After a 20-year hiatus, South Africa's beloved Tannie Evita will be making a long-overdue return to the small screen in the first half of 2014 with Evita's Cooksisters.
Proudly produced by Okuhle Media, this satirical talk show will see the dazzling, enigmatic Evita Bezuidenhout hosting a bevy of South African political leaders from her divinely decadent Perron in Darling. The dress code is 'politically correct'. The menu for the evening is custom-designed in response to a special request from the guest, served up by Evita's own, personally trained, private chef. The guests are all strong-minded, opinionated and well-known. All of them are women.
Each episode's tête-à-tête taps into the uncensored, honest opinions of South African female political leaders as they, and Evita, discuss the state of our country: their gripes, their joys, their hopes and their own personal dreams for our burgeoning (...or blundering) democracy.
Evita believes that politics is always less about the politics and more about the people. (This is why, as well as recently joining the ANC, she has also established her own political party, the EPP - Evita's Peoples Party.) With this in mind, the subject of the upcoming elections in April 2014 is one that is naturally close to her heart... as is the role of women in the future of our country. Evita's deeply patriotic stance naturally provides interesting fodder for all kinds of interactions between herself and her guests.
Louise van Hoff (McClelland), Executive Director of Production and Development, said, "Okuhle Media is proud to be associated with Pieter-Dirk Uys and the ever-illuminating Evita Bezuidenhout. Our vision is to create a talk show that speaks candidly into the place where we as South Africans find ourselves and serves to build our nation as we move forward towards the national elections next year."
Evita's Cooksisters aims to not only provide insight into the personal feelings of the female minds that populate the South African political landscape, but more importantly, to stir and stimulate a healthy debate and involvement amongst South Africans around the issues that we face together as a nation.
After all, as Tannie Evita says: "Where the people lead the politicians will follow. Viva!!"
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