Giyani - Land of Blood 2
Giyani - Land of Blood is a South African, Xitsonga-language telenovela set in Giyani in Limpopo Province which brings to life the conflict of two families locked in a bitter, decades-long squabble over a contested piece of fertile land and the banana plantation built on it.
When the first season ended in November 2019, the community of Risinga was turned upside down.
Secrets of the past were revealed and tragedy struck. Richard Mudau was exposed as a corrupt traitor and Gladys was left for dead.
What has changed since then?
Richard returns home after spending time in prison. With no money and no influence, he gets back into business with the hope of turning his life around and away from crime.
There is a new lady at his side, but is she all she pretends to be?
Is Manoko the saviour he is looking for, or will she wreak havoc in his family and the community, putting all that they have worked so hard for at risk?
This season is filled with high action, forbidden love, a string of murders and secrets that need to remain hidden at all cost...
In the Season 2 premiere: The village of Risinga gets a new chance at life - but do they know everything they should know about their new Messiah?
Ndivhuho Mutsila returns this season as Richard Mudau and Rami Chuene joins the series as Manoko Ledwaba.
Returning cast members include Linah Ebony Ngcobo as Tsakani, Fumani Shilubana as Vukosi, Wiseman Zitha as Musawahosi, Obed Baloyi as Hlengani, Mathabo Mothibe as Khensani, Glennis Mabuza as Kokwana and Candy Mokwena as Dayina.
New cast members this season include Maduvha Madima as Shonisani Mudau, Senzo Radebe as Fezile and Elvis Nkosi as Mahlatshe Valentino Ledwaba.
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TVSA Show Page: Giyani - Land of Blood 2
eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
Seher is a proud, traditional and rather conservative mother living with her two daughters, her son and her mother-in-law in a small town called Antakya, south east of Turkey.
Her three children are the apples of her eye - she loves and believes in them blindly.
But her children have separate lives, dreams and ambitions which Seher doesn't know yet...
Her family's life changes dramatically when her mother-in-law makes a deal to sell one of her daughters to a wealthy man from her hometown, Agah Karaçay.
Agah is a wealthy man who moved from Antakya to Istanbul a very long time ago.
He has a beautiful wife, a son and a daughter living in a classic and magnificent mansion in Istanbul with his crippled nephew.
To secure his nephew's future he decides to take a bride from his hometown and with the help of his maid he makes a deal with Seher's mother-in-law, Neriman.
But Neriman has her own private agenda.
She keeps the marriage with the crippled nephew as a secret and twits the story of this marriage to convince Seher to move to Istanbul as a family.
Seher and her family are obliged to move to Istanbul after their home is burned down.
Agah welcomes them into the mansion without knowing Neriman's twisted details about the marriage, and this new encounter will be a test for each and every person in both families.
Karaçay's impressive and glamorous life covers an old and dangerous secret that will shake both families from the ground up, when Seher steps into Agah's mansion.
And their lives will never be the same...
SA Voice Cast
June van Merch as Neriman
Ira Blanckenberg as Seher
René Cloete as Ceren
Melanie Scholtz as Cemre
Albert Maritz as Agah
Rinaldo Felaar as Civan
Mariechen Vosloo as Seniz
Adriaan Havenga as Nedim
Maria Valente De Almeida as Damla
Riaan Ellis as Cenk
Marion Holm as Nurten
The series is called Ruthless City in English.
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Kirstie's House of Crafts
The Home Channel (DStv 176)
The queen of craft, Kirstie Allsopp, shows us how to make incredible things using the ordinary items found in our homes.
From fabric flowers and 3D leaves, to winter wonderlands and weaving, you'll be inspired - whether you're a seasoned crafter or just want something fun to do.
Along the way, Kirstie will be going online, speaking to crafting experts for hints and tips.
She'll also be calling on fellow crafters to share the things they've been making during lockdown.
For good measure, she'll throw in a few smaller makes that are completely different – crafts you can do with your family to create magical makes, bring generations together, help keep boredom and isolation at bay, and turn your home into a house of craft.
In the series premiere: Kirstie will be learning to make a spectacular patchwork cushion.
She'll also be showing us how to make beautiful paper garland and a bug hotel to welcome the six-legged visitors.
Rust Valley Restorers
HISTORY (DStv 186)
Old-school auto collector Mike Hall, his pal Avery Shoaf and son Connor Hall go the extra mile to restore retro cars - and hopefully turn a profit.
Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains is one of the most unique car communities in the world: "Rust Valley".
You can't miss it: acres upon acres of old and abandoned cars; a junkyard as far as the eye can see.
And at its heart is a remarkable restoration shop run by a team of colourful and charismatic characters who use their impressive skills and experience to restore, trade and sell classic cars – transforming piles of rust into collectible car treasures.
In the series premiere, "Go Big or Go Home": Mike looks to make some cash on a '70 Dodge Swinger while restoring a '66 Lincoln Continental for a client.
Now, if he can just stay under budget...
Universal TV (DStv 117)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Season 2 is an intense conspiracy series which follows the ensuing investigation into a mysterious crash of a controversial new high-speed train traveling between Toronto and Chicago.
The second season follows Kendra Malley (Archie Panjabi) as she's recruited to investigate a new transportation disaster -the derailment of an experimental high-speed train in rural Michigan.
Pressure mounts for Kendra and her team to crack the puzzle as the small town reels in shock, and the world demands answers.
Their investigation reveals a plethora of disconnected events and a range of potential suspects with believable motives: a disillusioned employee, a local anti-technology politician, the tech mogul who developed the train's software... and even a man with ties to a Mexican drug cartel.
As she works to sort through the chaos, Kendra must reckon with the inner tension that emerges between the investigation and her emotions.
Black Holes: Messages from the Edge of the Universe
Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
Documentary, Science, Nature
It is the birth of the neutrino astronomy. For the first time, astrophysicists can detect extra-terrestrial neutrinos in the ice of the South Pole.
Neutrinos are the most common and also most mysterious elementary particles and as these particles are invisible to us, their mass is unknown.
Also, they are not electrically charged, and rarely interact with other matter.
But each of the tiny neutrinos is a potential messenger with information about its origin.
Many discoveries in astrophysics have extended our idea of the cosmos, but the core questions of science remain unanswered: how did the universe come to be?
What keeps our world together?
The extra-galactic neutrinos are keys to answering these questions.
The Chi 4
1Magic (DStv 103)
The Chi is a coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence, but bonded by the need for connection and redemption.
This season will look at the wide-ranging effects of policing in the Black community after Jake has a fateful run-in with a group of officers.
Newlyweds Emmett and Tiff deal with the repercussions from his affair with Dom (guest star La La Anthony).
Kiesha grapples with her pregnancy, while Jada finds love where she least expects.
The relationship between Kevin and Jemma takes a turn, and Papa launches a new venture.
New mayor Douda harnesses his newfound power while navigating his complicated relationship with wife Roselyn (guest star Kandi Burruss).
Meanwhile, Trig and Imani are on a personal mission to help their community.
Season 4 characters include Octavia, a successful interior designer who crosses paths with Kiesha; and Rashaad "Shaad" Marshall, an old friend of Trig's struggling to rebuild his life.
There's also Jamal, whose fight to get help for his family places him at odds with Trig and Tracy; and LaPorsha (played by Da Brat), a truck driver whose arrival in town will impact the Williams family.
In the Season 4 premiere, "Soul Food": Emmett's past threatens his new marriage and Kiesha wrestles with a decision that will affect the life of her unborn child.
A run in with law enforcement leaves Kevin, Jake and Papa reeling as Douda tries to walk the line between gangster and mayor.
Tiff and Dom go into business together and Marcus petitions to bring the Olympics to Chicago.
Traffic Cops 10
CBS Reality (DStv 132)
With hazardous high-speed chases and dangerous drivers, the traffic cops' pursuit skills are tested to the max every day.
Episodes find them tackling cases like a convicted drug dealer leading officers on a 140 mile per hour chase down the A1, one the UK's busiest motorways.
In the Season 10 premiere, "Worse for Wear": After an abandoned car is found smashed into a telegraph pole on the outskirts of Watford, a trail of blood leads to a man who has been drinking - but it is down to the traffic cops to prove he was driving.
And near Bedford there is another manhunt - police dogs and the helicopter have picked up the scent of two men fleeing across fields in a desperate attempt to escape the cops.
Love Island USA 3
M-Net (DStv 101)
Dating Game Show, Reality Competition, Reality
The US version of the international reality show filled with romance and relationships begins as a group of single "Islanders" come together in a stunning villa in Hawaii, ready to embark on a summer of love, friendships and, ultimately, relationships.
Every few days the Islanders must couple-up - those who fail to find a partner to couple up with risk being dumped from the island.
Islanders are on the lookout for romance, but the road to love doesn't always run smoothly.
Challenges abound with new Islander arrivals and dramatic twists as friendships and relationships form.
In addition to choosing their partners wisely, Islanders must also win the hearts of viewers who have the opportunity to shape events on screen and ultimately crown one lucky couple the winner, who will then have the chance to walk away with both love and the cash prize.
Host Arielle Vandenberg and narrator Matthew Hoffman return with even more love and romance this summer as the show escapes the desert and heads back to the beach.
Islanders will couple up on the sundrenched Hawaiian Island where they will be ready for more texts, fireside ceremonies, challenges and friendships.
It is not all sun and rainbows, though, when the ultimate temptation, Casa Amor, returns.
Ultimately, one couple will triumph and be crowned the winners of Love Island.
Making it Home with Kortney and Dave
The Home Channel (DStv 176)
Reality Makeover, Home Improvement, Reality
Kortney and Dave Wilson help homeowners turn fixer-uppers into dream homes.
While transforming uninhabitable and dated properties into liveable spaces is the main goal, they also use their flipping expertise to help these owners make strategic moves with their money – designing smart investments into the biggest asset they will ever own.
On each episode, Kortney takes the lead on design and Dave on project management.
Together, they gather inspiration and intel to make the right reno moves for homeowners, before taking the reins for the full renovation.
With the keys and budget in hand, they transform each unloved space into a show-stopper – making it beautiful, making it bright and making it home.
Counting Cars 8
HISTORY (DStv 186)
Most people in Las Vegas bet with chips, but Danny "he Count" Koker bets with cars.
This Sin City legend walks, talks and breathes cars and bikes.
When he sees a car he wants, he will do whatever it takes to get his hands on it — including making on-the-spot cash offers to unsuspecting owners.
On Counting Cars, Danny and his team restore, customise and sell cars in a hurry, scrambling to keep their Las Vegas shop in the black.
From classics to exotics, from hotrods to choppers, Danny and the crew of Count's Kustoms will stop at nothing to find and flip the greatest rides of all time.
In the Season 8 premiere, "Count Down to SEMA": It's an all-out blitz as Danny and the guys attempt to complete a 1961 Cadillac Coup de Ville in order to get not one, but two Counts Kustoms cars into the world's biggest auto trade show.
What will the car world think of the '61 Caddy and the extremely rare '62 Kellison?
Meanwhile, Danny comes face to face with something from his past.
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The Ellen DeGeneres Show 19
Me (DStv 115)
Talk Show, Variety
Talk show with celebrity interviews, musical performances, topical stories, human-interest guests and viral sensations worldwide.
The first week feature guests Jimmy Kimmel, Jennifer Aniston, Tiffany Haddish, Charli D'Amelio & Dixie D'Amelio, Imagine Dragons, Kim Kardashian and Lori Greiner.
The Rookie 3
Me (DStv 115)
Drama, Police Procedural
John Nolan, the oldest rookie in the LAPD, has used his life experience, determination and sense of humour to keep up with rookies 20 years his junior.
Nolan is continually put to the test by a host of new challenges, romantic relationships and deadly criminals, as he looks to figure out what kind of cop he ultimately wants to be.
In the Season 3 premiere, "Consequences": Nearing the end of his training, Nolan now faces his biggest challenge as a police officer yet when he must come to terms with the choices he has made in pursuit of the truth.
In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "In Justice": Nolan and Harper are assigned to a community policing centre to help rebuild their station's reputation in the community.
Nolan is determined to make a positive impact but Nyla has her doubts.
NCIS: New Orleans 7
Me (DStv 115)
Drama, Police Procedural
Drama about the local field office that investigates criminal cases affecting military personnel in the Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence.
Leading the team is Special Agent Dwayne Pride (Scott Bakula), aka "King," a native of NOLA who is driven by his need to do what is right.
This colourful city that harbours a dark side is a magnet for service personnel on leave, and when overindulgence is followed by trouble, Pride's team is at its best.
In the Season 7 premiere, "Something in the Air, Part I": As New Orleans grapples with the effects of COVID-19, Pride sends Tammy and Carter to investigate a suspicious death aboard a humanitarian ship offshore, where they learn that some crew members are infected with the deadly disease.
Also, Wade is overwhelmed by the high volume in the morgue due to COVID-19.
Survivor Australia 6
Me (DStv 115)
Reality Competition, Adventure, Game Show
For the first time in Australian Survivor history, 24 of the strongest and most strategic minds the competition has ever seen will go head-to-head in the Australian Outback, where they'll settle the age old question: Brains or Brawn?
Over 48 days in the vast, arid outback of Cloncurry in North West Queensland, 12 of the most intelligent individuals will take on 12 of the most physically elite as they attempt to Outwit, Outplay and Outlast the competition to take home the title of Sole Survivor and $500,000.
The Brains Tribe aren't just about smarts. They're creative, mentally strong, charismatic and strategic.
Think political operatives, authors and doctors who have used their mindpower to get them to the top of their fields.
Forget bulging muscles and protein shakes - The Brawn Tribe not only have the physical strength, they're hard workers with a drive and competitive edge that's taken them to the top.
With MMA fighters, professional surfers and models, they're used to putting their bodies on the line and pushing themselves to the limit.
Both tribes will take part in Reward Challenges, where they will compete for luxuries including food and camping essentials.
In Immunity Challenges they will play for Immunity, saving them from being voted out of the game at the next Tribal Council.
At each Tribal Council, a tribe must vote out one of their own to keep themselves in the running for the title of Sole Survivor.
Hosted by Jonathan LaPaglia, the sixth season of Australian Survivor is an unrelenting test of courage, endurance and strength that will push people to their limits and beyond.
Me (DStv 115)
Follows the wealthy Price household, a family at war with itself after the patriarch announces he is stepping down, creating a power vacuum.
An upmarket investment empire was established by Sebastian Price (Deon Lotz), the patriarch of the super-wealthy Price family, decades ago, when he was in his early twenties.
Now he is a silver fox approaching retirement and it is clear that a family member will soon have to take over the reins. But who will it be? And, at what cost?
Sebastian's bitter ex-wife and ruthless first-born daughter will do whatever it takes to ensure that Sebastian's second wife, Dineo, does not push her playboy son into the position of CEO.
The power struggle turns nasty. A witches' brew of betrayal, secrets, lies and revenge.
Stepping into the roles of the current Mrs Price - Dineo - is Kgomotso Christopher; while Sebastian's ex-wife Angelique, a former lawyer who is now a woman of leisure, is played by Michelle Botes.
Mary-anne Barlow plays Felicity, Sebastian's eldest daughter - the villain everybody loves to hate. Felicity has a firm eye on the CEO position in her dad's upmarket investment company.
But first, she has to deal with a complicated hurdle, the only male heir to the Legacy Investments throne: SJ (Anton David Jeftha), Elizabeth's problematic playboy half-brother.
Felicity and SJ are not the only Price siblings, however. Sebastian has three daughters from his first wife: Felicity, Elisabeth and Alexandra, better known as Lexi.
Middle sister Elisabeth is played by Reandi Grey, while Jay Anstey takes on the role of Lexi, the youngest Price sister.
Fun-loving, care-free Lexi is the complete opposite of her two older siblings. She was barely a toddler when her parents divorced, and, not surprisingly, she always finds herself compelled to take her mother's side in quibbles and disagreements.
Middle sister Elisabeth is the calmer and most organised one out of the sisters. When in doubt or crisis, the Price family always rely on Elisabeth to make things happen.
The counterpoint to the Price family is the down-to-Earth Potgieter family faced with the harsh realities of staying afloat against a tide drama and disappointments.
Patriarch Willem Potgieter (played by Dawid Minnaar) is a recovering alcoholic who bears the scars of the Border War, which drove him to the bottle.
His ego is bruised, his future looks bleak and, having lost his job as a technician at the energy company, he couldn't ensure optimum care for his wife after she was admitted to a public hospital with terminal breast cancer.
But the explosive drama that follows is sparked by Willem's son and daughter, Stefan (Sean-Marco Vorster) and Petra (Trix Vivier), whose lives become entwined with those of the Prices.
Sexy and dangerous Stefan left the police force under odd circumstances and is now working as Sebastian Price's limo driver.
Petra is beautiful, young, idealistic and, in the parlance of our times, "woke"... and jobless.
While following the life and times of the super-wealthy Price family and the down-to-Earth Potgieters, much of the drama and intrigue will play out at the Price's elite investment company.
Siyabonga Thwala plays Msizi Zulu, an ambitious board member who also is the head honcho at Legacy Media and L24 News.
Like Felicity – the company founder's opportunistic daughter - Msizi also has his eye on the coveted position of CEO. Felicity should take note, because nothing will stop him from landing his dream job.
In the role of Nirvana Perumal - Legacy's sharp, witty and tough Investment board chairperson – is Leeanda Reddy.
John, the longest serving employee at the company – in fact, the guy who was there when the doors opened – is brought to life by Don Mlangeni Nawa.
TVSA Show Page: Legacy
Me (DStv 115)
Revolves around a woman who loses her children, her lover and her freedom when she is framed for fraud committed by her husband before his death.
Eight years later, while trying to reunite with her son and daughters after her spell in prison, she finds out that he is still alive.
In the series premiere: 44-year-old Samantha Hugo emerges from prison, determined to reunite with her long-lost children, 24-year-old Miranda, 21-year-old Liam and 11-year-old Caitlyn, but her efforts are unexpectedly sabotaged.
Eight years before, someone was spying on the Hugo family...
The series stars Shannon Esra, Jacques Bessenger, Frank Rautenbach, Jazzara Jaslyn, Joshua Eady, Nokuthula Ledwaba and Terrence Ngwila.
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TVSA Show Page: Lioness
The Real Housewives of Atlanta 13
Me (DStv 115)
Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore return this season along with new housewife Drew Sidora, who steps onto the scene as a triple threat - actor, singer and housewife.
Marlo Hampton and Tanya Sam return as friends of the cast, along with new friend LaToya Ali.
With her wedding quickly approaching, Cynthia Bailey is elated to be marrying the man of her dreams, even as they face wedding planning obstacles set in place by COVID-19.
Determined to walk down the aisle, moving forward with her dream ceremony in the midst of a pandemic creates tension between Cynthia and her fiancé.
Back at the ranch, Lake Bailey is a full house with Cynthia's sister, Mal, temporarily taking residence there, leaving little alone time for the happy couple.
Kenya Moore's fairytale romance continues to be on the rocks after a difficult year, but she remains determined as ever to live her life on her own terms.
Still undecided about the future of her relationship, Kenya decides to reclaim her life and remodel her house - adding in the pool and cabana she's always wanted.
As she continues to delve into motherhood with her beautiful daughter Brooklyn, a budding friendship with newcomer LaToya Ali begins to develop right on time.
Less than a year after welcoming baby Blaze, Kandi Burruss's life shows no signs of slowing down.
Her restaurant empire continues to boom as she and Todd prepare to open an upscale steakhouse in Atlanta, but despite being as busy as ever, their personal life remains hot and heavy.
As Riley prepares to leave the nest to start college in New York City, Kandi worries this may be a permanent move.
Porsha Williams steps into her family legacy, tirelessly lending her voice and efforts to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Speaking out against systemic racism, attending protests and amplifying the message, Porsha is passionate about fighting for justice.
Surrounded by the support of her mother and sister, her daughter Pilar Jhena continues to be the sunshine in Porsha's life as her relationship takes a bit of a backseat.
Porsha's fun-loving side is always around, despite working overtime on her many business endeavours.
Actress and singer Drew Sidora joins the group as the newest housewife, ready to make some waves and spice things up.
In addition to juggling her career, Drew has a lot on her plate as a wife and three children to care for.
With her mother currently living in their house, trouble may be brewing between Drew and her husband.
From getting ready to direct her first feature film to moving into her dream house, will her relationship be able to withstand her busy lifestyle?
In the Season 13 premiere, "No Justice, No Peace": Porsha's involvement in the Black Lives Matter movement leads her to Louisville, Kentucky, where she risks everything to demand justice for Breonna Taylor.
In the wake of the pandemic, Cynthia and Mike are on different pages when it comes to planning their dream wedding.
Kandi prepares to send Riley off to college while anticipating fallout for seeking back child support from Riley's estranged dad.
After almost a year apart, Kenya comes to a crossroads about whether her marriage is worth saving.
TVSA Show Page: The Real Housewives of Atlanta 13
Godfather of Harlem 2
Me (DStv 115)
Drama, Period Drama
Godfather of Harlem tells a story inspired by infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Forest Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned from eleven years in prison to find the neighbourhood he once ruled in shambles.
With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family to regain control.
During the brutal battle, he forms an alliance with radical preacher Malcolm X - catching Malcolm's political rise in the crosshairs of social upheaval and a mob war that threatens to tear the city apart.
Season 2 finds Bumpy battling the New York crime families for control of the lucrative and murderous "French Connection," the pipeline for heroin that runs from Marseilles to New York Harbour.
With a distribution syndicate that includes black crime bosses from other major US cities, Bumpy takes a cue from his friend Malcolm X's message of black economic nationalism.
His ambitious plan will face challenges from not only the Italians but his wife Mayme, daughter Elise, rival Adam Clayton Powell, prosecutor Robert Morgenthau, and even Malcolm himself.
Once again, Godfather of Harlem explores the collision of the criminal underworld and civil rights in the colourful, tumultuous year of 1964.
In the Season 2 premiere, "The French Connection": After three months of hiding from Chin Gigante and the Italians, Bumpy takes action to lift the sanctions off his head.
By forging new alliances with European suppliers, Bumpy aims to reunite with his family safely back to Harlem.