Have you ever watched a TV show that was so addictive that it almost made you lose your job? Maybe we don’t want things to get that extreme; the money is essential, and we know that. But we also know that there is absolutely nothing worse than being stuck on a boring soap drama, especially when you’re trying to unwind after a hard day’s job. You need a show that is downright entertaining, that can keep you glued to your seat while you watch. The good news is that there is such a show: Set in the university township of Turfloop, the South African soapie, Skeem Saam comes to you in delicious bite-sized episodes and never gets old (or boring).
The series tells the story of these three young men, Noah (Austin Rethabile Mothapo), Koloi (Joseph Tshepo Senatle), and Clement (Vusi Leremi), as they find their ways around issues concerning love, education, sex, and money. The show first aired in October 2011 and has since gone on to become one of South Africa’s most beloved dramas surpassing heavyweights like ‘Uzalo’ and ‘DiepCity.’
The youth-oriented show has been rated one of the best shows, competing with ‘Generations’ as the most-watched series on SABC1. It became a hit with TV viewers of all generations. Its’ coming of age’ storyline has continued to set it apart from rival soapies, and it looks like Skeem Saam is here to stay as a staple TV show. The show was created by Winnie Serite and had been running steadfastly on SABC1 for the past 11 years.
Here’s An Overview Of What Happened On Skeem Saam In October 2021
If you’d like to catch up on your favorite show but don’t really have the time, then you are in the right place. Here, we give you the latest update on what is going down on the show, spicing it all up with little tidbits about your favorite Skeem Saam actors. So here’s what went down last month on Skeem Saam.
In the first October episode, we see Clement experience the most painful heartbreak ever from someone he thought was the love of his life. This is just the beginning of his downward spiral as the series progresses. Meanwhile, Lehasa and Nothile seem to be undecided about whether to be lovers or not. Pretty’s family cannot seem to catch a break as another scandal rocks the Seakamela family.
Meanwhile, Koloi, who has been frantically searching for a job, stumbles upon an advertisement for a competition. Believing the advert was a sign from God, he immediately applies, but after a bad dream, his self-confidence plummets instantly. Leeto’s plan to leave town is suddenly cut short when he gets roped into an armed robbery case. Somewhere else, an insecure and jealous Principal is worried about Alfred’s growing popularity; she decided to overwork Alfred as punishment.
Koloi messes up his presentation (or so he thinks), and he spirals into depression. Meikie, devious as always, draws up a grand plan to avoid going to jail, a plan that amazes Leeto. She and her husband, John, also continue to fall out on several issues. The Maputlas are attacked by armed robbers but were rescued by their neighbors, and Meikie gets a disturbing revelation from a sangoma about being under a heavy curse. Could the curse be the reason Meikie might go to jail? Will Pretty keep Lehasa’s baby? Find out the answers to these questions and more in the coming episodes.
The Latest Offering On Skeem Saam – Teasers November 2021
Monday 1, November 2021: Episode 86
Meikie’s court trial day finally arrives, and it’s time for her to exonerate herself. While we are still figuring out if that’s going to ever happen, Alfred, on the other hand, is battling problems of his own. His enemy knows about his business moves. Yikes.
Tuesday 2, November 2021: Episode 87
Meikie is having a very rough day in court, and nothing seems to be going according to plan. Meanwhile, the Principal continues to pry into Alfred and Alfios’ relationship. We wonder why.
Wednesday 3, November 2021: Episode 88
In the meantime, Meikie and Leeto come up with a desperate scheme to avoid jail. Something is not quite right about the new job that Melita wants to apply for. Celia and Alfred are seriously considering buying a new car.
Thursday 4, November 2021: Episode 89
In court, things are not getting easier for Meikie as Kwaito’s testimony threatens to crush her completely. Melita finds herself dealing with a tight-fisted boss who couldn’t care less about his workers. Alfios’ plans to improve his life are suddenly cut short.
Friday 5, November 2021: Episode 90
Kwaito carries out his threat in court. Melita manages to raise the money herself for her new job application at Transnet. Alfios’ request to the Magongwas gets a very unfavorable answer.
Monday 8, November 2021: Episode 91
Also, Leeto appears to be grieving over a family member as he wonders why they died young. Dennis manages to ruin Melita’s overt excitement by pointing out something wrong about her dream job. The Magongwas finally buy their new car.
Tuesday 9, November 2021: Episode 92
MaNtuli is called to the witness stand to finally testify. In another development, the Principal seems frustrated with Alfred’s games. She calls him out on the fact that he is playing both sides. Melita never seems to catch a break as another crack appears in what she thought was her carefully planned-out life.
Wednesday 10, November 2021: Episode 93
Sifiso finally puts two and two together after overhearing a conversation at the Maputla’s house. Two-faced Alfred attempts to befriend Mr. Kgomo but is instantly rebuffed. Ouch! Bontle makes a heartbreaking realization.
Thursday 11, November 2021: Episode 94
Meikie’s court trial takes another unforeseen turn as an unexpected witness throws more dirt on her grave. Alfios might finally get to buy the car he’s always dreamed of. Lehasa tries to comfort an employee dealing with personal problems.
Friday 12, November 2021: Episode 95
Yet another enemy, Mokgadi, testifies against Meikie. This might be the final nail in her coffin. Alfred wants to ensure that Mr. Kgomo’s son goes to the expensive Turf High School. Melita remains in denial over the genuineness of her new “job.”
Monday 15, November 2021: Episode 96
John runs into a prophet who makes a shocking prediction. Mr. Kgomo refuses to cooperate with Alfred, much to his frustration. Meanwhile, Charles gets angry and fires a worker who betrayed him.
Tuesday 16, November 2021: Episode 97
John is faced with the decision of committing perjury or saying the truth, which will further indict Meikie. Octavia presents Melita with a mouthwatering offer. Meanwhile, the Principal’s wings have been clipped.
Wednesday 17, November 2021: Episode 98
The Matlogas are unaware that Leeto has been spying on them. Alfios is unaware that his former employer is getting close to discovering his secret. Meanwhile, Maureen falls for a perfect scam.
Thursday 18, November 2021: Episode 99
Meikie approaches the witness stand, but things go awry. Alfios is presented with a business opportunity that seems too good to be true.
Friday 19, November 2021: Episode 100
Meikie, however, makes a last-ditch effort to redeem herself before the judge. The court is rendered undecided. Maureen fell into Octavia’s trap. Alfred and Celia can’t seem to keep up with their wealthy lifestyle.
Monday 22, November 2021: Episode 101
Leeto decides to gang up with a mutual enemy of the Matlogas. Melita finally tells the police about her fears concerning Transnet. Mahlatse is unhappy about being asked to tell Charles’ son that he could go for the vacation.
Tuesday 23, November 2021: Episode 102
Lehasa finds himself making an unexpected arrest. Marothi Printworks might have just been scammed. Alfios is getting ahead of himself, which makes us believe he might slip up soon.
Wednesday 24, November 2021: Episode 103
A dramatic Captain Malebana makes two arrests. Alfios decides to follow his instincts and signs the deal with Maphosa Nuts. Maureen has landed a contract from the shady company.
Thursday 25, November 2021: Episode 104
Lehasa finally understands the missing link. Somewhere else, an amateur entrepreneur gets conned by an expert. Mokgadi and Mary seem to be in trouble.
Friday 26, November 2021: Episode 105
An unknown woman’s hate for the Mavimbelas makes Lehasa wonder. Maureen is in trouble with her boss. Alfred suddenly wants to back out of the Maphosa Nuts contract.
Monday 29, November 2021: Episode 106
The Seakamelas storm the courthouse in their usual dramatic style. Lehasa and Nothile clash over the kids. Katlego latches onto Alfios’ feelings for Glenda.
Tuesday 30, November 2021: Episode 107
Meikie awaits her fate; the verdict has been passed. Kat tells Alfios to confess his feelings. Melita does not seem to be climbing the ladder fast enough.
Where To Watch Skeem Saam And The Character Cast
You can tune in to the SABC1 channel at 6:30 pm every weekday to catch the latest episode of Skeem Saam. Some of the actors who will be returning to reprise their roles on the show include:
- Africa Tsoai – Played the role of John Maputla
- Amanda du-Pont – Played the role of Nompumelelo Mthiyane
- Amanda Manku – Played the role of Elizabeth Thobakgale
- Anton Dekker – Played the role of Kobus Grobbler
- Arthur Molepo – Played the role of Captain Malebana
- Austin Rethabile Mothapo – Played the role of Noah Matloga
- Bongani Madondo – Played the role of Sfiso Ntuli
- Buhle Maseko – Played the role of Nimrod “Nimza” Kunutu
- Cedric Fourie – Played the role of Lehasa Maphosa
- Clement Maosa – Played the role of Zamokuhle “Kwaito” Seakamela
- Clevy Sekgala – Played the role of Dennis Letsaolo
- Dieketseng Mnisi – Played the role of Ntombi “MaNtuli” Seakamela
- Elizabeth Serunye – Played the role of Principal Thobakgale
- Eric Macheru – Played the role of Leeto Maputla
- Gift Mokhampanyane – Played the role of Fanie Maserumule
- Harriet Manamela – Played the role of Meikie Maputla
- Hellen Motsuki – Played the role of Melita
- Innocent Sadiki – Played the role of Sthoko Seakamela
- Joseph Tshepo Senatle – Played the role of Koloi Shivambu
- Joyce Ledwaba – Played the role of Joyce Maputla
- Keamogetswe Leburu – Played the role of Bontle
- Komotso Manyaka – Played the role of Emma
- Lebogang Elephant – Played the role of Mr. Kgomo
- Lerato Marabe – Played the role of Pretty Seakamela
- Lesego Marakalla – Played the role of Rachel Kunutu
- Liza Van Deventer – Played the role of Candice
- Lydia Mokgokoloshi – Played the role of Koko Mantsha
- Macks Papo – Played the role of Marothi Maphuthuma
- Makgofe Moagi – Played the role of Charity Ramabu
- Masilo Magoro – Played the role of Charles Kunutu
- Mlungisi Mathe – Played the role of Emkay Biyela
- Mogau Paulina Motlhatswi – Played the role of Mapitsi Magongwa
- Motshabi Tyelele – Played the role of Mary Matloga
- Nozi Langa – Played the role of Glenda
- Patrick Seleka Jr- Played the role of Katlego “Kat” Pietersen
- Pebetsi Nolo Matlaila – Played the role of Mokgadi Matloga
- Putla Sehlapelo – Played the role of Alfred Magongwa
- Sebasa Mogale – Played the role of Dr. Hlongwane
- Shoki Mmola – Played the role of Celia Kunutu
- Skhumbuzo Mbatha – Played the role of Maneer Manaka
- Tebogo Modisane – Played the role of Alfios
- Thabang Lefoa – Played the role of Sphola
- Thabo Mkhabela – Played the role of Leshole Mabitsela
- Vusi Leremi – Played the role of Clement Letsoalo
Which Actors Left/ Returned To The Skeem Saam TV Series?
In the 11-year history of the show, there have been multiple cast shuffling at different intervals. This has always left mixed feelings among the viewers because some new cast members deliver and become as likable as the actors they replaced. More often, though, the older actors usually leave shoes too huge to fill, and any replacement leaves viewers unsatisfied. Some of the actors who have left Skeem Saam recently are listed below:
Cornet Mamabolo as Thabo “Tbose” Maputla
The actor announced his exit from the show last month. He said that he needed to take a break from acting to focus on his business. This leaves viewers wondering what would happen to his newly married character as Thabo “Tbose” on the show. Guess we’ll have to trust the show’s creators on this one.
Charles Maja as Big-Boy Mabitsela
Charles Maja, who played the role of ‘BigBoy’ on the show, suffered a stroke and passed on last year. His character was not replaced, and fans miss him dearly.
Nokuzona Mlengana as Sis Ouma
What a painful loss this is to us.💔
We love you and we will miss you dearly.
Rest In Peace NOKUZOLA (Sis Ouma) MLENGANA.
May her family accept our warmest condolences and we send thoughts of peace and courage their way.🕊️ pic.twitter.com/TuHr9LJClR
— OFFICIAL Skeem Saam 10 (@SkeemSaam3) July 12, 2021
In July this year, it was announced that Nokuzona, who played Sis Ouma on the show, passed away at 58. This left viewers sad and confused as it was not the first time the show would be losing a key character to death. Her character hasn’t been replaced yet.
Among the actors who either returned to the show or freshly joined in 2021, we have:
Masondo, who exited the show in its season 5 in 2015, will return to reprise his role as the infamous ‘Babymaker,’ one of the most mischievous characters on the show.
Mpho Molepo as Jazzy T
The actor joined the cast in July. He is to replace Karabo Mokhubela, who passed away last year.
Fundiswa Zwanes as Nandi
The South African actor will come on the set to play the role of Sifiso’s proud and stubborn housewife.