The shows that Compact customers can now enjoy!

Even more of Mzansi’s biggest shows are now available on DStv Compact!

Love Being Bonang and The Real Housewives of Johannesburg? Missed out on Idols or Marry Me Now? The good news is that Compact subscribers can now see these shows and more, as they will be rebroadcast on either Mzansi Magic or Mzansi Wethu. Talk about a good start to the year!


Love drama? Watch Grassroots S1

In the coming-of-age drama Grassroots, two talented rugby players from feuding rural families must face their complicated past in order to follow their passion for the game.

From the punishing trials of the traditional Xhosa initiation ceremony in a far-flung corner of rural Eastern Cape, to the harsh hazing rituals and dorm room drama of a prestigious private school in Johannesburg, two teenage boys who have both earned rugby scholarships are thrown together, despite being sworn enemies. Grassroots is an original drama telling a uniquely South African story. It follows Monwabisi and Asanda, who will have to confront the demons of the past to overcome the obstacles in the way of their future at the new school.

Watch on Mondays on Mzansi Magic (161) at 20:00


Is glamorous reality your thing? Follow Being Bonang S3

The third season of the fabulous Bonang Matheba reality show brings you up close to exactly what happens in her gorgeous and extremely busy life. Joining her will be some of her celebrity friends, so get ready for a whirlwind ride. One of the highlights of the new season is a “sparkling” new business venture she has recently entered into – which just goes to show that the real secret to Bonang’s success is an extremely astute business brain behind a million-dollar smile.

Watch on Wednesdays on Mzansi Magic (161) at 20:00


Up for a good catfight? The Real Housewives of Johannesburg S1 is for you

Take a fabulous glimpse into the lives of some of Johannesburg’s most successful women. These are ladies who know what they want – and how to get it, even if it means standing on each other’s Louboutin-clad toes from time to time.

Watch on Saturdays on Mzansi Magic (161) at 19:30

Even more of your favourites...

Fancy some fuss-free food? Watch Let’s Eat With Siphokazi S4

Domestic worker-turned-chef Siphokazi first came to fame when she appeared on MasterChef South Africa. Now in its fourth season, her cooking show displays her warm, friendly personality and her effortless recipes will keep you coming back for seconds.

Watch on Thursdays on Mzansi Wethu (163) at 19:00

Want the soundtrack to your life? Idols SA S15 will deliver

Only one thing comes to mind when we see Somizi, Unathi and Randall taking their seats under the spotlights: it’s Idols SA. The no-nonsense judging trio steers these singing hopefuls on the right path and arm them with everything they need to know about the entertainment industry.

Watch on Saturdays on Mzansi Wethu (163) at 18:00

Looking for love? Take inspiration from Marry Me Now S1

These women are ready to take their relationships to the next level – and their partners had better say yes. They have just three days to propose and plan a wedding, and as you can imagine, things don’t always go to plan. It’s stress on a whole new level – but loads of laughs and happiness too.

Watch on Saturdays on Mzansi Wethu (163) at 18:00

Need a relationship fix? Please Step In S5 will solve your problems

Mam Angie is there to help South Africans to heal their families, and there is no problem too big for her to tackle. In this show, she gets the affected parties together (it might be a troubled couple, a feuding mother and daughter, a letting go or the dealing with grief) and helps them to talk about and come to terms with the issue. It’s gripping stuff.

Watch on Fridays on Mzansi Wethu (163) at 18:00

Want some tense excitement? Abomama S1 is ideal

The gripping story of four God-fearing women who somehow find themselves on the wrong side of the law. When Mapule’s brother is arrested, he tells her about R2 million he has hidden away for her. She only finds out later it belongs to the local heist king, and so the drama begins. “What makes Abomama relatable are these women who represent the mothers, sisters and grandmothers who hold our society together. The drama aims to show these everyday women as they grapple with temptations, weaknesses, strengths, miracles and victories. Abomama reveals the extraordinary lives of ordinary women,” said M-Net’s Director of Local Entertainment Channels, Reneilwe Sema. The cast includes Kgosi Mongake, Joyce Skefu, Nokuthula Ledwaba, Masechaba Mtolo, Sekoati Tsubane, Gabriel Mini and veteran favourite, Jerry Phele.

Watch on Saturdays on Mzansi Wethu (163) at 18:00

Want some everyday reality? The Ranakas S3 will hit the spot

Dineo Ranaka and her fantastic, eccentric family invite you into their home to follow their everyday lives. But nothing is really that ordinary about this family, and there’s always some drama going down. Through it all however, they always love and care about each other above all else.

Watch on Tuesdays on Mzansi Wethu (163) at 20:00

Download and watch later

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