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"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead." ~ Nelson Mandela 22 Jul 2014 Read more >>

Zakes Bantwini and his epic line-up of special guest artists - the legendary Judith Sephuma, Khaya Mthethwa, iFani, Bucie and Liquideep's Ziyon - wowed the audience of this year's Upfront with Zakes Bantwini. Hosted on Monday at the Durban Playhouse, the annual Youth Day production was a moving and sensational tribute to 20 years of democracy and to Nelson Mandela. 23 Jun 2014 Read more >>

The previously infamous NEK nomination has been turned on its head to help out those less fortunate. RAK nominations (Random Acts of Kindness) are a great example of viral volunteering. 31 Mar 2014 Read more >>

Soft Walls opens 5 February 2014 at 18h00
The Photo Workshop Gallery
5 Feb - 2 Apr 2014
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"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." - Andre Gide 16 Jan 2014 Read more >>

Nandi Mngoma, well known as a performer, All Access and SuperSport presenter is one of the talented individuals which ECHO Events has the privilege of managing. 6 Dec 2013 Read more >>

As the sun made its way through the clouds and sighs of relief travelled around the golf course, a top-notch team set up at Stellenbosch Golf Club with incredible tenacity and vigour for the annual MSP Charity Golf Day just as the sun rays reached the edges of the course. 19 Nov 2013 Read more >>

ECHO Events once again arranged the prestigious Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards at Anura Vineyards. The event was a huge success and the passionate, terroir-driven producers in the Robertson district made an indelible mark at the awards, with two wines in the selected SA Terroir Top 5 Estate Wines as well as five national winners from all submissions. 2 Aug 2013 Read more >>

The ECHO for Children Foundation, in conjunction with Bletchley Park, lent a helping hand and donated a much-needed laptop for Thokozani Brother's fast-growing after-school programme. 26 Jul 2013 Read more >>

For Mandela Day, ECHO and Bletchley Park set to work spreading butter, jam and peanut butter on over 500 sandwiches for the non-profit organisation, Sarmie Mommiez. 22 Jul 2013 Read more >>

On 14 June Zakes Bantwini wowed fans as he returned to his home province for the Upfront with Zakes Bantwini live concert. Together with Ethekwini Municipality and Mayonie Productions, Durban fans were treated to a not-to-be-missed, one-night only musical experience as a tribute to the youth of South Africa. 16 Jul 2013 Read more >>

The word "inspiring" comes to mind when summing up the day at the Virgin Active Powerzone at the Cape Argus Cycle Tour. Translated into English as "Sugar Bush", there is nothing sweet about Suikerbossie, the last (and sometimes brutal) hill of the cycle race where the Virgin Active Powerzone was located. 13 Mar 2013 Read more >>

Well-loved for his exceptional talent as an entertainer, Zakes Bantwini fans are in for a treat as exclusive content from his brand new DVD, UPFRONT WITH ZAKES BANTWINI, airs on SABC this Thursday. On 16 June, Zakes Bantwini transformed the newly-built Soweto Theatre (South Africa) into an intimate concert experience for the recording of his first live concert DVD. An integrated 14-camera team captures the 13-piece band, dancers, string section, styled VJ'ing and legendary guest artists. 25 Feb 2013 Read more >>

Sarah is the new girl on the ECHO team, fresh from a degree in Public Relations and an internship at Media24. Sarah will be responsible for working with the team on events, conferences and brand activations, from our volume of event briefs and ensuring that our social media platforms are current and working across multiple areas of the company. 18 Feb 2013 Read more >>

2012 saw the ECHO for Children Foundation actively involved in four charity projects and initiatives. Among the projects, The Foundation revamped Lilitha Crèche, an unfunded crèche in Kraaifontein, sponsored a Christmas Party for the same crèche and managed to maintain the Study Fund which sponsors the education of a scholar attending high school in the Garden Route area. 16 Jan 2013 Read more >>

The inaugural National Choral Music Achievement Awards (NACMA), hosted for the first time in the history of the choral music industry, took place at the Durban Christian Centre (The Jesus Dome) on 7 December 2012. 21 Dec 2012 Read more >>

The ECHO for Children Foundation, in conjunction with Vanilla Concrete Design and Manufacturing Studio and Eikestad Plumbing, joined forces in what has been the Foundation's most challenging project to date. 5 Dec 2012 Read more >>

On Wednesday, 19 September 2012, TCM, the DStv channel dedicated to Hollywood's great movies alongside contemporary and cult classics, hosted over 200 excited Cape Town patrons and took them Back to the Future. 21 Sep 2012 Read more >>

Virgin Active South Africa opened its 100th national health club, Balfour, situated in Balfour Park, Johannesburg. 3 Sep 2012 Read more >>

On the evening of 24 May 2012, denizens of Johannesburg went back to High School for detention. They were given the opportunity to watch The Breakfast Club, courtesy of Turner Classic Movies' Pop Up Cinema. 19 Jun 2012 Read more >>

Upfront with Zakes Bantwini is a not-to-be-missed one-night only musical extraordinaire taking place on June 16th at the Soweto Theatre. The Durban-based music mogul announced this week that his first theatre stage performance, in association with Hansa, will pay tribute to the great South African musical story of Sophiatown. 12 Jun 2012 Read more >>

Atterbury was pleased to welcome Cape Town property brokers to its broker function on the 25th floor of the Atterbury House building in the Cape Town CBD. 8 Jun 2012 Read more >>

Virgin Active launched its latest training innovation - SWIM. Developed by Olympic Gold medalist Ryk Neethling and endorsed by Commonwealth Games and world champion Chad le Clos, SWIM is a coaching programme designed for just about every one - young, old, fit or unfit. 15 May 2012 Read more >>

As 35 000 cyclists braved Cape Town's scorching heat to complete the Cape Argus Pick 'n Pay Cycle Tour on Sunday, 11 March 2012, 40 Virgin Active Angels on Suikerbossie hill were on hand to offer a much needed push as cyclists geared up for the last stretch to the finish line. 20 Mar 2012 Read more >>

ECHO Events recently oversaw the launch of 22seven, an independent online personal financial service. The service blends behavioural science, play and technology to create new generation money management for South Africans - helping people to find money they didn't know they had. 6 Feb 2012 Read more >>

East London played host to the 2012 Ironman 70.3 triathlon in fine style on Sunday 22 January as 2 939 athletes were put through their paces facing a grueling 1.9 kilometre swim, 90 kilometre bike ride and 21 kilometre run. 1 Feb 2012 Read more >>

Cartoonito had a brightly coloured and exciting presence at the annual Cape Town International Kite Festival, which took place on the 22nd and 23rd of October 2011 in Muizenberg. ECHO, in conjunction with Turner Broadcasting, hosted the Cartoonito Story Telling Corner in the Boomerang marquee. The theme for this year's festival was "Uplifting Mind and Body" and was proudly hosted by Cape Mental Health and Heart 104.9FM. 9 Nov 2011 Read more >>

ECHO Events and Conferences handled the conceptualisation and coordination of the sixth annual Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards, sponsored by Novare Investments. Top South African winemaker's and enthusiasts gathered at the picturesque Meerendal Wine Estate near Cape Town to pay homage to some of the country's finest wines. 1 Sep 2011 Read more >>

Members of the Iziko Lo Lwazi Community Centre in Hout Bay were invited to a screening of Viva Las Vegas by TCM Pop Up Cinema and ECHO Events. Visitors enjoyed a relaxing afternoon and were treated to popcorn and refreshments whilst they journeyed into the life and times of Elvis Priestly and classic Las Vegas. Pop Up Cinema is a new film screening concept in South Africa which allows people to immerse themselves into the very heart and soul of classic film. 31 Aug 2011 Read more >>

The Bulelani Day Care Centre in Delft has risen from its humble beginnings, as two dilapidated shacks in the backyard of its principals' property, to a NGO registered Crèche with formal infrastructure and flooring. The ECHO for Children Foundation, with the help of their sponsors, undertook the task of painting the walls of Bulelani in order to brighten the overall atmosphere of the Crèche. The white, chromadeck panels provided the perfect blank canvas for local talented artist and social upliftment entrepreneur, Ricky Lee Gordon aka Freddy Sam of Write on Africa, to work his magic. This is not the first time that ECHO and Ricky have collaborated. They also joined forces in the collaboration of the adidas Originals 3 Stories, World Cup Campaign - which they went on to win a Silver Loerie Award for. 28 Jun 2011 Read more >>

Racing red, 1950's convertible sports cars and car guards waving checkered flags set the scene for Viva Las Vegas on Thursday, 12th May 2011 at Vaudeville, Cape Town. Cinema goers walked into an interactional cinematic scene- A haughty Count, two greasy mechanics and Rusty and Lucky discussing the upcoming Grand Prix. TCM, formally known as Turner Classic Movies, POP UP CINEMA had arrived, bringing Las Vegas to the Mother City. 23 May 2011 Read more >>

Following on from the hugely successful TCM Pop Up Cinema event on the 24th February in Johannesburg, TCM's Pop Up Cinema descends on The Mother City on Thursday the 12th of May at 18h00, leaving Capetonians no choice but to come out of hibernation. 4 May 2011 Read more >>

Incisive Media and delegates congregated at the renowned Mount Nelson Hotel where boardroom presentations and informative talks by key note speakers filled the morning and early afternoon. Thereafter, afternoons were reserved for leisure. Activities catered for all preferences - from powerboating and helicopter flips for the adventurous to a food and wine tasting and township tour for those seeking a more cultural experience. 17 Mar 2011 Read more >>

2010 was a silver Loerie award-winning year for the ECHO team. 21 Jan 2011 Read more >>

ECHO organises the fifth annual Terroir Wine Awards for the third year running. 15 Nov 2010 Read more >>

28th October 2010 on the Rooftop of the Grand Daddy 8 Nov 2010 Read more >>

28th October 2010 on the Rooftop of the Grand Daddy 21 Oct 2010 Read more >>

A Silver Loeries in the live events category was awarded to ECHO and /A Word of Art for the adidas Originals World Cup Campaign. 5 Oct 2010 Read more >>

Echo Events project managed the adidas Originals Campaign - a concept created and hosted by A WORD OF ART 27 Jul 2010 Read more >>

Presented by Africa Centre, the Spier Contemporary, South Africa's largest biennial art exhibition, officially opened on the 13 of March 2010 at the City Hall in Cape Town. This extraordinary exhibition provides artists living in the country with an open platform to create and show new work, which reflects both the breadth and depth of the South African experience. ECHO Events were the proud event organisers. 6 Apr 2010 Read more >>

ECHO once again, true to form successfully organised the end-of-year events for both De Beers and forwardSLASH. 3 Feb 2010 Read more >>

ECHO are pleased to be involved in the organisation of such a worthy cause as the Montrose Foundation Concert. The event takes place on Sunday 14th February 2010. 2 Feb 2010 Read more >>

Lion of Africa Insurance, an established growing insurance brand in South Africa, celebrated their 10th year anniversary on 19 November. 1 Dec 2009 Read more >>

ACSIS is an independent financial services group that guides clients along their journeys in achieving financial well-being. This year, Acsis celebrated their 10-year anniversary and chose ECHO to assist with their celebratory arrangements which included an annual conference as well as a gala dinner. 9 Oct 2009 Read more >>

Novare Investments has been the proud sponsor of the South African Terroir Wine Awards since their inception in 2006. This year The ECHO Team captivated the event in true encompassing style. 25 Aug 2009 Read more >>

It was no surprise to find that Echo was responsible for capturing the sophisticated and mastery craftsmanship of Mont Blanc at their Father's Day Event on the 18th June 2009 held at the Mont Blanc Boutique Store in the V&A Waterfront. 11 Aug 2009 Read more >>

Echo proved to be once again on top of their game at the Discovery Health Top Performing Brokers Presentation held on the 22nd June 2009 at the One&Only Hotel. 28 Jul 2009 Read more >>

Echo was approached by a UK-based marketing company to manage and implement a series of seminars for Car Phone Warehouse in South Africa. These took place from the 28th - 30th April 2009. 18 May 2009 Read more >>

Echo has developed a range of Winter Wellness packages for the corporate market. These packages have been designed to be facilitated within your office space. The courses offer valuable “coping tools” to minimise stress and anxiety in the workplace. 7 May 2009 Read more >>

Echo launches Green Conferencing! 15 Apr 2009 Read more >>

The Blue Blood store, located in trendy Heritage Square, was officially launched on Saturday, 21 February 2009. 31 Mar 2009 Read more >>

The launch of the renovated Absa building was held on the 19th of February 2009. This, to showcase to invited guests, retail space designed and developed by the Patrick Partnership and the Rennie Property Group. 24 Mar 2009 Read more >>

Echo is pleased to announce that we are now BBBEE-compliant. 30 Jan 2009 Read more >>

The Echo For Children Foundation recently held its inaugural charity dinner at the exquisite La Colombe Restaurant in Uitsig. This, to mark its official launch and begin an annual tradition that will see the foundation raise funds for underprivileged children. 21 Jan 2009 Read more >>

Echo's new website is live! Months of planning and strategising have culminated into a fresh, new look for our website; following on from our recently unveiled company logo with the stylish, apt strapline - “Events Styled For Business”. 20 Nov 2008 Read more >>

An undoubted highlight for Echo has been winning the Emirates Airline contract. The first port of call was organising a road show for 1500 people in February 2008. This prestigious event, held at the CTICC and featuring a world-class performance by Johnny Clegg, was a fitting launch pad for the Emirates Airlines direct route from Dubai to Cape Town. 10 Apr 2008 Read more >>

After winning the bid to organise the launch of Brandhouse's new Ciroc Premium Vodka, Echo, in conjunction with Lange PR, organised two exquisite events. The first being at Summer Place in Johannesburg on 26 November and the second at Cape Town's Café Maxim two days later. 9 Nov 2007 Read more >>

Echo, in conjunction with Singh and Son successfully organised the launch of Fleur Du cap's unfiltered boutique wine range. 23 Sep 2007 Read more >>

Echo had the pleasure of organising a casino gold evening for RisCura. This fun, innovative evening exuded style and sophistication in keeping with the RisCura brand. 17 Sep 2007 Read more >>

Nancy Hoepner, Echo's newly appointed Project Manager, joined the team this month. This dynamic and talented lady has a background in performing arts and a BA honours degree in Theatre and Performance. 9 Aug 2007 Read more >>

This prestigious event, an occasion to bless the De Beers Marine Peace in Africa Vessel, was commemorated by a breathtaking photographic exhibition, showcasing the vessel in all its glory. 3 Apr 2007 Read more >>