who is iks

IKS stands for Indigenous Knowledge Systems. We are passionate about indigenous cultural development that is internationally collaborative to promote solidarity.

Research & ADMIN team

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2004 - IKS Cultural Consulting Founded

Andre Le Roux founded IKS as a cultural consultant

2004 - 2006 Afro-centric Guided Tours

Worked with The Rorkesdrift heritage training project, the Rorkesdrift center, Create SA and Fugitives Drift Lodge to develop tours from an Afro-centric point of view

2006 - 2010 SAMRO

Andre ventured into a role at Southern African Music Rights Organisation and focused his time and effort into building the organisation's Foundation and established long term connections during his 14-year tenure.

2010 - 2016 Research, Artist & Venue Promotions

Kgomotso Le Roux took over as the managing member in 2010 where she added an artist promotion component to IKS that boosted their audience base whilst assisting restaurants and festivals to increase their brand value. The other income stream was administering research projects.

2016 - Music Production & Bookings

IKS continued to work on music production projects for media companies and managed live performance bookings.

2020 - Andre Takes The Reins

Andre resigned from SAMRO to lead IKS projects, form long lasting partnerships with clients and make a difference in the music industry across the diaspora.

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Clients, colleagues & Testimonials

We understand that your network equals your networth, so we’ve compiled some things our network has to say about Andre Le Roux and IKS CC.

“Andre has operated the partnership between SAMRO and Concerts Norway in a most satisfactory way. He is very well Connected and his skill as a partner is highly appreciated.”
Tom Gravlie - Director International Department Rikskonsertene (Concerts Norway)
“I have been pleased to work with Andre in the Music in Africa Foundation's Management Board for 5 years. I am always impressed by his insights, deep analysis of situations and especially his capacity to drive us, paying attention to things we didn't consider as important. His sense of humor created a good working atmosphere every time when we were dealing with complicated issues.”
Prof. Ribio NZEZA BUNKETI BUSE - DRC
“Project management, leadership, governance and strategic thinking are areas where Andre excels as he has tirelessly contributed his all to Africa's arts and culture sector. Along with his selfless and ongoing contributions, Andre has a disarming wit and natural charm that helps him network and navigate the varied and wild personalities in the arts with grace and confidence.”
James French - Manager, SAMRO Foundation
“Thank you for paying attention to detailed needs of the Arts practitioners.”
Gloria Bosman - Internationally acclaimed vocalist
“I have known Andre for nearly fifteen years. He has poured his brilliant, sharp intellect, vision and passion into creating a cultural landscape that has nurtured, and encouraged the development of South African composers, artists and arts practitioners.“
Prof. Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph - Member of board of Directors at SAMRO and SAMRO Foundation
“Andre is an ambassador for all that is "Excellence in Arts". I have had the esteemed pleasure and great honor of serving on the board of the SAMRO Foundation with him in his capacity as the Foundation's MD. I believe him to now be the "go to guy" for all matters pertaining to the Creative and Cultural Industries; be it business, performance, regulations, Governance as well Arts Education. I could go on forever! A true Leader!”
Nomfundo Xaluva - Acclaimed South African musician
“Andre continues to be in the forefront of leadership, management and driving change to the portfolios he manages. What sets Andre apart as a spokesperson; you know he will arrive, he will be prepared for each interview and his attention to detail will be second to none. As a leader Andre ensures his team are subject matter experts who can support much of the work in his portfolio. We appreciate his hard work. No task is too small for him to support and help his teams to get the job done.”
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