Social Impact and Empowerment Strategy (SIES) pronounced ‘Sies’ is an ensemble comedy with a star studded cast on Mzanzi Magic (DSTV channel 107). An incompetent public service office employs an equally questionable consultancy company to help them do their jobs… but soon discover that bringing in so-called ‘experts’ is no guarantee of success. SIES is spearheaded by Nomsa Sibisi (Busi Lurayi) who has no trouble dumping her responsibilities on everyone else’s laps. Prudence Plaaitjies (Chantal Stanfield) is Nomsa’s ever astute, ever annoyingly efficient assistant. The sunny and charming Magda van Niekerk (Anthea Thompson) is never without a plate of koeksisters and the beefy Ike Molefe (Siv Ngesi) make up the SIES employees. SIES’s equally incompetent consultants Bob Johnson (Ashley Taylor) and Sandile Mafalo (Anele Mtoti) busk their way to solutions!
The series was directed by James Ngcobo and Roberta Durrant.