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Going Up S1 and Going Up Again S2

“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.

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. In this series of 13 programmes, some of the stories are about the…

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Penguin is acclaimed is for its work in democracy education. In 1994 they initiated the comedy drama Khululeka to educate first time voters. Khululeka was first commissioned by the Matla Trust, a trust fund set up by Former President Nelson Mandela for democracy education. Khululeka went on to become SABC’s flagship democracy education programme for…

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Shooting Stars

In a build up to 2010 and the soccer world cup Penguin produced 52 one hour episodes of the soccer drama Shooting Stars for e t.v. The series followed an up and coming local soccer club as they strive to make the premier league division. Shooting Stars was directed on Location by Grant Nale and…

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Shreds and Dreams

Shreds and Dreams follows four women from urban and rural settings as their lives, struggles and desires intersect. Season 2 Shreds and Dreams Season II is adapted from the powerful play called ‘Shreds and Dreams’ written by Bongi Ndaba which had a successful run at the Market Theatre and loved by critics across board. After…

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Home Affairs

Penguin Films produced the 65 part one-hour drama series, entitled Home Affairs for SABC 1. Home Affairs tells the stories of six women from separate universes searching for their true identity in South Africa. Home Affairs has been a finalist in the drama category at the International Emmys four times between 2007 and 2010 in…

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Sokhulu & Partners

Sokhulu and Partners is a legal drama series produced by Paw Paw Films for SABC 1. The Sokhulu brothers (Melusi Yeni & Thami Africa) with the help of Pamela (Linda Sokhulu) fight legal battles in court as they stand up for those who cannot speak for themselves. The series is based on real cases in…

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Izingane Zobaba

Set in world of the coal distribution industry of Richards Bay, IZINGANE ZOBABA depicts the lives of two families torn apart by jealousy, greed and deception. When aging businessman, Nkwazi Nkosi, allows his family corporate empire to be filmed by a documentary crew, he sets in motion a series of events which lead to the…

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Penguin Films produced 78 episodes of Montana for SABC 1. The series revolved around the community of Montana in Cape Town which is a melting pot of different races and social classes. The leading couple, Noli (Zikhona Sodlaka) and Victor (Charles Tertiens) are faced with financial and social challenges as they attempt to revive a…

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Forced Love

Forced Love is a romantic comedy based on Shakespeare’s ‘Taming of the Shrew’. It centres on two people falling in love despite their serious misgivings about one another. Kat and Nonlhe Minola are two Cape Town socialites who rule the social scene with an iron fist. After landing up in jail, Kat signs a contract…

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