Over the last few months SACIA and the TPSA Council have been working with the
PSA in the UK and the VPLT in Germany to establish rigging standards that can be
applied in South Africa. They are keen to adopt a standard that can be consistently
applied across the country, and that will form the basis of a future training and
certification programme aligned with international standards and recognised by our
colleagues around the world.
They are also keen to ensure that these standards are embedded within the
education programmes delivered by Universities and Training Academies active in
the South African market (such as Tshwane University of Technology’s degree/
diploma programme in Entertainment Technology or certificate programmes offered
by SARA and the Gearhouse Kentse Mpahlwa Academy.)
To this end, they are planning to host a “Rigging Imbizo’ in Johannesburg soon.
The meeting is open to all SACIA/ TPSA members working in the staging and live
events industry. If anyone would like to participate, they can send an RSVP to