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Meet the cast of SABC 2's Swartwater

The cast of Swartwater (PIC: Jana Strydom's Facebook) 
With Geraamtes in die Kas having ended last week, SABC 2 has a new show, Swartwater, with Louw Venter and Jana Strydom (Erfsondes, 7de Laan) in the lead roles. 

Here's information about the show which starts tonight (11 February) at 7.30pm on SABC 2

Louw Venter (Francois)
Jana Strydom (Karen)

Dirk Stoltz (Philip)

Annie Malan (Annalien)

Viljé Maritz (Werner)

Harriet Manamela (Elizabeth)

Lekoane Phasumane (Daniel)

Noluthando Meje (Faith)

Danny Ross (Jason)

Andre Odendaal (Dawid)

Swartwater is an Afrikaans-language television drama series which tells the story of a successful urban couple, Karen and Francois le Roux, who, after the tragic death of their only child, escapes to the idyllic fishing village of Swartwater in an attempt to rescue their fragile relationship.

The series premiers with the accidental death of Francois (Louw) and Karen (Jana)’s 3 year old son Elmo. Unable to cope with the attention, their grief and an impending inquest, the couple temporarily escapes to the small fishing village of Swartwater. Fearing further unwanted prying, Karen lies about their identity, setting them on a path of deceit.

The idyllic Swartwater has its own secrets. Oom Hans Nienaber, a local journalist, who has been investigating an abalone smuggling ring, falls to his death after an argument with Jason Prince, a poacher. A rattled Jason reports to his boss, Philip Steyn, a well-respected property developer and the mysterious Number 12 who runs an abalone and drug smuggling syndicate.

The editor of the local newspaper, The Overburger, Dawid, offers Francois a job as a journalist. Francois is forced to ask Dawid to perpetuate the lie that Karen told.  Francois thrives at the Overburger as he rediscovers his passion for journalism.  Karen, however, is a woman desperately trying to move forward. Overwhelmed by grief, she tries to drown herself, but is saved by Jason. 

Karen and Francois move into Hans's fisherman's cottage and it seems that they could be happy in these simple surrounding with Francois being unaware that Karen is becoming more dependent on Jason's friendship. 


Created by Hélène Truter and produced by Quizzical Pictures. 



  1. Swartwater is one of te best Afrikaans tv series ive watched. Awesome !!!!

  2. so why was swartwater removed from sabc? at last i found a afrikaans story that was brilliant, well done Helene Truter, but i wont watch afrikaans again!!!!!!! removed at the crucial part!!!!!! marius malan;

  3. Why is Swartwater so late on Wednesday

  4. This has been the most awesome TV show I have watched in years. Congratulations and give us more.