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95% REACHED AT CAPE TOWN LEARNERSHIP

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As the Gearhouse Kentse Mpahlwa Academy’s (GKMA) students for 2015 have settled into this year’s popular technical internship, it is becoming evident that the initiative, now in its 13th year of operation is a truly effective contributor to raising the skills standards within the South African Live Events Industry.

May 28, 2015 Read More

INCREASED EFFICIENCY FOR AFRICAN UTILITIES WEEK

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The Annual African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa, hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from the 12 to the 14th May 2015, is the industry’s only global meeting place, conference and trade exhibition for African power and water utility professionals.

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TWO NEW VENUES IN JOHANNESBURG

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A new dome has been erected on Krugersdorp hill, forming part of Tsogo Sun’s Silverstar Casino, based in Muldersdrift. The attractive structure, designed and built by Otto Wijnberger of In2Structures, has been equipped with a basic lighting rig, stage and PA system, making it a suitable self-sustained venue for smaller shows hosted by Silverstar. At the same time, a similar, albeit somewhat smaller, structure was erected at Tsogo Sun’s The Ridge Casino, Hotels & Entertainment complex in Emalahleni (Witbank), Mpumalanga. 

May 28, 2015 Read More

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

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