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When We Were Black

Genres: Drama, Miniseries, Period Drama, Anthology Series
Broadcast on: SABC1, SABC3

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Seasons

Season 2

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
SABC1 16 Oct 2014 20 Nov 2014 Thursdays, 20h30 - 21h30 6
SABC3 13 Jul 2017 17 Aug 2017 Thursdays, 19h30 - 20h30 6


Season 2

When We Were Black 2 is a six-part mini-series set against the background of the '80s in South Africa and is a love story between two teenagers, one of whom is from the wrong side of the tracks.

What if a young girl who dreams of being a pop star falls in love with her mentor, who wakes her up to the possibilities of music as an act of political defiance?

1986. The country is on fire. The townships are occupied military zones. Young people are resisting, waging war against the apartheid system. Mandisa, a 17-year-old girl in Standard 9 is passionate about music.

Her mother, a factory worker, buys a black and white TV for the family. One night Mandisa watches Brenda Fassie perform her hit song Weekend Special. She is entranced and convinced: she wants to be a pop star.

The Season 2 cast includes Zandile Madliwa as Mandisa Mxenge, Andrea Dondolo as Rebecca Mxenge, Keenan Arrison as Shaheed Adams, Mbulelo Grootboom as Zwelakhe Radebe, Mothusi Magano as Comrade Johnny Walker, Thembi Mtshali-Jones as Nobethu, Lemo Tsipa as Jomo Gotjane, Kim Syster as Rachel and Awethu Hleli as Portia.

Season 2 was directed by Khalo Matabane with additional directing by Akin Omotoso and produced by Carolyn Carew for Born Free Media. The music composition was by Murray Anderson and Warrick Sony.

Season 2 Cast

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Starring

Keenan Arrison		...	Shaheed Aziz
Lemogang Tsipa		...	Jomo Gotjane
Andrea Dondolo		...	Rebecca Mxenge
Deon Lotz		...	Kobus Landman
Zandile Madliwa		...	Mandisa Mxenge (as Zandil'izandi Madliwa)

Recurring / Guests

Mbulelo Grootboom	...	Zwelakhe Radebe
Mothusi Magano		...	Comrade Walker
Thembi Mtshali-Jones	...	Nobethu
Kim Syster		...	Rachael
Awethu Hleli		...	Portia
Marcel van Heerden	...	Colonel van Rensburg
Thami Mbongo		...	Father Elliot
Irshaad Ally		...	Imran Aziz
Bonnie Mbuli		...	Mistress
Denise Newman		...	Mymoena
Sean Cameron Michael	...	Swanepoel
Nicky Rebelo		...	Yster
Charlton George		...	Benny
Sage Agnew		...	Boy George
Unathi Dyantyi		...	Dlungane
Robin Smith		...	Dominee
Ntsika Majiba		...	General 1
Athi Jam-Jam		...	General 2
Sandile Kami		...	Goodman
Dawid Joubert		...	Johan
Nikolai Mynhardt	...	Jordaan
William Constable	...	Judge at MAPP
Lucille Hendricks	...	Judge at MAPP
Michelle Scott		...	Marlene Landman
Bianca Mannie		...	MC
Grace Noskela		...	Meisie
Zorro Sidloyi		...	Mr Gotjane
Juliana Venter		...	Newsreader
Siyabonga Matyumza	...	Priest
Warrick Sony		...	Steve
Liza Scholtz		...	Trish
Malibongwe Mavubengwana	...	Bra Vic
Nokuthula Mdebuka	...	Mrs Gotjane
Johann Crous		...	Mr Snyman
Marlene van Dyk		...	Mrs Snyman
Felicity Gagu		...	Walker's Mother


Season 2 Cast

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Shaheed Aziz

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Jomo Gotjane

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Rebecca Mxenge

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Kobus Landman

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Mandisa Mxenge (as Zandil'izandi Madliwa)

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Zwelakhe Radebe

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Comrade Walker

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Rachael

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Portia

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Colonel van Rensburg

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Father Elliot

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Imran Aziz

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Mistress

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Mymoena

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Swanepoel

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Yster

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Trish

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Benny

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Jordaan


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