New film studio for the Free State in Zamdela

A new film and television studio is set to be built in Zamdela, which is aimed at producing new talent in the country, this was revealed by Eugene Mthetwa from Top Crew, during a talent search which was held at Thembalethu in Zamdela.


“We came to Zamdela as Top Crew to start a film and television studio and this studio is for the whole province. We want to address issues which insist that everything is happening in Bloemfontein. Now this studio will bring young people to Sasolburg and make their mark from this town,” said Mthetwa.


Fanyane Nhlapo, who is the facilitator for the talent search said “we are aware that within the Free State we don’t have a film and television studio which assists young people with developing their skills.” According to Nhlapo the new film and television studio will help young people to showcase their talent without travelling to Gauteng. “This is an opportunity for the Free State people to utilise this studio for their own benefit,” Nhlapo said.

Municipality hosts wellness programme for employees

Metsimaholo Local Municipality held an Employee Wellness Day for its employees. The employees were participating in different sporting activities organised by the officials.


Employees were given the chance to test for chronic illness, such as high blood pressure and sugar diabetes. According to the Executive Mayor of Metsimaholo, Cllr Brutus Mahlaku, the day was organised with the intention of building good health consciousness amongst employees so that they can execute their day-to-day work with great enthusiasm.


“With this programme, we intend to deal with the moral of the employees, because we understand the challenges which they are faced with. What we did is, we brought all the medical aid companies and financial institutions to come and assist our employees with any challenges which they are faced with,” said Mayor  Mahlaku. This pioneering programme saw many employees of the municipality being given assistance while at work and having fun at the same time.


Electricity for Amelia residents

Community members living at Amelia in Sasolburg are waiting in anticipation for the day when their houses get electricity, this comes after phase one of the electrification of the area intensifies. “We have been without electricity since we arrived here about six year ago and seeing poles and cables being installed in our area has given us hope that we will be like other areas with electricity,” Kensani Timbane, one of the local residents in Amelia.


According to Timbane, she has budgeted for electrical appliances which she will buy during the festive season. “I plan to buy the electrical appliances during Christmas specials, because they will be much cheaper that now,” Timbane said. Timbane’s joy was shared by Morare Motebang, another resident living in Amelia. “I am very happy to see this connection finally taking place in our area. We were the first people to live here and we have been without electricity since we come here. We have seen progress being made over the years and now that electricity is come, this means a lot to us,” Motebang said.