WELKOM – With the official release of the Macufe Development and Theatre programme comes a rest assured mind, to see everything lined out smoothly and explained easily of course, some of us just can’t wait till next week for Macufe to start. When I picked up my copy of the Express FS, as I always do on a Wednesday morning (comes with the job) I could not help but burst out of excitement after seeing familiar faces on the theatre programme poster. Remember Lerato Mvelase from Home Affairs? Which is a soapie that used to circulate on our welfare channels by the way. Next to her I saw Zandile, Zandile Msutwana *sigh* … Its sad because till’ today,I still tell myself that she’s my future wife, and to round the picture off (no pun) was Fana Mokoena, yes that guy you’d see at Coobah and go like “aah konje where’s he from? Generations nhe?!”. I am looking forward to seeing these guys on stage.
With Macufe turning 14 this year, it was only fair they focus on us, the youth, the movers and shakers of a tomorrow Mzansi that is today, with this in mind, they launched the Macufe Development programme alongside PACOFS. The team behind Macufe took on every municipal region in central South Africa and left no-talent unseen from these audtitions and interviews a handful… No, its more than a handful, a room full talented individuals and groups are what you see now printed in the pogramme. I was fortunate enough to attend one of these audtitons here in Welkom, no! I don’t have a talent showcase at such except my writing skills and rugby of course, local media had to ensure that its people are covered – and wow! Was I blown away from all the talent there.
With new add-ons and a few programmes removed I reckon this year’s Macufe is going full swing. Developing new talent to ensure a entertained future.