REX TRUEFORM – His roots started with Rex Trueform as a General Worker and worked his way up until he became (1984) Fabric Technician. In the laboratory his ability to check the quality of fabric before it even was purchased for production. This expertise skill prepared him for his ‘eye’ for perfection. This special gift he then carried throughout his future career.

At Rex Trueform he became a member of the Rex Trueform Benevolent Fund and later became Chairman of the Fund. At Rex Trueform he co-ordinated the Garment Workers Spring Queen Pageant and eventually through this he then was chosen to star in a documentary pageant movie called “Cinderella of the Cape Flats”. Thereafter due to the import of cheaper garments, Rex Trueform took a turn and had to close its doors.

DEMS – At Mark’s 40th birthday, with the success thereof and under the direction of Barry Reid, Mark and Barry then decided to establish DEMS [Donough Event Management Services]. At a later stage they recruited Gregory Edwards (a friend of Mark’s for 15 years) because of his marketing, administration, artistic flare and his knowledge of Web design.

VIRGIN ACTIVE – Although Mark taught as an adhoc person for Virgin Active, he then went into a more ‘permanent” full day position at the gym as a group training instructor.

The various Virgin Active gyms Mark worked at are:

The Point (Sea Point)
Mitchell’s Plain
and as a guest instructor at Kenilworth
Mark also had the opportunity to teach as a guest instructor in Soho, London.


TRAVELS – London, Mauritius, Extensively through South Africa (for pageant and event purposes)


Mark had hosted the following pageants during the past 15 years:

Mr & Miss Rex Trueform
Mr & Miss Stargayzer
Miss Gay World Cup
Mr & Miss Supa Star
Miss Gay Western Cape


Miss Gay Western Cape
Miss Gay Swartland
Miss Gay Western Cape comes to Klapmuts


Managed the 5 Roses @ Rosies Pub
Managed the 5 Roses @ On Broadway
Event Co-ordinator for Stargayzers
Guest judge at many pageants
Board member for Cape Town Carnival


Mark starred in the following films / TV documentaries:

The Five goes to South Africa | Cinderella of the Cape Flats |

Glitterboys and Ganglands