The VNTE Team

The VNTE team are all excellent on stage and at functions & events ,each with their own specialist added extras and our administration team is just as excellent in keeping our company running well .

Based either in Pretoria or Johannesburg the Team will  work in venues across South Africa and the World as requested .

Jo Sathegke

One of our seniors , Joe started in theatre in 1992 with PACT Opera . 

His repertoire includes most of the South African productions of ballets and operas. Musicals include Cats , Phantom of the Opera ( local and international tour) Mamma Mia, Chicago , High School Musical, Grease, Jersey Boys , Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Singin'  in the Rain .

Joe is a followspotter who has worked across South Africa and on international tours. Joe can also work generic lighting and has a driver’s license .

Mike Mokwena

Mike started his theatre career in 2004. His repertoire includes most of the South African repertoire of ballets and operas,as well as Boys in the Photograph , Winnie the Opera and Mandela Trilogy and Sound of Music .

Mike also mends props, sets functions and has a driver's license. 

Lawrence Leburu

Lawrence started out in 2015 . Having worked at the Market Theatre , supervised by Carl Johnson , he did shows such as Nothing but the Truth and Ladies in Yellow Dresses.

Moving on to set ups at The Teatro and Joburg Theatre he has added many musicals, ballets and operas to his credits.

Edwin Hadebe

Edwin joined the Joburg Theatre in 2006 and then added Dance Umbrella in 2007 .

Working an extensive repertoire of pantomimes, festivals, musicals, ballet, functions  and concerts , Edwin is an excellent multi-tasker.

Marlon (Andrew) Mothwa

Andrew has over 16 years experience gained at the Joburg Theatre , the Market Theatre and the Dance Factory . Working on various pantomimes, ballets and corporate functions, along on  many festivals Marlon's repertoire is extensive.

Quiet but very multi skilled , Marlon ( as he is known with us) can also run props.

Simon Legodi






Joining as at the end of 2022, Simon is learning the ropes fast !

Riaan Dreyer

Riaan holds  a Performing Arts Technology National Diploma and his Baccalaureus Technologiae Performing Arts Technology Degree. Add to this his hairdressing qualifications and business skills , Riaan is an asset on any show.

Riaan has driver's license and excellent organizational skills.

Caiphus Motena

Caiphus has proven to be mult skilled and a quick learner.


Simon King

Growing up in the theatre environment and more than a 25 year career in theatre.

Simon started out as a part time assistant lighting technician at the State Theatre Pretoria before spending 15 months in the army. In 1995 he was promoted to Lighting Technician and in 1998 to Senior. His  first lighting designs commenced in  1992. Lighting technician  in all aspects from an assistant stage lighting rigger, to stage electrics, followspotter, board operator and lighting designer  for drama, dance, ballet , opera, musicals, festivals, rock concerts, gospel productions, television adverts, contemporary music. International productions such as Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Tap Dogs, Fame and  Burn the Floor.

Simon has a driver's license

Arno Lourens







Arno has been with us since day one !  Looking after our financials, our human resources, seeing to payrolls and so much more.

Competently working with  Word Processors (MS Word, Open Office), Spreadsheets (MS Excel, Open Office), Accounting and Debtors (Pastel Accounting, ME+, Goodx)  and Payroll (VIP Payroll, Sage Pastel)  Arno keeps us squeaky clean on the financial side.


Linda Joubert

Our auditor

Hartzenburg Inc

Ferdi Hartzenburg provides us with legal advice and ensures we are always within the parameters of the law.