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There's no escaping Idols - it's on track for a 2020 Season 16
10 Jun 2020 10:22
Hang onto your sanity. We're living through a pandemic with another season of Idols.
Who's who on Season 2 of Mzansi Magic's Housekeepers
1 Jun 2020 17:49
Last season's family are all dead so instead of turning the series into a ghost story...
Muzi Mthabela exits Isibaya for a lead role on... Shaka ILembe!?
27 May 2020 13:58
Place your bets.. we bet THIS is the future: Duma leaves the valley after seven years to tell the story of the Zulu kingdom.
Our Perfect Wedding's Khanyisa Titus, in her own words
3 Apr 2020 17:22
10 Seasons. 11 presenters. And now a 12th. The 411 on OPW's new host.
Idols 15: Micayla's Tragic exit
10 Nov 2019 22:17
She sang the song and then she was gone. (Includes the three debut singles.)
Idols 15: Top 2 Theme and Song Choice
8 Nov 2019 14:44
While the Top 3 release their singles now, Nolo has to wait until January.
Ifalakhe: Behind-the-scenes on Mzansi Magic's African fantasy
7 Nov 2019 12:44
Executive Producer and Director Mmamitse Thibedi gives us the inside scoop on what went into creating Ifalakhe.
Idols 15: No Nolo in the Top 3
3 Nov 2019 22:44
One of the three sleep-deprived will miss out on a final shot at the title when they return from New York this week.
Idols 15:Top 3 Theme and Song Choices
31 Oct 2019 10:22
The wannabes bring out the big guns this week by singing three songs each in their bid to wear the title of Idol.
Idols 15: Top 4 live show - what the judges said
27 Oct 2019 23:10
The show went on after Twexit but the plot didn't go anywhere as the Top 4 sang comfy-comfy.
Idols 15: Top 4 Theme and Song Choices
24 Oct 2019 09:28
The families have been hauled in this week as the final four put on their game faces to sing these songs...
Newsflash: Twin Viggy Qwabe withdraws from Idols!
21 Oct 2019 11:47
Where one goes, the other follows.
Idols 15 Top 5: The twins get separated in family whammy
21 Oct 2019 01:07
The concept of "the twins" is oves on Idols as Viggy kisses Virginia goodbye.
Idols 15: Top 5 Theme and Song Choices
17 Oct 2019 17:18
Tick-tock. It's all about time this week. More of it as finale time approaches.
Idols 15 Top 6: The show stops for Mangaliso
13 Oct 2019 23:09
Sunday's Idols was a showstopper for Mangaliso - literally.
Idols 15: Top 6 Theme and Song Choices
9 Oct 2019 13:04
This Sunday the wannabes need prove they don't wanna be wannabes no more.
Idols 15 Top 7: The audience breaks up with Nqobile
6 Oct 2019 22:40
It was all about lurve for everyone on Sunday except Nqobile who lost viewers' hearts.
Idols 15: Top 7 Song Choices and Theme
2 Oct 2019 12:21
Who will best capture the essence of romantic lurve?
Idols 15 Top 8: It's D-Day for Dinky
29 Sep 2019 22:34
If at first you don't succeed, try and try again. Dalene da Dinky did this but...
Idols 15: Top 8 Theme and Song Choice
26 Sep 2019 12:32
Two wannabes place their bets on songs by former Idols winners...
Idols 15 Top 9: It's oves for Innocentia before it begins
22 Sep 2019 23:03
In the words of Heidi Klum: One day you're In and the next day you're Out.
Please Step In scam alert!
19 Sep 2019 12:11
Please note: scammers are using a fraudulent "Please Step In" phone number to scam people. THIS is the correct number to reach the show...
Idols 15: Top 9 Theme and Song Choice
18 Sep 2019 15:34
DJ Tira wields the power for this week's live show as the Top 9 tackle these songs...
Idols 15: Top 10 showdown - what the judges said
16 Sep 2019 10:39
Do you agree with the judges' take on Sunday's episode? (Includes vids of each performance.)
Idols 15: Top 10 theme and song choices
12 Sep 2019 10:02
See which songs your faves will be singing in this Sunday's Top 10 showdown.
Place your bets! Pick your Idols 15 Top 2 from the Top 10
9 Sep 2019 11:51
An album of the Idols Top 10 featuring videos and deets to help you predict this season's finalists. Play along even if you don't have DStv.
Your one-stop guide to Mzansi Magic's bumper July line-up
2 Jul 2019 10:25
New shows and seasons premiere at 20h00 each night next week, with Andile Gaelesiwe in the reality mix.
Unwrapped! Mzansi Magic's new winter dramas The Republic and Impilo: The Scam
28 Jun 2019 14:04
Florence Masebe steps up as Madam President and Desmond Dube battles baaaad debt. TVSA has the inside scoop.
Mzansi channels reveal new shows and renewals for 2019
23 Nov 2018 15:41
The lowdown on what to expect from Mzansi Magic, Wethu and 1Magic in the new year.
Mzansi Magic's The Imposter returns with new cast and production company
27 Sep 2018 14:26
Ferguson Magic gives the cameras to Seriti Films for the new season.
Idols 14: Close-up on the Top 10
10 Sep 2018 11:51
Find out more about the Season 14 finalists with these Q&A's feat. surprising facts...
5 flash facts on Mzansi Magic's new Sunday night drama The Herd
2 Jul 2018 13:12
Sello Maake Ka-Ncube, Winnie Ntshaba and former Uzalo star Sihle Ndaba headline the channel's next supernatural instalment.
Ring of Lies replaced by new Mzansi Magic series The Throne
27 Jun 2018 12:03
See if you can work out what the new series is about.
Meet the new characters on Lockdown 3
4 Jun 2018 17:10
Manaka Ranaka takes on the role of a serial killer and Mmabatho Montsho shrinks the minds of criminals.
US star Tichina Arnold chats to TVSA about her role on Mzansi's Lockdown 3
30 May 2018 12:18
We interrogate the American comedy star in her prison cell about her new role on South African TV.
Music industry at heart of Mzansi Magic's new drama Ingoma
22 Mar 2018 16:20
Mzansi Magic's new Monday night drama tackles the exploitative music industry in this story about small-town artists getting lured to the big city.
Mzansi Magic's new Sunday nighter: Abomama
20 Mar 2018 17:06
Four church women who are sucked into the criminal underworld when they are forced to turn their stokvel into a money-laundering scheme.
Unveiling Mzansi Magic's new Cape Town drama: Nkululeko
11 Dec 2017 15:54
You saw the audition call on TVSA, now find out about the series and see who landed the lead roles.
YouTuber Moshe Ndiki lands Mzansi Magic double deal
7 Dec 2017 12:40
He's the new host of Uyang’thanda Na? and debuts on The Queen soon.
Double trouble: The Imposter director on what it takes to film the twins
30 Oct 2017 09:55
The inside scoop on how Mzansi Magic's The Imposter turns Thishiwe Ziqubu into the twins.
iNumber is up... what's next? The Imposter
3 Oct 2017 14:34
Twin takes on twin in Ferguson Magic's new Sunday night drama.
OPW Presenter Search: the reality show - coming soon
27 Sep 2017 10:26
The initial auditions have wrapped and now the power moves into the hands of viewers.
First look: Linda Sebezo as the most dangerous inmate in South Africa
7 Sep 2017 17:07
Prison bars clang for her in Lockdown 2.
Why Flo Masebe isn't on Ring of Lies 2
21 Jul 2017 11:59
The reason Masindi disappears.
Former Gen star Thato Molamu: a man of law on The Queen
20 Jul 2017 12:50
The countdown to Season 2 begins.
All star cast revealed for iNumber Number: the TV series
8 Jun 2017 15:56
It started with SABC1's Class Act, it went on to become an award winning movie and now it's an all star series on Mzansi Magic.
And the next OPW host is...
17 Mar 2017 15:09
Ma "Slenda" Mnisi a.k.a Nomsa Buthelezi.
Mzansi Magic reveals plans for 2017
9 Mar 2017 15:58
Multiple renewals, a burst of new series and an awards ceremony. Your ticket to Mzansi Magic in 2017.
Mzansi Magic does it for millennials with new telenovela Isithembiso
24 Feb 2017 12:21
The 411 on what to expect once Greed & Desire wraps at the end of March.
Renewed! Mzansi Magic's Ring of Lies
16 Feb 2017 00:00
Dineo's Diary spin-off on the way to Mzansi Magic
23 Nov 2016 13:54
The whole family's moved in to headline The Ranakas.
Dawn Thandeka King headlines new all-girl prison drama
16 Nov 2016 15:42
She starts 2017 in Lockdown on Mzansi Magic.
The craziest credit on TV?!
19 Oct 2016 10:47
See if you can say Nomuzi Mabena's Rich Kids credit in one breath...
Introducing It's Complicated Season 2: new characters, more drama
21 Sep 2016 17:36
It's back on Mzansi Magic in October with a bevy of new characters played by some of Mzansi's biggest TV names.
Ninja girls unite on Mzansi Magic's new teen drama Is'thunzi
15 Sep 2016 18:27
They call themselves the Ninjas and they're on a mission to make the Cinderella story come true.
Lerato Mvelase: no easy pushover on isiBaya
31 Aug 2016 17:15
She debuted as Lieutenant Mkhize this week and she's a force that everyone underestimates.
Why Brenda Ngxoli isn't on Rockville 4
21 Jul 2016 11:51
See why Gladys isn't on the new season.
Introducing the new characters on Rockville 4
8 Jul 2016 17:16
A snack pack of all the important new characters on Rockville 4 and who's playing them.
Ring of Lies: Things look good for Round 2
6 Jul 2016 11:08
The final bell rings for Ring of Lies at the end of July and then...? The latest on the show's future.
Mzansi Magic to debut taboo new Xhosa drama
21 Jun 2016 12:03
Keep this hush-hush and don't talk about it but we've heard that Sizwe and his mother are "close".
Rockville 4: all you need to know
17 Jun 2016 17:23
From this season's Big Bad to teenagers being "blessed"... everything you need to know about the new season.
Thembisa Mdoda takes a vacay from OPW
24 May 2016 17:39
Thembisa's putting her feet up for six weeks.
Menzi Ngubane headlines isiBaya’s powerful new taxi family
11 Apr 2016 11:21
The Ngwenyas arrive soon with Menzi at the helm. Get to know isiBaya's new arrivals.
Zabalaza's replacement: bare-knuckle boxing telenovela
7 Apr 2016 16:33
Ring of Lies starts on the dusty streets of Limpopo and includes various Zabalaza headliners.
The lowdown on Mzansi Magic's new drama Igazi
6 Apr 2016 10:11
The story, the cast and what you need to know about Mzansi Magic's new Sunday night drama by Ferguson Films.
Mzansi Magic's new Doubt: starring cast gallery
7 Apr 2016 10:44
Get to know the starring characters in the build-up to Monday's premiere of the murder drama Doubt.
New outsider characters to stir up isiBaya in Season 4
16 Mar 2016 00:00
The inside scoop on what to expect from isiBaya as the soapie marks three years on air.
Who's Who on Mzansi Magic's new telenovela Greed & Desire
14 Mar 2016 00:00
Get to know the characters on Greed & Desire with this Who's Who snack pack of the starring roles.
Would you watch this new Mzansi Magic drama?
2 Feb 2016 11:29
A new Mzansi Magic drama series picks up where Our Perfect Wedding ends when a groom gets arrested at the altar.
Revealed! Mzansi Magic's two new telenovelas
28 Jan 2016 15:08
And the two telenovelas replacing The Road and Zabalaza are...
Zabalaza's new opening credits: the beginning of the end
21 Jan 2016 12:52
Has Zabalaza been uncancelled? The lowdown on why the soapie has a new title sequence.
First look: Mzansi Magic's January 2016 line-up
9 Dec 2015 10:44
2016 starts with a new season of Our Perfect Wedding, despite the fact that it's bleeding sponsors. Saints and Sinners returns.
Big cast shake-up for Diski Divas 2
30 Nov 2015 16:26
It's a whole new ball game when Diski Divas returns next year. See which WAGS are on the team.
Mzansi soccer WAGs cash in on fame
7 Apr 2015 15:49
Five current and former WAGs put their lives on show in Mzansi Magic's new reality low Diski Divas. WAGs include Teko Modise's ex Felicia.
Mzansi Magic reformats Kabelo's Bootcamp without Kabelo
7 Nov 2014 15:08
When Kabelo's Bootcamp returns for Season 3 in January, it's going to be very different. Kabelo Mabalane's out of the series - other celebrities are in.
Mzansi Magic Highlights: November 2014
29 Oct 2014 17:06
An overview of Mzansi Magic in November including movies. Line-up includes Dark Tide, The Devil Wears Prada, Enemy of the State and Troy.
Filming starts on Rockville 3
14 Oct 2014 11:49
Filming for Season 3 of Rockville has started for a January 2015 premiere. Newcomers include Terry Pheto, Don Mlangeni Nawa and Hlomla Dandala.
Mi Casa's J'Something swaps his mic for a frying pan
8 Oct 2014 15:15
Mi Casa's J'Something goes from muso to celebrity chef in his new cookery show Something's Cooking. Premieres on Mzansi Magic soon.
Mzansi Magic Highlights: October 2014
1 Oct 2014 15:19
A rundown of highlights on Mzansi Magic in October. Includes teasers for Saints and Sinners, Lokshin Bioscope and movies on the channel.
Mzansi Magic Highlights: September 2014
20 Aug 2014 14:09
In early September Mzansi Magic premieres an Idols Wooden Mic special. An overview of new shows, specials and movies coming up on the channel.
Revealed! Dragons in the Den
8 Aug 2014 10:55
Five South African entrepreneurs become Dragons in September with the debut of Dragons' Den on Mzansi Magic. See who the fivesome are.
Mzansi Magic announces new freedom drama series
9 Jul 2014 11:27
A new drama series inspired by 20 years of freedom comes to Mzansi Magic in August. Starring cast includes Nthati Moshesh, Tumisho Masha and Tshepo Maseko.
Our Perfect Wedding: Phumeza Mdabe out. Tumi Morake in.
14 Oct 2014 16:28
Our Perfect Wedding has been renewed for a fourth season. It premieres in early 2015 with comedienne Tumi Morake as host..
Meet the new characters on isiBaya
14 Mar 2014 00:00
Five new starring characters arrive on isiBaya soon: Bhekifa, Zweli, Sihle, Zanele and Blade. Find out more about them - and the actors who are bringing them to life.
Renewed! Clash of the Choirs
27 Jan 2014 00:00
Clash of the Choirs has been renewed for a second season. The format remains the same but this time round there will be auditions in the Eastern Cape.
See who's joined Rockville for Season 2
14 Jan 2014 00:00
Rockville returns to Mzansi Magic in February with a crowd of newcomers. Those who've joined the show include Clint Brink, 'Map' Maponyane and ...
Khaya Mthethwa to host new gospel experience
22 Oct 2013 00:00
Khaya Mthethwa has been signed to host and musically direct a new gospel show on Mzansi Magic. Kenneth Nkosi and Linda Sibiya will also be hosting new series.
Bouga Luv warms-up for weight loss challenge
13 Sep 2013 00:00
Kabelo Mabalane did it himself and now he's challenging 10 contestants to lose weight too in a new reality show Kabelo's Boot Camp. To air on Mzansi Magic from October.
New Connie/Shona series to debut in June
14 May 2013 00:00
Connie and Shona Ferguson's new series Rockville premieres on Mzansi Magic in June. Stars include Shonnie with Minnie Dlamini, Boity Thulo and Mbali Mlotshwa.
Sis Ribs signs to judge Clash of the Choirs
18 Jan 2013 00:00
Rebecca Malope will be headlining Mzansi Magic's upcoming Clash of the Choirs SA as one of three judges. She'll be joined by Lindelani Mkhize and Anele Mdoda.
Mzansi Magic cams move with Khaya
31 Oct 2012 00:00
On Sunday (4th) Mzansi Magic premieres a two-part special that follows Khaya Mthethwa home to Durban, after his Idols win. Includes his homecoming concert.
Mzansi Magic November 2012 Highlights
29 Oct 2012 00:00
Mzansi Magic's movie anthology Lokshin Bioscope debuts a new weekly show in November: Boomba and TT - a crime series. More, with channel highlights ...
Gal B to host Clash of the Choirs South Africa
26 Oct 2012 00:00
Bonang Matheba has been signed to host a South African version of the international realilty format Clash of the Choirs. The search for choirs begins in November.
Mzansi Magic October 2012 Highlights
4 Oct 2012 00:00
Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance premieres on Mzansi Magic this Saturday (6 October). New episodes air Saturdays and Sundays. Also starting soon: Daily Sun TV.
Mzansi Magic September 2012 Highlights
7 Sep 2012 00:00
Coming up on Mzansi Magic: footage from the channel's recent Market Day, Lira: The Captured Tour 2012, Trevor Noah: Crazy Normal and Trevor Gumbi: Live.
Mzansi Magic August Highlights 2012
7 Aug 2012 00:00
The first Idols 8 Result Show headlines Mzansi Magic tonight at 19h30. A rundown of other highlights coming up in August including movies and specials.
Mzansi Magic July Highlights 2012
25 Jun 2012 00:00
A rundown of the highlights coming up on Mzansi Magic, including movies. Two new shows premiere in early July: Thief; and a South African comedy SIES.
Mzansi Magic June Highlights 2012
31 May 2012 00:00
The new season of Idols premieres on Mzansi Magic this Sunday (3 June) at 17h30. Also coming up: two new local series - Zulu or Shut Up; and Fat Cats.
Mzansi Magic calls for another telenovela
7 May 2012 00:00
Mzansi Magic has put out a commisioning call for another 208-episode telenovela as well as briefs for stand alone bubblegum movies. The details ...
2020 SAMAs: all the winners
The full winners list for the 26th awards, including Record of the Year and the International Achievement Award from Friday's #ForThaClub.
New on TV today: Saturday 8 August
Musical comedy-drama Katy Keene starts on M-Net as CBS Reality finds 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.
Road to Destiny Teasers - September 2020
Luis is found not guilty but lands up in jail!
Shadows from the Past Teasers - September 2020
Candela has an accident. Also, Emanuel is missing.
Along Came Love Teasers - September 2020
Luciana warns David not to fall for Graciela's tricks. Also, Mark takes Susan hostage.
New on TV today: Friday 7 August
Discover the secret world of Tiny Creatures on Netflix or learn about The Persians on BBC Earth.
Meet Uzalo's Criminal Enemy No. 1
Hold your breath KwaMashu... this is the intel on the new badge in town, played by Jet Novuka. 10 things you must know.
The Way To Paradise 3 Teasers - September 2020
New season alert! Eight months have passed and Martin escapes. Also, Valentina is kidnapped.
The Way To Paradise 2 Teasers - September 2020
Season 2 finale! Cahlo gives kill instructions.
New on TV today: Thursday 6 August
A docuseries about Hillary Clinton starts on M-Net and talker Die Lewe Skuld Jou Niks is new to VIA.
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