An award-winning youth drama series, Yizo Yizo which was shown on SABC 1 between 1999 and 2004 is now back on the screens.
The popular 13-part local drama series will show on SABC1 from Thursday, 09 August at 22H00.
The drama looks at problems faced by pupils in South Africa’s education system as a result of a breakdown in the culture of learning and teaching leading to a sense of helplessness among parents, students and teachers.
Issues of drug abuse, gangsterism and rape are tackled. Focusing on Supatsela High School, the story revolves around an autocratic cane-wielding principal who is forced to leave after he assaults a pupil. His successor is weak and corrupt and the situation in the school deteriorates with gangsters and criminal elements filtering through.
The principal is eventually dismissed and replaced by Grace Letsatsi and under her leadership, the community get together to retake ownership of the school. The students are empowered and able to express their views.
- School principal (Patrick Ndlovu)
- Grace Letsatsi (Nambitha Mpumlwana)
- Javas (Meshack Mavuso)
- Zakes (Jet Novuka)
- Nomsa (Charmaine Mtinta
- Chester (Ernest Msibi)
- Papa Action (Ronnie Nyakale)
- Thiza (Tshepo Ngwane)
- Hazel (Nomonde Gongxeka)
- Edwin Thapelo (Patrick Shai)
- Gunman (Christopher Kubheka)
- Zoe Cele (Sthandiwe Msomi)
- Bobo (Innocent Masuku)
- Mantwa (Lorraine Mphephi)
- Dudu (Noluthando Maleka).