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Afrikaans pop-up channel fliekNET doing themed film days this holiday

2017-12-17 10:59

Cape Town – M-Net’s Afrikaans TV channels division, kykNET, will once again be running the DStv Afrikaans film pop-up channel, fliekNET, starting on Saturday 16 December on channel 198 - this year with themed film days.

kykNET is making it easier for viewers and holidaymakers to know what type of Afrikaans film to expect on what day of the week. 

Mondays will be timeless Mondays, Tuesdays will be youth-focused, Wednesdays will be romantic, Thursdays will be deep and reflective, Fridays will be horror and scary movie, Saturdays will be for humor and comedies and Sundays will cover dramas.

On Saturdays fliekNET is also introducing toddler entertainment with a special raft of kids films in Afrikaans at 10:00 ranging from Khumba and Heidi to Die Sneeukoningin and Maya die By.

Here's the list of films viewers will see on fliekNET that will run from 16 December until 12 January 2018:


25 Dec: Paljas, 19:50
A railway worker lives in a small Karoo town and their lives are changed with arrival of a travelling circus.

1 Jan: Fiela se Kind, 19:50
The beautiful story of a coloured woman'slove for her white foundling. Fiela Komoetie and her family is torn apart when the magistrate decides to take her child away and place him back in his "real"parents' care.

8 Jan: Stuur Groete aan Mannetjies Roux, 18:10
A teenage girl visits her uncle and aunt in the Karoo. Soon her visit becomes an exploration of who she really is when three visitors in one week changes her life forever.


19 Dec: Hollywood in my Huis, 19:50
It's matric farewell time in 2004 and Jana van Tonder is inspired by Charlize Theron's Oscar. She decides to covert her matric farewell into her own glamorous Hollywood event.

21 Dec: Strikdas, 16:20
Willemien's life changes drastically when she brings home Vossie, the biggest nerd on campus, to teach her father and ex-boyfriend a lesson.

2 Jan: Jou Romeo, 20:30
Two determined drama-enthusiasts go to extremes in order to make their Shakespeare dream production a reality - with a few unexpected consequences.

9 Jan: Bakgat! Tot die mag 3, 18:10
Wimpie and his fiance, Katrien, emigrateto England where a rugby club offered him a contract. They soon realise that the life in London is not as cool as they thought it would be.


20 Dec: Vir die Voëls, 19:50
A stubborn tomboy girl is convinced that independence is the only form of freedom. She is challenged on every level, when the boy that teased her since her childhood, turns up in her life again.

27 Dec: Leading Lady, 21:30
An English actress convinces a farmer from Brandfort to help her prepare for a very challenging role in a Hollywood film - that of an Afrikaans war heroine.

10 Jan: Pad na Jou Hart, 19:50
Basson van Rensburg has 5 days to get to his father's funeral in Cape Town but he needs to complete certain tasks on his journey before he can successfully take over the family business.

3 Jan: Mooirivier, 19:50
This first ensemble film in South Africa follows the lives of 8 couples between the ages of 10 and 70. Each couple goes on their own journey of love and discover what love really means.


21 Dec: Sink, 20:35
A Mozambican domestic worker is forced to make a difficult decision after her daughter tragically drowns whilst under the care of her employers. Things become even more complicated when she finds out that her employers are expecting their first child.

28 Dec: Noem My Skollie, 22:15
A young man ends up in a Cape prison in the 1960's. He uses his storytelling talent to defends himself against the gangs in prison.

4 Jan: Ballade vir 'n Enkeling, 20:40
After a well-known South African writer mysteriously disappears, a journalist is motivated by ambition to uncover the writer's shocking secret history and life story.

11 Jan: Agter Elke Man, 18:20
A prisoner is released on parole and has an obsession to take revenge on the man who he believes is responsible for his punishment. The plot thickens when a murder takes place.


22 Dec: Wolwedans in die Skemer, 19:50
A young woman accepts a job at the Hotel Njala. On her way to the hotel, she is involved in a terrible freak accident and loses her memory. She gets drawn in by the mysterious lives of the family that runs the strange hotel.

29 Dec: Die Spook van Uniondale, 19:40
a Young business man's weekend plans changes drastically when his vehicle has mechanical problems just outside of Uniondale. While he waits for his car to be fixed, he learns more about the mysterious ghost girl of Uniondale.

5 Jan: My Broer se Bril, 21:30
A violent fight between twin brothers, Adriaan and Paul van der Bijl, leaves Adriaan blind and Paul going his own way. Adriaan stays with his ill father and years later the two brothers argue about who will be inheriting the family fortune.

12 Jan: Aanslag op Kariba, 21:40
A bus full of tourists gets kidnapped at the Kariba Dam in Zimbabwe and they're locked up in a power station with a whole lot of explosives. Only Captain Caprivi and his men can maybe save them.

Saturday mornings

16 Dec: Khumba,10:30
Khumba is a young zebra that gets blamed for the sudden drought that hits the land. He gathers two unusual travelling companions on his journey to find a solution, a legendary waterhole.

23 Dec: Heidi, 10:00
Experience all the adventures with Heidi, her grandfather and Peter in the mountains. Also watch what happens when the nasty teacher, Mrs Rottenmeier upsets Heidi's life when she is sent to school far away.


30 Dec: Nommer Asseblief, 22:00
All the old faces of this popular TV show is once again to be seen in this funny, well-known and beloved Afrikaans comedy about the De Waals and their friends and competitors set in a town in the Overberg.

6 Jan: Tolla is Tops, 21:15
Tolla van der Merwe tries to catch people with his tall tales. His victims' reactions are filmed with hidden cameras as the legendary joker delights with his funny antics.


24 Dec: Die Windpomp, 18:50
Henry is forced to move his senile and withdrawn grandfather into a retirement village. He quickly finds that there are multiple secrets hiding in this place and that one of these secrets may cost him the love of his life.

17 Dec: Lien se Lankstaan Skoene, 18:40
Lien is the eldest child in a dysfunctional family that became very poor overnight. Lien must make her own plans to help her family make money.

7 Jan: Faan se Trein, 21:20
Faan has never outgrown the innocence and simplicity of a young child. When Faan's father passes away, he leaves all his belongings to be divided up between Faan and the church.

7 Jan: Verskietende Ster, 19:50
Phillip Stuurman's world collapses the day his mother passes away. While his father, Tomas has already lost hope in life, Phillip tries to make his dream of becoming a pianist a reality.

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