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Soul Buddyz

Genres: Drama, Kids, Education
Broadcast on: SABC1, SABC Encore

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Seasons

Season 1

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
SABC1 15 Aug 2000 06 Feb 2001 Tuesdays, 18h30 - 19h00 26
SABC Encore 24 Sep 2018 18 Dec 2018 Monday / Tuesday, 16h30 26


Season 1

Soul Buddyz is a South African youth drama television series produced by Soul City: IHDC and SABC Education and set in any urban centre in South Africa which closely reflects the lives, struggles and joys of 8-12 year olds in our changing society.

The story revolves around a group of children who hang out in a park after school.

These children from different backgrounds find an old abandoned taxi and make it their headquarters. This is where they laugh and cry and live their young lives to the full. They are the Soul Buddyz.

Their slogan is: "Tomorrow is ours."

Interwoven into the drama are serious issues which children deal with on a daily basis, including: AIDS, relationships, sexuality, bullying, abuse, corporal punishment, road safety and other accidents like burns and drowning and dealing with disability - especially the rights of children with disability.

All the issues are clearly framed within the South African constitution and the UN convention on the rights of the child. Children are encouraged to express their rights and also to examine their responsibilities.

Season 1 stars Melanie Du Bois, Keval Harie, Wesleigh Kapotis, Sihle Mangqu, David Meyer, Salamina Mphelo, Shaughn Reyneke and Tsholofelo Wechoemang.

Soul Buddyz was produced for Soul City: Institute for Health and Development Communication and SABC Education by Bobby Heaney Productions.

Season 1 was produced by Bruce Townsend. Writers included Rosalind Butler and Craig Freimond. Season 1 music was by Skhumba Music, Peter Ngobese and Lesley Brown. The directors were Bobby Heaney and Phillip Mosoeu.

Season 1 Cast

(scroll to bottom for available actor bios)
 

Starring

Melanie Du Bois		...	Avril
Wesleigh Kapotis	...	Andre
Sihle Mangqu		...	Siya
David Meyer		...	Jerome
Salamina Mosese		...	Zandi (as Salamina Mphelo)
Shaughn Reyneke		...	Hamilton
Tsholofelo Wechoemang	...	Karabo
Keval Harie		...	All Star

Recurring / Guests

Esmeralda Bihl		...	Mrs Langa
Clinton Dooley		...	Philip
Glen Gabela		...	Mr Shabalala
Mary Makhatho		...	Beauty
Tumisho Masha		...	Zakes
Sibongile Nojila	...	Hairdresser (as Sibongile Najila)
Lesedi Dube		...	Mpumi Lamola
Jones Hlatshwayo	...	Enos
Dorah Mogorosi		...	Gogo
Theresa Mkhwanazi	...	Rebecca (as Thereza Makwanazi)
Archie Mzazi		...	Ben
Makhomotho Ngwasheng	...	Oupa
Sibusiso Sithole	...	Melusi Khumalo
Denzyl Thomas		...	Stu
Bismillah Mdaka		...	Desmond Shabangu
Albert Gover		...	Zenith
Kgomotso Sebola		...	Rapper
Lillian Dube		...	Sister Bettina
Letoya Makhene		...	Baby
Nomsa Nene		...	Batsi Shabangu
Mangaliso Ngema		...	Sgt Molepo (as Mangaliso ka Ngema)
David Dennis		...	Sol Grootboom
Jennifer Steyn		...	Arlene
Setlhabi Taunyane	...	Jackson
Peter Terry		...	Magistrate / Judge
Brendan Grealy		...	Gene Botha
Anthony Wilson		...	Jasper Williams
Tertia Coetzee		...	Bonnie
Njabulo ka Sishaba	...	Philemon
Theodora Morris		...	Jacky Masela
Lerato Thooe		...	Lindiwe
Jenna-Lee McArthur	...	Ruth
Vivian Moodley		...	Barney Naicker
Anita Jackson		...	Nurse Peters
James Winkler		...	Basil Williams
Toni Caprari		...	Hit and Run Driver
Wilson Dunster		...	Doctor
Vicky Kente		...	Angie Williams
Limakatso Manotwane	...	Mrs de Villiers (as Limakatso Manotoane)
Dambuza Mdledle		...	Tall Basketball Player (as Dambuza Mdledle Jr.)
Wandile Molebatsi	...	Peter / LRC President
Kevin Basel		...	Mr Christodolou
Nina Cave		...	Tammy
Vivian Moodley		...	Barney Naicker
Andile Hadebe		...	Chonci
Pule Hlatshwayo		...	Gabriel
Lucinda Hooley		...	Delores
Shelley Meskin		...	Chemist
Sipho Ngwenya		...	Mpho
Magi Williams		...	Ma Catherine (as Magi Noninzi Williams)
Palesa Mocuminyane	...	Nina Ndlovu (as Palesa Madisatwane)
Iain Paton		...	Mike Jones
Ino Pitsoe		...	Tuckshop Lady
Bobbs Goddin		...	Aunty Marina
Lionel Newton		...	Uncle Tommy
Jürgen Hellberg		...	Mr Havenga
Sello Sebotsane		...	Chairman
Noshiena Khan		...	Mrs Ramagadi
Mary Twala		...	Old Woman
Robert Colman		...	Lawyer
Christopher Beasley	...	Policeman
Leslie Fong		...	Mr Zaaiman
Lucy Heaney		...	Accident Victim
Joshua Lindberg		...	Accident Driver
Moira Winslow		...	Drive Alive Woman
Robert Hobbs		...	Kobie
Hamilton Dlamini	...	Melusi's Teacher (as Hamilton Ntokozo Dhlamini)
Frantz Dobrowsky	...	Mr Du Bois
Salamina Mokome		...	Sophie Khumalo
Andrew Eland		...	Magician
Rhoo Hlatswhayo		...	Mr Ngobeni (as Rhoo Hlatswayo)
Vusi Msane		...	Vusi
Tony Nene		...	Themba Khumalo
Lefa Tsotetsi		...	Max Khumalo
Tyron Kruger		...	Tammy's Boyfriend
Noma Ngamlana		...	Zandi's Baby
Dumisani Ntombela	...	Thabo (as Dumasani Nthombela)
Kgomotso Sebola		...	Rapper
Dieketseng Mnisi	...	Mrs Thipa
Norman Coombes		...	Priest
Moses Mogale		...	Old Man
Kagiso Motsei Mathethwa	...	Tsepo
Connie Mfuku		...	Koko
Aadielah Maker		...	Rachel
Negitse Onwudiwe	...	Vicky


Season 1 Cast

as
Avril

as
Zandi (as Salamina Mphelo)

as
Hamilton

as
Hairdresser (as Sibongile Najila)

as
Hit and Run Driver

as
Kobie

as
Angie Williams

as
Magistrate / Judge

as
Batsi Shabangu

as
Gogo

as
Melusi's Teacher (as Hamilton Ntokozo Dhlamini)

as
Mr Du Bois

as
Philip

as
Sister Bettina

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Headmistress de Villiers (as Limakatso Manotoane)

as
Sophie Khumalo

as
Baby

as
Mpho

as
Mrs Thipa

as
Zakes

as
Uncle Tommy

as
Ma Catherine (as Magi Noninzi Williams)

as
Jackson

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Pharmacist

as
Jasper Williams

as
Sol Grootboom

as
Mrs Langa

as
Mr Shabalala

as
Beauty

as
Sgt Molepo (as Mangaliso ka Ngema)

as
Arlene

as
Doctor

as
Tall Basketball Player (as Dambuza Mdledle Jr.)

as
Nina Ndlovu (as Palesa Madisatwane)

as
Mr Havenga

as
Chairman

as
Old Woman

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