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CASTING Former Bravo! presenter Robbie Kruse to host kykNET's new tiny home reno show Klein Paradys. Teams of two must transform a micro space into a five star paradise. Contestant applications close 29 February - see TVSA Castings for deets. Series premieres late 2024.
Comments | 23 Feb 2024 10:30
CASTING Celebrity chef Zola Nene returns to judge on MasterChef South Africa for Season 5 on S3. It's the third series she's judged on, starting with BBC's The Great South African Bake Off, followed by The Taste Master on SABC2 and MasterChef SA 4 when it was still on M-Net. Other judges still to be confirmed.
Comments | 22 Feb 2024 10:21
CASTING Former Selimathunzi host turned Expresso presenter Zanele Potelwa to host new 11th season of Tropika Island of Treasure. Is that a Katlego Maboe side-eye we see?
Comments | 20 Feb 2024 15:22
CASTING 150+ actors have a speaking part on Season 2 of Reyka, small and large roles. According to the production, it took two casting associates, a casting company and casting director Ayanda Sithebe to fill them.
Comments | 14 Feb 2024 12:46
CASTING Demi Moore joins movie actors who are now slumming it on TV. Co-stars in new Paramount+ series Landman aka the modern Dallas. She plays Cami, wife to one of the most powerful oil men in Texas.
Comments | 09 Feb 2024 13:05
CASTING Kgomotso Christopher joins Generations: The Legacy as Keabetswe Moloi, twin sister to Khumo Moroka. Deets to follow.
1 Comment | 25 Jan 2024 09:38
CASTING Remember Belinda from the beauty salon in Season 1 of The White Lotus? - Belinda who had to please Taaaahnya, hoping for an investment from her. She'll be in the third season, reprised by Natasha Rothwell. Parker Posey's in it too. >>
1 Comment | 10 Jan 2024 14:35
CASTING Gomora actress Zinzi Nsele and newcomer Rorisang Mohapi join Gqeberha: The Empire for Season 2 as mother and creepy daughter. Zinzi plays Stokkie's aunt Vuyokazi - a junior police officer - and Rorisang plays manipulative Lulama, obsessed with Thulani. Premieres Monday 15 January.
Comments | 08 Jan 2024 18:20
CASTING Song vir Katryn alumnae Natasja Jacobs and Danielle Retief headline voice cast of kykNET & Kie's new Afrikaans-dubbed Turkish novela Moederhart, as mother and daughter Nefise and Zeynep. Premieres Monday 8 January at 17h30.
Comments | 04 Jan 2024 16:08
CASTING 1802 star Prince Grootboom joins uBettina Wethu for Season 4, alongside Side Dish star Amanda Seome. Prince portrays undercover rich kid Xhanti Ximiya and Amanda plays ambitious digital marketer Khethiwe KP Phakade. >>
1 Comment | 29 Dec 2023 14:16
CASTING Die Bruuuuug contestant and Spoor Stories presenter Iana Strydom to host new VIA reality low Die Uitdaging (The Challenge). Schleb's face fearful challenges in a mix of travel and adventure. Holding thumbs no-one has to eat 'roaches. Or spiders. Or any of those Fear Factor horror eats. Premieres Thursday 11 January at 20h30.
Comments | 12 Dec 2023 15:21
CASTING Thembekile Komani, Olive Strachman, Buntu Tembani and Sive Mabuya debut on Smoke & Mirrors from 5 December as Caesar's family and related characters when he returns to Eastern Cape where his hometown is under threat. Buntu plays Bhele - the man responsible for his father's death.
1 Comment | 06 Dec 2023 17:17
CASTING Former Rhythm City star Samkelo Ndlovu joins M-Net thriller Reyka for Season 2 as Reyka Gama's new partner and confidant Detective Ayanda Jali. Also new to the cast are Pallance Dladla and Frank Rautenbach - as their respective handbags, vlogger Zee and Captain Lombard. Premieres Thursday 11 January 2024 at 20h00.
Comments | 21 Nov 2023 16:37
CASTING Former Selimathunzi host and radio presenter Zanele Potelwa signed to S3's Expresso as their Joziburg host in new Gauteng studio. Show will now broadcast from both the Cape Town and Jozi studios. Weekdays, 06h00 to 09h00. >>
1 Comment | 01 Nov 2023 11:21
CASTING If Die Brug reality contestant Iana Strydom looks familiar, it's because she is - she hosted SABC2's train travelogue Spoor Stories in 2022. >>
1 Comment | 31 Oct 2023 14:37
CASTING Lioness and former 7de Laan star Frank Rautenbach headlines M-Net's new 52-episode Sunday drama Summertide as marine biologist Martin Field who relocates to Simons Town with his children after his wife's death. Also starring are Monique Rockman, Amalia Uys, André Jacobs, Terry Norton, Ntombi Makhutshi, Euodia Samson, Maurice Carpede, Morné Visser and The Wild star Tyrone Keogh as Martin's surfer brother. Jan Combrink and TV newcomer Evangelina Hallock play Martin's children. Premieres January 2024.
Comments | 26 Oct 2023 12:02
CASTING Xolile Tshabalala to guest star on Skeem Saam from Monday 30 October as the prosecutor in Leeto's trial for the murder of notorious loan shark Dragon. She's determined to put him behind bars.
Comments | 26 Oct 2023 11:18
CASTING Zenande Mfenyana headlines new eVOD gal-posse action series Mother of All as Nono Mathebula, an ex-convict and former policewoman who must save her daughter who's rejected her. Other cast includes Thandeka Qwabe, Thami Afrika, Koobeshen Naidoo and Bridget Masinga. >>
1 Comment | 23 Oct 2023 16:49
CASTING DJ Tira makes a cameo appearance on Smoke & Mirrors on Tuesday 10 October as Dudu's weapon. She's stolen Mamiki’s boyfriend and her business idea and now she's hosting a launch party for her production, with Tira hired to play the decks.
Comments | 09 Oct 2023 11:26
CASTING Neil Sandilands to narrate kykNET's new reality low Die Brug. 12 strangers work together to build a bridge in a remote locale. Only one person wins the R1-million prize and must decide whether to Gollum it for themselves or share. #MyPrecious Premieres Thursday 26 October at 20h00.
Comments | 05 Oct 2023 12:56
CASTING Nadia Beukes and Johan Joubert headline the Afrikaans dub of eExtra's new novela Wie Laaste Lag, voicing lead characters Esra and Ozan. Other voices include Kevin Smith, Mila Guy, Henrietta Gryffenberg, Karin Retief, Eloise Cupido, Gustav Gerdener, Bertha le Roux, Anton Dekker and Lochner de Kock. Premieres 4 October at 20h00.
Comments | 03 Oct 2023 17:09
CASTING Nico Panagio headlines new kykNET drama series Straat, about an IT genius whistleblower in a witness protection programme. He lives in Aarbei Street with a medley of involved neighbours including an attorney who must keep him safe. Some neighbours know who he is, others don't. Premieres Tuesday 17 October at 20h00. >>
1 Comment | 22 Sep 2023 15:44
CASTING Newcomer Zinhle Mathibela joins Diepe Waters in her first TV role. She plays the recurring character of Thandi, a new assistant to Zelda at her Skinvestment business. >>
1 Comment | 20 Sep 2023 10:54
CASTING Dr Tumi, Zwai Bala and Buhlebendalo (formerly of The Soil) to judge Clash of Choirs 4. Bontle Modiselle and DJ Sabby to host, replacing Lawrence Maleka and Rebecca Malope from last season. See choirmasters below.
Comments | 17 Sep 2023 12:58
CASTING Football presenter Julia Stuart has left SuperSport for Premier League Productions in the UK. She'll still be seen here, hosting the weekly preview show Team Talks, Fridays at 19h00. Says: "Leaving SuperSport was a massive decision and now the irony is it seems like I've only really moved channels from 202 to 203 - even though my location and the league I cover has changed completely.”
Comments | 15 Sep 2023 11:51
CASTING And the choir masters on Clash of the Choirs 4 are... Lady Du, Langa Mavuso, Zanele "Zaza" Mokhethi, Vusi Nova, Hlengiwe "HLE" Ntombela, Khanyisa Jaceni, Prince Kaybee, Stoan Seate and Senzo "Ntencane" Zondi. Hands up if know all of them. Hands up if you know none of them.
Comments | 14 Sep 2023 16:48
CASTING Former Miss South Africa Lalela Mswane (Class of '21) signed to SABC1 edutainment talker Daily Thetha in her first presenting gig. She's currently filming episodes and debuts alongside Mxolisi Masango from 23 October.
Comments | 13 Sep 2023 13:24
CASTING Broadcaster Thami Ngubeni debuts on eNCA on Monday 4 September as new co-host to Gareth Edwards on The South African Morning show (06h00 to 09h00). According to eNCA Editor in Chief John Bailey, they chose her because "She has the ability to deliver news with poise, accuracy and charisma... she has an innate talent for connecting with the audience, making complex stories relatable and delivering breaking news with composure under pressure,".
Comments | 01 Sep 2023 15:38
CASTING Unseen star Hein de Vries voices the lead character on eExtra's eponymous new Afrikaans-dubbed novela Ramo, inspired by a real person. Turkish actor Murat Yildirim plays Ramo who stands up against his superiors. Premieres 31 August at 21h00.
Comments | 30 Aug 2023 13:53
CASTING Kompleks star Roeline Doneel voices the lead character of Nalan in eExtra's new Afrikaans-dub of Turkish novela Chrysalis. Roeline's credentials include roles on Vallei van Sluiers, Fynskrif, Die Boekklub and Arendsvlei where she's played Alta-Marie since Season 1. >>
1 Comment | 23 Aug 2023 12:34
CASTING Muso and talk show host Jo Black takes on the role of wingman to Brendon Peyper in Season 3 of kykNET's bachelor-type reality low Op my Eish! He's 41, Brendan's 27 and they're said to have a confidant/father-son relationship so he'll help Brendan duck and dive. The search continues for eligible bachelorettes. See CASTINGS.
1 Comment | 17 Aug 2023 12:25
CASTING Reynardt Slabbert, Vinette Ebrahim, Dawid Minaar, Linsey Cele, Mortimer Adams and Zetse van Plezten among the voiceover cast for the Afrikaans dub of eExtra's new novela Winter Son. They voice Efe, Fatma, Resat, Nadide, Ismail and Nisan respectively.
1 Comment | 08 Aug 2023 17:42
CASTING Bonang to host 2023 Miss South Africa pageant after a four year break, having hosted in 2018 and 2019. She's also been a judge and sponsor this year with her House of BNG sparkling wine so they're becoming the Queen B awards. Says: "I am going to put on a show and bring all the sparkle and the magic that I can!” Airs on S3 on Sunday 13 August at 18h30.
Comments | 07 Aug 2023 15:20
CASTING Survivor ledge Cirie Fields becomes first Survivor contestant to be on Big Brother. She's on Season 25 of the US version, with her tribe - her son Jared Fields is also a contestant. He's an exterminator. No, not a hitman, a crawly killer. >>
1 Comment | 03 Aug 2023 12:43
CASTING Gen star Buntu Petse headlines new tortured youth comedy-drama Miseducation, about Mbali Hadebe who finds herself cancelled because of her corrupt mother's dealings. She flees to Grahamstown University where she embarks on escapades to reinvent herself. Baby Cele co-stars as bad mamma Brenda. Loads on Netflix 15 September.>>
1 Comment | 02 Aug 2023 19:07
CASTING The Wife star Mondli Makhoba debuts on Nikiwe on Thursday 3 August as Nikiwe's uncle Bheki Radebe, Themba's younger half brother. They have different mothers i.e. they have issues between them. Bheki arrives to make things right, to reconnect and to find a woman he can love.
Comments | 02 Aug 2023 12:25
CASTING Dané de Waal dives into the role of new swimmer Charity on Diepe Waters. Dané's had guest roles on kykNET drama Afgrond and SABC2's Die Sentrum where she played Maria and Lily respectively. She debuts as Charity on 31 July.
Comments | 31 Jul 2023 15:26
CASTING Idols alumna Ms Mmatema Moremi-Gavu to host new SABC2 talk show The Wife. Topics include being defined by marital status, mixed marriages and society's prejudice towards divorced women. 11 eps. Premieres Thursday 3 August at 20h30. Flashback: Mmatema lost the Idols 11 title to Karabo Mogane by 9.94% of the votes in 2015.
Comments | 31 Jul 2023 13:42
CASTING Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa leads new 1Magic series How to Manifest a Man. Unhappily married Dudu takes fate into her own hands after her husband Simphiwe loses his memory. She wants him to forget who he was to become someone new. Mnqobi Kunene plays hubsy. Premieres Thursday 3 August at 20h30. >>
2 Comments | 26 Jul 2023 10:47
CASTING Former DJ, Big Brother presenter and Strictly Come Dancing winner Zuraida Jardine returns to TV as co-host of new season of Afternoon Express. She joins Pali Tembe and Tumi Mogoai. Debuts Tuesday 18 July. Show only airs on Tuesdays now.
1 Comment | 18 Jul 2023 11:37
CASTING And the couples on Season 2 of Mzansi Magic's talk show Sunday Sexy Love are (lots of initialed names): Naked DJ & Kayleigh, Nonku (RHOD) & RD, SK & Kate, gospel muso Dumi & partner Zipho, Simz Ngema & Tino, and Toll Ass Mo & Mome. Tumi Morake returns to host. Premieres Sunday 16 July at 21h00.
Comments | 14 Jul 2023 13:39
CASTING Blood Psalms actor Albert “Ibokwe” Khoza to play new character Ngcuka on Smoke & Mirrors. He's described as "a powerful and ominous inyanga, closely linked to the Unholy Trinity." You wouldn't want to run into him in a dark alley. >>
1 Comment | 06 Jul 2023 17:44
CASTING Khabonina Qubeka headlines new 1Magic/Mzansi Magic dramedy Magaeng, as a woman in witness protection who wants to be on a Real Gold Diggers reality show. What could possibly go wrong? Co-stars include Themba Ndaba as her greedy husband, Thato Molamu as the police officer who must protect her, Sdumo Mtshali and Kagiso Rakosa. Real Gold Digger LeJoy makes an appearance. Premieres Saturday 8 July at 20h30 (1Magic) and Monday 10 July at 20h00 (MM). >>
1 Comment | 03 Jul 2023 17:14
CASTING Radio personality and voiceover artist Sue Pyler (As Die Skoen Pas, Kruispad) headlines the voice cast of kykNET & Kie's new dubbed novela Verbode Liefde as Zümrüt, played by Ceren Yilmaz. (See below)
Comments | 27 Jun 2023 18:40
CASTING Former Miss SA and Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi to host new Miss SA reality low Crown Chasers, judged by Bonang Matheba, Leandie du Randt and a weekly schleb. Five episodes. Challenges each week, based on duty, championship, empowerment and beauty. One hopeful eliminated per eps with seven remaining for the pageant on 13 August. Premieres on S3, Saturday 8 July at 16h00.
Comments | 23 Jun 2023 17:20
CASTING Celebrity chef Zola Nene and baking entrepreneur Fritz Schoon return to judge fourth season of baking reality competish The Taste Master, on SABC2 from Tuesday 13 June at 19h00. (See TVSA's New on TV Today.)
Comments | 13 Jun 2023 12:40
CASTING Kgomotso Christopher stars in lusty new Netflix series Fatal Seduction, about Nandi who finds la pasión outside her marriage. Thapelo Mokoena portrays her cuckolded husband and 1802 star Prince Grootboom plays her passion magnet. Loads 7 July. >>
9 Comments | 06 Jun 2023 10:23
CASTING Pam Golding real estate agent Wilhelm Khumalo joins BBC Lifestyle's one-percenter reality low Listing Jozi for Season 2. Properties range from R10 million to R150 million. Premieres Wednesday 31 May at 20h00. >>
1 Comment | 25 May 2023 11:16
CASTING Khabodacious to portray sangoma Queen Ntombazi on historical epic Shaka iLembe. Queen Ntombazi was King Zwide kaLanga's mother and was said to have mystical powers. Premieres on Mzansi Magic on Sunday 18 June at 20h00. >>
1 Comment | 22 May 2023 16:42
CASTING Tom Hanks' youngest son Truman makes acting debut in the movie A Man Callled Otto where he plays the young Otto to Tom's older Otto. Currently on DStv Box Office. Caused controversy when released, with nepotism-in-Hollywood criticism. >>
1 Comment | 16 May 2023 17:51

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