The Housewives return for a sizzling week of pure local entertainment

We’re keeping it local and lekker with 12 of the best shows that Mzansi has to offer.

The Real Housewives of Johannesburg S2


With these ladies, all that glitters is indeed gold, and diamonds, and rubies – not forgetting sapphire. Five new ladies join Brinnette and Christall Kay as they let viewers into their lives of opulence, family and friendships. New housewives include Lebobo Jojo Gunguluza (not to be confused with her husband and namesake Lebo Gunguluza), Mpho Merriweather, Mpumi Mops, Lethabo Mathatho and Tarina Patel. With all these characters in one room, reality TV has never been this good.

Starts Friday 18 October on 1Magic (103) at 19:00

In Japan, Ja!

Protea netballer Vanes-Mari du Toit and Hamilton Wessels are in Japan to follow the Boks’ journey during the Rugby World Cup and to do some necessary sightseeing, of course. They join the Boks in Kobe and find out where Kobe Beef comes from.

Saturday 19 October on kykNET (144) at 18:30

Taxi Queens Ngithanda Wena

Katlego Setlhare and Prudence Maphanga star in this locally produced film about a young girl who’s set on joining a taxi-queen gang in order to make a buck. Is she prepared to do all that’s required of her, or will she have a change of heart?

Saturday 19 October on Mzansi Magic (161) at 19:30

Slank S4

We follow four well known families as they let doctors and dieticians into their households over a period of time. The goal is to encourage a lifestyle of low carbohydrates and healthy fats, while keeping an eye out for indulging at those birthday parties and family gatherings.

Starts on Monday 21 October on kykNET & kie (145) at 17:00

Ithemba S1

Created by filmmaker sisters Khayakazi and Nompumelelo Ngqula, this drama follows Philiswa’s search for her sister, Nomonde. She asks Tat' Mkhokheli (one of the leaders of the church) to help her. Meanwhile, Nomonde meets Sabelo and questions Ntsika about his church. Ma catches Zithulele and Philiswa in sacred grounds.

Starts Monday 21 October on Mzansi Magic (161) at 20:00

Yim' Lo S2

TV and radio personality Dineo Ranaka helps people come clean to their loved ones about their double lives. Sometimes shocking secrets are revealed, so how will their loved ones react?

Starts 22 October on Mzansi Magic (161) at 20:00

Fynskrif S2

The second season of this legal drama starts with Anne's date turning into a nightmare. Dolf (Charlton George) has big wedding plans which freaks Gertrude out. Wian (Edwin van der Walt) takes doubtful steps to the future. Meanwhile, Ben (Neels van Jaarsveld) and Lilani don’t see eye to eye and their tension spills into their personal lives.

Starts Tuesday 22 October on kykNET (144) at 20:00

Minki S4

Model and businesswoman Minki van der Westhuizen takes her charm and charisma to her couch on this talk show. Her guests include some of SA’s most influential and inspiring women, and she ends up surprising them with a guest that they personally know.

Starts Wednesday 23 October on VIA (147) at 20:00

Boer Soek ‘n Vrou


Leah delivers each farmer’s letters personally to him. Every year it’s great fun to see the original concepts of the letters and packages. Each farmer has family and friends to help him read through all of the letters. At the end of the day, each farmer must choose 10 candidates who he wants to meet at the speed dates.

Thursday on 24 October on kykNET (144) at 20:00

Ons Boere, Ons Inspirasie

The arid Karoo is known for its heat and dull landscapes, but in the heart of the Williston area, the Schoemans’ farmstead is a beacon of colour and hope. For years, this farm has thrived and prospered and been dealt a few hard times, and yet, it’s never lost its sense of pride for the community.

Thursday 24 October on kykNET (144) at 21:00

Ultimate House Vibe

The call is out for Mzansi’s party animals. Twelve will battle it out to create the most epic house vibe ever, with the winner walking away with a cash prize to the tune of R150 000. Hosted by musician Zulu Mkhathini.

Starts Thursday 24 October on Mzansi Magic (161) at 21:00