Old Mutual Amazing Voices 2
Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
Reality Competition, Music, Advertiser-Funded
Amazing Voices is a Pan-African singing competition reality television series in five African countries: South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria (new) and Zimbabwe.
The show aims to find unsigned groups from three musical genres: Gospel, Pop and R&B.
On the Amazing Voices stage, battles are fought and won first by the decisions groups make, and then by the performances they put up.
Two groups per country were chosen to represent their country (in SA) and will be competing for the $100,000.
The judges are Vusi Nova (South Africa), Ammara Brown (Zimbabwe), Trigmatic (Ghana), Filah (Kenya) and Nigerian Idol Season 4 winner Evelle (Nigeria).
The prize: $100,000.
10 Animals that will Kill You
Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
From dingoes to cows, there are a lot of ways to die out there.
The odds of being killed by an animal may be slim, but just in case... here are 10 ways you might die - and perhaps how to avoid it.
Yukon vet Michelle Oakley and wildlife filmmaker Filipe DeAndrade draw on their own knowledge and personal anecdotes to teach us a thing or two about critters that will kill you.
But do those animals want to... really?
My Family's Deadly Secret
Investigation Discovery (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
True Crime, Documentary Series, Docu-Drama
All families have secrets, but not like this. Behind the closed curtains of suburbia, not all is as it seems.
Someone has a secret and they are prepared to do whatever it takes - including murder - to ensure it remains hidden forever.
In My Family's Deadly Secret, feuding families, illicit relationships and deadly secrets are hidden from investigators.
If they want to solve the murder, detectives must delve deeper and expose a secret someone is prepared to kill for.
In the series premiere, "Murder at the House of God": In 2014, Nathan Bradley Maddox, 35, and his wife Krystal Renee Maddox, 31, are gunned down at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Tyler County, Texas.
Detectives hunt for the perpetrators of this double homicide.
China: Nature's Ancient Kingdom
BBC Earth (DStv 184)
Documentary, Wildlife, Nature
The world's largest conservation project has been created in China. Discover the breathtaking wildlife hidden inside its stunning national parks.
The series opens with China's mountainous terrains where foxes, antelopes and snow leopards thrive in harsh conditions.
It then moves to dense forests that host the extraordinary snub-nosed monkeys and iconic giant pandas.
Finally, on the fringes of the city, people must make space for nature and find a way to live alongside some spectacular animals.
With 20% of China designated as protected land, how are the Chinese people adapting to their country's conservation efforts?
And could this landmark project inspire similar projects across the globe?
Can You Fix a Brain Like Mine?
Da Vinci (DStv 318)
Part journey of personal discovery, part journey into the future of neuroscience, this program meets the revolutionaries, mavericks and groundbreaking scientists operating at the far-flung frontiers of human knowledge into our brain's functions and capacity.
The special asks the question: if we can we make ourselves faster, smarter, better... is it right to do so?
If our brain embodies who we are then who do we become by manipulating it?
Presented by Lotje Sodderland, herself recovering from a devastating brain haemorrhage that has left her without the ability to read, this is part first-person road trip, part futuristic glimpse into the ethics of neuroscience.
Council of Dads
Vuzu (DStv 116)
When Scott, a loving father of four, has his entire life's plan thrown into upheaval by a cancer diagnosis, he calls on a few of his closest allies to step in as back-up dads for every stage of his growing family's life.
Scott assembles a trusted group of role models that includes Anthony, his oldest friend; Larry, his AA sponsor; and Oliver, his surgeon and best friend to his wife, Robin.
These men agree to devote themselves to supporting and guiding Scott's amazing family through all the triumphs and challenges life has to offer - just in case he ever can't be there to do so himself.
In the series premiere, "Pilot": The Perry family comes together to deal with dad Scott Perry's health crisis.
Scott reveals he has a plan to create a "Council of Dads" that would be there for the family if anything should happen to him.