Mi Kasi Su Kasi is a South African documentary series in which celebrity guests guide the presenters around the township (or "kasi") where they grew up, sharing memorable moments and candid stories from their childhood.
The township, or the "Kasi" as it has come to be affectionately known by its inhabitants, is an important backdrop to South Africa's history. It has been home to some of South Africa's most influential citizens and continues to be a cradle where great minds, movers and shakers are born and bred in politics, the corporate world or in arts and culture.
From the famous streets of Soweto and Umlazi to more incognito places like Seshego and Galeshiwe, all have a story to tell.
The show aims to help positively change any negative ideas that remain in the minds of South Africans about our townships by exploring what makes each Kasi special. It seeks to instil a sense of "Kasi Pride" in the residents of townships and encourage them to celebrate and grow their communities through popular culture, history, social initiatives and innovative business.
Each episode features a celebrity guest from the wide South African entertainment scene. A presenter is hosted by the celebrity guest, who takes him around the neighbourhood in which they were raised, sharing memorable moments and candid stories from their childhood.
The guest also talks about how growing up in their particular "Kasi" shaped and influenced who they are today.
The executive producers of Mi Kasi Su Kasi were Jafta Mamabolo and Neo Ntlatleng. Ntlatleng and Keitumetse Qhali were the directors and the series was written by Zola Nxumalo, Mamabolo and Lumko Johnson. The title music was by Bruce Retief.
Each week the hosts Kabelo "KB" Moremi and Nicholas Pule Welch are joined by a "Kasi Host", who are as follows:
Luthando Shosha (as Lootlove)
Jerome "Slim" du Plooy
Sfiso Mthethwa (as Sifiso Mthethwa)
DJ Finzo (as Phinel "DJ Finzo" Sefatsa)
Reabetswe Ruby Ngoasheng
After the first 13 episodes of Season 1 had aired the show went on hiatus (Episode 13 aired on 3 August, 2015). It resumed with Episode 14 on Monday 9 November 2015, at 18h00.