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The technical side of the live events industry is predominantly male - dominated, you can’t deny that, but that is not an obstacle for women not to thrive. Clea Zolotow says that “obstacles are opportunities in disguise”. Currently, we see a lot of women taking up space and cementing themselves in roles and workspaces that were male dominated. We come a long way as women, and therefore, we need to celebrate the success and contributions that we are making in the technical space.

We sat down with pioneering women of Gearhouse to find out their experiences of working in a male - dominated industry and how they’ve positioned themselves for their various roles.

Feb 18, 2020 Read More

LD Robert Grobler on Robe’s RoboSpot

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Robert Grobler, senior lighting designer at Gearhouse South Africa, a technical supplier to the live event industry, test drove Robe’s RoboSpots on a few events including gospel singer Benjamin Dube’s latest DVD recording and at Castle Lite Unlocks featuring Post Malone and Meek Mill.

Nov 18, 2019 Read More

BIG hair, BIG heart aka INCOGNITO

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The English idiom “don’t judge a book by its cover” is a metaphorical phrase that means one shouldn’t prejudge the worth or value of something by its outward appearance alone. Fortunately for Garreth Le Roux, what you see is what you will get. Garreth has big hair and it’s no coincidence that he also has a big heart. At Gearhouse, he is best known as the Audio technician and outside of work, he is a Philanthropist. 

Nov 8, 2019 Read More

Gearhouse South Africa Invests in Astera

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Gearhouse South Africa (GHSA) became the latest rental company in the country to invest in Astera wireless LED products since leading sales company DWR Distribution was announced as the distributor in June, with the purchase of 48 x Astera AX3 ‘Lightdrops’.

Oct 10, 2019 Read More

Our cultural footprint is in embedded in our heritage

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September marked heritage month in South Africa and there was no better way to celebrate it than to admire the adversity of culture that forms part of our rainbow nation. Culture is defined as the symbols, language, beliefs, values and artefacts that are part of society. These are the elements that make effective social interaction possible and influences how people conceive of concepts and objects.

Oct 7, 2019 Read More

GEARED UP FOR A COLLABORATIVE SHOW OF EPIC PORTIONS

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Being the technical sponsor for Mediatech this 2019, we had the opportunity to see what the exhibition held for all our techno savvy individuals. With all the hype that engulfed the prelude to the event, it was great to sit back and watch our team represent the Gearhouse Group in various panel discussions at the Black Box. 

Sep 12, 2019 Read More

The Madala of the South African Stage Crews

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Alfred Mbulelo Ndabambi is affectionately known as Alfie by many of his colleagues in the Theatre and Events industry. He was born on 12th of June 1947 in the town of Ugie in the Maclear district of the Eastern Cape. There were four boys and four girls in the Ndabambi family and amongst them, three of the boys; Patrick, Sipho and Alfie, would eventually find work in the theatre. 

Sep 12, 2019 Read More

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