Getting bored in Mzansi has become more or less a nearly impossible feat. Asides from amazing reality TV content such as Ghosted, Survivors, and a host of others, the South African entertainment industry has become well known for its never-ending and constant supply of seat-gripping, suspenseful, and awe-inspiring original South African drama series.
Arguably the biggest entertainment industry in Africa, the South African entertainment industry has blazed the trail in establishing and supporting original, homemade movies, telenovelas, and drama series. This they have done while unashamedly heralding their language, culture, and interest and simultaneously stimulating their economy with homegrown entertainment content.
With such a huge following within South Africa and across the rest of Africa, and with the advent of online television viewership and streaming facilities, the whole world can access a Mzansi original flick, whatever your genre of preference. Let’s look at the hottest September teasers from the award-winning South African drama series, Scandal!.
Here’s An Overview Of What Went Down in August 2021 on “Scandal!”
If you’re on the edge of your seat eagerly anticipating the September commencement of the show, it can only be because you followed the nerve-wracking August edition of the series and can’t stand the wait for a second longer.
The August edition saw a furious Mamba decide to exact revenge, luring more persons into his lethal web while Nonzi gets ready to exact full control over Mlu. Two fathers battle it out over a child’s paternity as Boniswa perfects her escape. Nonzi is also warned concerning her actions with Mlu, as the women of Ngema are worried when they notice his strange.
It also saw Nonzi finally lay her hands on the Ngema family’s prized asset. At the same time, Boniswa attempts to establish her grip on Mamba’s empire, not knowing she is being monitored. Aya gets wind of a secret that compels her to reassess whatever she thinks she knows of her family, and Zinzile is jaw-droppingly shocked to discover that the Ngema’s have become homeless. A life hangs in the balance, but in the typical ‘Scandal!’ style, everyone is more concerned about making deals and negotiating agreements to protect their self-interests.
The month of August also sees Mamba’s children prove their mettle as his offspring when they are tested with a crucial choice which meant the difference between life and death. Also, a fugitive wanted for his crimes by the police ironically hides right under their noses, in plain sight! Grace uncovers information that sets her off, placing her on the warpath. It ends with a life lesson, ‘combining money with love and family is never easy and is seldom a wise decision,’ a harsh reality Quinton learns himself.
What’s the next big secret about to pop out in Scandal!? Your guess is as good as mine. Check out our Scandal Teasers for September 2021 for a quick sneak peek the show would offer.
Scandal Teasers For September 2021 – What to Expect
Wednesday 1, September 2021 – Episode 3901
Boniswa is quickly exhausting all her alternatives as misdeeds of her past begin to overrun her. Dintle tells a friend about the best moment she has experienced in her life.
Thursday 2, September 2021 – Episode 3902
A man purchases a ring as he prepares to pop the question, while a brother and a sister get back together, deciding to forget the past.
Friday, September 3, 2021 – Episode 3903
Dintle’s huge night kicks off on a good note and ends on a high. Neo rejects something serious, and Lerumo accepts a life-altering gift.
Monday, September 6, 2021 – Episode 3904
Neo reaps the consequences of his actions, as a life is saved while another is lost.
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 – Episode 3905
After reckless behavior by their son, a family tries to do some damage control. The walls are closing in on Neo and anyone around him.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 – Episode 3906
Dintle takes care to bury the truth as deeply as she can, but even Dintle knows that one cannot hide the truth forever, no matter how deep you bury it. A brother wants to obey the law, while his family attempts to circumvent the law. Another family is in desperate need of a place to lay their heads.
Thursday, September 9, 2021 – Episode 3907
Lerumo makes a startling discovery in his pursuit of a killer. Dintle is shattered as Q’s intentions become clear.
Friday, September 10, 2021 – Episode 3908
Secrets tear a family apart as they hide things from themselves and the police. A grieving woman is in search of justice.
Monday, September 13, 2021 – Episode 3909
Caiphus and Gloria are made an offer with the potential to turn their lives around forever. Lerumo is caught in an impossible situation as a result of the decisions of his father.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 – Episode 3010
Caiphus begins to question his ability to execute the job. Neo’s insistence on things a man ought never to do leaves Lerumo desperate.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 – Episode 3911
A man is tempted by the possibility of a big payday, as Lerumo’s morality is tested.
Thursday, September 16, 2021 – Episode 3912
Caiphus seeks answers, while a patriarch risks everything after he tells an unconventional lie.
Friday, September 17, 2021 – Episode 3913
A young man discovers he can still be scolded despite his age, while his eldest brother doesn’t seem to have a clue how to make amends.
Monday 20, September 2021 – Episode 3914
Caiphus is confronted by Ndumiso. Does Caiphus expose the secret? Tebello devises a plan to help Neo but has no idea if it will succeed.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 – Episode 3915
Ndumiso makes a shocking revelation prompting Dintle to follow up and take immediate action. Tebello makes a grave mistake in trying to help save his grandfather’s life.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 – Episode 3916
Caiphus misleads Dintle’s investigation as a man’s effort to retain his manhood leaves him panicking.
Thursday 23, September 2021 – Episode 3917
The Kubeka’s are on the verge of being entrapped, and they have no idea. Omphile receives a startling phone call, which leaves her worried about who her sister might discover.
Friday, September 24, 2021 – Episode 3918
Dintle’s questions begin to expose cracks and rifts in the Kubeka family bond. Lindiwe returns from her honeymoon to find demons lying in wait for her arrival.
Monday, September 27, 2021 – Episode 3919
Vukile is forced to act quickly and decisively when a member of the family succumbs to manipulation. Omphile is shocked when she discovers that Lindi plans on staying.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 – Episode 3920
A member of the family caves and chooses to tell an already suspicious Jojo the truth. Solving a past problem becomes Lindi’s new mission.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 – Episode 3921
The day of judgment finally arrives for Caiphus, but how severe will his punishment get? Lindiwe is making one wrong choice after another and hopes her ancestors will save her from herself.
Thursday, September 30, 2021 – Episode 3922
Alcohol makes a desperate woman pliable and careless as she says more than she should. Bheseni is summoned to oversee a ceremony. However, Lindiwe effectively masks her true intentions.
A Brief Background Of Popular South African Drama Series “Scandal!”
South African popular soap opera, Scandal! is as popular in Mzansi as it is across Africa. The original drama series, which was erstwhile known by the moniker, The Voice, is produced by one of the foremost South African movie production companies – Ochre Moving Pictures – owned by Stan Joseph.
The South African drama series premiered on the 8th of September 2005 and was televised on e.tv, where it has run through till date. Scandal! is arguably among the pacesetters when it comes to viewership and followership of drama series in South Africa and beyond. It is written by Omphile Molusi, Nonhlanhla Simelane, Kelly Robinson, Stephen Simm, Simon Themba Mahlangu, Mark Graham Wilson, Rosalind Anne Freimond, among others, and is shot in South Africa.
The series has become so widely watched across many African countries that it has begun contending with the longest-running soap opera being televised on South Africa’s SABC 1 channel, Generations: The Legacy. The show is also broadcast in other African countries, which have e.tv on their channel lists, such as e.tv Ghana and e.tv Botswana feed. The drama series can also be watched or followed across Africa on the Africa network channel.
On the 5th of August 2021, the South African drama series was moved to the eVOD platform, an online TV platform that supports live streaming, downloads, and binge-watching. Repeat editions of the show are broadcast on the e.tv channel as well. The Mzansi TV show has 3900 released episodes as of August 2021. The show airs on e.tv on Mondays to Fridays.
Scandal! is centered on the Nyathi Family Holdings (NFH), a fictional media company located in Newtown, Johannesburg. The Nyathi Family Holdings are in charge of the production of ‘The Voice’ newspaper and the gossip magazine, Scandal!. The series focuses on the families and individuals working at ‘Scandal.’
It depicts Soweto’s economic and social divides from the almost rural township while juxtaposing it alongside the lives of the elite living in the suburban city of Newton, Johannesburg. As the plot of the series unravels, the show further examines the private and innate desires and inclinations of the rich amidst the simple and base needs of the poor for survival.