Lui Maar Op, Belinda
kykNET (DStv 144)
Sitcom which revolves around a group of older shop staff and their bumbling young security chief at a general dealer in George.
Ian & Ander is a small corner shop in George belonging to Ian Jantjies (Duncan Johnson), a middle-aged man who left the bustle of the big city to experience small town serenity.
But because of his three 'older' employees, who for some reason can't be left unattended, Ian only ever experiences havoc and chaos.
Belinda Swanepoel (Brümilda van Rensburg), a former actress, has an obsession with mirrors, spending all of her time looking at herself and forgetting about customers at the cash register.
Annetjie Nel (Annelisa Weiland), a militarist spinster, marches around barking orders at everyone whilst trying to keep an eye on Ian's wife, who likes to take without paying.
Then there is the poor, charming farm hero Frans Wessels (Eric Nobbs), who tries to keep the peace between Annetjie and Belinda, but rarely succeeds.
Together they must face the challenges of old age, but also learn that life is full of second chances and that one is never too old to have fun.
TVSA Show Page: Lui Maar Op, Belinda
Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
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.
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TVSA Show Page: Impilo
Crime + Investigation (DStv 170)
True Crime, Docu-Drama, Documentary Series
Docu-drama crime series based on true-life South African crimes that have captured the hearts and minds of South Africans and resulted in the successful capture and prosecution of the perpetrators.
The show takes you on a lifelike journey through these shocking crimes, where we get to know the victims and their families and share their traumatic experiences.
Through interviews, dramatisations and archive footage we uncover the mysteries and reveal what really happened.
Get a glimpse at the inner workings of the police and judicial services and witness some of the excellent police, forensic and legal work that has been achieved in South Africa.
The interviews revolve around families and friends as well as officials from the South African Police Service, advocates, lawyers, scientists and experts from varying fields.
Each story ultimately pays tribute to the memory of those souls we have lost to crime in our country.
The series premiere is titled "When Two Worlds Collide: The Brett Goldin and Richard Bloom Story" and tells the horrifying story of the up-and-coming young actor and his friend who were abducted and murdered in Cape Town.
For details of all the episodes in the season, go here:
TVSA Show Page: Crimes Uncovered
kykNET (DStv 144)
Reality Competition, Afrikaans
It's time to experiment, think out of the box and to colour in over the lines!
Ten new contestants must use their creativity to battle it out with paint, scissors, brushes, clay, mosaics, paper and any creative thing they can think of.
The participants need to use their creativity to come up with new, unique creations during every challenge. There are also various new twists and turns in the challenges this season.
The winner is determined through a process which gradually decreases contestants from the first to the last episode.
Gebroke Harte 2
eExtra (OpenView HD 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
Turkish telenovela dubbed into Afrikaans which follows two women, Gülseren and Dilara, whose lives become intertwined after their babies are accidentally switched at birth.
Fifteen years later, Gülseren lives with her 'adoptive' daughter Hazal and sister-in-law Keriman in a modest apartment and Dilara lives with her 'adoptive' daughter Cansu and biological son Ozan in a luxurious villa in the seashore of Bosphorus.
As Gülseren works hard to make ends meet, Dilara's relationship with her husband Cihan, a rich businessman, is on the brink of collapse. The drama comes to a head as the ladies' lives cross paths again.
In the Season 2 premiere: The Gurpinars deal with the aftermath of a bombing at the mansion and Hazal's near-drowning. Ozan is locked up, but was he set up? And will he recover after being shot?
Back! Gebroke Harte 2 Teasers - July 2019
Love Island 5
M-Net (DStv 101)
Dating Game Show, Reality Competition
On this late night risqué reality show, a group of singletons must choose their partners wisely – in order to avoid being dumped - both by their potential lovers and from the show.
In between beach bonfires and intimate dinners some shock eliminations and new arrivals ensure constant unpredictability and rivalry for the Islanders.
And once contestants leave the island, the remaining singles must re-couple or risk being sent home.
Eva (DStv 141)
The story of four sisters - Beatriz, Josefina, Mercedes and Amanda - who begin a new life after the death of their father in Peru.
Despite their differences, together they fight for their goals, the welfare of their family and especially that of their mother, Vivana.
Inspired by Louisa May Alcott's classic novel Little Women, this version aims to inspire women today by proving that you have to be strong and fight for your rights, no matter what life throws at you.
Eva re-imagines classic novel Little Women
New! Little Women Teasers - July 2019
The Armstrong Tapes
National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
Documentary film that provides a personal and in-depth look at the first man to set foot on the moon: Neil Armstrong.
Although his iconic words are known throughout the world, the man behind them has long remained a mystery.
The Armstrong Tapes uses interviews with his only authorised biographer, friends and family members, as well as archival audio tapes of interviews conducted with Armstrong himself, to craft an intimate look at one of the world's greatest and least-understood heroes.
Burgers, Brew & 'Que 4
Food Network (DStv 175)
Food, Travel, Reality
Michael Symon takes a road trip to taste the best classic dishes America has to offer, from mouth-watering burgers to tender barbecue, washed down with the best local beers and brews.
In this culinary series he travels from one end of the country to another, starting off in New York for some Greek-style lamb band feta burgers and Italian-style smoky mozzarella and prosciutto, before heading West for the best BBQ and smoked dishes around.
If it's meat and grilled or barbecued, Michael will try it.
In the Season 4 premiere, "Stuffed, Spicy And Cheesy": In Queens, New York, Michael gets in touch with his Greek heritage with a classic lamb and feta cheeseburger, and then he sinks his teeth into an Italian-style burger stuffed with smoky mozzarella and prosciutto.
In Houston, Texas, he finds a rabbit-meat hot dog with chile pepper toppings so spicy there's a release waiver to sign when ordering it.
And finally, in Phoenix, Arizona, Michael places an order at a food truck that hitches up a custom smoker to deliver hot smoked meats inside inventive grilled cheese sandwiches across the Arizona desert.