Change Down

Genres: Lifestyle, Motoring, Advertiser-Funded
Broadcast on: Mzansi Magic, Mzansi Wethu



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Season 1

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
Mzansi Magic 01 May 2017 24 Jul 2017 Mondays, 19h00 - 19h30 13
Mzansi Wethu 24 Nov 2017 16 Feb 2018 Fridays, 18h30 - 19h00 13

Season 1

Change Down is a South African advertiser-funded motoring review show comparing the pros and cons of all types of vehicles, from entry level to luxury cars, with information segments featuring tips to enable consumers to make informed choices when purchasing a vehicle.

Hosted by Skhumba Hlophe and Boity Thulo, the weekly show takes you across the country, showcasing the flavour of South African motoring from ekasi to the suburbs, featuring entry level to luxury cars. Motoring gurus are also on-board to provide reviews and insights into the best car for the typical consumer.

The show also features competitions with prizes that include a pimped up BMW Gusheshe, an Audi A3, an all-expenses paid holiday, as well as a chance to be on the show and race against a favourite celebrity.

Informational segments featured on the show include:

The Guru Inserts
What to look for when buying a second-hand car / driving in heels

The Hotness Test
Which entry level car attracts the most fans

Car Wash Review
A review by car washers on which cars they enjoy washing the most

The Celeb Lap
Various celebrities race against a randomly selected viewer on a race track

Change Down is a Black Brain Pictures production created by Musa F. Sambo, Mandla N and Jabu "Brown" Dlamini. They are also executive producers of the show along with Tumi Masemola and Annelie van Rooyen; Victoria Maake is a producer. Mandla N and Ziggy Hofmeyr are the series directors.

The head writer is Zola S. Nxumalo, with script writers Francisco Nwamba, Jose Domingos and Reabetswe "Rea" Moeti. The title music and soudtrack was composed by Jamela Vuma and Mandla N.

Season 1 Cast

(scroll to bottom for available actor bios)


Skhumba Hlophe		...	Host - Himself (as Skhumbuzo "Skhumba" Hlophe)
Boity Thulo		...	Host - Herself

Recurring / Guests

Warren Masemola		...	Celebrity Guest - Himself
Vincent Mahlangu	...	Celeb Lap Racer - Himself
Tatum Lewis		...	Host - Herself
Eugene Herbert		...	Guest Guru - Himself
Craig Greer		...	Mr Leon (segment: "BP Story")
Thandiswa Raziya	...	Mrs Moema (segment: "BP Story")
Nick van Wyk		...	Guest Guru - Himself
Andani Matshidza	...	Celeb Lap Racer - Himself
Thulani Kubheka		...	Mr Zondi (segment: "BP Story")
Zukhanye Geza		...	Mandla Nkosi (segment: "BP Story")
Lorcia Cooper		...	Celebrity Guest - Herself
Khulu Skenjana		...	Voice Over (voice)
Dr Malinga		...	Celebrity Guest - Himself
Dean Keylock		...	Guest Guru - Himself
Thando Vilakazi		...	Celeb Lap Racer - Herself
Gabriella Modjadji	...	Lerato Mabaso (segment: "BP Story")
Nic van Wyk		...	Guest Guru - Himself
Mpho Masemola		...	Celeb Lap Racer - Himself
Siphiwe Madlala		...	BP Story Cast
Mike Ramalebo		...	BP Story Cast
Mihi Matshingana	...	BP Story Cast
Monthati Masebe		...	BP Story Cast
Siyabonga Radebe	...	Celebrity Guest - Himself (as Siya Radebe)
Muntu Zwane		...	Celebrity Guest - Himself
Francisco Nwamba	...	Guest Guru - Himself
Kabelo Ramphele		...	Celeb Lap Racer - Himself
Neo Malao		...	Mike Ndlovu (segment: "BP Story")
Thulani Kubheka		...	Mr Zondi (segment: "BP Story")
Nwabisa Ngcukana	...	Celeb Lap Racer - Herself
Kailash Sunder		...	Jared Moonsamy (segment: "BP Story")
Prinevin Naidoo		...	Mr Moonsamy (segment: "BP Story")
Moliehi Makobane	...	Celebrity Guest - Herself (as Moliehi 'Didie' Makobane)
Jonathan Boynton-Lee	...	Celebrity Guest - Himself
Richard Nwamba		...	Guest Guru - Himself
Mongezi Lando		...	Celeb Lap Racer - Himself
Siyabonga Kubheka	...	Zwide Mangena (segment: "BP Story")
Sydney Mpungose		...	Mr Tsotetsi (segment: "BP Story")
Siyabulela Mbotheni	...	Celeb Lap Racer - Himself
Virnia Ramesega		...	BP Story Cast
Toussaint Mukendi	...	BP Story Cast
Bongani Manda		...	BP Story Cast
Sazi Maqoqa		...	BP Story Cast
Matli Mohapeloa		...	Celebrity Guest - Himself
Khanya Mkangisa		...	Celebrity Guest - Herself
Vuyo Jebe		...	Celeb Lap Racer - Himself
Abraham Ntuli		...	Sam Sebenzo (segment: "BP Story")
Lunga Kongela		...	Son (segment: "BP Story")
Theophilus Muronda	...	Jerry Mabunda (segment: "BP Story")
Siyabonga Ndlangamandla	...	Brother (segment: "BP Story")
Nadia Nakai		...	Celebrity Guest - Herself
Corbin Soligram		...	Guest Guru - Himself
Nhlanhla "Razor" Ndlovu	...	Celeb Lap Racer - Himself
Pontsho Mokwena		...	BP Story Cast
Ndumiso Mlangeni	...	BP Story Cast
Cikizwa Mdubela		...	BP Story Cast
Craig Greer		...	BP Story Cast
Xolile Zwane		...	Celeb Lap Racer - Himself
Safonia Motaung		...	Petrol Attendant (segment: "BP Story")
Ricky Norman		...	John Plaatjie (segment: "BP Story")
Benedict Mogiba		...	Themba Masuku (segment: "BP Story")
Busi Lurayi		...	Celebrity Guest - Herself (as Busisiwe Lurayi)
Christopher Jaftha	...	Celebrity Guest - Himself
Claude Oberholzer	...	Guest Guru - Himself
Kamo Kaofela		...	Celeb Lap Racer - Himself
Julian Roux		...	Petrol Attendant (segment: "BP Story")
Thabang Neko		...	Taxi Driver (segment: "BP Story")
Mzukiseni Sikrweqe	...	Forecourt Manager (segment: "BP Story")

Season 1 Cast

Host - Himself (as Skhumbuzo "Skhumba" Hlophe)

Host - Herself

Celebrity Guest - Himself

Celeb Lap Racer - Himself

Celebrity Guest - Herself

Voice Over (voice)

Celebrity Guest - Himself

Celebrity Guest - Himself (as Siya Radebe)

Celebrity Guest - Herself (as Moliehi 'Didie' Makobane)

Celebrity Guest - Himself

Celebrity Guest - Himself

Celebrity Guest - Herself

Celebrity Guest - Herself (as Busisiwe Lurayi)

Celebrity Guest - Himself


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