Smith creates a charming, unassuming, care-free, drily funny character so you see why Linda is attracted to him, but you don’t quite see why he likes her, other than the fact that everyone agrees she is pretty.

The Hillside Heights building is owned by Willem Spies and Oubaas van Zyl is the caretaker of the building.

Many a spookstorie made its appearance in the building's alleys, and so often somebody gets locked-up in the store room by accident.

T&T is the local sporting equipment shop, formerly owned by Madel Terreblanche (the matriarch of the wealthy Terreblanche family and the namesake of the shop).

The Hillside Gym is located on the first floor of the building.

Past assistants were Pulane, Irma, Paula, Annelie, Clara, Monique and Tessa.

It is a popular meeting place for many of the females.7de Laan is set in Hillside which is a fictional suburb in Johannesburg.Within the suburb, there are many businesses and shops where the characters work and hang out.The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) found the series and SABC 2 guilty of contravening the South African Broadcasting Code of Conduct for episodes aired on April 27 and 28, 2012, in which one of the actors drank heavily and contemplated suicide after his wife had left him.In October 2016, it was reported that 7de Laan's production company, Danie Odendaal Productions, had not been able to negotiate successfully a new contract with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).*The Hillside Deli The Deli was owned and managed by Vince Meintjies (one of Neville Meintjies' sons).