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Slice of Light - new TV show made in PE starts airing on SABC2 this Sunday

Jun 27, 2018
Slice of Light - new TV show made in PE starts airing on SABC2 this Sunday

This Sunday sees the launch of a brand new Christian Lifestyle Magazine show on SABC 2 – Slice of Light. The programme has a fresh, clean feel, and profiles real people making a difference in their communities, for Christ.

Slice of Light is anchored by two presenters. One will be a familiar name to SABC audiences - the charming and energetic Fiks Mahola. The other a fresh local talent, Megan Fisher, who makes her TV debut with this show.

When asked what viewers could expect from the series for the next 13 weeks, producer Nicola Barbour said: “Our stories have depth and they have heart. Viewers can expect to be entertained and uplifted. We love to laugh, so humour is a big part of it as well. And as the credits roll, we just want viewers to feel rested and encouraged, and thinking with positivity about the new week.”

Some story highlights include:

  • The Timion organisation in Jeffrey’s Bay – which makes expert orthopaedic equipment for impoverished celebral palsied children, for free. They also hold special relaxation camps for the children’s carers.
  • Hidden Gem Arnu Oelfose, who is a young, virtuoso organist from PE. His passionate skills bring new life to the ancient instrument.
  • And the amazing story of Charmaine Keevy who felt a strong prompting to take her dog for a walk far away from her normal route. And because of this, she found a new-born baby, in a stormwater drain.

After filming 13 episodes worth of inspiring stories, presenter Megan Fisher had a hard time choosing her favourite; “We have been so blessed to profile such a variety of excellent stories and people.

"For me, this series has been life changing. I have always lived in the Eastern Cape, and I had no idea about much of the outstanding work going on around me. As a Mom, I would have to say my heart was really touched by the Penuel Children’s Foundation. They are a temporary place of safety for abused or abandoned children.

"The way they are changing the futures of these innocent little lives was just so wonderful to me. While we were there, a 3 day old baby girl arrived. And as I held her in my arms, I was totally overcome by emotion. I had such love for this child, but also such gratitude for what Penuel are doing.”

“I think we see so much bad news on our screens, and so often people say where is the Church in this country? What are they doing? But from the stories we have profiled, we can see, that the Body of Christ is moving, and doing the most incredible things across this nation,” Presenter Fiks Mahola reflected.

The series was shot almost entirely in the Eastern Cape, by Port Elizabeth production company Sunshine Coast Studios. With all linking material shot outdoors, at beaches, parks and country landscapes, there is much natural beauty on display. “We’re showcasing a part of the country rarely seen on our screens” said Barbour.

Episode 1 which airs this Sunday the 1st of July , profiles Siya Sebenza – an exciting work scheme, which is turning our un-employed young people into employed & earning.

Then, find out how a Building Inspector became a Sunday School teacher. And finally, Mission in the 21st Century? - It would have to be digital – Andre Viljoen details his journey from a hard drinking newspaper journalist, to starting Gateway News, a large Christian News Website.

Linking material for this episode is shot on the iconic pier at Hobie Beach in PE.

“I am just so grateful to the SABC for taking this chance on a PE company, and I cannot wait for South Africa to share in Slice of Light.” Producer Nicola Babour reflected .

Slice of Light, starts Sunday 1st July 2018 on SABC2 at 10:30am

Image: Slice of Light presenters Fiks Mahola and Megan Fisher take a break from shooting links on Hobie Beach in Port Elizabeth. Photo credit: Sarina Engelbrecht.