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The family of Shaleen Surtie Richards has this morning sadly confirmed the news of her passing.
The 66 year old actress born on 7 May 1955 was well-known and loved for her role as Nenna aka Ester Willemse on the long-running soapie eGoli.
It was however playing Fiela Komoetie in the 1988 film adaptation of the Dalene Mathee Afrikaans novel Fiela se Kind that the Legendary Actress first rose to fame.

 

A veteran of a long list of Films, TV Series and Stage Productions and receiving numerous awards along the the way, Shaleen Surtie Richards was most recently cast in the role of the amusingly annoying but sweet grandmother in the Quanita Adams film SWIRL about 'Coloured women and their hair'.
 
 
 
As can be seen in tributes on social media, Shaleen Surtie Richards has certainly been an inspiration to many of the generation of actors who followed in her footsteps.
 
 
Shaleen was clearly adored by many across different generations and the South African Entertainment Landscape will forever continue to be influenced by the sheer passion she has put into ensuring the credibility of each and every role she has ever played.
Our sincerest condolences to the family, friends, colleagues and the fans of this wonderful star.
 
 
 
 
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The topic of ‘natural hair’ is of course not in any way new in our communities nor on our website. After all, die issue van Coloureds se hare word ge-discuss, debate en somma geskel dat die hare waai op ons internet-forum al sedert Bruinou.com se ontstaan way back in 2001.


The made-for-tv film, SWIRL is written and directed by Quanita Adams (Sara se Geheim, Arendsvlei) and was premiered exclusively on Sunday 21 March at 20:00 on kykNET&kie, DStv channel 145 and then also become available for streaming on Showmax.
We watched it and without giving too much of it away, here’s what we think of it.

Published in Entertainment News
Wednesday, 07 October 2020 20:35

Action Kommandant Now On Showmax

The 2016 film Action Kommandant that tells the story of South African freedom fighter, Ashley Kriel is finally available on Showmax.
Ashley Kriel grew up in a working class family on the Cape Flats and came to be recognized as the icon of South Africa's 1980's youth resistance.
The film is an intimate portrayal of this son, brother and revolutionary who became known as the Che Guevara of Bonteheuwel.

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Like most of the people I know, I closely followed the Ellen Pakkies trial via the media as it was happening. However, when all of the dust settled around the outcome of the trial, we simply went on with our lives.
Be warned... Seeing the cinematic depiction of the Ellen Pakkies story will not allow you to simply just go on with your life.
It’s Meant to Change You.
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With almost every other film made on the Cape Flats that end up showing at mainstream cinemas, there is almost always a negative backlash and usually it's even before anyone who is complaining had actually seen it.
Nommer 37 is no different in that there is already a backlash from people who have most certainly not yet seen the film which opens at cinemas on Friday 1 June 2018.
Published in Opinions
Well... I can't remember how many times over the past few months I've told people "No, Nommer 37 is not your 'run-of-the-mill' Cape Flats gangster movie".
To be honest... Until now that was based on the information I have been given by people involved in different aspects of the production of the movie, but now I have actually seen the entire film.
After attending the official South African premiere on Monday 21 May I can with one hundred percent certainty say...
Nommer 37 is die nomme vannie flêt... It gannie oo’ nommeskap en gêngsterism soes ôs it kennie...
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On a quick visit home to South Africa, in between filming episodes of The Flash in her role as The Mechanic, Kim Engelbrecht revealed a little more about the character she plays and about  her experience of filming in Canada.
 
The Mechanic is the devoted assistant to “The Flash” Season 4 nemisis The Thinker, but the actress said that her character isn’t entirely evil.
Published in Entertainment News
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 18:42

Davy's Fire - The Film & The Story Behind It

What later happened in Wentworth, in Eden Park and presently plays itself out in Klipspruit, Eldorado Park, first started in Davidsonville, Roodepoort…
This post 1994 struggle of Coloureds to attain equality and to oppose unfair discrimination brought on them by Black supremacists, needs to be told.
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Now in its second year, The Ravens Independent Film Festival (RIFF) is an annual South African Township Film Festival held on the 24th September, National Heritage Day, which is also a public holiday.
The brainchild of Kane Adonis of Planet Hardcore, RIFF is an initiative with a mission to create awareness and promote South African artist, fashion, films, film makers and writers.
Published in Community News
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 12:07

Kim Engelbrecht Lands New Role in The Flash

Make no mistake. This is Huge! ...but Kim Engelbrecht is not simply a "flash-in-the-pan" actress who just happened to get lucky.
Kim has come a long way having spent more than two decades building a solid career in the entertainment industry.
Being cast as The Mechanic in the hit US TV superhero series The Flash is affirmation of how immensely talented Kim really is.

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