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DCI Banks

Genre: Drama, Anthology Series
Channel: BBC Entertainment, BBC First
Summary: Crime drama which follows Chief Inspector Alan Banks and the feisty and headstrong DS Annie Cabbot in three thrilling crime stories each season.
Starring: Stephen Tompkinson, Andrea Lowe, Lorraine Burroughs

Miss South Africa

Genre: Award Shows, Specials, Variety
Channel: SABC2, SABC3, Mzansi Magic, M-Net, M-Net City
Summary: Miss South Africa is an annual beauty pageant television special, in which eligible women from around the country compete to win the title.
Starring: Tatum Keshwar, Nicole Flint, Bokang Montjane


Genre: Drama
Channel: kykNET, M-Net, SABC2, kykNET & kie
Summary: Amalia is a tension-filled whodunnit series about an unsolved murder of a respected poet, in which all the inhabitants of a small town are suspects.
Starring: Marius Weyers, Illse Roos, Dawid Minnaar

Red Cake - Not the Cooking Show

Genre: Comedy, Game/Quiz Shows, Variety
Channel: SABC2
Summary: Comedy variety show combining a number of elements including games, quizzes, celeb appearances and audience interaction, accompanied by a house band.
Starring: Tumi Morake, Alan Committie, Zwai Bala

Tropika Island of Treasure

Genre: Reality, Reality Competition
Channel:, SABC1, SABC3
Summary: Reality competition series in which celebrities and ordinary people compete in exotic locations in a variety of daily challenges to win a cash prize.
Starring: DJ Fresh, Natalie Becker, Lalla Hirayama


Genre: Music, Reality, Reality Competition
Channel: M-Net, Mzansi Magic, Mzansi Wethu
Summary: Talent show in which prospective singers around the country audition for the chance to win big prizes and the title of Idols champion.
Starring: Candy Litchfield, Marah Louw, Matthew Stewardson

Coke Studio

Genre: Music, Reality
Summary: Musicians get together to create songs from scratch, with artists from different genres paired up in studio and given three days to create tracks.
Starring: Siyabonga Ngwekazi, Nandi Madida, Trevor Sineke

Jam Sandwich

Genre: Music, Reality, Docu-Reality
Channel: SABC2, SABC3
Summary: Musicians from different segments of the SA music industry are put together to collaborate on writing a new song, despite their contrasting styles.
Starring: Michelle Constant, Carol Ralefeta


Genre: Drama, Soap Opera
Channel: SABC2
Summary: Muvhango is a South African Venda-language primetime soap opera created by Duma Ndlovu, produced by his Word of Mouth Productions company and inspired by the real-life story of the former Chief of Thate in Venda, which incorporates and reflects township and Sowetan life.
Starring: Sindi Dlathu, Maumela Mahuwa, Murabeli Rasalanavho

The South African Music Awards

Genre: Music, Award Shows
Channel: SABC1
Summary: South Africa's premier annual music awards, recognising musical excellence across all genres and paying tribute to the various facets of musical production.
Starring: Florence Masebe, Michelle Constant, Pabi Moloi

The MTV Africa Music Awards

Genre: Music, Award Shows, Specials
Channel: MTV Base, MTV Africa,, BET International, BET Africa
Summary: Conceived as the ultimate celebration of African music, the MAMAs provide a promotional platform for the burgeoning African music industry.
Starring: Trevor Nelson, Wyclef Jean, Marlon Wayans


Genre: Music, Talk Show
Channel: SABC1, SABC2
Summary: Get to know your fave celebs through the music that has helped shape their lives: reminiscent of their childhood, high school memories and first loves.
Starring: Pearl Modiadie

Speak Out

Genre: Reality, Current Affairs
Channel: SABC2
Summary: Consumer rights series which sets out to challenge retailers and service providers over the many issues that affect ordinary South Africans.
Starring: Dosto Noge, Duncan Senye, Dingaan Mokebe

Rhythm City

Genre: Soap Opera
Summary: Rhythm City is a South African television soap opera created by Rolie Nikiwe and Neil McCarthy, developed by Harriet Gavshon, David Jammy and Monde Twala and produced by Quizzical Pictures (formerly known as Curious Pictures) which is set in the world of the South African music industry, blending youth and contemporary adult culture and giving a realistic glimpse into the world of music showbiz and the lives of the people who inhabit it.
Starring: Robert Hobbs, Jamie Bartlett, Mpho Molepo

Die Boland Moorde

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Police Procedural, Anthology Series
Channel: kykNET, kykNET & kie
Summary: Follows the cunning detective work of two warrant officers who - supported by their formidable team - investigate murder cases in the Winelands.
Starring: Stian Bam, Brendon Daniels, Martelize Kolver

MTV Shuga

Genre: Drama, Education
Channel: MTV Base, FX Africa, Top One, eKasi+,, BET International, SABC1, StarTimes One, MTV Africa
Summary: Drama designed to empower and motivate youth and young adults to modify their sexual behaviour and to embrace positive HIV prevention strategies.


Genre: Drama, Soap Opera
Channel: M-Net, kykNET, ShowMax
Summary: Set against the backdrop of an upmarket private hospital, Binneland Clinic, the series revolves around the lives of a group of medical professionals.
Starring: Hans Strydom, Gys de Villiers, Dawid Minnaar


Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Channel: SABC2, SABC3
Summary: A couple escapes to the idyllic fishing village of Swartwater in an attempt to rescue their fragile relationship after the death of their only child.
Starring: Louw Venter, Jana Strydom, Antoinette Louw


Genre: Drama
Channel: Mzansi Magic
Summary: Prison drama set in a high security prison for women, in which the back stories of the inmates unravel to reveal the paths that led them there.
Starring: Dawn Thandeka King, Zola Nombona, Luxolo Ndabeni

The Flash

Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Channel: Vuzu Amp, Vuzu, SABC3, M-Net City
Summary: The adventures of Barry Allen, a scientist who - after being struck by lightning in a freak accident - discovers he can move at incredible speed.
Starring: Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker


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