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New Premiere Date for BET Africa’s Isono Announced

Update on premiere date of BET Africa’s new daily drama Isono!



BET Africa Drama Isono

After several delays, BET Africa has finally committed to a premiere date of its highly-anticipated daily drama, Isono. The drama series is scheduled to air on Monday, 28 September 2020 on DSTV channel 129 at 21h30.

It was originally slated to debut on the 27th of July 2020. However, production of the show was temporarily postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Couple that with the national lockdown restrictions that didn’t allow actors to move around, it would be a while before we got any updates on the series. In the meantime, BET Africa teased us with posts of new cast members that joined the daily drama.


The channel, along with the production company of the show Clive Morris Productions (CMP) have confirmed that the cast and crew have all returned to the set and production is underway. Another preview to whet your appetite was dropped on the channel’s YouTube page with snippets of what to expect.



Mark the date on Monday, 28 September 2020 as your weekdays will never be the same again! Tune in to DSTV channel 129 at 21h30 to catch daily episodes of BET Africa original drama, Isono.

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The Bachelorette SA Qiniso Chooses Gareth

Deets on everything that unfolded at The Bachelorette SA Finale



The Bachelorette SA Finale

For weeks on end, fans of The Bachelorette South Africa were kept in the dark about which potential suitor stole Qiniso Van Damme’s heart. The choice was simple, pick between Henk (Swazi) Nel and Gareth Ehret to sail off into the sunset. For one, the fairy-tale ending was about to commence, while for the other, weeks of courting would’ve amounted to nothing.

That’s the name of the game! 

In the end, The Bachelorette handed the final rose to Gareth. The 27 year old digital marketer, in return, gave her a beautiful Jack Friedman ring as a symbol of his love and commitment. The finale was an emotional rollercoaster for viewers of the reality show. One could only imagine the emotional toll that the entire season was for the bachelorette.


Before she took her decision, Qiniso went on final dates with both men and each had the chance to meet Qiniso’s family, which consisted of her sister, brother and mother. After some intense and fun conversations, it seemed that some of the family had really taken a liking to Swazi, but they stated that the final decision would rest with her.

The Bachelorette SA Finale

Unfortunately for 29-year-old cricketer Swazi, his journey with Qiniso came to an end. Swazi walked up the stairs of Pezula’s castle and poured out his heart with a ring in hand. Qiniso reminisced about how he was the first man out of the limo and how they had grown so much together throughout the show, but she could not accept his ring.

After making what she calls the hardest decision of her life, a tearful Qiniso was consoled by a sad but stoic Swazi, who said she had made the right decision for her.

Fortuned seemed to have favoured Gareth. He reminisced about his time in the mansion and how his feeling grew every time he saw her. He went on to say that he has never connected with someone on the same level that he connects with her and that he loves her.

He then presented her with a ring as a symbol of their future. Qiniso expressed her gratitude for all he had sacrificed and that she too was in love with him, as she accepted his ring saying, “I can not…see my life without you.” She then handed Gareth the final rose.

The Bachelorette Finale

While we were happy that Qiniso finally got her happy-ever-after moment, we could only imagine how distraught Henk must’ve been. There hasn’t been any announcement of whether Henk may be the next Bachelor. As we wait to find out, we’ve seen enough to appreciate the fact that any woman would be lucky to bad a hunk like Henk is!

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SAFTA 2021 Hosts Announced

ing Lerato Kganyago, Lasizwe and Coconut Kelz amongst the show’s joint pilots.



The South African Film & Television Awards (SAFTAs) are gearing to deliver a much anticipated virtual celebration of local Film & Television talent. And now the event, set to take place on 22nd of May 2021 at 19:00 on Mzansi Magic , has announced their lineup of hosts.

Befitting of a glamorous celebratory event, the SAFTAs will have a red-carpet experience with a difference. This year, the red carpet will be streamed live on the SAFTAs YouTube Channel on Saturday 22 May at 18:30. Your hosts for this innovative and fun event will be the fabulous LaSizwe and the gorgeous Lerato Kganyago.

The Craft Awards, set to take place on 21 May & streamed live on the SAFTAs YouTube channel at 19:00 will be hosted by the multi-talented Tracey Lange & SA’s funny girl and satirist, Coconut Kelz. gear up to host an unforgettable virtual celebration of local Film & Television talent, the SAFTAs is proud to announce Dineo Langa, Mpho Popps, & Graeme Richards as the official SAFTAs Main Awards Show hosts, scheduled to take place on Saturday, 22nd of May 2021 at 19:00 on Mzansi Magic channel 161 on DStv & S3.

Befitting of a glamorous celebratory event, the SAFTAs will have a red-carpet experience with a difference. This year, the red carpet will be streamed live on the SAFTAs YouTube Channel on Saturday 22 May at 18:30. Your hosts for this innovative and fun event will be the fabulous LaSizwe and the gorgeous Lerato Kganyago.

The Craft Awards, set to take place on 21 May & streamed live on the SAFTAs YouTube channel at 19:00 will be hosted by the multi-talented Tracey Lange & SA’s funny girl and satirist, Coconut Kelz.

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The Bachelorette SA Men Tell All

The men reflected on their season one journey.



Last night (Thursday,14 May, at 19:30) on a riveting and revealing the Bachelorette South Africa Men Tell All, the big characters from the season bared it all. The charming and charismatic host Jason Greer led the proceedings of a very special and intimate episode that saw the men confront each other and face Qiniso for the first time after leaving the mansion.

The men got straight into it as they spoke about everything from their red carpet moments to the group dates and antics. There were many hard questions asked as they confronted each other about their motives, their expectations, disappointments, and regrets.

The gentlemen in the Men Tell All, who lit up South Africa with their moments, were Vuyani, Franco, Kyran, Aviwe, Ruan, Lunga, Peter, Dylan, Craig, and Cameron. In a mansion filled with men all looking to win the heart of one woman, bromances formed and egos clashed. Qiiniso then met with them to answer their big questions: could they have done more, and did some of them feel led on?

Red carpet feels

The men opened up about how they felt on that red carpet. There were many nervous men; Craig went through a lot of emotions and had some insecurity, Lunga said the limo driver almost had to force him out, and Ruan had planned to give Qiniso a smouldering look, but as he exited the limo, that all faded away.

Vuyani learnt not to underestimate anyone as he did not think much of Ruan, only for The Bachelorette’s “King of the North,” Ruan, to get the first impression rose.

Platter, interruptions, and failed plans: Craig’s antics in the mansion

Craig was thrust into the limelight once again as he tried to explain himself and his actions. Having arrived, he felt a little intimidated as everyone had made their groups and plans, so he decided to do his own thing. Vuyani said that he was now okay with Craig interrupting him with the fruit platter, but Lunga was irritated with him as he interrupted him and Qiniso’s game of cards as they were talking about the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Jason brings up the bro code; you didn’t want to jeopardise anyone in a vulnerable position, and you didn’t want to interrupt anyone’s conversation at the wrong point. This is something that triggered Franco as he lashed out at Craig for trying to interfere with his plans for an improvised one-on-one date with Qiniso.

Franco said he had told everyone about his plans, but Craig, Ruan, and Kyran all admitted that they had no idea of his plan. Franco was clearly still bitter about Craig’s actions. In a hilarious gesture, Craig offered everyone a platter.

Why so serious Peter?

 Peter started by stating how he thought some of the guys were not as serious about the processes as he was. Franco and Peter confronted Dylan and Cameron about jumping in the pool. Franco thought that Dylan was genuine but thought Cameron was playing the game. Peter then tried to call out Cameron as well as the tension in the room was turned up.

Strategy was a big part of the show, and the men spoke about what they thought about it. Ruan spoke about how it was harder with more men in the mansion, but it got easier as it went along.

Franco elaborated on his comments about there be five actors and four real people; he thought Dylan and Cameron were genuine enough, but he thought that Peter was very different on and off the camera. He laid into Peter by saying, “ I think you were acting about your feelings towards Qiniso because, firstly, if you knew her for fourteen years, you’d try and pronounce her name properly.” This was a statement that brought a lot of awkward reactions from the other men.

Vuyani and Peter spoke about their friendship and the moment it was tested. Vuyani said that at the end of the day, it was an honest answer at the time, but Peter holds no grudge against Vuyani.

Love was in the air

If there was one person that wore his heart on his sleeve was Aviwe. And he went on to talk about his amazing bracelet from Qiniso, something Peter admitted to being jealous of. Peter revealed that he found love, as he has a serious girlfriend and they live together with his dog Dexter the Destroyer.

Qiniso sets the record straight

The lovely and fierce Bachelorette South Africa Qiniso joined the gentlemen and was ready for all their questions, and there were many.

Kyran opened up first and tried to explain himself and his actions to her. He began with an apology and went on to try to explain his actions to Qiniso. She was quick to forgive him and it was resolved really well.

Ruan said that Qiniso might have put him back in his shell as it was stressful being around her a lot. They both acknowledged how they had an amazing sense of humour. Ruan then opened up about why he pulled away as he realised that someone else suited her better than he did.

Craig had another surprise on the night, as South Africa discovered that he and Qiniso might have been related. It was something that affected him, but that wasn’t the reason she sent him home. She sent him home due to the way he wooed her.

Lunga tried to also clear up his comments to Qiniso, as she did not like being compared to other women. He also wanted to tell her that she wasn’t telling her to shut up. She told him that he hopes he learnt a lesson on patriarchy.

She then went on to speak to Perter and Vuyani. Qiniso also then told Peter that she saw that he had not progressed past their childhood friendship. Peter revealed that he is in a relationship, and Qiniso was genuinely happy for him. In terms of Vuyani, Qiniso revealed that she did not let him go because of his religious beliefs but that she went with her gut.

Qiniso then talks about Keelan and his exit. She does not regret telling Keelan that he was a coward when he left. Dylan then spoke out about his exit and how he didn’t know how he felt. He then went on to defend Keelan by saying that he was brave for acknowledging his indecisiveness. Franco thought that they were taking the spots of other men that wanted to be in the mansion.

Qiniso spoke very highly of Aviwe and how amazing he was. She respected his bravery but could not lead him on cause she wasn’t in the same place. Cameron and Qiniso then spoke about trust. It was a conversation that got a little tense as he felt that there was a miscommunication.

It was an entertaining night filled with laughs, tension, closure, and love in the first Bachelorette South Africa Men Tell All, as the men confronted each other and Qiniso answered some of their pressing questions.


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