Great plot, unique storylines, fantastic imagery, and relatable characters are some of the elements Skeem Saam possesses that have made it a favourite show among viewers. Set in Johannesburg and Turfloop, the South African TV series documents the lives of residents in these cities as they face daily trials and tribulations on their paths to greatness.
The soap opera airs in Sepedi, English, and Zulu languages. Currently, the show rubs shoulders with top-rated TV series in the country, such as Generations, The Queen, The River, and Uzalo.
Major Happenings on Skeem Saam in November 2022
The popular TV show began in November with Jacobeth receiving sad news from Ntate Kganyago. We also saw how Kwaito took a bold decision that left his boss with a bad taste in his mouth.
Khwezikazi was also seen getting so uncomfortable with how her husband’s ex was warming her way back into his life. Jacobeth eventually got his resignation letter ready to be handed in while turf community members gathered to put an end to the looming project.
The last episodes in the series saw Koloi making up his mind to go against Shivambu’s request, but he later found himself dealing with him directly.
Skeem Saam Teasers for December 2022
Thursday 1 December 2022 – Episode 109
Leeto gets a slap in the face while trying to strike a deal with Dragon. The real Ntate Kganyago is unleashed, and he is a man of many faces. Koloi dodges a bullet with his father.
Friday 2 December 2022 – Episode 110
Elizabeth is knocked for a six when Jacobeth’s life, as she knows it, changes forever. The community of Turf is up in arms with the Maputlas’ new business venture. It’s all systems go for Koloi ahead of the Miss Capricorn event.
Monday 5 December 2022 – Episode 111
Jacobeth rejects Elizabeth outright. The teenagers sing Nakedi Maphuthuma’s praises while Koloi suffers the side effects of unforeseen results. Leeto is willing to go the extra mile to make his club opening a success.
Tuesday 6 December 2022 – Episode 112
.Lehasa is upset when he learns that he was inadvertently rendered an absent father during a crisis. A mother, stuck between a rock and a hard place, is forced to choose love over her own. The battle lines are drawn between a son and his parents.
Wednesday 7 December 2022 – Episode 113
Elizabeth thinks she’s finally going to nail Ntate Kganyago, but things pan out differently. Interviews for Leeto’s club begin. Lehasa is shocked by Khwezikazi’s recent behaviour.
Thursday 8 December 2022 – Episode 114
Ntate Kganyago peels off his mask, and what’s under it is not looking nice. Lehasa bites off a former Rovuwa chef’s ear for almost getting him arrested. Charles is not happy with Nora’s unexpected confession.
Friday 9 December 2022 – Episode 115
Ntate Kganyago starts milking his sleeping beauty financially. Chef Kgosi proposes a sinister partnership with Khwezikazi. Bazaruto tears a deep hole in Leeto’s pocket before it even opens.
Monday 12 December 2022 – Episode 116
Elizabeth learns some disturbing intel on her mother’s beau’s not-so-distant- past life. Chef Kgosi rubs Lehasa the wrong way when he shows up at Khwezi’s place without invitation. Eunice wants Leeto to give her a waitressing job at his new joint.
Tuesday 13 December 2022 – Episode 117
Ntate Kganyago is on the cusp of getting what he desires. Leeto’s plans for Bazaruto are beginning to take shape. Pretty calls Lehasa to order with the Khwezikazi situation.
Wednesday 14 December 2022 – Episode 118
Khwezikazi shocks everyone by asking for help from an unexpected ally. Ntate Kganyago commands his accomplice to “take care” of a certain doctor. Eunice stands her ground, and Solomon is in great shock.
Thursday 15 December 2022 – Episode 119
Leeto finally stands up to his nemesis after suffering sabotage. Elizabeth’s digging lands her in great danger. Lehasa gets himself ready when he learns of Khwezikazi’s recent visit to the doctor.
Friday 16 December 2022 – Episode 120
Leeto’s launch is a success of epic proportions. Ntswaki is making every possible attempt to attend Leeto’s club launch. Jacobeth’s engagement party turns out to be a bay of panic for her.
Monday 19 December 2022 – Episode 121
Jacobeth’s ordeal is a joke to her enemies while her daughter remains ‘MIA’. Khwezi’s idea of developing the baby throws Lehasa off and gets him laughing so hard. Joy and Leeto’s relationship begins to shake.
Tuesday 20 December 2022 – Episode 122
Phomolo wants Lehasa to see reasons that Khwezi’s idea to strengthen their pregnancy isn’t such a bad one. The chickens come home to roost for a certain swindler as the cops’ trail on him intensifies. Eunice is angry with the latest addition to the Bazaruto staff roster.
Wednesday 21 December 2022 – Episode 123
Jacobeth humbly and genuinely apologizes to Elizabeth, while doing all in her power to bring back justice. Ntswaki digests her new world, playing some of her old tricks on the Maputlas. Chef Kgosi tries to wriggle his way into new accommodation.
Thursday 22 December 2022 – Episode 124
Kganyago’s disappearance continues to make the Thobakgales uncomfortable. Ntswaki slowly reveals her true colours. Chef Kgosi threatens to do his worst if his demands aren’t met.
Friday 23 December 2022 – Episode 125
The two most wanted fugitives show up at another hospital. The Seakamelas are gifted a pleasant Christmas surprise. Leeto puts Dragon in his place.
Monday 26 December 2022 – Episode 126
Kganyago disappears into thin air and brings a devastated Jacobeth to her knees. A young lady has the hots for Chef Kat. Leeto confronts his Head of Security for ill-treating his patrons.
Tuesday 27 December 2022 – Episode 127
Khwezikazi is not too welcoming when Lehasa presents her with a new Midwife. Luc calls Elizabeth to officially strike the last nail into Jacobeth’s coffin. Ntswaki pulls a disappearing act and freaks out Meikie.
Wednesday 28 December 2022 – Episode 128
John lays down the law for Ntswaki. Jacobeth’s heart sinks even more when Elizabeth gives her advice she doesn’t want to hear. Chef Kgosi’s defiance has Lehasa thinking evil thoughts.
Thursday 29 December 2022 – Episode 129
Jacobeth receives an aggravating message from Kganyago. Chef Kgosi makes a desperate move, and it ends badly. Meikie shoves John into a corner regarding their marriage.
Friday 30 December 2022 – Episode 130
Meikie and John’s relationship takes a turn. Leeto has undeniable electricity with one of his employees. Jacobeth hopes to enjoy a better 2023.
Skeem Saam Actors and the Characters They Portray
- Mogau Motlhatswi plays the role of Mapitsi Magongwa
- Oratile Maitisa plays the role of Eunice Nkadimeng
- Dieketseng Mnisi plays the role of MaNtuli Seakamela
- Africa Tsoai plays the role of John Maputla
- Patrick Seleka plays the role of Katlego Peterson
- Leerato Marabe plays the role of Pretty Seakamela
- Harriet Manamela plays the role of Meikie Maputla
- Samukele Mkhize plays the role of Khwezikazi Gasela
- Eric Macheru plays the role of Leeto Maputla
- Clement Maosa plays the role of Zamokuhle Seakamela
- Cedric Fourie plays the role of Lehasa Maphosa
- Amanda Manku plays the role of Elizabeth “Lizzy” Thobakgale
- Tshepo Senatle plays the role of Koloi Shivambu
- Putla Sehlapelo plays the role of Alfred Magongwa
- Bongani Madondo plays the role of Sifiso Ntuli
- Arthur Masoma plays the role of Phuthi Lebogo
- Austin Rethabile Mothapo plays the role of Noah Matloga
- Vusi Leremi plays the role of Clement Letsoalo
- Elizabeth Serunye plays the role of Principal Thobagale
- Sello Maake KaNcube plays the role of Ntate Kganyago
- Thabo Mkhabela plays the role of Leshole Mabitsela
Skeem Saam is Produced by Debbie Strumpher
Debbie Strumpher is the name of the producer of Skeem Saam. The soapie runs on SABC1 on weekdays, while the TV series’ original languages are Zulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, and English. Skeem Saam is executive-produced by Winnie Serite, who doubles as the show’s creator.
Distributed by SABC, some of Skeem Saam’s writers are Zola Hlungwani, Spha Madondo, and Lunga John Radebe.
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Sello Maake kaNcube
South African veteran actor Sello Maake kaNcube plays Ntate Kganyago, a patient of Lizzy at Turf Hospital in Skeem Saam.