The Estate is a South African television series set in Echelon Estate, a gated community with a golf course, clubhouse, gym, and all the facilities that such estates provide.
A neighbouring Thembalethu township community puts up a land claim against the estate and this raises themes of identity and heritage, truth vs lies, money (old and new), historical disempowerment and the fight for true economic freedom. Premiere episodes of The Estate air from Mondays to Fridays at 19h00.
Monday 3 May 2021
Concerned that Shadrack’s growing discontent with Muzi’s plans for The Estate will scupper both Project Phoenix and Goniwe’s campaign, Muzi recruits Dumisani to try to end Shadrack’s opposition to his plans. Martin’s grief continues to draw him into a spiral of confrontation and self-loathing.
Tuesday 4 May 2021
Dumisani is caught between his father and his benefactor. Dumisani lets a big secret slip to Mmatshepo. Tessa gets into a fight and tries to cover her tracks.
Wednesday 5 May 2021
Muzi reveals Shadrack’s heinous secret. Ayanda humiliates Dumisani in front of Sindi. Tessa tries to reconcile with Leah before she gets into trouble.
Thursday 6 May 2021
Shadrack descends further into madness and attacks Muzi. Castro plots revenge and claims his piece of Project Phoenix. Suzaan confronts Martin about Tessa’s assault on Leah.
Friday 7 May 2021
Angry Castro takes matters into his own hands regarding Project Phoenix. Suzaan calls for an urgent meeting after Leah’s ‘gravesite’ video goes viral. Siya plays relationship counsellor to Sindi.
Monday 10 May 2021
It is Dumisani’s first day at work but his day is ruined when his father is admitted to hospital after being attacked. Ryan has a nasty surprise in store for Suzaan. Boikanyo gets a business opportunity through Dumisani’s new colleague.
Tuesday 11 May 2021
Shadrack confronts Muzi about his assault and mayhem ensues. Dumisani’s efforts at work gain the positive attentions of the firm’s directors. Gigi baits Lwandle in the subtlest of ways.
Wednesday 12 May 2021
Muzi gets shot by Shadrack but they choose to keep it a secret and Siya takes the fall for the shooting and leaves the Phakathwayo home when Lwandle kicks him out. Shadrack finally decides to tell Mmatshepo the horrible truth.
Thursday 13 May 2021
Mmatshepo reels from the truth of what Shadrack did to Tumelo. Castro’s fueling the fight between Siya and Muzi. Tsholofelo inserts herself into Boikanyo’s photoshoot.
Friday 14 May 2021
Shadrack is on the receiving end of Mmatshepo’s anger. Dumisani impresses at his important presentation but his boss takes him back to the humiliating moment.
Monday 17 May 2021
Muzi has no choice but to tell aunt Goniwe the dark, sordid truth about why Shadrack shot him. Dumisani and Sindi have a moment of true intimacy.
Tuesday 18 May 2021
Goniwe is rocked by a scandal that threatens to undo everything. Shadrack sinks deeper in ‘madness’. Suzaan struggles to adjust to her new reality.
Wednesday 19 May 2021
Muzi reveals to Lwandle that Tumelo is buried on the Estate. Tessa and Leah bond over their floundering parents. Sindi gets jealous over Tsholofelo and Dumisani.
Thursday 20 May 2021
Shadrack spirals out of control and accuses Lesiba of being a Phakathwayo spy. A rueful Suzaan fires Zodwa when Zodwa tells her that Ryan is not coming back, which sends Suzaan into a downward spiral. Dumisani feels like a bad friend for abandoning Boikanyo, leaving him to prepare for meeting Gareth alone.
Friday 21 May 2021
The threats against Goniwe intensify when a man breaks into her bedroom. Dumisani and Sindi put aside their chemistry and come together to help Boikanyo. Suzaan throws herself at Siya in a moment of vulnerability.
Monday 24 May 2021
At Castro’s instruction, Rover threatens Goniwe to pull out of the Premiership race, otherwise Muzi will be killed. Suzaan stages a crisis to get Ryan back home.
Tuesday 25 May 2021
Shadrack’s attempt to occupy the land ends in utter humiliation. Suzaan’s unfair dismissal of Zodwa brings Dumisani to her door. Mmakoena makes an impulse purchase of a luxury house without Lesiba’s knowledge. Lwandle makes a surprising discovery that will change everything.
Wednesday 26 May 2021
Boikanyo makes a pact with the devil while Suzaan plays happy family with a discontent Ryan. Riots break out at a Phakathwayo press conference.
Thursday 27 May 2021
The Phakathwayo family takes another hit as they’re sent a threat. Castro capitalizes on the riot he instigated. Suzaan bombards Echelon with her plans for Leah’s birthday party. Shadrack decides he needs help to rid him of his demons.
Friday 28 May 2021
Castro uses a newly found piece of information to set a trap for Muzi. Martin is surprised when Uncle Lenny comes knocking on his door. Suzaan’s plan to hold on to Ryan backfires.
Monday 31 May 2021
Shadrack gets thrown out from the estate as he tries to talk to ancestors. Lwandle goes ahead with the press announcement even though Muzi feels she should drop the church project. Suzaan and Ryan end up smiling at the drama of the video.