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New on TV today: Thursday 24 June

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 24 Jun 2021
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Jiva!

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Drama

Jiva!

Drama series about a talented street dancer from Umlazi, Durban, who must confront her fears and deal with family objections to pursue her dancing dreams.

The series follows the life of talented street dancer Ntombi (Noxolo Dlamini), who - while juggling the demands of a dead end job, family responsibility and a rocky love life - realises that her dance moves could be her ticket out of her working class neighbourhood in Durban.

But first, she must overcome her fears, beat her rivals and sort out the chaos that is her family.

On her journey to get there she forms a dance group called the Trollies, made up of four very different but equally talented women: Vuyiswa (played by Candice Modiselle, Zinhle (Sne Mbatha), Lady E (Stella Dlangalala) and Nolwazi (Zazi Kunene).

Choreographed by Bontle Modiselle and Tom London, the show features a wide range of dance styles, all coming together to create a colourful ode to South African dance culture.

The series is a celebration of South African fashion, dance and urban life, featuring fashion creations from MaXhosa,  Hamethop, Imprint, Siko Republik and Africa Your Time is Now.

The series stars Noxolo Dlamini, Candice Modiselle, Zazi Kunene, Stella Dlangalala, Sne Mbatha, Sibulele Gcilitshana, Ntuthuzelo Grootboom, Given Stuurman, Zamani Mbatha, Tony Kgoroge, Kagiso Modupe and Anga Makubalo.

Jiva! is produced by Blue Ice Africa and was created by Busisiwe Ntintili, who also directs, writes, produces and is showrunner for the series.

TVSA Show Page: Jiva!
 

One Day at a Time

Channel: S3
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Comedy

One Day at a Time

A reimagining of the iconic Norman Lear's classic sitcom, One Day at a Time is a heartfelt comedy that follows three generations of a Cuban-American family cohabitating and navigating the ups and downs of life.

A newly-single mom and military veteran journeys through the triumphs and tribulations that come with raising two strong-willed, mega-millennial children, all the while enlisting the "help" of her old-school mother and her building manager-turned-invaluable confidante.

Through an contemporary lens, One Day at a Time offers a glimpse at what life looks like, in good times and bad - and how those around you somehow make it all worthwhile.
 

African Farming 2

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Documentary Series, Advertiser-Funded

African Farming 2

Every farmer experiences challenges along the road to success - join aspiring farmer Lindiwe Sithole as she learns from the experiences of successful black farmers.

The show highlights successful black farmers and educates new entrants to agriculture on the ins and outs of farming in South Africa.

From cattle to sheep, from goats to game, and from vegetables to fruit, Lindiwe will be taking the show's viewers on an extraordinary tour of black farming excellence.
 

Sisters on Track

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Documentary, Sport

Sisters on Track

Three track star sisters face obstacles in life and in competition as they pursue Junior Olympic dreams in this extraordinary coming of age journey.

This is an intimate portrait of girlhood following three determined sisters in Brooklyn as they race against all odds on a journey toward hope, belonging and a brighter future.

Tai, Rainn and Brooke were propelled into the national spotlight in 2016 with their first-time wins at the Junior Olympics.

The resulting media storm landed the trio on the cover of Sports Illustrated Kids as "SportsKids of the Year" and they were able to move from shelters into their own home.

The film offers a rare intimate glimpse into a tight-knit Brooklyn family's journey to recover from trauma and tragedy.

With the support of their mother, Tonia Handy, and the guidance of coach Jean Bell, the Sheppard sisters aim to beat the odds, dream big and aspire to higher education as they are finding their voices as athletes and students – all while processing the growing pains of adolescence.

At the heart of the story is the bond between sisters and an entire community of women, passing the baton of self-empowerment and hope through track and field, from one generation to another.

 

Shows in this post: Jiva!

Channels in this post: Netflix South Africa, SABC3, Mzansi Wethu



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