Soapie Casting Spoilers!

Written by TVSA Team from the blog News on 23 Feb 2010
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When digging for dirt in dangerous places it's amazing what you find...

A source close to TVSA has sent us a list of casting spoilers for Binnelanders, Isidingo and Scandal!, as well as some hotter-than-hot gossip about Michelle Botes.

There's a rumour (which our source can't confirm or deny) that Michelle will be returning to Isidingo once her contract ends on Binnelanders in April!

A whole new host of actors are joining Binnelanders when it becomes an hour-long show in April and it could be that Botes will be written out - paving the way for a return to Isidingo.

We can't get anyone to confirm the rumour, but if it's true - you read it here first. The show hasn't been the same without the devious Cherel - it would be just the tonic it requires.

Although we don't know what roles any of the following actors will be playing, we do know that they are either confirmed or pencilled in:


Jana CilliersJana Cilliers

Predominantly a theatre actress, but played Beth in Egoli and appeared in the M-Net mini-series Feast of the Uninvited, in 2008.

She was married to Bill Flynn and her daughter is actress Lika van den Bergh (Known Gods, Shooting Stars).

Antony ColemanAntony Coleman

Has acted in numerous shows and films including Snitch, The Lab, Zero Tolerance, Madam & Eve, Scoop Schoombie, Gums & Noses and Blood Diamond.

Nick BoraineNick Boraine

Best known for his role as Dr. Johan Bester in the SABC2 medical drama series Hillside. Won the 2009 SAFTA for Best Supporting Actor, for his role in the drama series Crossroads.

Terence BridgettTerence Bridgett

A veteran of South African television, best known for his role as Chico Booysens on Isidingo.

Won the 2010 SAFTA for Best Supporting Actor on Saturday night for his role as Wong in SABC2's Erfsondes.

Michelle PienaarMichelle Pienaar

Best known for playing Audrey in Egoli, a role she won in the Egoli Star Competition in 2001. With Egoli ending next month, this seems like a logical move for Michelle.

Maggie BenedictMaggie Benedict

Best known for her role as Noxee on Hard Copy 3, Maggie has her work cut out for her if she's joining Binnelanders - she's also one of the leads in the new SABC2 drama series The Mating Game, which premieres on 4 March.

Christl WeinbeckChristl Weinbeck

Although Christl has acted in numerous theatre productions, this appears to be her first television casting. She has a National Diploma in Dramatic Arts from the Pretoria Technikon.

Charmaine Weir-SmithCharmaine Weir-Smith

Charmaine is an award-winning actress, director, voice artist and writer who has an extensive resume in theatre. TV shows she has acted in include Generations, Hard Copy, Sorted and FONT.

She recently played a minor role in the drama series 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls.

Carl BeukesCarl Beukes

Best known for his role as Paul McPherson in Isidingo, Carl recently guest starred in two episodes of the British medical drama series Silent Witness.

He also appeared in the comedy films Crazy Monkey Presents Straight Outta Benoni (2005) and Footskating 101 (2007).


Kate NormingtonKate Normington

Best known in television for her role as Lizzie in SABC3's dramedy On the Couch. Most recently made an appearance as Shirley in the second season of the SABC1 drama series Society 2.

Michelle BotesMichelle Botes

Currently plays Ingrid Jordaan on Binnelanders, ever since she left Isidingo in 2007. Her contract on Binnelanders expires in April.


Louise BarnesLouise Barnes

This casting has been confirmed by - Louise will play heartless Donna Hardy, the newly-appointed Acting CEO of NZH, who will amuse herself playing puppets in her upcoming personal and professional power games.

She has sweeping plans to revamp, re-brand, and reposition the once prestigious publishing company that is now in crisis – but her put-into-immediate-effect recovery strategies will cause major upheaval and distress for all - and Donna will lap that up with relish.

Louise debuts on Scandal! this Thursday (25 February).

Louise is best known for her role as Jocelyn Del Rossi on the medical drama series Jozi-H. She also acted in Egoli and Suburban Bliss, among other shows.

A Million Colours

Further casting news is that TV stars Wandile Molebatsi (Samuel in Rhythm City) and Masello Motana (Home Affairs, Artcha) have both been cast in the new film A Million Colours, described as "a romantic adventure of South Africa's once most famous black movie star who was separated from the love of his life, became a fugitive and struggled to survive Apartheid".

Based on a true story, the production will be filmed in Johannesburg, produced by Andre Pieterse and directed by Peter Bishai.


23 Feb 2010 07:45

Michelle better come back to Isidingo.................... they NEED her

23 Feb 2010 08:29

I liked Carl Beukes when he was on Isidingo

23 Feb 2010 08:31

I would not mind seeing any of the society gals on isidee...

23 Feb 2010 08:57

Khanyi Mbau will be on Scandal

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23 Feb 2010 09:05

Hey Khanyi Mbau ene bathong.

23 Feb 2010 09:29

They better bring her (Cherel) back. I miss her & cruetly. Anyway why she left Isidingo in the 1st place? I cant remember. Can some1 plz remind me?

23 Feb 2010 09:50

I can't wait for THIS! 

23 Feb 2010 11:47

Ag there they go messing up a good thing in Scandal. DDnt they learn from Muvhangos mistakes or maybe I just dont like her acting and yena nje in general. Nxa agha

23 Feb 2010 11:52

Bayayibhanxa ke ngoku,imagie mrs mbewu noshakira in one room

23 Feb 2010 12:48

@Segololo Zandile Msutwana (Akua) was recently on Isidingo as Thembakazi the head of news.

23 Feb 2010 13:23

With Khanyi in Scandal, at least Shakira will have some competition.

23 Feb 2010 13:54

It's all about ratings for Scandal! 

Or maybe we have judged Khanyi too much... Let's give her a chance! Eish mara le yena. In future when she snatches a man, she must be discreet. A je a iphumula molomo!

28 Feb 2010 00:11

what if Binnelanders decide to keep cherel? thats why I  think for certain she is coming back because the press is reporting this. And what if they are wrong?? there reputation will go down.

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