Sandile Magoso

CEO


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Sandile Magoso graduated from Durban University of Technology in 2004 with a National Deploma in Video Technology.After mentorship and training he started working locally with M-Net, Supersport, Octagon and SABC Airtime. International companies such as Gearhouse(London), ESSEL Sports PVL(India) and NIKE polished his skills further, before he returned to Durban to start up his own Company, Gela Productions (PTY Ltd).

A specialist camera operator, Sandile has covered numerous international cricket, rugby, tennis, football and golf matches and tournaments. FIFA and UEFA tournaments, as well as local teams such as AmaZulu and KZN Dolphins Cricket Club, have benefited from his superb camera coverage.

Career highlights:

  • ENG Camera Operator-UEFA Champions Legue Finals in England,Portugal,Germany, Italy and Wales.

  • ENG Camera operator-2012 Pre-Olympics in New York for NIKE

  • Travelled with the Proteas to Australia as an ENG Camera Operator for broadcast on Supersport

  • Cricket T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka (2013)

  • Brazil FIFA World Cup draw 2014 and the Brazil FIFA World Cup 2014 Finals

  • Commonwealth Games Presentation: Durban Host City Bid-London (2015)

  • UEFA EURO Cup Championship-France (2016)

  • Director/Camera Operator: Usuthu TV Magazine show

  • Co-producer and Camera Operator on “Insights” and “From Russia with Love” magazine show shot in Russia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup


Ashan Ramphul

Producer, Director, Senior Editor, Writer, Camera Operator and Graphics Artist


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Ashan Ramphul graduated from Durban University of Technology with a National Diploma in Video Technology in 2002. Ashan has worked as a director, producer, writer, sound recordist, camera operator and principal editor for a wide variety of projects. While comfortable behind a camera as well as operating an edit suite, Ashan prefers to be directing the action.

Career Highlights:

  • Camera work on a documentary series - "Unauthorised" for SABC and "Pasta Alla Shaik" - Vuleka Productions

  • Camera operator and editor for Dharma Moments - SABC 2 - Produced by Chalkface Edutainment (2007-2011)

  • Principal Editor -"Honey Banger-Raising Hell" for National Geographic channel (2008) - Produced by Peartree Films

  • Producer, cinematographer and editor for "Attack of the Indian Werewolf" feature film (2009) - screened at Durban International Film Festival in 2010

  • Producer, Director and Editor of "Curry & Vice" feature film in 2013

  • Principal Editor - "Addo Lions" (2008)-Peartree Films

  • Durban Insert Producer for spirit Sundae (2009-2012) SABC 1- New wave Productions

  • Producer and editor for various inserts in Australia and New Zealand for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup

  • Producer of various inserts for the 2016 ICC T20 World Cup in India

  • Producer, writer and editor of "Extra Cover"- monthly magazine show produced by Gela Productions for broadcast on Supersport

  • Co-producer, co-writer and editor of 2017 "Supersport Rugby Challange" weekly magazine show produced by Gela Productions for broadcast on SuperSport.

  • Producer, co-writer & senior editor of “From Russia with Love” magazine show produced in Russia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup


Sibusiso Ndimande

Camera Operator and Editor


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Graduating with his National Diploma in Video Technology in 2008, Sbu started off as a cameraman and editor for Roving Reporters, going on to work for KulumaTV, an online content producer. Sibusiso's strength lies in his humility and willingness to get stuck in wherever he is needed. His freelance services were in demand from a variety of companies, where he worked as a runner, a production assistant and camera operator on a variety of productions from commercials, music videos, outside broadcasts to traditional ceremonies.

Since joining Gela Productions as a production assistant, he has swiftly climbed the ladder, and now is an extremely capable camera operator and editor on a wide range of productions.

Career Highlights:

  • Production Assistant on the "Axe" commercial for iKind Media 2011

  • Production Assistant on the "BioStrath" for iKind Media 2011

  • Production Assistant and Presenter for : Soul Brothers" concert (outside broadcast) in 2012

  • Camera Operator for various inserts in Australia and New Zealand for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup

  • Camera Operator and Editor for the Proteas tour to Bangladesh - 2015

  • Camera Operator and Producer for "Future Champs"- Spain 2016

  • Camera Operator and Editor for ICC T20 World cup in India - 2016

  • Camera Operator and Editor for the Proteas tour to New Zealand (2017)

  • Camera Operator and Editor for the Proteas Tour to England and ICC Champions Trophy - 2017


Mfundo Sithole

Camera Operator and Editor 


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Prior to working at Gela, Mfundo freelanced for Mulatto films, working as a camera assistant on music videos such as Dreamteam's "Tsekede" and Prinston's "Lookin at Me". He worked as 1st camera for Durban event videos such as the "GoodSundae Aftermovie" series,: Head Honcho's Fresh" event.

Career Highlights:

  • Editor for Dreamteam's music video for "Dubane"for Ibutho Media

  • Freelance Scriptwriter working under Head writer Hanli Rolfes - 2015 episodes for SABC 2 youth series "Sneakpeak"

  • Camera Operator and Editor of Proteas Tour to the West Indies - 2015

  • Camera Operator and Editor of Laureus Sports Awards ENG Shoots for Supersport - 2015 and 2016

  • Camera Operator at the 2016 ICC T20 World Cup in India

  • Covering 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup-Russia


Sibonelo Mabaso

Producer, Director, Editor, Camera Operator and Writer


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A DUT Video Technology graduate, attaining four awards in his third year productions, name:

  • Best Sound in a Production

  • Commitment to quality award

  • Initiative award

  • excellence in editing award

Since then Sbonelo Mabaso has risen in the ranks within Gela Productions as an Editor, Director, Writer and Producer.

Career highlights:

  • Principal Editor of "Usuthu TV"

  • Principal Editor of "Dolphins TV"

  • Editor of inserts during the 2016 ICC T20 World Cup in India

  • Producer, Editor and writer of "Extra Cover" monthly cricket magazine show produced by Gela productions for Broadcast on SuperSport

  • Covering 2017 FIFA Confederation Cup-Russia


Heath Fynn

Producer, Camera Operator, Drone Operator, Writer and Editor 


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Heath graduated from DUT Television School in 2007 with a Diploma in Video Technology. During his tertiary years he shot weddings, traditional ceremonies and his own short films in his free time.

Heath completed his internship with Supersport in 2007 then later started full time at the Outside Broadcast department. Extra classes at Wits night school and Vega Creative School have polished his knowledge in the areas of business and visual art.

Career Highlights:

  • Camera Operator for the opening game at 2010 FIFA World Cup for Supersport

  • Camera Operator for various Springbok rugby games

  • Camera Operator on numerous Soweto Derbies

  • Scripted, directed and shot numerous self-initiated short films, a documentary, fashion films and corporate videos

  • Camera Operator for non-live soccer, cricket and rugby matches for various programmes

  • Camera Operator at the 2016 ICC T20 World Cup in India

  • Camera Operator and Editor at the FIFA U20 World Cup in South Korea - 2017

  • Qualifying as a licensed drone operator - 2016


Vuyani Nondabula

Camera Operator, Graphics Artist and Editor 


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A DUT Video Technology graduate, Vuyani graduated top of his class in 2016, during which time he claimed multiple awards in both academic and practical production areas, namely:

  • Certificate of achievement for studio programme 2015

  • Certificate of achievement for PSA

  • Certificate of achievement for music montage 2015

  • Excellence for best music montage 2015

  • Certificate of academic achievement 2015

  • Certificate of achievement for drama 2016

  • Certificate of achievement for best Music Montage 2016

  • Certificate of achievement for best Editing 2016

  • Certificate of achievement for initiative 2016

  • Certificate of achievement for 1st Place in Practical Television 2 2016


Joel Nyuswa

Camera Operator and Editor 


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Joel is a 2016 Video Technology graduate from the Durban University of Technology. His biggest highlight was being one of the Camera Operators for a kids reality TV show "Challenge SOS", which aired on SABC 3. While he is comfortable working in the production department, he aspires to be a producer. Some of his academic achievements include:

  • Best 2nd Year Drama in 2015

  • Best 3rd year drama in 2016

  • Best Music Video (3rd year) in 2016

  • Best promotional video (3rd year) in 2016

  • Best Sound in a production (3rd year) in 2016


Ntombizodwa Mbambo

Editor


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Also an alumni of DUT, class of 2014, Ntombizodwa completed her internship at Eish Team as an editor.

From then on she has also worked as:

  • Assistant TV Show Producer - Geleza Nathi (SABC 1)

  • Editor for Iranti Org

  • Editor and Producer - 1KZNTV

She joined Gela Productions in 2018 and has since cemented her position as a valued editor as she has become the Principal Editor for the monthly episodic TV show called “Hollywood Bets Dolphins TV”.

Other shows she works on as an editor is “Special Olympics” and CSA Hubs


Bhekisisa Matheza

Camera Operator and Editor


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Bhekisisa Matheza holds a National Diploma in Video Technology and completed his studies in the year 2015 at the Durban University of Technology. He has worked on several productions as a camera operator as well as an Editor, apart from Video he enjoys doing graphic design.

Career Highlights:

  • Camera Operator for the international award winning documentary, "The Shore Break".

  • Editor and graphics for connect world Television

  • Obtained an award in Television production

  • Head of Video Department for House of Brands


Selena Rhea Pillay

Production Assistant and Camera Operator


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Selena Rhea Pillay graduated in the year 2016 with a National Diploma in Video technology. She has also worked on several production as a camera operator and a production assistant. Selena obtained a recongniton of excellence award in her third year of Video technology.

Career highlights:

  • Intern Rapid Blue for SA got talent

  • Camera Operator and Production Assistant for Nyachengos Video Production -Camera operator for the Lilizela Awards ICC (2016), Municipality conference ICC (2016), Fifth African Internet Govenance forum ICC (2016), CCI Award filmed local artists such as (Lira, AKA, Shekhinaah, Nasty C, Dj Tira etc)

  • Earth Touch as a production assistant

  • Data Wrangler challenge SOS for SABC3

  • Outside Live Broadcast - Camera operator for Supersport

  • Big Sky Productions - SSL Camera Operator


Siyanda Zwane

Equipment Co-Ordinator


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Siyanda is the equipment Co-ordinator at Gela Productions.

His job includes taking care of the company equipment and ensuring that everything is in excellent condition for shoots.


Sifundo Bhuthelezi

Camera Operator


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Sifundo Started his TV career as a cable basher at SuperSport in 2009, the year after he graduated from his school. Having been exposed to the equipment and staff of the best sport broadcaster in the country, SuperSport, Sifundo decided to up skill himself by enrolling in the Video Technology course in DUT.

He went on to do Outside Broadcast camera work for SABC and SuperSport while he was studying. Through out the years he has worked on broadcast productions such as, Domestic Cricket, International Cricket, Rugby, Tennis, Football, Golf, Hockey and Music Concerts.

Career highlights:

  • Working on the 2010 World Cup and the AFCON Cup hosted in SA

  • Being Inlvolved in the Australia vs Proteas & India vs Proteas tours

Under the Gela Productions banner, Sifundo has since worked on soccer highlights recordings and editing, and shows such as Extra Cover, Hollywood Bets Dolphins TV, and various other sport documentaries.