Pete Portal lives in Manenberg, Cape Town, but is originally from London. In 2009 he gave up a career in children’s TV to move to South Africa and work with Fusion, a faith-based organisation. Fusion helps young people involved in gangs and drugs find a way out of destructive lifestyles through residential care and vocational opportunities.

Pete is also part of the leadership team of Tree of Life Family, a 24/7 Prayer community in Manenberg. He has a degree in Religious Studies from Edinburgh University and an MA in Theology, Politics and Faith-based Organisations from King’s College London.