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New TV Commercials shooting at McKenzie Rudolphe


15 September 2014

Thank goodness its Spring! The sun is up earlier, the rain clouds have lifted, the fish are jumping and the cotton is high! (okay there isn’t really any cotton but the great whites are jumping).
The point is its warm and we’re delighted!
This heady optimism is further encouraged by the fact that so early in the season we are working on three concurrent jobs and they are all first time clients.
The first is a Polish commercial from Otto Films in Warsaw for Vanish detergent. It’s a 3 day shoot on location in and around Johannesburg.
The next is a British corporate for Pentagram, shot in and around Cape Town– directed and conceived by creative Naresh Ramchandani. Naresh will always be remembered for his brilliant Israelites commercial for Maxwell Tapes shot in 1990.
The third is another very exciting project also being shot in Johannesburg. Watch this space for the final product.
 

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South Africanisms


weird and wonderful things about south africa and its people

"Toyi Toyi" (pronounced TOY-TOY) this is a traditional South African form of protest. It is a knees up dance done by protestors and can be very intimidating.

Submitted by Jaques Du Plooy

Eish! - Substitute any of the following: No shit! Dang! Holy Cow! Ouch! You're kidding! Bummer! Oh well. Geez!

Submitted by Mark Upton

"Now, Now" - When South Africans say that they will do something "Now, now"... It actually means that they will do it later.

Submitted by Ken McKenzie

"A Boer Maak a Plan" Afrikaans colloquialism meaning that no matter what the obstacles are, us South Africans can sort it out. It speaks to our no nonsense sense of the world.

Submitted by Jean De Villiers

in some parts of South Africa we have a pretty heart stopping collection of creepy crawlies. We call them “Goggas” which comes from the Khoi San word meaning creeping things.

Submitted by Zollie Tshabalala

"At the Robots, turn left" We don't do traffic lights - it's too much like being law abiding. In South Africa we have robots. Much more exciting!!

Submitted by Maria Van Heerden

“Bilksem” is a wonderful South Africanism that basically means "we’re going to give them a hiding” Often a way to explain the punishent we’re going to mete out on an opposing sports team.

Submitted by Charles Williams

"Yebo" a Zulu word meaning yes or used to show approval. For example: Question: "Hi there, can I get a pint in this Shebeen ?" Answer: "Yebo!"

Submitted by Sipho Mahlangu

“Jizlaaik” is another wonderfully descriptive word we have for “Goodness gracious!” or “Oh My!” so we might say "jizlaaik my China if South Africa wins the cricket i skeem we should have a dop or two to celebrate”

Submitted by Delarey Potgieter

“Rooineks” Is the name the boers gave to the English settlers in the old days because their necks were always sunburnt from the harsh South African sun. The name stuck and you still see a fair amount of sunburnt necks about.

Submitted by Derrick Le Roux

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