New on TV today: Sunday 9 April

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 09 Apr 2023
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Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama


isiNdebele drama series set in Mpumalanga which takes place against the backdrop of a great chiefdom facing a succession crisis.

The series takes us to Mpumalanga's countryside, home to the  chiefdom of Komkhulu, ruled by Chief Masoso Mbonani (Johannes Mandla Mnguni), a young Ndebele king.

With the backdrop of a chiefdom that is one of the richest in the province, Chief Masoso's life is at stake if he cannot produce an heir to the throne.

The dynamic and charming king turns into a desperate man as he struggles to find a way to protect his chiefdom and secure the future of his dynasty, before he risks others taking control of the throne.

Chief Masoso's uncle and village headman Hlangabeza (Sipho Mbele) sees an opportunity to assume the role of king – and so a power struggle begins within the family, launching into a series of tragic events.

Komkhulu thus explores the complexities and destruction of power struggles.

As the series unfolds, the kingdom experiences a transitional period resulting in a new generation that will eventually rock the biggest and richest chiefdom in the province.

The series is steeped in mysticism, chronicling the rise and fall of one of the most famous and powerful chiefdoms, while reminiscent of the most beloved cultural folk tales.

TVSA Show Page: Komkhulu

S'jola Sonke

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality

S'jola Sonke

An unscripted look at 21st century mjolo (courtship) in Mzansi as couples and singles redefine love and monogamy.

S'jola Sonke explores variety of relationships from dating to engaged to married.

Three couples and 17 singles, who believe in having more than two people in an intimate relationship, embark on a four-week journey to find love.

The couples and singles openly date each other until they find their ideal combination, or for some, combinations.

If singles fail to make a connection with any of the couples, they run the risk of being kicked out.

On the show, among a mix of love complications, there's the new-age couple who after dating for eight years are explorers and don't have any boundaries... or do they?

There's also the new couple who met on 17 December 2022 and were engaged 14 days later, debating the mechanics of s'thembu (polygamy) in their relationship.

Finally, there's the adventurous couple who were friends for two years before becoming lovers.

The show is hosted by Kope Makgae, supported by registered clinical psychologist Anele Siswana.

Love Match Atlanta

Channel: E! (DStv 124)
TX Time: 17h15
Genre: Docu-Reality

Love Match Atlanta

Love Match Atlanta gives a glimpse into the personal and professional lives of five of Atlanta's hottest matchmakers.

The docuseries takes you inside the competitive and drama-filled social scene of Atlanta's exclusive matchmaking industry.

Each of the matchmakers, who are both friends and frenemies, use their distinct methodology, charm and skill while competing for the hearts and dollars of Black Atlanta's most eligible singles.

Celebrating the business of Black love, the series follows these highly sought-after matchmakers as they work to outmaneuver their competitors.

These professionals balance the drama in their own lives as they hustle to match high-profile singles who are on the hunt for the ultimate relationship and willing to pay top dollar.

Get to know the matchmakers and their businesses:

Shae Primus
CEO of the Middle-Class Matchmaker

A certified matchmaker who seeks to connect single, middle-class professionals looking for a partner, Shae requires her clients to meet with a trained psychologist to determine whether they're mentally ready for love and healthy enough to be a match for her discerning clientele.

As much as everyone dreams of a fairytale, Shae always keeps it real.

Recently single, this mother of two is just as determined to find love for herself as she is for others.

Kelli Fisher and Tana Gilmore
Co-Owners of the Matchmaking Duo

Kelli Fisher and Tana Gilmore have found major success for more than 12 years helping the most boss women in the country.

With recruiters all over, Kelli and Tana not only dominate the scene in Hotlanta, but they are also one of the most sought-after matchmaking service for Black women in the US.

They require clients in their program to take relationship coaching, image consulting and have a photo shoot.

This thorough process takes about two months before clients are polished enough to go on their first date.

Joseph Dixon
CEO/Founder & Matchmaker at

As a straight Black man in the matchmaking industry, Joseph is something of an Atlanta unicorn.

He started his own "Real Black Love" dating app in 2013 and it quickly grew to have nearly 500,000 members.

He met his girlfriend, Paris, through his dating app and she now serves as his business partner.

He parlayed his success with the app and natural matchmaking abilities into a burgeoning in-person business with a success rate of over 75%.

His clientele ranges from businessmen to creatives to athletes and it can cost up to $30,000 to be part of his Elite subscription.

Ming Clark
Owner of Color Blind International

After having a horrible dating experience while making her way in the beauty industry, Ming switched careers and became a matchmaker herself.

After only one year, she met a client who became her husband and their union helped conceptualise her vision to focus on interracial dating.

Clients who are looking to meet someone outside of their social or cultural circle come to Ming if they can afford her pricey services that can cost up to $100,000.

Her dates are usually high-adrenaline and experiential to give singles a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

A Bee's Diary

Channel: S3
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary

A Bee's Diary

In a beehive, tens of thousands of tiny animals work toward a common goal: the survival of the colony.

But what is life like for an individual honeybee? A Bee's Diary tells that story.

Scientists are learning that each bee in a hive is an individual, with its own personality.

Some dance, some dream. Some are timid, some are brave. Some are smart, some... not so much.

Discover their world as it's never been seen before, detailing how they respond and adapt to the world around them, from new weather patterns to old, familiar enemies.

From birth to death, we follow these remarkable creatures, capturing the beauty of their world and the drama that comes with being a bee.

Told from the point of view of just two bees - an elderly "winter bee" who nurtures the new generation and a young forager who grows as the colony expands - this special reveals the secrets of a bee's life from a completely new perspective.

Survivor 42

Channel: Me (DStv 115)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality Competition

Survivor 42

After 20 years, Survivor continues to evolve when 18 new players face one of the most intense versions of the game ever.

This season continues to define a bold new era of the series with the return of risky beware advantages, game-changing twists, and a relentless pace that will push these castaways to their limits.

Values will be tested and the players' motivations highlighted when the fierce competition unfolds on the beautiful islands of Fiji.

These determined players will be divided into three tribes of six and face a faster, more extreme season from the moment they step foot on the beach.

The unpredictable situations will test even the strongest competitor, as food is scarce, rewards and supplies are minimal, and the mental and physical challenges force players to make impossible decisions and adjust their strategies, while still navigating the complex social game.

The individuals competing on Season 42 are from diverse backgrounds and bring a fresh perspective to this new era of the game; but the ultimate goal remains the same: to outwit, outplay and outlast.

In the end, only one will remain to claim the title of Sole Survivor and win the $1-million prize.


Shows in this post: Komkhulu

Channels in this post: Mzansi Magic, E! Africa, SABC3, Me


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