Ans le Roux en Elna Basson

Voordele van Eierwit

Kyk … as daar nou één dag is wat Ans le Roux en Elna Basson nie tyd het om in ’n hysbak vas te sit nie, dan is dit vandag. Daar is ’n duisend dinge … mans en kinders, specials by Checkers, vraestelle om te merk, huise om te verkoop, Ans se obsessie met eierwit (verlede maand was dit borrie), wat om vanaand gaar te maak (Dieter is mos nou ’n vegan) en pa se woonstel. Die voordele van eierwitbesin oor ons gejaagde lewe, maar wat as dit vir ’n oomblik tot stilstand kom?

Afrikaans • Gesin • Geen o/10 • 80 min. 

Kyk … as daar nou één dag is wat Ans le Roux en Elna Basson nie tyd het om in ’n hysbak vas te sit nie, dan is dit vandag. Daar is ’n duisend dinge … mans en kinders, specials by Checkers, vraestelle om te merk, huise om te verkoop, Ans se obsessie met eierwit (verlede maand was dit borrie), wat om vanaand gaar te maak (Dieter is mos nou ’n vegan) en pa se woonstel. Die voordele van eierwitbesin oor ons gejaagde lewe, maar wat as dit vir ’n oomblik tot stilstand kom?

Afrikaans • Gesin • Geen o/10 • 80 min. 

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Mandeladag by Ouma Miki

'n Aantal vriendinne het saam gekuier toe sy 'n foto vanuit haar jongdae te voorskyn gebring het en die ingenome tante het die foto trots aan die kuiergaste gewys.

 

William Warren

He has already recorded five albums and his music is often heard on radio. William grew up with the music of Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams and Shirley Bassy, ​​ but regarded Neil Diamond as the greatest musical influence in his life. He regularly performed his music in the past but he moved away to establish his own musical identity.  When Neil Diamond announced in 2018 that he would no longer perform due to medical challenges, William then decided it was time to bring Neil Diamond's music back to the theatre with a tribute to the legend's remarkable music career. This show, that has drawn large audiences in Pretoria and elsewhere in the country, tells the story of one of the greatest artists of the past 50 years and his influences on a South African young man on the other side of the world.

Hutchinson, powerful memories

As technology changed, diesel and then electric locomotives replaced the steam engines, the economy of towns and railway sidings throughout the country declined. The new technologies resulted in significant job cuts around the country, impacting differently by race groups. Policy changes also resulted in the demise of the Railways which lost business to road freight. As national roads were improved and mini-bus taxis deregulated, passengers left the rails for more convenient and flexible taxi services. These economic losses to the Railways were compounded by the diversion of some of the massive rail budget into the SA military campaign for the war in Angola. Corrupt practices in some sectors of the management of the Railways exacerbated the demise.White railway workers were pensioned or reallocated and moved out by the 1980s, while a few of the ‘others’ were pensioned. With no more jobs on the railways, Hutchinson became virtually a ghost town, with almost everyone now dependent on meagre state grants.The Shosholoza Meyl passenger train stops there six times a week - almost always hours late, leaving shivering passengers in the predawn chill. Most freight trains travel through the station without stopping.‘Shunted’ is a video documentary that explores some of the treasures and tribulations of the town over the last 40-50 years, through the stories of former and current residents.Interviews with school teachers and principals, shunters, drivers, policemen, managers, postmasters and others who were central to the town’s life then and now, paint a graphic and heartfelt picture of a community which represents, in microcosm, the joys and travails of a small rural divided community in a post-apartheid changing world.

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Images of Hutchinson

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Despite growing up in separate communities and experiencing life in Hutchinson differently, residents and former residents recall their varying recollections of common events. The one thing most of them share is a powerful memory, love of, and connection to the town of their youth.Hutchinson is representative of numerous similar towns and railway communities around South Africa, many of which are abandoned or neglected. While this film describes the background to their fortunes and predicament, it poses a challenge to both Government and Transnet to take responsibility for the impact of changes to these communities, and indicates that there are slender possibilities of a brighter future…