Wednesday, May 18, 2016

SABC2 soap 7de Laan adds new Afrikaans family, the Welmans, with soap alums David Rees, Deirdre Wolhunter, Carina Nel and André Lotter.

SABC2's Afrikaans weekday soap, 7de Laan, is adding a new Afrikaans family, the Welmans, all hiding secrets with the new family that will be introduced from June.

The Welmans are portrayed by several well-known soap alums, including David Rees of M-Net's Egoli fame as patriarch Chris Welman, Deirdre Wolhunter as matriarch Mariaan Welman, former SABC1 Generations star Carina Nel as older sister Alexa, kykNET Villa Rosa's André Lotter as son Rikus and newcomer Kristen Raath as youngest daughter Amorey Welman.  

The Welmans in a sense returns 7de Laan to its origin-story, when the extended Terreblanche family with Madel, Jan-Hendrik, Tiaan and others held sway in the Hillside community. 

The Welmans who've lived in Hillside years ago, relocated to the Eastern Cape, after which they emigrated overseas and is now returning to South Africa with Chris Welman looking to expand his work as a property developer.

"As a family the Welmans appear to be as close to perfect as perfect comes," says the Danie Odendaal Productions show in a statement announcing the new family and cast addition.

"But peak through the front door, listen in from the kitchen and maybe you will find there's so much more to this bunch than meets the eye."