Local soapie Generations has stood the test of time since it first hit local screens in 1994. And although it has undergone changes throughout the years – most notably when the show was rebooted in 2014 following a labour dispute between executive producer Mfundi Vundla and the cast – the acting talent that it introduced to us is still largely associated with its legacy. We look at where some of the show’s biggest stars are now.
Sello Maake KaNcube (Archie Moroka)
Sello made his debut in Generations in the soapie’s early days and quickly became a hit with viewers until his first departure in 1997, he left permanently in 2002. In addition to doing theatre work, the 59-year-old actor has enjoyed a prolific acting career, staring in well-known local dramas such as e.tv’s Scandal!, Rockville and Mzansi Magic’s The Queen.
Connie Ferguson (Karabo Moroka)
Connie made her debut in the hit soapie in 1994. She is one of a few on the show to have retained her role for over a decade, leaving the show after 16 years, only to return to in the new-look Generations: The Legacy. The 49-year-old media mogul has appeared in several other popular shows throughout her enduring career, including Soul City, Solly Loves Kina, Late Night News with Connie Ferguson, Comedy Roast Central, The Wild, Rockville and as a celeb dancer in Strictly Come Dancing.
The actress, who viewers will remember as Julia Motene, made her first appearance in the show in 2002 and stayed on until 2005. The 42-year-old has also worked on other television productions such as Justice for All, Scoop Schoombie, Isidingo, Secret in my Bosom, and Soul City among others. In addition to her on-screen career, Xolile is also a director and spiritual seer.
Rapulana Seiphemo (Tau Mogale)
Rapulana is the only actor on this list who still has an active role in the soapie. He made his debut in the “old” Generations before he left for Muvhango for few years and then returned to Generations: The Legacy.
Cedwyn Joel (Sonny Jacobs)
Cedwyn is also among the actors who were introduced to viewers during iGenerations’ early days in the ’90s but he left the show in 2004. Having left the soapie, the 66-year-old veteran actor moved on to star in many other television productions, including 7de Laan, Buurtwag, Die Boekklub, Known Gods, League of Glory, Malan en Kie, Meeulanders, Stellenbosch, Swartwater, Transito as well as Vloeksteen.