Skeem Saam is a South African soap opera created by Winnie Serite, broadcast on SABC1 since 2011. The show is set in Johannesburg and Turfloop. It rose to fame since it arrived, competing with Generations. A majority youth-centered show, Skeem Saam is an SABC Education production. It has been running for 10 seasons.
In January 2021, the SABC announced that the show would go on a production break starting from 1 March 2021 due to a massive decline in viewership.
The story follows the lives of the residents of Turfloop who face daily trials and tribulations as they climb the ladder to success. It also follows the lives of the rich in Johannesburg and how they handle the challenges they face in their businesses and also follows the lives of the rich and poor staying in Turfloop
Skeem Saam is a blend of plot about the journey to manhood’s. It examines the plight of today’s young children and the tough challenges they faced transitioning.
Local drama tv that following the lives of 3 boys who grapple with tough conflict.
Program creator: Winnie Serite
Awards: Golden Horn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a TV Drama Series, MORE
Genre: Soap opera
Number of seasons: 11
Network: SABC 1
Languages: English, Northern Sotho, Zulu, Southern