1Magic (DStv 103)
Follows the shady dealings of an unscrupulous man who uses his greedy, opportunist ways to manipulate his naïve and desperate son into scamming a community through a pyramid scheme called Impilo.
Set in Alexandra township, Khulubuse Mtshali (Desmond Dube) uses his son Mngobi (Sipho Mdingi) to scam the community of their hard earned cash.
This coming-of-age crime drama sees Mnqobi caught up in the underbelly of financial crime engineered by his greedy and opportunistic father, which leads to an attempt on his life through mob justice.
In the season premiere: Khulubuse makes a dramatic return to his family, which creates the sort of impact that happens when a father turns his back.
The result: his son Mnqobi strikes a deal with the devil.
Also starring are Sthandiwe Kgoroge as Nokulunga Nkosi, Nay Maps as Pacino, Candice Modiselle as Naledi, Siya Sepotokele as Macable and TK Sebothoma as Tebza.
this series starts on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) on Monday.
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TVSA Show Page: Impilo
Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
Dive into the colourful and vibrant life of a skhothane in this show that documents the daily lives of the Material Culture crew, headed by charismatic kingpin Material Don Dada (real name Tshepo Pitso).
Don Dada digs deep into his pocket to keep the movement going, the plan being to develop a worldwide membership for his crew.
To date he has some 2,000 members who are active on social media and attend the events he organises such as Sula Fashion Picnics every two months in Gauteng.
A proud Mosotho man from the Vaal, now based in Soweto, Don Dada demonstrates that being a Skhothane is not only about actions. It is also how you dress and handle yourself.
Skhothanes are hustlers, they glow, shine, dress expensively, smell nice and dance until the sun comes up. They are fun and have poignant back stories that tell of struggle, suffering and secret lives.
Material Culture takes you into the personal spaces of Skhothanes, meet their families and peers and discover the obstacles they face and the joys and pain they encounter.
Ultimately, behind every Versace shirt and Amakipkip tracksuit is a South African hustler looking for a better day and an even greater party.
Blood & Treasure
M-Net (DStv 101)
Action, Adventure, Drama
Globe-trotting action-adventure drama about a brilliant antiquities expert and a cunning art thief who team up to catch a ruthless terrorist who funds his attacks through stolen treasure.
Danny McNamara is a former FBI agent specialising in stolen arts and antiquities. Lexi Vaziri is a resourceful art thief who is haunted by the tragic loss of her father, which she blames on Danny.
When terrorist Karim Farouk absconds with a priceless artifact and kidnaps Danny's mentor, Dr. Anna Castillo, Danny recruits Lexi to help him bring Farouk to justice and rescue Anna.
As they chase down Farouk, they encounter unscrupulous individuals who may either be useful allies or dangerous enemies, including Aiden Shaw, an arms dealer who acts solely in his self-interest, and Simon Hardwick, an expert at procuring pilfered artifacts.
Danny and Lexi are assisted by Father Chuck, a childhood friend of Danny's who works at the Vatican Foreign Ministry in Rome.
Their hunt draws the attention of Interpol agent Gwen Karlsson, who wants Farouk brought to justice, but won't allow Danny and Lexi to break international laws in the process.
As they crisscross the world hunting their target, Danny and Lexi unexpectedly find themselves at the centre of a 2,000-year-old battle for the cradle of civilisation.
The Voice 15
Vuzu (DStv 116)
Reality Competition, Music
In the season 15 premiere the talent is exceptional and the competition is fierce as returning coaches Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton all vie to discover and coach the next singing phenomenon in the Blind Auditions.
The return of the "block" feature will allow the coaches the opportunity to "block" a fellow coach during the Blind Auditions so that the blocked coach is unable to recruit the artist on their team.
New this season is the introduction of the Comeback Stage, where six deserving artists who did not make a team during the Blind Auditions compete for a chance to re-enter the competition in the live shows.
Please Step In 6
1Magic (DStv 103)
Whether professional help is required or it's just a matter of learning to listen to one another, Please Step In attempts to unite the family around a common purpose.
Serious issues the series tackles include substance abuse, anti-social behaviour, violence and alcoholism.
Central to what is designed to be a healing process is the role of clear communication among families, as they work to restore harmony and hope to their troubled relationships.
The series now enters its sixth season, sharing resolutions to heavy conflicts within families.
Hosted by Angie Diale, this season's recurring theme explores the challenging relationships between mothers and their adult children.
In the Season 6 premiere: Bertha and her children fight constantly. She says they do not respect her and she feels everything unraveled after her husband left her.
Can Mam Angie help this family?
this series starts on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) on Tuesday.
TVSA Show Page: Please Step In 6
When Sharks Attack 5
Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
Wildlife, Nature, Documentary Series, Docu-Drama
Experts try explain why Florida's coastline is known as the shark capital of the world and why Reunion is one of the world's deadliest islands after a sudden 23 horrifying attacks, including nine fatalities.
Investigators believe they must solve the greatest shark attack mystery of all time before history repeats itself, off the coast of Jersey, and they try understand why, after centuries of living in harmony, the number of attacks by the Great Whites prowling the coast of West Australia sky-rocketed.
Hold onto your life jacket as sharks reek havoc on a honeymoon in the Seychelles, when the archipelago is rocked by two deadly shark attacks in two weeks.
The Real Housewives of Orange County 13
Vuzu (DStv 116)
After the surprising reconciliation between Vicki, Tamra and Shannon at last season's reunion, the ladies are working to rebuild their friendship and regain each other's trust.
But they all know it will take more than a hug to repair the rumours, betrayal and damage done over the years.
Newly single, Shannon and Kelly have both moved into new homes and find that they are approaching their post-divorce life very differently, as they navigate the dating world, raise their daughters and launch their own careers.
Vicki and Steve's relationship is still going strong, but the OG of the OC wants him to commit and be more than just a boyfriend.
Meanwhile, Tamra fears that a health scare for Eddie could have bigger consequences than just sidelining her husband from CUT Fitness.
In the spirit of reconciliation and new beginnings, Tamra brings her estranged friend Emily and acquaintance Gina into the group to shake things up in the OC.
Jan Braai vir Erfenis 9
kykNET (DStv 144)
This season, Jan and his Ontspan team hunt high and low across the globe for new adventures, beautiful places and lekker braai recipes.
Highlights include yellowtail season on the South Coast, subtropical fruit season in the Lowveld and summer in Madagascar.
In the Season 9 premiere, Jan goes for a surfing lesson with surf legend Seth Hulley, gets fresh fish in Kalk Bay and braais delicious fish cakes with the penguins in Simon's Town.
Haunted Case Files 2
CBS Reality (DStv 132)
Supernatural, Docu-Reality, Docu-Drama
Even spirit-seekers aren't always prepared for what they might find as ghost hunters and mediums recount their most riveting supernatural experiences.
Season 2 opens with a terrifying beast-like entity stalking a deserted island lodge in Ontario, and the ghost of a death row executioner in Ohio.
Raising Hope 4
eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
Entering its fourth and final season, Raising Hope follows the continuing comic adventures of the Chance family as they raise an adorable toddler named Hope.
In the first two episodes of the fourth and final season, a mysterious Natesville resident (guest star Jeffrey Tambor, pictured) keeps popping up in the Chance's lives.
Then, Burt and Virginia introduce Natesville to a new bartering system called "Burt Bucks," that looks an awful lot like a pyramid scheme.
TVSA Show Page: Raising Hope 4