Earlier this week, M-Net announced that they will be producing the first season of The Bachelorette SA. But, there’s also another exciting – and unique – local version of an international dating show waiting in the wings to touch viewers’ hearts. The Single Wives SA is starting on M-Net on Thursday, 3 September at 19:00, turning Thursday nights on the channel into “date night” again.
Based on the popular Australian format, The Single Wives SA zooms in on six previously married women who have been unlucky in their search for love. They embark on an expert-led journey of self-discovery and transformation which will give them real-life tools to possibly find love.
The experts who are at the Single Wives’ side with advice and guidance are Justin Cohen and Mapaseka Mokwele. Justin is a transformational coach whose limitless curiosity and penchant for research-based change turned him into an international keynote speaker, bestselling author and television talk show host. Mapaseka, who is no stranger to TV, has been in the media industry for more than 22 years. Her experience ranges from news anchoring talk shows to being Kaya FM’s ‘voice of reason’, dealing with relationships and all matters of the heart. Mapaseka is also a philanthropist, businesswoman and qualified coach – coaching in the leadership, career, life and relationship space.
Justin explains why The Single Wives SA is so different from other dating shows on television: “It’s not about competing for an object of affection nor finding that Mr Right; it’s about women who are willing to be vulnerable and the process that they will go through to get to a point where they’re ready for a potentially long-lasting relationship again,”
Mapaseka adds that the road taken in The Single Wives SA is indeed travelled by many seeking love. “At the same time, it’s a journey filled with entertainment, tears and laughter – one definitely worth taking.”
But, who are the six brave women who will share their anxieties, shed their fears, and face the stumbling blocks that prevent them from being in a healthy relationship?