The River drama series is set in Pretoria against the backdrop of South Africa’s mining sector. Diamond discovery in the river running between the poor township of Refilwe and the affluent neighbourhood of Silver Lakes quickly turns from a blessing to a curse.
The River tells the story of Khanyisa Diamonds mine owner Lindiwe Dlamini, married to a Dikana. Zwelethu Dikana, who is ruthless and calculating, and the extent she will go to in order to protect her family and maintain her lavish lifestyle. Lindiwe is married to provincial police commissioner Zweli Dikana, and is a mother to Andile and Mbali Dikana, step-mother to Nomonde Dikana. The Dikanas live in a mansion in Pretoria East, South Africa.
EPISODE 213 – CHOOSE ME! – WEDNESDAY 1ST DECEMBER 2021
An announcement at the Dikana house causes arguments and raises questions. – After warning Cobra, Mabutho decides to take action.
EPISODE 214 – HOOF IN MOUTH – THURSDAY 2ND DECEMBER 2021
Cobra’s conscience catches up with him and the Dikanas are surprised as their luck turns.
EPISODE 215 – LISTS ON LISTS – FRIDAY 3RD DECEMBER 2021
Two families fall apart instead of coming together, leaving the kids feeling distraught. Mohumi’s meeting with Lindiwe takes an unexpected turn
EPISODE 216 – FIGHTING A LOSING BATTLE – MONDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2021
Mohumi presents Lindiwe with an ultimatum, and will the very traditional families be willing to compromise?
EPISODE 217 – WALLET-MEASURING CONTEST – TUESDAY 7TH DECEMBER 2021
Lindiwe takes her eyes off the mine situation to focus on Andile’s big moment, but it looks like it’s going to come at a price.
EPISODE 218 – GUN-FU! – WEDNESDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2021
Cobras plan for dealing with Lindiwe has many layers and the Dikanas continue to struggle to mesh the old and the new.
EPISODE 219 – SO FESTIVE – THURSDAY 9TH DECEMBER 2021
Cobra starts to feel like he has everything under control, but did he speak too soon?
EPISODE 220 – A THOUSAND MILES – FRIDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2021
It’s a tale of two realities, as the Dikanas celebrate a joyous occasion, while the community of Refilwe fights to be heard.
EPISODE 221 – MS CHARITY CASE – MONDAY 13TH DECEMBER 2021
Lindiwe and Zweli finally become aware of what’s going on on the other side of the world, and it’s not pretty.
EPISODE 222 – HEADLINES AND HEADACHES – TUESDAY 14TH DECEMBER 2021
The impact of the strike is felt from Refilwe to the suburbs.
EPISODE 223 – CHAMPAGNE TEARS – WEDNESDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2021
Lindiwe’s family rallies around her as she goes off to defend their kingdom.
EPISODE 224 – FUBAR – THURSDAY 16TH DECEMBER 2021
Lindiwe is forced to make a crushing decision. Mohumi is ready to go to the ends of the earth for justice.
EPISODE 225 – HERE WE ARE… – FRIDAY 17TH DECEMBER 2021
Lindiwe is caught at a life-altering crossroad while the Mokoenas are forced to face their fears.
EPISODE 226 – MAYEBABO – MONDAY 20TH DECEMBER 2021
It’s a new dawn for Refilwe and Mohumi is called to lead, while Lindiwe’s broken heart bleeds on.
EPISODE 227 – …FOR PRESIDENT – TUESDAY 21ST DECEMBER 2021
Mohumi takes Flora by surprise and Emma urges Lindiwe to fight back.
EPISODE 228 – THIS IS OUR TIME – WEDNESDAY 22ND DECEMBER 2021
Mohumi has cold feet, while Cobra has a dream of his own regarding Refilwe.
EPISODE 229 – THE BOILERMAKER – THURSDAY 23RD DECEMBER 2021
Lindiwe is slowly finding her way back to herself. Refilwe is proving to be the promised land to many, with Mohumi being the Moses of the flock.
EPISODE 230 – DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS – FRIDAY 24TH DECEMBER 2021
Christmas Day for the Dikanas is full of drama.
EPISODE 231 – BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE – MONDAY 27TH DECEMBER 2021
Kedibone is determined to find a solution to their crisis while Emma takes baby steps in her healing.
EPISODE 232 – TOO MUCH STRESS – TUESDAY 28TH DECEMBER 2021
Kedibone is disappointed when the Refilwe residents seem unwilling to support her new project and tension grow between Emma and the latest addition to the Dikana household.
EPISODE 233 – DOWN AND DIRTY – WEDNESDAY 29TH DECEMBER 2021
Kedibone takes a new matter into her own hands and decides to get down and dirty. Emma finally opens up about her trauma, but she’s dealt with a harsh piece of reality.
EPISODE 234 – NOT MY TYPE – THURSDAY 30TH DECEMBER 2021
Time is running out for Kedibone to achieve her goal. Will Emma be able to fight the forces driving her towards some dangerous territory?
EPISODE 235 – IT’S IN HIS KISS? – FRIDAY 31ST DECEMBER 2021
Emma decides to do something that could land her in hot water, while the people of Refilwe celebrate a milestone.