life skills facilitator, speaker, television presenter and MC

alan committie

alan committie

Alan Committie is one of South Africa’s leading MC’s and corporate entertainers. With more than 25 years experience, he has the unique ability to be able to read a crowd

mo magic

mo magic

Mo has been “Spreading Joy” through his services as MC & Entertainer across the globe for 2 decades (13 of these have been full time), from astonishing celebs in Hollywood to royalty in the Middle East, starring in his own, record breaking, 13 part prime time TV magic series, and is the only African magician to have his own streaming special on SHOWMAX

zandie wardle

zandi wardle

Zandi Wardle is an SA Radio Awards Nominated Content Producer. Award Winning Speaker . Radio and TV Producer / Presenter, MC and Public Speaker

Jenna Leigh Bilong

Jenna-leigh bilong

Television and Radio Presenter and Founder of the Woman Unlimited Movement.


Azania Mosaka

Azania Mosaka joined Metro FM and then became the weekday presenter on 702.

ryle de morny

Ryle de Morny

Ryle De Morny is a South African actor, TV presenter, athlete, model and entrepreneur.

carol oforbi

carol ofori

Seasoned voice over artist, award winning radio presenter, TV host and motivational speaker, Carol Ofori (previously Ralefeta), is not only the voice to many of South Africa’s most loved brands, but is also the voice to some of the most important conversations currently; from her weekday radio show #CarolOforiOn ECR on East Coast Radio, to parenting with her talk show on SABC 2, Raising Babies 101.

fifi peters

fifi peters

Fifi is an award winning journalist, who specialises in African financial markets. She is currently a news anchor at CNBC Africa, Africa's largest business and financial networks. An economist at heart, Fifi has practised journalism for more than a decade acquiring skills across media fields from production, broadcast, online and print. She's worked in some of the most reputable financial newsrooms in South Africa including CNBC Africa, Business Day, Financial Mail & eNCA.

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dan nicholl

Dan Nicholl is one of South Africa’s most sought-after personalities and presenters – warm, engaging, with a sharp sense of humour and a keen understanding of audiences. Having hosted events around the world, and worked with leading international brands, Dan has unparalleled experience on stage. He is also the host and executive producer of The Dan Nicholl Show, now in its 15th season, and the founder and host of Dan Really Likes Wine. His love of both sport and wine stems from his career as a journalist.


Boity Thulo

Boitumelo Thulo, professionally known as Boity, is a South African television personality, rapper, actress, businesswoman and model.

Hire a Professional Master of Ceremonies 

It is always a good idea to hire a professional Master of Ceremonies for your big event. The selection of this professional is also something that needs high importance. This is where Big Talk Entertainment with over 20 years of direct industry experience can assist you. Not only are you able to book the best master of ceremonies through us but furthermore we can actually give you advice on the best professional for your event. If you are able to furnish us with your events details and theme then we can even go as far as selecting the perfect master of ceremonies for you.

It is highly important to match the goals for the event or corporate function with the skill set and style of the person you are looking to hire. Big Talk Entertainment is a master when it comes to finding you the correct strategic fit. Essentially what you would be looking for is someone who is an enthusiastic engagement expert who is hired to facilitate a culture of connection for the attendees. This does not however mean that everyone who is good at the above is the right fit for every style of the event by any means. When the wrong MC is selected it can be a real downer on your event with nobody winning as a result. 

Also please bear in mind that a speaker is not a professional MC. Speakers fall into a separate category with many speakers not being able or even willing to act as an MC for an entire event. If the event is of high importance and will provide entertainment to a world-class standard then the MC should actually be incorporated and treated as a team member in the months which lead up to the event. They should be informed of the strategy that is implemented in the event planning. To ensure that the MC or master of ceremonies is up to date with the latest happenings and event information we strongly recommend keeping the MC updated with all relevant information alongside regular calls and even the occasional meeting just to ensure that all parties are essentially on the same boat.

Big Talk Entertainment factors all the above in and can therefore advise accordingly with regards to the best MC for your event in South Africa, Africa or anywhere in the world for that matter. Our brilliant and dynamic range of MCs are all exceptionally talented in their own right and the professional agents here at Big Talk will assist in booking and selecting the absolute perfect fit for your event.

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