I Love South Africa explores and celebrates everything that makes us a uniquely rainbow nation - from our history; our people and experiences to our distinctive geographical attributes, our little habits and languages and our great achievements in the last 20 years of freedom.
Hosted by the sassy Masechaba Lekalake along with her two captains - funnymen Mark Banks and Tats Nkonzo - the show brings humour, wit and lots of patriotic pleasures.
Each week, six famous compatriots ranging from athletes, politicians, film stars, TV personalities, singers and musicians are invited to the show. They are divided into two teams, under the leadership of captains Mark and Tats.
I Love South Africa is made up of six rounds and a finale. Each round has a theme. Within that theme, the teams as a whole or individual members, are asked diverse questions in different formats.
The audience is split up into two teams' "stands" and dressed in the colours of the national flag. Each stand has its own colour. The men and women in these stands are behind their teams – literally and figuratively.
Guest contestants were as follows:
Boity Thulo (TV presenter)
Mandoza (kwaito musician
Owen Sejake (actor)
Khanya Mkangisa (TV presenter and actress)
Bonnie Mbuli (actress)
Joe Mafela (comedian and actor)
Brenden Ledwaba (runner-up on Idols 9)
Chris Forrest (comedian)
Tshepo Tshola (musician)
Ross Jack (musician)
Mo Flava (DJ/presenter)
Clementine Mosimane (actress)
Lorna Maseko-Lukhele (TV presenter)
Nik Rabinowitz (comedian)
Condry Ziqubu (musician)
Tshepo Mogale (comedian)
Thembi Mtshali-Jones (actress)
Mmabatho Montsho (actress)
Darren "Whackhead" Simpson (comedian radio and TV personality)
Robert Whitehead (Isidingo star)
Nonhle Thema (presenter and socialite)
Phylicity Reeken (actress)
Joe Nina (kwaito pioneer)
Connie Chiume (Rhythm City star)
Jason Greer (Tech reporter)
Tamara Jozi (actress)
Lawrence Maleka (Star Gist presenter)
Busisiwe Gqula (performance poet)
Miss Kay (singer and musician)
Ashish Gangapersad (Isidingo star)
Wendy Oldfield (musician)
Gabisile Ndebele (journalist)
Kenneth Nkosi (actor, producer and presenter)
The entertaining activities are accompanied by a live studio band that heightens the atmosphere and lend viewers to an exciting journey.
Remember the South Africa music from yesteryear? Or that spectacular gold medal at the Olympic Games. Or how about the brilliant goal at the World Cup?
Get ready for bright moments, memories to cherish, familiar events, and everything that's truly South African, past or present.
Season 1 Guests
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Tshepo Mosese (as Howza)
Rob van Vuuren
Owen Da Gama
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