Popular Pantsula Dance Drama Series ‘Tjovitjo’ is Now Streaming on Netflix

23 April 2020

Content - Television

Tjovitjo

You can now stream 'Tjovitjo,' the popular South African drama series centered on pantsula dance, on Netflix.

More than two years since its initial premiere, the popular South African drama series Tjovitjo can now be streamed on Netflix. When the show first aired on the national channel SABC 1 in August 20, 2017, it enjoyed a massive record-breaking viewership, pulling in an excess of 5.7 million viewers.

At the time, SABC1 Programme Manager Sane Zondi was quoted by various news sources as saying:

"You can benchmark against previous drama series like Yizo Yizo which attracted around 3 million viewers. Tshisa pulled about 4,7 million and Zone 14 drew up to 4,5 million viewers. All of these were on SABC1. So, in a way, SABC 1 sets and breaks its own records."

The show won multiple awards, most notably Best TV Drama at the SAFTAs (South African Film and Television Awards) in 2018. Read the full article on Okayafrica here