Ruan Joubert is based in Johannesburg, South-Africa where he started his career in 2007 as a freelance sound engineer, while studying Music and Post Product for two years. He started working at Surgesound in 2009 in Technical Sales and Support and is still with the company as a Technical Director. Ruan has been an active Smaart user since 2009 and became an instructor in 2014 and now does training all over Africa. Surgesound, the distributor for Smaart, hosts at least two formal courses a year, but Ruan also does private lectures for companies in the rental, installation, education and distribution sectors. His specialization has been Sound System Design for both the permanent installation and touring market. Ruan is Bi-lingual in English and Afrikaans, with English as preferred language to lecture in.