Rene Mabotha (as Rene Afro Rock) has over 17 years of international professional performance experience throughout Europe, Asia, South America, the Middle East, Africa, and most notably the United States. She regularly performs as an Independent Solo Act and as a Lead Singer in various Live Bands for Major Corporate Events, Big Productions, Weddings and Private Parties with guest lists that include A-listers like President Cyril Ramaphosa, His Excellency the President of Botswana, Lieutenant General Ian Khama, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ambassador Douglas Gibson and ACSA CEO Bongani Maseko, to name a few.
Her song collection includes African, Rock, Pop, Afrikaans, and Latin (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and French) songs.
Some of her career highlights include performances for international ambassadors in Thailand; launch of Cell C mobile telecoms; singing at the 2010 FIFA World Cup; performing The South Africa National Anthem live on DSTV SuperSport for Boxing tournaments broadcasted in over 80 countries; 3-year stint performing in 4 and 5 star Hotels in The Balearic Islands of Spain; The Rocky Horror Musical Show, Women’s Day event for Basetsana Kumalo’s Travel With Flair company; International Production Shows on Costa Cruises, Sijla Line and MSC cruise ships, the Harley Davidson’s Africa Bike Week 2015 in Margate were she rocked almost 80,000 strong audience dominated by bikers; Darren Scott’s Wings of Change Charity event; Narrator at the official opening of General Electric R500 million Africa Innovation Centre; The St. Regis New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner performance in Abu Dhabi; sharing stage with South African legends; Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse, Claire Johnston (Mango Groove), Kurt Darren, Just Jinger and Zolani Mahola (Freshlyground) accompanied by an Orchestra at Wimpy’s 50th Birthday; performing at the American International School of Mozambique Graduations, being part of the Pick ‘n Pay 50th Birthday massive event at the Sun City Resort where she performed with Mafikizolo, ProVerb, Refentse, Kurt Darren, Dr Victor and collaborated with The Parlotones on their hit song Life Design!Her creative success landed her on the President of Botswana's invitation list for the Lady Khama Charitable Trust Gala Dinner, where she performed alongside Vicky Sampson and The Soweto String Quartet.
She was invited to perform as a Guest Celebrity at the Abraham Kriel Stars for Charity, alongside Jennifer Jones, Heinz Winckler, ADAM Band, Vasti, Willem Botha, Laurika Raunch, and many others.
Rene was cast as the Lead Singer for the exclusive three-week Porsche Cayenne 2018 Launch Event, which was attended by Dealers and VIPs from Germany, the United States, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Korea, Italy, Spain, and other countries.
At the 2018 Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) CEO Golf Awards, she served as both a performer and a master of ceremonies. She is without a doubt one of the most flexible and gifted performers, with a repertoire that caters to practically every culture and taste!
"Rene was a consummate professional, bursting with energy and exceptional talent." She was incredibly personable and entertaining, engaging the audience and drawing them out of their shells--we would strongly suggest her for any event."
- Adrian Goslett, RE/MAX Southern Africa CEO
"Rene is not only a superbly talented and dynamic performer on stage, but she also knows how to work the audience." She has the ability to transform a dull, uninteresting room into a buzz of excitement and participation. We strongly recommend her and will continue to hire her for future events."
Adrian Goslett, RE/MAX Southern Africa CEO