Mika Stefano

Front-of-house manager, Old Mutual Theatre on the Square

Mika Stefano's nomination raised the bar forfuture nominations to the Mail & Guardian's 300 Young South Africans. His submission included a glossy folder with scented pages and a badge, an introduction by his mom and testimonials from his boss, Daphne Kuhn of the Old Mutual Theatre on the Square. There was a petition with 100 signees and a certificate from the Rotary Club of Johannesburg for his outreach work. He was variously described as "determined�, "interesting�, "glamorous� and, well, "gay�. What was clear above all, is that Stefano was impossible to ignore. Stefano is marketing and front of-house manager of the Old Mutual Theatre on the Square and works closely with Kuhn, the owner and producer of the theatre, as a theatre activist. According to Kuhn "his incredible marketing efforts and creative graphic skills as marketing manager have served as an enormous contribution toward securing the new title sponsorship for the theatre�. We believe it.� Eamon Allan

Lunch spot: Schwarma Co,Norwood, Johannesburg