The Africa Channel loves Isidingo, the cracking, multi-award winning soap from South Africa. Launched in 1998, it’s set in Johannesburg’s fictional ON TV Studios and the mining village of Horizon Deep.
Isidingo is a drama series that sets out to reflect South Africa’s diverse people – their struggles, their debates, their concerns, their fears, their reasons to celebrate – back at themselves.
Horizon Deep is a gold mining community somewhere in the Far West Rand, near enough to the metropolis to be affected by national events, just far enough removed from it to generate its own unique identity.
Well-researched and tightly representative of the people who compulsively watch it, Isidingo breaks the bounds of soap opera by insisting continually on the reality of its stories.
Catch Classic Isidingo weekdays at 5.30pm