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kykNET Is Joining The Bok Squad In Japan

The Rugby World Cup is (literally) kicking off on 20 September.

The Rugby World Cup is (literally) kicking off on 20 September and the Bok squad is leaving soon for Japan to compete against some of the best rugby teams in the world for the title of rugby world champions. There is so much more excitement than just the Rugby World Cup that awaits viewers – kykNET is sending a team to Japan to show viewers the excitement in the country during the Rugby World Cup.

In the show, In Japan, Ja!, the two presenters, Vanes-Mari du Toit and Hamilton Wessels, follow the Bok squad to Japan in their search for a third World Cup title. For 10 weeks, these two will travel around Japan, visit some of the country’s most popular tourist attractions and experience the spirit of the Rugby World Cup 2019.

Vanes-Mari, a former Protea netball player, is known as one of Kwêla’s field presenters and will also be seen early in 2020 as the presenter of kykNET’s reality show, Hoor my, Sien my, Soen my. “In Japan, Ja! is a combination of comedy, lifestyle and travel. I look forward to showing viewers what happens in Japan during the World Cup from a fan and supporter’s view,” she says.

Hamilton Wessels, or, as his friends call him, Hammie, is singer Robbie Wessels’ brother. He is one of the Virseker Beker presenters and has played a role in movies, such as Poena is Koning, 100m Leeuloop and Durban Poison. “To watch a Bok game is special. To watch it live at a stadium is next level. To tour with the Bok squad in Japan is an experience I can’t describe in words. I’m beyond excited and will make sure that the Bok squad brings the Cup home, even if it means I must go onto the field and play myself. Japan, I hope you are ready for the guy with the moustache.”

Fun and games await these two – Hamilton is excited to taste Japanese wasabi and meet a real ninja. They have undertaken to try new dishes – who of the two will be brave enough? And Hamilton, who loves to play pranks, might have a few surprises up his sleeve…

Sumo wrestling, the Tsukiji Fish Market, Harajuku girls, real ninjas, the Bok fan zones and the excitement of the Rugby World Cup – viewers can forward to this, and so much more, in In Japan, Ja!

In Japan, Ja! consists of 10 episodes and will be broadcast Saturdays 18:30 from 14 September on kykNET (DStv 144). Proudly sponsored by Nedbank Travel Card.


Die Rugby Wêreldbeker skop af op 20 September en die Springbok-span, wat pas aangekondig is, vertrek binnekort Japan toe om teen die beste rugbyspanne vir die gesogte titel van wêreldkampioenne mee te ding. Daar wag egter veel meer opwinding as net die Rugby Wêreldbeker op kykers – kykNET stuur ‘n span saam Japan toe om vir kykers ‘n blik van die opwinding in dié land tydens die Wêreldbeker te gee.

In die program, In Japan, Ja! gaan die twee aanbieders, Vanes-Mari du Toit en Hamilton Wessels, die Bokke volg op hul soektog na ‘n derde Wêreldbekertitel. Vir tien weke gaan dié twee saam in Japan kuier, van die land se gewildste toeristebestemmings besoek en die gees van die Rugbywêreldbeker 2019 beleef.

Vanes-Mari, ‘n voormalige Protea-netbalspeler, is veral bekend as een van Kwêla se veldaanbieders en sal vroeg in 2020 gesien word as aanbieder van die kykNET realiteitsprogram, Hoor my, Sien my, Soen my. “In Japan, Ja! is ‘n lekker kombinasie van komedie, leefstyl en reis. Boonop kry kykers die geleentheid om saam met ons die Bokke beter te leer ken op hul missie om die Wêreldbeker te wen. Ek sien ook vreeslik uit daarna om vir kykers ‘n blik te gee van wat in Japan tydens die Wêreldbeker gebeur, vanuit ‘n fan en ondersteuner se oogpunt,” meen sy.

Hamilton Wessels, of soos vriende hom noem, Hammie, is die sanger Robbie Wessels se broer. Hy is een van Virseker Beker se aanbieders en het ook al sy lyf akteur gehou in flieks soos Poena is Koning, 100m Leeuloop en Durban Poison. “Om ‘n Bok-wedstryd te kyk, is spesiaal. Om dit op ‘n stadion te kyk is next level. Om saam die Bokke vir die Wêreld Beker in Japan te toer is ‘n ervaring wat ek nie in woorde kan beskryf nie. Ek is uit my vel van opgewondenheid en gaan seker maak die Bokke bring daardie Beker huis toe, al moet ek tokse aantrek en self op draf. Japan, ek hoop julle is gereed vir die ou met die snor.”

Groot pret wag op dié twee – Hamilton is opgewonde om Japannese wasabi te proe en ‘n regte ninja te ontmoet! Hulle het ook onderneem om nuwe disse te probeer – watter een van die twee gaan braaf genoeg wees? En grapjas Hamilton het dalk ook ‘n paar verrassings wat hy beplan…

Sumo-stoeigevegte, die Tsukiji-vismark, Harajuku-meisies, regte ninja’s, die Bokke fan zones en natuurlik die opwinding van die Rugby Wêreldbeker – dit alles, en nog baie meer, kan kykers van In Japan, Ja! verwag.

In Japan, Ja! bestaan uit 10 episodes en word Saterdae om 18:30 vanaf 14 September op kykNET DStv kanaal 144 uitgesaai. Met trots geborg deur Nedbank Travel Card.

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Tydelik Terminaal

Tydelik Terminaal is a 13-episode light drama about 22-year-old honours student, Kittie Claasen, who must redefine her life after she is diagnosed with cancer.

It’s “the best kind of cancer you could possibly get”, Doctor Pillay assures her. In short, it will be six months of total agony, and then… life as usual. The only problem is that it’s her honours year and this speedbump, as she sees it, in her academic career will mean that all her dreams of Pulitzer Prize winning journalism will have to be postponed because of Hodgkin and his untimely disease.

The series revolves around the six months she receives chemo, during which she makes friends in unusual places, tries to finish her studies, and picks up unexpected life experience and knowledge along the way.

Kittie and her two best friends, Mandy and Fanie, find themselves in the crazy in between phase of life before stepping into adulthood. It’s a time of leaving their childhood behind, but still having fun; planning for their future, but uncertain of what this future will look like.

Tydelik Terminaal is inspired by the creator of the series, Elanie Rupping’s own battle with cancer. “I’ve learnt that life’s challenges can sometimes be its greatest gifts, because it creates a sense of empathy through which we can connect with people. The best way I can do this, is through the stories I tell. That is why I used one of the most difficult things that has happened in my life as a vehicle to, hopefully, make people feel that they aren’t alone.”

Etienne Fourie is director the series. “It was a difficult yet fulfilling experience. Tydelik Terminaal is an important and honest story with characters most of us will recognize. It looks at various serious issues, with empathy and humor.”

Carla Smith, who portrays the role of Kittie, is a well-known theatre actress, who has been part of plays, such as Die maan val bewusteloos, Sewe Deugde, nee minder and Fiela se kind. She’s also played a guest roll in the soapie, Binnelanders.

Eve Nthabiseng Rasimeni and Hendrik Nieuwoudt is seen as Kittie’s best friends, Mandy and Fanie. Eve is known for her roles in Isibaya, Rhythm City, Dwaalster and Suidooster. Hendrik’s theatre roles include Made you look, Raponsie and Hoekom is die badkamer vloer nat. He also played a role in the shortfilm, Kloof.

South African legends, Anna-Mart van der Merwe and Frank Opperman, also play a role in Tydelik Terminaal – Julie and Uncle Len. Uncle Len has prostate cancer – Julie, his busy body wife, supports him (and later Kittie) in his battle with cancer.

Almar Müller portrays the role of Joubert, an ex-love who wants to support Kittie; Arno Greef is Drikus, the handsome young law student who challenges Mandy constantly and Ruan Blum is Louis, Fanie’s boyfriend.

Also look out for appearances by Anel Alexander, Zane Meas, Stiaan Smith, Francois Jacobs, Tiffany Barbuzano, Jack Devnarain, Reginah Dube, David Reese and Henriëtta Gryffenberg.

Nouvanaand Films are the producers of Tydelik Terminaal. “We are excited to have the opportunity to once again produce a light drama for kykNET. Tydelik Terminaal takes the viewer along on Kittie’s chemo journey, with a fresh approach to student life and uncomfortable identity questions.”

Tydelik Terminaal will be broadcast on Wednesday at 20:00 from 30 October 2019 on kykNET (DStv channel 144).

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Welcome To Huis Lelieveld

Molly (Lizz Meiring) from Molly en Wors and Ouboet en Wors is no longer a dentist assistant – she is now matron of a retirement village!

In Willie Esterhuizen’s latest comedy, Huis Lelieveld, Molly is appointed as matron of the retirement villiage, Huis Lelieveld. Viewers can ook forward to old favourites, as well as a few new actors.

In the last episode of Ouboet en Wors, Molly was informed that Dr Proctor is emigrating, and her services are no longer needed. However, she didn’t let this setback have her down in the dumps and so, she ended up at Huis Lelieveld. Molly’s husband, Wors (Willie Esterhuizen), come to visit regularly to visit his wife and to find out who of the personnel or residents are giving her grief.

Gielie (Wynand van Vollenstee), who viewers have gotten to know in Ouboet en Wors as Wors’ handyman and driver, also got a job at the retirement village – after all, he has a very soft heart, especially for the elderly.

Viewers can look forward to seeing Hélène Truter returning as Tannie Poppie, one of the residents of Huis Lelieveld. “Poppie knows everything. And she shares it directly with the viewer. She likes spreading gossip, without feeling bad about it. I love this character, because she isn’t afraid to voice her opinion,” says Hélène.

Huis Lelieveld’s residents include Fleur Pot (Elma Potgieter), Gielie’s mom, Martha Goosen (Karin van der Laagt), Brand Louw (Cobus Visser) and Blaartjie Louw (Yvonne Schoeman). From a hip retired lady and a snob without money to someone who equally loves baking and moaning – these residents still have plenty of life in them.

Viewers will also get to know the Huis Lelieveld personell very well. Pastor Dou Droel (Matt Stern), who has a weakness for women, Spanner Proes (Reginald Hufkie), the factotum with an interesting life away from the retirement village, and Koekie de Kok (Lara Lourens), Pastor Droel’s assistant and part time exotic dancer, are characters viewers will enjoy a lot.

Willie Esterhuizen is the writer and producer of the series. “Viewers will see that elderly people are young people in aged bodies, who still know how to have fun. The production team really enjoys working with the experienced actors. What a privilege!

Huis Lelieveld will be broadcast on Wednesdays at 20:30 from 30 October 2019 on kykNET (DStv channel 144).


Molly (Lizz Meiring) van Molly en Wors en Ouboet en Wors het haar werk as tandartsassistent verruil vir dié van matrone! In Willie Esterhuizen se nuutste komedie, Huis Lelieveld, kry Molly werk as matrone van die aftreeoord Huis Lelieveld, en kan kykers uitsien om ‘n paar ou gunstelinge, sowel as nuwe gesigte te sien.

In die laaste episode van Ouboet en Wors, is Molly ingelig dat Dr Proctor emigreer en is sy werkloos gelaat. Sy het egter nie in sak en as gaan sit nie en só eindig sy op by Huis Lelieveld as matrone. “Molly is soos onkruid – orals, ongelooflik sterk en ‘n kanniedood,” meen Lizz Meiring oor dié geliefde karakter wat sy vertolk. Molly se man, Wors (Willie Esterhuizen), kom loer gereeld in om te hoor hoe dit met sy dierbare vrou gaan en watter van die personeel of inwoners haar lewe moeilik maak.

Gielie (Wynand van Vollenstee), wie kykers in Ouboet en Wors as Wors se goedgelowige nutsman en drywer leer ken het, kry ook werk by die aftreeoord, want hy het ‘n baie sagte hart – veral as dit by die oumensies kom.

‘n Groot bederf wat vir kykers voorlê, is Hélène Truter wat terugkeer as Tannie Poppie, een van die inwoners van Huis Lelieveld. “Poppie weet álles. En sy deel dit direk met die kyker. Eintlik skinder sy net. Skaamteloos. Ek’s mal oor haar want sy’s nie bang om haar opinie te lug nie,” sê Hélène.

Die inwoners van Huis Lelieveld sluit in Fleur Pot (Elma Potgieter), Gielie se ma, Martha Goosen (Karin van der Laagt), Brand Louw (Cobus Visser) en Blaartjie Louw (Yvonne Schoeman). Van ‘n hupse afgetredene en ‘n snob sonder geld tot ‘n bakster en klaagster – dié spul inwoners is die spreekwoordelike ‘oud, maar nog nie koud’.

Daarmee saam gaan kykers ook die Huis Lelieveld-personeel goed leer ken. Dominee Dou Droel (Matt Stern), wat onder sensuur geplaas vanweë sy swakpunt vir vrouens is, Spanner Proes (Reginald Hufkie), die kleurryke faktotum wat ‘n interessante lewe buite die oord het, en Koekie de Kok (Lara Lourens), Ds Droel se assistent en deeltydse paaldanseres, gaan sorg vir hope pret.

Willie Esterhuizen is weer die skrywer en vervaardiger van die reeks. “In die reeks sal julle sien dat oumense is maar net jongmense, in ouer lywe, en nog net so vol streke en dinge. Vir ons almal in die produksie is dit ‘n fees om saam met akteurs met soveel ondervinding te werk. Wat ‘n voorreg!”

Huis Lelieveld word vanaf Woensdag 30 Oktober om 20:30 op kykNET DStv kanaal 144 uitgesaai.

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Afrikaans Telenovela Extended For Another Season

It’s confirmed! Arendsvlei extended for another season

Beatrice Abrahams and the learners of Hoërskool Arendsvlei will bring more drama to the small screen in kykNET & kie’s very first Afrikaans telenovela, Arendsvlei, that was recently extended for another season.

Will Arendsvlei’s favourite villain, Wendy Newman get away with murder, or will she finally be caught for killing David Abrahams?

Wendy was still walking freely in the first season, while the Arendsvlei community was left shattered after Beatrice ended up in jail for allegedly murdering her husband, David.

The first season explored happiness, sadness, vindictiveness and plans only Wendy could think of.

But have Arendsvlei viewers seen it all?

In this season, Janice’s brother, Steve Mortlock is released from prison and he turns the Arendsvlei world upside down. David’s long-lost son, Nathan, will also make an appearance, all the while Chantel’s father unexpectedly knocks on their door.

Viewers can also expect another murder, engagements, cheating and witness how Wendy goes to new extremes to ruin the Arendsvlei community.

Jolene Martin (Beatrice), Melanie Du Bois (Rolene), Rehane Abrahams (Wendy), Crystal Donna Roberts (Janice), Sherman Pharo (Thys), Ann Juries (Claudia), Jody Abrahams (Lionel), Celeste Matthews (Gertie), Craig Adriaanse (Wesley), Gerwen Simon (Valdonia) and Roberto Kyle (LeeRoy) are just a few of the actors making a return.

And a few household names will also join the Arendsvlei family. Danny Ross will play the role of David’s son, Maurice Carpede will play Chantel’s father and one of South Africa’s gems, Shaleen Surtie-Richards will portray the role of Lionel’s mother.

Penguin Films are the producers again and is very excited about the second season.

Creative producer, Roberta Durrant, says it’s always a pleasure to work on Arendsvlei.

“With each school calendar year, you get to introduce new characters and storylines. But it’s also challenging to keep the stories exciting and to not become stagnant. It’s a wonderful thing that we can bring new characters in and still keep our core family.”

Head writer and co-producer, Theltom Masimila, says: “In the first season of Arendsvlei, we only explored one chapter in each character’s book. In season two, our first group of matriculants graduates from school and heads off to university. We also introduce the class of 2020 and some of our beloved characters are left with more skeletons in the cupboard than we could ever imagine.

Arendsvlei airs every Monday to Wednesday on kykNET & kie, DStv channel 145 at 8pm.

Visit kykNET.tv for more information.

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Awards

Here Are The Nominees For The kykNET Ghoema Music Awards 2019

The kykNET Ghoema Music Awards annually rewards the biggest role players in the Afrikaans music industry.
This year we celebrate and reward everything released in the 2018 calendar year.

In 2019 we celebrate the 8th kykNET Ghoemas and it is still one of the most sought-after awards ceremonies in the Afrikaans music industry. Over the past seven years the Ghoemas has had a huge impact on the careers of the artists who have been winners in the various categories. On 17 April 2019 we will award and celebrate this year’s winners.

This gala event will be held at the Sun Arena at Times Square in Pretoria and will be broadcast live on kykNET, DStv channel 144, for the third consecutive year.

Book your tickets on the Ghoema-website and find all the codes as well as the SMS number to vote for your favourites. SMS’s cost R2. Terms and Conditions apply.

The nominees are as follows:
 
BEST NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

  • DOUVOORDAG – DIE AVONTUUR
  • EARLY B – AANGENAME KENNIS
  • IVAN ROUX – DAAI DING
  • SERENADE – BLY LIEF VIR MY
  • VINCENT GORDON – ASEM

BEST COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR

  • DEMI LEE MOORE – “MIS EET SLAAP HERHAAL” (SKRYWER: JOHAN OBERHOLZER)
  • ELVIS BLUE – “BERG” (SKRYWER: ELVIS BLUE)
  • REFENTSE – “REISIGER” (SKRYWER: REFENTSE MORAKE)
  • TARRYN LAMB – “MAL OOR JOU” (SKRYWER: JOHAN OBERHOLZER)
  • TWEE – “PATENSIE” (SKRYWER: HERMAN KLEINHANS)

BEST HIP HOP SONG OF THE YEAR

  • EARLY B – “BEN TEN” (SKRYWER: EARLY B)
  • HEMELBESEM – “BLAAS DIE TROMPET” (SKRYWER: S WITBOOI)
  • HEMELBESEM – “DIE SILWER MAAN (FLIPPIT)” (SKRYWER: S WITBOOI)
  • JEROME REX – “BOOGIE UP” (SKRYWER: JEROME REX)
  • ROSEY DIE RAPPER – “MY NAAM HOOR” [SKRYWER: MURENSIA BLOCK (ROSEY DIE RAPPER)
  • YOMA – “MY PENS” (SKRYWER: C WITBOOI)

BEST POP ALBUM BY A MALE ARTIST

  • BRENDAN PEYPER  – DIS NIE SONDE NIE
  • DIRK VAN DER WESTHUIZEN – SEXY VI MY
  • JOE FOSTER – VOLGENDE STAP
  • SNOTKOP – SOUS
  • VERNON BARNARD – DEUR JOU OË

BEST POP-ALBUM BY A FEMALE ARTIST

  • AMOR VITTONE – EK BLY NET ‘N MA
  • DEMI LEE MOORE – MIS EET SLAAP HERHAAL
  • ELIZMA THERON – HIERDIE HART BRAND LIEFDE
  • FRANJA DU PLESSIS – HITTEGOLF

BEST CONTEMPORARY ALBUM BY A MALE ARTIST

  • ADAM TAS – SIT KÊRELS
  • COENIE DE VILLIERS – PURE COENIE
  • MANIE JACKSON – OP ‘N HOË NOOT
  • PIETMAN GELDENHUYS – VAN DIE OS OP DIE JAS
  • REFENTSE – LIEFDEGENERASIE

BEST CONTEMPORARY ALBUM BY A FEMALE ARTIST

  • CORDELIA  – WEES LIEF
  • JENNIFER ZAMUDIO – GOUD IS MY WOORDE
  • LIZANNE BARNARD – GEVLERKTES
  • TARRYN LAMB – MAL OOR JOU
  • VERONA  – MASKERS

BEST ALBUM BY A DUO OR GROUP

  • 4 WERKE – 4 BY 4
  • ADAM – BEWE
  • DOUVOORDAG – DIE AVONTUUR
  • SERENADE – BLY LIEF VIR MY
  • STRAATLIGKINDERS – VERDWYN
  • TWEE – SIRKELS

BEST GOSPEL ALBUM

  • DU PREEZ STOLTZ – NUUTGEMAAK
  • LIEZEL MARSHALL – ANKER
  • S1 – S1NG

BEST CHILDREN’S ALBUM OR DVD

  • BUSTER & BELLA – BUSTER & BELLA EN DIE 8 TALENTE
  • CLARICE & DIE REËNBOOGKIDZ – LEKKER OM BLY TE WEES
  • KLIKKERLAND – LAG ‘N SLAG

BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM

  • ALMERO – MAANDAG
  • ATLANTISEERS – VERHOUDINGSPOLITIEK
  • DOUVOORDAG – DIE AVONTUUR
  • JAN BLOHM – DIE LIEFDE ALBUM

BEST ROCK-ALBUM

  • GERT KOEVERT – ANDERKANT DIE HIGHWAY
  • PIET BOTHA – DIE MIDDERNAGTREIN
  • STRAATLIGKINDERS – VERDWYN

BEST HIP HOP-ALBUM

  • EARLY B – AANGENAME KENNIS
  • HEMELBESEM – GOD PRAAT AFRIKAANS
  • JEROME REX – AL JEROME
  • YOMA – MOEDERTAAL

BEST BOERE OR TRADITIONAL MUSIC-ALBUM

  • ARMAND STEENKAMP – LEKKER MENS
  • BRIAN NIEUWOUDT & FRED RHEEDER – TUISGEBAK
  • VATVAS DANSORKES – SO MAAK ONS

BEST INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM

  • CH2 – SOOS IN DIE OU DAE – ONTHOU JY NOG?
  • IBRAHIM KHALIL SHIHAB – ESSENCE OF SPRING
  • LIZELLE LE ROUX – JOY
  • ROCCO DE VILLIERS – KORTBROEK, LANGKOUSE

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

  • DEMI LEE MOORE – “MIS EET SLAAP HERHAAL” (REGIE: CHRISTIAN WOLF – BRICKWOLF CREATIVES)
  • STEVE HOFMEYR / BOK VAN BLERK / BOBBY  VAN JAARSVELD / JAY / TOUCH OF CLASS – “DIE LAND”
  • (REGIE: CHRISTIAN WOLF – BRICKWOLF CREATIVES)
  • KALEIDOSKOOP – “VLUGVOETIG” (REGIE: PAUL HUGO – UBUNTU FILM HOUSE)
  • REFENTSE – “REISIGER” (REGIE: GERHARD VAN ROOYEN – GVR)
  • SNOTKOP – “SOUSERIG” (REGIE: CHRISTIAN WOLF – BRICKWOLF CREATIVES)

BEST SONGWRITER: SOLO

  • ELVIS BLUE
  • JAN BLOHM
  • JOE FOSTER
  • JOHAN OBERHOLZER
  • PIETMAN GELDENHUYS

BEST SONGWRITER: GROUP

  • C WITBOOI & S WITBOOI
  • CHRISTOPH KOTZE & JOHAN VORSTER
  • FRANCOIS HENNING & DIRK VAN NIEKERK
  • FRANCOIS HENNING / DIRK VAN NIEKERK  / ADOLF VORSTER / DON KELLY
  • JATTIE DE BEER & ILSE DE BEER

BEST PRODUCER: SOLO

  • DANNY SMOKE
  • DIRK VAN NIEKERK
  • JUAN ‘FLOORS’ OOSTHUIZEN
  • MURRAY LUBBE
  • ROBIN KIELLY

BEST PRODUCER: GROUP

  • ELVIS BLUE & JUAN ‘FLOORS’ OOSTHUIZEN
  • FRANJA DU PLESSIS & STASS
  • JAN BLOHM / JOHN MASSER / FRANCOIS KLEINHANS / TERTIUS HUMAN
  • JATTIE DE BEER & JAKE ODENDAAL
  • PIETMAN GELDENHUYS & SCHALK JOUBERT

FOR THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES THERE ARE NO NOMINEES BUT WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE NIGHT OF THE AWARDS:

  • MEES AFGELAAIDE ALBUM VAN DIE JAAR
  • MEES AFGELAAIDE LIEDJIE VAN DIE JAAR
  • MEES GESTROOMDE ALBUM VAN DIE JAAR
  • MEES GESTROOMDE LIEDJIE VA DIE JAAR
  • GEWILDSTE LIEDJIE VAN DIE JAAR
  • ERE-TOEKENNING: LEWENSBYDRAE
  • ERE-TOEKENNING: BESTE VERKOPER
  • PUBLIEK SE GUNSTELING MANLIKE KUNSTENAAR
  • PUBLIEK SE GUNSTELING VROULIKE KUNSTENAAR
  • PUBLIEK SE GUNSTELING DUO OF GROEP

THE CANDIDATES IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES WILL ONLY BE ANNOUNCED ON THE NIGHT OF THE AWARDS:

  • GROEP VAN DIE JAAR
  • MANLIKE KUNSTENAAR VAN DIE JAAR
  • VROULIKE KUNSTENAAR VAN DIE JAAR
  • ALBUM VAN DIE JAAR

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Awards

The Winners Of The 9th kykNET Fiëstas

The 9th kykNET Fiëstas was held on Thursday, 14 February 2019 at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town and broadcast live on kykNET, DStv channel 144.
It was an evening celebrating creativity and outstanding achievements in the performing arts.

Bennie Fourie was the MC for the evening, with Schalk Bezuidenhout, Gideon Lombard, Kay Karriem, Jarrid Geduld and Jill Levenberg as his co-hosts.

The guests and viewers were treated to performances by Jo Black, Craig Lucas, Paxton, die Cape Dance Company and UWC Choir.

Here are the winners:

BEST ACTOR

Wilhelm van der Walt – Klippe wat Val

BEST ACTRESS

Joanie Combrink – Toutjies & Ferreira

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Dean John Smith – Klippe wat Val

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Lee-Ann van Rooi – Kinnes

BEST DIRECTOR

Nicole Holm en Wolf Britz – Toutjies & Ferreira

BEST THEATRE DESIGN

Ilana Cilliers en Wolf Britz – GodgOdgoD

BEST SOLO PEFORMANCE

Antoinette Kellermann – Hierdie Lewe

BEST NEWLY CREATED THREATRE PRODUCTION

Saartjie Botha – Toutjies & Ferreira

BEST UPCOMING ARTIST

Anoecha Krüger – Raak

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN CLASSICAL MUSIC

Zanta Hofmeyr en Miro Chakaryan – Viool Dialoog

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL ARTS

Diane Victor – Skadu’s en Lig/Shadows and Light

BUITELUG/BEST MUSIC PRODUCTION – ARENA

kykNET Konsert Saterdagaand

PODIUM/BEST MUSIC PRODUCTION – PODIUM

Amanda Strydom – Stadig oor die Klippers

BEST MUSIC PRODUCTION – THEATRE

David Kramer se Platteland

BEST PRODUCTION

Toutjies & Ferreira

BEST DUO OR ENSEMBLE

Babbelagtig

BEST TRANSLATION OR ADAPTATION OF AN EXISTING PRODUCTION

Saartjie Botha – Hierdie Lewe

FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR

Innibos

BLUE FIËSTA AWARD

The Johaar Mosaval Journey: District 6 to the Royal Ballet

LIFETIME CONTRUBUTION TO THEATRE

Dr. Eduard Greyling
Dr. John Kani
Sandra Prinsloo

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Official Trailer For Critically Acclaimed Krotoa Released

This remarkable drama tells the story of a feisty, bright, young eleven-year old girl (Charis Williams), who is removed from her close-knit Khoi tribe to serve Jan van Riebeeck (Armand Aucamp), her uncle’s trading partner. She is brought into the first Fort, established by the Dutch East India Company in 1652. There she grows into a visionary young woman, who assimilates the Dutch language and culture so well that she rises to become an influential interpreter for van Riebeeck, who became the first Governor of the Cape Colony. KROTOA (Crystal-Donna Roberts) ends up being rejected by her own Khoi people and destroyed by the Dutch, when she tries to find the middle way between the two cultures.

KROTOA has already won eight coveted awards, including an Award of Excellence at the International Film Festival for Women, Social Issues and Zero Discrimination; a Best of Show at the Depth of Field International Film Festival; a Platinum Award at the International Movie Awards; a Diamond Award at the Filmmakers World Festival; a Best of Show at the IndieFEST Film Awards; an Award of Excellence Special Mention: Women Filmmakers at the Accolade Global Film Competition; a World Platinum Award at the World Woman Awards and an award for Best Film at the Harlem International Film Festival held in New York. The movie has also received six official selections at international film festivals around the globe and was also included in the prestigious Female Eye Festival, which focuses on female filmmakers and stories about women.

The film, written by Kaye Ann Williams and Margaret Goldsmid, was created by a dynamic team of women, with acclaimed filmmaker Roberta Durrant as director and producer. Roberta is the creator of various award-winning South African television series and sitcoms, as well as the children’s film, Felix, which won seventeen international film awards.

KROTOA is inspired by real-life historical events. The scriptwriter tried to stay true to facts and deductions made about her life, having first made a documentary about KROTOA’s life with the help of various historians and cultural advisors like Dr. Yvette Abrahams, Prof Jatti Bredenkamp, Dr. Vertrees Malherbe and Ron Martin. The narrative feature film script is inspired by historical facts and deductions made about her life. Bradley van Sitters and Dorothea Davids advised in terms of the Khoisan language, Khoekhoegowab, which is one of the languages spoken in the film along with Afrikaans. “KROTOA’s story was created by a crew of dynamic women. It was imperative that her story not only be told by creatives from the community, but also from a female perspective. This feature film is the culmination of three years of research, scripting and, most importantly, actively engaging with top historians on the subject. Because of the importance of the story the film enjoyed the support and endorsement of The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), in association with M-Net and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Every effort was made to honour this heroin’s life and memory,” says Kaye Ann Williams, who created the script for the film as a result of a documentary she produced and directed on KROTOA’s life.

“In comparison to men, very few women have been acknowledged for having an impact on South African history. KROTOA (Eva) is the tragic heroin of this movie. It is not only important to tell her story because of all her great achievements, but it is also necessary to highlight that she was caught between two ways of life and constantly forced to choose between these two cultures. Identity, a sense of belonging and reconciliation are strong, universal themes in this powerful tale. Especially because the identity of someone, who is in between two cultures, is very relevant in any multicultural society,” Durrant adds.

Crystal-Donna Roberts, known for movies such as Endless River, Die Ongelooflike Avonture van Hanna Hoekom and Skeem; as well as television series like 7de Laan, Montana, Vallei van die Sluiers, Getroud met Rugby, Boland Moorde and Byl, plays KROTOA, while SAFTA acclaimed actor, Armand Aucamp – who is renowned for his work in Ballade vir ’n Enkeling and Die Boekklub – portrays the role of Jan van Riebeeck. Jacques Bessenger, Doen Lotz, Marcel van Heerden, Roeline Daneel, Brendon Daniels and Ernest St Clair also star in this critically acclaimed film. Sy word na die eerste Fort geneem, wat in 1652 deur die Oos-Indiese Kompanjie gevestig is. Hier word sy groot as ’n visionêre jong dame, wat die Nederlandse taal en kultuur so goed verstaan, dat sy ’n invloedryke tolk word vir van Riebeeck – die eerste goewerneur van die Kaapkolonie. Krotoa word egter op die ou einde deur haar eie Khoi-mense verwerp en deur die Hollanders vernietig wanneer sy probeer om ’n middeweg tussen die twee kulture te vind.

KROTOA is a striking tale about a woman, who was prepared to sacrifice everything, to give birth to the great nation we all share today. It not only has a powerful message, which anyone can relate to, but also promises to take moviegoers on an epic adventure back in time.

KROTOA was produced by the SAFTA Award-winning film company, Penguin Films, in association with kykNET. The film will be released in cinemas, nationwide, on 4 August 2017, and is distributed by Ster-Kinekor Entertainment.

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