Genres: Drama
Broadcast on: SABC1, Netflix South Africa



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Season 1

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
SABC1 20 Aug 2017 12 Nov 2017 Sundays, 20h00 - 20h30 13
Netflix South Africa 27 Apr 2020 27 Apr 2020 Monday, 10h00 (all episodes) 13

Season 1

Tjovitjo is a South African television drama series which follows a pantsula dancer called Mafred who realises his dreams of leading the biggest dance troupe ever are fading, leading to increasing frustration at himself and those around him.

Low life dance group leader Mafred (Warren Masemola) no longer has the same kind of agility he used to have. From a distance, he can see his dream disappearing and frustration mounts, causing him to exhibit explosive and irrational behaviour, which often costs his dance group Tjovitjo.
And when a new person arrives in this community of Tjovitjo, and starts developing feelings for a girl Mafred is also eyeing, it makes matters worse for him and sets up a love triangle conflict.

The starring cast includes Warren Masemola as Mafred, Lali Dangazele as Mandisa, Soso Rungqu as Kopano (who is at the centre of the love triangle), Rapulana Seiphemo as Bra Terror, Sibulele Gcilitshana as Queen, Harriet Manamela as Ausi Tshidi, Ntosh Madlingozi as Rev Mabusa and Hlengiwe Lushaba as Mmapaseka.
The series also features a number of newcomers including Jabulile Mhlambi as Thandeka, Sithembiso Makhanya as Madamo, Victor Mohale as Virus, Charles Mafafane as Slender, Thandeka Motha as Deka, Lebo Tsoari as Maskhozi and Tebogo Chauke, who is also the main choreographer for the show, as Schoolboy.

The dance groups featured in Tjovitjo are:

The Perfect Storm
Soweto Junction
Via Vandals
Rock Stars
Dlala Mapanstuala
Via Volcano
Red Devils
City Boys
Mos Entertainment
Overcome Pantsula

Tjovitjo is produced by Puo Pha Productions with executive producers Lodi Matsetela and Vincent Moloi. The series director is Vincent Moloi. The series was written by Moloi, Pule Hlatshwayo and Onthatile Matshidiso. The theme tune and accompanying music was composed by Zethu Mashika and the acting coaches are Princess Mhlongo and Hlengiwe Lushaba.

Season 1 Cast

(scroll to bottom for available actor bios)


Warren Masemola		...	Mafred
Lali Dangazele		...	Mandisa (as Nobulali Dangazele)
Rapulana Seiphemo	...	Bra Terror
Sibulele Gcilitshana	...	Queen
Ntosh Madlingozi	...	Rev Mabusa
Hlengiwe Lushaba	...	Mmapaseka
Harriet Manamela	...	Ausi Tshidi
Soso Rungqu		...	Kopano
Jabulile Mahlambi	...	Thandeka
Nosipho Mkhize		...	Zinhle
Kanyi Nokwe		...	Diphaphang
Fisiwe Kubeka		...	Ntombi
Victor Mohale		...	Virus
Tony Kgoroge		...	Mojantji


Tebogo Chauke		...	School Boy (as Tebogo Mrembule Chauke)
Sithembiso Makhanya	...	Mada'Mo (as Sithembiso Mada'Mo Makhanya)
Charles Mafafane	...	Slender (as Charles Siphiwe Mafafane)
Thandeka Motha		...	Ndeka (Thandeka Zinhle Motha)
Molefi Mochubi		...	Nation (as Molefi Clanton Mochubi)
Lebo Tsoari		...	Maskhozi (as Lebohang Tsoari)
Masabata Tefe		...	Star
Thabang Rafedile	...	Jaivi
Sello Motshaba		...	Skhalo
Phiwokuhle Sibande	...	Handsome
Thabang Matlala		...	Thabzen
Nkosana Modise		...	Dzedze
Joseph Mochesane	...	Veties
Sandile Ngqulunga	...	Ngadla (as Sandile Farrakhan Ngqulunga)
Bafana Binda		...	Bavino
Lehlohonolo Mathikge	...	Sipho
Palesa Sabulela		...	Palesa Shorts
Lehlohonolo Tshabalala	...	Sbu
Sipho Zulu		...	Thabiso
Ofentse Baloyi		...	Lebo

Recurring / Guests

Victor Ntsimbi		...	Blesser 1
Ronnie Dangazela	...	Blesser 2
Dakawe AdenMoulia	...	Shopkeeper
Kekeletso Andries	...	Gang Leader
Nokwandisa Gqwasha	...	Sis Maggie
Mzwanele Rigala		...	Cop 1
Mlindelwa Mahlangu	...	Cop 2
Refilwe Nyamatana	...	Elderly Woman
Chechile Sepiriti	...	Elderly Man
Sfiso Mchunu		...	Vetja
Lilian Rigala		...	Maria
Xolani Khumalo		...	Man 1
Musa Ndamane		...	Young Nyaope Boy
Patricia Mlambo		...	Koko
Lerato Ramaphosa	...	Running Boy
Palesa Magakoa		...	Nurse 1
Innocentia Moremane	...	Nurse 2
Martin Vilakazi		...	Music Promoter
Mzwanele Rigala		...	Police 1
Mlindelwa Mahlangu	...	Police 2
Sbusiso Nkabinde	...	Taxi Owner
Kabelo Mashau		...	Taxi Driver
Zanokhuhle Mahlambi	...	Boy Boy
Nowelile Matinise	...	Sis Pinky
Nkiyase Mondlana	...	MC
Ephraim Mathula		...	Medicine Man
Scelo Xabace		...	Judge 1
Melusi Thwala		...	DJ
Oscar Mdlongwa		...	Oskido
Thapelo Motlhatlhedi	...	Lovas
Teekay Lekhwepha	...	Lekhoaphe
Khumbulani Dungeni	...	Mzi
Ntombizodwa Swenya	...	Sipho's Mother
Emmanuel Ndou		...	Cleaning Man (as Emmanuel Tlhakanye Ndou)
Blessing Mahlobogo	...	Music Promoter
Keketso			...	Valdo's Gang Leader
Dlamane Dlamane		...	Ignatius
Zamaswazi Langa		...	Vandal Girl
Akhona Gwanya		...	Vandal Girl
Mandilakhe Masekiso	...	Learner
Siyabonga Mayekiso	...	Learner
Zingaphi Zakubi		...	Learner
Sanelisiwe Martins	...	Learner
Nokulunga Ciko		...	Learner
Palesa Sabulela		...	Ragga Girl
Thandeka Ntamane	...	Girl 1
Kagiso Ngqulunga	...	Vandal Boy
Daniel Chaka		...	Vandal Boy
Doctor Mabunda		...	Vandal Boy
Thandeka Ntamane	...	Vandal Girl

Season 1 Cast


Mandisa (as Nobulali Dangazele)

Bra Terror

Rev Mabusa


Ausi Tshidi




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