6 Local shows to record this week


From new seasons of Come Dine With Me South Africa and Dloz’lami to made-for-TV movies like Genoeg, local entertainment reigns supreme on DStv this week.

South Africans can be extremely amusing at the best of times – which is why DStv’s given them a platform to express themselves all year long!

This week, the second half of Come Dine with Me South Africa hits BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174). Tune in for delicious dishes, as well as hilarious commentary by nature-show host David Lamb as he provides his observations on the contestants – all from a wildlife perspective, of course.

The Way Ngingakhona and Dloz’lami both return for a second season on Moja Love (DStv channel 157). In the former, a reality show about three friends who are part of South Africa’s LGBTQI+ community, Tholang has finally found love while MJ is starting fatherhood. In Dloz’lami, host Thembi Nyathi is back to help families find emotional balance by connecting them with their spiritual guides.

There’s also plenty of great local film this week with Ukuvala Inxeba (Family Matters) on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161), while kykNET (DStv channel 144) will move you to tears with dramas Genoeg and Rykie.

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Come Dine with Me South Africa S6 (Reality)

The critically acclaimed foodie show is back, with even more kitchen hijinx. This time around, the producers are taking viewers beyond the kitchen and into the depths of human nature as nature-show host David Lamb provides his observations on the team’s hierarchical behaviour, mating dances and battles for status around “the kill” being dragged onto the dining table.

Wednesday, 5 May on BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) at 20:00

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Ukuvala Inxeba (Family Matters) (Drama)

South Africa’s movies are finally getting the recognition they deserve with amazing cinematography and stories that hit close to home. Catch the first of a month-long slate of local films with drama Ukuvala Inxeba.

Saturday, 1 May on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) at 20:30

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Genoeg (Drama)

In this made-for-television movie, an overworked woman in her thirties is forced to attend a meditation resort. Once there, she begins to realise the true meaning of life.

Sunday, 2 May on kykNET (DStv channel 144) at 20:00

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Rykie (Drama)

A lawyer who is left estranged from her family after an incident must now return home after many years. Can she choose between family and career or will history repeat itself?

Wednesday, 5 May on kykNET (DStv channel 144) at 20:00

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The Way Ngingakhona S2

This week sees the return of this local reality show about the lives of three best friends in the LGBTQ+ community. Tholang has finally found love with a man who accepts her for being transgender, but Inno disapproves. Meanwhile, MJ is starting fatherhood on a bad note as he is estranged from the mother of his child.

Tuesday, 4 May on Moja Love (DStv channel 157) at 21:30

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Dloz'lami S2

Dloz'lami provides spiritual guidance and tries to find answers for its participants who are facing difficulties in their lives. Tune in to this heartwarming show with host Thembi Nyathi as he helps families find emotional balance by connecting them with their spiritual guides.

Monday, 3 May on Moja Love (DStv channel 157) at 22:30

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