Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
Documentary that explores the exciting, rapidly evolving world of genetic engineering.
It follows a group of scientists from across the globe as they use powerful new gene editing technologies in ways once thought unimaginable and is witness to a tipping point, recording scientific moments destined to change the world.
The film also tackles the philosophical and environmental implications of this technology.
Technologies like CRISPR are making it possible to quickly and cheaply change the DNA of all living things, including humans.
Genes can be edited almost as easily as words on a computer screen.
This new ability to alter our DNA holds the promise of curing disease, saving threatened species, solving world hunger and maybe even obtaining human perfection.
But will the promise be fulfilled?
HGTV (DStv 177)
Docu-Reality, Home Improvement, Lifestyle
Entrepreneurs who struck it rich with one brilliant idea and are now ready to make the ultimate upgrade to a high-end home will get the guidance they need from lifestyle expert Clinton Kelly in Self-Made Mansions.
The six-episode HGTV series will follow Clinton as he activates his personal passion for real estate and keen eye for design to show new millionaires what it means to live large.
The clients, who've made a bundle with their creative, why-didn't-I think-of-that inventions such as The Cut Buddy, Kwik Hang, Sweetroots Hair Bar and others, will tour every type of luxurious property - from multi-acre farms and sprawling country estates to Mediterranean-style mansions and cool desert properties - to find the home of their dreams.
During the series, Clinton will lead the luxe real estate hunt to help a former police officer, a bartender and families who worked paycheck to paycheck trade in their old digs for a major home upgrade.
Showstopping features like sensational pools, spacious kitchens, spa-like bathrooms and plenty of square footage are just a few of the reasons these successful entrepreneurs will put a bid on a stunning, new property.
In the series premiere, "The Comfy Life": An entrepreneur and his family have outgrown the small home where they work and live in Cave Creek, Arizona.
Now that they can afford to upgrade, Clinton finds three potential properties to help them pick their dream home.
Inside the Bat Cave
BBC Earth (DStv 184)
A remarkable journey into the secret world of one of the most endangered and least understood animals on earth – bats.
Bats are some of the most fascinating but least understood animals on the planet. Inside the Bat Cave reveals their secret world as never before.
See inside one of the UK's biggest greater horseshoe bat roosts in extraordinary detail thanks to cutting-edge infra-red and thermal cameras.
Follow a new generation of pups through the crucial few weeks after they're born. Will they successfully learn to fly, navigate and hunt using sound not sight?
Astonishing bat abilities are captured as the programme builds towards the moment when the baby bats take their very first flight out of the roost.
All About Property 6
The Home Channel (DStv 176)
Factual, Home Improvement
A factual look at the South African real estate market which aims to equip new, existing and potential property buyers and sellers with an up-to-date understanding of the ins and outs of the property market.
Whether you're a buyer with a modest budget or a rather boastful one, a seller wanting to upgrade or downscale, or a real estate investor, All About Property has got you covered.
Catch various real estate professionals and stakeholders as they acquaint you with the different types of residential offerings, give you their professional advice on home finance and the legalities of property transactions.
They'll offer you pointers on home-buying, growing you property investment portfolio, and examine how certain trends and technological innovations have influenced the industry, either by boosting it or disrupting it.
It is an advice-driven, informative, empowering and entertaining show that reveals the real estate market under a whole new light.
No matter who you are, you may at some point what to buy or sell your home, and this is a great way to learn All About Property before you make the biggest transaction of your life.
M-Net City (DStv 115)
Drama, Legal Drama
Follows the employees of a jury consulting firm headed by Dr. Jason Bull, who is a psychologist and trial science expert.
Bull uses his skills and those of his team not only to select the right jurors for his clients, but to help his clients' lawyers decide which type of argument will win over jurors best.
In the Season 4 premiere, "Labor Days": As Bull prepares for fatherhood, his work at TAC suffers without his top attorney, Benny, who quit in reaction to Bull's romantic reconnection to his ex-wife and Benny's sister, Isabella.
In addition, the team faces a difficult time in court as they mount a defence for a young bartender on trial for involuntary manslaughter.
BBC Brit (DStv 120)
Comedy-Drama, Period Drama
Set in the 1950s in the heart of the beautiful English countryside, Mark Williams (Harry Potter) stars as Father Brown, the Catholic priest who also happens to have a particular talent for solving crimes, in this adaptation of GK Chesterton's novels.
Father Brown's world is quintessentially English: drawing rooms in large country houses, miles of countryside, village halls and secret gardens, as well as country fairs, railway stations and rural parish churches.
Many years spent hearing his parishioners' confessions have given him an uncanny insight into the origins of evil and the workings of the criminal mind.
Each episode sees the enigmatic priest investigate a crime in his own particular way.
Full of humour and compassion, but with a big dramatic twist each time, this series remains true to the period charm of the original character and setting while bringing a contemporary edge to the storytelling.
In the series premiere, "The Hammer of God": When an ungodly man is murdered at the unveiling of a new church clock, Father Brown must find the killer before an innocent woman is sent to the gallows.
Beat Bobby Flay 10
Real Time (DStv 155)
Reality Competition, Food
Two talented cooks go head-to-head in an epic cooking battle, with the winner then taking on celebrity chef and restauranteur Bobby Flay in this culinary competition series.
Each episode, the contestants must impress the guest judges with their cooking, and the one who does the best gets the opportunity to face the master, Bobby Flay.
To give them a fighting chance against such an experienced and successful chef, the contestant chooses what recipe they and Bobby make, before the judges decide whose was best.
In the Season 10 premiere, "Comforts of Home": TV food stylist Jackie Rothong takes on Italian-born Matteo Boffo, each hoping to send the other one packing early.
Food Network's Scott Conant and reality star entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel must decide who actually gets a shot at Bobby Flay.
In the second episode oif the weekday double bill, "Shore Fire Strategy": Worst Cooks in America's Anne Burrell and wisecracking comedian Mario Cantone want nothing more than for Bobby Flay to crash and burn.
Martin Rios from Santa Fe, New Mexico and proud Jersey boy Geoff Johnson are hoping they have an edge over each other and Bobby.
Netflix South Africa
10h00 (all episodes)
Drama, Legal Drama
The final season of Suits picks up with Manhattan corporate law firm Zane Specter Litt Wheeler Williams facing uncertainty and change yet again after Robert Zane took the fall with the Bar Association to save Harvey.
After his sacrifice, Samantha Wheeler is left reeling from the loss of her mentor, and while trying to console her, Harvey realises that he doesn't want to lose the most important person to him: Donna.
Season 9 follows the legendary lawyer and COO balance their relationship with work, as they fight to salvage the firm's tarnished reputation alongside their partners, Louis Litt, Alex Williams, Katrina Bennett and Samantha.
As the season progresses, the core characters' personal lives are explored more deeply than ever before, setting up the series conclusion, in which everyone will finally be forced to decide exactly who they are and what kind of lawyers they want to be.
In the Season 9 premiere, "Everything's Changed": Harvey and Samantha fight to salvage the firm's tarnished reputation in the wake of Robert Zane's actions to save Harvey.
TVSA Show Page: Suits 9