Erfsondes is a drama series about heritage, family, mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, sibling rivalry and love.
It looks at the sins of the past and how this comes back to haunt future generations. It's about broken families and the lies and deceit within them and how sins committed to do good can come back to haunt families when they least expect it.
The saga centres around Kate Ferreira who's in search of her family. As she tries to find out where she comes from she gets involved in the lives of thirteen diversely different South African families: each with their own sins seeking redemption.
The first episode introduces Kate and her business partner Ricci September. The two friends own a struggling events management company that do small functions such as children parties, bar mitzvahs and weddings.
Unhappy about this situation the ambitious and money driven master chef and partner Ricci seizes the opportunity to organize a press launch for Izibulo's property mogul Thabo Kekana, not knowing that his best friend and “foster” sister Kate will soon be drawn into a battle between Spencer and Izibulo.
Through the course of the series Kate tries to come to terms with her dark mysterious past while her life falls apart around her. Caught in an unhappy marriage to Stefan Ferreira she finds herself haunted by nightmares, desperately wanting a baby and thinking this would save her marriage.
Unfortunately her path is destined to cross with Chris and Samantha Spencer and the feud between the brother and sister pulls her into their web of lies and deceit. Will Kate fall prey to the Spencers? Are they to be trusted and will she find happiness through them?
Chris and Samantha's father Anthony Spencer worked his entire life to rebuild his father's company Spencer's to the powerful dynasty it is today. Anthony too has to make amends with the sins of his past.
Having chosen to abandon the pregnant woman he loved he marries the rich socialite Lucille O' Grady. Bed ridden and dying of a rare disease he has to watch his Empire falling apart as his two children fight for what each believes is rightfully theirs.
Anthony is forced to take a hard look at his life and his choices. Is he being punished for abandoning his love child and the women he loved or is he merely seeing his own sins revisited in his children?
Ricci September's family are also in the thick of things. Representing the wholesome family, the Septembers struggle through their own problems.
Ma Rose is a real mother hen and busybody meddling in Kate and Ricci's lives while Pa September struggles to come to terms with his new life as a retired school teacher.
Erfsondes is produced by Imani Media with Henriëtta Gryffenberg as the associate producer and writer. The series is directed by Bobby Heaney.
Season 1 Cast
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Jana Strydom ... Kate Ferreira
Emmanuel Castis ... Chris Spencer
Catriona Andrew ... Samantha Spencer
Anthony Fridjhon ... Anthony Spencer
Terry Norton ... Lucille Spencer
Mortimer Williams ... Ricci September
Denise Newman ... Ma Rose
Royston Stoffels ... Pa September
Sello Sebotsane ... Thabo Kekana
Dirk Stoltz ... Stefan Ferreira
Recurring / Guests
Nico Panagio ... Bruno
Dirk Stoltz ... Stefan
Jack Devnarain ... Anthony's Doctor
James Borthwick ... Big Ben
Tumi Morake ... Dineo (as Thumi Morake)
Anna-Mart van der Merwe ... Elizabeth
Esmeralda Bihl ... Florence
Francois Coertze ... Hendrik
Brenda Ngxoli ... Kagiso
Nicola Hanekom ... Leonie
Rika Sennett ... Lynette
Nazli George ... Older Sally
Jo da Silva ... Olivia Fitzgerald
Louis Minnaar ... Oom Boet
Quanita Adams ... Rosemary
Henrietta Plattner ... Sylvia (as Henrietta Gryffenberg)
Shelley Meskin ... Gilda
Annabel Linder ... Molly
Tahirih ... Administration Lady
Elize Cawood ... Guest Star
Peter Terry ... Father
Tumi Morake ... Dineo
Jacques Gombault ... Herman
Drikus Volschenk ... Johan
Terry Norton ... Lucille
Theo Landey ... Matthew
Bongo Mbutuma ... Vuyo Ngaleka
Given Stuurman ... Abednego (12)
Boikie Pholo ... Abraham
Willemien du Preez ... Administrator
Robert Fridjhon ... Anthony Spencer (Younger)
Robyn Olivia ... Claudia
At Botha ... Harald
Russel Savadier ... Jack Turner
Jafta Mamabolo ... Karabo (male)
Rina Nienaber ... Matron
Dorette Nel ... Matron (Young)
Tinah Mnumzana ... Miriam (as Thina Mnumzana)
Magda Beukes ... Tannie Truia
Jannes Eiselen ... Welfare Worker
Hops Mahopo ... Abednego
Nkonzo Zwane ... Abraham (Little)
Heinrich Behr ... Arno
Arms Setloali ... Bank Manager
Leon van Heerden ... Barman
Gerhard Odendaal ... Ben (Little)
Reiner Weideman ... Brett
Barry Strydom ... Brinkie
Mickyle Berling ... Brooke
Xavier Nortjie ... Claudia's brother
Antwan Nothling ... Cobus
Jolette Odendaal ... Corlia
Celeste Steyn ... Corlia (Little)
Muntu Zwane ... Detective
McKayla Potgieter ... Felicity
Vanashree Chetty ... Felicity's doctor
Kim Garner ... Genevieve
Iain Paton ... Gregory
Quillon Lawrence ... Japie
Blyde Smith ... Kate (Little)
Tracey-Lee Oliver ... Kittie
Jo Munnik ... Lucille (19)
Charlene Bouwer ... Magdaleen
Thandeka ... Mrs Kekana
Maralin Vanrenen ... Mrs Spencer
Jakkie Groenewald ... Mr van der Hoven
Jill Middelkoop ... Older Brooke
Mike Huff ... Poena
Emgee Pretorius ... Piet
W/M Durban ... Poiceman 1
Vivienne Bield ... Policeman 2
Michael Richard ... Ray
Memory Barnard ... Receptionist
Marie Botha ... Saskia (14)
Neo Williams ... Serame (10)
Petros Magos ... Stompie
Botha Enslin ... Tallulah
Bajabulike ... Thandi