The River is one of the most popular soap operas in South Africa as it tells a story many South Africans can relate with. This popular soap began just recently in 2021, but it is already competing with the likes of Generations, Uzalo, The Queen, and others. This is all thanks to the crew’s good work behind the scene. This January, the show promises to be even more thrilling, and we have compiled all you should know about The River Season 4 Teasers for January 2022 and new developments you should know about the actors on the show. But before we delve into that, let’s take a look at where the show stopped in 2021.
Recap of What Happened on The River Season 4 for December 2021
The river season 4, December 2021, was as dramatic as ever. The continuous battle between the haves and the have nots got more intense; more secrets, more betrayals. And the actors delivered their roles as if they were their real-life stories. At the beginning of the December episodes, we were welcomed by a commotion in Dikana’s house following an announcement and an upset Mabutho deciding to take action after warning Cobra.
We saw a lot of drama among the Dikanas and within the Refilwe community through the rest of the episodes. The Dikanas brought their Christmas drama as usual with Kedibone, a new addition to the household bent on finding the solution to their problem. She takes her new mission seriously and is ready to do anything to achieve it, but will she succeed? Viewers are left to wonder.
On the other hand, the Refilwe people celebrate another major achievement. At the same time, Emma chooses to play with fire as she tries something that may get her into serious trouble—wondering what happens next? Here are The River season 4 teasers for January 2022. Find out what your favorite characters are up to.
The River Season 4 Teasers for January 2022
Monday, 3rd January 2022 (Episode 236)
Refilwe is about to face an unpleasant reality while Beauty listens to Emma’s revelation in utter disbelief.
Tuesday, 4th January 2022 (Episode 237)
Emma and Songezo are trying as hard as they can to get out of a problem that they have been made to deal with. In another scene, Kedibone is embraced by her nightmare.
Wednesday, 5th January 2022 (Episode 238)
Mohumi finds out that leadership is completely different from what he had expected, while Songezo’s moral standards are challenged.
Thursday, 6th January 2022 (Episode 239)
Beauty warns Emma to let things go, but she insists on playing dangerous mind games. Kedibone figures there is something fishy about a suit.
Friday, 7th January 2022 (Episode 240)
The Refilwe community faces unexpected changes following Mohumi’s return.
Monday, 10th January 2022 (Episode 241)
The Refilwe people soon realize that they are about to engage in a fight that is more complex and demanding than they had thought.
Tuesday, 11th January 2022 (Episode 242)
Things go from bad to worse for Mohumi as people who once stood beside him turn against him.
Wednesday, 12th January 2022 (Episode 243)
Mohumi is busy making rules for the people as Songezo decides to lay down his own rules and abide by them.
Thursday, 13th January 2022 (Episode 244)
Kedibone makes plans in secret to ensure that things return to normal in Refilwe. On the other hand, Songezo makes a decision that surprises Njabulo and Andile.
Friday, 14th January 2022 (Episode 245)
Beauty’s cousin harbors thoughts that she cannot even imagine. Meanwhile, Dimpho is certain that Flora cannot be trusted, but Cobra and Kedibone plan to intercept her.
Monday, 17th January 2022 (Episode 246)
Emma regrets her not heeding Beauty’s advice. In another scene, Mohumi plans to trap Mabutho and Cobra in the operation guinea pig.
Tuesday, 18th January 2022 (Episode 247)
Somehow, Songezo and Emma have a fallout while Flora seems to have made a wrong decision.
Wednesday, 19th January 2022 (Episode 248)
Making Big Moves
Emma is faced with the difficult decision of choosing one out of the two people she loves, while Mohumi makes serious decisions that displease everybody.
Thursday, 20th January 2022 (Episode 249)
Eve or Delilah
Songezo may be acting too fast as he makes long-term plans. Meanwhile, Kedibone receives unexpected assistance as she battles Mohumi.
Friday, 21st January 2022 (Episode 250)
There is increased tension in the Refilwe community as Mohumi takes a decision that throws the entire community into confusion. In another scene, a massive surprise awaits Emma.
Monday, 24th January 2022 (Episode 251)
Songezo and Emma try to get Lindiwe to forgive their carelessness. Will they succeed? Meanwhile, Mabutho and Mokoenas have to decide on an important matter.
Tuesday, 25th January 2022 (Episode 252)
Cobra finally decides to secure the mine while the Diakanas have a major fallout.
Wednesday, 26th January 2022 (Episode 253)
Kedibone finally figures out a way to tame their new enemy. An inevitable event ruins Emma’s day completely.
Thursday, 27th January 2022 (Episode 254)
Mohumi is faced with a difficult situation that leaves him handicapped. Zweli and Njabulo do what they can to unite their family again.
Friday, 28th January 2022 (Episode 255)
To help her community, Kedibones has to swallow her pride. On the other hand, Emma fears being overconfident and makes plans before things start happening.
Monday, 31st January 2022 (Episode 256)
Refilwe becomes helpless after the new management makes policies that leave them in a bad position.
Actors and Actresses in The River and Their Characters from A- Z
- Alina Moloi as Constable Candy
- Chuck Shisane as Detective Tshabalala
- David Sherwood as Pastor
- Dianne Simpson as Marriage Counsellor
- Don Mlangeni Eric Nawa as Thato
- Edmund Ngema as Detective (as Thokozani Edmund Ngema)
- Ferry Jele as Veronica
- Galaletsang Koffman as Beauty
- Hlomla Dandala as Commissioner Zweli Dikana
- Lawrence Maleka as Zolani
- Linda Mtoba as Nomonde Dikana
- Lulu Hela as Angelina’s Lawyer
- Lunathi Mampofu as Emma Dlamini
- Lunga Mofokeng as Andile Dikana
- Maduvha Madima as Minister Lufuno Mudau`
- Mankoko Mokhari as Modiri’s wife
- Matshepo Mokgopi as Dimpho Mokoena
- Mavuso Magabane as Nsizwa
- Mothusi Magano as Modiri
- Motlatsi Mafatshe as Fose
- Nkanyiso Bhengu as Pastor
- Nokuthula Ledwaba as Angelina Mthombeni
- Nolwazi Shange as Minister Patience Mhlongo
- Phoenix Baaitse as Doctor 1
- Presley Chweneyagae as Thuso Mokoena (Cobra)
- Rea Rangaka as JJ
- Sam Medupe as Elias
- Sibongile Nojila as Regina
- Sello Maake Ka-Ncube as Uncle Sechaba
- Seputla Sebogodi as Mohumi
- Shalate Sekhabi as Millicent
- Shannon Esra as Sandra Stein
- Sindi Dlathu as Lindiwe Dlamini-Dikana
- Sphamandla Dhludhlu as Mavusana
- Tango Ncetezo as Paulina Dlomo
- Thabiso Ramotshela as Morena
- Thapelo Segobodi as Khabzela
- Themba Ka-Nyathi as Butcher
- Themba Nofemele as Detective
- Thembinkosi Mthembu as Mabutho Dimba
- Tinah Mnumzana as Mam’ Flora Moloi
- Tshepo Seagigo as Charlie
- Tsholofelo Matshaba as Kedibone Mokoena
- Tumi Masemola as Bontle
- Winnie Ntshaba as MaDlomo
- Yonda Thomas as Morapedi
- Zenokunle Maseko as Mbali
- Zenzo Ngqobe as Percy
Actors Who Recently Joined The River
- Mzwadiler Ngubeni
- Actor Wiseman Zitha
Actors That Left The River
Lunga Shabalala, who was in the show from the first season as Lindani Dlomo, had to leave after the third because he needed to explore other things. He had another project he wanted to work on, so he left The River, but he expressed his sincere gratitude for the opportunity.
The actor and musician left the show after acting in it for the first three seasons.
Warren left the show for a while after his character was taken out. But with the return of his character, he returned to continue giving his fans more entertaining actions.
Sello Maake Ka Ncube
The talented actor left the show after featuring in it for three seasons (1-3).
Actor Lawrence Maleka
Lawrence Maleka exited the show after his character, Zolani, was arrested for murder. Lawrence left the show in October 2020, but there is no telling if he will come back to the show or not.
Larona Moagi exited The River after her character, Tumi’s role ended naturally in the show. She was featured in three seasons of the show (1-3). Although her exit was made to look natural, some viewers think the producers may have intentionally ended the role of her character due to her poor acting skills. According to iHararejobs, fans of the show had complained that she did not deliver her character well. Hence, there are suspicions that this may have triggered her exit.
Mary-Ann Barlow’s character, Gail, was killed by Lindiwe to get back her husband. This automatically led to the exit of Barlow from the show in season 2.
The River Airs Every Week Day
The River is one of those South African soap operas that keeps its viewers glued to their screen. The show, which is produced by Tshedza Pictures, first aired on 29th January 2018. Since then, it has continued to show every Monday to Friday at 7:00 pm on 1Magic. It usually lasts for about 22-24 minutes for each episode.
Will There Be A Season 5 For The River?
Yes, The River season 5 is coming. Initially, the production crew had shot lots of episodes that would last them for the year. So, they decided to wrap production for the interesting show. However, the team discussed renewal with Multichoice, and they agreed to start shooting for the next season.