Denvor Phokaners

Television Presenter, Host, Director and Producer, Actor, Singer-Songwriter, Musician, Entrepreneur, Master of Ceremonies


"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine


Denvor is a SAFTA nominated TV presenter of the SABC 2 SAFTA Award winning lifestyle and travelogue programme “Mooiloop!”, and the host of the DSTV Food Network’s reality cooking competition, “Chopped SA” which is televised in over 90 countries around the world.

In 2010, as both Entrepreneur and Country Manager of the Canadian based entrepreneurial network Enablis, he was asked to be a judge on the award-winning SABC 1 reality competition, "Rize Mzansi" which pitted 12 entrepreneurial companies against each other for the chance to win R1-million in business capital.

Throughout his extensive creative career, Denvor has starred in a number of musicals and TV shows, written and performed chart-topping songs, hosted key corporate and media events as a Master of Ceremonies, and recorded FW De Klerk’s 70th Birthday party as the former President’s private Videographer.

As a businessman, Denvor has successfully started and run a number of entrepreneurial ventures, helped to develop corporate business development strategies, and travelled globally consulting in sales and marketing. He continues to manage his own brand with his agents and business partners.

He lives in Johannesburg with his wife, Michelle, and 2 children, Sarah-Mae and Daniel.

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Mooiloop on SABC 2

Mooiloop is 'n reis- en leefstyl-program wat klein dorpies en interessante plekke in Suid Afrika verken. Ver paaie, ons mense!

Chopped SA – DSTV Food Network, channel 175

Chopped is a cooking competition hosted by Denvor where four South African chefs compete before a panel of three expert judges using everyday items and turn them into an extraordinary three-course meal.



Rhythm City – E.TV

Denvor played a character named Bobby in a few episodes of this Multi-award winning E.TV daily drama, Rhythm City. It’s about the fast paced South African music industry and takes a fast and hard look at the highs and lows of South Africa’s music industry.

Colour TV – SABC 2

Denvor acted as the TV channel owner on SABC 2’s Colour TV. Colour TV is a South African satirical variety comedy series and described as "a variety comedy show for Coloureds by Coloureds”, which follows a Saturday Night Live style format of recurring sketches and commentary on popular topics of the day.


Motorsport SuperGP - SABC 3

When Denvor is not in front of the camera, he is behind the camera producing and directing the content of SA’s new SuperGP show on SABC 3. The show is a weekly motorcycle race where the audience not only watches the best of SA motorbike racing, but also gets a backstage pass of the production, and follows the career of a few of the champion riders.



Singer Songwriter

Denvor released a music album with his band Slowtrain, “Shoot to Kill”, two solo albums “Prodigal” and “Time” as well a Christmas compilation album featuring a few of his musician friends.

His song “I Don’t Care If It Rains” featured on the soundtrack of the American animation move entitled “Lion of Judah” and is available on iTunes.

In 2010 Denvor co-wrote a chart-topping song, “Time Bomb” with his friend and musician Brad Wade. The song went to No. 3 on Algoa FM, and No. 4 on the OFM Captain Dorego Top 40 music chart in South Africa. The song was also playlisted on a dozen radio stations around the country.

"Music is the best job in the world - That is why it's called playing!" - Bruce Springsteen



Denvor is an entertaining and energetic Master of Ceremonies and has hosted functions and events for a number of local and multinational companies as well as media events.


"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for being the Master of Ceremonies at our Enrichment Day on 15 May 2015 and we appreciate the time you took out of your busy schedule to join us. We were impressed with the professionalism with which you ran the event. This lifted the tone of the day and ensured the proceedings went smoothly and that there was good coordination between the various speakers. We really valued the seamless way in which you made everything happen. I was especially grateful to be able to hand things over to you so that I could attend to other matters. Again, thanks for your time and effort and we do hope that our paths cross again." - Dimitra Adramitoglou (Vice Principal Crawford College Pretoria)


As an entrepreneur and entrepreneurial development consultant, Denvor also co-founded Sciocom (Pty) Ltd and Enterprise Development Essentials (Pty) Ltd. Both companies manage the growth and development of start-up businesses and help corporations achieve their enterprise and supplier development targets.



Denvor in the media





What Denvor can do


TV Presenter & Host
Television Producer
Singer, Songwriter

TV Shows

Mooiloop! - SABC 2

Travel and Lifestyle programme showcasing small dorpies and festivals throughout South Africa.

Chopped SA - DSTV Channel 175

Aired on DSTV. In each episode, four chefs compete. Their challenge is to take a mystery basket of ingredients and turn them into a dish that is judged on their creativity, presentation, and taste with minimal time to plan and execute.

Rhythm City - eTV

Rhythm City is a South African drama series that premiered on the country's free-to-air television channel on 9 July 2007 as a replacement to the now-defunct youth-targeted soap opera, Backstage, on weekdays in the competitive 18:30 time slot.


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Personal Info

Name : Denvor Phokaners
Phone : +27 (0)83 377 5078
Address : Johannesburg, South Africa
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Company Info

Address :
Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA

Tel : +27 (0)83 377 5078