Neil is a South African actor and filmmaker known for roles in both film and television and for his versatility in filmmaking.

Neil began his career in South Africa acting in a variety of projects, most notably in the television series 7de Laan as Bart Kruger as well as starring in a number of popular Afrikaans films including the award-winning drama Die Ballade van Robbie de Wee, Konings, Orion, Jakhalsdans and international productions like Sweet Tooth, News of the World and The Flash.

Neil stars in M-Net’s latest intriguing new drama Desert Rose where he plays Freddie ‘Fingers’ Greyling, a music star and the absent father of Eben Greyling. Neil also wrote and performed much of the music in the series, accompanied by Theo Crous and Georgio Frazer Barry.


Tendai Mtawarira is a Zimbabwean-born South African professional rugby union player who used to play for the South African national team and the Sharks. The successful prop is known by the nickname ‘Beast’.

Tendai Mtawarira was discovered at the age of 15 and made his career debut playing for the Sharks in 2008. Mtawarira made his debut for South Africa against Wales on 14 June 2008. A highlight of Mtawarira’s career came in the first test of the British & Irish Lions tour in 2009. Scrumming against Phil Vickery, Mtawarira dominated his more experienced opponent and won a man-of-the-match award.

Now in retirement Tendai dedicates his time to his business portfolio and his foundation,  The Beast Foundation which works with children empowering them through sports and education.


Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, Tinashe worked his way up from manager of grocery store to wine steward, gaining valuable experience at some of South Africa’s top restaurant, winning the Reaching for Young Stars Best Steward Award in 2013 until he became head sommelier at The Test Kitchen.

Together with 3 other wine sommeliers who followed a similar journey to Tinashe, Team Zim is founded to form the first wine tasting team from Zimbabwe. Tinashe Nyamudoka, Joseph Dhafana, Marlvin Gwese and Pardon Taguzu went on to compete in the 2017 and 2018 World Blind Wine Tasting Championships.

Having fallen head over heels for wine, the ache to try his own hand at winemaking could not be resisted. A friendship with Attie Louw, a winemaker from the family estate Opstal in the Slanghoek valley, led to the opportunity for Tinashe to blend his own wines and in 2017 Kumusha wines was founded.





Neil Sandilands Desert Rose

Tendai Mtawarira Carling Match

Tinashe Nyamudoka Blind Ambition

Neil Sandilands making it in America

Tendai Mtawarira the American A lister

Tinashe Nyamudoka coming to South Africa

Neil Sandilands making music

Tendai Mtawarira the businessman

Tinashe Nyamudoka going international

Tendai Mtawarira v Neil Sandilands – the scrum

Neil Sandilands making it in America

Tendai Mtawarira the American A lister

Tinashe Nyamudoka coming to South Africa