PICS: This is what the Orkney Snork Nie teenagers look like now

2017-11-17 13:30


Clara Joubert
Clara Joubert (Photo: YouTube, Facebook)

Cape Town - It's been 25 years since the Van Tonder family last appeared on our TV screens, and we're feeling a little nostalgic. 

The series (1989 - 1992) - written and directed by Willie Esterhuizen - was based in the mining town of Orkney, close to Klerksdorp and followed the Van Tonder family. 

The head of the household, Hendrik (Zack du Plessis), worked on the mines and his wife, Maggie (Annette Engelbrecht), was a housewife. They had four children, Ouboet, Bennie, Hester and Wimpie.

But teenagers Hester and Wimpie definitely stood out with their foolish antics, from secretly to smoking in the garage to sneaking around and dating for the first time.  

If you're feeling somewhat nostalgic too, you can re-watch your favourite Orkney Snork Nie episodes on Showmax

Clara Joubert

Clara Joubert

Since her appearance on the show, Clara has gone on to portray the role of Lena Haasbroek in the 2015 kykNet drama Vlug na Egipte

She was also seen in the 2016 film Uitvlucht, described as a "love story with a happy ending." 

Clara is also a successful writer and blogs for Finesse magazine.

Anrich Herbst

Alrich Herbst

Orkney Snork Nie was Anrich's first major TV role. He was 14 when he first auditioned for the role, and 15 when shooting began. 

After matriculating her joined the M-Net soapie Egoli in 1991, playing the role of Dewald Vorster. - The youngest son of the core family. 

He later went on to join the cast of Isidingo (2002) and the kykNet soapies Villa Rosa (2008) and Plek van Vleiseters (2004). Aside from his acting work, Anrich is also a gospel singer and achieved a diploma in training from the Rhema Bible School in 2001.

He can currently be seen in the VIA program, Nisboere

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