It all begins in the alchemy of the mind that translates story on paper, each project bears new innovation, diversity, creativity, approach and our willingness to transform your vision into the collective reality of the projects legacy. In defining the “golden tread”, the deemed thematic nurtures both practicality and audience reach.
For all its events CSAE accesses a wide network of choreographers, performers and staging experts to excel in delivering innovative ideas & concepts. Providing a voyage of event innovation has become the CSAE trademark. The Artist attainment department within CSAE also books artists for their own events as well as for clients, presenting a seamless show-production facility.
As the Latin word Prudentia describes “foresight”; CSAE ensures the process is practical, clean-lined and roles and responsibilities are met with a check-list approach. Our highly skilled team delivers an experienced depth of knowledge that circumvents the full event criteria.
Working within the conformance of government and local municipality byelaws, CSAE has and continues to endeavor in meeting compliance excellence both timeously and proficiently.
Working within client’s budgetary landscape, we focus on the end-goal in mind and work backwards to construct and utilize the best technologies available to ensure we maximize each component to the best of CSAE’s ability to ensure the highest level of industry standards.
From start to finish, accountability, dependability and risk minimization to ensure the best interests of both internal and external stakeholders is met. Based on the scope of the project, CSAE takes a three-prompt approach through streamlining, legal advisory, insurance advisory, council advisory and where applicable, associate leaders industry in their respected disciplines.
While it is the department with the least glamour, budgeting is however, the most important element to an event’s successful outcome. Apart from creating bespoke universal budgets (within which each individual event is managed), CSAE also provides a line producer who follows the money spent all the way until the event is over and a final budget is tallied for client presentation.
CSAE ensure and conforms to the very highest demands of Department of Fire and Safety, Disaster management agencies and City departments; all permits are met where necessary. CSAE has a long term relationship with the best structural engineers in the industry to ensure timeous and accurate execution.
Managing a crowd – often including VIPS, media and honored guests – requires expert accreditation and, beyond professionalism, CSAE also uses state-of-the-art software integration to ensure a seamless event.
A good show needs great direction and CSAE understands the dynamics of creating a top class running order – to ensure entertainment follows a fulfilling thematic sweep – while our professional know-how ensures that what is decided in rehearsal goes according to plan on the night.
With CSAE sister division, CSAP having its own show for two years that ran live on South Africa’s leading and national broadcaster, SABC 1, we understand the integrity of each line item being met with absolute proficiency. CSAE has not only industry knowledge, capability and understanding; working with the best technicians allows us to deliver a product that meets more than the eye.
A show isn’t over till it’s over and cleaning up afterwards plays a big part in an event’s success. Using experts in the field, CSAE ensures every stone is turned to ensure a venue is left the way we find it.
We know that every good show needs a dramatic arc and entertaining theme, set on a foundation of visual and emotive dynamics created by know-how, leading edge technology and imagination, including one-off elements & effects which make for a lasting impression.
With a network of top artists (local & international), choreographers and stage experts, CSAE puts together productions that have authenticity, credibility and show-stopping entertainment.
CSAE hand-holds clients every step of the way to ensure transparency – whether from show direction, budget, logistics or protocol – to guarantee clients’ needs and expectations are met in a grand fashion. On the day of the event though, we want the client to just arrive and enjoy the journey.
From road closures to aviation clearance, CSAE is well-versed in meeting highest level of criteria in respect to: - Department of Transport\Roads, Traffic Services, Law Enforcement approvals, EMS, Disaster Management, Department of Fire and Safety, Cleansing, Department of City Communications and Media departments, Department of Electricity, through to community associations.
From A-Z, we understand the composition; CSAE ensures timeous execution whilst meeting and excelling beyond our last success. CSAE’s reputation depth of references bears testament to our well-rounded capabilities.
A great stage requires excellent lighting to not only illuminate entertainment but evoke emotions. In all its events, CSAE uses the most-reputable lighting designers and Vee-jays to create exciting spectacles.
It’s an art ensuring artists and celebrities (and sometimes VIPS) get to one place at one time – and travel & transport logistics is how we do it. While CSAE oversees the entire travel & transport process from pre- to post-production, the company also employs qualified professionals to do so.
Given the need to tread softly on the planet, events today demand methods of greening to ensure a carbon-friendly environment. CSAE works with experts in the field to lower energy use-age, tame litter and off-set other unnecessary environmental bug-bears.
While the event is happening, CSAE knows that you want to record the moment/s. Bearing this in mind, we use top flight photographers - from those specializing in social events to fashion shutter-bugs - to meet client expectation of post-event images.
With its own script-writing department, CSAE has top professionals at hand to create scripts which capture the essence of the event and, if required, speeches which demand attention.
With safety a key priority of any event, CSAE ensures disaster management plans are designed - ensuring that guests and attendees have a clear means of escape and medical support in the unlikely event of anything untoward. This hallmark element is given credence by a clean bill of safety at any of our events.
CSAE knows that an event starts from the moment the first truck arrives with stage or other technical rigging and, bearing this in mind, the company uses only well-reputed professionals in the field while ensuring on-hand medical safety support. CSAE also provides clients with a full rigging and strike event schedule.
When required, CSAE has a significant network of sponsors to approach for whom the company creates credible, comprehensive proposals with a full presentation of publicity returns (including media value outcomes).
With event safety being a critical concern, in all events it manages CSAE works with the best, most-reputable, private security companies while integrating with the South African Police and local Metropolitan Police where required.
This is sometimes the hardest part of an event – creating the invitation list and then making sure that guests arrive! After numerous events in the black tie and corporate environment, CSAE provides an expert Invitation & RSVP service (where required) for client peace of mind.