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Konings

TV series, 1992

Award-winning drama series following the rise and fall of Dolf Groenewald, who grows from poor orphan into supermarket magnate. After his parents' death, young Dolf Groenewald goes to live with the family of Jollyboy Roodt, his father's former partner in crime. Jollyboy has two children: Herman, who becomes Dolf's greatest adversary; and Rika, who is deeply in love with Dolf - though the love of his life is Santie, the girl who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, just like him. Read more about Konings

Shaka Zulu

TV series, 1986

Bill Faure's epic and controversial series about the legendary Zulu king. The series was produced by the SABC, but in order to get around cultural boycotts against South Africa, the corporation made a deal with American production company Harmony Gold to distribute the series abroad. The SABC even hid their involvement completely in some countries. Despite the controvercy, accusations of apartheid propaganda and many historical inaccuracies, the series became incredibly popular. It was seen by millions across the world, including in America, England and West Germany. Read more about Shaka Zulu

Die Sonkring

TV series, 1991-1993

Drama series about a woman who seems to bring tragedy and misfortune to those close to her. At the end of their matric year, three school friends - Maryna, Karen and Dina - visit a fortuneteller. What starts as good fun takes an ominous turn when the seer fortells tragedy in all three their lives - and all caused by Maryna, "the dark one". While Dina doesn't hold much stock to the prophecy, it threatens to ruin Maryna's friendship with Karen. Read more about Die Sonkring

Arende

TV series, 1989-1994

Acclaimed drama series following a group of Boers during some critical events in South Arican and Afrikaner history. The first series is  set mainly on St. Helena and follows the fate of the Boer prisoners-of-war of Deadwood Camp. Among them is Sloet Steenkamp, a Cape Rebel who had his death sentence commuted to a life-sentence on St. Helena. But for Sloet, life behind a barbed-wire fence is a fate worse than death, and from the outset he plans to escape and return to his wife and farm. Read more about Arende

Saartjie

TV series, 1989

Youth series about a bright, talented tomboy, Saartjie Baumann, and her friends. Saartjie, Anna and Lina are thick as thieves and get up to all sorts of mischief in Lynnekom, a town not too far from Johannesburg. They are often joined by Galpil and his friends. To their great irritation, there's also Saartjie's little brother Apie, who likes making life difficult for our three friends, as well as Anna's little sister Muggie, who always wants to tag along. Read more about Saartjie

Mrs Dumbleby

TV series, 1983-1985

Cut-out animation series about Mrs Dumbleby, her housekeeper Crumms and their many interesting friends. Their adventures take them to the circus, the fair, Spain - even outer space and the time of the dinosaurs! Mrs Dumbleby is often accompanied by her three little friends and dog. Read more about Mrs Dumbleby

Mof en Mat

TV series, 1988-1994

Children's series about the adventures of Mof the mutt, Mat the cat and their neighbour Boelie the bulldog, or "Boelie die Breker van Brakpan". When their owners aren't there, the three friends get up to lots of mischief. Read more about Mof en Mat

Doffel, Babbel en Bekkie

TV series, 1986

Educational series in which Doffel, Babbel and Bekkie learn about things like shapes, big and small, loud and soft, similarities and differences, going to the dentist and many more. They often get visits (and gifts) from their good friend Tjoefie. Read more about Doffel, Babbel en Bekkie

Pumpkin Patch

TV series, 1987-1996

Children series set in the sunny town of Pumpkin Patch and featuring the mayor, Uncle Bill, Woofles the watchdog, puppet cousins Freckles and Speckles and friendly presenter Laurel. In 1991, Laurel won a trip around the world and had to bid the pumpkin patch farewell. In her place came Claire, who joined the others until the series ended in 1996. Sometimes, among the stories, fun and make-believe, the pumpkin choir would sing a song. Read more about Pumpkin Patch

Zet!

TV series, 1987-1994

Christian series for children, featuring Bible stories, life lessons and a fantasy character named Zet. The stories were illustrated in real time by artist Ron Berry. The episodes alternated between Afrikaans and English. Read more about Zet!

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