Survivor South Africa 9: Return of the Outcasts
M-Net (DStv 101)
Survivor South Africa returns with familiar faces as 20 former Castaways return to right wrongs.
Back in the game are a mixture of strategists, schemers, risk-takers and record-breakers from five previous seasons who'll do anything to avoid having their torches snuffed for a second time.
For more on the show, including profiles and pictures, try the following:
What we know about the next Survivor South Africa
Revealed! The comeback castaways on Survivor South Africa: Return of the Outcasts
TVSA Show Page: Survivor South Africa 9: Return of the Outcasts
The Estate 3
The drama at Echelon Estate kicks into a new gear in Season 3.
After a long, bitter and embattled land-claim court case, the coveted luxury lifestyle estate has been awarded to the community of Thembalethu.
The question is: will they take the payout, or the land?
Premier Castro Kamanga's dreams to fulfil the promise of Project Phoenix lie in tatters and some corrupt political allies have turned to dangerous enemies.
However, he has his sights set on walking the corridors of power all the way to the top, and he has a secret ace up his sleeve: the master fixer with a grand plan, Melisizwe Nobengela.
Melisizwe is about to bring his perfect family into the world of Echelon Estate, but just like every other family, they have skeletons of their own, waiting to be unearthed.
Lwandle Phakathwayo is determined to rid herself of the Muzi Phakathwayo shackles and re-invent herself in the aftermath of his betrayal.
Meanwhile, star-crossed newlyweds Sindi and Dumisani must decide if love really can conquer the Phakathwayo-Mokobane feud.
Detective Jo Mohammed has her sights set on bringing down Premier Kamanga, but is it a dangerous fool's errand?
This season we are introduced to the Nobengela Family.
Dumisani Mbebe joins the cast as Melisizwe, the patriarch in the Nobengela household.
He is a businessman and political fixer associated with Castro Kamanga.
Lerato Mvelase plays Melisiwe's wife, Noxolo, an interior design business owner.
Melisiwe and Noxolo relocate to Johannesburg with their children, Gcinekile (Samke Makhoba), Vukani (Siya Xaba) and Mzolisi (Anga Makubalo).
Moopi Mothibeli joins the show as Mohau Kabi a smart, Bachelor of Science in Engineering student.
Lorcia Cooper returns as Jo, Jo-anne Reyneke as Lwandle, Dineo Langa as Mmakwena, Matli Mohapeloa as Lesiba, Mpho Sibeko as Dumisani, Zenokuhle Maseko as Sindi, Jacques Blignaut as Martin, Sparky Xulu as Siya, Clementine Mosimane as Mmatshepo and Carla Classen as Tessa.
Lwandle is burdened by her late husband's misdeeds as she is left with debt.
The drama intensifies when Lesiba finds out about his wife's betrayal.
Land, identity, family, love, murder, betrayal, the crisis of governance and the fearless struggle for a better tomorrow create high drama on Season 3.
The fight for freedom is a neverending story.
In the Season 3 premiere: Frustrations grow between residents and protestors at the Echelon gates.
Meanwhile, Lwandle has an unconventional request for the Phakathwayos.
Also, the Nobengela family faces a violent threat sparked by a schoolboy fight.
What we know about The Estate Season 3
The Estate 3 on S3 Teasers - July 2022
TVSA Show Page: The Estate 3
National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
Life Below Zero has given unprecedented access to the hardships that come with living in some of the most extreme conditions on Earth.
Now, the team is bringing audiences back to Alaska, following the Native peoples of the harsh landscape.
Viewers will be given the unique opportunity to enter a world that Indigenous Alaskans have inhabited for thousands of years, but one which is rapidly changing every day.
Life Below Zero: First Alaskans follows new Alaska Natives as they use sophisticated techniques and methods passed down from generation to generation to thrive in some of the most brutal environments.
Indigenous Alaskans walk in two worlds: one of traditional ways and one of 21st-century challenges.
Jody Potts-Joseph and family live off the land on the Yukon River.
Marvin Agnot's days are dictated by the tides.
The Apassingok family lives from what the Bering Sea provides.
Joel Jacko and family live a life of self-reliance.
Steven Strassburg teaches his seven children ancient methods of survival.
In the seriespremiere, "Of the Land": On the lands of their ancestors, Alaska Natives carry on their traditions in a rapidly changing environment.
Jody Potts-Joseph relies on the land to provide food, water and warmth for her family.
The Apassingnok family takes any opportunity to gather food from the Bering Sea.
Joel Jacko builds a cache to protect his winter food supply from the local bears.
And Marvin Agnot relies on the tides to gather food for the people of his remote village.
1994: The Bloody Miracle
Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
Documentary, History, Factual
When South Africa celebrated its democracy in 1994, many believed that civil war was inevitable, and that the elections would be derailed.
The averting of that war became known as the 'Mandela miracle'.
But an orgy of violence proved that some were indeed intent on obstructing the first free elections.
Now those responsible explain how they nearly brought democracy down.
Have they now made their peace with the 'Rainbow Nation'?
In Part 1
: The negotiation to democracy is often hailed as a peaceful miracle.
We forget that during the dying days of Apartheid, South Africa was plunged into chaos by forces against change.
It was a wonder that elections happened at all.
Change was indeed a miracle, but it was a bloody one.
In Part 2
: January 1994, with three months to go until the groundbreaking elections, South Africa is in turmoil.
Right wing Afrikaners want an independent Volkstaat and Inkatha is intent on keeping the Zulu heartland intact.
Both movements want to stop the progress towards democracy and what's more, it seems a secret third force is fueling the conflict.
At stake is the dream of a non-racial democracy.
When Detective Sergeant Lisa Armstrong is assigned to a missing persons investigation, at first it seems like any other – tragic, but all too familiar.
As a Family Liaison Officer, she's trained never to get emotionally involved.
Her job is to support families during the worst time of their lives whilst also to be the eyes and ears of the police investigation; a cuckoo in the nest.
But there's something very different about this particular case...
With horror, Lisa realises she's got a personal connection with this frightened family; one that could compromise her and the investigation.
As she grapples to get justice for the grieving family, Lisa discovers it could come at a cost.
Random Breath Test 14
CBS Reality (DStv 132)
Random Breath Test is a high velocity observational documentary series that takes you straight onto Police frontlines in their neverending battle to stop the dangers posed by drivers who continue to get behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
We follow hard working and dedicated police officers across the length and breadth of Victoria as they come face to face with the often harrowing dangers posed by these drivers.
We'll witness all the drama and frustration that the police deal with day in and day out as they confront drivers who've either had too much to drink or are under the influence of illicit drugs.
Will they be under .05, negative or under arrest?
Wild but True with Robert Irwin
Wildlife, Nature, Documentary Series, Science
Wild but True is a fun and exciting biomimicry series that explores how nature and wildlife have influenced our modern day lives.
Find out how billions of years of nature's solutions are dramatically changing human lives.
Our hosts, 10-year-old naturalist Robert Irwin and science geek Isabel Yamazaki, combine their passion for nature with fascinating science facts.
The kids discover what ants can teach us about traffic control; what submarine designers have learnt from birds; how the humble butterfly can help us make better iPads; and how 'swarm-intelligence' is guiding a new generation of cooperative robots.
Together Robert and Isabel set off on an adventure-filled journey across the globe, showing how nature's blueprints make our world greener, safer and all round more fun.