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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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”.

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