It’s hard to imagine that the Khoza can be outplayed and outsmarted in their own filthy little turf of criminal activity, but these kidnappers aren’t here playing games. The search has continued, and bloodshed has come about. It also looks like the law will be knocking at their doorstep soon enough, a turn of events that leaves the Khozas stunned.
Here’s what to expect on The Queen through March
Monday, 01 March 2021
SUMMARY: The kidnappers up the stakes for the Khozas. Vuyiswa and Hector reach an agreement.
Tuesday, 02 March 2021
SUMMARY: The Khoza’s desperate search leads to more bloodshed. Love is budding but fate seems to have other plans.
Wednesday, 03 March 2021
SUMMARY: Gertrude makes a decision that could mean the Khozas lose Mvelo forever. Patronella casts herself cupid and starts playing matchmaker to a friend in need.
Thursday, 04 March 2021
SUMMARY: Kop and Sixteen wake up to a nasty surprise. Patronella goes all out to help Vuyiswa get her groove back.
Friday, 05 March 2021
SUMMARY: Harriet wants the Tembisa 10 war settled today, even if it kills her. Thato finally figures out the secret that everyone has been keeping from him.
Monday, 08 March 2021
MVELO THE PEACEMAKER
SUMMARY: Kagiso decides it’s time to take the leap. Thato is not taking his aunt’s moving on well.
Tuesday, 09 March 2021
TELL IT ALL
SUMMARY: Kagiso has a big surprise for Goodness. Vuyiswa corners Thato to find out how he really feels about her latest life decision.
Wednesday, 10 March 2021
KHOZA VS MABUZA
SUMMARY: Brutus and Mziwoxolo face off. Thato holds Vuyiswa’s happiness in his hands.
Thursday, 11 March 2021
ALL BY MYSELF
SUMMARY: Lobola negotiations heat up between the Khozas and the Mabuzas. Thato has an unexpected confession for Vuyiswa.
Friday, 12 March 2021
BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS
SUMMARY: Kagiso’s big moment could end in a bloodbath. Vuyiswa struggles with a difficult decision.
Monday, 15 March 2021
SUMMARY: Khaya is getting bullied at school, but is there more to this story than meets the eye? Schumacher starts to think playing the perfect husband is finally about to pay off.
Tuesday, 16 March 2021
SUMMARY: The Khozas struggle to figure out Khaya’s adolescent rebellion. Schumacher tries to avoid the trouble that’s coming his way.
Wednesday, 17 March 2021
EPISODE TITLES: TALL
SUMMARY: Khaya has even more surprises up his sleeve for his family. Schumacher is panicking because Mpho is close to discovering that he’s betrayed her.
Thursday, 18 March 2021
SUMMARY: Thando is skeptical about Schumacher’s bereavement. Khaya resorts to extremes to get money.
Friday, 19 March 2021
HE WHO SPARES THE ROD
SUMMARY: Khaya’s actions have dire consequences. Schumacher’s dark secret is blown out the water.
Monday, 22 March 2021
IT’S FOR THE BEST
SUMMARY: The Khozas are stunned as the law comes for one of them before they even know what’s happening. Schumacher faces the consequences of betraying his wife.
Tuesday, 23 March 2021
GET SOME HELP
SUMMARY: Shaka feels like a failure as he gets terrible news about Khaya. Schumacher receives some assistance to have Mpho’s ear.
Wednesday, 24 March 2021
IS WHAT THEY SAY TRUE?
SUMMARY: Khaya tries his best to make up for his mistakes but Cici has other plans for him. Schumacher is fighting with everything he has to keep his relationship together. Will he succeed?
Thursday, 25 March 2021
SUMMARY: Khaya cooks up a plan to infiltrate the family business. Thando pushes Mpho to end things with Schumacher for good.
Friday, 26 March 2021
SUMMARY: Schumacher and Mpho are reeling over their rocky marriage. The Khozas can’t deal with a rebelling teen.
Monday, 29 March 2021
IT’S THE ONLY WAY
SUMMARY: Harriet decides it’s time to show Khaya some tough love. Schumacher sweats as all the Sebatas find out what he’s done to Mpho.
Tuesday, 30 March 2021
FATHER & SON FEUD
SUMMARY: Shaka battles his guilt as Khaya refuses to talk to him. Hector makes his intentions to a fearful Schumacher known.
Wednesday, 31 March 2021
GET THEE BEHIND ME, SATAN
SUMMARY: Schumacher tries with every ounce of his body to stay in the straight and narrow but he just may not be strong enough. Khaya strings the Khozas along.
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.