Soul City series 11

Soul City 11, is set in the clinic where people with limited resources, but filled with passion and tenacity struggle to make their world a better place.

A range of issues are explored through a cast of vivid characters - a feisty and fearless nurse; an electrician in search of work; an HIV + mother expecting her first child; a bossy mother-in-law; a corrupt mayor; a councillor concerned to serve his community despite mounting pressures; a beautiful girl in love with the wrong guy; a boxing champ desperate to please his traditional father and a single mother and her daughter, on the run from creditors.

Meet Sis Noni (Florence Masebe), a community stalwart, dedicated nurse, wife and mother. She is the thorn in the side of local councillor Philani (Fana Mokoena). When the rundown clinic burns down, sparks fly. Both blame each other. Will the community and local council find a way to work together to bring health services back to the community?

Smokin Joe’s, the local boxing gym owned by Sis Noni’s husband, Malusi (Dumisani Mbebe) becomes the venue for a temporary clinic. Here Sis Noni continues with the important work of preventing mother to child transmission (PMTCT) and running a medical male circumcision campaign (MMC). But she runs into a wall, when her traditional husband, Malusi insists their two sons, Sam (Robert Mpisi) and Mandla (Siyanda Sesimani) undergo traditional circumcision instead. Mandla, the favourite son and boxing champ always obeys his dad, but Sam, his older brother who has a mind of his own, refuses. Sam is also in love with Nkosazana (Samukelo Ndlovu), the new girl in his class, who has recently arrived at Soul City with her mother, Grace (Leleti Khumalo).

Grace has recently been retrenched and is on the run from her creditors. She has mismanaged her personal finances and does not know how to face her bad spending and saving habits. Will she overcome the crippling effect of debt and will the long held secret about the father of her child finally come out in the open?

Soul City 11 weaves vital contemporary social issues, such as medical male circumcision, prevention of mother to child transmission, the problems of service delivery and how to overcome personal debt, into a compelling new drama series, on air from October 18 SABC 1, 20h30.

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