In February 2009, DJ Zinhle partnered with Nomndeni Mdakhi to launch The Firm Understanding of Sound Entertainment Academy (FUSE), the first DJ’ing academy in South Africa that specifically targets female DJs, with the purpose to empower those interested in a career within the entertainment industry.
FUSE Academy encapsulates the many challenges that females are faced with within the entertainment industry. It provides training, mentoring, and tutoring to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge required to succeed in the entertainment industry.
The school is accredited by Technics DJ Mix club and offers a 10 week course that covers the following:
- Basic skill of deejaying
- Branding Workshop
- Understanding the Market
- Advice from an Industry Professional
- 2 Evaluation per student to track progress
The academy is located in Johannesburg and has over 500 students to date have graduated from FUSE Academy.