Miss South Africa 2023
The 2023 Miss South Africa pageant will be held at the SunBet Arena at Time Square, Pretoria.
This is the first pageant to be broadcast on SABC3 since 2009.
The judges this year are:
Leandie du Randt (actress)
Thuso Mbedu (actress)
Devi Sankaree Govender (investigative journalist)
Jo-Ann Strauss (Miss South Africa 2000)
R'Bonney Nola Gabriel (reigning Miss Universe)
The initial Top 12 finalists represented five provinces - Gauteng had five, followed by the Western Cape, Northern Cape and Eastern Cape with two each while the North West boasted one finalist.
The winner of the People's Vote was Lungo Katete from Midrand who has a Master's degree in Architecture from the University of the Witwatersrand.
The Top 12 were reduced to a Top 7 in the Crown Chasers reality show which aired on S3 in the build-up to the final where one contestant was eliminated weekly.
For the Top 7 (and 12), with pictures, tap here:
TVSA Show Page: Miss South Africa 2023
The Kalawa Jazmee Story
Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
Documentary Series, Music
After a fierce rivalry in South African music history, how did two warring sworn enemies become one label?
The story of Kalawa Jazmee will explore the rivalry between two of South Africa's most iconic music labels: Kalawa and Jazmee.
A powerful merger between Kalawa, formed by Christos, Don Laka, Sebitlo and Oskido; and Jazmee formed by Jakarumba, Eugene (both members of the Kwaito group Trompies), Mojalefa, Sibiki and Mofokeng – created Kalawa Jazmee Records, a label that would take South Africa into its golden era of music.
Together, their unconventional ways earned them the title of bad boys, leading to one of the grittiest and most raw music genres of our time.
Aside from this, Kwaito's uncompromising attitude became the voice of the youth, while it also divided society.
Using re-enactments from their younger days, this four-part documentary show will follow the story of how the two labels fought over ownership of the hit song Sigiya Ngengoma that took South Africa by storm in 1994 and the subsequent impact it had on the music industry and culture.
Kalawa Jazmee Records has been a key player in the South African music scene since the early 1990s and has been a major force in popularising Kwaito music.
The label has produced some of the most iconic songs that have become part of South African pop culture and has helped shape the music scene in the country in a significant way.
Kalawa Jazmee Records has been a home to generations of prolific artists and legendary groups like Tropias, Boom Shaka, Mafikizolo, B.O.P, Bongo Muffin, Profesor, Uhuru, Zonke, Dj Zinhle, Black Motion, BigNuz, Busiswa and Vigro Deep, among others.
This docuseries promises to take you behind the scenes of South African music and transform what you think you know about the genre.
A Life in Ten Pictures 2
Me (DStv 115)
A series of extraordinary lives each unlocked by just a handful of images, from iconic shots to private snaps, their secrets revealed by those who know their stories best.
A famous figure's life, distilled into ten key turning points, captured in 10 iconic photographs.
What do these images reveal about their subjects? What secrets do they hide? Does the camera reveal the pain behind a smile?
In the Season 2 premiere, "Carrie Fisher": Carrie Fisher's image is famous around the world.
But just a handful of iconic shots and private snaps reveal a new story: it's an extraordinary life seen through a unique lens.
Also featured in Season 2 are Bruce Lee, Robin Williams, Alexander McQueen, Nelson Mandela and Ella Fitzgerald.
Mzansi Magic Music (DStv 321)
Documentary Series, Music
In the world of music, women have long been the unsung heroes, their powerful voices echoing through the ages, their stories inspiring generations.
This four-part docuseries recognises the indomitable strength of these voices and celebrates the personal and musical journeys of four top South African female musicians.
Her Story is a collection of personal stories that showcases the persevering spirit of our musical icons.
The series invites you into the intimate realities of Nhlanhla Mafu (Mafikizolo), Busiswa, Buhlebendalo (The Soil) and Nomfundo Moh, unveiling their triumphs and trials in the theatre of life.
Her Story is set in a theatrical play setting, designed to bring forth the raw emotions, drama and intensity that come with being a celebrated artist.
Each artist's unique essence and journey are captured, transforming the stage into a vivid representation of their individual stories.
, a founding member of Mafikizolo, is set to enchant with her soul-stirring vocals and ability to form a deep connection with her audience.
, discovered by Oskido, the CEO of Kalawa Jazmee Records, showcases her unique blend of genres and high-octane live performances.
, the powerhouse vocalist from the acclaimed acappella group The Soil, is famous for her compelling vocals and social commentary.
Her story is a testament to the transformative power of music.
Finally there's Nomfundo Moh
, a rising star who at 23 has already amassed accolades for her debut album.
Her Story is more than just a show; it's a celebration of the inspiring spirit of women in music.
The Happy Face Killer: Mind of a Monster
Investigation Discovery (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
True Crime, Documentary
This two-hour film takes an in-depth look at an iconic American serial killer case from the 1990s.
In 1995 when the body of a woman is found in Clark County, Washington, local detectives quickly apprehend long-haul truck driver Keith Jesperson.
A series of increasingly disturbing revelations suggest Jesperson's true identity is that of the serial murderer known only by his nickname, the Happy Face Killer.
Detective Rick Buckner plays a deadly game of cat and mouse with Jesperson to prove he is the Happy Face Killer and make sure he is apprehended before he kills again.
Guy's Ranch Kitchen 4
Food Network (DStv 175)
Guy Fieri invites his heavy-hitter chef friends over for a spontaneous Sunday cook-off.
Each chef comes up with unique, flavourful dishes that are easy enough for anyone to make at home.
In the Season 4 premiere, "Almost-Eggless Brunch": Not a fan of eggs, Guy is in a great mood because his chef friends are making an almost-eggless brunch.
starts off with halloumi cheese bites with beetroot chutney and turns brunch on its head with pineapple upside-down cornbread muffins.
dishes up a spin on a pasta favourite with his "caci-oat" pepe, and mixes up grapefruit daiquiris.
bakes cherry almond granola and fuses East and West with bagels topped with miso cream cheese and ikura.
offers up skirt steak tacos and a uniquely delicious tarte tatin.
In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Not Your Grandma's": Guy is looking for a spin on some classic family recipes.
makes palak paneer and a halwa-inspired carrot cake.
combines a Chinese favourite, pot stickers, with all-American cheesesteak then wows the crowd with his banana leaf-wrapped bass.
creates Polish pierogis inspired by the French countryside, a wood-fired oven roast chicken and a sidecar cocktail that'll drive you wild.
Plus, Guy's son Hunter
makes his ranch kitchen debut with fish tacos inspired by his Grandma Mimi and tortilla chips with his own salsa roja.
Where Are You? 2
HONEY (DStv 173)
A reality show that follows the lives of families whose loved ones vanished without a trace.
How have they coped so long with loss and its impact on their lives?
We see all the emotions as they try to locate their loved ones.
Will they find their family members? Dead or alive?
What is Wrong with Me?
HONEY (DStv 173)
Ordinary people narrate the physical and mental effects of dealing with a rare disease.
Patients, their family members and caregivers give insight into the hardships of living everyday life with a rare disease.
Yes, I Have HIV: Zimbabwe 2
HONEY (DStv 173)
Phyllis Mavushe, an HIV activist, helps people reveal their HIV-positive status for the first time to their loved ones.
She meets with each person to unpack their journey and how they contracted the virus.
Mavushe also helps families with an expert to face the truth and find a new way of living positively with the disease.