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Dis naweek, kom ons fokken duik!

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Vrydag is basically Donderdag met ‘n happy ending.

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The SANDF will be giving gangs in Cape Town PK’s at 14:00 this afternoon

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Last night, Beki Cele, dressed in his trademark black suit and old white man’s hat, gave his budget speech for 2019’s South African Police service. In his speech, the minister of the Police announced he has plans to establish a detectives’ academy to “sharpen skills for the Hawks and other detectives.” He also announced the establishment of yet another firearms amnesty period and tuned everyone: “After this period, and you don’t bring your illegal firearm or any other firearm that may be dangerous, there won’t be peace”. He is known for his tough talk, so there was no surprise there. Then towards the end of his speech, he dropped the big hand grenade – The South African National Defense Force will join an operation to clamp down on Cape Town’s gang infested areas on Friday. As in TODAY!

“No, I am not hiding a gun under there. I grabbed my son’s hat by mistake this morning on my way to the budget speech. Now I can’t get it off…”

There was a press briefing after the budget speech and nobody was interested in the gun thingie or the police academy thingie. They wanted to know about this big gangster-army-deployment thing. During the press briefing Cele said that 13 people were killed in less than 24 hours in Phillipi alone, last weekend. So apparently after listening to the communities (and not the DA, he stressed) he had a sit down coffee and cookies with Minister of Defense, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and they decided to deploy dozens of officers early this morning, ahead of their main deployment into Philippi East and surrounding areas. He gave a moerse lot of po-po and metro-po-po the order to seal off all areas where gang violence has fucked up the hoods badly. And now, at 14:00 this afternoon, the po-po teams will be joined by the SANDF! Wow!

Now, before the entire Cape Town lets out a collective sigh of relief, maybe just start out with a nervous fart, because if you deploy the army in order to police your citizens in a democracy set-up such as ours, it doesn’t look good. It is kind of a last resort thing. It is something you want to postpone for as long as you can, because who knows what our army is really trained for? I can’t really speak for Cape Town, but the army mannetjies from Pretoria that I frequently bump into over lunchtime, can like to be not in shape, guys. Komaan. Are we really ready for “war”? Furthermore, these okes may act on “police orders” and sort of in the capacity of a police officer when needed, because they’ve been given exactly just that mandate – but these chaarnas didn’t go to Police Academy. Let alone Police Academy II, III, IV, V or VI. Will they follow proper protocol during arrests of suspects? Are guns going to go off by accident?

It is exciting news to say the least, but will it go the citizen’s way? Will the people affected in Phillipi and the Cape Flats be better off? I guess we will know withing the next 90 days, because apparently the deployment is for three months and can be renewed. That is how long Ninja from Die Antwoord has to hide from them now, because he has every fokken gang in the Western Cape’s number tattooed on his body. Tip for the police – he is at that vegan joint in Woodstock, rhyming “fish” with “fish”, hoor?

Just for fun, search for “army” on Showmax or,
Let our Plumlist top 10 help you along for your weekend TV fix:

# 10 Masabata and the cult of control in Lockdown
In Season 4 of Lockdown (2017-current, all four seasons are on Showmax, and the final episodes of Season 4 are on DStv Now), actress Nthati Moshesh gives viewers a lesson in how to take control as cult leader Masabata.
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 #9 Impilo: The Scam – when opportunity meets desperation
Mzansi Magic’s latest drama series centres around a greedy opportunist who manipulates his naive and desperate son into scamming the community through a pyramid scheme called Impilo.
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#8 Four films that will fill you with joie de vivre
You might not make it to Paris this weekend – or even to the Western Cape’s Franschhoek Bastille Festival – but when you stream these movies on Showmax and Netflix, you’ll get your dose of je ne sais quoi directly from your couch..
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 #7 Stranger Things S3: Same nostalgia fest, new heroes
The third instalment of Stranger Things manages to tap into all of the things that made the first season such a cultural phenomenon and elevates some of its newer characters to hero status in the process.
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 #6 HBO’s Warrior hits the ground running
Two things to know about this series before you watch episode 1: it’s based on an original concept by martial arts legend Bruce Lee, and it was filmed in Cape Town.
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 #5 Where to legally watch the most pirated TV series in South Africa
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 #4 The Loudest Voice shows us that the creepiest villains on TV are the ones based on real people
Based on the book The Loudest Voice In The Room by Gabriel Sherman, this is the story of Roger Ailes, the man who advised Republican politicians – all the way to White House level – and created Fox News, the conservative-slanting pay television channel.
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 #3 It’s the battle of the nerds on Embrace Your Geekness Day
Showmax has a bumper crop of exclusives this month, with hit series like HBO’s Euphoria, the latest season of Younger, the second instalment of Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, the Fosters spin-off Good Trouble and Season 2 of Die Byl coming only to Showmax.
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Our randomized trailer pick of the week

Each week we take a number from 1 to 10 from our list of suggestions and put it through a randomizer to choose a trailer to show you. This week it landed on our number 6 spot, the new HBO show, Warrior.

Set during the Tong Wars in the late 1800s, Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy originating from China to San Francisco, ends up becoming a hatchet man for the most powerful tong in Chinatown. It is based on an original concept by martial arts legend Bruce Lee, and it was filmed in Cape Town. It also stars South Africa’s own star, Kenneth Fok!

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Eendag lank gelede, was 5FM cool gewees

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Toe ek ‘n laitie was het ek kakbaie radio geluister. As ‘n pre-school en laerskool snotkoppie het ek veral na Radio Suid-Afrika se programme geluister soos Siembamba oor naweke, die Unigeboue se fokken klokke wat vir some rede spesifiek 6:45 gelui het in die oggende tydens kakboring Monitor asook radiodramas in die middae deur die week. Ek het onthou vaagweg die naam Stralejakkers, maar ek verwar die tydsgreep dalk met laerskool of hoërskooldae. Stralejakkers was nou vir jou ‘n pot kak. Later sou ek ook uitvind dat ek een van die coolste radiostories ooit gemis het – Staal Burger, wat deur Fanus Rautenbach en Daan Retief geskryf is. Ek was toe nog nie eers gebore nie – die “radiodrama” was op die lug vanaf 1961 tot 1974 uitgesaai. Hier is een van die episodes. Dis actually nogal fokken revolutionary vir die 1960s:

Dan was daar ook Radio Bantoe, I shit you not! Ons bediende, Liena, het konstant daarna geluister terwyl sy klere gestryk het in die kombuis of melkkos en pampoenkoekies gemaak het en ons klomp gomgatkinders ge-babysit het terwyl ons ouers by die graft was. Ek het nie ‘n fok verstaan wat die brasse op Radio Bantoe getune het nie, mainly omdat ek 5 jaar oud was, maar ek kan onthou dat ek dit gelike het. Seker omdat die swartmense so fokken vinnig gepraat het soos Vereeniging-marabse. Wat vir my die meeste uitgestaan het van Radio Bantoe was die byklanke of “stings” wat hulle gebruik het na advertensies of programme. Daar was ‘n spesifike geluid wat geklink het soos ‘n voëltjie wat sy vlerke vinnig klap en wegvlieg met ‘n high pitched fluitklank wat fade. Ek soek tot vandag toe nog vir daai klank! Maybe weet een van julle waarvan ek praat? Dit was slegs op die swart radiostasies. Ek verbeel myself ek het dit meestel na die Lexington advertensies gehoor. That’s the one!

Bonuspunte as jy kan onthou hoe jy hierdie outjie (gewoonlik ‘n Lloyd’s) gebruik  het om jou geleidlik met jou gunsteling radiostasie wakker te maak in die oggende voor skool in plaas van daai skril BEEP BEEP BEEP! En jy het ALTYD snooze gedruk. Meer as een keer. Wanneer die krag getrip het deur die loop van die aand was jy fucked, want hierdie was jou enigste fokken alarm gewees.

So tussendeur radioluister met die nuus, die stories, die weer, die sport, die aktualitiet, die konserwatiewe kak en die tos radiodramas, was daar goddank ook musiek “offline” gewees op vinyl en tapes. Plate by die huis en tapes in die kar tydens road trips en vakansies, maar omdat ek ‘n kind was, obviously sonder ‘n werk en salaris, en my eie musieksmaak begin ontwikkel het, was my ouers se plate en tapes en my klokradio-alarm met die snooze button nie meer goed genoeg gewees nie. Dit was wel ‘n befokte fondasie but I wanted more. Radio 5 was die obvious antwoord vir enige iemand sonder zak gewees. Dit was verniet en as jy op Saterdae uitgelos was vir so paar ure dur jou familie, was Radio 5 die fokken koningin se tiete gewees! Baie van ons het gelewe vir daai Top 40 op Saterdae. Al wat jy nodig gehad het, was ‘n 5 pack van een van daai BASF of TDK “chrome” 90 minute tapes en jy was in besigheid gewees vir ‘n jaar lank. Jy het vir ure aaneen voor die hi-fi gesit en record en pause gedruk op die tape deck wanneer die DJ jou favourite tunes gejol het. Fokken genius, pappie – jy het jou eie mix tapes gemaak. En dan het jy gehoop die doos op die draadloos begin nie kak praat gedruende die laaste 30 sekondes van die song nie. Hy het dit wel fokken altyd geoden! Without fail. En weet jy hoekom? Want die DJ het geweet jy sit by die fokken huis voor pappa se hi-fi met ‘n sak Wilson toffies en ‘n Mello Yello, besig om musiek illegally te tape affie radio af soos ‘n fokken skurk. Blerrie nool. Fok jou, Sasha Marteningo en fok jou, Ian F!

Radio 5 het juis met hierdie Top 40-resep, soos baie ander radiostasies wêreldwyd, gehelp met musiekverkope ook. Hoe anders sou jy van die musiek tehore gekom het as dit nie vir hulle was nie? Besides die Top 40 stuff wat meeste van ons ontgroei het in standerd 5, was daar eventually ook befokte laataand shows gewees. Phil Wright, Barney Simon en veral Crhis Prior (The Rock Professor) het gefokken kook met die rock en die metal en hulle het berge versit vir puisiegevreetrebelle soos ek en my kaksleg vriende op hoërskool. Dis probably daardie handjievol Radio 5 DJs se skuld dat meeste hansgat laities reeds in standerd 7  begin gwaais rook en broeknaai het – onthou, MTV en hulle “slegte invloed” het eers na 1995 in Suid-Afrika geland met die launch van DSTV. Radio 5 was steeds die koning al het hulle toe reeds in 1992 reeds hulle naam gaan verander na 5FM.

Daar is probably ‘n handjievol van julle wat reeds in julle baarde gebrom het dat niks kon kom naby LM Radio nie. Wel, jy is doodreg, brombeetjie. Wat jy dalk salig onbewus van was, is dat Radio 5 eintlik juis ontwikkel het uit LM Radio. LM was ‘n afkorting vir Loreco Marques. Laasgenoemde is Maputo se vorige naam in ons buurland, Mozambiek. Radio 5 het vir die eerste keer live gegaan op 13 Oktober 1975 na Mozambiek se onafanklikheidswording en hulle het op MW (medium wave) uitgesaai. Die Mozambiekse Frelimo-regering het die radiostasie gesluit en die Suid-Afrikaanse regering het opdrag gegee dat die SAUK die diens en die personeel moes oorneem. Die ‘5’ in Radio 5 beteken dat hulle destyds met hulle ontstaan, die vyfde nasionale radiostasie in Suid-Afrika was naas Radio Suid-Afrika, Radio South Africa, Springbok Radio en Radio Bantu.

Fast forward na die vroeë tot mid-2000s en ek weet nie presies waar 5FM begin kleitrap het nie, maar ek vermoed dis moontlik dat die nuwer generasie wat beheer  begin oorneem het, dalk die konsep van CHR (contemporary hit radio) waarop hulle die hele radiomodel baseer het, begin misverstaan het. Of dat die “contemporary hits” self net regtig kak begin word het. Maybe het die DJs stelselmatig kakker geword? Waar het dit begin kak word?
*wys so vinger na dooskop, Mark Gillman*
Of dalk is almal (myself ingesluit) wat op ‘n stadium na hulle kon luister, net verkrampte konte en kermgatte. Maar dan gaan kyk jy na radiostasies oorsee wat steeds befok is en nie gaan fok het met die resep nie. Vat dit nog ‘n stap verder. Gaan kyk na iets anders wat jy op ‘n stadium in die music scebe gelike het – dalk  ‘n festival soos Oppikoppi wat in sy eie hol ingeklouter het binne ‘n kwessie wan drie jaar. En dan kom jy agter – maar my god man, ek is dan net 3 jaar ouer sedert daai festival uitgerafel het en ek is nie alleen nie… Dis fokken hulle!

Check hierdie ou 5FM TV advertensie hieronder. Back in the day was TV advertensies se produksiekoste fokken duur gewees en die tydsgleuwe amper net so onbekostigbaar. Ek sal nogal like om te weet wat hierdie advertensie van 1 minuut lank gekos het om film en te produce en wat daai prime time slot geprys het om dit te flight. Dit was nogal ‘n fokken cool ad met ‘n vars kosnep gewees. In retrospek lyk dit egter na ‘n ominous voorbode – “kyk hoe fokken suig ons die siel uit almal uit wat in aanraking met ons kom.”

Eendag lank gelede, was 5FM cool gewees…

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Watkykjy gee 4 tickets weg na Saterdag se moerse #Fokofsweet16 party by Loftus!

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Ons het julle twee weke terug vertel van Fokofpolisiekar se Sweet Sixteen party wat by Loftus se D-veld plaasvind hierdie Saterdag.

‘n Vinnige opsomming om julle memories te refresh:

FOKOFPOLISIEKAR Sweet 16 Partytjie
Datum: Hierdie Saterdag, 13 Julie!
Plek: Loftus D Veld (Pretoria)
Deure maak oop: 11am
Vertoning begin: 12pm
Vertoning eindig: 7pm

Kaartjies: R195 by
Facebook event page:

Wat kan jy verwag

‘n 2-uur lange FOKOF shows soos nog nooit tevore
FOKOF songs wat jy jare laas live gehoor het
‘n Partytjiegees soos min! Die band gaan baie moeite insit om seker te maak die event is super spesiaal
Fuzigish en Hellcats om die partytjie mee af te skop
‘n Befokte wintersdag saam met befokte like-minded mense in ‘n veilige omgewing
Bekostigbare kaartjiepryse
Bekostigbare kroegpryse

Die ouens het sopas die kroegpryse bekendgemaak en dis heel fokken aanvaarbaar:

Ons gee vier single tickets weg na die party van die jaar en jy moet fokken spring as jy dit soek. Jy het net meer as ‘n dag om in te skryf! Dis fokken maklik om in te skryf, solank jy die stappe behoorlik volg:

Wat om te doen:

1) Vertel vir ons kortliks in ‘n paragraaf of twee hoekom jou eie sweet 16 verjaarsdagpartyjie ‘n reuse sukses of ‘n reuse fokop was.
2) Sluit ten minste een foto van jou sweet 16 party in saam met jou entry.
3) E-mail jou inkskrywing na
4) Jy het tyd tot hierdie Vrydag, 12 Julie, tot en met 15:00 om jou inskrywing by ons uit te kry.
5) Die 4 wenners sal hulle kaartjies ongeveer 17:00 Vrydagmiddag per email ontvang.


1) Ons aanvaar inskrywings slegs per e-mail soos per die instruksies hierbo uiteengesit.
2) Met jou inkrywing gee jy ons die reg jou sweet16 storie en fotos publiseer op Watkykjy indien ons besluit om so te doen.
3) Ons kies die beste 4 inskrywings en hulle word per e-mail in kennis gestel. Die kaartjies word ook per email aan die wenners gestuur.
4) Indien daar geen goeie gehalte inskrywings is nie, sal ons besluit hoe om van die kaartjies ontslae te raak.
5) Slegs een inskrywing per persoon word toegelaat.

Mag die beste of die slegste sweet16 storie en kiekies wen!

Get cracking! Sien jou by die show! Kry jou tickets hier as jy nie die moeite wil doen om in te skryf nie
Kaartjies: R195 by

griffinWatkykjy gee 4 tickets weg na Saterdag se moerse #Fokofsweet16 party by Loftus!