RaakPraat Met Sandra is an Afrikaans language talk show hosted by South African actress Sandra Prinsloo.
The show features Sandra interviewing celebrity guests with a focus on the stars and personalities that make up South Africa, from young to old.
Through the interviews Sandra aims to go beyond what meets the eye and take a peak into the lives of her guests by chatting to them in an informal style.
Sandra has this to say about her guests: "I have seen people, actors and stars come and go through the years, but there are two types, or categories which still fascinate me,"
"Firstly there are the energetic young folk who do not allow themselves to be enslaved by the past and its restriction. Naturally they make mistakes, sometimes they try to reinvent the wheel, but they are fresh, gutsy and uncompromising.
"The whole world with all its possibilities is still lying at their feet. As director and producer, these are the people I work with and with whom I would like to chat in my new talk show.
"And then, naturally, there are older ones. Those who have made their mark years ago, who still posses their creative energy and refuse to stagnate; people who recreate themselves time and time again.
"People who are not satisfied with merely keeping up, but choose to spend their time on the frontlines – still there to set standards and aims.
"For them I have even more respect because I know how hard it can be to stay on top in an ever changing world."
Sandra's guest in the premiere episode of the show was Noot Vir Noot's Johan Stemmet.
20 January, 2007
RaakPraat Met Sandra premieres with music personality Johan Stemmet, a man whose talents are as versatile as his waist coats are colourful.
Sandra chats to Johan, plays one of his music videos and challenges him Noot vir Noot style, putting Johan on the receiving end of guessing songs for a change.
27 January, 2007
Sandra interviews South African singer, songwriter and actor Steve Hofmeyr.
3 February, 2007
Avant garde South African singer and songwriter Nataniel chats to Sandra.
10 February, 2007
Sandra talks to South African singer and songwriter Dozi about his career break on the show Noot Vir Noot and his Zulu language gospel songs.
17 February, 2007
In this episode, Sandra interviews award winning political journalist, Freek Robinson.
Freek is a trusted face in many homes due to his insight into current affairs and his long established credibility.
He spoke the nation through the struggle and chaired the momentus presidential debate between Nelson Mandela and F.W De Klerk.
Freek is currently the head of current affairs at the SABC and presenter of Fokus.
24 February, 2007
Vinette Ebrahim, 7de laan’s Charmaine Beukes, chats to Sandra about her career and shares her experiences.
Vinette plays the manager of Oppiekoffie, a well loved resident of Hillside. Vinette also performed in theatre before joining 7de laan.
Vinette grew up in Cape Town and being an actress was a childhood dream.
3 March, 2007
In this episode Sandra talks to actress Sharleen Surtie-Richards.
Sharleen became a professional actress in 1984 and has become well-known through her appearances on stage, television and film.
She has performed on stage in all the main centers of the country, as well as London, and has participated in both the Grahamstown and Edinburgh Festivals.
Sharleen’s television credits include roles on Generations, Egoli and Supersterre.
10 March, 2007
Episode 8 of RaakPraat Met Sandra features South African musician Rina Hugo.
Rina has a Masters degree in Music and is also a Trained Opera Singer. She has performed in several operettes & musicals, eg. The Student Prince and Sound of Music. She has also performed with several symphonic orchestras.
Rina represented SA in 1978 in Rio de Janeiro and twice in Belgium. She has performed at the Sun City Superbowl with various artists. She was nominated several times as the most popular Afrikaans female vocalist and awarded several golden, double gold & platinum records for sales exceeding 25 000 units performances on a weekly basis.
17 March, 2007
Sandra’s guest this week is comedian Casper de Vries.
Caspers CDs and video releases include titles such as Hoofsaaklik Humor, Walgwors, Purgatorius and Meer As Lewendig. Casper delivers his humor as she chats to Sandra.
24 March, 2007
This week Sandra interviews Andre Schwartz, one of the few South African artists who has achieved success in the Cabaret genre.
A production with Elzabé Zietsman at the Klein Karoo Arts Festival was crowned as the best in Beeld magazines top ten productions.
André is also at home in the classical arena and appeared in the production Romanza.
André has released ten CDs, three have gone gold and he's most recently released the single Jy Sê Dis Verby.
31 March, 2007
This week Sandra interviews South African actor Marius Weyers.
Marius has performed in more than a hundred theatre productions, gathering eleven different awards for Best Actor.
He has also performed in numerous television productions and over 35 motion pictures, most notably The Gods Must Be Crazy.
The role won him international recognition and the Best Comedy Actor Award at the Charles Chaplin Festival in Switzerland which resulted in him becoming a member of the Screen Actor’s Guild.
Marius’ international feature film credits include Richard Attenborough's Ghandi, Farewell To The King (directed by John Milius and starring Nick Nolte), Bhopa (directed by Morgan Freeman and starring Danny Glover).
7 April, 2007
This week Sandra chats to Pasella presenter Charlene Truter.
14 April, 2007
In this final episode of RaakPraat met Sandra, Sandra chats to the South African rugby player Bryan Habana.
Habana made his first senior international appearances as a member of the South African Sevens side in the 2003-04 World Sevens Series.
He made his Currie Cup debut for the Lions in 2004, doing well enough to be voted the country's Most Promising Player that year. Later that same year he made his Test debut against England at Twickenham as a 21 year-old.
In 2005, he moved to the Blue Bulls and was included in the 2005 Springbok squad.