A South African adaptation of the international hit series Ugly Betty. Bettina (Betty) Sikhakhane is a smart, kind-hearted young woman who has always dreamed of being in the fashion publishing business. Even though she is hard-working and passionate, her dream has to date been thwarted by one thing. Betty is slightly less than attractive in a world that demands beauty. But when she is given an opportunity to be the personal assistant of Nubia Magazine’s new editor in chief, Dingani Jiyane, she is determined to do whatever it takes to fulfil her ultimate dream. Lead cast: Farieda Metsileng (Betty); Zweli Dube (Dingaan Jiyane); Tsholofelo Mashishi (Linda Jiyane) and Lesego “Coconut Kelz” Tlhabi (Zaza Moloi).
The happenings around the Xulu family from KwaMashu have kept South Africans glued to their TV screens every weekday at 20:30 for the past five years since the show’s premiere in February 2015. UZALO is a provocative, bold and authentic narrative that tells the story of two family dynasties, the Mdletshes and the Xulus, and the two young men who carry their hopes and legacy’s.