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Introducing the class of Netflix’s new comedy-drama, Miseducation

This month, South Africa and the rest of the world will be introduced to the new Netflix original series, Miseducation.

A uniquely South African tale, Miseducation is a coming-of-age comedy-drama which follows the trials and tribulations of Mbali Hadebe, played by Buntu Petse, whose life is turned upside down when her mother, a prominent South African Government Minister, is exposed as being a corrupt politician.

A usually self-absorbed popular princess, Mbali quickly becomes a social outcast, facing judgement and scrutiny from her peers.

To get away from the drama, Mbali abandons her glossy, big city life in Johannesburg in search of a fresh start in the small, sleepy town of Makhanda. Here, what looks like a new beginning, rapidly turns into a web of corruption and varsity politics as she attempts to get close to her new campus crush.

A tale of youthful lust, angst, and convoluted social dynamics, Miseducation introduces a range of compelling and archetypal characters.

Below, meet the cast - and Mbali’s new Varsity class - of Miseducation.

A gripping tale if ever there was one, Miseducation launches on Netflix on 15 September 2023.

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