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New on TV today: Saturday 2 July

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 02 Jul 2022
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Isifiso

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Drama

Isifiso

Drama series about a woman who craves the approval of her mother and those around her and will stop at almost nothing to get it.

The series is about a woman living under her younger sister's shadow, envying her seemingly-perfect life – but not all is what it seems, as she quickly and tragically learns.

After a tragedy, Bazothini can now live her dream life, but is the grass really greener on the other side? Will Bazothini get her happily ever after?

The series stars Nelisa Mchunu, Melusi Yeni, Ntando Mncube and Zinhle Mabena.

The supporting cast includes Duduzile Ngcobo, Bandile Maphalala, Sjava and Nkosinathi Kheswa.

In the series premiere: Bazothini is scarred when her mother is not impressed by her promotion.

At a party, Bazothinis jealousy gets the better of her and she gets into a fight with Nobuhle, which ends in death.

At the funeral, MaNgobese realises that there is something going on between Julia and Siboniso.

Bazothini stops feeling sorry for herself and makes a decision that shocks Mhlengi.

Called to action by Julia's determination, Bazothini makes a decision that finally gets her a compliment from her mother.

MaNgobese and Bazothini gang up on Julia.

Mhlengi moves into the mansion and Julia takes full advantage of Mhlengi's presence and immerses herself in Siboniso's life.

Frustrated, Bazothini makes a heartbreaking decision.

TVSA Show Page: Isifiso
 

Jaws vs. Boats

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary

Jaws vs. Boats

Sharkfest begins!

Sharkfest is the must-sea shark event of the year and sheds light on one of the most fascinating creatures on the planet.

What makes this year's fin-tastic lineup so special and unlike any other is the devotion to factual science paired with the stunning visuals captured by some of the best ocean videographers in the business.

The only shark event that proves truth is stranger than fiction will take you up close and personal with one of nature's most feared predators, swimming across Nat Geo Wild every Saturday and Sunday this July.

First up: Jaws vs. Boats.

All across YouTube viral videos abound of great whites and other sharks attacking boats with a ferocity and anger that has never been seen before.

The question is why?

Is this simply a case of more people having cameras to video behaviour or is there something else happening?

Dr. Mike Heithaus and PHD Candidate Sara Casareto set out to investigate what's causing this clash between sharks and boats.
 

I Bought a Dump... Now What?

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality, Home Improvement, Reality Makeover

I Bought a Dump... Now What?

Follows homeowners who purchased dilapidated properties in hopes of renovating them into their forever home.

Trying to save money by tackling the overhauls themselves, homeowners end up behind schedule, over budget and exhausted.

During the series, cameras track the progress of each renovation and reveal whether the owners can ultimately finish the job.

In the series premiere, "Down in the Dumps": Three families as they begin their risky renovations.

The featured homeowners include a couple who spent their life savings to buy an abandoned 1860s farmhouse in Richmond, Michigan; a father/daughter team in Detroit who need to finish a fixer-upper in just 90 days; and a young couple in Birmingham, Alabama, who face expensive set backs as they renovate a century-old home.
 

Duff: Ace of Taste

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 16h50
Genre: Food, Reality

Duff: Ace of Taste

For the first time, Duff Goldman is in the kitchen sharing his favourite savory dishes and sweet desserts.

Duff, known for his baking expertise on primetime, is now sharing his culinary skills as a classically trained chef by preparing flavourful and satisfying meals.

As a husband and new father, Duff spreads his love for his family, friends and local community with delicious, freshly prepared, homemade meals.

From tiny finger foods for his daughter Josephine's first tea party, to a decadent cheeseburger on a pate a choux bun to satisfy the stomachs of his bandmates, and to new twists on crowd-pleasing sweets for a bake sale at his neighbourhood elementary school, Duff adds his signature creativity into every dish.

Family, friends, and food have always been at the center of Duff's life, and throughout the six half-hour episodes he shares how he prepares their favourite things to eat.

Each episode is filled with delicious recipes, including Texas Chili and Sweet Southern Cornbread, as well as useful takeaways and practical time-saving tips in the kitchen, such as how to make a double duty dough that can be used for both sweet and savory mouthwatering items like chocolate babka and spinach artichoke babka.

Duff adds his unique flair to each crowd-pleasing dish, proving he truly is the Ace of Taste.

In the series premiere, "Band Practice": There's no doubt that Duff Goldman loves to rock.

But before he can make the music, he needs to make the snacks for band practice.

Duff puts together a rockin' good lineup of cheeseburger cream puffs, sweet and spicy Muhammara dip and, for dessert, Boston cream donuts.
 

Die Laaste Tyd met Aleit

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Lifestyle, Afrikaans

Die Laaste Tyd met Aleit

The late Aleit Swanepoel's last ever series.

The news of the popular presenter and lifestyle guru's death on 15 May sent shockwaves through the country.

Aleit, with the broad smile and sparkling personality, passed away a week after the filming of a new season of Tyd met Aleit.

The first episode of the new series will be a celebration of Aleit – of his generous life and larger-than-life personality.

This tribute episode includes interviews with colleagues, friends and the production team.

For the 12 remaining episodes, Aleit interviewed people who overcame major obstacles in their lives or made a difference in the lives of others.

There are inspirational stories like that of Wynand Kotze who refused to let bullies get him down and Chris Hadebe who went from being homeless to playing the lead role in a film.

Join Aleit in his last season and experience his last moving adventures.

Meet inspiring people with stories of hope and expect the unexpected.

Celebrate the life of a remarkable human being, a real mensch who will live on in the hearts of his many devoted friends and fans.
 

Baby Sharks

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h45
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary

Baby Sharks

Even the biggest, fastest and fiercest predators start as babies.

Baby sharks are cute, but they need to grow up fast because out of more than 500 species of sharks, not one parent sticks around to help raise them.

Sharks are found in every ocean across the planet and have evolved in extraordinarily different ways to carry their young and give birth and for baby sharks to thrive.
 

Lui Maar Op, Belinda 2

Channel: kykNET & kie (DStv 145)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Comedy, Afrikaans

Lui Maar Op, Belinda 2

Sitcom which revolves around a group of older shop staff and their bumbling young security chief at a general dealer in George.

Ian & Ander is a small corner shop in George belonging to Ian Jantjies (Duncan Johnson), a middle-aged man who left the bustle of the big city to experience small town serenity.

But because of his three 'older' employees, who for some reason can't be left unattended, Ian only ever experiences havoc and chaos.

Belinda Swanepoel (Brümilda van Rensburg), a former actress, has an obsession with mirrors, spending all of her time looking at herself and forgetting about customers at the cash register.

Annetjie Nel (Annelisa Weiland), a militarist spinster, marches around barking orders at everyone whilst trying to keep an eye on Ian's wife, who likes to take without paying.

Then there is the poor, charming farm hero Frans Wessels (Eric Nobbs), who tries to keep the peace between Annetjie and Belinda, but rarely succeeds.

Together they must face the challenges of old age, but also learn that life is full of second chances and that one is never too old to have fun.

As Season 2 gets underway, it's a few years later and life with Ian & Others is dull and boring.

So dull and boring that Belinda plans to jump off the Bloukrans bridge with the rest of them...

TVSA Show Page: Lui Maar Op, Belinda 2
 

When Sharks Attack 8

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary Series

When Sharks Attack 8

The world's beaches quickly turn deadly in this terror-filled deep sea saga when sharks descend, shocking the local community and sending scientists reeling.

What causes these spikes in activity? And how can they be prevented?

Terror-filled deep sea saga using underwater photography, gripping news archives and paralyzing testimony to investigate mysterious and deadly recent shark attacks.

In the Season 8 premiere, "Carnage in California": Los Angeles is home to beautiful beaches and Hollywood blockbusters, but in the summer of 2007, a dark story emerged from the depths.

Four shark attacks occured in just four months off the coast of Malibu.

With the cause of the spike a mystery, scientists investigate the case and what they discover could impact beachgoers around the world.

 

Shows in this post: Isifiso, Belinda

Channels in this post: 1Magic, Nat Geo Wild, HGTV, Food Network, kykNET, kykNET & kie



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