10 South African shows to watch this week on DStv


Whether it’s surviving on a secluded island, hanging with Bonang or chatting on Minki’s couch, DStv has all your local entertainment lined up for you.

Bonang, Minki, Nico. Belinda, Mnqobi, or the president herself – you choose!

Being Bonang S3

The US has Beyoncé and we have Bonang! Our own Queen B has recently launched her own sparkling wine, which just might be the perfect pairing for her vivacious, bubbly personality. On this season of her reality show, she’ll take us through the daily grind of the busy schedule that makes up her day. She’s not one to let haters get in the way of securing that bag, and is that Somizi we see coming to support his friend at the wine launch?

Friday 19 July on 1Magic (103) at 19:00 or binge-watch from the beginning on Showmax.

Minki S3

Television presenter and model Minki van der Westhuizen’s talk show is back for its third run. Minki became a household name as the presenter of the lifestyle programme Pasella and kykNET’s Boer Soek ‘n Vrou, but when you’re invited to Minki’s own couch, you can count on a good chat, excellent company and a few surprises.

Wednesday 24 July on VIA (147) at 20:00

Lasizwe: Fake It Till You Make It S2

Socialite and social media sensation Lasizwe has never been one to shy away from the spotlight. He started with his own YouTube channel with any one of his alter egos re-enacting authentic South African experiences like standing at a queue at Home Affairs or the love-hate relationship we have with cashiers. We wonder though, has he ever exposed the real Lasizwe? And what are the chances we’ll finally get to meet him (irl) on Fake It Till You Make It?

Monday 22 July on MTV (130) at 21:30

Lui Maar Op, Belinda S1

Belinda Swanepoel works the cash register at a local shop. It’s not exactly her dream job; in fact, she’d rather be anywhere than working here. When two snobbish frenemies from her past pop up unexpectedly, Belinda pretends she owns the shop. Meanwhile, farm hero Frans gives timid Dirkie a lesson in farm exercise to build some muscle and look strong. Starring Brümilda van Rensburg and Annelisa Weiland.

Monday 22 July on kykNET (144) at 20:00 or binge-watch from the beginning on Showmax

Alles Malan S1

The Malans are the perfect family, or so they’d like everyone to think. In this week’s episode, it’s Valentine’s day, and Johan is about to ask Elani, the Malan’s teenage daughter, a very important question. And it had better be the right question, because Elani is pregnant. Meanwhile, their adopted son Freek is trying to win a girl’s heart.

Tuesday 23 July on kykNET (144) at 20:00 or 

Material Culture S1

The S’khothane’s or the Material crew love all things blingy, shiny and especially, obscenely expensive. Led by Material Don Dada, they plan to develop a worldwide membership and in this episode, Don finds out that he’s been catfished.

Saturday 20 July on Mzansi Wethu (163) at 19:30

Survivor South Africa S7

The castaways have merged into one tribe – Manumalo – and of course, the scheming and jostling for power kicked in almost immediately. The tribemates already voted off the island are forming part of the jury now, and it’s coming down to individual immunity where it’s one man, or woman, for themselves.

Thursday 25 July on M-Net (101) at 19:00

Impilo S1

This drama is kicked off by the shady dealings of one shameless man, Khulubuse Mtshali, and his pyramid scheme which collapsed, costing his community their hard-earned cash. This Monday, Khulubuse’s son Mnqobi learns the truth about why his father abandoned him and wants nothing to do with him. Sthandiwe Kgoroge stars alongside Nay Maps and Candice Modiselle, with Desmond Dube as Khulubuse.

Monday 22 July on Mzansi Magic (161) at 20:00

The Republic S1

Trying to clean up the country after thieving Hendrik Mbuli’s term in office has made President Lufuno Mulaudzi many enemies, which has led to her kidnapping. Her whereabouts remain unknown, and Moses and his crew of kidnappers suggests that while they wait for the ransom, they relax and have a good time.

Sunday 21 July on Mzansi Magic (161) at 20:00

Mooimaak met Clare Wiese-Wentzel S2

Everyone needs a best friend like Clare. Season two of this original reality show kicks off with Clare Wiese-Wentzel helping Coreen, a lady from Stellenbosch who’s in need of a makeover. As always, Clare doesn’t only focus on how her guest looks on the outside, but helps them feel good on the inside with a much-needed confidence boost.

Tuesday 23 July on kykNET & Kie (145) at 20:20

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