Steve Hofmeyr is one of South Africa's most popular entertainment artists. Besides a successful career as singer, songwriter and actor, he is well-known for his outspoken views on political and cultural issues. As an actor, he became famous for roles in TV series like Agter elke man and various movies and soapies, including Egoli. He has received a great number of accolades, such as Chat Show Host of the Year, platinum status for CD-sales of more than two-million copies (EMI), as well as a SAMA Award for selling the most music in any genre in South Africa. His memoir, Mense van my asem, topped the bestseller charts in 2008, and his five novels have received critical acclaim.