New on TV today: Monday 13 November

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 13 Nov 2023
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Channel: Star Life (DStv 167 / Openview 110)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Telenovela, Supernatural


A tale of two gifted sisters, Divya and Drishti, one of whom can see the future while the other has the power to alter it.

They acquired these abilities from a gem that was placed in their mother's womb while they were on their way into the world.

However, an evil force, Pishachini, forces them to part ways.


Star Life explores the power to change the future in Divya-Drishti
New! Divya-Drishti Teasers - November 2023

What Makes a Man

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Documentary Series

What Makes a Man

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a severe problem plaguing South African communities, with the country experiencing high levels of violence against women and children.

This three-part documentary series seeks to spark sustained conversation that drives meaningful action.

MTV Shuga: What Makes a Man is executive produced by and features the star of MTV Shuga Down South, Ayanda Makayi.

The issue of GBV is close to Ayanda's heart having played the role of Sol, a GBV perpetrator, on MTV Shuga Down South.

In this series Ayanda asks himself the question "What Makes a Man?". Having recently become a new father, he seeks to set an example to his son.

The series tackles the subject of GBV as a collective societal issue that can only be solved if everyone unites in the fight against it.

The documentary includes notable South Africans including TV personality and activist Andile Gaelesiwe, musician Big Zulu, rapper Maglera DoeBoy, MTV Base Culture Squad member Uncle Vinny and radio personality Bujy Bikwa, who himself was charged with assault after an incident with media personality Boity Thulo.

The docu-series seeks to leave you asking questions, recognising that we are all part of the issue and equally so a part of the solution.

By asking ourselves "What Makes a Man?" we are learning and unlearning harmful behaviours that are going to be fundamental towards starting conversations that will drive meaningful change.

In the series premiere: Host Ayanda Makayi emotionally opens up to his unborn son on the man and father he hopes to be.

Ayanda also engages on issues such as bullying and how they can manifest in unhealthy and dangerous behaviours that can lead to gender-based violence.

With the understanding that the issue of GBV is one that affects our immediate communities, Ayanda journeys to his home engaging his mom on the issue and speaks to pupils at his former high school on what really makes a man.

Forbidden: Dying for Love 2

Channel: Real Time (DStv 155)
TX Time: 22h30
Genre: True Crime, Docu-Drama

Forbidden: Dying for Love 2

The jaw-dropping stories of forbidden love: relationships that break taboos, cross boundaries, shock communities and lead to extraordinary and shocking crimes.

Each episode follows the escalating story of a relationship across a social and moral divide that culminated in deadly violence.

In the Season 2 premiere, "The Sergeant and the Schoolgirl": When high school senior Michelle Miller joins the Future Soldiers program, she sees it as the first step to realising her dream of enlisting in the Army.

But a forbidden affair with her recruiter risks her career in the Army, and her future itself.

Minki en Vriende 2

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Talk Show, Lifestyle, Afrikaans, Advertiser-Funded

Minki en Vriende 2

Minki Mondays are undergoing a transformation, and it's #SquadGoals to say the least.

This time Minki gathers her friends and together they make magic.

Minki remains the head girl, of course, while Herman Lensing dishes up scrumptious seven-ingredient dishes.

This season we bid farewell to Farren Cloete and Ingrid Jones and say hello to Arlene Styl, a tech guru who provides insightful commentary on technological questions.

Stylist Saskia Hill's fashion insert has also had a makeover.

There are conversations about race, faith, stereotypes, gender issues and much more.


Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Docu-Reality, Music


He's one of the foremost Maskandi artists, and he and his 1980s pop star-turned-pastor wife have been 'Couple Goals' before the hashtag even existed.

They are Bheki 'Ihhashi Elimhlophe' and Linah Ngcobo – SA entertainment titans whose children have also crafted careers in showbiz.

Now the Ngcobo family is giving us a front-row seat into their lives in Ofuze.

The series will show the family like you've never seen them, as the younger generation attempt to break free of the rules and restrictions set out to them by their parents.

Over the years, we've seen the Ngcobo clan grace our screens, but now that the kids are older it's clear all that glitters is not gold.

On the multigenerational Ofuze, we will see that while Mr. and Mrs. Ngcobo have carved out a path for themselves, it hasn't been a bed of roses for their four children, especially since their loving parents rule with an iron fist.

'Nepo babies' might be the hot topic in Hollywood, but to say it's been an easy path for the younger Ngcobo generation couldn't be further from the truth.

First up there is Nathi Ngcobo, the opinionated first-born son who is a father of four.

Keen to carve out his own path outside of the family business, we follow as he tries to run his family his own way.

The first-born daughter is actress and TV host Ntombi Mzolo, whose role in the family is that of mediator.

A mother and wife, she has been battling her own demons since the loss of two of her children.

Will she be able to catch the inner light she's been chasing?

Third-born Jabu is a father who has his own commitment issues – much to the horror of his traditional parents.

He wants to move out of home but refuses to get married, which is the condition placed on all Ngcobo children if they want to have their own space.

Then there is the last born, Vusiwe, whose megawatt smile hides a secret she's been keeping from almost everyone in the family.

In a long-term relationship with her partner, will he finally pop the question and therefore free her from the warm clutches of her parents – and will her double life catch up with her?

Ofuze is about a tightknit family navigating their own unique challenges of life under the spotlight.

Will the Ngcobo parents loosen their grip on their kin, or is freedom a dream the younger generation will continue to fight for?

Can their love overcome all challenges, or will personal dreams threaten the family legacy?

Head High

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Drama

Head High

This drama series is about the hopes, dreams and expectations of high school rugby in New Zealand, told through the eyes of rugby mum Renee, her rugby coach husband Vince and their whanau.

Mana and Tai Roberts are star players of Southdown High School's First IX, which under the guidance of their stepfather and coach Vince O'Kane, has just made it into Auckland's premiere tournament, the 1A.

Stakes are high – the struggling, low-decile school desperately needs a win.

But the team takes a blow when Christian Deering – Southdown High First IX captain and Mana's best friend – is poached by their bitter rivals, wealthy neighbouring private school Saint Isaac's College.

This sets in motion an all-out war between the two schools.

In the series premiere: When struggling Southdown High School make it into the elite Auckland 1A rugby tournament, their rivals, wealthy Saint Isaac's College, start to play dirty.


Channels in this post: Star Life, SABC2, Real Time, VIA, Mzansi Wethu


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