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Soli Philander

Soli Philander is one of South Africa’s top and most versatile performers. This seasoned broadcaster is also an award-winning actor, television presenter, director, comedian, playwright, columnist and motivational speaker. Born and bred in Elsies River, Soli’s roots are firmly planted in the Cape. After matriculating from John Ramsay Secondary School in Bishop Lavis, he says he “fell into acting” after accompanying a friend to an audition. Since then he has performed around South Africa in all the key theatres. He has also performed internationally in Sweden, The Netherlands, America, the UK, Swaziland and Namibia. Over the course of his prestigious career Soli has hosted numerous radio shows and formed part of the original 567 CapeTalk line-up in 1997. To television viewers he is best known as the host of M-Net pay-channel’s local version of the popular game show “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?” and the Afrikaans music quiz show “Liriekeraai.” He also hosted the first season of e.tv’s charity reality show “Let's Fix It.” Soli and his wife Toni live in Rosebank. They’ve been together for 26 years and have four children.

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What did you want to be when you were little?
A doctor - my grandmother's health was compromised for most of her adult life
What soothes you?
Painting - I do it as a hobby. The paint, the brush, the canvas - the universe is my oyster
What irks you?
Racism, Injustice, Ineptitude.
Is there a book you read that changed your life?
The first time I read Nelson Mandela's defence at his treason trial, it changed my life forever
The music you listen to most often?
A sore point, because I'm most often subjected to my teenagers' taste, but I like reggae
Who would you go to the ends of the earth for?
My family
Who is your greatest source of inspiration?
My late grandmother - she was a phenomenal woman
Do you have any 'show off' coffee table books in your home?
Many - especially ones that highlight the natural beauty of our continent.

Ever been left speechless on the air?

Yes, the time a wrestler held me up against the ceiling of the studio. Actually, I wasn't speechless, I was screaming.
Who is the one person you would love to interview, but haven't yet had the pleasure?
Thabo Mbeki
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