7de Laan is a South African Afrikaans soap opera with some English and Zulu dialogue in between. It features English subtitles. It started in 2000 and is broadcast evenings on SABC 2 from Monday to Friday at 18:27-19:00.
It is set in and around the fictional Sewende Laan in the suburb of Hillside, Johannesburg where all the characters live or work. The street and shopfronts which are featured on the opening visuals, are that of Seventh Street in Melville, Johannesburg.
Sewende Laan was originally broadcast from Monday to Thursday, then later broadcast on Fridays as well, as a daily soap. Ratings are generally around the 2 million mark according to tvsa.co.za.
A milestone was reached on 9 May 2013 when the 3000th episode was broadcast.