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The Amantombazana Project: 

What you need to know...


Details of March 2020 course:

When: The course is 12 weeks long and runs every Saturday morning (except Public Holidays) from 10:30-1:30pm . Dates for the next course are March 7th - 20th June (allowing for numerous public holidays)

Where: Rlabs Innovation Lab, Vangate Mall (Jakes Gerwel Drive, Athlone)




Asked Questions

Q: What are the entry criteria?

Applicants must be

- female

- older than 15 years

- computer literate

- able to understand English

- able to commit to attending the course for 12 weeks

- above all , have a passion for music! 

Q: Why can't men apply for the project?

This course is for women only in an attempt to grow more female music producers and give more women an opportunity to make music. Music production is very dominated by men and women need a chance too! 

Q: What is Ableton Live?

Ableton Live is a computer programme used to compose, record, mix and master music. It is used by musicians to create music, record music and sometimes as a tool to DJ (visit:

Q: Do I have to be a singer?


 No, you don’t. Musical expression, musicianship and a passion for music, are the qualities we seek to nurture in our applicants

Q: What if I am just a beginner?


Q: Is this a DJ course? 

No, this is not a DJ course. The lessons will focus on how to make beats and songs on Ableton, so you can make your OWN music. Ableton Live 10 can be used for DJing but this will not be covered in the course. 

Q: Why are the lessons held in a computer lab?

The course is about learning Ableton Live 10, which is a computer programme that musicians use to create and play music. We understand that not everyone is able to own a computer, so we make use of Rlabs' computer facility to help bridge the learning barrier

Q: Are there any costs to the program?

Yes, a once off administration fee of R200

Q: Do I have to live near Rlabs in Vangate Mall?


Although preference will be given to people living near Rlabs, the course is also available to neighbouring communities that can commit towards the 12 week learning program

Q: How many lessons would I need to come to?

The 12 week course, will take place every Saturday morning from 10:30 am-1:30 pm from March 7th – June X 2020. You will need to be punctual and attend all the classes. Students missing classes will not be eligible to graduate, record in the studio, do the photoshoot or get a free copy of the software. Students missing more than 2 classes will be asked to leave the programme. No new students will be accepted once the course has already started. There will be no classes over public holidays or Easter. 

Q: Is this is a skill I can make money with after I graduate? 

Yes, you would be able to make money as an artist yourself  as well as by making beats for other musicians. Graduates of the course will get their own copy of Ableton so this enables you to make beats on your own computer! 

Q: How do I apply?

Click the "apply now" button below  to fill in the application form! 

Q: What if I don't qualify for a scholarship, could I pay to attend? 


Preference will be given to applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds applying for scholarships. However, as we encourage diversity and believe it to be essential for innovation and networking, we will consider applicants from all backgrounds. 

Are your questions still not answered ? Feel free to contact Dr Mojo on or whatsapp her on 0764190528

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