The History of Penguin Films Productions


‘ Stokvel ‘

Runner-up in New York in the International Emmy Awards.
8 seasons 164 episodes  x 24min.

‘ Madam and Eve ‘

Won a ROSE in the sitcom category at the Montreux Golden Rose festival in Switzerland in 2002. 4th season 78 x 24min.

‘Sgudi ‘Snaysi ‘

Award winning 6 seasons 78 x 24min.

‘ Velaphi ‘

Awardwinning 2 seasons 26 x 24min.

‘ Going Up ‘

Recorded the highest viewer ratings over all three of the SABC’s channels and was awarded a prize for the Best Programme on SABC TV1.
The first multi-lingual, multi-cultural programme to be broadcast by South Africa’s public broadcaster.
26 x 24min.

‘ Going Up Again ‘

Second season recommissioned by SABC 2
26 x 24min.

‘ Fishy Feshuns 

3 Seasons 26 x 24min.

‘ Scoop Schoombie ‘

2 seasons for SABC 26 x 24min.

‘ Big Okes ‘

1 season for SABC 26 x 24min.

‘ S.O.S ‘

4 seasons 26 x 24min.   Scooped all local sitcom awards in 2000 

‘ Fela’s TV ‘

Comedy sketch show 26 x 24min.

 Mazinyo dot Q ‘

New SABC 2 series set in a Bed & Breakfast in Gugulethu Township outside Cape Town 26 x 24min.


Drama Series:

‘Home Affairs’ – 65 episodes x 48min over 4 series for SABC 1
‘Ashihambe Madoda’ – 13 part youth drama
‘Gaabo Motho’ – 13 part youth drama
‘Lets go Traveling’ – 13 part youth drama
‘What If’ – 2 x 13 part Educational drama series
‘Ke Naka’ – 13 part drama series


Talk & Magazine Shows:

‘The Roundtable‘ – In conjunction with the Harold Wolpe Trust

‘Constitutional Talk’ – Together with the Constitutional Assembly; educating South Africans about their new Constitution, Constitutional Rights and the Constitution-making process

‘Future Imperfect’ – In association with the Centre for Applied Legal Studies. This award winning series has become one of the most popular chat shows ever broadcast on South African television

‘Back Chat’ – Women’s Magazine Programme

‘Flux’ – Arts Magazine



‘Khululeka’ – 6 seasons. 26 x 24min.
Kululeka considered the flagship Human Rights and Democracy Education series on SABC. Broadcast 1994 to 2004.

‘African Sky Stories’ – 13 x 14min.
In partnership with the Parliamentary Millennium Project.

‘Hyperactivity’ – Medical series

‘Maximum Me’ – Best educational programme in 1995.

‘Generic Medicine’ – Sponsored by Lennon Generics.

‘Future Foundations’ – Educational series on housing in consultation with the Department of Housing and sponsored by Barlows.

‘An African Initiative’ – A series investigating population issues throughout Africa.

‘Bambanani Empilweni’ – Investigative series stimulating debate around the National Health Insurance Scheme.

 – Anti-crime mini series



‘The Silent Enemy’ – Landmines in Southern Africa
Penny Siopsis
‘Mural Art’
‘Resistance Art’
‘Paul du Toit’ – Artist
Credo Mutwa’ – Philosopher
Sheila Cussons‘ – Poet
‘A Sahib in South Africa‘ – Dramatised on Rudyard Kipling in South Africa.

Various HIV/Aids documentaries


Corporate and Training Videos:

Department of Transport
South African Breweries
SA Brewery
Chicken Licken
Standart Bank