SAS Productions began in 2009 when Brendan Kruger and Chris Stranex decided to expand on their DJing experience by moving into live music. It began with a gig at a friend's birthday where they provided sound and lighting for two bands and picked up considerably when they got a two month contract with Stealing Love Jones in two venues in Durban. From there, the company took off providing sound and lighting for many smaller gigs around the Durban area.
In 2010, a friend of Chris provided a wonderful new opportunity of work at the Pumpkin Thetre in Ballito with the then directory Stuart Mey. The company took up position as resident sound and lighting technicians. While the Pumpkin Theatre closed and went under new management, SAS Productions started working in their new nichè - school productions. Later that year, the Pumpkin Theatre would re-open with SAS Productions back at the helm of the sound and lighting.
2011 saw SAS's biggest year yet. The company worked on numerous school productions as well as with Selbys and Shattered Glass on conferences, Rock the Boat, corporate events and COP17. In 2012, SAS invested in Chamsys MagicQ hardware for their lighting control needs. Brendan and Chris joined up with Skyblazer Technologies in order to train and obtain their pyrotechnicians licences with the ultimate goal to provide clients with stage effects in cooperation with SkyBlazer. Brendan, Chris and Tom also were all present at Splashy Fen where Tom worked as a monitor engineer for Gangs of Ballet and front of house engineer for The La Els, while Brendan and Chris designed and executed pre-programmed lighting for Gangs of Ballet, Coals of Juniper and The La Els.