New and returning shows on SABC1 in August

Written by TVSA Team from the blog SABC1 on 01 Aug 2016
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Coming up on SABC1 this month:

Sheroes S3 (Documentary Series)
Premiere date:
Monday 1 August at 22h00

A four part documentary series featuring four powerful women in business. The previous two seasons covered Sheroes in sports and media and this third season focuses on South African women who have made the quantum leap in business.

The four are: chartered accountant Nonkululeko Gobodo, entrepreneur Johanna Mukoki, AngloGold CFO Christine Ramon and self-made millionaire entrepreneur Ipeleng Mkhari.
Johanna Mukoki Ipeleng Mkhari
Nonkululeko Gobodo Christine Ramon

The series looks at their backgrounds and the turning points points in their lives that forced them to let go of limiting beliefs which led to self actualization for each of them.

Rio Olympics
Starting time: Wednesday 3 August at 23h00

The Olympics will be covered on SABC1, 2 and 3. SABC2 will broadcast the majority of events, SABC1 will focus on football and SABC3 will feature a daily highlights package of tennis, beach volley ball and golf.

The opening and closing ceremonies will air live on SABC2.

Stay tuned to TVSA for more on what you can expect on each channel.

Changes time: To Sundays at 18h00 from Sunday, 7 August 2016

UMX changes time but keeps the same format. The show features international and local music videos, music news and in studio interviews with artists.

Rise 2
Premiere date:
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 at 18h00

Rise returns for a second season to tackle new topics that relate to young women. The series is based on the philosophy: “Un-leash Your Voice!” instead of suffering in silence in the hands of predators.

The show is about collective action and gives a voice to young women who continue to be most affected by HIV, gender based violence and other structural issues such as poverty and harmful gender norms.

Mutual Friends 2
Premiere date:
Thursday 18 August at 20h30

Mutual Friends returns for a new season and puts the spotlight on social media. The series follows three friends who are studying at Wits University and explores how they come into their own in terms of themselves, their interpersonal relationships and community. The season focuses strongly on how they find their own voices in the social space - one Facebook post at a time.

Art Lovers
Premiere date:
Wednesday, 25 August 2016 at 18h00

A new series that covers the business and lifestyle activities of the creative industry. Each week the show focuses on interviews with dynamic artists and shares information that will assist aspirant artists in turning their art into a business.

The show is hosted by Archie Nhlapo and featured artists and groups include: Zakes Mda, Angela Makholwa, Steve Kwena Mokwena, Lebo Mashile, Mak Manaka, Umoja, David Tlale, Gert Johan Coetzee, The Muffinz, Vintage, Motsatsing, Ubomi Njoloza, Nat Ramabulana, Atandwa Kani as well as photographers such as Neo Ntsoma, Leeroy Jason and the trending “I see a different you“ photography trio.

Episodes are themed according to: music, dance, literature, poetry, theatre, and fashion. Each episode is broken down into segments: Biz Art, Emerging Artists, Artist Profile, Hotspot of the week and Top “something" inserts.

Shuga 4
Premiere date:
Friday, 26 August 2016 at 20h30

Season 4 picks up the story some months after the end of Season 3, exploring a number of themes and storylines that include first sex, grooming of adolescent girls, prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV, disclosure of HIV status, sexual assault within a relationship, stigma, mentoring, and the use of helplines.

For more about the season, please see: TVSA's Shuga 4 Show Page

The Cradock Four
Monday, 29 August at 22h00

A documentary by filmmaker David Forbes who spent seven years researching the story of the Cradock Four and their fight for liberty.

This is the official blurb for the documentary:

The brutal assassination of activist Matthew Goniwe and three friends in 1985 was the turning point in South Africa’s struggle for freedom. Five years later Nelson Mandela would walk out of jail and lead the country to liberation. But, the killers still walk free.

Actors in this post: Archie Nhlapo

Channels in this post: SABC1


01 Aug 2016 20:06

I am gald mutual friends is coming back .I hope the cast is still the same

01 Aug 2016 20:27

I wz hoping 2 class Act S3

01 Aug 2016 20:48

Can't waiiiit

Ms Opinionated
02 Aug 2016 08:49

No more nyan nyan :(

02 Aug 2016 11:55

What about TEMPY PUSHAS? It's been too long now.

02 Aug 2016 15:23

Very interesting, I'm particularly looking forward to Mutual Friends, Sheroes and Art Lovers Show. 
Aw shame Lootlove's show.

02 Aug 2016 15:26

On another subject, I can't believe SABC is actually pitting the new season of Sokhulu & Partners against Mzansi Magic Sunday shows.  I even forgot to record it this past Sunday as I forgot about it, bad move by SABC.

02 Aug 2016 18:58

@Timone lol Lootlove's show is such a yawn .it always puts me right into sleep on a friday night .maybe it will do better on the new slot .sokhulu and partners is more of a thursday show than a sunday one .SABC 1 must consider a second season of The X Factor SA .

03 Aug 2016 17:43

Ja true @max85, Loot's show has that Sunday chillas vibe...

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