Our Team

Phumla Popoyi – Director – Human Resources and Opportunity Management 

25 year Old Phumla , brings to Ticket to The Moon a unique lived experience in finding employment in the 21st century.  She fully understands and empathises the struggles young school leavers and University graduates experiences. 

Her mission as Director of Human Resources and Opportunity management for Ticket To The Moon is to ensure that our young people utilise their Job opportunities to their full extent and also try to inspire them to become “Self-Starters”.

Shawn van Zyl – Director – General Management 

Shawn van Zyl has spent the last eighteen years as general manager and producer  for many international tours of Legendary artistes such as Bonnie Tyler, Alison Moyet , Electric Light Orchestra, Mystic India. He was co-executive producer of Men in Tutus and Sinatra and me on tour in South Africa.  

Shawn has overseen the installation of many of the pioneer of 3D Art, Kurt Wenner around the world. He was also the project and installation manager for Dubai Canvas 2015 and 2016 – the largest outdoor 3d Art Festival in the world. 

He is the founding exhibition director for the Smithsonian’s H2OTODAY and the outreach touring programme H2OAFRICA. 

He looks forward to bringing a unique perspective to the ground breaking Ticket To The Moon Youth Theatre Company. 

July Vusi Mashele – Director- Logistics 

Vusi brings to Ticket to The Moon many years of handling international and local artists logistics for both the corporate and entertainment industry. He has also handled logistics for Liberty and Afro Asia on large scale events. 

Logistics for Touring company is the heart beat of the success of making sure that the work of Ticket To The Moon reaches all corners of Southern Africa.