Nomzamo is a South African television sitcom produced by T.O.M. Pictures and Authentic Images which is a take on closing the generational gap between three generations of one family: a young mother (the title character), her father and her young son.
With the help of her friends, Michelle and Sthe, Nomzamo is raising her son into a young man and navigating the dating world as a single mother.
Nomzamo originally aired on SABC1 from 14 February, 2006 to 18 January, 2010. It later aired on SABC2. There are 39 half-hour episodes in three seasons. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 2 originally aired on SABC1 from 31 December, 2007 to 24 March, 2008, on Mondays at 19h00. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 13 episodes in the second season.
Nomzamo returns for a second 13-part season. The series centres around the life a single mom’s relationship with her young son and aging father.
Nomzamo (now played by Ayanda Ngubane, who replaces Zinzile Zungu) lives in Randburg in a townhouse that she shares with her son Tshepo (Glenn Masemola), who is in grade 5, and her father Timothy (Treasure Tshabalala), who has recently been widowed and is now living with them.
Also living in the same complex is Nomzamo's best friend Michelle (Mandisa Bardill) and friend Sthembiso (Nkanyiso Bhengu).
Nomzamo, Michelle and Sithembiso help and support each other through life’s difficulties. They also enjoy the pleasures of life together because they are “family”.
Nomzamo’s place is where everyone meets and hangs out, when they aren’t at work. Michelle is Tshepo’s godmother; she helps Nomzamo with raising him.
Sithembiso is convinced that what Nomzamo needs to complete her life, is a good man. He has made it his mission to hook her up in this regard.
The series explores issues of personal and family struggle; family relationships; friendships; generational differences; and everyday social challenges.
The cast includes Ayanda Ngubane (Nomzamo), Treasure Tshabalala (Timothy Gumede), Glenn Masemola (Tshepo), Nkanyiso Bhengu (Sthembiso), Thembsie Matu (Gladys) and Mandisa Bardill (Michelle).
The first season of Nomzamo received three nominations for the 2nd Annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA) Awards: Best Multi-Camera Team in a TV Comedy (Natalie Haarhoff), Best Art Direction in a TV Comedy (Martha Sibanyoni) and Best Music in a TV Comedy (Selaelo Selota).
Martha Sibanyoni won the Golden Horn for her category.
Season 1 (13 episodes)
Channel: SABC1 | Premiere: 14 Feb 2006 | Finale: 9 May 2006 | Tue, 20h30
Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 14 Jan 2014 | Finale: 8 Apr 2014 | Tue, 19h00
Season 2 (13 episodes)
Channel: SABC1 | Premiere: 31 Dec 2007 | Finale: 24 Mar 2008 | Mon, 19h00
Season 3 (13 episodes)
Channel: SABC1 | Premiere: 26 Oct 2009 | Finale: 18 Jan 2010 | Mon, 19h00