South African soapies regularly mix the real world into their delicate storylines, and few do it better than Generations: The Legacy. From the horrendous ukuthwala (forced child marriage) storyline involving young Mbali (Ditebogo Ledwaba) in 2020, to Smanga’s (Moopi Mothibeli) male abuse 2019-arc in which his then-girlfriend Zitha (Zoe Mthiyane) physically and emotionally abused him, there’s no shortage of hot topics. Now, with Women’s Month barely in our rear-view mirror, the show tackles early parole and a serial rapist for its storylines.
SHOCK AND HORROR
Detective Pele (Andile Nebulane) will have his hands full when Thabiso (Phila Mazibuko), a sex offender Pele put behind bars, is suddenly set free. “Thabiso was charged with rape and sentenced to years in prison, but he was only in prison for a few months before Pele sees him out and free!” says Andile.
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Reformed criminal Nhlamulo promises to go on the straight and narrow for his new wife, but 9-to-5 is a hard life.
A brother broken
The truth is out about baby Mvelo’s paternity and there are grave consequences for Sibusiso after his brother Thabo discovers his ultimate betrayal.
At a crossroads
Nightmares and ugly truths: Kabisi and Tshidi hit rock bottom with his conscience taking over their marriage.
House Of Zwide’s fashion whizz Lazarus compromises his job after he falls for fraudulent stylist J’adore’s antics.
Mom at war
Imagine walking around with a part of your enemy inside you – that’s the ordeal that Masindi faces this fortnight.
A pinch of salt
Baking whizz Fritz Schoon reveals what makes his first foray into reality TV so delicious and how to win him over in The Taste Master SA: The Baking Edition.
Nomalanga Shozi is getting her time to shine as the new host of reality talkshow Behind The Story – and she’s taking it with both hands!
The show that keeps on haunting!
Go behind the scenes of local version of the famous reality show Ghosted AF.
Say no to GBV!
Njeza’s history with abuse comes back to say hello.
Yikes! It's Bra Sikes!
Bra Sikes is back in Turfloop and he only has one thing on his mind – revenge.
Hotly Contested Township Markets
As formal retailers like Shoprite and Pick n Pay vie to expand into the spaza shop market, Andile Ntingi weighs in on the diametrically opposed views of black business on the subject.
Blood couldn't make us any closer'
THE TITLE OF ‘DAD’ DOESN’T ONLY BELONG TO SOMEONE YOU SHARE DNA WITH. THESE MEN HAVE FILLED THE FATHER FIGURE ROLE AND RAISED THEIR CHILDREN AS THEIR OWN
Feat of Clay
Tom Morris meets ceramic artist Andile Dyalvane during his residency at Bernard Leach’s workshop in St Ives, where he has continued to draw upon his Xhosa heritage while also taking inspiration from the Cornish landscape and the tradition of British studio pottery
Keeping Up With The Mkhizes
Shauwn Mkhize shows YOU her luxurious home and talks about the new reality show she’s doing with kids Sbahle and Andile.
I Thought It Was The End Of Me
He got his first opportunity to impress during the Shell Helix Cup at FNB Stadium last year, but promising Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Sphelele Mkhulise did not get many first-team chances last season after his performance against Kaizer Chiefs.
I'm Living My Dream!
Thabiso Monyane’s rise to stardom is a story of dreams coming true! Having been part of the Orlando Pirates development structures for the past seven years, he watched in envy as some of his teammates got promoted to the senior team until his turn came last season. While he went to the first team’s pre-season camp, Monyane still had no contract with the club. He finally put pen to paper a day before the start of the season and, as they say, the rest is history. Read on as Monyane takes Soccer Laduma editor Vuyani Joni through his journey so far, in this interview.