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Brugbouer tussen generasies: Koos Roets se samewerkingsnetwerk in die Afrikaanse filmbedryf

Burgert A. Senekal, Cornelia Geldenhuys
Literator | Vol 39, No 1 | a1403 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v39i1.1403 | © 2018 Burgert A. Senekal, Cornelia Geldenhuys | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 23 February 2017 | Published: 22 March 2018

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Burgert A. Senekal, Unit for Language Facilitation and Empowerment, University of the Free State, South Africa
Cornelia Geldenhuys, Unit for Language Facilitation and Empowerment, University of the Free State, South Africa


Bridge builder between generations: Koos Roets’s cooperation network in the Afrikaans film industry. Koos Roets’s contribution to the Afrikaans film industry is widely recognised. Nevertheless, very little has been published specifically about his role in the Afrikaans film industry, although many studies exist about his collaborators such as Jans Rautenbach and Katinka Heyns. This article investigates Roets’s collaboration network by means of a network analysis, and identifies the persons with whom he collaborated the most, indicating his varied roles on different films. It is also indicated that he not only is and was an important role-player in his own right in this industry, but has also collaborated with many other important role-players in the Afrikaans film industry. He has contributed to Afrikaans films in collaboration with more than a 1000 persons throughout his career of nearly six decades. The directors, producers, sound operators, actors and crew with whom he has collaborated the most are highlighted, and the films on which they worked together are mentioned.


professional collaboration networks; Koos Roets; Afrikaans film; social networks; Afrikaans culture


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