Play­ing house

Al­fred has fi­nally got­ten rid of his debt and penny-pinch­ing life­style and can af­ford a brand-new house for his new fam­ily.

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The new house isn’t a set – it’s lo­cated in Rem­brandt Park, not far from Sasani Stu­dios in Joburg, where Skeem Saam is filmed. “This is for convenience,” says the soap’s art direc­tor Vivi­enne Mahloko. “The big­gest dif­fer­ence is that the Kunutu house was set in the town­ship and this one is set in Ten­derPark, Tur­floop which is a sub­urb.” “We needed a house that’s much big­ger than the orig­i­nal Kunutu house, with a gar­den for ex­te­rior shots,” Vivi­enne ex­plains. “We shoot on lo­ca­tion ev­ery other week, for a cou­ple of days. When we’re not film­ing, no­body lives here. It’s been hired and dressed specif­i­cally for the shoot, so when we’re not shoot­ing there, the fam­ily’s new house is locked up.” Al­fred and Ma’Kunutu are mov­ing into their new home to raise a fam­ily to­gether. The house was cho­sen specif­i­cally for what is says about the cou­ple, re­veals Vivi­enne. “It rep­re­sents their growth and how far they’ve come as a cou­ple. It’s also their son Bushang’s new home, whom both his par­ents will raise,” she says. “It shows that Al­fred has taken Ma’Kunutu and the chil­dren as his own. He’s a full-on fam­ily man now.”

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