Nocturnal Rixx featured in Joburg East Express
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Nocturnal Rixx featured in Joburg East Express

Congratulations to Rise graduate Ricky Jesus aka. Nocturnal Rixx on his feature in Joburg East Express. Read the full feature here: https://joburgeastexpress.co.za/78303/ricky-inspires-his-peers-to-follow-their-dreams/

Anzisha Prize Gala 2018 – Start Now
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Anzisha Prize Gala 2018 – Start Now

Last night Rise Academy was invited to attend the 2018 Anzisha Prize Awards Gala at African Leadership Academy. Always an inspiring event, we walked away with many new ideas and lessons to pass along to the Rise students.   The Anzisha prize selects 20 of the best young African entrepreneurs across the continent and gives...

Rise Stage at On The Night
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Rise Stage at On The Night

On the 15thof September St John’s College held their annual fireworks event, On The Night. Rise Academy provided a second stage at the event with DJs to keep the teens entertained. Thousands of people attended the event and the Rise stage was a hit! Our DJs were amazing (we expect nothing less) and they kept...

Oskido & Boiler Room
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Oskido & Boiler Room

Rise was invited to an exclusive Boiler Room event, The True Music Forum.   We made our way with some of our students to a super trendy Jo’burg venue, Vicoria Yards.   The first speaker of the evening was none other than South African music legend, Oskido.   Normally when an artist is interviewed, it’s...

The Rise Stage
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The Rise Stage

We’ve had a dedicated Rise stage at some events this year. It’s been great practice for our DJ students and graduates. Nothing makes us prouder than watching them put what they’ve learnt into practice. Every time they perform, they learn so much more than they ever could in a classroom. Watching their improvement between events...

What we’ve learnt about Entrepreneurship – Part 2
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What we’ve learnt about Entrepreneurship – Part 2

We’ve had over a hundred Gr 9 students set up businesses since the start of the year. A term later, we’ve asked them what this workshop has taught them about entrepreneurship.   One answer was that they learnt to have a new perspective on failure.   It only took a few weeks for every small...

What we’ve learnt about Entrepreneurship – Part 1
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What we’ve learnt about Entrepreneurship – Part 1

We’ve had over a hundred Gr 9 students set up businesses since the start of the year. A term later, we’ve asked them what this workshop has taught them about entrepreneurship.   Being a small business owner and going through all the struggles of getting an idea off the ground has given them some amazing...

2018 Classes
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2018 Classes

2018’s Saturday classes have started and all our courses are running at full capacity. We’ve loved welcoming all our new students across the country and we’re enjoying the excitement and energy they’re bringing to class every Saturday.   We look forward to an incredible year and to watching a new set of talent grow throughout...

Ivyson Tour at Wavehouse Durban
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Ivyson Tour at Wavehouse Durban

We’re so proud of our students and mentors who performed at this incredible event. The Ivyson Tour was one of our highlights of 2017.   Nasty C is an outstanding artist and he proved this all over again by pulling off this event.   The event sold out, the crowd was amazing, and our Rise...

RISE Tutor Interview – DJ Stallion
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RISE Tutor Interview – DJ Stallion

This week we are going to get to know the RISE tutors a little better. Starting with the one and only DJ Stallion! How long have you been DJing for? 7 years What was one of your favorite gigs? One of my favorite gigs was playing at Nicci Beach for the first time as it...