Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
eHostela returns for Season 3 starring a brand new cast and storyline, revamped into an anthology series with different faces and new stories within the same universe each season.
Previously set in the KwaZulu-Natal township of KwaMashu, the third season is set in Bergville and stars Siyabonga Thwala and Gcina Nkosi as his arch-nemesis.
Season 3 follows KaMabizela (Nkosi), a widow out for vengeance, as she takes on ruthless gangster Ngwadi (Thwala), the man who betrayed and murdered her beloved husband, Mdletshe (Mpumelelo Bhulose).
One of the respected men in the KwaDukuza hostel, Mdletshe runs the criminal underworld with his friend Ngwadi, but when the two have a fallout over Mdletshe's plans to stop all criminal work at the hostel, Ngwadi takes extreme measures to retain power.
KaMabizela's bloody quest for justice puts a target on her and her family's backs.
Will KaMabizela get Ngwadi to pay back everything he owes her family, or will he get away with murder?
The season also stars Tony Kgoroge, Xoli Zondi, Nkanyiso Mchunu and Mduduzi Nombela.
In the Season 3 premiere: Having both agreed that they are done with the life of crime, Mdletshe plans to cleanse izinkabi off intelezi and give them a new lease on life.
He and Ngwadi pull off their last job.
TVSA Show Page: eHostela 3
eExtra (Openview 105 / StarSat 489)
The life of Irfan - an idealist professor of economics - turns upside down after being fired unjustly and learning that his 7-year-old son Deniz is sick.
As all the doors get slammed in Irfan's face, his wife Eda asks for help from their childhood friend Egemen and Irfan finds himself in the middle of an unexpected, dark adventure.
In this adventure Irfan will be challenged numerous times.
He will once again meet his greatest ex-love Ilay, who he broke up with just before they got married and who is now the girlfriend of a dangerous businessman.
Will the idealistic young woman Ayse, whom he encounters during this adventure, be his saviour?
South African voice artists featured in the Afrikaans dub include Robyn Rossouw, Deon Coetzee, Marlee van der Merwe, Gert van Niekerk, Cindy Swanepoel, Anton Dekker, Rika Sennett, Reynard Slabbert, Eloise Cupido, Botha Enslin, Linecia Daniels, Sue Pyler and Adrian Steyn.
The show will air every Sunday for 21 weeks with feature length long episodes.
Descent of a Serial Killer
CBS Justice (DStv 170)
True Crime, Documentary Series
Descent of a Serial Killer examines the killer's path from childhood or early teens when worrying traits first come to the fore, the gradual pushing of boundaries and the disintegration of personal morality, and the culmination to murder or multiple murders.
The series is headed up by former FBI agent, psychological criminologist, and specialist in evidence-based profiling, Dr Bryanna Fox.
Fox will identify and explore behavioural red flags which are concerning when analysed individually, but when combined, they can potentially create a deadly path.
Throughout the series, Fox will be joined by a range of contributors who will provide the factual details and evidence from each case leading to the question: could these serial killers have been stopped earlier?
In the series premiere, "Gerard Schaefer": Prolific serial killer Gerard Schaefer operated under the security of his police badge.
Bryanna Fox investigates the red flags.
Drowning in Plastic
Our blue planet is facing one of its biggest threats in human history.
Trillions of pieces of plastic are choking the very lifeblood of our Earth, and every marine animal - from the smallest plankton to the largest mammals - is being affected.
But can we turn back this growing plastic tide before it is too late?
In this documentary, wildlife biologist Liz Bonnin visits scientists working at the cutting edge of plastics research.
She works with some of the world's leading marine biologists and campaigners to discover the true dangers of plastic in our oceans and what it means for the future of all life on our planet, including us.
Liz travels 10,000 miles to a remote island off the coast of Australia that is the nesting site for a population of seabirds called flesh-footed shearwaters.
Newly hatched chicks are unable to regurgitate effectively, so they are filling up on deadly plastic.
Then, in America, she joins an emergency mission to save an entangled grey seal pup found in some of the world's busiest fishing areas.
She also visits the Coral Triangle that stretches from Papua New Guinea to the Solomon Islands to find out more from top coral scientists trying to work out why plastic is so lethal to the reefs, fragile ecosystems that contain 25% of all marine life.
Liz learns that the world's biggest rivers have been turned into huge plastic arteries, transporting 50% of all the plastic that arrives in the ocean.
She travels to Indonesia, where she watches a horrifying raft of plastic rubbish travel down one of the main rivers, the Citarum.
Here, 60% of fish species have died, so fishermen are now forced to collect plastic to sell instead of fish.
With the world only now waking up to this emerging crisis, Liz also looks at whether scientists have found any solutions.
She meets the 24-year-old inventor of a monumental 600-metre construction that will travel across the ocean's 'garbage patches' collecting millions of pieces of plastic pollution.
She also meets a local environmental campaigner who is working with volunteers and the Indonesian army to clean up the worst affected areas, and a young entrepreneur who has invented an alternative to plastic packaging that is made from seaweed.
Plastic in our oceans is one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time, and this film hopes to add to the urgent and vitally important debate about how to solve this global crisis.
Donald Trump: A Faking It Special
Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
Donald Trump and the truth have quite a difficult relationship to say the least.
While he regularly uses the term "fake news" to refer to reports he dislikes, he is believed to have made more than 22,000 false or misleading statements in the four years of his presidency.
With the ultimate claim that the elections were manipulated to his disadvantage, Trump continues to insist he was robbed.
But other statements of his are also strongly questioned: that his father is from Germany, that it really didn't rain during his inauguration and that he was with the aid workers during 9/11.
How do we know if Trump is telling the truth or pretending?
In this documentary, three experts in body language, linguistics and forensic psychology put Trump's words, actions and behaviour under a magnifying glass.
Body language expert Dr. Cliff Lansley points out, among other things, the 'Trump Squirm': the squiggles in his shoulders and arms that appear to contradict his words, which Trump suppresses by holding onto his lectern.
Forensic psychologist Kerry Daynes suspects Trump's refusal to admit defeat may have to do with not wanting to disappoint his own father.
Are we finally getting the truth about Trump's alleged falsehoods?
Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
Can sharks change colour at will to enhance their predatory abilities?
Through groundbreaking experiments, shark biologists answer this evolutionary question.
Shark scientists Dr. Ryan Johnson and Ph.D. candidate Gibbs Kuguru hope to capture real-time pigmentation changes to understand how these apex ocean predators manipulate their skin's dermal cells to activate camouflage.
The Gong Show
Game Show, Variety, Comedy
Amateur talent contest that originally aired in the USA in the seventies before being revived in 2017.
Every episode celebrates unusually talented and unique performers on a primetime stage.
A revolving panel of judges featuring Hollywood's hottest stars praise, critique and gong contestants out when they get too bad.
The show is known for its absurdist humour and style, with the actual competition secondary to the often outlandish acts presented.
A small cash prize is typically awarded to each show's winner.
Jeff Ross Roasts America
Comedy Central (DStv 122)
After making a name for himself as the "Roastmaster General," Jeff Ross roasts his way across America, blasting one city and one group of masochistic roastees at a time.
Let freedom zing as Jeff takes his trash talk on the road for an original stand-up special.
Featuring wildly uncensored footage from all over America (and Toronto... close enough), Ross mercilessly tears into celebs and audience volunteers.
Killing Gucci: People Magazine Investigates
Investigation Discovery (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
True Crime, Special
Profiling Maurizio Gucci, murdered former head of the fashion empire.
The name Gucci is synonymous with glamour, but in 1995 the fashion world is shocked when the one-time heir to the family dynasty is gunned down.
A two-year investigation reveals a family at each other's throats and a murder plot made for Hollywood.
Eden: Untamed Planet
Nature, Wildlife, Documentary Series
Travel to the far corners of the planet and discover the secrets of Earth's few remaining untouched lands, all brimming with life.
Isolated from the rest of the world, these places have been protected from the most damaging effects of human interference.
In these lands, life exists as nature intended: delicately balanced, species-rich, unique ecosystems.
This series embarks on a breathtaking journey to Earth's last Edens.
Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
Shark encounters off the coast of California are skyrocketing.
Now, a team of researchers is on a mission to investigate a newly-discovered white shark hotspot close to popular beaches and determine how many great whites are out there.
Their expedition will bring them face-to-face with some of the biggest sharks on the planet.