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11 Apr 2022
3:41 pm

SABC3’s ‘The Estate’ takes a two-month break

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The telenovela, which began as a replacement for Isidingo, centers around the gated suburban haven that is Echelon Estate. 

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Viewers of SABC3’s The Estate have found themselves looking for something new to watch after it was announced that the show would be going on an unexpected two-month break ahead of its new season.

The channel made the announcement on Monday afternoon.

“S3 confirms that the popular telenovela The Estate will take a break from broadcasting with the last episode of season 2 broadcasting on Friday, 15 April 2022.”

In its place, the channel will air old episodes of the show Family Secrets which stars the likes of Katlego Danke, Vusi Kunene, Robert Whitehead and Khanyi Mbau.

The show first aired on SABC1 and will now occupy the 7pm slot on weekdays starting Monday 18 April. From 5 May onwards, SABC3 will air the second season of the show. 

The new, third, season of The Estate will return on 1 July 2022. 

According to SABC3, viewers can expect more drama, suspense, and hard-hitting storylines as the channel is committed to keeping audiences entertained.

The telenovela, which began as a replacement for Isidingo, centers around the gated suburban haven that is Echelon Estate. 

The 8-meter high brick wall golf estate is called home to the most wealthy families in the neighborhood and struggling middle class who try to ‘keep up with the Joneses’.

The ‘perfect’ suburban life comes crashing down as the battle for land hits too close to home. 

The Estate follows a group of people as they try to fight a land claim from the neighbouring Thembalethu township community. An issue very relevant in South Africa, the show will deal with themes centered by land claims, issues of identity, dishonesty, love, the truth, corruption and its consequences.

The initial cast featured the likes of Sdumo Mtshali who appeared on Isibaya, Clementine Mosimane, Linda Sebezo, Dineo Moeketsi Langa and Don Mlangeni.

The show is a Clive Morris production and the production house is responsible for shows like Isono and Ashes to Ashes. 

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Compiled by Kaunda Selisho, additional reporting by Sandisiwe Mbhele