This week on SABC 1’s Skeem Saam‘s episodes, we saw Mapitsi (Mogau Motlhatswi) juggling her new and old job. With Mapitsi deciding that she will publish Katlego (Patrick Seleka) and Candice’s cookbook, she had to find a distributor that would look out for everyone’s interests. ALSO READ: ‘Skeem Saam’ October Spoiler: Lehasa lobola’s, Jacobeth’s in…
This week on SABC 1’s Skeem Saam‘s episodes, we saw Mapitsi (Mogau Motlhatswi) juggling her new and old job. With Mapitsi deciding that she will publish Katlego (Patrick Seleka) and Candice’s cookbook, she had to find a distributor that would look out for everyone’s interests.
FAMOUS DISTRIBUTOR ON BOARD
Mapitsi faced a number of rejections while trying to find a person to help distribute their cookbook, but when a famous distributor, Paddy Bright (Mary Anne Barlow), calls her, arranging a meeting at Capsy’s, Mapitsi agrees only to be dealt a racism card upon meeting Katlego.
Paddy has a reputation for turning everything she touches to gold and Candice (Lisa Van Deventer) even vouched for her. In fact, both Kat and Candice believe that she is the perfect person they need to make their cookbook a success.
While trying to tell Paddy to which market their cookbook appeals, Paddy jumps in quickly and tells her that Kat and Candice would make a “nice marketable couple”. Mapitsi then mentions that they are not a couple, but rather business partners.
PADDY TELLS MAPITSI KAT WONT WORK
Mapitsi is hell-bent on making sure that he business partners are seen as a united front so she makes another attempt at explaining to her what they each offer and which markets they appeal to.
Much to Mapitsi’s dismay, Paddy maintains that the pair wont cut it as a dup because Kat’s recipes wont appeal to a global market. In her words,
“It’s very very clear to me that the people that Candice appeals to, they’re the ones that are actually gonna purchase the cookbook”
Mapitsi loses it slightly and asks her if she is saying that Kat won’t cut it because he is black. Paddy then tells Mapitsi to not put words in her mouth as that is not what she is implying.
Take a look at some reactions from Skeem Saam‘s viewers to Paddy’s character:
PADDY BLATANTLY IGNORES KAT
Seeing that Mapitsi wont take no for an answer, Paddy resorts to talking over Katlego, appearing to be more interested in Candice. This despite Kat going over and above to make sure that Paddy sees their dedication. Candice seems out of it but it also works for her because Kat will not take credit alone. They are partners after all.
To make sure that she is not overthinking things, Mapitsi shares her observations with her in-laws.
True to her thinking, John Maputla (Africa Tsoai) tells Mapitsi that Paddy knows the market because most “white people write cookbooks” and that that would be her strategy for cookbook sales. Mapitsi is now dedicated to making sure that Katlego pulls out all the stops to make this a success.