Co-writer Leon Schuster plays Sweet, a hard-drinking, hard-living, sexist TV sports commentator. The opening scenes are set in 1989, “before the changes,” per a title. Sweet behaves badly towards g.f. Joanna Weinberg and is on the point of losing his job to rival sportscaster Casper De Vries. A blow to the head just as he’s won a large sum of money results in a coma that lasts almost three years; when Sweet awakens, Nelson Mandela is president, F.W. DeKlerk is leader of the opposition and right-wing Boers live in white townships (it all turns out to be a dream, however).
With the help of Alfred Short (Alfred Ntombela), an ultracute black boy, Sweet sets about getting back his job, his money and his girl. The jokes include a long sequence in which Sweet disguises himself as a black African, some broad comedy at the expense of the arch-conservative Boers, and an overlong rugby match.
This is simple stuff for undemanding audiences, but indicates that a comedy tradition is alive and well in South Africa.