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SNIPPET: SEE YOU AT IBTM 2016 - BARCELONA

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Various South African event industry exhibitors will be showcasing South African product and capabilities in the events space at IBTM Barcelona from 29 November – 1 December 2016, in line with SANCB's mandate to grow business event arrivals to South Africa and the rest of the continent. Gearhouse Group will be participating as a joint exhibitor together with The Conference Company, Scan Display, Aqua MICE and Logico at the South African National Convention Bureau Pavilion at this year's exhibition.

Nov 17, 2016 Read More

IN GEAR IN TOUCH, THE LEARNERS VOICE

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Gearhouse's "Kentse Mpahlwa Academy" which we know has been going strong since 2005, has mentored and trained young learners from varying walks of life, giving them all the hands on training and skills they need to be work ready and industry compliant, when they step into their career path.

Being leaders in the industry, Gearhouse's strong foundations on health and safety, rigorous work ethics and service ethos are key factors that drive the Academy; teaching learners various structured theoretical and practical tools of the trade which will in essence " Gear them up" for the industry they will be entering into.

Nov 17, 2016 Read More

SPLITBEAM GIVES ANNIE HER VOICE

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Splitbeam was selected to deliver the audio, lighting and A/V equipment as well as technical support for the Johannesburg season of Annie – The Musical which ran at the Teatro Montecasino from October 12th until November 27th. Prosound's Mark Malherbe was the sound designer for the South African production, and specified an audio system based around Meyer Sound speakers.

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PROLYTE GROUP TRAINING IN SOUTH AFRICA

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Prolyte Group held a three day training course at DWR Distribution in Johannesburg from 1-3 November. Key Account Manager Europe and North Africa, Date Jonkman and Ruud De Deugd from Prolyte Group led the training, focusing on basic rigging techniques and safety standards in the industry.

"Training is so important in the industry and when working with rigging specifically, most people are not well educated and end up learning on the job, from someone who learned from someone else, who probably learned from someone who may not have learned to do it properly," says De Deugd. "That is why Prolyte does these kinds of campuses, worldwide, just to get more knowledge and more awareness of the proper way to work with trussing." 

Nov 17, 2016 Read More

IMIRA – SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL

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Over 100 units of iMira screen are on their way to South Africa as part of the Gearhouse Group's year-end technology upgrade. The new screens are scheduled to arrive ahead of the festive season events and New Year's functions.

Ultra slim, lightweight and easy-to-use; iMira digital posters are a convenient, cost effective and eye-catching way of displaying promotional content, way-finder information, boardroom schedules or client welcome information. The system operates on patented cable-less connection technology, which means that content can be uploaded to the screens via USB or wirelessly. Marketed as a "plug-and-play" broadcast and communication system; iMira is particularly easy to use – no complicated configuring, wiring or programming required. Just plug in your USB, the on-board 5GB media player extracts the information in minutes and you are good to go. There is also an HDMI input /output option to link to PC or to link up to 8 panels together as a "video wall" if required.

Nov 17, 2016 Read More

JOHNNY CLEGG AND FRIENDS DEBUT LATEST LED

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Johnny Clegg's return to the Teatro, Montecasino after more than three years, saw the celebrated artist share the stage with not only several other local artists, but also the newest LED screen from LEDVision.

The two Johnny Clegg and Friends concerts at the Teatro recently, Johnny Clegg's first performance at Montecasino in over three years, not only guest starred an array of well-known talented South African artists, but also debuted LEDVision's latest, impressive Radiant BP3 LED screen. The show was opened by three-time SAMA nominated singer/songwriter Tailor, while Johnny Clegg was also joined on stage by the Soweto Gospel Choir, Ross Learmonth of Prime Circle and Francois Van Coke.

Nov 17, 2016 Read More

STAFF PROFILE - PRASHNA PARSOOT, PROJECT MANAGER, SYSTEM SOLUTIONS

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Like many other multi-disciplined Gearhouse staff members, 35 year old, Prashna Parsoot has worked her way up through the organisational ranks the hard way; learning admin, accounts, operations, sales and most recently project management during her nine years at Gearhouse System Solutions. "I have worked on system integration projects at the new General Electric Africa Innovation Centre, Menlyn Shopping Centre, uShaka Marine World, the Botswana National Stadium and Silverstar Casino. I also assisted with the installation at FNB (Soccer City) stadium and Moses Mabhida Stadium during the 2010 World Cup period and I have been fortunate to keep continuously moving forward, learning, growing and striving to meet client expectations" she explains.


Sep 19, 2016 Read More

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