On the spotlight is Petse, who plays Mbali, and she finds herself on the cancelled list after the police raid her house and seize her family’s assets because of her mother’s (Brenda Hadebe played by Baby Cele) corrupt political dealings. Embarrassed and with her tail between her legs, Mbali runs to Grahamstown University in Makhanda, where she strives to reinvent herself and escape her mother’s corrupt legacy.
She leaves all that behind with the drama in Johannesburg but things makes a bad turn for as she quickly becomes the talk of Grahamstown University. Throw in a couple of misfit friends, Jay (Reddy) and Natalie (Tucker), who can be swayed to do just about anything with the right amount of convincing, and a new campus crush – Sivu Levine (Lunga Shabalala) – and Mbali is on her way to retain her clout.
What Mbali doesn’t count on are her haters, who will stop at nothing to bring her right back down to earth. Cue ‘Comrade’ Caesar (Sebeng), long-standing (read old) SRC president and Raeesa (Nicole Bessick) – resident gossip girl – who stop at nothing to expose Mbali’s shady past.
The series features veteran actresses Baby Cele and Camilla Waldman taking on roles as complicated mothers to Mbali and Sivu, respectively.
The series is now streaming on Netflix, peep the trailer below:
Miseducation is produced by Burnt Onion Productions led by Rethabile Ramaphakela and Katleho Ramaphakela, the powerhouse behind Africa’s biggest festive franchise, How To Ruin Christmas. The series is directed by Catharine Cooke, Themba Mfebe, Lwazi Mvuzi and Rea Rangaka.
Cast & Crew
Production company: Burnt Onion Productions
Creators: Rethabile Ramaphakela and Katleho Ramaphakela
Director: Catharine Cooke, Themba Mfebe, Lwazi Mvuzi, Rea Rangaka
Executive Producers: Katleho Ramaphakela, Rethabile Ramaphakela, Tshepo Ramaphakela
Creative Producer & Headwriter: Lwazi Mvusi
Producer: Phuthi Nakene
Writers: Lwazi Mvusi, Sunni Faba, Tumi Morake, Brad Katzen and Mojak Lehoko