Winnie Serite is creator and producer of Skeem Saam, SABC Education’s youth drama that was received with great reviews by critics and viewers in 2011. SABC Education has announced that the series has exceeded all targets set by SABC1, coming second best in terms of audience share and revenue targets, and will be re-commissioning the show for another season.
When Serite was commissioned to produce Skeem Saam, she was new to TV drama production and it was agreed she would need a supervising producer to develop mentorship relations to fulfil all the objectives of the production. David Brown was selected to play the role of mentor to Serite and advise and help set up theSkeem Saam production.
SABC is now re-commissioning Skeem Saam for another season and this time Serite is flying solo as executive producer. She has an honours degree in Dramatic Arts from the University of the Witwatersrand and a Post-graduate Diploma in Management from Wits Business School. After completing her studies in 2000, she cut her teeth in television working for Isidingo, spending eight years on the scriptwriting team. She also gained experience working on Muvhango, Soul Buddyz, Take 5, Zero Tolerance andThobela FM dramas.