The Estate

Genres: Telenovela
Broadcast on: SABC1, SABC3



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Season 2

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
SABC3 09 Nov 2021 15 Apr 2022 Weekdays, 19h00 - 19h30 114

Season 2

The Estate is a South African telenovela which revolves around a gated suburban community which begins to feel less secure when a neighbouring township launches a land claim against the estate.

The series tackles issues such as land and identity, corruption, patronage, money (old and new), power, class and equality, all told through a colourful mix of South African families that fight for their space in these topical debates.

The storyline centres around the gated suburban community haven Echelon Estate.

Beautiful homes line the landscaped green parks of the golf course. There is a clubhouse, a gym, and the entire Estate is surrounded by an eight-metre-high brick wall and tight security.

There are families that live within the walls – a diverse cross-section of South African society from all walks of life, from the super elite to the struggling middle class trying to keep up with the Joneses - as well as the working class of labouring visitors in this 'wonderland'.

Meanwhile, trouble brews outside the iron gates of suburbia as growing pressure around a land claim concerning The Estate from the neighbouring Thembalethu township community intensifies.

The ever-present threat of 'the peasants storming the castle' looms over the privileged Estate residents, while long buried secrets are about to be unearthed (literally) as a terrible Faustian deal between two men is revealed.

The series deals with themes such as identity and heritage, historical disempowerment and the fight for true economic freedom, truth vs lies, corruption and its consequences and other social issues that have relevance and resonance, in the current state of South Africa.

In the series premiere: Property mogul Muzi Phakathwayo launches the extension of the Estate at a lavish party, breaking a sacred promise he made to Shadrack.

Slay queen, Gigi, makes a play for Muzi, and an unexpected guest arrives at the party to shake things up.

Based on a concept by Helen Smit and Genna Lewis, The Estate is produced by Clive Morris Productions with executive producers Khayelihle Dom Gumede, Lala Tuku and Clive Morris.

The series producer is Phophi Phakathi and the showrunner is Brenda Mukwevho. The head director is Sibusiso Phakathi and series directors include Fikile Mogodi and Twiggy Matiwana.

The head writer is Chisanga Kabinga, with storyliners Bongi Ndaba, Neo Sibiya and Eddie Thaba.

Original music is by Mpho "37mph" Pholo and Nhlanhla Moses Mahlangu.

Season 2 Cast

(scroll to bottom for available actor bios)


Sdumo Mtshali		...	Muzi Phakathwayo
Jo-anne Reyneke		...	Lwandle Phakathwayo
Don Mlangeni Nawa	...	Shadrack Mokobane
Clementine Mosimane	...	Mmatshepo Mokobane
Aubrey Poo		...	Castro Kamanga
Zenzelisphesihle Xulu	...	Siya Phakathwayo
Dineo Moeketsi		...	Mmakoena Molefe (as Dineo Langa)
Matli Mohapeloa		...	Lesiba Molefe
Zenokuhle Maseko	...	Sindi Phakathwayo
Mpho Sibeko		...	Dumisani Mokobane

Recurring / Guests

Lorcia Cooper		...	Jo Mohammed (as Lorcia Cooper-Kumalo)
Nambitha Ben-Mazwi	...	Gigi Thethani
Lee Visagie		...	Chantelle Pretorius
Siyanda Sesimani	...	Dlamini (as Siya Sesimani)
Penny Wolhuter		...	Leah le Roux
Moliehi Makobane	...	Tsholofelo Tau (as Moliehi Didie Makobane)
Amos Ketlele		...	Ntate Phasha (as Amos Ketlele-Chalale)
Carla Classen		...	Tessa van Wyk
Ashish Gangapersad	...	Rajesh Singh
Maxx Moticoe		...	Ayanda Nkosi (as Katlego Maxx Moticoe)
Zandile Lujabe		...	Precious Mazibuko
Jacques Blignaut	...	Martin van Wyk
Amanda Quwe		...	Zodwa Mpisane
Olive Strachan		...	Mam'Mthethwa
Nomsa Sonqishe		...	Judge Hlela
Owami Nondabula		...	Hloni Mohale
Brandon van der Berg	...	Adie (as Brandon van der Beg)
Raylene Patrick		...	Nurse
Nomonde Tafeni		...	Head of Facility
Kamogelo Kgapo		...	Creepy Man
Dee Rasedile		...	Amogelang (as Dineo Rasedile)
Mandla Jwara		...	Ntate Rasedi
Sakhiwo Ntombela	...	Brother Mark
Shiefaa Hendricks	...	Destiny
Wedneys Makulane	...	Themba - Fake PI (as Wednesday Makulane)
Ivy Nkutha		...	Koko Mothibe
Nimrod Nkosi		...	Papa M
Luzuko Nkqeto		...	Pastor Thethani
Andrian Mazive		...	Nkedama Kamanga
Khayakazi Kula		...	Faniswa Mbuthuma
Sello Motloung		...	Elias Nkosi
Khanyiso Dukuza		...	Mayoyo
Malesela Manaka		...	Sakhizwe Chairperson
Lebogang Lepote		...	Sakhizwe Lawyer
Denzil Cochrane		...	Gym Instructor (as Denzill Cochrane)
Loungo Masire		...	Social Worker
Bathandwa Mbobo		...	Nkanyezi Sithole
Vanessa Swart		...	Claire
Palesa Mocuminyane	...	Rethabile (as Palesa Madisakwane)
Charlie Bouguenon	...	Ryan le Roux
Sibonile Ngubane	...	Buzani Phakathwayo
Megan Carelse		...	Erica September
Chunky Phiri		...	Bongani (as Chucky Phiri)
Ntombi Maduna		...	Customer 1
Malibongwe Bonakele	...	Customer 2
Nhlonipho Goge		...	Customer 3
Tshireletso Oliphant	...	Candy
Bhekokuhle Dlamini	...	Old Man
Zolani Ndoda		...	Sanele
Malcolm Brown		...	Sheriff of the Court
Ofentse Rakolo		...	Tibs
Omphemetse Manaka	...	Zakes
Zanele Radebe		...	Journalist
Kabelo Matolo		...	Zungu Son / Zungu Brother 1
Nkosinathi Kheswa	...	Bab'Zungu
Nomthandazo Xaba	...	Nomalanga Sibiya (as Tee Xaba)
Carla Fonseca		...	Latifah Mohammed
Siphelele Luthuli	...	News Reader
Mtokozisi Nkabinde	...	Young Siya Phakathwayo
Ayanda Sishuba		...	Young Muzi Phakathwayo
Danny de Bruyne		...	Willard van Niekerk
Tory Talia de la Rey	...	Young Jo Mohammed (as Tory Talia de lay Rey)
Dianye Lee Kye		...	Young Latifah Mohammed
Reshard Ebrahim Pillay	...	Faceless Man
Lungelo Mavundla	...	Paramedic 1
Mosadiwapula Marekwa	...	Paramedic 2
Boitumelo Monareng	...	Masego Thulo
Duduzile Tshabalala	...	Cleaner 1
Bongi Buthelezi		...	Cleaner 2
Akwaba Mapunga		...	Journalist 1
Ivan Lucas		...	Abdul Rashid (as Ivan Desmond Lucas)
Vinette Ebrahim		...	Fareeha Rashid
Leanne Manas		...	News Anchor
Thabo Malema		...	Boikanyo Mphahlele
Linda Sebezo		...	Goniwe Phakathwayo
David James		...	Detective Adrian Labuschagne
David Konrad		...	Paul Holford
Mlungisi Masango	...	Thug
Michael Mboshane	...	Threatening Man
Silosamabandla Gumbi	...	Zungu Brother 2
Edwin Mathews		...	Investigating Officer
Joshua Manyeku		...	Sporo
Tlotlo Mooketsi		...	Councillor Hlongwane
Norah Mmusi		...	Mama Phakathwayo
Michael Richard		...	Advocate Reynders
Edward Motshana		...	Ditjoe
Thembakazi Khubayi	...	Court Orderly
Rene Reyneke		...	Stenographer
Paul Smith		...	Judge's Registrar
Justice Pitjeng		...	Warden
Siyabonga Dlamini	...	Oupa (as Siyabonga Praisegod Dlamini)
Hector Theko		...	Foreman Mukheli (as Hector Godzeen Theko)
Mduduzi Sithole		...	Dr Mtshali
Craig MacKinnon		...	Clubhouse Manager
Hildegardt Whites	...	Grace van Wyk
Vusi Nkosi		...	Ziyakhala / Investigating Officer
Tonya Koenderman	...	Wedding Officiator
Paul Maila		...	Sideon Matlala
Tebogo Selebogo		...	Zane
Sipho Hlatshwayo	...	Henchman 1
Mhlonishwa Simelane	...	Henchman 2
Tebogo Maila		...	Mlungisi

Season 2 Cast

Muzi Phakathwayo

Lwandle Phakathwayo

Shadrack Mokobane

Mmatshepo Mokobane

Castro Kamanga

Siya Phakathwayo

Mmakoena Molefe (as Dineo Langa)

Lesiba Molefe

Sindi Phakathwayo

Dumisani Mokobane

Goniwe Phakathwayo

Martin van Wyk

Gigi Thethani

Ayanda Nkosi

Tessa van Wyk

Leah le Roux

Dlamini (as Siya Sesimani)

Boikanyo Mphahlele

Tsholofelo Tau (as Moliehi Didie Makobane)

Faniswa Mbuthuma

Nkedama Kamanga

Ntate Phasha (as Amos Ketlele-Chalale)

News Anchor

Pastor Thethani

Paul Holford

Ryan le Roux

Detective Labuschagne

Ntate Rasedi

Jo Mohammed (as Lorcia Cooper-Kumalo)

Zodwa Mpisane

Rajesh Singh

Elias Nkosi

Chantelle Pretorius

Buzani Phakathwayo

Precious Mazibuko

Amogelang (as Dineo Rasedile)

Papa M

Rethabile (as Palesa Madisakwane)

Fareeha Rashid


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