Time to party like it’s 1999 because kykNET turns 20 years old


Love conquers all and so do we with 11 of the best shows created right here at home.

Nothing beats local content quite like the series and movies on DStv. Your weekly fix of local is lekker features a 20-year celebration of the iconic kykNET channel, episode four of the M-Net original, Trackers, legendary actor Sello Maake Ka-Ncube reuniting fathers with their children and more.

kykNET 20 Jaar

This live broadcast is a celebration of the channel’s 20th birthday. For the past two decades, kykNET has been the frontrunner of Afrikaans storytelling and has propelled the careers of many young and old actors. Taking a trip down memory lane, we’ll look at where the journey started, with some of kykNET’s flagship shows like Binnelanders. Expect performances by Afrikaans singer Coenie de Villiers and rapper Early B.

Friday 15 November on kykNET (144) at 20:00 and Sunday 17 November on kykNET NOU! (146) at 15:00


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My Vreemde Vriende S3

After two successful seasons, My Vreemde Vriende is back for its third. Hosted by DuPreez Strauss, this reality show looks at how one person can actually be multi-dimensional. With 5 000 Facebook friends (this is the maximum for a personal account), DuPreez’s social media friends who were once strangers, have now become real friends. This season he continues his meet and greets in fine style.

Starts on Friday 15 November on VIA (147) at 20:00


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Abobaba

Fathers need love too, and that’s what Sello Maake Ka-Ncube wants to accomplish when he joins fathers as they attempt to reunite with their children. Raised by a loving stepfather himself, Sello knows the importance of a boy growing up under the guidance of a man he admires and respects. To him, it’s never too late for fathers to make amends with their children.

Saturday 16 November on Mzansi Wethu (163) at 19:30


Inqubo Yothando

Phiwe is a down-and-out radio DJ who unwittingly falls for the beautiful new stranger in town and risks losing the love of his life. This film stars Ayanda McKayi and Keamogetswe Leburu.

Saturday 16 November on Mzansi Magic (161) at 19:30


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Trackers S1

An M-Net original, five-part crime series Trackers, has been taking Africa by storm with its intriguing storylines, fascinating characters and breathtaking cinematography. If you haven’t watched the first three episodes of this exhilarating production, based on bestselling author Deon Meyer’s gripping novel yet, get up to speed before Sunday’s fourth instalment on M-Net (101) at 20:00. You can binge-watch this edge-of-your-seat drama on DStv Catch Up or Showmax. For those who’s been watching: What will happen to Milla? She was arrested by the very people she works for after the PBI identified her as the mystery women at Lucas Becker’s side on a surveillance photograph. To make it worse, this happened while she was compiling a dossier on Lucas. Was she really seeing an undercover CIA agent? Unlike the PBI, viewers know it was Lemmer and not Lucas who killed “The Bull” Inkunzi. In the meantime, gung ho Lemmer has met his match. When the last episode’s end credits rolled, he was held at gunpoint by the feisty vixen, Flea, who disappeared with his gun – and the diamonds everyone is trying to track down. What will happen next?

Sunday 17 November on M-Net (101) at 20:00


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Liefde Sonder Grense

Presenter Rian van Heerden has the most eccentric guests on his show. He interviews couples who look beyond the physical aspect (as in way beyond) of making a relationship work. Can love still conquer it all despite scars or disfigurement? How will it affect a relationship if the one party’s face causes strangers to stare? In this episode, he talks to some brave individuals who, in spite of a traumatic experience that left them disfigured, still believe in love.

Monday 18 November on kykNET (144) at 20:00


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Ithemba S1

Philiswa’s strategy is to open up to Zithulele so that he can confide in her about his family’s church business and what his brothers and mother did to Nomonde. Noluthando Meje (Isidingo) plays a devout church member who believes wholeheartedly in the divinity of their church leader.

Monday 18 November on Mzansi Magic (161) at 20:00


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Dream: The Lebo Mathosa Story

Bahumi Mhlongo, KB Motsilanyane and Sello Maake Ka-Ncube star in this series based on Lebo Mathosa’s life. This six-part miniseries will show more than just the public persona and legend of the Kwaito star. It chronicles her rise to fame from the time she started off with the group Boom Shaka right up until her solo career – we’ll see it all! And don’t worry, her iconic and outrageous outfits make an appearance too. The series is also available on Showmax.

Wednesday 20 November on BET (129) at 21:30


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Boer Soek ‘n Vrou

It’s time for the farmers to get more acquainted with their guests – this is the true test as each farmer figures out exactly who’s good for them. The farmers then introduce each guest to life on the farm to show them how things work and what life would be like away from the city. But this isn’t going to remain a pleasant theme, because it’s time for each farmer to decide who goes home next.

Thursday 21 November on kykNET (144) at 20:00


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Kwakuhle Kwethu: Dineo & Solo’s Wedding

Get a front-row seat to actor Dineo Moeketsi and rapper Solo’s jaw-dropping wedding. If social media is anything to go by, it was a star-studded day filled with love. The couple had their traditional wedding in May, with the white wedding taking place in October.

Thursday 21 November on Showmax


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Binnelanders S9

Things don’t pan out as Tracy had hoped when she shows up unannounced at Tertius’s flat, much to Danny’s annoyance. While things always seem perfect for the outsider looking in, the halls and boardrooms of the Binneland Clinic, harbour resentment and double-crossing that comes with good old-fashioned bureaucracy.

Weekdays on kykNET (144) at 19:30


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