1 October 2020
Family drama in Fynskrif
Set in Cape Town, Fynskrif revolves around the events and staff members of law firm Van Wyk & Partners. There’s no courtroom drama though, as the firm focuses on civil, non-criminal matters.
But expect heaps of out-of-court drama as the characters’ personal lives overflow into the office. From divorce, marriage problems and difficult teens to the role of women in the workplace, the series tackles a variety of contemporary issues.
Each character approaches issues differently, which is clearly seen in the relationship between Hans van Wyk (Chris van Niekerk) and Ben van Wyk’s son (Neels van Jaarsveld). At one stage, Ben says to his father: “Cases are about people.” Hans, who manages personal matters coldly, answers: “There is always a cost: one wins, one loses. And you better make sure you’re the one who wins. It’s simply how it is. That’s how the law is.”
Fynskrif offers an interesting view of South African legislation through the various civil matters that the company handles, including a case in which two children are swapped at a hospital, and the suicide of a gospel singer after naked photos of her are leaked online.
And get ready for beautiful scenes of the Cape Town city centre, Stellenbosch and the surrounding area.
Famous guest stars like Milan Murray, Armand Aucamp, Stian Bam, Illse Roos and Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp keep the episodes fresh and exciting.
Afrikaans audiences will recognise many of the lead actors including: Kim Cloete (Anne Matthews), Edwin van der Walt (Wian Marais), Tinarie van Wyk Loots (Lara Kruger) and Crystal Donna Roberts (Thandi Ndlovu).