Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
Drama, Period Drama
The story of the powerful Okuhle tribe and their war against the Khanya people, who have been raiding their cattle and killing their women and children.
Making the situation even more complex is that Khombindlela, the Okuhle king, finds his tribe on the brink of harsh repercussions from a prophecy that hangs over his head.
This prophecy not only threatens his lineage of the rule of his true heir but also gives him the unnerving task of ensuring it does not come to fruition.
Heavy indeed is the head that wears the crown...
The series investigates the adverse effect of multiple twisted agendas and manipulation of power from the kings themselves, as well as from characters such as the king's wives – who have their own selfish ambitions.
The series is set in pre-colonial Southern Africa and stars Uzalo head writer Chris Q. Radebe, Bheki Sibiya, Bheki Ngcobo and Sthandwa Nzuza.
TVSA Show Page: Ifalakhe
Finding the One
M-Net (DStv 101)
Dating Game Show, Reality
This show puts a new spin on traditional dating approaches and turns the search for love into a team sport, inviting family members, friends, colleagues and the like to join in on the matchmaking fun.
The focus of the series is on singletons who haven't had much success in their search for love.
Three trusted allies join forces to tackle a challenge abounding with pitfalls: playing matchmaker.
They sift through numerous potential candidates on behalf of their searching suitor and take them through a series of appraisals.
The candidates have to endure group dates, hard-hitting questions and even home snoops, all in an attempt to score their adored single friend a date with their perfect match.
Here's the big question that will be answered for contestants during the course of the show: Do your "teammates" know you as well as they think they do, and do they have a clue what's best for you, even if you don't?
Comedian Rob van Vuuren provides running commentary on proceedings.
Glam Guru 17
kykNET (DStv 144)
Reality Makeover, Afrikaans
The makeover king, Hannon Bothma, is back with a new season in which he will once again wave his magic wand and transform the lives of participants with his style and make-up tips.
Some of the participants this season include a woman who was bullied when she was younger, a single mother looking for love and a widow hoping to get her singing career going.
One thing is for sure: Hannon never says no to a challenge.
In the Season 17 premiere, Danielia du Plessis hopes be her own salon boss one day, but for that she needs a new, fashionable look that says: "Sit down, because I know you also want to look like this."
Oppi Kassie 2
kykNET (DStv 144)
Documentary Series, History, Afrikaans
The idea of TV was a strange concept before the first broadcast in South Africa in 1976.
Oppi Kassie is a documentary series that focuses on the history of TV in our country.
In the second season, the series looks at television after M-Net was started in 1986.