2019 SATMA Awards
The South African Traditional Music Achievement (SATMA) Awards are a platform to celebrate and honour traditional music.
The aim is to preserve and advance South Africa's colourful and vibrant cultural heritage by showcasing and celebrating traditional music genres with an annual event that recognises and honours South Africa's best traditional music talent.
Since 2005, the SATMAs have brought all races and ethnic groups together through the celebration of Mzansi's diverse music that transcends tribal, racial and geographic lines.
The SATMAs slogan - "My Culture Your Culture, One Nation" - is SATMAs call for unity amongst South African ethnic and racial groups as well as Africans in the diaspora through traditional music.
Nazis on Drugs: Hitler and the Blitzkrieg
HISTORY (DStv 186)
For all its talk of racial, spiritual, and physical purity, the self-anointed "Master Race" harboured a secret... theirs was an axis of drug addicts.
This two-hour special explores the origin, impact and lasting effects of the state-sponsored drug use that helped build — and eventually burned — the Third Reich.
The documentary brings new sources of information, including a detailed journal maintained by Hitler's personal physician, reveal the extent of not just his, but the entire Nazi Party's reliance on drugs to power their war effort.
2019 MTV Europe Music Awards
MTV (DStv 130)
Singer, songwriter and actress Becky G will host and perform at the 2019 MTV EMAs, airing live globally from FIBES Conference & Exhibition Centre in Seville, Spain.
The 2019 MTV EMA nominees were announced last week with six top acts from the African continent.
South African rapper Nasty C and hit maker Prince Kaybee were nominated for the Best African Act category alongside Nigeria's hit makers Burna Boy & Teni, Togo's duo Toofan and Tanzanian musician Harmonize.
Internationally, Ariana Grande leads with seven nods. Her nominations include Best Artist, Best Video for her viral hit "thank you, next," as well as Best Song alongside Shawn Mendes and EMA nominee newcomers Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish, who all follow Grande with six nods each.
Latin American sensation J Balvin follows closely with five nominations including Best Artist, and Lizzo and Taylor Swift join the above contenders for Best U.S. Act, scoring four nods each.
Performers include Ava Max, Green Day, Niall Horan, Halsey, Dua Lipa and Liam Gallagher.
Born to Kill?
True Crime, Documentary Series
What makes a serial killer? This series takes an in-depth look at notorious murderers from around the world.
Each episode is an in-depth look at the childhood, and formative years of serial killers in an attempt to find out whether the individuals were born killers, or created by the environments they found themselves in.
Featured in the first season are Fred West, "Doctor Death" Harold Shipman, cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer, Moors murderer Myra Hindley, the Washington snipers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, and Australian backpacker serial killer Ivan Milat.
Amelia Earhart: Expedition Unknown
National Geographic Channel (DStv 181)
Follows National Geographic explorer Bob Ballard's quest to solve one of the most enduring mysteries of all time — the loss of another famed explorer, Amelia Earhart.
He first treks to uncharted tribal lands of Papua New Guinea and ends his journey in Fiji, hoping to uncover Earhart's remains.
Along the way it also tells the extraordinary and often overlooked story of Amelia herself — a record breaker and tireless advocate for women's rights, a hundred years ahead of her time.
Married at First Sight UK 4
BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
The return of the romantic reality experiment in which a group of experts 'scientifically' match two people, who then marry just minutes after meeting each other.
This season sees nurse Steph coupled with property manager Jonathan, and office manager Verity paired with IT consultant Jack.
How will they react when they see each other for the first time? Will sparks fly as they jet off on their honeymoon?
And, most importantly, will any of the couples decide to stay together forever, or is divorce definitely on the cards?