Thanks everyone. I live near Durban, not Johannesburg which is a problem because we have almost no film industry.
I do want to get as much experience as possible so I try to look out for events to participate in.
I would recommend the following:
One person to handle makeup, wardrobe and production design
2 or 3 people to help with lighting and setting up equipment
I'd been looking in the credits of a number of short films and I figured it would be something like that.