8 local shows you’ll love this woman’s month

Spend an evening with Belinda, Thembisa and Liyana; see the good doctor making sure the papgeld goes where it should, and sing along with our Idols this week on DStv.

Idols S15 

The blind auditions are now done and it’s off to theatre week for the contestants. New rules mean more pressure, with the coaches and the judges raising the bar. The singers are now grouped into teams and the first round of eliminations have the contestants in a panic.

Watch on Sundays on Mzansi Magic (161) at 17:30

Catch Up on missed episodes on DStv Now

Two Families and a Wedding Dress

Every bride dreams of the perfect wedding dress for their big day. For most, that super-expensive designer gown is destined to remain a dream, but in this show, a dress fit for a princess, worth an astounding R30 000, could become a reality. The final choice will be made by the bride-to-be’s family and soon-to-be in-laws. The show is hosted by award-winning presenter Thembisa Mdoda, with narration by the spirited Moshe Ndiki.

Wednesdays on BET (129) at 21:30. Stream the latest episodes on DStv Now.


Monwabisi and Asanda are at the mercy of the senior boys as hazing season gets underway at St Sebastian's. After arriving in Johannesburg to compete for a rugby scholarship, the two boys were initially rivals, both aiming for the same scholarship, but being the underdogs has brought them together.

Watch Grassroots on Fridays on Showmax and 1Magic (103) at 19:30.

Lui Maar Op, Belinda S3

This sitcom revolves around the staff at a general store in George, in the Southern Cape. Belinda (Brümilda van Rensburg), a former actress who daydreams about her once-glamorous life, finds naughty letters between Maggie’s things and reads them shamelessly, even while Frans cautions her to let sleeping dogs lie. Annetjie (Annelisa Weiland) tries to find a partner for Dirkie, but it’s not as easy as she thought.

Watch on Mondays on kykNET (144) at 20:00.

Also available on Showmax.

Ster-status S1 

Women’s empowerment project, Apprentesses SA, helps women between the ages of 20 and 35 realise their dreams of being in the spotlight. Whether the candidate hopes to become a model, singer, actress, businesswoman or journalist, the project’s brand-new reality competition show will help them get a foot in the door with mentoring and confidence-building as well as establishing contacts and gaining experience in the entertainment industry.

Watch on Mondays on VIA (147) at 18:00

The Queen S4 

Brutus, Shaka and Zodwa plan their ambush on Harriet after being left behind in jail while Harriet and her kids made bail. The Maake family suffer another loss and Mmabatho takes drastic steps to protect Baby Mzi.

Fridays on Mzansi Magic (161) at 21:00. Stream episodes online with DStv Now.

Binge-watch from the beginning on Showmax.

No Excuse Pay Your Papgeld S2

Award-winning Kwaito musician Dr Malinga hosts this series in which parents struggling with collecting payments for the maintenance of their children are given a platform to get assistance.

Watch on Fridays on MOJA LOVE (157) at 18:30. Catch Up on the latest episodes with DStv Now.