Monday, May 31, 2021
Friday, May 28, 2021
TV REVIEW. HBO Max's must-watch Friends: The Reunion TV special is definitely The One that You Want to See.
If you've ever watched the American comedy series Friends and liked or laughed with them, their Friends: The Reunion TV special from HBO Max coming to M-Net (DStv 101) and Showmax is definitely The One You Want to See as the 6 iconic characters unite to reflect, laugh and even shed a few tears about not just its decade-long run but also how it profoundly changed their lives.
Thursday, May 27, 2021
South Africa's Eleni Giokos promoted to CNN International anchor and moving to Dubai in the UAE to help with Connect the World, will continue to do Connecting Africa and will play a central role in upcoming Marketplace Middle East.
The prolific veteran South Africa actor David Butler - Bob in CTM's 'Bob and Nige' ads - loses his battle against lung cancer at 61.
SHOCKER. MultiChoice Africa and M-Net claim it's practising and adhering to Covid-19 TV and film production regulations - but shocking photos show a lack of mask wearing and flouting of social distancing on set.
The pay-TV company was also asked when MultiChoice changed its position regarding practising Covid safety measures during filming either for Africa overall, or for specific African countries, and for Uganda, and how this work and why this changed.
"MultiChoice has not changed its position regarding practising Covid-19 safety measures in any of our operations, we continue to adhere to strict safety regulations in line with government protocols across our operations," said Thandeka Mqaba.
7th season of Ultimate Braai Master to film in Nelson Mandela Bay over 6 weeks as a contained Covid-safe bubble show, will broadcast on e.tv and stream on Netflix.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
The veteran actor, writer and producer Ben Kruger, known for his role in Binnelanders on kykNET (DStv 144) has died from Covid-19 complications. He was 64.
A kykNET spokesperson on Wednesday morning confirmed the news of the actor's passing to TVwithThinus.
Ben Kruger who was born in 1957 in Bothaville in the Free State, took part in various radio plays, advertisements and stage plays with the help of his drama teacher and also acted in his first movie playing Dirkie Uys in Dave Millen's movie Die Voortrekkers.
He obtained his BA degree in drama from the University of Pretoria. He was Sakkie Bezuidenhoudt in the SABC2 drama series Zero Tolerance; Neef Gert in SABC2's 7de Laan and James Gregory, a former jailer and later friend of Nelson Mandela, in the 1997 made-for-TV movie Mandela and de Klerk.
After his navy training he started working as a professional actor in a Jan Scholtz movie, 'n Sondag in September, as well as the SABC production Die Pannekoekhuis.
Ben Kruger also had roles in TV series ranging from Tiny, and Gabriel to SABC1's Generations, Jacob's Cross, Moeggeploeg, Riemvasmaak, Silent Witness, Soul Buddyz, Triptiek, Savage and Van Der Walt's Fault in which he played Paul Kruger.
It's as unclear when Ben Kruger became ill and was confirmed as having Covid-19 and what safety protocols Stark Studios implemented. It's also still unclear how the character of Okkie will exit Binnelanders and how the production will work the character's exit into the show.