Local shows to love

From scintillating soapies, romantic reality and hands-on cooking shows to the crowning of our brand-new Miss South Africa, the local offerings on DStv this week are unmissable.

MISS SA 2019

On Woman’s Day, 16 of South Africa’s most beautiful and inspiring ladies will compete for the country’s ultimate pageant title – Miss South Africa. This year’s finalists are more representative than ever, proving that beauty comes in many forms, despite, and often because of, our unique challenges. SA’s darling, the vivacious Bonang Matheba, will once again host the glittering event and this year, and viewers will get to have their say on the Miss South Africa website, with the People’s Choice earning an automatic spot in the Top 10! The winners of the 'Mother of the Nation' award and the 'Young Activist' award will also be announced.

Friday 9 August on M-Net (101) at 17:00. Simulcast with Mzansi Magic

Getroud met Rugby

Anna's world is upside down after Jacques raped her. The ladies get an introduction course on rebounding after a failed relationship, and ‘Coach Wants a Wife’ is taking its toll on Schalk. Starring Johan Scholtz and Leandie du Randt.

Friday 9 August on kykNET (144) at 18:00

Most Ridiculous S3

We seek out the most insane and stupid videos be found online, with hilarious commentary by comedienne Julia Anastasopoulos (Tali’s Wedding Diary).

Monday 12 August on Comedy Central (122) at 21:30 

Single Parents Looking for Love S1

It's not easy for a single parent to find a partner, and BET’s new dating show centres on adults looking for like-minded partners who will understand their priorities as parents.

Saturday 10 August on BET (129) at 17:15

Let’s Eat with Siphokazi S4

Food is its own love language, a kind of practical magic that can nurture, comfort, and warm your heart. But let’s face it, these days, it also has to be simple, cost effective, time-efficient, delicious and nutritious. Siphokazi Mdlankomo knows this, which is why her culinary hit show gives fresh and tasty menu ideas for real people. But, as with any truly special occasion, the best part is the company, and Siphokazi is always ready to invite her celebrity guests to share the meal with friends and family.

Thursday 8 August on Mzansi Magic (161) at 20:00

Groen en Goud S1

Twice they’ve lifted the World Cup, and this reality show takes us inside the lives of the Springbok’s rugby legends, young and old. There’s a lot of pressure that comes with wearing the green and gold jersey, and we’ll hear from iconic heroes who’ve done it proud from Naas Botha and Frik du Preez to Os du Randt and Breyton Paulse.

Friday 9 August on VIA (147) at 17:30

Sien, Smaak, Slaap S1

Sien, Smaak, Slaap (See, Taste, Sleep), takes viewers on a journey to visit the Western Cape’s most iconic spots with a fabulous new travel programme hosted by travel blogger Henk Brand and his adventure-seeking wife, Suna.

Wednesday 14 August on VIA (147) at 17:30


Everyone is shocked when Chantel is arrested. Vernon confronts his sister about the missing firearm that was used to shoot David, and Hamilton asks Beatrice, the school principal, an important question.

Wednesday 14 August on kykNET&kie (145) at 20:00

Kokkedoor S3

Who picks up their paintbrush for a pumpkin? Who looks at a potato, an onion, or a cabbage head, and gets out the canvas? Once it was only artists who could find the beauty, the symbolism and the earthy magnificence of vegetables, but with the flourishing of the farm-to-table movement and the shift to more plant-based lifestyles, vegetables have become the emperor on the throne, instead of merely the supporting actor. Join judges Hetta van Deventer-Terblanche, Nic van Wyk and food blogger Sam Woulidge in the popular reality cooking competition’s quest to find SA’s best cook who can whip up Sa’s most beloved traditional dishes with fresh flair.

Thursday 15 August on kykNET (144) at 20:00

Living the Dream with Somizi S4

Somizi’s best friend, TT, celebrates his birthday yet again and this time it is a themed birthday party. Somizi meets Boity, who opens up about her calling to be a sangoma, and shares with her the spiritual journey he must embark upon.

Thursday 8 August on Mzansi Magic (161) at 20:00