If you’re not completely in touch anymore with the Afrikaans cultural landscape, ShowMax can help you out in at least two ways: Afrikaans TV and movies are at home on ShowMax with kykNET International, where you can enjoy exclusive access to the best Afrikaans entertainment, wherever you are.
For a quick overview of what is currently taking place in the Afrikaans movie industry, binge a few of the latest movies available on ShowMax. You can start with Ballade vir ‘n Enkeling, the modern movie version of Leon van Nierop’s timeless television series. Armand Aucamp, who plays the leading role in this film, is currently South Africa’s ‘it boy’: he plays in the popular TV series Die Boekklub and there’s a series of new movies on the way which showcase his talent.
Ballade also established the careers of the young actors Christia Visser and Edwin van der Walt. You can see more of these two see in Hollywood in my Huis, a fun teen movie revolving around one girl’s big dreams for the matric dance. A series of Afrikaans romantic comedies has followed hot on the heels of the successful pioneering Pad na jou hart, exploring and exploiting the potential of the genre. Try Strikdas, Mooirivier, Konfetti of Alles wat mal is.
Leandi du Randt is currently one of the most popular young actresses in the country and Strikdas and Mooirivier will show you why. (Leandi is also featured in TV shows such as Vlug na Egipte and Terug na Egipte and daily new episodes of Binnelanders.)
Koringberg and Die spook van Uniondale both prove that South Africans can shudder and shiver as good as the best international movie makers – these two will give you sleepless nights and chills are guaranteed.
Die Ballade van Robbie de Wee is a story of suspense that explores the dark side of the Afrikaans music industry.
For the lighter glitz & glam side of the Afrikaans music scene, make sure you experience the Ghoema award ceremony from the Joburg Theatre. The Ghoemas are the Grammys of Afrikaans music and at this event all the stars sparkled on kykNET’s blue carpet. See the awards night to find out who were the big winners, who were the best dressed and to see how the greatest voices took the stage and blew away the audience. It’s glamorous, exciting and proudly Afrikaans – an excellent introduction to what is currently taking place in the South African music industry.
If you have not subscribed to ShowMax yet, try the free 7-day trial and see how many of the above entertainment you can fit into one week. There are more than 13 000 episodes of the most wonderful Afrikaans movies and series to watch – all for just US $8,99 per month. It’s now even easier to access this treasure trove of Afrikaans culture jewels: ShowMax now accept credit cards in addition to PayPal. Go to ShowMax.com for complete details and to make sure you get your daily dose of Afrikaans.