MONDAY, 1ST FEBRUARY 2021
EPISODE TITLE: CALLING YOUR BLUFF
Msizi calls Felicity’s bluff, but she’s eager to prove him wrong. Angelique pretends to be delightful at the dinner party for Anthony, when she has other motives.
TUESDAY, TUESDAY, 2ND FEBRUARY 2021
EPISODE TITLE: JOHN DOE
Enemies are forced to work together to cover their tracks for the crime they committed. Angelique concocts a way to make her daughter see her love interest for who he is without breaking her heart.
WEDNESDAY, 3RD FEBRUARY 2021
EPISODE TITLE: TWO UNSHAKABLE TRUTHS
A meeting with a wedding planner becomes a fiasco when Angelique attacks Anthony. When Felicity comes for dinner at the Potgieters, things get off to a rocky start.
THURSDAY, 4TH FEBRUARY 2021
EPISODE TITLE: HI FEE, I’M BACK!
Just as things line up for Felicity, personally and professionally, there’s a blast from her past. Things take an unexpected turn for Angelique and her two younger daughters when Dineo steps in.
MONDAY, 8TH FEBRUARY 2020
EPISODE TITLE: FAMILIAR STRANGERS
Willem has no idea what awaits him when he returns home. Felicity and the familiar stranger struggle to move forward.
TX DATE: TUESDAY, 9TH FEBRUARY 2020
IT’S ALL BUSINESS
With the help of Sanele, Willem starts a new and exciting business venture. Felicity tries to bond with the new man in her life, but fails dismally.
WEDNESDAY, 10TH FEBRUARY 2020
TITLE: THE PAIN OF REGRET
There seems to be a lot more Charlie’s sudden appearance than meets the eye. Willem and his new business partner get off to a rocky start.
THURSDAY, 11TH FEBRUARY 2020
EPISODE TITLE: WHERE IS MY SON?
When a new family member goes missing, Felicity is consumed with worry. Willem realises he will have to make some tough decisions if he really wants to change his life for his children’s sake.
MONDAY, 15TH FEBRUARY 2021
EPISODE TITLE: SINS OF THE FATHER
Gordon reveals the sordid details of why he hates a man who was once in Elizabeth’s life. A family meeting to discuss a Price family member’s fate ends with a shocking announcement.
TUESDAY, 16TH FEBRUARY 2021
EPISODE TITLE: SAVE ME FROM ME!
Felicity and Charlie’s impasse comes to a head when one life hangs in the balance. Willem finally wakes up to the rat stinking up his deal.
WEDNESDAY, 17TH FEBRUARY 2021
EPISODE TITLE: SETTLING
After an ordeal, Felicity faces a difficult choice between a emotionally vulnerable family member, and the career she’s worked so hard to build. When Willem’s bakkie seller is revealed as a scammer, Sanele and Petra come up with a scheme for vengeance.
THURSDAY, 18TH FEBRUARY 2021
EPISODE TITLE: SCAMSTERS
Felicity is seduced into a new start with Charlie and James, but fails to see the picture. Petra, Sanele and Willem exact delicious revenge on Jonathan the scam artist.
MONDAY, 22ND FEBRAURY 2021
EPISODE TITLE: BETRAYALS ON THE HORIZON
A new job opening at Legacy leaves Sanele and Petra excited. A former in-law wins the family over, except for Gordon and Angelique who remain skeptical of his sudden appearance in their lives.
TUESDAY, 23RD FEBRUARY 2021
EPISODE TITLE: GET IN, DIG IN, CASH OUT
Sanele makes a shocking discovery about Petra that threatens their entire friendship. Father and son start putting their plan into action.
WEDNESDAY, 24TH FEBRUARY 2021
EPISODE TITLE: GETTING WHAT’S MINE
Charlie’s fact-finding mission proves easy but he gets thrown a curve ball. Petra and Sanele’s friendship suffers another blow as the big day rapidly gets closer.
THURSDAY, 25TH FEBRUARY 2021
TITLE: THE MANIPULATION GAME
James does his worst to turn son against mother. Petra and Sanele get the result of the interview, but it’s not what they expected.
Vusi Kunene Leaves Generations The Legacy – Not Coming Back
Another one bites the dust!
Vusi Kunene’s infamous character on Generations The Legacy, Jack Mabaso has exited the soapie in a bloody scene. And, we can safely assume that he won’t come back a third time around.
We reported last month that Generations’ numbers were in the decline, and some of the major stars have already jumped ship. Kunene’s character was arguably one of the biggest drawcard for the show and after five years, he’s bowing out.
It’s difficult to see how Generations will bounce back from the exodus that has seen actors such as Rapulana leave the soapie. The channel released a statement through their social media platform to show gratitude to Kunene for his tremendous work.
— SABC (@SABCPortal) May 10, 2021
Kunene was also appreciative of the experience he’s amassed playing the popular role.
“I’ve always had a serious passion for Jack. He is the most popular character I have ever played and bringing him to life has been a pleasure. I’m really going to miss everyone because Generations is like a family,” said Vusi.
Here’s a clip of the final episode of where Jack Mabaso is killed. The scene aired on Wednesday, May 12, where his enemies finally got the best of him.
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Generations: The Legacy Ratings on a Slow Decline
Viewer numbers dip further low.
The viewer numbers for ‘Generations: The Legacy’ are seeing a downward spiral, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Once the highest rated show in South Africa, the long-running television soap opera has seen a significant plunge in the number of people tuning in at 20:00 weekdays to catch up with the storylines on the Morula Pictures production.
According to top television commentator Phil Mphela, the show’s ratings averaged 6,4 million viewers in March 2021. In perspective, this is more than 2,2 million viewers lost since June 2020, and a further loss since December 2020.
TV: Generations losing viewers
Ratings on SA’s second most watched tv show have continued to decline in 2021
The show began the year with 6.97-million viewers and peaked at 6,6mil in February.
— Kgopolo Mphela ☕️ (@PhilMphela) April 12, 2021
QuenchSA reported in February that the series brought in 6 858 031 daily viewers by December 2020, making it the second highest rated show on SABC 1 after ‘Uzalo’. While that number looks good at first glance, it’s how much the series has continued to face a gradual decline in ratings that matters. In June 2020, Generations: The Legacy had over 8,7 million people tuning in to watch daily.
While that boost was mainly down to the initial lockdown, the loss of more than 2,2 million viewers in a matter of months suggests that audiences are tuning out from the show.
Things haven’t been the same for the show since it went off air in August 2014, when the 16 main cast members walked off the set and refused to resume filming following disputes over salaries, a cut of R500 million in royalties and three-year extended contracts.
Then known as ‘Generations’, the show was off air for a month between 30 September 2014 and 30 September 2014, returning with the ‘Generations: The Legacy’ rebrand on the first December that year.
Sello Maake Ka-Ncube Returns to ‘The Queen’
Guess who’s back?
He led the formidable cast that helped The Queen to strike ratings gold when the telenovela premiered in August 2016.
And years after he left, Sello Maake Ka-Ncube is now expected to return to the daily drama television series in the coming months. The award winning South african actor will be back to resume on the portrayal of Kgotsile, Harriet Khoza’s brother.
The veteran actor’s presence on the set of the show also suggests that differences between him and the Fergusons. In 2020, he reportedly hinted in an interview with Isolezwe that his departure from the show had not been as smooth as most would believe. “The Fergusons can only be the one’s who will reveal the sketchy details surrounding my exit on the show”, he said to the newspaper at the time. “However I can confirm that, there was something that went wrong between us but they are best suited in letting the public know of what the reasons were.”
We never quite got down to those details, but all looks to be well.
The news of Maake Ka-Ncube’s return were shared by series producer Shona Ferguson, who dropped an awe inspiring clip of the cast applauding the actor from the set. While there’s no confirmation from production and M-Net at yet, there’s reason to believe that Kgotsile will be back on our screens in no time.
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After all, the Fergusons will have to play some of their best cards to sustain the relevance of the telenovela. Over the past year, the landscape has seen some significant shift. And now that Isibaya, once the highest rated television series across DStv, has recently aired its finale after eight seasons on air, times call for new moves.
With ‘Gomora’ currently dishing out epic storylines and maintaining its place as the most viewed programme on DStv, as well as DiepCity replacing Isibaya with hard hitting stories delivered by a fresh cast, The Queen will be needing to refashion their approach.