- List of South African television series
The following is a partial list of South African television series.
Agter Elke Man
(1976) - imported French historical drama
Ballade vir 'n Enkeling
(1986)Coming of age story about a fiction writer, Jacques Rynhardt
Die Meisie Van Avignon
(1976) imported, dubbed from French
(1978) - imported, dubbed from English
— multi lingual
soap opera( M-Net) Four Jacks And A Jill On The Move
— multi lingual soap operaIt is a multi lingual soap opera that embraces that true diverity of South African heritage.It basically emphasizes on the days of our lives,things we experience in our daily lives.Touching issues such as marriage,music,child-care,youth experiences,business etc.Which are the necessary things/issues to really look upon in television industry.
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— multi lingual soap opera (
(1983)Comedy drama set in a small Afrikaans town with a very close-knit community. The style of narration was unique in that it made the viewer feel as if they were part of the community.
Madam & Eve
— English-language satirical sitcom
(1983) — Soap-opera / musical comedy featuring the
mbaqangateam Makgona Tsohle Band Net 'n Bietjie Liefde
(1977) - local sitcom
(1979)Small town comedy. The title refers to a telephone operator asking "Number Please". The operator being in the unique position to listen in on all the town's gossip.
Orkney Snork Nie
(Afrikaans for "Orkney doesn't snore" [implies that Orkney is not
boring] ) — Afrikaans sitcom Ouma Kom Help
Soap opera currently airing on etv, weeknights at 7.30pm.
("7th Avenue") — multi lingual soap opera (
SABC2) 'Sgudi 'Snaysi
Historical drama about the life of the legendary Zulu king, Shaka
— multi-lingual sitcom
— South Africa's first sitcom
The Flipside Trans-karoo
(1984)Drama about the life of the crew on the Trans-Karoo train
Van Der Valk
(1979) - imported detective series, dubbed into Afrikaans
— Afrikaans sitcom
News and Actuality
— investigative journalism (
investigative journalism[http://www.mnet.co.za/carteblanche/ ( M-Net] ) Collage
Die Boere Orkes Kompetisie
(1980)A music competition where bands from across the country would compete against each other. The music played was a unique country style called Boere Musiek.
(1977 - present) Airs occasionally
Good Morning South Africa
(1985) — Morning News and actuality (TV1, later
SABC3) Kamera 1
(1977)News and events show
— Afrikaans magazine programme
(1976)Popular music and videos also featuring music chart countdowns.
— investigative journalism [http://www.sabcnews.com/specialassignment/ (
Special Assignment is a investigative journalism programme that ensures that issues of rape,corruption,abuse,basically problems that are faced by the country(South Africa).Special Assignment addresses these above issues in order to reach out to people including the government about how to solve them.Giving out strategy on how to go about solving them.This show makes people to be aware of problems/issues around them that affects their lives.
Studio 53 Tempo
— English magazine programmeTop Billing is the first English magazine show programme that influence people to have the sense and close contact with natural things around the world.
Uit En Tuis
(2005) — Game Show
Biltong And Potroast
(1978)Question and answer style game show between South Africans (Biltong) and UK expatriates (Potroast)
The Knicky Knacky Knoo Show
(1976) - local comedy
Children's & Youth
(see "Dogtanian") imported(1978)
(80s and 90s)
Die Swart Kat
(Late 80's) — Kids crime buster series.
Science Fiction show in the style of the British Thunderbirds series.
Haas Das se Nuuskas
("Haas Das's news box") (Haas Das refers to the main character, a stuffed rabbit with a tie as his only clothing) — Afrikaans children's programme (TV1)
— Afrikaans children's programme
(1981)Afrikaans children's fantasy series featuring a witch with good intentions.
— Multilingual children's programme about a cow and her friends
Oskar in Asblikfontein
— Afrikaans children's puppetry (TV1)
— English children's variety show
— multi lingual children's programme, based on (and produced in co-operation with) the United States series
Sesame StreetTakalani Sesame is a very good programme especially for children's,it stimulates education development within children in South Africa however this will result to a nation with pride in terms of education leading towards improvement of economic growth because the education attained by children. Oscar en Knersis Tekkies Trompie En Die Boksembende
(1980)Boy's adventure series featuring Trompie and his gang.
(1976) — Afrikaans children's variety programme
(2003) — Children's variety programme [http://www.thbangthabog.co.za/ Thabang Thabong]
Children's series about an alien visiting earth
hows Based on International Versions
Big Brother South Africa
Appears occasionally. The next season is scheduled for mid-2008 after alternating with Big Brother Africa. Big Brother airs on MNET and all day via CCTV on DSTV.
Fear Factor (South Africa)
urvivor (South Africa)
Temptation (South Africa)
- Aired Season 1 in late 2007 and is expected to return in late 2008 on MNET
The Weakest Link
- Airs yearly on SABC3 although nothing has been announced for 2008
Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
- Hasn't aired since 2003. Host Jeremy Maggs currently heading up the News Night broadcast on the eNews Channel as of 1 June 2008
Deal or No Deal
Not Known If Imported or Local
Die Geheim Van Morsan
Drie Plus Een
The Iron Horse
Ridders Van Die Wapad
Sebastian Seun Van Jonquieres
The Money Game
Television in South Africa
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