It’s a jam-packed August with this amazing line-up on Compact Plus

The only problem you’ll have with programmes in August is deciding what to watch first

1Magic (103)

Black Lightning Season 3

Buckle up for an incredible action-packed ride with this show based on DC Comics charter, Jefferson Pierce, AKA Black Lightening. A metahuman who works as a high school principal by day and a superhero by night, his only goal is to keep Freeland safe. A new vigilante known as Blackbird tries to replace Black Lightening but she finds it hard to fill his shoes. The A.S.A discovers that one of their own could be a metahuman in disguise and decides to control all media broadcasts. A virus takes hold of some important people.
Tuesdays from 11 August on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 20:30

I May Destroy You Season 1

A beautifully presented story that may be a trigger warning for some. Arabella becomes a Millennial icon when she turns her Twitter fame into a novel. Aptly named ‘Chronicles of a Fed-Up Millennial’, she becomes the voice of a generation. But her story takes a dark turn as she wakes up from a party with no memory of the night before. When all signs point to sexual assault, she must learn to navigate this traumatic experience in a post #MeToo reality. Critics have lauded the show’s brilliant balance of dark themes and subtle humour that make this must-see TV.
Wednesdays from 26 August on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 21:30

The Shop Season 2

Lebron James returns to host this popular show with star-studded guests like Meek Mill, Stacy Abrams, and Hasan Minaj – all in the comfort of a barber shop. We know that human beings are naturally tribe-orientated. And a barber shop is the perfect spot for a heart to heart. Great, feel-good TV that will entertain and educate.
Mondays from 3 August on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 21:30

Friends are the family we choose – here are some shows that show the joy and struggle of these key relationships

The Chi Season 3

This season is fresh from the US. A coming of age drama that connects Brandon to a group of friends as they overcome poverty-stricken hurdles on the south side of Chicago. Created by Emmy-winner, Lena Waithe, the third season starts off with a wedding that changes lives – for better or worse. When an estranged family member returns, everyone is cautious as their intentions are unclear. Drug-dealing seems to be the only solution to financial problems.
Mondays from 24 August on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 20:30

Bulletproof Season 2

Childhood friends from different backgrounds find themselves on equal footing as they both work for the National Crime Agency. The second season promises to be just as action-packed as the first as Aaron Bishop and Ronnie Pike have learnt to get along. They start off with a bang as the dynamic duo are tasked with infiltrating an infamous international crime syndicate with illegal activity rap sheet longer than the Nile.
Mondays from 10 August on Universal TV (DStv 117) at 20:00

Love & Marriage: Huntsville Season 1

From Oprah’s network, OWN, comes an uplifting reality show that will motivate and uplift the soul. Three successful African American couples are working hard to improve their town of Huntsville, Alabama, through strategic real estate ventures. Running their company, The Comeback Group, they face strain as their personal relationships with each other are tested. Can these long-time friends achieve their dreams together or will the love of money overpower them? 
Thursdays from 27 August on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 20:30

Horror that have your heart-beating faster

Lovecraft Country Season 1

Just knowing that this show is produced by genre-defining masters, J.J. Abrams (Lost, 10 Cloverfied Lane, Super 8) and Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us), should be enough to keep you up at night. But wait for the storyline. During the 1950s – during peak segregation – a young African American man decides to travel across the country in search of his missing father. Fortunately, his friend Letitia and his Uncle George decide to join him on this mission. If the struggle to survive racist violence wasn’t tough enough, the trio must also outrun terrifying monsters.
Mondays from 10 August on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 21:30

Celebrity Ghost Stories Season 1

A paranormal reality show that gives celebrities the opportunity to share their experiences with the metaphysical. Hear as they recount their spine-chilling and unexplainable stories and make sure to watch with someone else nearby. Familiar faces like Taye Diggs, Kelly Osborne and Paula Abdul step up this season of tales of the mystical.
Tuesdays from 4 August on Lifetime (DStv 131) at 21:55

True Terror with Robert Englund Season 1

Prepare to never sleep again as the host of this scary series is none other than Robert Englund (who played Freddy Kruger in A Nightmare on Elm Street movies). As if that wasn’t already scary enough, he presents some of America’s most terrifying real-life horrors. Between the historical commentary from experts and Englund’s ominous tone, the retelling may be just as frightening as the real thing.
Mondays from 10 August on Travel Channel (DStv 179) at 20:15

If you love the thrill of competition and working for your dreams – here are some shows you might like

Dragon’s Den Season 17

In a similar format to Shark Tank, this show encourages budding entrepreneurs to present their business ideas to a panel of experienced investors from a variety of industries. The contestants are hoping to exchange equity in their business for a sizeable sum of money upfront. The Dragons are also looking for a bargain deal and will try every tactic they can to get the best deal. Will the Dragons try to lowball their offers for maximum gain or can the fledgling entrepreneurs motivate them to bring the big bucks? 
Wednesdays from 5 August on BBC Brit (DStv 120) at 20:00

Idols Season 16

The quest to find South Africa’s most talented unknown singer continues with a brand new season of Idols. With some of the auditions done before lockdown, there will no doubt be an abundance of talented and misguided people who share their talent with the judges and the rest of the country. Get ready for entertainment at its best and get a head start on rooting for your favourite crooner.
Sundays from 2 August on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) at 18:00

Flirty Dancing Season 2

It’s Dancing with the Stars meets The Bachelor in this feel-good dating show with a difference. Each week Ashely Banjo matches up lovelorn romantics and gets them entangled in bespoke choreography dates. They must communicate without words and this makes each dance more important than ever. At the end of the dance, they must decide if their chemistry on the dance-floor can translate into a real life romance.
Sundays from 9 August on BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174) at 20:00

The Great Pottery Throw Down Season 3

A new season and a new host for this unique show promises to be a spinning-ly good time. Every week, 12 passionate home potters compete in various challenges that will test their skill and creativity. They must be prepared to tackle anything from homeware to toilets as master potters Keith Brymer Jones and award-winning ceramist Sue Pryke judge their final results. Each week, one contestant is crowned Potter of the Week and one is sent home. 
Mondays from 10 August on BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174) at 20:00

House in a Hurry

For most house buyers, choosing the right place can be a time consuming experience as they struggle to make their budgets stretch. But sometimes, circumstances don’t give you the luxury of time. This series follows ordinary couples as they rush to find a perfect property with the added stress of being in an unknown new town. With just weekend to find their new home, can they find something that meets their needs and fits their finances? 
Mondays from 24 August on HGTV (DStv 177) at 19:50

Tales of yesteryear that will delight history lovers

Beyond the Unknown Season 1

Don Wildman goes where few have been allowed to go before – to the vaults of the world’s most respected institutions. He explores artefacts to investigate unsettling stories like recounts of spontaneous human combustion and whisperings of a blood-sucking beast. Luckily, we get to experience his historical adventure from the safety of our homes with the lights on! 
Tuesdays from 18 August on Travel Channel (DStv 179) at 21:10

The Real War of Thrones Season 2

Renaissance lovers rejoice! Fresh off the finale of season 1, the new season goes deeper into a period of history famous for dynastic conflicts and strong female leaders. Come along as we explore the world of Mary Tudor, Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scots and Catherine de Medici and the religious wars that shaped Europe. 
Fridays from 7 August on Curiosity Stream (DStv 185) at 22:00

Barkskins Season 1

From Pulitzer-winning author Annie Proulx comes an entrancing story of hope, hardships and brutality as a group of outcasts dream of a better life. They must battle unknown obstacles within their group and from outside as they pursue glory on the way to the New World.
Thursdays from 13 August on National Geographic (DStv 181) at 20:43

Late night family movies that are great for the PVR

Freaky Friday

Classic movie with Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis playing a mom and teen who struggle to get along. When their bodies are switched by a magical fortune cookie, they learn that it’s not easy being the other person.
Monday 3 August on Comedy Central (DStv 122) at 21:00

The Princess Diaries

A shy high-schooler (Anne Hathaway) gets every girl’s dream when she discovers she is a princess. As the only remaining heir, she has to be groomed for royal life. Her grandmother (the magnificent Julie Andrews) helps her overcome her awkwardness and become the leader she was born to be. 
Monday 17 August on Comedy Central (DStv 122) at 21:00

The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement

Newly graduated Princess Mia leaves the safety of Princeton to start ruling her small country of Genovia. Through a plot to overtake the throne, a long-forgotten law is presented that states the heir must marry before her 21st birthday. With the help of her grandmother, her bodyguard (comically played by Hector Elizondo), and her best friend Lilly, she must choose a husband in a month.
Monday 24 August on Comedy Central (DStv 122) at 21:00

CBeebies (306)

Andy’s Dinosaur Toybox

This show is dino-mite! Using just his imagination, Andy brings his toy dinosaurs to life. Filled with interesting facts, great stories and funny voices, your little ones will be captivated and educated at the same time.
Monday 10 August on CBeebies (DStv 306) at 10:45

Nickelodeon (305)

Lego City Adventures Season 2

Everything is awesome for an ordinary group of LEGO City residents who find themselves thrown into fun adventures. A skateboarding police chief, Wheelie, tries his best to keep order to the city.
Mondays from 10 August on Nickelodeon (DStv 305) at 15:50

The Casagrandes Season 1

A spin-off of The Loud House, Ronnie and her brother Bobby have just moved to Casagrandes with their mom. Their new home is filled with a large extended family like grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Mondays from 24 August on Nickelodeon (DStv 305) at 18:05

Henry Danger Season 5

A new season with the same hilarious hijinks. Henry continues to help Captain Man, as his sidekick. Parents will love the subtle sarcasm in the show. And the message that everyone can be a hero will inspire the kids. 
Sundays from 23 August on Nickelodeon (DStv 305) at 19:00

Fun movies to make the weekends even better

Lost in the West (Part 1)

Two brothers, Chip and Dave, go back in time and find themselves in the Wild West of 1885. They meet up with two girls who must help them get back to the present time. 
Sunday 2 August on Nickelodeon (DStv 355) at 12:00

Lost in the West (Part 2)

Things get a little bit scary for Chip and Dave when an evil mayor puts a bounty on their heads. Can Luna and Kerry protect their identity while the boys try to fix their time-machine? 
Sunday 9 August on Nickelodeon (DStv 355) at 12:00

Lost in the West (Part 3)

The brothers might be able to get back home. But does this mean that they will never see their friends ever again? Will they stay? Or will they invite Luna and Kerry to join them in the present day? 
Sunday 16 August on Nickelodeon (DStv 355) at 12:00


Manny finds a magical collar that turns his dog into a human boy. Rufus becomes popular at school with his joyful attitude to life. Tons of hilarity ensues as the two struggle to keep their paw-some secret. 
Sunday 23 August on Nickelodeon (DStv 355) at 12:00

Rufus 2

Rufus’ world is turned upside down when he meets a girl named Kat. When she shares that she is a cat with a magical pendant, their friendship is turned on its head. 
Sunday 30 August on Nickelodeon (DStv 355) at 12:00

Hey moms and dads – there are so many new episodes of TV shows your little ones will love

The Adventures of Paddington Season 1

New animated series based on the beloved tale of Paddington. He’s a bear with a love of adventure who has great friends.
Mondays from 17 August on Nick JR (DStv 307) at 07:40

Top Wing Season 2

Four eager birds are having fun as cadets at Top Wing Academy. Swift, Penny, Brody and Rod go on different missions that include an important life lesson. 
Sundays from 2 August on Nick JR (DStv 307) at 15:20

Max & Ruby Season 7

Two bunny siblings are as different as chalk and cheese. Max is full of energy that gets him into trouble. Ruby is patient but bossy. Great show for siblings learning to get along. 
Mondays from 3 August on Nick JR (DStv 307) at 14:25

Blaze and the Monster Machines Season 5

A great show that includes science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in the storyline. Blaze is a monster truck who loves racing with his driver, AJ. There are plenty of adventures in Axie City that bring STEM to life. 
Monday from 10 August on Nick JR (DStv 307) at 16:25

Shimmer & Shine Season 4

Shimmer and Shine are twin genie sisters who make friends with a young girl, Leah. Together, they work together to fix problems that the genies create by accident. Luckily, the next door neighbour Zac is ready to help too. 
Saturdays from 15 August on Nick JR (DStv 307) at 15:20

Paw Patrol

Incredibly popular amongst the toddler groups, parents will rejoice at the new episodes available. Ryder and his crew of rescue dogs go on different missions to keep Adventure Bay safe.
Mondays from 17 August on Nick JR (DStv 307) at 6:55

Blue’s Clues & You!

A live-action/animated show that’s interactive and educational. A remake of the original series, it includes built-in silences to encourage the kiddies to share their answers. Together, they solve mysteries and play games. 
Mondays from 24 August on Nick JR (DStv 307) at 6:30

Great local shows to keep Mzansi entertained

Behind the Story Season 4

Pearl Thusi returns as the host to this heart-wrenching show featuring local stars. Each week, they are given an opportunity to open up about their struggles, the paths they’ve taken, and how their decisions have impacted their career, family, and romance.
Wednesdays from 12 August on BET (DStv 129) at 22:00

Isono: The Sin Season 1

Family viewing is about to get a big boost with this hugely anticipated local show. Gabriel must make a tough decision to go against his adopted family and protect the community. His mother is a devoted Christian and the matriarch of a large criminal syndicate. She will use every tactic to protect herself – including emotional manipulation and blackmail. 
Weekdays from 1 August on BET (DStv 129) at 21:30

Lasizwe Season 3

Social media sensation, Lasizwe is not one to shy away from the camera. But through all his entertaining, has he ever shown the real man behind the laughter? Taking on the role of executive producer for the show, he now shows a more creative edge to his personality.
Mondays from 3 August on MTV (DStv 130) at 21:30

There’s so much to love on kykNET!

Here’s a quick reference guide to help you keep up to date with your favourite local shows 


OnsSprokiesbruilof (Verkorte Weergawe)at 17:30 
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KookBoek Met Nataniëlen Erik at 20:00 
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Ware Naarheid Met Schalk Bezuidenhout at 20:30 
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Getroud Met Rugby at 18:00 
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Dis Hoe Ons Jol at 21:00

Natuurreeks at 21:00

Spoorloos at 20:00 
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Met ‘n Huppel In Die Stap Season 8 at 17:30 
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Pelgrims at 20:00 
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Liefde Sonder Grense at 20:30 
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Jan Braai virErfenis at 18:30 
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LeefJou Reisat 19:30 
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Boer Soek ‘n Vrou at 20:00 
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Woordfees at 10:30

Voetspore: Indië at 20:00

Best of British shows for all the Anglophiles

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted Season 2

The renowned chef tackles all kinds of adventure in pursuit of the world’s most unique and tasty dishes. This season, he brings the thrill close to home with a game hunt in South Africa, a visit to the dangerous jungles of Guyana, and the unknown terrain of Tasmania. But there’s more for the world-traveller as he visits icy fjords in Norway and the swamps of Louisiana. This will be a no holds barred trek with a man who loves to speak his mind at every turn.
Wednesdays from 26 August on National Geographic (DStv 181) at 21:00

Reggie Yates Meets World Season 1

This four-part series takes an in-depth look at various opportunities being offered to young people who face uncertain futures. Reggie Yates investigates programmes around the world with benefits that seem too good to be true. From a London church helping people to leave their gang life behind them to the burgeoning film industry in Nigeria known as Nollywood – we find out what these organisations’ true intentions are.
Thursdays from 13 August on BBC Brit (DStv 120) at 20:00

Semi-Detached Season 1

A fun family sitcom about a divorced man whose life is filled with chaos. His ex-wife lives across the road, his eccentric booze-hound father lives next door and his new girlfriend thrives on attention. Watch every week to see the mayhem unfold. 
Fridays from 21 August on BBC Brit (DStv 120) at 20:00

Mister Winner Season 1

Ever feel like bad luck follows you? Leslie Winner must live with irony of his last name as he often finds himself in the middle of misfortune. He is able to keep an optimistic heart as he finds himself engaged to a lovely woman, Jemma. With their wedding day fast approaching, Leslie realises that he needs to overcome his ill-fated life to impress his sceptical future father-in-law and change his luck forever.
Fridays from 7 August on BBC Brit (DStv 120) at 20:40

Cheetah: Beating the Odds

A documentary of life and death that takes you to the beautiful and dangerous Serengeti. A cheetah works hard to keep her cubs alive through many challenges. There are lions, jackals and hyenas that are ready to take advantage of any weakness.
Wednesdays from 5 August on Curiosity Stream (DStv 185) at 20:00

Back-to-back blockbuster shows that you must watch

Killing Eve Season 2 – FINALE

Eve Polastri and Villanelle bring killer chemistry to the last episode in season 2. The two finally come head-to-head with unexpected results. Tired of playing their cat-and-mouse game, the two woman must make a choice that could spell disaster or perfection. You’ll have to tune in to watch the cliff-hanger finale, but don’t worry, season 3 will follow next week!
Wednesday 19 August on Fox HD (DStv 125) at 20:45

Killing Eve Season 3

Be sure to savour each episode of this season – once you’re done, you’ll be all caught up with the rest of the world. It seems the Villanelle is doubting the course of action she took last season. Eve wants a clean slate too – and gets the perfect opportunity to put the past behind her. Daring TV that puts fierce females in the spy seat. We can’t think of a better way to spend Women’s month.
Wednesday 19 August on Fox HD (DStv 125) at 20:45

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