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Egoli: Place of Gold

Genres: Soap Opera

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About the Show

Egoli: Place of Gold (commonly referred to as Egoli) is a South African television soap opera created by Franz Marx which revolves around the daily ups, downs, trials and tribulations of a handful of families in and around Johannesburg (which is often referred to as eGoli - the City of Gold).

The soapie - South Africa's first - premiered on M-Net on Monday 6 April, 1992 and ended with its 4,672nd episode in 18 seasons on Tuesday, 2 March, 2010.

Filming on the show completed on Friday, 28 August 2009.

On Wednesday, 26 August 2009, Franz Marx Films announced that the show will be sequeled by a movie, set for release at Nu Metro cinemas in June, 2010. The film is titled Egoli: Geheime Dieper As Goud.

The final season Season 18 premiered on M-Net on Monday, 30 March 2009, at 18h30. On Monday, 6 April it shifted to the 18h00 timeslot, swapping places with Binnelanders.

The series ended it's 18-year run on Tuesday, 2 March 2010. It was followed by a Tribute Show that ran nightly from Wednesday 3 March to Friday, 26 March 2010. Each half-hour episode of the Tribute commemorated a year of the soapie.

On Monday, 5 April 2010 the Egoli timeslot will be replaced with the premiere of the re-invented hour long Binnelanders, titled Binneland Sub Judice.

See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.

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Synopsis

Revolving around the daily ups, downs, trials and tribulations of a handful of families in and around Johannesburg, over the years Egoli has offered classic soapie fare - weddings, murders, births, mystery, intrigue, love triangles and always lots of drama.

It follows the lives of a few families living in Johannesburg, from influential business people to the average surburban family next door.

There are a few people who work for Walco, an International automobile manufacturer, which is led by the Edwards family. All the other families' lives are intertwined in some way, either as friend or foe.

The show is the longest-running soap in South Africa, airing a total of 4,672 episodes before ending in 2010.

Egoli has always tried to remain topical and has featured appearances by top local and international stars, artists and celebrities over the years.

Guest stars from outside South Africa have included Joan Collins, Richard Steinmetz, James Horan, Perry Stevens, Samantha Fox, Jerry Springer and Helmut Lotti.

On 3 December, 1999, Egoli became the first South African show in any genre to reach 2,000 episodes.

The show was available to all TV viewing audiences in M-Net Open Time until April 2007, when the free-viewing window officially closed.

Only four actors - Christine Basson, Shaleen Surtie-Richards, Brümilda van Rensburg and Hennie Smit - have appeared in every season of the show.

On Tuesday 11 November, 2008, M-Net and Franz Marx Films announced that the long-running soapie would end after the contract for the 18th season expired.

Seasons

Season 1
Premiere: 6 April 1992 | Finale: 2 April 1993 | Episodes: 1-260

Season 2
Premiere: 5 April 1993 | Finale: 1 April 1994 | Episodes: 261-520

Season 3
Premiere: 4 April 1994 | Finale: 31 March 1995 | Episodes: 521-780

Season 4
Premiere: 3 April 1995 | Finale: 29 March 1996 | Episodes: 781-1040

Season 5
Premiere: 1 April 1996 | Finale: 4 February 1997 | Episodes: 1041-1300

Season 6
Premiere: 5 February 1997 | Finale: 4 February 1998 | Episodes: 1301-1560

Season 7
Premiere: 5 February 1998 | Finale: 21 May 1999 | Episodes: 1561-1860

Season 8
Premiere: 24 May 1999 | Finale: 19 May 2000 | Episodes: 1861-2120

Season 9
Premiere: 22 May 2000 | Finale: 5 February 2001 | Episodes: 2121-2300

Season 10
Premiere: 6 February 2001 | Finale: 25 January 2002 | Episodes: 2301-2560

Season 11
Premiere: 28 January 2002 | Finale: 24 January 2003 | Episodes: 2561-2820

Season 12
Premiere: 27 January 2003 | Finale: 23 January 2004 | Episodes: 2821-3080

Season 13
Premiere: 26 January 2004 | Finale: 21 January 2005 | Episodes: 3081-3340

Season 14
Premiere: 25 January 2005 | Finale: 2 September 2005 | Episodes: 3341-3500

Season 15
Premiere: 5 September 2005 | Finale: 10 January 2007 | Episodes: 3501-3853

Season 16
Premiere: 11 January 2007 | Finale: 18 January 2008 | Episodes: 3854-4120

Season 17
Premiere: 21 January 2008 | Finale: 27 January 2009 | Episodes: 4121-4430

Season 18
Premiere: 30 March 2009 | Finale: 2 March 2010 | Episodes: 4431-4672


Starring

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Bertie

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Deon du Plessis

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Lynette Strydom

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Mitch

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Nick Naude

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Paul Brink

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Sonet

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Lerato Mashabelo

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Tsheko Mashabelo

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Chris Edwards

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Stephen Edwards

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Rex de Koning

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Joe Smith

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Karin Edwards

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Des du Pont

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Candy

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Krynauw du Boisson

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Lara

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Scab

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Liam de Lange

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Braam

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Tebogo

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TJ Mokoena

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Clayton

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