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SPOTLIGHT: JOSEF VAN SCHALKWYK

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Josef completed an Honours Degree in Drama, 1978, at the University of Pretoria. During his studies, he delivered History of Costume Theory and practical lecturing, as a Teaching Assistant and Junior lecturer and afterwards went to work for the Performing Arts Council where his interest in the “backstage” side of theatre was awakened.

Mar 28, 2015 Read More

NEW LED PRODUCTS FOR SA EVENTS

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LEDVision (Pty) Ltd, a full-service LED screen supplier, and part of the Gearhouse Group of Companies, has expanded its rental stockholding once again to offer more innovative options to the local live event market. 

The company's latest investment in over one hundred square meters of Radiant 7mm indoor/outdoor panels gives LEDVision the capacity to build two HD resolution screens of the new product.

Mar 15, 2015 Read More

LEARNERS PROVIDE TECHNICALS FOR PARKVIEW CHARITY CHRISTMAS MARKET

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The Gearhouse Kentse Mpahlwa Academy makes a meritorious contribution in its support of the Parkview Charity Christmas Market each year. Besides loaning equipment in the form of lighting, sound, audio-visual, rigging and the materials needed for the stage, Gearhouse students attending the Gearhouse Kentse Mpahlwa Academy Learnership Programme build the stage, set up the technical systems and operate all the equipment during the event at no charge.

Feb 2, 2015 Read More

DON'T CHANGE A GOOD THING (TOO MUCH): JOBURG DAY 2014

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Once again, the arguable flagship in South Africa’s international-grade one-day festival repertoire, Joburg Day brought to you by Highveld 94.7 and MTN, occurred at the Crocodile Creek Polo Club north of Johannesburg on 13 September 2014. If you attended last year’s event you’ll know that it was staggeringly big. So big, in fact, that you could have been fooled into thinking you weren’t in South Africa at all. This has to do with the fantastic talent we have in South Africa and, of course, the top notch quality and larger-than-life scale of the technical aspects of the show, supplied by Gearhouse SA.

Feb 2, 2015 Read More

4TH WIN AT EXSA AWARDS

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Gearhouse South Africa was the proud recipient, for the 4th consecutive year, of the Best AV Supplier Award at the EXSA (Exhibition and Event Association of Southern Africa) Awards held at The Forum, Bryanston on 26th November. 

Exhibition work is a very exciting market for Gearhouse Group. Their technical service appeals on both the Exhibitor and the Organiser levels and they have solutions for pretty much every size and type of display. There is a growing trend for buyers to want to engage with sellers in a face-to-face scenario and according to the Gearhouse team, exhibitors are using a variety of technology combinations to engage the senses in that interaction. Luckily the Group has the flexibility to continually diversify to meet the needs of this industry.

Feb 2, 2015 Read More

VIPER HAT TRICK FOR GEARHOUSE

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Gearhouse Durban were the first adopters of 12 MAC Viper Profile’s for the Group, but shortly thereafter and based on the feedback from Durban, the Johannesburg branch took a bold step and added 60 Viper Profiles. Almost a year later the opportunity came for the Cape Town Branch to look at phasing out some of the more tired MAC 2000 Profiles too. 

Feb 2, 2015 Read More

SPLITBEAM SUPPLIES WARHORSE

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South African audiences were captivated as War Horse, brought to South Africa by Pieter Toerien and the National Theatre, played at The Teatro, Montecasino in Johannesburg recently. The show then moved to Cape Town at Artscape Opera House from 5 December 2014. Technical support in both venues was from Gearhouse Splitbeam.

Feb 2, 2015 Read More

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