After his mother passes away, ambitious (but failed) entrepreneur Tshiamo Tselane is left to run her supermarket in Kliptown. Having had terrible luck with all of his past projects, Tshiamo becomes hellbent on making the supermarket successful enough to one day franchise both to honour his mother’s legacy and prove his worth as a business man.
Thrown into the mix, is his father, a famous ex-soccer star, Bra Pantsula who comes back after a twenty-five year absence. Bra Pantsula had only returned to his long forgotten home due to financial desperation but when he learns of his wife’s passing, he feels a calling to be a part of his son (and grandson’s) life again. Tshiamo makes it clear to him that he wants nothing to do with him. But when it’s revealed that his father is still a fifty percent shareholder in the supermarket, Tshiamo has no choice but to grudgingly let his father back into the family and let him be a part of the running of the supermarket.
Die Sentrum is centred around a group of eight diverse councilors who work together in a helpline call centre and seek to help callers with their personal issues however each one of the councilors has their own challenges to overcome. The series explores compelling social realism scenarios against the present times in South Africa. The callers’' stories provide another layer of social reality in each episode. The office, politics, foibles, friendships, fights and frissons create texture and humour in the story strands. Alcoholism, domestic violence, a desperate search for love, and secret lifestyles are some of the subjects the counsellors need to deal with – not only over the telephone, but in their personal lives as well.
Muvhango is a prime time television soap opera which centers around the lives of the royal Mukwevho family led by family patriarch and village chief Azwindini Mukwevho. The series set in the fictional rural village of Thathe and the metropolis of Johannesburg juxtaposes traditional beliefs and ways of living with the challenges of modern life in the city.
The chief who had inherited the throne with the blessing of the ancestors, rages a never ending battle to keep his throne and family together. At his side are his royal wives Susan and Mpho, who support the chief and upholds the honor of the royal house. The power struggle never seems to end and at times the chiefs younger brother Mulalo Mukweho can be the throne biggest ally or its greatest foe. The chief’s royal maine ( i.e sangoma ) however assures good relations wth the ancestors that maintain the delicate power balance.
The power battle enters the board room with the Mukweho’s company MMC always maintaining the top spot on the corporate ladder. The battle for power is led by the chief’s niece Rendani Mukwevho, supported by the ever smooth operator and company CEO, Gugu Nkosi. The group however faces tough competition from family friend James Motsamai’s thriving firm Qalabocha Holdings.
The Tshivenda soap opera, has entertained audiences with storylines that speak directly to the African experience for over two decades and continues to attract millions of viewer ever week night at 21:00
Swartwater is an Afrikaans drama series.
Featuring South Africa’s talented actors such as Antoinette Louw as Karen, Louw Venter as Francois, Wayne van Rooyen as Van Zyl, Nazli George as Dotty, Sekoati Tsubane as Gomo and Vuyelwa Mpela as Portia, season 3 of Swartwater explores the world-wide dilemma of global warming. The town is gripped by drought and the inhabitants have limited access to drinking water.
This fan favourite drama series is set in Swartwater, a fictitious town set in the Overberg. A space where interactions between different classes, races and cultures take place quite naturally. The small town becomes a microcosm of South Africa, a metaphor for our country at large; its mix of people of different backgrounds and cultures; its problems of corruption, hardship and forging new identities in an uncertain world.
The drama series follows the lives of Karen and Francois who move to Swartwater after a guilt stricken Francois accidentally shoots and kills his son.