SOUTH AFRICA'S TV WEBSITE
SIGN IN SEARCH MENU
SOUTH AFRICA'S TV WEBSITE


Vutha! SABC2 cashes in on SA's medical drama craze

Written by TVSA Team from the blog SABC2 on 24 Aug 2020
Favourite this post




It's time for another medical drama craze. 

The first happened almost 15 years ago with the whammy of Jozi-H on SABC3 and Hillside on SABC2, six months after the start of M-Net/KykNet's hospital soapie Binnelanders.

Hillside premiered in early 2006 and Jozi-H in October, with one season for Jozi-H and two for Hillside.

And now we've lived through the peak of a pandemic and medical dramas are suddenly the craze again with two of them premiering within a month of each other.

e.tv debuts its KZN-based daily series Durban Gen on Monday, 5 October at 18h30 and a new weekly series premieres on SABC2 on Thursday,3 September at 21h30 in September.

It's called Vutha, the nickname of the Daveyton township in Gauteng where the show is set.


It's created by TV producer and presenter Ntokozo Mbuli, best known on-screen for presenting on SABC2's environmental show 50/50, which garnered her a Best Presenter nomination at the 2018 SAFTAs.

On the production front, she's also produced on 50/50 and other primetime series with production house Clive Morris Productions.

She was an executive producer on SABC3's police procedural The Docket and the e.tv soapies Ashes to Ashes and Broken Vows.

Vutha is also produced by Clive Morris and embodies the medical drama genre by mixing the challenges faced by doctors and nurses with stories of their personal lives.


According to Ntokozo, some of the action is set in the hospital and some takes place outside of it, showing the lives of both the patients and the staff.

The headliners are:

Kabelo Moalusi (Generations, The Queen, Bone of My Bones),
Dumisani Mbebe (Generations, Shooting Stars),
Ayanda Bandla (One Day Leader, Omen, Single Galz).
Mmarona Motshegoa (Zone 14, Muvhango, The Queen),
Lebohang Motaung (Rhythm City, Mamello, Umlilo),
Miranda Ntshangase (Tshisa, The Queen, Rhythm City),
Siyabonga Sepotokele (Muvhango, The River, Single Galz),
Moditle Pholo (Ga Re Dumele, Soul Buddyz, The Queen),
Molobane Maja (Omen, iKhaya, Skeem Saam)
Sipho Mbele (Scandal!, The Queen, Makoti).

Keep a lookout on TVSA for more about it closer to the premiere. In the meantime... stay out of Emergency!

 

Shows in this post: Vutha

Channels in this post: SABC2



2 Comments

Sduu
26 Aug 2020 15:23

Vutha Virus

qavile
26 Aug 2020 15:46

Im so proud of Kabelo molausi dude is working very hard and GTL did a gr8 job exposing hz talent


Only TVSA members can reply to this thread. Click here to login or register.






LATEST ARTICLES

Ice Adonis Teasers - May 2021

James finds his gift for Yvonne in Eunice's drawer.


New on TV today: Friday 23 April

Fantasy epic Shadow and Bone drops on Netflix as Judi Dench's Wild Borneo Adventure starts on BBC Earth.


DStv seeks two presenters for YouTube what-to-watch show

TV lovers... if you're aged between 19 and 24 and want to be a presenter... need we say more?


The Red Room ripped as SABC3 struggles to be S3

There's no point to a new name for the same-old yawn fest. The latest on the 18h30 twilight zone.


As Die Skoen Pas Teasers - May 2021

We meet a young Ă–mer and find out how it all started.


Stiletto Vendetta Teasers - May 2021

Merve loses it all.


New on TV today: Thursday 22 April

Two reality shows start on kykNET as Netflix reveals Life in Colour with David Attenborough.


Legacy Teasers - May 2021

Petra is pulled deeper into "The Game". Also, Willem has intimacy issues.


Muvhango Teasers - May 2021

Yoh! Tenda beats someone to death.


New on TV today: Wednesday 21 April

Returning shows include Rock the Block on HGTV, Pasella on SABC2 and Undercover Boss on BBC Brit.

LATEST SITE ACTIVITY


More activity at TVSA Central



LATEST SOAPIE TEASERS



LATEST SOAPIE TEASERS






×
×

You browser doesn't have Flash, Silverlight, Gears, BrowserPlus or HTML5 support.