7de Laan is a South African soap opera in Afrikaans with some English and Zulu 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 ("Seventh Avenue") and the suburb of Hillside in 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 broadcasted from Monday to Thursday, then later broadcasted on Fridays as well, as a daily soap. Ratings are generally around the 2 million mark according to tvsa.co.za.