SABC News - Generations turns 20 :Thursday 21 February 2013

'Generations' turns 20

Thursday 21 February 2013 10:08

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Mfundi Vundla is the creator of SA's longest running soapie 'Generations' .

Mfundi Vundla is the creator of SA's longest running soapie 'Generations' .(SABC)

Mfundi Vundla, the creator of ‘Generations’, says he is surprised at the turn out of his creation and that it has had such longevity. This comes as the country's longest running soapie turns 20 years this month. 


For years, it has been capturing the hearts of many audiences not only locally but in Africa as a whole. It has won numerous awards including the South African Film and Television awards. 


Returning to South Africa from California, Vundla had an idea of what he wanted to do, but he was told that it would be too expensive and was asked to create a soap opera.


This opportunity allowed him to create ‘Generations’ which was a product created for the black middle class demographic which didn’t have a market at that time.

 “It was as if we predicted the emergence of the black middle class and we gave hope to those aspiring for that world.”

Click here to watch Mfundi Vundla interview

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