Who is Kalemanzi Media Solutions?

Paul N van Jaarsveld

paul"I am an adventure seeking individual, who loves a challenge, driven by natural curiosity and passion. My heart is to pioneer new things, and to deliver cutting edge solutions in a spirit of excellence, integrity and transparency."

Paul, who has been operating under the Kalemanzi GFX label since early as 2003 has an extensive experience and knowledge of virtually all parts of the web, audio, visual and IT fields. Paul´s programming roots go as far back as 1987 when he wrote MS-DOS batch programs and was introduced to GW Basic and Turbo Pascal. He has also been involved with live and studio Sound Reinforcement starting from 1993 and has mixed hundreds off different full bands and recorded several CD´s actively since 1996. He has also written courses on the subject and lectured on sound for several years in countries as far as Uganda. From a young age, he showed a keen interest in computer generated graphics and has done anything from 3D animation to designing complete magazines, logos and corporate images...

As soon as the internet became available in South Africa, he started developing websites with tools like Frontpage. In 2005, he progressed from static websites to dynamic websites, in the form of the Mambo CMS, which later spawned Joomla that turned out to be his CMS of choice to this day. Paul is now capable of understanding any form of programming language and is known to write custom code in PHP, html, CSS, javascript and AS3. This has aided him to code and design unique solutions for clients including server automation, image processing, custom joomla extensions etc.

During his studies at Creare, he also did photography and gained practical experience in live and non linear video editing as well as camera work. Paul has a keen eye for composition and balance. Currently, his photography and video work has been published in international films, award winning short films and in various print publications. Paul is also a proficient writer, and he has written numerous published articles, press releases and stories. This results in a direct benefit to clients who needs copy-writing for their products.

When he moved to Jeffreys Bay he started surfing and his photography progressed naturally into the water, where he now also does underwater and water based photography. Through personal experience and frustrations, he transitioned away from propriety Operating systems to the Linux Operating system and is now a proponent of Free and Open Source operating systems. Clients benefit because of this, since he can help them to get rid of window$ and be free from all sorts of license fees and malware.

Other interesting facts about Paul is that he has traveled overland from Kampala Uganda to South Africa in a Series III Land Rover, he can fly a glider and is a qualified advanced diver.

Paul provides a wealth of experiential knowledge in Kalemanzi Media Solutions that dates back as far as 1987, balanced by his natural drive for innovation and problem solving. This positions him and his clients at the growth point of emerging technologies.