Season 3 Starts 18th July 2022

The Estate is a game-changing gripping premium daily drama that probes the hot-button issues on every South African’s lips: Land and Identity, Corruption, Patronage, Money (old and new), Power, Class and Equality, all told through a colourful mix of South African families that fight for their space in these topical debates.


Monday at 21:00

The sitcom centres around a formerly famous boyband star turned drug shamed tabloid laughingstock Maxxx. He’s down, but not out... he’s trying to make a comeback to prove to the world

Mandela Rivonia Part 2

Wednesday at 20:30

The story of Nelson Mandela and the other Rivonia Trialists.

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S3 is pleased to announce the much-anticipated return of the award-winning popular long-running drama, The Estate. Season 3 debuts on Monday 18 July 2022 and will remain in the timeslot of 19:00, Mondays to Fridays.

The Estate is a game-changing gripping premium daily drama that probes the hot topical issues on every South African’s lip: Land and Identity, Corruption, Patronage, Money (old and new), Power, Class, and Equality, all told through a colourful mix of South African families who live in the luxury Echelon Estate, and the neighbouring community in Thembalethu township.
This season, we are introducing the Nobengela Family. Dumisani Mbebe joins the cast of The Estate as Melisizwe, the patriarch in the Nobengela household. He is a businessman and political fixer associated with Castro Kamanga. Lerato Mvelase plays Melisiwe’s wife, Noxolo, an interior design business owner. Melisiwe and Noxolo relocate to Johannesburg with their children, Gcinekile (Samke Makhoba), Vukani (Siya Xaba), and Mzolisi (Anga Makubalo).

Season 3 will see Castro Kamanga, played by Aubrey Poo, continuing with his political career as the premier of the province, with his good friend, the political fixer, Melisiwe by his side when he faces the growing protests by the Thembalethu Land Association outside the Echelon gates, leaving Mmakwena facing a dangerous situation. Will Jo succeed in dispersing the crowd?

Actor Moopi Mothibeli joins the show as Mohau Kabi a smart, Bachelor of Science in Engineering student.

Lucia Cooper returns as Jo, Jo-Anne Reyneke as Lwandle, Dineo Langa as Mmakwena, Matli Mohapeloa as Lesiba, Mpho Sibeko as Dumisani, Zenokuhle Maseko as Sindi, Jacques Blignaut as Martin, Sparky Xulu as Siya, Clementine Mosimane as Mmatshepo and Carla Claasen as Tessa.

Lwandle is burdened by her late husband’s misdeeds as she is left with debt. The drama intensifies when Lesiba finds out about his wife’s betrayal.

“The Estate is key to the incremental building of the S3 schedule with well-produced relevant local drama. The new season does not hold back as we stare into the dramatic issues that plague the nation”. – S3 Channel Head, Pat van Heerden.

For more information, interview opportunities, and publicity images please contact the S3 PR office.

Catch the brand-new episodes of The Estate, weekdays at 19:00 on S3, Starting 18 July 2022

, 2020 – 2020


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