Over 127 schools were invited to attend a Careers Day on 7 April, hosted by
Silverstar in Krugersdorp – the focus on employment opportunities available within
this casino. DWR Distribution was asked to be a sponsor and exhibitor, giving
students the opportunity to consider working in the entertainment industry as a
technician. The conference venue became a haven for 500 students, hungry for

Thabo Ntsala, Multimedia Manager at Silverstar, who heads technical for events and
conferences, was clearly chuffed. “Silverstar have hosted a day like this before on a
much smaller scale,’ he said. Ntsala explained that students would be exposed to
various professions including Marketing, Events Management and Promotions, PR,
Property Management, Maintenance, Health and Safety, Hotel / Hospitality, IT,
Slots, Tables, Surveillance, HR, Finance and more.

As Silverstar is a popular venue for live entertainment and conferences, Thabo
invited DWR Distribution to be part of the project, enabling visitors to see how
lighting and sound could transform a venue. DWR’s Gareth Chambers created
dramatic looks on the main stage, using a dot 2 XL to program a Robe Lighting rig.
This comprised of 2 Robe BMFL Wash Beams, 4 Robe Mini Pointes, 6 Robin LEDBeam
100, 2 DL4S, 6 Robin 300 LEDWash, 4 Parfects, 4 Clay Paky B-Eye K20, Longman
Parcans and a Le Maitre Hazer. For sound, a DiGiCo S2 Console formed part of the

Chambers, Dave Whitehouse and Callie du Preez also manned a busy DWR stand. “I
think the Careers Days was a really good idea, and thank you to Thabo for this
opportunity,’ commented Dave Whitehouse. “For one, it puts us in touch with people
who may want to come into the industry. Secondly, it gives us a different
perspective of somebody who is outside the industry looking in.’

“It was really amazing to see the students showing so much interest in our industry,
for them to realise that there is so much to learn and many career opportunities in
the entertainment industry. Career Day was a great platform to showcase our field,
and as much as I’ve been in the industry for many years, I’m still learning and that
never stops as long as technology keeps changing. A big thank you to DWR for
sponsoring the amazing lights and consoles for our event. Gareth, Dave and Callie
thanks for your support and giving out information to the students. The lighting was
amazing Gareth. It was a successful day for all of us, thank you,’ Ntsala concluded.