Meet the creative brains behind your favourite local TV series


Portia Gumede – Harvest

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Portia has been on and off the screens. You might remember her as receptionist Dinki Dube on the SABC3 television drama series Hard Copy. But she took up writing and creating for the likes of Sokhulu & Partners and Home Affairs. Now she has the country enthralled with the latest e.t drama Harvest.

Phathutshedzo Makwarela - The Queen

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The Queen has captivated so many viewers. He isn’t new in the game – he’s worked on Muvhango, Skeem Saam and Uzalo.

Mandla N – Lockdown

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From being in front of the camera to directing, Mandla is a busy man. Lockdown solidified him as one of the best in the game.

Amanda Lane - Is'thunzi

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She has been working with various production companies like Endemol and is the brains behind the ‘Ninjas’ of Isthunzi. But she has also directed the 4play: sex tips for girls, Zone 14 and Tempy Pushas.

Mmabatho Montsho - MTV Shuga

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The actress has come a long way from playing Lumka on Generations. She has turned to creating films and producing content. She is part of the team directing the youth drama MTV Shuga.

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Phathutshedzo Makwarela's pic: Johnny Onverwacht (Sunday World)

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