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Robe helps save the rhino

Ian McMurray 28 February 2012
Robe helps save the rhino

Johannesburg-based VWV- who were responsible for the spectacular closing ceremony of the 2010 Soccer World Cup amongst numerous other events – has invested in Robe’s new ROBIN MMX Spot moving light fixtures.

The purchase of the eight MMXs is the start of an expansion in the equipment the company owns. The units were supplied by Robe’s South African distributor, DWR, also based in Johannesburg.

The eight new units were used at a ‘Save The Rhinos’ event for the Wildlands Conservation Trust’s Rhino Conservation Project staged in Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, Johannesburg.

Here, they were mounted on vertical trussing ‘totem’ towers. Six of the MMXs were used to project a selection of patterns and ‘liquid’ animations on the front face of the Sandton Library building at the end of the Square, with two units swirling around a pair of striking rhino logos.

The nightly show ran for three weeks to raise awareness of the need to save the animals from extinction.

VWV’s MMXs were the second batch to be delivered in South Africa. Pretoria-based retail company Blond Productions took delivery of the first to add to its growing rental stock.

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