Joburg Ballet Waltzes to Montecasino


Joburg Ballet announced its first major season at The Teatro at Montecasino, which saw the company’s production of Cinderella waltzing across the stage from 14 – 23 December. ETECH spoke to Joburg Ballet’s artistic director Iain MacDonald and Vanessa of Vanessa Nicolau Theatre and Events, the contractor that provides Joburg Ballet with all of its technical services, about this ambitious undertaking.

Feb 25, 2019 Read More

Loss of Life at Global Citizen set-up

It is with heavy hearts that we as Gearhouse South Africa share with you the occurrence of an incident at the Global Citizen set-up on Saturday afternoon which resulted in the tragic loss of life of one of the members of our rigging team, Mr Siyabonga Ngondze. Siyabonga was an experienced rigger, who had worked regularly with Gearhouse on many local and international events with similar requirements to this one.

Dec 2, 2018 Read More

Gearhouse riggers support Idols 2018


Gearhouse' rigging team were involved in providing the support structure again for this years Idols event.

Nov 19, 2018 Read More

Sitting Pretty with L’Acoustics


Sitting Pretty! Lots of fun was had unboxing our new kit (even capturing ALL those serial numbers) - because QUALITY SHOWS #GearhouseSA #LAcoustics #K1 #K2 #KS28 

Nov 15, 2018 Read More

One small step toward positive change


Working in a rental company out of old warehouses located in Bezuidenhout Valley, Johannesburg is just part of life for the Gearhouse Group. Over the years the area has become increasingly derelict and for a group of creatives, it can be a little disheartening to see the dirty streets and neglect of the area that the Group has inhabited for at least the past two decades. 

Nov 15, 2018 Read More

“Tons” happening at Splitbeam


Splitbeam have been excited of late, as they welcome a further investment in Prolyft AETOS Motors, purchasing 13 x ¼ ton Motors, 40 x ½ Ton Motors and 47 x 1 Ton Motors, as well as 14 x 8-way motor controllers and 3 x 24-way handheld remotes to the Prolyft stockholding.

Nov 15, 2018 Read More

Carnival City upgrades audio to L-Acoustics


Chris Pugh, Frans Malatjie, Viera Jafta, Bafana Dube, Alix van der Walt, Thami Mdluli, Richard Smith

Nineteen years ago, Sun International’s Carnival City Casino opened with great fanfare and with the objective to provide round the clock entertainment to the East of Johannesburg. Since then, they’ve never stopped! As time swiftly moved along, the Big Top Arena and Mardi Gras Theatre have staged countless international shows, comedy acts, bands and sporting events. In 2009, the main hangs of the original sound system were replaced by a left/right system of eight L-Acoustics Kudo and two SB28 subwoofers per side, running on the newly released LA8 amplified controllers.

Nov 15, 2018 Read More

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