Isidingo – The Need premiered on SABC3 in July 1998 and South African television has never been the same again. It offers a window into the lives of the people living in Horizon Deep, a mining town on the outer edges of Gauteng. The characters range from the wealthy and powerful, as in the Sibekos and the implacable Barker Haines, to the middle-class aspirations of the Matabanes, to the hard-hitting journos who ply their trade at ONTV!, to the working class troubles of the Zondiles. The Deep serves as a microcosm of South African society in the new millennium, holding a mirror up to audiences that reflect their own relevant pre-occupations and news headlines that they grapple with on a daily basis.
Find all the intrigue and drama on Isidingo every Monday to Friday at 19:00 on SABC3.