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Mom and son duo take on the world of upcycling

Skatjagter is a first of its kind TV show to hit the South African screens, combining reality television with upycling.

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In the show, antique enthusiasts Joe and Dorothy Strydom go on a road trip to find buried treasure, unwanted furniture, and items in need of some TLC.

 

They also tell the stories of the fabulous people who collect these items and take the lost treasures back to the workshop, where they give the viewers some practical advice on how to upcycle and restore the pieces. 

 

Both Joe and his mother Dorothy come from Fochville in the North West, but Joe currently resides in Bergbron, Johannesburg, where he also runs a Vintage Furniture and Collectables store called Trouvé. 

 

"People are tired of mass produced pieces, shipped in from China, and can't always afford to buy at  the high-end retail stores, so at Trouvé, we offer bespoke furniture, at reasonable prices and with Skatjagter, we give the audience a gimps behind the curtain, and show them how they can also upcycle  their own pieces." Says Joe 

 

Skatjagter will air on VIA, channel 147 on DSTV.

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