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.
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.
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.
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.
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.