Generation’s Mrekza Opens First Film Studios In Limpopo

Generation’s Mrekza Opens First Film Studios In Limpopo


Generations: The Legacy actor KOPE “Tswyza” Makgae has used his artistry to give back to his community in Limpopo. He has started the province’s very first film and television studios.

The film and television studios are named Wyza Media Studios and will launch in Polokwane on the 20th November.

Speaking to Daily Sun the actor said he wants people in Limpopo to tell their own stories using their mother tongue. Adding that stories in Limpopo are in abundance however are told by other people because the province does not have the resources.

“I want people in Limpopo to tell their own stories, in their own language and do it while in their province. There are many stories from Limpopo, but they’re filmed in other provinces because we don’t have the resources. That will soon change because Wyza Media Studios is now open.

The actor who plays the role of Mrekza on Generations: The Legacy says this has been in the works for over 10 years. He had money however he needed sponsors and partners to help get it up and running.

“The aim of this project is to take Limpopo to another level in the film and TV spectrum. I’ve had this dream and have saved money for it. I had no sponsors or partners,” he said.

Kope Makgae says people outside the province can access it and are free to use the equipment provided.

“This was a sacrifice I was willing to make and reaching my dream is amazing. For example, we have the Kruger National Park and people come and film documentaries here. They can hire equipment from us. They don’t need to bring their own.”

This is the second project the actor has embarked in this year. In January he opened a film and TV academy called Wyze Media Academy in Limpopo in January.

“I basically want to uplift Limpopo and teach them about the film and TV industry, hence the school and now the studio. I want to encourage people and teach them about my journey, give those who don’t have access to information help. I also want to show people that I haven’t forgotten about where I come from,” concluded the actor.

Another actor who gave back to his community is Luthuli Dlamini with the inception of NTU News on May 28 2020. Luthuli and his partner decided to help disadvantaged communities get their news and stay up to date with what is happening in the country currently. They prioritized these places because they believe they have little to no access to WiFi, cell phones, cannot afford data and not television. All of which are widely used to get informed.

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