Coming up on uBettina Wethu this May 2023:
Monday 1 May 2023
Mo Money, Mo Problems
Betty must find a way to get back the million rand from the fund that she accidently deposited into Izzy’s account. Dingaan does a PR campaign, rubbing Nubia’s win in Max and Duma’s face.
Reggie is in his element when the XLCM campaign is confirmed, even though he hides it from Betty. Linda is conflicted when Akani tries to call her and Brandon’s reflections on his childhood lead him to realise that he doesn’t want to lose Crystal.
Tuesday 2 May 2023
It’s About Ultima-Time!
Betty decides to take a stand against Brandon and Dingaan controlling Sik Media while she finalizes her new apartment for a housewarming party. Nubia and Optics fail to agree/deliver on a key part of the campaign because of the growing tensions between Dingaan, Duma and Max.
Frustrated with a poor Waves signal that is costing him money, Izzy agrees to the Viva survey job while Linda tries to distract herself from thinking about Akani. Brandon works hard to recruit Zaza to help detox his masculinity so he can win Crystal back.
Wednesday 3 May 2023
Betty Getting ’em Together
Despite the tension between her, Dingaan and Brandon about SIK, Betty works with Zitha to manage Dingaan and Max. Betty shows off her new home with a housewarming party. Archie starts a whirl-wind trip to Micronesia to find Delilah.
Reggie starts getting more business in while Linda finally succumbs to the urge to look Akani up online. Brandon’s insecurities are revealed as he works with Zaza to clean up his act.
Monday 8 May 2023
My New Baby
After being confronted with various post-housewarming problems and an unexpected bill for rates, Betty finally rebels against Brandon and Dingaan by buying herself a car (that she can’t drive), using Sik Funds from YBW.
As the opposing teams try to work together again, Dingaan accuses Betty of prior knowledge of Reggie working with Optics Pitch, which leads to a fight. Reggie’s hard work is paying off as he supports his family with Betty gone while Izzy starts his surveys, getting side-tracked and embroiled in neighbourhood gossip.
Tuesday 9 May 2023
Real Women Have Rims
Betty hires Izzy to drive her and feels like a queen, all the while trying to hide the purchase from Dingaan and Brandon. When Tbang’s services become a bone of contention between Nubia and Optics, tensions mount.
Zitha, Duma and Betty work together to try to resolve the issues and Dingaan starts wondering if there is sabotage going on. When Linda gives in to seeing Akani after getting encouragement from a friend, she is surprised with the outcome, while Brandon has difficulty sticking to his newly re-invented image.
Wednesday 10 May 2023
Betty and the New Brandon
Betty is plagued by her financial decisions and her choice to hide her car purchase. Dingaan is at his wits end as tensions and errors continue to plague the campaign and finds it hard to engage with Zitha outside of work, suspecting that she might be sabotaging them to get the full XCLM contract.
Linda discovers a new and wonderful world with Akani, hiding it from those around her while Reggie and co agree and announce a brand company, much to Mamiki’s horror. Zaza finally thinks Brandon is ready to give Crystal a call and reveal his new image.
Monday 15 May 2023
Car Crash, Dinner Dash
As Betty loses control over her own car, she is surprised and slightly suspicious when Dingaan starts turning on the charm. Dingaan tries to keep it together but is further rattled when Tbang takes a month’s leave after several running battles with him about creative and budget.
Linda spends time with Akani, still hiding their relationship so she is defensive when caught by Dingaan, mid act with Akani, while Reggie and co register RSM Active.
Tuesday 16 May 2023
Violent Delight / Violent Ends
Even with Dingaan’s new-found attentiveness, Betty struggles with her MD role. Brandon and Linda find out about the car. As Nubia starts losing other pitches he shares with Brandon his suspicions about sabotage, which have been deepened by something Zitha/Duma does/says.
Linda starts dropping the ball at Nubia as she spends more time with Akani while Brandon gets a positive response from Crystal. Reggie registers himself for a Brand Masters Award and Israel gets chased down Cosmo’s streets after he goes too far with his gossip.
Wednesday 17 May 2023
Breakdowns, Bashes and Baby Bumps
Betty is mortified when she loses the Eve’s Insurance account, and a mission to get Yolanda to reconsider leads to her and Dingaan experiencing their first night of lovemaking.
Despite his guilt about leading Betty on as a ploy to keep her ‘under control’, Dingaan surprises himself and Betty when they share an intimate moment on a spontaneous out of town trip. Linda is mortified when her relationship with Akani makes story of the week on Sip Sip.
Monday 22 May 2023
D is for Ghosted
Betty’s conflict around Sik fronting for Nubia comes to the fore again as she cooks the Nubia books for an upcoming financial presentation to Linda and is deepened as Dingaan starts avoiding her after their weekend away.
Dingaan tries to put his foot down with the township campaign XCLM. Reggie starts having fights with his crew about money, which leads to a walk out, while Linda starts to have doubts about her relationship with Akani.
Tuesday 23 May 2023
My honey, My baby
Betty is coming to terms with how deep into the Sik/Nubia entanglement she is in as Dingaan pushes for more funding applications. Zitha drops the bomb on Betty about her being pregnant with Dingaan’s child.
As they prepare for the township activation, Dingaan gets more and more paranoid about Optics using their business secrets and finds himself fighting for his township activation ideas. Linda has to deal with gossip and outrage from her friends.
Wednesday 24 May 2023
Diapers and Guilt
As Betty gives in to her feelings for Dingaan, she gets caught deeper and deeper in the fronting web between Sik and Nubia as she and Dingaan work together to try to convince Linda that Nubia is doing great.
Dingaan’s worst nightmare comes true and his image is destroyed when he is run out of Cosmo by the residents. Reggie works on his label, recording another artiste. Linda ghosts Akani after her friends gossip about her.
Monday 29 May 2023
Um “Go”-Wo-The Thick of it
Betty pursues a client to help Nubia and Dingaan’s image, however she is left dissapointed when she realises Dingaan is lagging behind on his promise to break up with Zitha. Dingaan struggles to break up with Zitha and finally tells Linda about the baby.
Brandon is relieved when Crystal also confesses her love for him.
Tuesday 30 May 2023
As Betty struggles to make ends meet after a tense meeting at the bank, she learns she might lose her new place if she doesn’t find the money to pay up. Dingaan flares up with Max when he crashes Dingaan’s lunch with Frances. Dingaan grapples with pressure from Zitha to get married.
Reggie tries to get a handle on his accounts with disasterous consequences.
Wednesday 31 May 2023
Operation: Woo the Betty
Betty’s excitement over landing a client that could solve Nubia’s financial woes is overshadowed by the news of SIK being under audit. Brandon buys presents on Dingaan’s behalf to help his buddy out with his deception.
Dingaan gives Akani his blessings to date Linda. Israel faces the consequences of his Vivatel schemes.
Premiere episodes of uBettina Wethu air on SABC1 from Mondays to Wednesdays at 21h00. The series also streams on Viu.