Items filtered by date: January 2017

Orkney Snork Nie

Jan 23 2017 / Published in Comedy

1989 - 1992.  Sitcom. Afrikaans. Comedy series about the Van Tonder family from Orkney, a small mining town near Klerksdorp. The Van Tonders are dad Hendrik, a shift boss at the local mine; his wife Maggie; Hendrik's father; two teenagers Hess and Wimpie; married son Ouboet, whose two greatest loves are car engines and his ditsy wife Yolanda. The family gets frequent, unexpected and disruptive   visits from Maggie's mother, Ouma Gous. The Van Tonders also take on two foster children, Riekie and Neelsie. Orkney Snork Nie has been one of the most successful South African TV comedies and is seen as the first Afrikaans sitcom.

'Sgudi 'Snaysi

Jan 23 2017 / Published in Comedy

1989. Sitcom. Zulu. Sis May is a middle-aged woman living in Soweto.  The series follows the comedic daily lives of Sis May, her neighbour and her niece.  Sis May's life is complicated when S'dumo, played by Joe Mafela, comes to live with her. This series was the highest performing series on television in the late 80s and early 90s.

Spies en Plessie

Jan 23 2017 / Published in Comedy

Comedy Variety Show.  Afrikaans. This is a popular weekly comedy show featuring well-known South African comedians chatting and featured sketches and comedic stories drawn from the comedians’ experiences. Hosted by playwright PG du Plessis and legendary storyteller Jan Spies.

Louis Motors

Jan 23 2017 / Published in Comedy

Louis Motors

Going Up

Jan 23 2017 / Published in Comedy

Going Up

Emzini weZinsizwa

Jan 23 2017 / Published in Comedy

The popular comedy is about miners, Mofokeng, Chawe, Mkhize, Magubane and Chirwali. Five men from different ethnic groups but room mates in a mining hostel's Room 8. Share in their plans and schemes as they survive the challenge of daily life on the mines.

Nommer Asseblief

Jan 23 2017 / Published in Comedy

1979.  Comedy.  Afrikaans. This popular series follows the lives of the De Waal family, friends and rivals in the small town of Overberg.  The resident town gossip, Tant Lissie, spends most of her day listening in on people's phone conversations through the phone exchange causing much mayhem and confusion.

Trace Your Roots

Jan 23 2017 / Published in Factual

Discover your ancient genetic heritage with DNA ancestry testing.

Khululeka

Jan 23 2017 / Published in Factual

This show stars Joe Mafela as Wonke-Wonke. Through Wonke-Wonke's antics we learn about constitutional human rights and responsibilities.

Motswako

Jan 23 2017 / Published in Talk

Talk.  Sotho. This talk-driven magazine show encourages dynamic, aspirational upliftment of women through stories and frank discussions.

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