SAMSA Music Scene - Artist

Rene Mabotha

Rene Mabotha (aka Rene Afro Rock) has over 19 years international professional experience performing in countries within Europe, Asia, South America, Middle-East, Africa and notably the United States. She continuously performs as a Solo Act and as a Lead Singer in various Live Bands, notably Ice ‘n Fire Band, for Major Corporate Events, Big Productions, Weddings, and Private Parties with guest lists comprising of A-listers such as President Cyril Ramaphosa, His Excellency the former President of Botswana (Lieutenant General Ian Khama), Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi (Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan), former Ambassador Douglas Gibson, former ACSA CEO Bongani Maseko, just to name a few. Her song list covers genres from African, Rock, Pop, Jazz, RNB, Afrikaans, and Latin (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French). Some of her career highlights include performances for international ambassadors in Thailand; dancer at the launch of Cell C mobile telecoms in 2001; performed at the 2010 FIFA World Cup; sung The South African National Anthem numerous times live on DSTV SuperSport for Boxing tournaments broadcasted in over 80 countries; 3-year stint contract performing in 4 and 5 star Hotels in The Balearic Islands of Spain; The Rocky Horror Musical Show, Women’s Day event at the former Miss South Africa Basetsana Kumalo’s Travel With Flair event; International Production Shows on Costa Cruises, Sijla Line and MSC cruise ships sailing around the world. Rene was also a guest artist at the Harley Davidson’s Africa Bike Week 2015 in Margate were she rocked almost 80,000 strong audience dominated by bikers; she performed at the Darren Scott’s Wings of Change Charity event; Narrator at the official opening of General Electric R500 million Africa Innovation Centre; The St. Regis 2017 & 2018 New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner performance in Abu Dhabi; shared stage with South African legends; Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse, Claire Johnston (Mango Groove), Kurt Darren, Just Jinger and Zolani Mahola (Freshlyground) accompanied by an Orchestra at Wimpy’s 50th Birthday; performed at the American International School of Mozambique Graduations Ceremony, Rocked the Pick ‘n Pay 50th Birthday massive event at the Sun City Resort where she performed with Mafikizolo, ProVerb, Refentse, Kurt Darren, Dr Victor and collaborated with The Parlotones on their hit song Life Design! Her artistic conquest further placed her on the President of Botswana’s invitation list at the Lady Khama Charitable Trust Gala Dinner to perform and share the stage with Vicky Sampson and The Soweto String Quartet. She was invited as a Guest Celebrity at the Abraham Kriel Stars for Charity sharing the stage with Jennifer Jones, Heinz Winckler, ADAM Band, Vasti, Willem Botha, Laurika Raunch and many others. Rene was cast as a Lead Singer for the exclusive 3-week Porsche Cayenne 2018 Launch Event attended by Dealers and VIPs from Germany, USA, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Korea, Italy, Spain and the rest of the world. She fulfilled a dual role of a Singer and a Master of Ceremonies at the 2018 Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) CEO Golf Awards. Rene further elevated her triple-threat prowess as a singer, dancer and master of ceremonies (MC) at the Puig Perfume Launch Events that took place in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg. She was invited as a guest singer at the exclusive Angels Initiative Roadshow 2018 conference held in Bloemfontein, East London, Klerksdorp, Johannesburg, George and Cape Town for Doctors, Nurses and Neurologists who encounter and work with stroke patients. Sung at the South African Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega’s 60th private Birthday ceremony. Rene’s highlights for 2018 were her super performance at the South African President’s Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation Event in Santon, performed at the massive Cyril Ramaphosa Adopt A School Foundation held at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and the Trek4Mandela”s 100th years Centenary for Nelson Mandela in Sandton, Johannesburg, Impressing the French delegates opening with “The Lion King theme song” at the Citroen Event held at Four Seasons Hotel (The Westcliff), Hosting and Performing at the Madame Zingara Corporate Event held at Melrose Arch. She gave memorable performances at the RE/MAX of Southern Africa Annual Awards 2019 held in Port Elizabeth, Durban, Cape Town & Johannesburg. Rene was invited as a Special Guest Artist, at the Imbumba fundraising dinner, where she performed for the former South Africa’s Public Protector Professor Thuli Madonsela. She was one of the guests performers/singer at the spectacular Mr World South Africa 2019 pageant, Sung The National Anthem at the prestigious opening conference of the Actuarial Society Of South Africa. Some of her outstanding performances includes: Women In Mining South Africa (WIMSA), Cazabella Jewellery Awards, AfriSam Annual Conference 2020, RE/MAX 25th Anniversary 2020. Rene is without a doubt one of the most versatile and highly talented performers with a repertoire for almost all cultures and tastes!

Contact Rene Mabotha
073 952 7493
rene@reneafrorock.com