Tropika Island of Treasure 9
Advertiser-Funded, Reality Competition
Tropika Island of Treasure is back for a ninth season and this year heads to the historical island of Curaçao in the Caribbean.
Here six celebrities pair up with six Tropika fans to compete for fame and fortune, and a treasure of R1-million.
Each week the pairs compete in a series of challenges, testing both their physical and mental strength, and taking them on an epic adventure around the island.
To make things tougher, this season introduces a social and strategic element, where contestants must work on building and maintaining alliances with other teams to avoid elimination.
In the end only one team will walk away with the grand prize.
In the Season 9 premiere, returning host Katlego Maboe welcomes six celebrities and six ordinary South Africans to the adventure of a lifetime in which they will compete for a grand prize of R1-million.
After a gruelling challenge upfront, contestants are paired up and the six teams are decided.
The celebrities for Season 9 are:
Bouwer Bosch (singer-songwriter)
Kay Sibiya (presenter and actor)
Nadia Jaftha (social media influencer)
Ntando Duma (presenter and actress)
Simphiwe Ngema (actress)
Siphesihle Vazi (presenter and actor)
For pics and vital statistics of the 'pleb' contestants who will join the celebrities, visit the TVSA Show Page:
Tropika Island of Treasure 9
Hitler's Teen Killers
National Geographic Channel (DStv 181)
Documentary, Docu-Drama, History
1943: Cornered and with the tide of WWII turning irreversibly against it, Germany engaged in total war. Hitler needed men to fight.
By drawing on resources within the Hitler Youth, and by launching a wide-scale recruitment process, he managed to enlist 20,000 teenagers to establish the sadly infamous 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend.
Within less than a year, they were trained to overcome their own physical and psychological limits.
They were sent to Normandy to repel the Allied landing that was said to be imminent.
The exaltation of youth, together with a call to sacrifice in the name of victory for the Reich, would make them a fierce enemy.
Totally obedient towards their unstoppable leaders, they would show incredible fighting spirit but also cruelty rarely seen in war.
The Allied Forces, shocked by their youthfulness, ironically and tragically nicknamed them "The Baby Division".
They turned into fanatical war criminals who - during their retreat along the roads of France - carried out numerous retaliatory actions and barbaric exactions.
One out of two of these young German men who were let loose on the front line would never come home.
In this film, with its astonishing restored and colourised archives, a few rare survivors have accepted to give their eyewitness accounts 75 years later.
How to Cook Well with Rory O'Connell 3
The Home Channel (DStv 176)
Rory O'Connell is back on The Home Channel for a third season.
As always, the Irish cookery teacher cooks imaginative and stylish dishes with wit and erudition, and the aim this time is to make the recipes even more simple to follow and accessible.
He focuses on timeless, classic and essential techniques, which every cook needs to understand and implement if they want to cook well.
Each week, Rory demonstrates three recipes that combine to make a perfectly balanced meal, but which, of course, can be made and served on their own, or with a variety of other dishes.
The recipes are based on important principles that all cooks will benefit from, with the idea that when you master a technique, you open up a huge range of possibilities.
How to Cook Well with Rory O'Connell will appeal to anyone who wants to improve their cooking skills, and increase their repertoire of dishes.
Novice cooks will feel confident in the hands of a superb teacher, and experienced cooks will learn something new from Rory's tips, techniques and colourful descriptions.
Desus & Mero
Vuzu (DStv 116)
Longtime acquaintances Desus and Mero reconnected online in the early days of Twitter, where they unleashed their potent personalities and found themselves kindred spirits.
That led to stints on Complex and MTV, the Bodega Boys podcast, and a daily late-night show on Viceland, developing a feverish following.
The quick-witted duo brings a distinct voice to late night, delivering smart and comedic commentary on any and all topics, that keeps audiences buzzing. Desus and Mero continue to host their Bodega Boys podcast.
Desus and Mero will welcome fellow Bronx native Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as the first guest in studio.
The duo will also visit the Congresswoman's new offices in D.C. determined to make her feel at home, as well as give their take on the day's hot topics in their signature style in front of a small live studio audience.
Upcoming guests include John Legend, Vince Staples, Ben Stiller, Issa Rae, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Pusha T.
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood 2
eReality (Openview 108)
The new cast is willing to lay it all on the line, striving to leave a permanent mark on the music industry despite sacrifices they may be forced to make.
Devoted to pursuing their dreams in both career and romance, these artists must strike a balance between work and play against the backdrop of the Hollywood Hills.
This season will explore one of the most complex relationships in franchise history.
Miles, a west coast rapper, who was raised with church values bravely faces his truth, when he realises he's in love with Milan, an openly gay man.
The struggle becomes complicated for Miles because his best friend and childhood sweetheart, Amber, is still in love with him.
The season follows Miles and Milan's difficult and emotional journey as they deal with the stigmas often associated with intimate relationships between black men in the music industry.
Murdoch Mysteries 13
ITV Choice (DStv 123)
Drama, Period Drama, Police Procedural
Set in Toronto at the dawn of the 20th century, this drama series explores the intriguing world of William Murdoch, a methodical and dashing detective who pioneers innovative forensic techniques to solve some of the city's most gruesome murders.
In the Season 13 premiere, "Troublemakers": Murdoch investigates an explosion at a suffrage rally attended by Dr. Talbot and Julia when a man dies.
In Episode 2, "Bad Pennies": When a dockworker is shot, Murdoch pursues an elusive witness and learns anti-union thugs may be involved.
TVSA Show Page: Murdoch Mysteries 13
Save My Reno 2
The Home Channel (DStv 176)
Reality Makeover, Reality, Home Improvement, DIY
Cash-conscious homeowners finally catch a break when savvy contractor, Sebastian Clovis - and resourceful DIY designer Sabrina Smelko - toss out overpriced reno quotes to make dreams come true.
Together, they give homeowners the reno they want on a budget they can afford.
Each episode sees Sebastian and Sabrina take on the challenge to deliver budget-friendly home renovations using salvaged goods and putting the homeowners to work.
In the Season 2 premiere: Kim and Kyle are newlyweds in an old home in their dream neighbourhood. They're willing and eager but need Sebastian and Sabrina to lead the charge.
Taylor Tomlinson: Quarter-Life Crisis
Netflix South Africa
Now halfway through her twenties, Taylor Tomlinson is ready to leave her mistakes behind her.
Too old to party, too young to settle down, Taylor takes aim at her life choices.
Following her Netflix debut on The Comedy Lineup in 2018, Taylor divulges the lessons she's learned in her first hour-long comedy special.
Taylor talks about working on yourself, realistic relationship goals, and why your twenties are not actually "the best years of your life."
48 Hours 22
CBS Justice (DStv 170)
True Crime, Docu-Drama
48 Hours investigates the most intriguing crime and justice cases that touch on all areas of the human experience including greed and passion.
The show has developed a rich history of original reporting and impact journalism that has helped exonerate wrongly convicted people and caused cold cases to be reopened and solved.
In the first episode of Season 22, a relaxing evening at home quickly turned into a night of terror for bank manager Michelle Renee when three masked gunmen burst into her Vista, California, home and took her and her 7-year-old daughter Breea hostage.
But this was no random break-in.
Renee, a 35-year-old divorced mother was the assistant vice president at a local branch of Bank of America... and these gunmen knew exactly who she was and where she worked.
Property Virgins 12
The Home Channel (DStv 176)
Join Property Virgins host and real estate expert Egypt Sherrod as she guides rookie homebuyers in search of their first-ever home.
More than an agent, Egypt is equal parts counselor and financial advisor, but above all a trusted friend. After all, navigating the real estate market can be an emotional experience.
The house-hunt doesn't always result in a sale, but these Property Virgins definitely dive in headfirst, and learn to tailor their first-home visions to fit the market and their budget.
In the Season 12 premiere: Susan and Joseph are desperate to get out of their rental nightmare and into the family starter home of their dreams.