Barta van Rooyen
Cindy Swanepoel completed her Bdram honours degree in 2003 at the University of Stellenbosch.
She received the Silwerskerm Festival Award for Best Actress for her role in the short film, “Fluit Fluit”. Cindy also won two Huisgenoot Tempo awards for Best Soapie Actress and Best Entertainment Star in 2018.
She’s starred in more than 20 children’s and educational productions, and also specialises in puppets and shadow theatre. Cindy has performed in theatre productions such as “Kringe in ’n Bos”, “The Crucible”, “Drif”, “Curl Up and Dye”, “Houtkruis – die Musiekblyspel”, “My vrou se man se vrou”, “My boetie se boetie se boetie se baba” (nominated for Best Actress for SAT Mag 2018) and “Balle in die Lug”.
The actress portrayed Mysi Moolman in the well-known film, “Ballade vir ’n Enkeling”. Her work in short films include “Spiertier” and “Die Staat se Bul” (part of “Ons Stories”). In 2015 she was nominated as Best Actress for the short film, “Eenrigting” (Silwerskerm Festival).
Drama series and soaps in which Cindy’s appeared in a supporting role include “Egoli”, “Villa Rosa”, “Generations”, “The Mating Game”, “90 Plein Street”, “Laugh out Loud”, “Getroud met Rugby” (Season 4), and “Proesstraat”. For the past three years, Cindy has been Dr. Annelize Roux in “Binnelanders”.
Barta van Rooyen
A woman who has given up on life, Barta is broken inside. The loss of her child and the guilt that she carries through life have left a mark on her and she takes the path of least resistance. The eternal victim, she doesn’t have the confidence to even wish for anything more out of life. She is as much of a schemer as Elias and chooses her safety over those of others.