DStv Mzansi Viewers' Choice Awards 2020
Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
DStv's in-house brand awards hosted by Minnie Dlamini which honours South African entertainers in a number of sponsored categories, including music, presenting, comedy, acting, sport and personality.
Musicians performing this year include Jobe London and Mphow69, DJ BigSky, Luude Deejay & Sbhanga. Also appearing are Semi Tee, Kammu Dee & Miano, Makhadzi and DJ Zinhle.
The DStv MVCAs are voted for by the public, and the nominee who earns the highest number of votes wins the Ultimate Viewers' Choice.
The 2020 nominees are:
1. Favourite Song of the Year
A. De Mthuda & Njelic – Shesha
B. Prince Kaybee ft Indlovukazi, Supta & Afro Brotherz – Gugulethu
C. Sjava - Umama (NOTE:
nomination withdrawn following rape allegations)
D. Nasty C ft Rowlene – SMA (Vol. 1)
E. Kaygee DaKing & Bizizi ft Killer Kau – Kokota
2. Favourite TV Presenter
A. Motshidisi Mohono
B. Nomsa Buthelezi
C. Moshe Ndiki
D. Thomas Mlambo
E. Jub Jub
3. Favourite Comedian
A. Mpho Popps
B. Celeste Ntuli
C. Khanyisa Bunu
D. Skhumba Hlophe
E. Siyanda Maphumulo
4. Favourite Rising Star
A. Kabza De Small
B. Wiseman Mncube
C. Simthandile 'SimTiger' Tshabalala
D. Thato Moeng
E. Larona Moagi
5. Favourite Radio Personality
A. DJ Fresh
B. Kgomotso Matsunyane
C. Siphiwo 'Spitch' Nzawumbi
D. Seipati 'Twasa' Seoke
E. Khathide 'Tshatha' Ngobe
6. Favourite Actor
A. Molefi Monaisa
B. Bheki Sibiya
C. Presley Chweneyagae
D. Warren Masemola
E. Masoja Msiza
7. Favourite Actress
A. Dawn Thandeka King
B. Zola Nombona
C. Florence Masebe
D. Sindi Dlathu
E. Tsholofelo Matshaba
8. Favourite Music Artist / Group
A. Prince Kaybee
B. Sjava (NOTE:
nomination withdrawn following rape allegations)
C. Sho Madjozi
D. King Monada
E. Dr Tumi
9. Favourite DJ
A. DJ Maphorisa
B. DJ Speedsta
C. Prince Kaybee
D. DJ Sumbody
E. Kabza De Small
10. Favourite Sports Personality
A. Thembi Kgatlana
B. Percy Tau
C. Siya Kolisi
D. Bongiwe Msomi
E. Refiloe Jane
11. Favourite Personality of the Year
A. Bonang Matheba
B. Somizi Mhlongo
C. Anele Mdoda
D. Nomzamo Mbatha
E. Sho Madjozi
although the ceremony starts at 20h00, the red carpet is broadcast live from 19h00.
Man With a Van
IDx (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
True Crime, Docu-Drama, Documentary Series
This series looks at the dark cases where a seemingly innocuous man with a van has a far more sinister identity.
Far from being an innocent driver, he creeps up on innocent people, offering a lift when they're stranded, showing up outside their home, intercepting them on the road.
If they won't jump inside, he'll make the ride mandatory, and take them on one final, terror-filled trip.
Cases include the popular teen who disappeared in 1994 after getting into a vehicle with a man who turned out to be her killer; and the murder of a high school student, who was abducted from her home by a cyber stalker she'd met online in 2002.
Featuring interviews with the victims' family and friends, as well as investigators working on the cases, dramatic reconstructions piece together the fateful moments leading to tragedy.
In the series premiere, "Blood Mountain": Meredith Emerson decides to celebrate the new year by hiking on Georgia's Blood Mountain with her dog, Ella.
When Meredith goes missing and Ella is found 60 miles away, an all-out search begins.
American Horror Story: 1984
M-Net (DStv 101)
Set in the titular year, 1984, the season follows Brooke Thompson (Emma Roberts) as she travels to a remote, newly-reopened summer camp, known as Camp Redwood, to work as a counselor following a terrifying encounter with serial killer Richard Ramirez.
Those traveling with Brooke include preppy Xavier Plympton, athletic Chet Clancy, easy-going Ray Powell and spunky Montana Duke.
Upon arriving at the camp, they encounter its owner, the deeply religious Margaret Booth (Leslie Grossman), who was once a camper there, and who has her own experience surviving a killer.
Other residents of Camp Redwood include its nurse Rita, activities director Trevor Kirchner and camp chef Bertie.
Not long after the counselors settle into their first week, news breaks that deranged murderer Benjamin Richter – also known as Mr. Jingles (John Carroll Lynch) — who has a violent history at Camp Redwood — has escaped a local insane asylum and is presumed to be heading for the camp.
However, as the season progresses, more secrets unveil about the counselors, as well as flashbacks detailing the history of the camp, including Richter's abusive mother Lavinia (Lily Rabe).
In the Season 9 premiere, "Camp Redwood": In the summer of 1984, five friends escape Los Angeles to work as counselors at Camp Redwood.
As they adjust to their new jobs, they quickly learn that the only thing scarier than campfire tales is the past coming to haunt you.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 9
Vuzu (DStv 116)
The City of Angels serves up a slice of heaven when The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills returns for Season 9.
Erika Girardi, Dorit Kemsley, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna and Lisa Vanderpump are joined by new housewife Denise Richards and friend Camille Grammer for a jaw-dropping season sprinkled with exhilarating highs and shocking lows.
The epitome of a working mom - blending her carefree California attitude with the glamour of a Hollywood actress - newcomer Denise uses her very-direct demeanour to carve out a place amongst the opinionated group, which she finds is both a blessing and a curse.
This season, the stakes are higher than ever for each of the ladies, and while there is no shortage of laughs, they are forced to navigate a string of confrontations that could change the dynamic of the friends group forever.
Following her brother's recent passing, Lisa Vanderpump puts all her energy into her family, work demands and maintaining a positive attitude.
Kyle is settling into her new house after a well-publicised robbery and sending her daughter Sophia off to college, all while trying to determine the future of her Beverly Hills clothing store.
Feeling like she's found her mojo, Dorit is expanding her swimwear line to include a lifestyle brand, but working against tight deadlines makes her realise she may have bitten off more than she can chew.
Meanwhile, Erika takes the ultimate leap of faith - and financial risk - when she embarks on an Erika Jayne National Tour, hoping her fans will show up to support her.
As her business flourishes into a multi-million dollar empire, the always-on-the-go Teddi must adjust to the newfound pressures of running her company while simultaneously maintaining her supermom status.
Lisa Rinna begins to wonder if acting still excites her, while coping with an empty household, as her husband is constantly traveling and her model daughters are getting ready to leave the nest.
Camille is prepping for her wedding day and though she is more than ready to leave the past behind, moving forward might not be as easy as she had hoped.
TVSA Show Page: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 9