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IsiBaya Logo.jpg
Genre Soap Opera
Created by Angus Gibson
Teboho Mahlatsi
Catherine Stewart
Desireé Markgraaff
Written by Adze Ugah
Jacob Ntshangase
Screenplay by Adze Ugah
Jacob Ntshangase
Byron Abrahams
Zolisa Sigwanda
Running time 30 minutes
Distributor DSTV
Original network Mzansi Magic
Picture format SDTV 576i
HDTV 1080i
Audio format Stereophonic

IsiBaya (18 Mar 2013 - to date) is a South African soap opera which is produced by The Bomb Shelter and airs on Mzansi Magic DSTV channel 161. The princial cast of the show includes Siyabonga Thwala, Bheki Mkhwane, Thembi Nyandeni, Pallance Dladla, Mampho Brescia, Nomzamo Mbatha, Jessica Nkosi, Sdumo Mtshali, Bongani Gumede and Menzi Ngubane. The show is often credited for pioneering an age of telenovelas is South Africa. Shortly after IsiBaya went on air, hit telenovelas came to varied success, most notably Uzalo which airs on the exact time slot as IsiBaya on SABC 1.


  1. TVSA, Isibaya, 09 March 2019
  2. IMDB, Isibaya, 09 March 2019

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