Magic College honours top achievers

The 2016 College of Magic graduates were honoured at a glittering ceremony held at Rondebosch Boys High school on Saturday November 19.

The College of Magic, Cape Town’s only magical arts organisation, honoured its graduating 2016 class and exemplary students in a ceremony held at Rondebosch Boys’ High School, on Saturday November 19.

The College, now in its 36th year, is the only organisation of its kind in the world, and offers a six year on campus diploma that covers all aspects of the magic theatrical performing arts.

Following six years of learning the mysteries of magic, including how to entertain audiences around the world and meeting internationally renowned performers, 17 teenagers from across Cape Town finally bid farewell to their magical studies at the glittering senior graduation event.

For 2016 Senior Student of the Year, Qaqambile Mnqika, 15, from Khayelitsha, who represented the college and South Africa at the Magic Live Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, in August, it’s been a whirlwind of fantastic moments:

“What a great journeyphew! Studying magic has introduced me to a world of possibilities and the belief that with magic, I can do anything I set my mind and wand to. Thank you to the College of Magic,” he said.

In addition to the senior graduation, the College of Magic hosted a junior ceremony for its younger students who are progressing to the next captivating level of their wizardry training. Exemplary honours were awarded to 13-year-old Sesona Gagana as 2016 Junior Student of the Year.

Registration for the College of Magic’s entry level Course One for aspiring Harry Potters is now open. Course One will commence on Saturday January 28 or Saturday February 4.

Fees are R490 per month or R2 700 for the entire course includes lessons, notes, magical equipment and allied arts such as puppetry, juggling and mime and clowning sessions.

For more information, call 021 683 5480 or visit