News Shorts - Casting

CASTING Comedian Mpho Popps and TV and radio presenter Lerato Kganyago to host 4th Royalty Soapie Awards on Saturday, 26 September. Broadcast to air on SABC1 at 20h00.
Comments | 18 Sep 2020 14:07
CASTING Lifetime signs two celebs and AKA's mom as the channel's movie ambassadors from October to December. Actress Natasha Thahane hosts the October line-up, radio personality and TV presenter Ayanda MVP does November and Lynn "Glammy" Forbes does December.
Comments | 16 Sep 2020 15:48
CASTING SABC2 comedy sci-fi Die Vlieënde Springbokkie to return on Wednesday, 7 October at 19h30, with a fleet of new cast: Bobby van Jaarsveld, Kim Cloete, Mortimer Williams, Mari Molefe, Elzabé Zietsman, Pulane Sekepe, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Casper de Vries and Thabo Malema. They join Season 1's Riaan Cruywagen, Nikolai Mynhardt, Weslee Lauder and Doreen Morris.
Comments | 15 Sep 2020 11:27
CASTING TV presenter and pro wrestler John Cena and comedian/TV presenter Nicole Byer to host revival of obstacle course game show Wipeout. Last seen in 2014.
Comments | 14 Sep 2020 16:15
CASTING Further cast announced for's new medical soapie Durban Gen. Headlinders include: Zuluboy (Gold Diggers, Uzalo) as paramedic McGyver, Bhekisizwe Mahlawe (Shreds & Dreams) as male nurse Calvin, Lihle Dhlomo (Thula's Vine, Lockdown) as gynaecologist Dr. Precious Dlamini and Zimiphi Biyela (Uzalo, eHostela) as Head Matron.
Comments | 11 Sep 2020 13:35
CASTING Lunathi Mampofu (Ingosi), Sisa Hewana (Isidingo), EmKay Khanyile (Remix), and Don Mosenye (Easy Money) join Unmarried for Season 2.
Comments | 09 Sep 2020 16:53
CASTING Nataniël to host new lifestyle show on kykNET titled Toegang. Described as: Buildings and history. Cooking and quality. Thoughts and hope. Premieres 5 October at 20h30.
Comments | 08 Sep 2020 22:50
CASTING Quinne Brown (7de Laan) and Idols alumni Bianca La Grange to voice characters on VIA's new Afrikaans-dubbed telenovela Die Presidentsvrou. Original Colombian title: The First Lady. Premieres Tuesday, 1 September at 15h00, with repeats at 23h00. Lookout for more in TVSA's New Shows and Seasons section.
Comments | 31 Aug 2020 18:04
CASTING And the next headliner of It Takes a Village is... Pearl Modiadie. Season 3 follows her to her hometown of Tembisa where she helps young people mend their family relationships. Premieres on SABC1 on Wednesday, 30 September at 21h00.
Comments | 31 Aug 2020 16:18
CASTING Ilse Klink (Isidingo, Fynskrif, Roer Jou Voete, Lockdown, 7de Laan) joins Arendsvlei for Season 3, as Dorothy Galant, Bompie's troublemaking mother.
Comments | 26 Aug 2020 12:13
CASTING Theatre and TV actress Carmen Maarman (Getroud met Rugby, Lui Maar Op, Belinda) signed to kykNET & Kie's Arendsvlei for Season 3, in the role of Natalie. New season premieres Monday, 28 September at 20h00.
Comments | 26 Aug 2020 11:59
CASTING Pearl Shongwe (One Day Leader) joins SABC1's morning youth talk show Daily Thetha to host alongside current presenters Nicolette Mashile and Melody Miya.
Comments | 20 Aug 2020 18:18
CASTING Elizabeth Debicki (mostly known for her movie roles) to play Princess Diana on The Crown. And yes, she does look like her but in a more "royal poser" way. See pic in the comments>> She appears from Season 5.
1 Comment | 17 Aug 2020 12:12
CASTING New trailer released for M-Net's soapie Legacy reveals actor and screenwriter Neil McCarthy as the final headline cast member.
1 Comment | 17 Aug 2020 11:52
CASTING Welsh actor Jonathan Price (Game of Thrones) to play Prince Phillip in Seasons 5 and 6 of The Crown. Who's that? See comments for pic>>
1 Comment | 14 Aug 2020 14:55
CASTING Musician Sjava signed to Uzalo in the role of hitman Jombigazi, a member of Nkunzi's former alliance. He debuts in November.
Comments | 13 Aug 2020 16:38
CASTING Comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout and 7de Laan's Flooze Sorina Erasmus to host new season of SABC2 gameshow Fundis, now in Afrikaans instead of English. Premieres on Thursday, 3 September at 19h00.
Comments | 12 Aug 2020 15:31
CASTING And the new hosts of Trending SA 5 are: media personalities Refiloe Mpakanyane and MaBlerh and sportscaster Elma Smit. Season premieres on SABC3 on Monday, 3 August at 18h00.
Comments | 02 Aug 2020 11:45
CASTING Jo-anne Reyneke to debut on Generations: The Legacy in August, as Refilwe Zungu, Nkaba's stepdaughter who loves alpha males. Her biological father Daniel was a struggle stalwart who died 10 years ago, leaving her a fortune.
Comments | 28 Jul 2020 13:08
CASTING Theodore Jantjies (7de Laan) debuted on Getroud met Rugby on Monday, 20 July, in the Season 5 premiere. He plays The Stryders' new coach Jordan James.
Comments | 21 Jul 2020 10:08
CASTING Retired WWE wrestler-turned-actor/writer Bret “The Hitman” Hart to headline a live panel discussion and Q&A session at Comic Con Africa's virtual Comic Con from 24 to 27 September 2020.
Comments | 20 Jul 2020 16:29
CASTING Lee-Ann van Rooi (Sara se Geheim, Die Boekklub) to debut on Suidooster on Tuesday, 28 July in the role of Farah Adjerahn, a widower and entrepreneur who sells natural creams and soaps, which AB agrees to sell in his chemist. Chaos strikes before long.
Comments | 20 Jul 2020 16:19
CASTING Kenneth Nkosi to play guest role of policeman Jaros on The Queen.
Comments | 12 Jul 2020 11:32
CASTING And the latest cast to be announced for M-Net's new novela Legacy are: Siyabonga Thwala (Isibaya,Generations), Leeanda Reddy (Isidingo, Scandal!) and Don Mlangeni Nawa (Isidingo, Uzalo). Their characters Msizi, Nirvana and John are hotshots at the super-wealthy Price family's investment company.
Comments | 10 Jul 2020 17:10
CASTING Watch-out Steffy! Your new love interest is creepy. We doubt he's supposed to be, but he is. Bold and the Beautiful casts Tanner Novlan (Roswell, New Mexico) as Steffy Forrester's new love interest Dr. John ‘Finn’ Finnegan on Season 33. See pic in the comments box>>
1 Comment | 10 Jul 2020 16:38
CASTING The CW casts Javicia Leslie (God Friended Me) as the new Batwoman, making her the first black actress to play the role. This after Ruby Rose quit the show following behind-the-scenes nonsons between her and the producers. Javicia to play Ryan Wilder, a different character from Ruby's Kate Kane, but also Batwoman.
Comments | 10 Jul 2020 16:23
CASTING Zende Forrester to return to Bold and the Beautiful in a new incarnation. Delon de Metz (Zoo) to take over the role from Rome Flynn, who played Zende between 2015 and 2017. No debut date has been confirmed for Delon but he'll appear in Season 33. Season 31 currently airs on Eva on DStv.
Comments | 10 Jul 2020 15:56
CASTING Actress and fitness activist Khabonina "Khabodacious" Qubeka returns to host Season 3 of SABC2's food consciousness show Dijo Le Bophelo. Premieres Saturday, 11 July at 13h30. What you put in is what you get out! - as her pic proves>>
1 Comment | 06 Jul 2020 18:07
CASTING Mum actress Lesley Manville to take over from Helena Bonham Carter as the older Princess Margaret in the fifth and final season of The Crown.
Comments | 02 Jul 2020 18:45
CASTING Kgomotso Christopher to host Toddler Tuesday episodes of SABC2's parenting show Raising Babies. Season 1 host Linda Orfori to cover infants on Mondays and Insta-Daddygrammer Lindo Sithole to present on Wednesdays, focusing on preschoolers. New season starts Monday, 6 July at 09h00.
Comments | 29 Jun 2020 11:23
CASTING Jay Anstey (Isidingo) and Reandi Grey (7de Laan) to play the younger sisters of Mary-Anne Barlow's character Felicity Price on M-Net's new novela Legacy. Jay plays carefree, fun-loving Lexi - the youngest - and Reandi plays solid citizen, middle sister Elisabeth.
Comments | 28 Jun 2020 12:23
CASTING Actor, presenter and recording artist Tshepo "Howza" Mosese to replace Lesley Musina as the host of the new season of SABC2's consumer rights show Speak Out. Season 13 premieres on Sunday, 5 July at 20h30, switching from Thursdays to Sundays.
Comments | 25 Jun 2020 16:45
CASTING Frank Opperman (Arsenaal, Orkney Snork nie!) debuted on Generations: The Legacy on Thursday, 18 June in the role of Oom Swanepoel, Mpho's mentor in the horse racing world.
Comments | 24 Jun 2020 15:24
CASTING Ntando Duma (Rhythm City) signed to The Queen in the role of Mpho Sebata, daughter to Rapulana Seiphemo's character Hector.
Comments | 23 Jun 2020 11:05
CASTING Dawid Minnaar (Binnelanders), Trix Vivier (Trackers) and Sean-Marco Vorster (Alles Malan) to portray the "down-to-earth" Potgieter family on M-Net's new telenovela Legacy.
Comments | 22 Jun 2020 10:48
CASTING Lindiwe Ndlovu (Zabalaza, Ses'Top La, Lockdown) debuted in a guest role on Generations: The Legacy on Thursday (11 June) as Nelisiwe, Melokuhle’s aunt who raised her after her mother passed away. Flash fact: Nelisiwe suffers from asthma, aggravated by the coal power station in her area.
Comments | 15 Jun 2020 14:35
CASTING Ricky Martin to Live La Vida Loca as a guest judge on the new All Stars season of RuPaul.
1 Comment | 22 May 2020 11:39
CASTING Soapie star and farmers' favourite Elma Postma to co-host Via's farming series Landbouweekliks. She replaces Nadia Beukes for Season 10 from Tuesday, 26 May as Nadia leaves to have a baby.
Comments | 20 May 2020 14:07
CASTING Jah mon. There's a Rastafarian in town on Generations: The Legacy from tonight - and he's a doctor too: Luyolo, played by former Craz-e presenter and Isipho star Karabo Maseko. He's Lesedi's new lurve interest.
2 Comments | 15 May 2020 10:31
CASTING Rosemary Zimu (Isidingo, Shadow) signed to the new season of The Queen as Warona, daughter to Warona, played by Kuli Roberts.
Comments | 14 May 2020 10:07
CASTING Queens ru-vealed for Season 5 of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars. They are: Alexis Mateo (S3), Blair St. Clair (S10), Derrick Barry (S8), India Ferrah (S3), Jujubee (S2), Mariah Paris Balenciaga (S3), Mayhem Miller (S10), Miz Cracker (S10), Ongina (S1) and Shea Couleé (S9).
1 Comment | 11 May 2020 13:41
CASTING Brenda Ngxoli signed to The Queen in the role of NomaPrincess "Noma" Matshikiza, the wife of a construction tenderpreneur and long-time "friend" of Harriet's who owes her a multimillion rand debt.
Comments | 10 May 2020 14:33
CASTING Former breakfast show presenter Kia Johnson (Expresso, Dagbreek) signed as the new host of SABC2's long-running environmental programme 50/50. She debuts in the Season 10 premiere on Monday, 10 June 2020.
1 Comment | 08 May 2020 14:53
CASTING TV personality Kuli Roberts signed to The Queen in the role of Mildred Sefatsa, a 41-year-old cougar, Instagram queen and Ben 10 magnet.
Comments | 08 May 2020 11:17
CASTING Jessica Nkosi and Menzi Ngubane have been signed to The Queen. Also: SK Khoza (Shaka) returns - due to Public Demand obviously.
1 Comment | 02 May 2020 19:17
CASTING Anele Zondo aka Ney The Bae to replace Bontle Modiselle as host of One Mic for Season 3. Judges remain the same as Season 2: JR, Big Zulu and Aewon Wolf. Premiere date: Thursday, 23 April at 18h00.
1 Comment | 06 Apr 2020 12:49
CASTING Former Rhythm Cityzen Nolo Phiri to debut on Isibaya soon, in the role of Nombulelo, Saddam's ex.
Comments | 21 Mar 2020 19:38
CASTING Katlego Danke to headline Mzansi Magic's new novela Gomora, two and a half weeks after Isidingo goes dark. Premieres on Monday, 30 March at 19h30, once Isithembiso ends. Others in the cast include Connie Chiume, Themba Ndaba, Thembi Seete and Zolisa Xaluva.
Comments | 10 Mar 2020 09:17
CASTING SABC1's long-running teen show YOTV casts six new presenters to mark its 25th anniversary: Ditebogo Ledwaba, Phumla Cele, Diolan Govender, Slee Tshabalala, Palesa Mothopi and Thabiso Molokomme. Who will be "a name"?
1 Comment | 09 Mar 2020 15:22
CASTING Modern Family star Sofia Vergara joins America's Got Talent as a judge on the new season. Everyone else returns: Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Simon Cowell as judges; and Terry Crews as host.
1 Comment | 02 Mar 2020 11:52


New on TV today: Monday 28 September

Isono: The Sin finally debuts on BET and a run of Downton Abbey starts on BBC Brit.

New on TV today: Sunday 27 September

Wildlife series Dynasties starts on SABC3 and two Battle of Britain docs air on HISTORY.

4th Royalty Soapie Awards - all the winners

Top wins were split between Gomora and The River, with Binnelanders taking Outstanding Soapie.

New on TV today: Saturday 26 September

The 4th Royalty Soapie Awards air live on SABC1 and true story American Soul plays out on SABC2.

A Perfect Lie Teasers - October 2020

Back! A Perfect Lie makes it through the COVID storm to return to Star Life with new episodes and warm-up repeats.

Die Presidentsvrou Teasers - October 2020

Leonardo asks Paloma to marry but she's reluctant.

The Inseparables Teasers - October 2020

Finale alert! The unborn child is threatened but everyone comes to their senses.

New on TV today: Friday 25 September

Nasty C is a Zulu Man in Japan on Netflix and a new season of Lost Gold of WWII starts on HISTORY.

New on TV today: Thursday 24 September

There's a World on Fire on M-Net and another Race Across the World on BBC Earth.

Idols 16: Top 16 girls' song choices

Oh girls just wanna have fun.


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