Genres: Drama
Broadcast on: SABC2



Add to Show Favourites


Mamello (a Sotho word meaning "Resilience") is a South African television drama series produced by Endemol Shine South Africa which follows an idealistic teacher who relocates to a new school to escape an abusive marriage, where she falls in love with a fellow teacher and begins to rebuild the school as she rebuilds her own life.

This is a family drama that aims to encourage parents, children and communities to be open and honest about their challenges and seek solutions together.

Escaping an abusive marriage, idealistic principal and teacher Keneilwe Mogotsi (Tsholo Matshaba) has returned to Sebokeng, the industrial township she ran away from as a young woman. Her mission is to rescue Mamello High, a disadvantaged school on the verge of being closed down.

There she meets fellow teacher Patrick (Jude Tshisevhe) and the pair are drawn together, not only by their love but also by their common vision for the school, their idealism and their genuine passion for the school and for the students. They are teachers who love teaching.

Together, through the series, they face numerous challenges in the school ranging from a basic lack of resources, under-qualified teachers and an ever-changing curriculum to child-headed households, drugs and gangs to rape, a viral sex video and teenage pregnancies.

Can Keneilwe rebuild the school as she rebuilds her life?

Mamello stars Tsholofelo Matshaba as Keneilwe Mogotsi, Lethabo Bereng as Kamogelo Mogotsi, Lebohang Motaung as Kotsi Mogotsi, Mary Makhatho as Mosumbuka, Jude Tshisevhe as Patrick Mashego, Boitumelo Motsoatsoe as Bokang Mashego and Refilwe Madumo as Dorah Mashego.

The series is in Sotho, with English subtitles, and was shot in various locations around Gauteng to ensure an authentic look and feel.

Mamello is produced by Endemol Shine Africa, with executive producers Sam Shale and Sivan Pillay and supervising producer Shirley Adonisi. The series director is Zuko Nodada and the head writer was Julie Hall (Seasons 1-2) and Duduzile Mabaso (Season 3).

Scriptwriters include Sipho Xolisa Tshapu, Clive Madiya, Duduzile Mabaso, Nonzi Bogatsu, Chris Q Radebe, Percy Bonga Vilakazi, Zelipa Zulu Rodgers, Makganwana Mokgalong and Christa Biyela.. The title sequence and theme music was composed by Gregory Nottingham.


First look: no highs for heiress in The Phoenix

Keen on a spliff? This is the local place to go. But beware. The last guy in charge didn't make it out alive.

The People's Doctor Teasers - August 2024

... in the wake of last night's premiere... stories include a dangerous influencer, a girl with drunkorexia and a cellphone addict.

New on TV today: Tuesday 16 July 2024

S3 goes Undercover and more tales of being Conned air on SABC2.

Isitha extended teaser: Thenjiwe spins her true identity

What do you do to express yourself? Is it enough? It wasn't for Thenjiwe and look at her now.

Skeem Saam character portrait: Raesetja Faith Choshi as Tselane Pitjeng

A new addition with two backstories: she's an ambitious HR manager on screen and was arrested for conspiracy to murder in the real world.

Binnelanders Teasers - August 2024

Gaby struggles with the moral dilemma of saving someone’s life. Two days later: Binneland is in lockdown, no-one gets in or out.

New on TV today: Monday 15 July 2024

Telemundo introduces The People's Doctor and two foodie shows begin on BBC UKTV.

New on TV today: Sunday 14 July 2024

Queen Modjadji premieres on Mzansi Magic and man-babies soul-search on Wethu's Vuka Mjita.

New on TV today: Saturday 13 July 2024

MasterChef SA returns on new home S3 and a third season of Ranch to Table begins on Food Network.

Gallery! Queen Modjadji premiere pix

Queen of the carpet. Our award for Best Dressed goes to series star Makoma Mohale, as it should be.


More activity at TVSA Central




You browser doesn't have Flash, Silverlight, Gears, BrowserPlus or HTML5 support.