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“I hope peo­ple who watch the movie see that we worked well to­gether, we hung out and it was great,” sighs Khanyi.

Mma­batho agrees: “I also think women never hop on to a set and want to fight, be­cause peo­ple want women to fight and be catty and so peo­ple set it up that way. We didn’t al­low peo­ple to do that to us.” And the guys in the film? “They were vis­i­tors in our house. It was the girls’ ter­ri­tory. It was not about them,” Mma­batho says, jok­ing. “They knew their place.”

Re­nate says: “I like the idea of in­clud­ing Jo­han­nes­burg as a char­ac­ter. I hope ideas of the city are chang­ing.”

Mma­batho agrees. “Just to go back to the guys, and the space, it was panAfrican, es­pe­cially in the ur­ban spa­ces, the guys were from dif­fer­ent parts of the con­ti­nent, so you have a mix of peo­ple, which is how Joburg is. And it was an hon­est re­flec­tion of South Africa, which I think is rare in our TV and film. It is a mix of peo­ple liv­ing here and find­ing love and work.”

Re­nate agrees with Mma­batho and adds: “It also wasn’t a pointed thing. There was no big deal made of the dif­fer­ent na­tion­al­i­ties. It just was, be­cause that’s how it is in life. We just are.”

A re­cent re­view of the film called it “Sex in the City but in Sand­ton”, and I ask the lead­ing women if that is cor­rect or if it type­casts the film. They dis­agree that it’s a type­cast.

Khanyi says: “It’s giv­ing it a vibe for you to un­der­stand the pace and en­ergy that’s in the film. But it is what it is. Youu and it’s more your Wa a have that close cir­cle o fash­ion and the shoes The Devil Wears Pradaa and the City with the ur­ban life.”

Re­nate adds: “But al South African film to a bud­gets are al­most no ot

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