Penguin Films is renowned for outstanding television production in drama, comedy, reality TV and game shows.



It has been over twenty years since the first series of KHULULEKA was broadcast on South African television screens. KHULULEKA was launched in 1994 to coincide with our country’s introduction to democracy. The original series of KHULULEKA was an initiative of the Matla Trust which was set up by President Nelson Mandela to educate first time voters. The popularity of the series led to subsequent series which covered a wide range of educational topics including democracy, human rights issues and the need to inform communities about local government. Sponsors of previous series have included the Mott Foundation, the Department of Constitutional Development, SABC Education and the Independent Electoral Commission.

African Sky Stories

African Sky Stories 2 echoes the rich storytelling culture of the African continent that was introduced in the innovative and acclaimed first series. Each of the stories in both series has been told around fires under the African sky for countless generations.

Mazinyo Dot Q

This sitcom is set in a Bed & Breakfast in Gugulethu Township outside Cape Town, owned by Ma Mavuso-September who is hoping to cash in on the overseas tourist market in search of the “true African township” experience. The central theme is of love and acceptance that spans continents and offers us the opportunity of exploring cross cultural issues and differences, ultimately revealing that even if we think that we are different, we have so much in common.

Fishy Feshuns

FISHY FêSHUNS is a family sitcom about the goings on between a group of colourful workers and their boss in a clothing factory.

Penny Siopis

This documentary follows the life of the fine artist Penny Siopis. Penny Siopis was born in 1953 in the semi -desert town of Vryburg in the Northern Cape. Siopis has exhibited locally and internationally since 1975 and has won a variety of awards including the Volkskas Atelier Award and the Vita Art Now award. Penny Siopis has her work well represented in South African and international collections.

Francois Le Valliant

A documentary about the life of Francois Le Valliant -he was a French author, explorer, naturalist, zoological collector, and noted ornithologist. He described many new species of birds based on collection he made in Africa and several birds are named after him
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