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Torings

Genres: Drama, Period Drama
Broadcast on: SABC2, TV1, kykNET & kie

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Seasons

Season 1

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
TV1 12 May 1994 14 Jul 1994 Thursdays, 19h10 - 20h00 10
SABC2 20 Aug 2013 22 Oct 2013 Tuesdays, 19h30 - 20h30 10
kykNET & kie 12 Nov 2016 10 Dec 2016 Saturdays, 20h00 (double bill) 10


Season 1

Torings (Towers) is a South African period drama television series created by Paul C. Venter as a sequel to his series Konings which continues to tell the story of the fierce and often bloody struggle between the Groenewald and Roodt families for control of the Superspaar company, placed in the context of the larger political post-Apartheid struggle in South Africa.

The Konings/Torings saga is the story of the fierce and often bloody struggle between Dolf Groenewald (Dawid Minnaar) and Herman Roodt (Albert Maritz) for control of the Superspaar company, placed in the context of the larger political post-Apartheid struggle in South Africa.

The eternal feud between the Groenewalds and Roodts becomes fiercer as Dolf recovers from his stroke and from the beginning is a threat for the Roodts.

Virtually all of the familiar faces from Konings are also seen in Torings: Dawid Minnaar, Albert Maritz, Anna-Mart van der Merwe, Wilson Dunster, Marcel Schoeman and Frik Bezuidenhout.

Among the changes are: Elzette Maarschalk takes over the role of Santie, previously played by Michelle Botes; Delia Kruger plays the role of Vlam instead of Suanne Braun; and Antoinette Kellerman replaces Sandra Prinsloo as Joey.

Other new faces in the series include Hannes van Wyk, Shirley Ellis, Annelisa Weiland, Nandi Nyembe, Charles Pillai and Lieb Bester.

One of the new characters is Ricky Vermelho (played by Marcel van Heerden) who is responsible for a lot of confrontation. He is a distant relative of the Roodts, who aims to utilise the Superspaar millions for his reign of terror, a development which the emotionally unstable Spykerman becomes involuntarily involved in.

And what will the new South Africa be without its black exiles? Harry Mopeli (Sandy Mokoena) is a black sculptor who, upon his return to South Africa, becomes friendly with the famous painter Rika Groenewald (Anna-Mart van der Merwe).

Torings consists of 10 episodes of 46 minutes each. Danie Joubert directed the series, which was filmed in Johannesburg and produced for TV1 Drama by Eklips and Leisureco. The executive producers were Mysi Louw and Frederik Botha and Johan Bernard was a producer.

Original music was by Nic Pickard and Ferdie Brendgen with additional music by Niell Solomon, Richard Bornman and Bella Gutnik.

Season 1 Cast

(scroll to bottom for available actor bios)
 

Starring

Wilson Dunster		...	Sid Keyser
Dawid Minnaar		...	Dolf Groenewald
Albert Maritz		...	Herman Roodt
Elize Cawood		...	Martha
Anna-Mart van der Merwe	...	Rika Groenewald
Elzette Maarschalk	...	Santie
Marcel van Heerden	...	Ricky Vermelho
Marcel Maximilian	...	Fransie (as Marcel Schoeman)
Hannes van Wyk		...	Pieter Groenewald
Shirley Ellis		...	Hester
Sandy Mokwena		...	Harry Mopeli
Antoinette Kellerman	...	Joey

Recurring / Guests

Pierre van Pletzen	...	Tjaart Viljee
Grethe Fox		...	Ma Elsie
Duncan Johnson		...	Solly
Jan Ellis		...	Ampie
Timmy Kwebulana		...	Ouer Gas in Harry se Woonstel (as Tim Kwebulana)
Lizz Meiring		...	Privaat Verpleegster
Frik Bezuidenhout	...	Guest Star
Delia Kruger		...	Vlam
Willem Engelbrecht	...	Guest Star
Ronel Kriel		...	Sandy Silver
Carien Kriek		...	Guest Star
Natania van Heerden	...	Marie Antwanette
Nico Liebenberg		...	Pa Pieter
Evert Snyman		...	Radionuusleser
Zack du Plessis		...	Himself
Magda van Biljon	...	Herself
Johan van der Merwe	...	Himself
Pieter de Bruyn		...	Dr Boshoff
Mees Exteen		...	Dominee
Claire Wrogemann	...	Blonde Model (as Claire Wrogeman)
Tommie Cronier		...	Orrellis
Saul Bamberger		...	Cohen
Pieter de Bruyn		...	Dr Boshoff
Phillip Mosoeu		...	Spike
Martin Jansen		...	Spreker 1
Lourens Swanepoel	...	Spreker 2
Penny Date Chong	...	Japanese Vrou
Mzwandile Nxhangane	...	Man in Winkelsentrum
Chris Steyn		...	BBB-wag
Evert Snyman		...	Radionuusleser
Dinie Vierbergen	...	Radio Kansel-omroeper
Ace Mokolopo		...	Gemaskerde Moordenaar


Season 1 Cast

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Sid Keyser

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Dolf Groenewald

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Herman Roodt

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Martha

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Rika Groenewald

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Santie

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Ricky Vermelho

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Fransie (as Marcel Schoeman)

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Pieter Groenewald

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Hester

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Harry Mopeli

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Ampie

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Ma Elsie

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Ouer Gas in Harry se Woonstel

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Solly

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Tjaart Viljee

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Marie Antwanette

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