As a sociologist he lectured at the University of Port Elizabeth (today NMMU), and continued studying at Rhodes University towards a Master of Arts degree, whilst also producing the shark movie “White Death” (a parody of the movie “Jaws”), plus magazine programmes for the launch of the SATV-2 Xhosa-Zulu channel back in its day in South Africa, under the mentorship of the late Bill Faure.
In the theatre, having been grounded in classical theatrical productions such as Shakespeare’s "Hamlet" from an early age, he went on to stage rock opera’s, where he produced, directed & starred in the singing role of 'Judas' in the South African National Premiere of “Jesus Christ Superstar”, with Gary Bryden playing 'Jesus'. Mark is also an accomplished pianist & dancer.As an illusionist he launched the first-ever illusion spectaculars for South Africa, of the same epic scale as those of David Copperfield overseas, having been invited to perform for presidents such as George Bush Sr. overseas, and Thabo Mbeki in South Africa. The media hailed Mark as "The David Copperfield of South Africa" and his shows as "Sheer Las Vegas".
Mark brought about many changes to the art of magic, making him the only illusionist worldwide to date to be able to claim the title “Illusionist of the 21st Century”, where he gave the art a long-awaited facelift with his multi-dimensional shows, entirely new illusions (which he invented), and which were presented in the modern idion - appealing to a broader & modern audience. A video clip of his last illusion spectacular “Magic Of The Future” can be viewed here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xrd61J_EyCE
During a near-fatal road traffic accident some years ago, Mark suffered some spinal injuries, which prevented him from pursuing his mainstay career of illusion, but the spinal injuries don't affect his ghostly productions. Due to the road accident, Mark prematurely launched the "Mystery Ghost Bus of South Africa" in 2001 - a concept which he had devised in 1988 when he, his cousin & some friends, boarded the original London Ghost Bus in that year. Being hailed by the media as "a man of many firsts" for his pioneering efforts in launching novel concepts & productions for South Africa and worldwide, Mark decided to add additional aspects to the concept of a ghost bus, where he added the science of the paranormal, use of dowsing rods by guests, some dramatic entertainment, a few clever scares, and other infotaining aspects.
the "Mystery Ghost Bus" has become the "Mystery Ghost Jaunt", where its
spin-off production is called "Ghost Stories Around The Fire". In the
year 2020, Mark began to produce & host online paranormal videos,
which also features short video segments of the works of Dr Rupert
Sheldrake, who became famous for his books such as "Seven Experiments
Which Can Change The World", and "The Science Delusion" (the latter
which was written in opposition to Richard Dawkins' "The God Delusion"
and many a scientist still clinging to Materialism, despite the
findings of Quantum Physics and a new physics to examine 'The Hard Problem of Consciousness').
is more in heaven and on earth than is dreamt of in your philosophy,
Horatio" - Hamlet to Horatio in Shakespeare's "Hamlet"