Sylvester Zanoxolo

Sylvester Zanoxolo Mqeku uses the craft of sand casting to create a unique range of ceramic art. Currently living and working from Bloemfontein in the Free State, he is completing a Master’s Degree in Design and Studio Art.

Lerato George Thulo

Lerato George Thulo is the creative director and owner of Ray Creek RC wear. He is a recent graduate, with a Diploma in Design and Studio Art, majoring in fashion and textile from Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein. His hometown is in QwaQwa. Ray Creek RC offers men’s clothing that is influenced by African…

Oupa Moses Tebakang

Oupa Moses Tebakang works in youth development in the acting and filmmaking industries. From QwaQwa, he is a producer, mentor and facilitator. There are more than 30 participants or members of his group. Kgatelopele Entertainment and Media Productions shoots movies, hosts local events and workshops, and acts as an agency for its members.

Mpho Emmanuel Tau

Mpho Tau is a filmmaker born in Bloemfontein in the Free State. His experience within the TV/film industry spans a period of seven years. In 2020, he officially registered his company, 1976 Films. The aim and mission are to tell authentic stories that seek to entertain, educate, and inform, using both mediums of film and…

Xolani Rens

Xolani is a producer first and an artist second. He is from Koffiefontein, and he produces music for people who book his recording studio for recording sessions. His skill and passion for music is clear in everything he does.

Siyabonga Nqonga

Siyabonga Molefi Nqonga is a dancer from the small town of Springfontein in the Xhariep District of the Free State. She offers movement (physical theatre) and dance services, helping people living with different abilities to tell untold stories through dance and movement.

Maleshoane Mphutlane

Maleshoane Mphutlane is a poet with a strong focus on writing in indigenous languages. She is a self-taught writer and Sesotho praise poet. Her journey started in 2002, as a Sesotho traditional dancer. She discovered her talent for writing and performing poetry in 2006. She is also an aspiring theatre actress, and has one poetry…

Retshidsetswe Mogoera

Retshedisitswe Mogoera is a performing arts graduate from the MDG Performing Arts School. She lives in the Free State and is currently studying hairdressing at Motheo TVET College. With a push from BASA, she registered a performing arts company earlier this year. The company is involved with acting, dancing and poetry performance. Their first-ever show…

John Bongani Moiane

Bongani Moiane is the co-founder of Lvngley (Pty) Ltd, a creative agency on a mission to help Free State artists receive media coverage for their work. He’s been part of Free State’s hip-hop and pop culture for well over five years. In that time, he has witnessed many great initiatives lose steam because they did…

Reabetsoe Matobako

Reabetsoe Matobako

Reabetsoe Matobako is a published author, specialising in Sesotho literature. In 2009, she published Leihlo le bonang, and since 2001 has been training other artists in the ways of the perfoming arts, including music, theatre and poetry. In the course of her career, Reabetsoe has also shot three films, one of which was a documentary…