Taxi to Soweto (South Africa: 1991)


Manie van Rensburg

Cast list

Elize Cawood Jessica du Toit
Patrick Shai Richard
Marius Weyers Morace du Toit
Ramolao Makhene Hoodlum


Writing Credits: Manie van Rensbury (screenplay), Marina Bekker (screenplay)


The film is a comedy about a woman whose car breaks down on the Johannesburg freeway and is rescued by a taxi driver but then a thug while stuck in the middle of Sowetan’s nightlife, hijacks the mini-bus. Although it produces many laughs, the film brings forth a serious message on the South Africa transition to democracy.


Martin P. Botha, The Cinema of Manie van Rensburg, Kinema (online database)

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