Tempy Pushas is a South African television drama series created and produced by Endemol South Africa, set against the backdrop of the fashion world and juxtaposed with the vibrant township culture, in which three childhood friends are thrust into the world of the haves and have nots as the multi-million rand fashion market lies waiting for the taking.
The series focuses on two giant fashion houses, two families - a poisonous saga of greed, revenge and buried pasts, as the multi-million rand fashion market lies waiting... for the taking.
Tempy Pushas brings to light the grit and reality behind the fashion industry – going beyond the just the luxury, celebrity and style associated with the industry.
Exposing the everyday trials and tribulations and exploring various themes including realising potential, exploitation, loyalty, complexity of relationships and love.
The series stars Sdumo Mtshali as Kuti Daniels, Pallance Dladla as X, Akhumzi Jezile as Ngulube, Camilla Waldman as Alexia Daniels, Motshabi Tyelele as Tshidi Bogatsu, Paballo Moganedi as Lerato Bogatsu, Mara Louw as Girlie, Mothusi Magano as Dot Org, Khulu Skenjana as Zenzele Zembe, Tumie Ngumla as Princess Zembe, Sharon Spiegel-Wagner as Justine Duval and Precious Makgaretsa as Dineo aka Neyo.
The working title of the show was Hustle & Mawaza, and before that Fashionistas. The title music was performed by ProVerb and KABOMO.
The creative producer and series director is Amanda Lane.