about us

CAUSE + EFFECT

An events odyssey. STAGE EFFECTS is born.

It’s a new dawn in South Africa.

The emergence of an industry specialist that covers every technical aspect of bringing an event to life.

STAGE EFFECTS is established as a leading technical rental company specialising in lighting gear, AV systems, LED screens and structural equipment.

We are a proven specialist in this arena, combining the most advanced equipment with our expert personnel to deliver your event to the highest level.

MEET THE TEAM

BACKSTAGE

STAGE EFFECTS is all about getting the job done.

Our clients therefore, are always front and centre stage.

But you might be wondering who is behind the STAGE EFFECTS team.

So here’s a little spotlight on the people who make things happen.

Getting the job done is, above all else, about effective teamwork.

Erik and Theo collaborate with an entire team of dedicated professionals to bring events to life.

THEO

FOUNDER

Since the inception of the company in 2001 Theo Papenfus, AKA Oupa, founder of STAGE EFFECTS has been orchestrating continuous quality services to our clients.

He is a dedicated leader and leaves no event stone unturned in ensuring the technical execution is precision managed.

ERIK

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Erik de Bruin, AKA Dominee, is the Managing Director of STAGE EFFECTS. Since 2012, he is intricately involved on set and drives the team ensuring seamless events, taking into consideration the safety of his crew and clients.

OSCAR

Oscar

Warehouse manager
THAPELO

Thapelo

Senior manager
RUAN

Ruan

HOD lighting
NIGEL

Nigel

HOD structures
BRENDAN

Brendan

HOD AV
RUBEN

Ruben

Manager
RYNO

Ryno

Manager
MACDONALD

MacDonald

Manager
Vicky3

Vicky

manager
ANNIE

Annie

Administrative support

WHO WE’VE WORKED WONDERS FOR

From intimate events to international large scale concerts, our client list speaks for itself.

ARTISTS

Mumford & Sons | Attila | Biffy Clyro | The Hives | Skunk Anansie | alt-j | Boys Noise | Sum 41 | Bullet for my Valentine | Fat Freddys Drop | Carly Rae Jepson | UB40 | Lamb of God | Seether | Bowling for Soup | Sepultura | Midnight Oil | Bring me the Horizon | Brian McNight | Inflames | Prodigy | Chevelle | MotherFUDD | Delirious |  Enter Shikari | Trivium | Haste the day | Killswitch Engage | Alien Ant Farm | Rival  Sons | Die Antwoord | Pendulum | Foals | Gogol Bordello | Babilon Circus | The Inspector Cluzo | Bastille | Aloe Black | Editors | Flume | MTL | Robin Thicke | Tamea | Yellowcard | Angus & Julia Stone | Kongos | August | Burns Red | Blind Guardian | Black Coffee | The Naked and Famous | Yelawolf | Xavier Rudd | Calum Scott | Michael W Smith | Jesus Culture | Bethel Music | Planet Shakers | Back Street Boys | The Ten Tenors | FOKOFPOLISIEKAR | CrashCarBurn | Passenger 

CORPORATES

BMW | AVBOB | Redefine Properties | Demo Africa | Lenovo | Google | Tsogo Sun | Senwes | EOH | CRC | Hillsong | AWS | BHFSA

FUNCTIONS

Oppikoppi | Mielie Pop | Up the Creek | Ramfest | ULTRA South Africa | Vans | Stab festival | Park acoustics | Blacks only | Drum beat | Rocking the daisies | Lush festival | In the city | Jacaranda day | Liefde by die dam | Parklife | Gospel skouspel | Halloween Pretoria | RAGE | Soccer world cup fan parks |

BROADCAST

Proesstraat | Little big cook off | Zaziwa | The big debate SA | The Mentorship Challenge | My man kan | I wish I’d said | Gospel Time | Jigamajiga | Shikisha | Daily Theta | MTV Base | Jam Alley | Trippin with Skhumba