2019 SA Sport Awards
The SA Sport Awards recognises outstanding achievement by various sports men and women who continue to produce outstanding excellent performance.
This platform further grants those who continue to excel an opportunity to be rewarded for their performance, taking into account the role they continue to play by being good ambassadors for the country on and off the field.
This year's edition of the SA Sport Awards is geared towards recognising the ways in which sport has boosted social cohesion and nation building in the democratic South Africa, focusing also on the human triumphing spirit.
The nominees this time around - over and above their contribution to sporting excellence - will equally be honoured for their contribution despite various adversities.
This 14th Edition of the Sports Awards coincides with the celebration of 25 years of democracy.
The Sportsman of the Year nominees are canoeist Andrew Birkett, swimmer Chad Le Clos and boxer Moruti Mthalane; the Sportswoman of the Year nominees are netballer Karla Pretorius, swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker and runner Caster Semenya.
The public-voted The People's Choice of the Year nominees are footballers Percy Tau and Thembi Kgatlana, Sprinbgok captain Siya Kolisi, marathon runner Gerda Steyn and netballer Bongiwe Msomi.
And just when you thought you'd heard it all: one of the nominees for Team of the Year is the Sheep Shearing Team. Is that even a thing? Baaa!
Mrs South Africa 2019
Mrs South Africa this year features Katlego Maboe as the MC and Lady Zamar as entertainment for the night.
The Top 25 finalists will be showcasing fabulous fashions from local designers including Zviwa African Luxury Designs, Dr B. The Fashion Dr., MODE & The Fashion Atelier, to name a few.
The Mrs South Africa brand showcases the virtues of South Africa, the spirit of Ubuntu, the modern woman who is relatable of the and lives life in full colour.
Mrs South Africa aims to share true South African stories, to empower and showcase true beauty that shines from within and celebrate every woman in her unique femininity.
SABC3 is the official broadcast partner and the new queen will become an ambassador for the channel to represent South Africa at Mrs World and win prizes to the value of over a R1-million, including a car.
HISTORY (DStv 186)
Traces the long and ferocious rivalry between Coke and Pepsi, centered on the "New Coke" debacle of 1985.
For almost a hundred years, Coke had been the undisputed leader in the multibillion dollar global soda industry – stodgy, predictable, but indisputably top dog – while Pepsi had been the upstart No. 2, forever poking at its big brother with cutting edge advertising.
But in 1985, in a stranger-than-fiction twist, Coca-Cola's executives took a step so daring that no one in either company could believe it: they changed the formula of the most popular beverage on the planet.
Vuzu (DStv 116)
Centers on Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles (Jim Carrey), an icon of children's television and a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America's impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him.
But when this beloved personality's family begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairytale, fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope.
The result: a kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity.
Throughout the season, Jeff begins to push back against the limits of the well-oiled machine that is "Mr. Pickles' Puppet Time," and of his executive producer, Seb.
Seb fears Jeff's mental state could ruin the branding empire they've built, and thus begins preparing the show for a life after Jeff, while Deirdre, the head puppet maker, grapples with her own personal and professional life issues.
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 5
Netflix South Africa
The first Indian-American host of a weekly comedy show in the US, Hasan Minhaj explores the modern cultural and political landscape with his own perspective.
Each week, Minhaj brings his comedic voice and storytelling to investigate the larger trends shaping our fragmented world.
Topics covered last season include The Dark Side of the Video Game Industry, Fentanyl, Why Your Public Transportation Sucks, The Real Cost of Cruises, The Two Sides of Canada and The Broken Policing System.
BBC Earth (DStv 184)
Almost half the world's population lives in coastal areas.
To most of us, the rules which govern the rise and fall of the tide are a complete mystery.
With stories from around the world we'll take a look at this primeval influence which affects all of our lives, from the planet's highest tide, swirling whirlpools and waves, the deck of an oil tanker to an Irish beach.
The series investigates Canada, Norway, Ireland and China to see the world's highest tide, some of the planet's most dangerous currents and one of Britain's most frightening whirlpools.
We meet the people who depend on the tide for their living, as well as those whose way of life is affected by changes to tidal patterns.
Motoring, Reality, Comedy
Part car show, part comedy showcase - Car Matchmaker demystifies and simplifies cars and the art of buying them.
Former Seinfeld writer, talk show host and comedian, Spike Feresten, is the guy to go to when you need a new set of wheels.
In Car Matchmaker, Spike finds a guy in need of a car, gets to know him, and then draws upon two decades of expertise and instinct to find three different cars perfectly suited to the buyer's wishes from which they can choose.
At the end of each episode, a car is chosen. But will Spike agree with the buyer's choice? For that matter, will you?
Some of Spike's friends, including Seth Meyers, Jerry Seinfeld, and even Fabio join in on the fun this season.
The Voice 16
Vuzu (DStv 116)
Reality Competition, Music
Multi-platinum singer-songwriter John Legend joins returning coaches Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton on the Season 16 premiere of this musical competition series.
In the season premiere, the competition is fierce as the coaches vie to discover and coach the next singing phenomenon in the Blind Auditions.
The vocalists compete to be selected by one of the coaches and fight for a chance to be named The Voice.