The top 10 South African moust

The top 10 South African moustaches

Just like you can depend on spring to bring blossoms, November (better known as Movember) guarantees brambles and thickets of moustaches budding from the most unexpected follicles. Here are ten of South Africa’s best.

The top 10 South African moust

MOVEMBER started just over a decade ago in Australia to raise awareness for men’s health. Since then it has bloomed internationally with South Africa producing some of its most enthusiastic mo bros (a man sporting a moustache). It is probably all the ‘boere-bloed’ fueling the growth of these moustaches as SA Movember raked in over R7 million in 2012 for the research of prostate and testicular cancer as well as mental health issues.

Here are the Top 10 South African moustaches:

1. Anton Taylor
Better known as the International Man of Movember, he took the title home for two consecutive years in 2011 and 2012. He is the co-creator of #JoziShore and was pronounced South Africa’s “Van Wilder”.

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2. Jack Parow
The son of Bellville has grown so much in popularity over the past few years with his distinctive style and compelling lyrics, his moustache is becoming famous too. He is South Africa’s official ambassador for Movember, and he wears that title with pride.

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3. Philip Erasmus
When he is not super busy being the drummer of Die Heuwels Fantasties, he is entertaining the masses with his hilarious Instagram videos and engrossing tweets. MKtv described him as the drummer Fantasties with the luscious locks and killer moustache, and that is exactly why he is third on the list.


4. Garron Gsell
The guy on the left is a true legend – he is South Africa’s Movember country manager.  From Handlebars to Mutton chops to Soul patches and even Goatees, this is the man responsible for running the official South African Movember campaign.


5. Enoch Sontonga
This sophisticated gentleman was the composer of “Nkosi Sikelel iAfrika” and must have known about Movember way before the Aussies did. The image might not be that clear but that refined mo cannot be missed.


6. Derick Watts & The Sunday Blues
These guys were the winners of the ‘Movember and Sons’ category of the 2012 Moscars for their music video “The Movember song”. For all their hard work and finally achieving the pleasure of growing moustaches they get the number six spot.


Watch The Movember Song by Derick Watts & The Sunday Blues here!

7. Corne and Twakkie
Even though these two comedians sport fake moustaches, they are completely unrecognizable without them and therefore cannot be left out. Inevitably, they have launched a Youtube channel where you can follow all their latest antics.

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8. Francois van Coke
This ‘gentleman’ is known as part of the group, Fokofpolisiekar, that changed Afrikaans music for all South Africans, and caused such a ripple effect that so many others tried to mimic their work. This image of him sporting an orange mo is priceless.

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9. Ninja (Die Antwoord)
Also known as former artist Max Normal, but originally Watkin Tudor Jones, this artist has caused quite a stir in the South African music scene abroad. Die Antwoord have recently finished their UK tour, and will be returning to their home country at the end of this year.

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10. Mark Pilgrim
At the age of 18 he was diagnosed with stage 4 testicular cancer which  spread to his lungs and kidneys. As a survivor he is getting the mo-news out there, he is also the  Kia brand ambassador. In 2012 Kia donated R50 000 (£3,024.00) to Movember.


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