19:94 The time

This is a world where securing the bag is the main objective for everyone. This particular narrative takes us through the story of four taxi drivers, Isaka, Steve, Chris and Nelson who aim to reclaim power over the taxi industry to free the community from segregation. 


As a gang, the thing that brings them together is the need to secure the bag from the rival taxi association. This journey is fraught with challenges. A betrayal from within their ranks leads to the loss of power. With the power vacuum looming, the characters grapple with the weighty decision of determining who can be entrusted with the responsibility of the bag and steering the township towards a brighter future.

Production Credits


Bandile Sika Moloi


Bandile Sika Moloi

Stage Manger and Designer

Aphelele Sidelo


Bandile Sika Moloi

Kwanele Maphumulo

Londa Mkhize

Philip Shelembe


About the Artists

Bandile Sika (Writer, Director and Performer)

Bandile Sika Moloi is an actor, singer, dancer and voice over artist. He is doing his third year at the University of the Witwatersrand studying BA Theatre and Performance. He was also a part time assistant acting coach at Makhumbuza high school.


Bandile Sika started his acting training in 2018, at a community theatre company where he spent most of his time. He joined two other theatre companies, Enthrone Production and recently CM Creations.


Bandile Sika has starred in many theatre shows at the Wits Theatre, recently in the role of Mageba Zulu in Ise Mgodini at the WITS theatre directed by P.N Dube. He has also starred in shows titled Promised land and Ngamukele playing the characters of Sibusiso and Nqayizile  directed by Sanele Radebe. He has also taken part in countless other Wits student shows.


He recently starred in a physical theatre show by Gavin Mtthys titled Ground Zero. He also participated in theatre shows that toured most of the theatre festivals in KZN. Attending the Isigcawu theatre festival in Durban at K-cap with the show Bantu court and Johan the Baptist which attend the Fringe Festival at NAF. Bandile also starred in Interrogation Room where he played the lead character of Detective, written and directed by Lungani S I Mkhwanazi. They also worked together on the show Nonhlanzeko, which participated in the 2022 editions of the National Arts Festival and 1st annual Umoba Arts Festival. His biggest theatre show is Chilahaebolae which is written and directed by Kgafela Oa Magogodi.


Besides theatre, Bandile Sika has also done Film and Television. In 2019 he made his debut on television in a film directed by Nathan Rice titled Ngikhona by Creative Cenario production. He has been an extra on Uzalo from 2019 till 2020. This was before he landed a call actor role on Imbewu The Seed on E-tv. He has also done voice over work in a short Film that he also starred in called The Centre Couldn’t Hold.


Londa Mkhize (Performer)

Londa Mkhize, a multifaceted actor, writer, artist, and creative, boasts a rich portfolio spanning both theatre and film. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree at the University of Witwatersrand, and an honours research in Theatre and Ecology, reflecting his dedication to exploring the intersection of art and environmental consciousness. His journey in theatre has seen him grace the stages of the renowned Wits Theatre in productions such as "The Champion," "Umhlaba Wempucuko," "Sizwe Banzi is Dead," "Ukuphoqelela Uthando," "Asinamali," "Station 4c," "Ubizo," "Ishongololo," and "19:94 - The Time," among others. Notable highlights include his performance in "Ishongololo" at the Joburg Theatre (Space.com) during a six-day festival in 2023, followed by a staging at the prestigious Market Theatre later that same year. Mkhize's television journey commenced in 2021 with his debut in "Umzali Wami" on Mzansi Magic, followed by a role in "Entangled Season 1" on 1Magic and Showmax in 2022. His talent further shone in 2023 with his appearance in the lokshin biokop titled "Indodakazi yami." Currently, in 2024, he is poised to captivate audiences once again with his role in the highly anticipated movie "Inhlanjululo." With a passion for storytelling and an unwavering commitment to excellence, Londa Mkhize continues to leave an indelible mark on both stage and screen, cementing his status as a versatile and compelling performer.


Patrick Kwanele Maphumulo (Performer)

As an artist, Kwanele is driven by his passion to create work that leaves a lasting impact on audiences. He strives to be part of projects that touch souls, restore lives, and open eyes. He believes in the power of art to transcend time and space, and is committed to using his craft to tell stories that need to be told. With every role, he seeks to bring depth, nuance, and authenticity, and is constantly seeking opportunities to grow and learn as a performer. He’s excited to collaborate with like-minded individuals who share his vision and passion for storytelling.


Philip Shelembe (Performer)

Philip is currently studying towards his degree in Theatre and Performance at The University of The Witwatersrand. His on-screen experience includes Center Could Not Hold (2022) directed by Kgalalelo Rakubo and Disorder (2022) directed by TK Sebothoma. Some of his theatre experience while training includes Book of Rebellations (2022) directed by Lebogang Tswelapele Chauke and Hands Of Time directed by Morris De Lange. His other theatre experiences include Ise Mgodini (2023) directed by Pontsho Dube and Lebogang Tswelapele Chauke and Temperance (2023) directed by Fabian di Giandomenico Aphelele  (Stage Manager and Designer)


Aphelele Sidelo

Aphelele Sidelo was brought up in the Eastern Cape in King Williams Town and is now based in Johannesburg. Aphelele is currently doing training at Wits University School of Arts. In the course of his training he has performed in many productions produced by Wits students namely Book of Rebellions, Artist Journey (where he played lead). Aphelele aspires to be a director as he is passionate about directing.



  • Venue: Princess Alice
  • Location: Princess Alice Hall
  • Venue: The Black Power Station
  • Location: The Old Power Station
  • Ticket price: ZAR 120.00
  • Programme type: The Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Ages: 12+
    • Strong Language
Princess Alice
June 26, 2024 10:00 - 11:00
Princess Alice
June 26, 2024 20:00 - 21:00
The Black Power Station
June 27, 2024 14:00 - 15:00
Princess Alice
June 29, 2024 12:00 - 13:00