Ashes to Ashes

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Ashes to Ashes
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Genre Telenovela
Created by Genna Lewis
Written by Genna Lewis
Maggie Benedict
Directed by Gert van Niekerk
Starring Patrick Shai
Nambitha Mpumlwana
Chumani Pan
Nyaniso Dzedze
Maggie Benedict
Mandla Gaduka
Atandwa Kani
Menzi Ngubane
Producer(s) Ntokozo Mbuli
Original network
Original release March 2, 2015 (2015-03-02) – September 2, 2016 (2016-09-02)

Ashes to Ashes is a South African telenovela which aired on from 02 March 2015 to 02 September 2016. The show came into existence in the wake of the prolonged controversy at the SABC 1's flagship soap opera, Generations, which culminated in the dismissal of the entire principal cast. The producers of Ashes to Ashes went as far as hiring some of those actors including acting kingpins Patrick Shai, Nambitha Mpumlwana and Menzi Ngubane with placing the show in the exact same time slot as the beleaguered Generations.

Ashes to Ashes aired for a season and made way for Gold Diggers before returning for a second and final season. During that period Generations returned from the hiatus and easily reclaimed the top spot in viewership effectively ending's foray into the 8pm time slot. did not renew either Ashes to Ashes or Gold Diggers for the third seasons.

Social Media

  1. Twitter, @AshestoAshesetv, 09 August 2019


  1. IOL, buries Ashes to Ashes, 10 August 2019
  2. Sowetan LIVE, pulls the plug on Ashes to Ashes, 10 August 2019
  3. Citizen, Ashes to Ashes is back with new actors, 10 August 2019
  4. TVSA, buries Ashes to Ashes, 10 August 2019
  5. IMDb, Ashes to Ashes , 10 August 2019