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eKasi: Our Stories

Genres: Drama, Anthology Series
Broadcast on: e.tv

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Episodes

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No Easy Money
TX: Monday, 16 July 2012
Production Company: Eclipse

Childhood friend Pearl returns from overseas: glamorous, gorgeous and armed with stacks of cash.

When Thuli hears of the simple but high-rewarding job of receiving and carrying drug parcels across the world, she is excited. Her dream of becoming a dancer is all but dead and she recently was fired from her job as a waitress in a pub for missing money she didn't even steal.

She remembers the sacrifices her parents have made for her, and desperately wants to give them a better life.

Thuli loves Pearl, at the same time she is envious of her beauty, status and her man, Ayo. Pearl botches a crucial delivery and, spotting her weakness, Thuli betrays Pearl and takes on the delivery and gains Ayo's respect, and love in the process.

What Thuli doesn't know is that no one ever leaves trafficking and lives to tell the story.

Trapped
TX: Monday, 23 July 2012
Production Company: Seleke Communications

Beauty Ndlovu is a beautiful 20-year-old, Zimbabwean border jumper who lives in captivity in Soweto, north of Johannesburg. Instead of a better life she finds herself in the clutches of Fani, a ruthless gang lord who runs a human trafficking business.

Unable to pay the trafficking fee, she is held hostage until somebody can pay. However, Fani finds himself falling for her and tries to win her heart. He puts her up in a cosy bedroom but she is locked up at night.

Meanwhile a nerdy next door neighbour, Fana, becomes aware of her situation and is also smitten with her. After a few stolen moments with her, Fana sets out to free her at all costs.

This unusual love triangle leads to both a serious and hilarious confrontation. But, is Beauty really this naive, innocent girl from rural Zimbabwe?

Makoti
TX: Monday, 30 July 2012
Production Company: Sobabili Production

Zandile just got married to Fana, but she has a past that Fana doesn't know about. She discovers that her sister-in-law (Thoko) is neglecting her grandmother, who she locks up in the house daily.

Zandile starts helping Gogo without anyone knowing. One day her sister-in-law finds out and makes her aware that she knows her secret and threatens to tell her husband if she doesn't stop helping the grandmother.

One day Zandile thinks that Thoko is going to tell Fana her secret, and decides to tell him first.

ToyBoy
TX: Monday, 6 August 2012
Production Company: Seleke Communications

Shaun James is a young man living in a township in the west of Johannesburg. He's unemployed and being supported by his single mother. She is sickly and when her health and earning prospects take a turn for the worse, David is left to ensure their survival. Luckily, he has one thing going for him, his looks.

When servicing one lonely woman for cash leads to servicing many, he finds his life spiralling comically out of control. He falls for a client Lisa, the wife of a nefarious drug dealer and newly-released prisoner, Kappie.

As his clients' demands grow more and both his mother and Kappie close in on his activities, things begin to unravel until he faces losing the only person who matters to him, his mother.

A Woman's Worth
TX: Monday, 13 August 2012
Production Company: Blq2work Multimedia

At first glance, David and Mapula Mpela are the model couple: successful, driven and very much in love. But David has been having a string of affairs and when this comes out, he turns violent.

Mapula will have to stand up for herself and fight for her survival.

Life Turned Upside Down
TX: Monday, 20 August 2012
Production Company: Eclipse

Young orphan Tshidi's life is turned upside down because of her Aunt Mampho's greed for money. She is taken away from the love of her life and forced into prostitution by her aunt who runs a prostitution ring.

She shares a room with Polina, who has been in the brothel for a while now and starts bonding with her. Polina is a God-fearing woman who was abused by her father while growing up; she has given up all hope in life and has decided to become a prostitute.

Tshidi and Polina develop a very strong bond and Polina decides to save Tshidi's innocence by taking all of her clients. All this happens without anyone knowing that they are up to something.

At the end, Tshidi manages to leave the brothel untouched. She discovers the life policy that Mampho had been hoping to cash in her, and give all her earnings to Polina to fulfil the one dream she has always had ever since she was a child.

Inheritance
TX: Monday, 27 August 2012
Production Company: Seleke Communications

Sifiso is a 38-year-old, down-on-his-luck man with a university qualification. He gets a lucky break to work for a major financial company but his dreams are soon crushed when he receives a declined letter of employment, because of a criminal record.

In reality, his aunt 'Mmane Jane' had pressed charges of theft upon learning that Sifiso had inherited her mother's home, the home which she and her siblings grew up in. Of course, according to family dynamics, she was the one who was supposed to inherit it.

Sifiso goes on a journey of forgiveness and family restoration when he learns the all important lesson: what he wanted initially was a job, but what he needed was to forgive an Aunt who was responsible for him getting a criminal record.

No Ordinary Love
TX: Monday, 3 September 2012
Production Company: Sobabili Production

This is a story of true love, acceptance and sacrifice, set in Kwa-Thema in the heart of the East Rand. Sindi is a young xenophobic woman in love with a man, Albert, whom she later discovers is a foreigner. At first she is confused and tries her best to avoid this man out of shame.

Her family, especially her traditional father, refuse to accept the man, and when Sindi finally surrenders to her love she is kicked out of her home.

Things are really not going great for Sindi and her man as they desperately try to convince Sindi's family to accept their decision to be together.

Chicken Murder
TX: Monday, 10 September 2012
Production Company: Blq2work Multimedia

Sheila is a 40-something-year-old, single mother who struggles to make ends meet. Her son's father, Themba, walked out on them three years before, but has returned and wants the family to reunite.

When she meets the dynamic younger Kago, Sheila can't help but be drawn to him. Will Sheila be able to take a leap of faith and finally fall in love, or will family and propriety stand in her way?

When will Sheila finally have her day?

My Brother's Plan
TX: Monday, 17 September 2012
Production Company: Eclipse

When a young woman's dream of going to University fails, she finds herself in the hands of her no good brother who pushes her into helping him rob a local shebeen.

Bad Neighbour
TX: Monday, 24 September 2012
Production Company: Sobabili Production

An alcoholic middle-aged man facing a divorce falls in love with a young woman who wants to rent a backroom in his yard. He finds out that she is dating a foreigner and thrusts all his anger and hatred on the young couple with the aim of breaking them apart.

The Family Secret
TX: Monday, 1 October 2012
Production Company: Seleke Communications

A family is torn apart after a mother's suicide. Ofentse, the eldest daughter, is left to take care of her siblings on a waitress' salary when their emotionally detached father abandons them.

Hardly coping to make ends meet, Ofentse's life takes a turn for the worse when she is met with obstacles and discovers a family secret that is the root to their disrupted lives.

Love Hurts
TX: Monday, 8 October 2012
Production Company: Eclipse

Love Hurts is a romantic love story about Thandi, a staunch Christian girl who is in love with Thabo Abdul, a Muslim guy. Thandi hurdles all the challenges to make her relationship with Thabo work.

Torn between religion and love, Thandi must decide whether she's going to sacrifice her religion to be with the love of her life or continue to be on her spiritual path and lose him.

The Life I Deserve
TX: Monday, 15 October 2012
Production Company: Seleke Communications

A 30-something-year-old woman is caught up in a situation where she has to choose between her mother and daughter or her girlfriend. The Life I Deserve is about her journey to self-discovery, realisation, acceptance and the bonds that love can tie.


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