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WATCH: Phathu Makwarela talks about his hit shows The River & Legacy

One of SA's top screenwriters and producers, Phathu Makwarela chats with Andile Ndlovu about incredible female leads – and the one thing audiences are conservative about
Thu, Oct 15, 2020
  • This is part two of Andile Ndlovu's Phathu's Angels series, where he unpacks the meaning behind the women of Tshedza Pictures. In part one, he had an exclusive chat with Sindi Dlathu and Larona Moagi of The Riverwatch it here. Read Andile's views on why we love our TV villains here.

One of South Africa's most popular screenwriters and producers, Tshedza Pictures' Phathutshedzo 'Phathu' Makwarela is known for shows that have bold storylines and a fantastic script, anchored by strong performances from commanding leading women.

His two hottest shows right now? 1Magic's The River and M-Net's latest, Legacy.

Writer and journalist Andile Ndlovu, fascinated by Tshedza Pictures' approach to storytelling and representation, had an exclusive virtual sit-down with Makwarela, where the pair spoke about the crafting and pitching of each show, incredible female leads, approaching actors to work with – and the one thing SA audiences are conservative about.