David Yates

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David Alan Yates was a senior stage director for live theatre and a specialist floor manager and autocue operator for television.

In 2001 David Yates was Senior Stage Manager for Grease the Stadium Spectacular at the Johannesburg Stadium and during 2002 to 2003 he was appointed as Head of Department: Stage Management and Stage Director for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup 2003 Opening Ceremony in Cape Town, including over 50 Stage Managers and a cast of over 4,500 members. He worked at the SABC for 14 years and later as a television freelancer for another 14 years on shows such as the SABC evening news, Good Morning South Africa, 20 [[Miss South Africa Pageants[[, two Miss Malika pageants, eight Artes Awards, one Mr World pageant and five Miss World pageants. Other large shows include, S.A. Games Opening Ceremony, three National Song Festivals, five Kora Music Award ceremonies, four [[Huisgenoot Skouspel[[, as well as many OKTV and SAMA Music Awards, the Vita Awards, two Cricket South Africa Awards, Jakaranda Pops, Jukebox, Soundcheck, and Miss Teen pageants. He also worked on international transmissions including M-Net’s Egypt launch Sun, Moon and Stars in Cairo, URTNA Awards in Nairobi, Pan African Broadcasting Heritage Awards in Abuja, Nigeria, Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki’s inaugurations as President of South Africa, the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II in South Africa, live transmission of Pope John Paul II’s Holy Mass in South Africa and Paverotti in Concert in Stellenbosch.


David Yates CV