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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

NEW BEACON OF HOPE BLAZES ON SIGNAL HILL

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A shining “beacon of hope” on Cape Town’s Signal hill comes in the form of the 24m high “SunStar”, a dramatic artwork by Artist and founder of the Robben Island Art Company and Trust (RIACT), Christopher Swift. The work was unveiled on 19th November after three years in the making. It is one of the biggest pieces to be exhibited as part of the World Design Capital programme and coincides with the South African 20 Years of Democracy celebrations. 

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SPOTLIGHT: ANDRÉ MATTHYSEN

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For Sets, Drapes, Screens (Pty) Ltd’s Operations Manager, Andre Matthysen, landing a job which takes him ‘beyond his limits’ on any working day, has meant the difference between having a job and having a career.

Andre comes from a non-technical business background (branch manager / area manager / operations manager) working in the retail space and attributes his managerial skills as much to managing the varied aspects of retail stores as to the NQF level 6 diploma in management he undertook at the time. “I always knew that that the path I was on would not be the final path for me but in that environment I learned a great deal about people, how to work with them as well as client relations which has stood me in good stead”.

Feb 2, 2015 Read More

TUNNEL OF REMEMBRANCE

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Participants in the CANSA Relay for Life Corporate event on 20th September got to experience a 12m journey through the “Tunnel of Remembrance”.

The unique tunnel structure was sponsored for this event by South African specialist design and manufacturing company Gearhouse In2Structures, one of the Gearhouse Group of Companies. In2Structures used an adaptation of their latest and smallest venue design known as the Midi Dome to create the environment. 

Oct 21, 2014 Read More

SET TO SERVICE THE WESTERN CAPE

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Set construction and installation company Sets, Drapes, Screens, or SDS, is part of the Gearhouse Group of Companies and has been successfully servicing live events, venue requirements, television productions, custom exhibition stands and brand activations in Gauteng and the Western Cape for the past 6 years with set requirements as well as a variety of large format screens and draping. 

Oct 2, 2014 Read More

ACKNOWLEDGING HOMELESS WOMEN ON MANDELA DAY

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In recognition of Nelson Mandela Day, the Gearhouse Group’s Johannesburg branch contributed to a worthy cause by spending some time at a Hillbrow Overnight Shelter for women called Othandweni. The shelter offers refuge to women from all walks of life who have migrated to Johannesburg in search of a better life but end up homeless and on the streets instead. 

Oct 2, 2014 Read More

NEW LED PRODUCT 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.

Oct 2, 2014 Read More

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