Stokvels have been part of African culture for decades and are places where friends meet for companionship and good times and provide a social way of saving money.
Set in the vibey world of two stokvels - one in Diepkloof and one in Soweto - this fourth 26 episode season of Stokvel sees a return of all the past characters from previous seasons. They are:
Chairman of the men's stokvel, Majakathata.
Mojo's wife and treasurer of the women's society Sweet Harmony.
The pastor's wife and chairperson of Sweet Harmony.
A local shebeen queen.
Lerato's best friend and a township tour operator.
A sweet, naive and clueless party animal.
Treasurer of Majakatha.
A member of Majakatha who never pays his contributions.
Mojo belongs to Majakathata - a stokie that's fallen on hard times. Besides himself, there are only two other regular members so the stokie account is always depressing.
This doesn't stop Mojo and his friends from constantly thinking of new ways to find new members to make more money. As treasurer of Majakathata Budgets Naleddi thinks he knows everything there is to know about finances but the stokie's books tell a different story and their funds aren't helped by Biza never paysing his contributions.
Biza's a character found in almost every stokie – the ‘baaidjievanger'. He never has money or a job and constantly finds new and more inventive ways to get other people to buy him a drink.
This fourth season finds Majakathata a new member - rugby playing Philane who's a big guy with an even bigger heart.
During the season the Khumalos deal with the arrival of their firstborn son who made his appearance at the end of the previous series. Mojo and Lerato have to deal with the challenges faced by new parents including lack of sleep, balancing work with family and over-enthusiastic grandparents.
Episodes include the discovery of some of Masechaba's secrets, major developments for Mojo at work and Biza being called home to become chief.
Budgets sets up his own night school, Ayanda tries her hand at shwashwi, Pinkie reveals her knowledge of French when she becomes Ayanda's translator and Majakathata finally gets a new member who they can hang on to in the form of rugby player Philane who's a big guy with an even bigger heart.
Season 4 Cast
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James Ngcobo ... Mojo Khumalo
Manaka Ranaka ... Lerato Khumalo
Limakatso Manotwane ... Masechaba Moletsane
Thembi Mtshali-Jones ... Hazel Dube
Andrea Dondolo ... Ayanda Twala
Lele Ledwaba ... Pinkie Serobe
Moagi Modise ... Budgets Naledi
Tshamano Sebe ... Biza
Sello Sebotsane ... Philane Phiri
Recurring / Guests
Warrick Grier ... Chip
Anele Matoti ... Rich Man
Mzu Ntantiso ... Robber
Nhlanhla John Lata ... Steve
Celeste Matthews ... Lynette Isaacs
Jill Levenberg ... Sooraya Solomon
Lee Duru ... Rose Fortune
Cindy Sampson ... Jasmine Goliath
Abbe-Gail Hartogh ... Petal Plaatjies
Mthuwelanga Dayile ... Little Mo
Zingi Mtuzula ... Zeblon
Sibu Radebe ... Maitre'D (as Sibusiso Radebe)
Mary Twala ... Nomsa
Owen Sejake ... Ernest
Daphney Hlomuka ... Ma Khumalo (as Daphne Hlomuka)
Candy Moloi ... Makhadzi
Peter Mundalamo ... Ndumi
Gary Naidoo ... Nicholas Jackson
Francis Chung ... Chinese Guy
Samson Khumalo ... Moruti
Mudi Mudau ... Patience
Connie Chiume ... Innocence Ledwaba
Mmamotse Maloka ... Zinzi
Zandile Vanqa ... Female Interviewee
Riaan Visman ... Brian
Clifford Manganyi ... Tourist Guide
Sipho Vanga ... Dishevelled Man 1
Mthawelanga Dayile ... Little Mo (as Mthuwelanga Dayile)
Rob Fruithof ... Mr Macalister (as Rob Fruithoff)
Cynthia Shange ... Ntombiyezizwe
Melvin Sontsonga ... Patron
Djino Mansomi ... Jean-Luc (as Djino Makani-Mansomi)
Zoliswa Kawe ... Wini Moloi
Chumisa Cosa ... Hot Woman 1
Portia Gumede ... Thembekile Khumalo
Kamo Masilo ... Wellington
Cornelia George ... Hot Woman 2
Nceba Mpiliswana ... Abel
Philiswa Jako ... Bongiwe
Lesedi Mogoatlhe ... Nthuthu
Phindiswa Peredayisi ... Hot Woman
Bubu Mazibuko ... Agnes
Poppy Tsira ... Mother
Guy Willoughby ... Gallery Owner
Peter Heaney ... Art Fundi 1
Daniella Smith ... Art Fundi 2
Pule Nkopane ... Kid 1
Alma Kibi ... Kid 2
Bantu Buba ... Kid 3