The Ranakas return with more drama and sibling rivalry in season 4

play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
The Ranakas.
The Ranakas.
Photo: Mzansi Magic
  • Mzansi Magic's reality TV show The Ranakas returns for season 4.
  • The Ranakas have become one of South Africa's most loved families.
  • The new season airs on DStv 161 from Thursday, 7 January at 20:00.

It will be more drama, sibling rivalry and building a legacy when the popular reality TV show The Ranakas returns for season 4 in 2021.

After Mzansi's most-loved family gave South Africans great, authentic television over the past three seasons – Ntate Ranaka, Mama Siba, Manaka, Dineo, Mpumi, Mzingisi and Ranaka – return with fresh challenges. 

"For the past three seasons, The Ranakas by Brains At Work Media has given viewers excellent, authentic content that has mirrored the everyday lives of families not just in Leondale in eastern Johannesburg, but in most South African households. This season will not be short of the drama, sibling squabbles and cultural lessons, all the while they navigate the road ahead as a family to build a legacy. Viewers should brace themselves for more entertainment in the new year," says Nomsa Philiso, the Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.

Towards the end of season 3, we saw viewers invited to Lapeng la Ranaka Eatery as the family scrambled their resources and came together to open a restaurant at their family home in drama-filled episodes. Viewers also got to see Mpumi, married to a German man, unite with her fiercest rival Dineo, before causing her father to breakdown over her rape ordeal. Manaka was on a path of self-discovery, while Mzingisi and Michelle tried to adjust to married life, with the youngest sibling, Ranaka, continuing to face the wrath of parents who were unimpressed with his lifestyle.

The new season will see Ntate Ranaka and Mama Siba adopting a few causes as part of impacting the community positively while they try to build a family legacy. Will Dineo and Mpumi manage to keep the peace in their relationship and will Mpumi, who had been experiencing severe marital strain, find healing and resolution to her marriage?

Something also happens that might bring Manaka, the eldest sibling, closer to Ranaka, the last born in the family. Despite Covid-19 disrupting the entertainment industry, Dineo finds innovative ways to remain in business as she also tries to work on her relationship with her boyfriend and building a family unit.


Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24