Everything to expect on ‘Legacy’ through March
EPISODE TITLE: LAWS OF ATTRACTION.
TX DATE: TUESDAY, 2 MARCH 2021
James uses Charlie to manufacture special moments with Felicity, while another family member secretly works against them.
EPISODE TITLE: A TALE OF TWO MANIPULATORS
TX DATE: WEDNESDAY, 3 MARCH 2021
Sanele and Petra do everything they can to impress Sims and win his favour. Felicity gets more and more drawn into James’ web of lies and deceit.
EPISODE TITLE: HOOK, LINE AND SINKER
TX DATE: THURSDAY, 4 MARCH 2021
James reels Felicity in using the one thing that means more to her than anything. Sims wows the Legacy board with Petra and Sanele’s big idea.
EPISODE TITLE: BABY DID A BAD, BAD THING
TX DATE: MONDAY, 8 MARCH 2021
Felicity has to deal with the consequence of her actions, while Stefan tries to figure out what’s going on. Petra’s project is moving ahead at Legacy, but Sims is under pressure from his own father that might be too much to bear.
EPISODE TITLE: DREAM TEAM
TX DATE: TUESDAY, 9 MARCH 2021
Petra and Sanele are finally in the big leagues – or are they? Lexi reminds Felicity about the cost of keeping secrets.
EPISODE TITLE: INVISIBLE POTGIETERS
TX DATE: WEDNESDAY, 10 MARCH 2021
Petra and Sanele are celebrated in their absence after putting in all the hard work. Stefan has to watch his life flash by right before his eyes.
EPISODE TITLE: NOW YOU SEE ME
TX DATE: THURSDAY, 11 MARCH 2021
Petra and Sanele get a shock of their lives. A furious James orders Charlie home to discuss a change in tactics regarding Felicity.
EPISODE TITLE: TAKEN
TX DATE: MONDAY, 15 MARCH 2021
Felicity’s world is turned upside down when tragedy strikes at home. Petra and Sanele find themselves at odds when Sims finally gets the chance to plead his case.
EPISODE TITLE: THE PRICE YOU PAY
TX DATE: TUESDAY, 16 MARCH 2021
A suspicious Price family member finds an ally to help him with the investigation into the recent criminal activity. Petra finds herself falling for the new guy at work in spite of her loved ones’ warnings.
EPISODE TITLE: LAWS OF ATTRACTION
TX DATE: WEDNESDAY, 17 MARCH 2021
The mastermind behind the kidnapping is revealed, and a close friend to the Prices puts the victim in danger. After some interference, Sims does something that leaves his colleagues broken hearted.
EPISODE TITLE: RIGHTEOUS FURY
TX DATE: THURSDAY, 18 MARCH 2021
Ignoring Sanele’s advice, Petra attempts to publicly unmask the new friend-turned-enemy. Stefan attempts to save the day and redeem himself in the process.
EPISODE TITLE: DIVIDE AND CONQUER
TX DATE: MONDAY, 22 MARCH 2021
Can Petra survive the aftermath of her boardroom outburst? Felicity is feeling increasingly isolated from her family and James makes sure he is there to console her.
EPISODE TITLE: SECOND CHANCES
TX DATE: TUESDAY, 23 MARCH 2021
Sanele refuses to take responsibility for the trouble that Petra finds herself in. Coached by James, Charlie tells Felicity something that plays on her heartstrings.
EPISODE TITLE: CHOOSING YOUR BATTLES
TX DATE: WEDNESDAY, 24 MARCH 2021
Felicity finds herself caught between the family she was born into and the one she created as tough decisions have to be made. Petra is confronted with the consequences of her actions and the reality of her future.
EPISODE TITLE: DESPERATE TIMES
TX DATE: THURSDAY, 25 MARCH 2021
Gordon and Angelique enlist an essential ally in their struggle against James. After a walk down memory lane, James asks Felicity a shocking question.
EPISODE TITLE: LIE OF THE LAND
TX DATE: MONDAY, 29 MARCH 2021
James gets his claws ever deeper into Felicity as Gordon, Angelique and Stefan hunt for the key to his undoing. Petra must choose between her family and her future – and she does.
EPISODE TITLE: HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS TX DATE: TUESDAY,
TX DATE: TUESDAY, 30 MARCH 2021
A spanner is thrown into the works, disrupting James’ perfect plan. The Potgietersrus mourn Petra’s latest decision.
EPISODE TITLE: LAST DITCH EFFORTS
TX DATE: WEDNESDAY, 31 MARCH 2021
Stefan races the clock to prove something that he’s always been suspicious of. As Petra pursues other opportunities, she finds herself drawn to a new guy, and his unique worldview.
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.