8 hit local shows to savour the richness of our culture on DStv

DStv’s locally produced hits celebrate our rainbow nation’s heritage like no-one else can. Culture, drama, travel and cooking will have you riveted this week on DStv.

Kom ons braai: Familie en vriende S8

René en Magdél are in Swakopmund, Namibia where they serve mouth-watering lobster tail and galjoen while Oliver and Johan charm their guests with good old-fashioned mutton chops straight from the coals.

Saturday 7 September on VIA (147) at 19:30


After they get retrenched from their jobs because of their old age, two friends devise a scheme as they feel that they are not in the retirement stage and start to illegally connect electricity in the township. The name Izinyoka (snakes in Zulu) refers to the “snake-like” electric cords that are all over the place when installed illegally.

Premieres on Saturday 7 September on Mzansi Magic (161) at 19:30

Soweto String Quartet, Anton Goosen & Vriende

The world-renowned Soweto String Quartet will be performing in this musical special with some of SA’s biggest musicians. Dubbed the father of Afrikaans Rock, Anton Goosen has made a pivotal contribution to the music industry. Legendary singer Sonja Herholdt and Lynell Kenned will also be celebrated in this once in a lifetime historical performance.

Sunday 8 September on kykNET (144) at 10:30. Simulcast on kykNET Nou! At 12:00


The team is at kykNET’s 9th Silwerskerm Film Festival at The Bay Hotel in Camps Bay. They’ll be chatting to some of the up-and -coming stars like Alex van Dyk (Die Stropers) about his experience on the Griekwastad set; Zonika de Vries, the young star of Die Verhaal van Racheltjie de Beer and Elani Dekker about Toorbos and her journey from child star until now.

Premieres on Sunday 8 September on kykNET (144) at 19:30

Most Ridiculous with Suzelle

With a celebrity guest, Suzelle (Julia Anastasopoulos) watches and comments on the silliest and most insane videos ever to be found online.

Monday 9 September on Comedy Central (122) at 21:30

Elders S2: Japan

Erns experiences a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto and visits the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima and the nearby Miyajima Island. An All-Black legend gives him a kicking lesson in Kobe, before he begins the Nakasendo pilgrimage between Kyoto and Tokyo.

Tuesday 10 September on kykNET (144) at 21:00

Kokkedoor S3

With five teams now remaining, the stakes are high as they are tasked with preparing a feast for 250 guests for Bravo! The Bravo! Ball will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Word Festival at the Stellenbosch City hall.

Thursday 12 September on kykNET (144) at 20:00

Looking For Love

**First on Showmax**

A single, unaccomplished Zulu woman must find ‘THE ONE’ in the pitiless concrete jungle that is Jo’burg, before she turns 40.

Friday 6 September

The Queen S4

The much-beloved Corner House is going through a rough patch and Thato wants to organise another social to bring in the patrons. The smart and conniving Harriet wants to outsmart Brutus in their negotiations, and it seems like Patronella might need a new job.

Kea's fashion launch does not go according to plan. Thato finally finds a replacement for Martha, but is she what she claims to be?

Weekdays on Mzansi Magic (161) at 21:00

Isithembiso S3

This drama centres on the lives of two youthful girls who come to Joburg to search for that illusive better life. This week, Palesa’s got a big decision to make after MK’s announcement, and Madoda is looking out for Ayanda while Palesa turns to the police for help. Madoda’s troubles hit home in a big way. MK makes a big announcement and leaves Palesa with a major decision. Lihle helps Ethel out with her money problems.

Weekdays on Mzansi Magic (161) at 19:30