ORGANISATION HISTORY AND EXPERIENCE
Andre le Roux founded IKS Cultural Consulting in 2004 after his departure at the National Arts Council of South Africa. He then worked on arts and heritage projects for the City of Johannesburg and the Transnet Foundation. This involved reawakening heritage through the arts, a fresh look at the cultural calabash in Taung, in collaboration with the Mmabana Arts Culture & Sports Foundation to produce a festival.
The value created for the Transnet Foundation was from a Corporate Social Investment point of view. The Rorkesdrift heritage training project revived the Rorkesdrift Center with Create SA and Fugitives Drift Lodge, part of the Anglo Boer War by Isandlwana, Mzinyathi river. Most of the tour guides were caucasian so Andre le Roux trained them from an Afro-centric point of view from 2004 till 2006.
IKS Cultural Consulting assisted in building the South African Music Expo and registered it.
Since he started working on IKS full time in April 2020, IKS has secured contracts with Concerts SA (duration 2 years), the South African Cultural Observatory, the late Hugh Masekela Estate, the Rabobank Amersfoort Jazz Festival and Foundation JazzNL.
For Concerts SA IKS achieved a UKZN partnership with the Albert Luthuli Museum for online music streaming recording infrastructure during Covid 19.
IKS managed a report that surveyed the entire music value chain on the impact of the coronavirus on behalf of the South African Cultural Observatory.
IKS was approached by the Hugh Masekela Foundation on assisting in the rounding up of the late legend’s estate with leadership from Rob Hooijer, SAMRO’s ex CEO.
IKS Cultural Consulting compiled a survey on behalf of the Amersfoort World Jazz Festival and Foundation JazzNL. This led to IKS organising their World Jazz Online Conference that was made up of 144 participants from 37 different countries: