SABC1 snack pack: new shows and seasons after the World Cup

Written by TVSA Team from the blog SABC1 on 12 Jul 2018
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So the World Cup ends this Sunday (15 July) which means it's almost time for SABC1's schedule to kick back to Normal.

What can you expect from the line-up?

We've got you covered with this snack pack of new shows and seasons comin' up over the next three months....


The Remix SA
Premiere date:
Friday, 20 July and Sunday, 22 July 2018 at 18h00

Mo Flava & Kelly Khumalo

A reality show that searches for the best Singer-Music DJ/Producer team who can offer a completely new spin on popular music tracks.

Each week the teams are given songs based on themes, which they have to remix and perform with their own unique take.

The judges are Kelly Khumalo and Mo Flava and the series is hosted by Mzansi Insider presenter KC and rapper Rouge (in her first presenting gig).

The show will air twice a week: the Friday episodes are the performance episodes and the Sunday episodes are the Results Shows.

Rouge and KC

Gospel Unplugged
Premiere date:
Sunday, 22 July 2018 at 17h30

Idols 11 runner-up Mmatema Moremi hosts this new contemporary gospel music show which includes talk and lifestyle elements.

The show caters for various genres of urban gospel music, including hip hop, house and R&B gospel.

The series includes a karaoke insert which takes guests on a ride, talking about their life’s journey with God and singing along to their favourite songs. 

Social Fabric
Premiere date:
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 at 18h00

Kyle Ng

An international show that takes viewers on a humorous and enlightening journey into the world of street wear.

In each episode, eccentric designer Kyle Ng embarks on a series of adventures around one global and iconic fashion staple, including plaid, cowboy boot, camouflage and the suit.

Starting from a simple question “Who wore it first?”, Kyle dives into the lives of the craftsmen, collectors, celebrities and eccentrics who share a passion for what they put on.

Africa By Women Year 3
Premiere date:
Sunday, 22 July 2018 at 19h30

A series of individual Mzansi short stories created and produced by young black female filmmakers, in partnership with the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF). 

These are the short stories:

Black Dots (Written by Fazila Wahab-Kohl: Directed My Myrto Makrides and Fazila Wahab-Kohl)

Thandi is reunited with her father after many years, which gives her new hope in her life until she loses him again.

Mmino Wa Modimo (Written and Directed by Nozipho Nkelemba)

A father wants his daughter to succeed him as the first female reverend of his church, however her brother is determined to impose himself into the position.

Nompilo (Written and Directed by Mbalizethu Zulu)

A woman wants answers from her mother about the abuse she experienced as a child but her mother can’t remember as she suffers from Alzheimer’s (memory loss).

Seamless (Written and Directed by Phuthi Nakene)

Mmabatho is a domestic worker who works for a designer who ill-treats her. Her fortune changes when a rich client sees a dress that she's created.

The Woods (Written and Directed by Caroline Dougherty)

Couples enter a competition to win a house of a deceased benefactor and secrets are revealed as the pressure gets to them.

Daddy’s Boy (Written by Tasjia Reddy and Directed by Tiny Mungwe)

A young boy misses his late father and befriends a neighbour who later falls in love with his mother.

Moriti (Written and directed by Lesedi Mogoatlhe)

Moriti is a young teenager who lives with her divorced mother and younger brother. This film explores her experiences as she's expected to look after her sick brother and run the house when her mother is working.

My Brother’s Keeper (Written and Directed by Kgatlhiso Sephiri)

A father doesn’t want his daughter to attend school but her brother risks his wrath when he goes p against him in an attempt to get her into school.

Toyi Toyi for Zanele (Written and Directed by Hajra Hajoo Cassim)

Gogo Zanele arrives at a retirement home and soon exposes the caregiver's tough and abusive way of running the place.

Fifi’s Beauty Spot (Written by Thando Bella Khoza and Directed by Keitumetsi Qhali) 

A planned robbery goes wrong when two armed robbers try to rob customers at FIFI’S beauty spot saloon.

Premiere date:
Friday, 28 September 2018 at 18h00

A new video-clip series featuring funny videos by online content creators. The aim of the show is to give online video creators a platform to "verify" their skills and compete for a bona fide title of “the true MVP” (most valuable players).

The series is presented by Nehemiah Tjatji.

Premiere date:
Sunday, 30 September 2018 at 19h30

A family drama series with elements of mystery and fantasy. The show centres round Khanya Hlophe, who goes in search of her true identity and comes full circle with her roots.


SABC1 debuts a new mini-series strand called Woza Nazo on Sunday, 22 July at 20h00. Each series consists of four, 48-minute episode series.

They are:

Premiere date:
Sunday, 22 July 2018 at 20h00

The supernatural realm collides with the ordinary… this series follows the journeys of individuals plagued by loss, fear, guilt, pain and desire.

These are the lead characters:

Phakamile (played by Mothusi Magano), a previously successful alcoholic responsible for his daughter going missing.

Bonga (Thabo Rametsi), a popularity-hungry fashionista running away from a calling.

Zen (Mandisa Nduna), a water spirit, who desperately wants to be human.

Kitso (Nozipho Nkelemba), a grieving widow saddled with her cheating husband’s illegitimate son.

Each of these individuals’ lives are shaken when they come into contact with the world beyond. They must confront their fears and embrace the supernatural, or suffer forever. 

Side Dish
Premiere date:
Sunday, 19 August 2018 at 20h00

How long can you keep a secret? When a group of four married friends go on holiday, one of the women invites her Ben 10 over. But things take a turn for the worst when the Ben 10 sleeps with one of the friends …

An argument ensues and Ben 10 is accidently killed. Faced with the dilemma of whether to report the death or not, the ladies decide to bury Ben 10 as they see it as their only way to keep themselves out of prison and save their marriages.
Cast includes: Refilwe Madumo, Jo-anne Reyneke, Matshepo Maleme, Thuso Mbedu, Ntando Mncube and Zali Nxabi.

Premiere date:
Sunday, 16 September 2018 at 20h00

Deep in the belly of a 100-year-old gold mine is a desperate miner, Amos, who works daily, chipping away at the hard rock to contribute to an economy he's hardly a part of.

Stressed and pressurized, Amos’s lack of focus results in a minor tremor in the shaft him and his team are working on. While struggling to come out of the fated shaft, he finds a bag of gold coins - old, but gold nonetheless.

This treasure could help his young family out of poverty so he must find a way to smuggle the gold coins out of the banned mining shaft and cash them into money.
Cast includes: Sthembile Mhlongo, Lucky Khoza, Sisanda Henna, Nomalanga Nkosi, Zigi Ndlovu and Zimkitha Kumbaca.


One Mic 2
Premiere date
: Thursday, 19 July 2018 at 18h00

One Mic returns for a new season to discover undiscovered rapping talent. DJ Doowap returns as host and Big Zulu and Aewon Wolf return to judge but Pro isn't part of the equation.

This new season features a weekly guest judge as the third judge.

For more about the format, see: TVSA's One Mic Show Page

Raw Silk 2
Premiere date:
Thursday, 19 July 2018 at 21h00

Raw Silk returns to follow 13 township based fashion designers who have the talent to deliver but zero opportunity to be recognised.

The aspiring designers are selected from all over the country and the top of the crop compete for the ultimate prize in Johannesburg.

Pearl Modiadie returns as host and Ole Ledimo, Yasmin Furmire and Nthato Mashishi return to mentor and judge.
For more about the series, see: TVSA's Raw Silk 2 Show Page.

Other upcoming new seasons...

Now or Never 6
Premiere date:
Monday, 16 July 2018 at 18h00

Tap here for TVSA Show Page: Now or Never

Thandeka's Diary
Premiere date:
Monday, 16 July 2018 at 19h30

TVSA Show Page: Thandeka's Diary

Nyan' Nyan 7
Premiere date:
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 at 18h00

TVSA Show Page: Nyan' Nyan
PS: Luyanda Potwana returns to host.

Shuga Naija
Premiere date:
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 at 19h30

This is Season 6 of the MTV Shuga series.

Tap here for all the deets about the season and cast: MTV Shuga 6

Friends Like These 16
Premiere date:
Saturday, 21 July 2018 at 18h00

TVSA Show Page: Friends Like These

PS: Trevor Gumbi returns to host.

Road to Indoni Miss Cultural 2018
Saturday, 15 and 22 July 2018 at 17h30

A reality show build-up to the ceremony in which viewers will get to know the Top 12 finalists.

23rd Miss Indoni Miss Cultural SA 2018
Sunday, 23 June at 21h00

A broadcast of the Indoni Miss Cultural SA pageant which celebrates African tradition and values. Held at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, the event is hosted by Indoni, an initiative aimed at strengthening cultural identification amongst Mzansi’s youth.

1's and 2's Season 5
Premiere date:
Sunday, 30 September 2018 at 18h00

TVSA Show Page: 1's and 2's 

Kulcha Kwest 5
Premiere date:
Saturday, 29 September 2018 at 17h30

TVSA Show Page: Kulcha Kwest

Channels in this post: SABC1


12 Jul 2018 21:22

Goku edited on
7/13/2018 7:03 AM

I am a big fan of Mo flava, can't say the same about Kelly

12 Jul 2018 23:42

I am so lo0king forward to these new shows n new seasons. Thiz is why sabc1 is the number1 chanel. Kelly getting them coins. Yasss

13 Jul 2018 09:54

my favourite DJ moflava is on screen yes. . These are dope shows Sabc1

16 Jul 2018 14:09

Timone edited on
7/16/2018 2:11 PM

Jeez the synopsis of Side Dish is a spoiler fest, that sounds like the whole story right there.  Something along these lines would have sufficed to keep the suspense: "When a group of four married friends go on holiday, one of the women invites her Ben 10 over which leads to a series of dark events unfolding"
Now its already been revealed that this is another accidental murder cover up among friends story, no suspense.

Any word on Mina Nawe?

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