Scandal! (formerly The Voice) is a South African soap opera produced by Ochre Moving Pictures and broadcast on It is the most watched soap opera in South Africa, contending with SABC 1's longest-running soapie Generations: The Legacy.[1][2] It is also broadcast across Africa on the eAfrica, Botswana and Ghana feeds.

GenreDrama Soap Opera
Created byGloria Medupe
Directed byIan Nkulu
Opening themeScandal!
Ending themeScandal!
Country of originSouth Africa
Original languageEnglish
Production locationsJohannesburg
Running time30 minutes (incl. commercials)
Production companyOchre Media(a wholly owned subsidiary of Arena Holdings)
Original release
Release10 January 2005 (2005-01-10) –
Rhythm City

Plot edit

Scandal! is set at the fictional media company Nyathi Family Holdings (NFH) based in Newtown, Johannesburg, which produces the newspaper The Voice and the gossip magazine, Scandal. It follows the lives of the people and families working at NFH magazine as well as other characters in the show. It also tells the story of socioeconomic divides set in a local township of Soweto and the Johannesburg suburb Newtown, where NFH is based, while looking at the private desires of the high-classes and making ends meet of the lower-class.

Cast as per Opening Sequence edit

As shown on opening scene

Main cast edit

Actor Role Status
Mapaseka Koetle Dintle Nyathi Main
Melusi Mbele Jojo Kubheka Main
Natasha Sutherland Layla MacKenzie Main
Matthews Rantsoma Nhlamulo Maseko Main
Marjorie Langa Gloria Legae-Lekgodu Main
James Sithole Tokollo "Mdala"Sindane Main
Makoma Mohale Tlhogi Sindane Main
Mamarumo Marokane Bridget Molapo Main
Michael Mabizela Caiphus Lekgodu Main
Lebogang Mgidi Linda Main
Shoki Mmoala Prudence Molapo Guest
Lerato Nxumalo Phakamile Mdletshe Recurring
Andile Sithole Ndumiso Ngcobo Recurring
Thulani Hlatshwayo Cee-Jay Recurring
Zekhethelo Zondi Nqobile Mdletshe Recurring

Former cast edit

Actor Role Status
Thuso Mbedu Kitso Medupe Starring role
Kgomotso Christopher Yvonne Thebe Starring role
Clint Brink Valentino Martins Starring role
Lusanda Mbane Boniswa Langa-Mamba Starring role
Lorcia Cooper Erin Martins Starring role
Hlomla Dandala Siseko Langa Starring role
Luthuli Dlamini Stan Nyathi Starring role
Hungani Ndlovu Romeo Medupe Starring role
Sello Maake Ka-Ncube Lucas Daniel Nyathi Starring role
Bongile Mantsayi Mthunzi Mayiza Starring role
Masasa Mbangeni Thembeka Shezi-Nyathi Starring role
Kagiso Medupe Mango Nyathi Starring role
Nolwazi Ngubeni Mbali Kubheka Starring role
Ayanda Daweti Chumani Langa-Xaba Starring role
Mtunzi Ntoyi Sijo Starring role
Smangele Mathibele(MaShandu) Nomcebo Starring role
Nomvelo Makhanya Lindiwe Ngema-Maseko Starring role
Given Stuurman Kgosi Lekgae Supporting role
Dineo Moekesti Naledi Thebe Supporting role
Brighton Ngoma Quinton Nyathi Supporting role
Bathabile Mashigo Grace Medupe-Shabangu Supporting role
Candice Derman Samantha Supporting role
Avile Batwini Eric Stein Supporting role
Nthati Moshesh Morongwa Molefe Supporting role
Masechaba MoShoe-Shoe Mmadika Molefe Supporting role
Fulu Mughovhani Anzani Chabedi Supporting role
Patrick Mofokeng Mlungisi Ngema Supporting role
Fana Mokoena Vukile Kubheka Supporting role
Slindile Nodangala Nomvula Kubheka Supporting role
Sihle Ndaba Duduzile Kubheka Supporting role
Getmore Sithole Cain Gumede Supporting role
Patronella Tshuma Ruby Supporting role
Khulu Skhenjana Gorbachev Supporting role
Sandile Mahlangu Simo Shabangu Supporting role
Cindy Mahlangu Violetta Mamba Supporting role
Dawn Matthews Shakira Nyathi Supporting role
Fundiswa Ngcobo Winnie Hlatshwayo Supporting role
Sivenathi Mabuya Xolile Medupe Supporting role
Joe Kazadi Mukuna Supporting role
Gcina Nkosi Zinzile Ngema Supporting role
Tshepo Mosese Lerumo Chabedi Supporting role
Nolo Seabi Seipati Supporting role
Thuli Thabethe Me'Shell Guest
Mothusi Magano Phehello Mokhethi Guest
Sandy Mokwena Eddie Khumalo Guest
Kagiso Rathebe Amo Guest
Siyabonga Shibe Kila Ngcobo Guest
Simo Magwaza Mamba Guest
Bohang Moeko Tshepo Tladi Guest
Siyabonga Gcwensa Mbuso Mdletshe Guest

Sources: [3]

References edit

  1. ^ "A look at five of the top soapies on TV screens in South Africa". Retrieved 2020-08-20.
  2. ^ "Revealed: These are South Africa's most-watched TV shows". The South African. 2019-05-19. Retrieved 2020-08-20.
  3. ^ "Sexy sister's arrival means Mo Scandal - IOL". Retrieved 2020-06-16.

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