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Show Details

Broadcaster: SABC2 DStv 
Show Genre: Soap Opera
Season Premiere: Monday, April 03, 2000
Time: 18h30 - 19h00

Show Summary


7de Laan is a South African Afrikaans-language television soap opera created by Danie Odendaal and produced by Danie Odendaal Produksies which is set in and around the fictional 7de Laan (Seventh Avenue) in the suburb of Hillside, Johannesburg where all the characters live or work.

The street and shopfronts which are featured on the opening visuals are that of Seventh Street in Melville, Johannesburg.

The series premiered on SABC2 on Monday 3 April, 2000. It is primarily in Afrikaans with English subtitles and occasional English and Zulu dialogue.

Synopsis

7de Laan tells the story of a bustling community living in Hillside, their interactions with each other, the gossip stories which spread like wildfire, the love and laughter of family and friends and rivalry between Hilda and Matrone.

In 7de Laan there is the Oppiekoffie Coffee Shop managed by Charmaine Beukes. It's a favourite hang-out spot for coffee and scones and a bit of gossip on the side.

There is also the Deli run by the very sensitive Hilda, who loves nothing better than experimenting with different food combinations, unaware that nobody enjoys it.

Hilda's arch enemy is Netta Nortje, the Matron of the Old-aged Home who is always on the lookout for a quick buck, usually with disastrous results.

In the boutique is Inge who manages the shop with the help of Felicity, who designs some of the clothing for the boutique whilst running her business, Felicity Fashions.

There are also the offices of the Hillside Times owned by Neville Meintjies, with two hot young journalists Mandla and Paula, who are both hell-bent on scooping each other for the front page.

Also in Hillside is the Boekwinkel, a bookshop owned by famous Afrikaans writer Ryno Lategan and managed by his wife Emma, who enjoys writing short stories based on Oom Oubaas' hilarious tales of years gone by.

The Theron and Terreblanche Sportshop in 7de Laan is owned by high society lady, Madel Terreblanche and the shop is run by her son Jan-Hendrik and her nephew Carlos Perestrelo.

Lastly is the Events Management Company, Kyriakis De Lange, owned by George Kyriakis who handles most major events in the Laan with the assistance of Altus and Dezi.

Things are not always as they seem in the Laan - as everyone goes about their daily business, they're unaware of the danger lurking nearby or a shady character prowling around just waiting to pounce on the unsuspecting residents of Hillside.

Show Trivia


7de Laan Monthly Teasers

TVSA Features:

On Set In 7de Laan
Making Up 7de Laan's Faces

TVSA Interviews:
Freedom Hadebe: Freedom In The Fast Lane
Antoinette Louw: How Acting Is Like Life
Elma Postma: 7de Laan's Dezi Through Elma's Eyes

Trivia titbits:


  • Each month the show uses:

    • 6 bottles of a hairspray

    • 5 litres of shampoo and conditioner

    • 20 boxes of paper



  • All the red and white wine drunk in scenes is grapejuice, coke or water.

  • At least 30 outfits get washed and ironed every day.

  • Each actor learns approximately 2500 words each week.

  • Food ordered and eaten by characters at Oppiekoffie comes to R500 a day.

  • On-set catering makes meals for plus/minus 100 people a day.

  • The show does 40 auditions for new cast possibilities each week.

  • The show’s cast generally consists of 17 permanent actors and 10 regular guest actors.

  • The show distributes 50 scripts amongst the cast every day.

  • Actress Vinette Ebrahim's brother is Vincent Ebrahim, who plays Ashwin Kumar in The Kumars At No. 42.

Cast & Characters

Character Actor
Aggie Ngwenya Mimi Mahlasela
Altus de Bruyn Heino Schmitt
Carlos Perestrelo Pedro Camara
Charmaine Beukes Vinette Ebrahim
Dezi Terreblanche Elma Postma
Emma le Roux Bertha le Roux
Felicity Daniels Melanie du Bois
Hilda de Kock Annelisa Weiland
Inge van Schalkwyk Antoinette Louw
Jan-Hendrik Terreblanche Waldemar Schultz
Karien Momberg Christi Botha
Madel Terreblanche Wilna Snyman
Mandla Khumalo Freedom Hadebe
Maria Zibula Themsie Times
Marko Greyling Francois Lensley
Matrone Netta Nortje Annelize van der Ryst-Hattingh
Neville Meintjies Zane Meas
Oubaas van Zyl Pierre van Pletzen
Paula van der Lecq Diaan Lawrenson
Ryno Lategan Chris Vorster
Vanessa Beukes Ingrid Paulus
Vince Meintjies Jacques Blignaut
Xander Meintjies Theodore Jantjies
Zinzi Kheswa Caroline Jacobs
Christelle Terreblanche Anna-Mart van der Merwe
Tokkie le Roux Richard van der Westhuizen
Dorothy Daniels Shaleen Surtie-Richards
Jerome Terence Bridgett
Rick Antonio Summerton
Dr. Thabile Nkabinde Nthati Moshesh
Brandt van den Bergh Steve Hofmeyr
Nicole Kannemeyer Nadia Valvekens
Zandile Nambitha Mpumlwana
Sello Fezile Mpela
Wilmien de Lange Nina Swart
Diederik Greyling Hennie Jacobs
Annette Susan Danford
Stefan Arendse Cedwyn Joel
George Kyriakis Nico Panagio
Petra Malherbe Yvonne van den Bergh
Theuns Henré Pretorius
Dr. SP De Wet Malan Gys de Villiers
Liesl Landman Anel Alexander
Neef Gert Ben Kruger
Douw Venter Justin Strydom
San-Mari van Graan Amalia Uys
Kabelo Padi Sekoati Tsubane
Danny Lnanu-mas Hazel Hinda
Jacqui Kim Cloete
Helena Moolman Jana Strydom
Denise Renate Stuurman
Donovan Roux Jody Abrahams
De Waal Ruan Burger
Wilhelm Drikus Volschenk
Dominee Henco J
Conrad Hykie Berg
Client Matt Stern
Kurt Conradie Matt Stern
Cecile Whittaker Chantal Stanfield
Sandra Stutterheim Heléne Lombard
Ivan Huey Louw
Refiloe Morapedi Florence Masebe
Dwayne David Johnson
Leon de Lange Dawid Minnaar
Neil le Roux Harald Richter
Tiffany Louise Barnes
Bart Kruger Neil Sandilands
Livia Illse Roos
Alyce Morapedi Vuyelwa Booi
Lukas Mulder Hendrik Cronje
Cas van Graan Andre Roothman
Guest Star Clayton Misoya
Amanda Elzette Maarschalk
Werner Merlin Balie
Jimmy Meyer Charles Bouguenon
Pieter Andrew Thompson
Guest Star Nadia Beukes
Actor Melt Sieberhagen
Debbie Meyer Sandra Vaughn
Monty Alby Michaels
Photographer Duke Motlanthe
Hein Danie Putter
Medical Staff Dries Botha
School Teacher Michelle Ayden
Sheldon Adams Denver Vraagom
Guest Star Greg Melvill-Smith
Gert/Manie Dewald Reynecke
Yvette Adriana Faling
Clive Roberts David Dennis
Supporting Role Pierre Breytenbach
Esther Trudie Taljaard
Sifiso Ndlela Anelisa Phewa
Inspekteur Kleinhans Cobus Venter
Middle-Aged Professor Ron Smerczak
Clint McGregor Gary D'Alessandro
Errol Pieterse Christo Davids
Gita McGregor Jo da Silva
Nthabiseng Salamina Mosese
Herself Lindie Stander
Dawid Greef Stian Bam
Tessa Krige Vicky Davis
Guest Star Jacques Gombault
Mrs. Immelman Alida Theron
Guest Star Angelique Pretorius
Asha Kajal Bagwandeen
Anton Gustav Gerdener
Guest Star Neil-Bennett Grib
Herman Croukamp Deon Coetzee
Terry de Klerk Jenna Dunster
Johan Reynard Slabbert
Guest Star Jaques van Jaarsveld
Clara Angelique Gerber
Tshepiso Maki Mokhitli
Oom Francois Chris van Niekerk
Sally Tessa Denton
Ann Loman Lika Berning
Dumi Welile Nzuza
Quentin Danny Ross
Rita Natasja Jacobs
Walter Erik Holm
Katinka Shareen Swart
Wessel Buys Andre Schwartz

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