Shaka Zulu (TV series)

Shaka Zulu (TV series)

Shaka Zulu
Title sequence to Shaka Zulu
Genre Historical Novel
Created by Ed Harper
Directed by William C Faure
Starring Henry Cele
Edward Fox
Robert Powell
Trevor Howard
Fiona Fullerton
Christopher Lee
Dudu Mkhize
Roy Dotrice
Gordon Jackson
Kenneth Griffith
Conrad Magwaza
Patrick Ndlovu
Roland Mqwebu
Gugu Nxumalo
Tu Nokwe
Daphney Hlomuka
Composer(s) Dave Pollecutt
Country of origin South Africa
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 10
Executive producer(s) Leon Rautenbach
Editor(s) Bill Lenny A.C.E
Ettie Feldman
Location(s) Natal, South Africa
Running time 50 minutes
Production company(s) South African Broadcasting Corporation
Original channel South African Broadcasting Corporation
Original release October 24 – December 19, 1986 (1986-12-19)

Shaka Zulu (1986) is a television series directed by William C. Faure and written by Joshua Sinclair for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), based on Sinclair's novel of the same name (1985). It is based on the story of the king of the Zulu, Shaka (reigned 1816 to 1828), and the writings of the British traders with whom he interacted. It aired in U.S. syndication. Harmony Gold USA partly funded Shaka Zulu in spite of the economic sanctions at the time.[1] The series consists of 10 episodes of approximately 50 minutes each in duration.


  • Cast 1
  • Theme song 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Theme song

The theme song of the series, We are growing, was sung by Margaret Singana.


  1. ^ 'Shaka Zulu': Negative Metaphor For South African Blacks, Los Angeles Times, November 21, 1986
  2. ^ "Daphney Hlomuka: Much-loved actress".  

External links