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New ‘Survivor SA’, ‘The Bachelorette SA’ & ‘Lioness’ in 2021

Tell them you are already in 2021.



It’s safe to say most are looking forward to 2021, with high hopes the coming year will pan out much better than the hectic rollercoaster ride that has been 2020. And just days after banging out a list of the 10 Most Anticipated Shows of 2021 , we continue our focus on the coming year in South African television shows you can start getting excited about.

With a slate of new prime time TV series and renewed seasons recently announced, it appears M-Net channel 101 is looking to hit the ground running. The channel is currently in production with a brand new series called Lioness, as well as the recently wrapped up filming of The Bachelorette and Survivor SA: Immunity Island.


Set to premiere in January 2021. After being framed for fraud committed by her husband shortly before his death, a woman loses her children, lover and freedom. Only to discover, eight years later, while trying to reunite with her son and daughters, that he is still alive. Lioness is created and produced by Ochre Moving Pictures.

Season one cast includes Shannon Esra (Still Breathing/The Queen/The River), Jacques Bessenger (Kanarie/Krotoa/Sink), Frank Rautenbach (Warrior/The Bang Bang Club/Faith Like Potatoes), Nokuthula Ledwaba (Reyka/The River/Rhythm City),  Gerald Steyn (Trackers/Fiela se Kind/Getrod met Rugby), Joshua Eady (Banged up and Abroad/Bring it on 6), Fiona Ramsay (Reyka/Homeland/Doubt), and amongst others Natasha Sutherland (Egoli: Plek van Goud/Wycliffe/Scandal!)

Watch ‘Lioness’ trailer here:


In February, follow the journey of M-Net’s first Bachelorette, Qiniso van Damme, and see how this season’s eligible young men compete for her affection. The gentlemen will take her on romantic dates and spend time getting to know her.


Each week there will be some tense eliminations until there are only two gentlemen left. Who will win Ms van Damme’s heart? Hosted by Jason Greer, The Bachelorette is produced by Rapid Blue.


Then in June, it’s all about outplaying, outsmarting and outwitting. Snakes hidden in plain sight and masterful blindsides. Popular reality series Survivor SA returns to your telly in 2021.

For the first time in the South African franchise’s history, the 8th season of Survivor SA: Immunity Island in partnership with the Eastern Cape Development Corporation has been filmed locally in South Africa (Eastern Cape Coast). Award-winning personality Nico Panagio returns as host, and Survivor SA: Immunity Island is produced by Afrokaans.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to land on Disney+ in February

Welcome to Wakanda!




Black Panther Wakanda Forever

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are in for a treat. Disney+ has announced that 1 February marks the arrival of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” The blockbuster will be joining 16 other on the streaming platform.


Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.

As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor, ruler of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, is now playing in theaters. 

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The Shocking Fallout of Black Motion

Tensions have reportedly escalated.




They are one of South Africa’s most revered music duos.

Their discography packs both blockbuster club bangers and lush delights for lovers of House with a transcendental African sonic flair. And the explosive fallout of Black Motion, which has been splashed across the internet long before reaching the courts, has shocked many.

Loved for their electrifying live performances and awe-inspiring chemistry, Mörda and Smol have always seemed like musical soulmates. But that relationship seems to have reached a bitter end.

In 2022, rumours of their reported split triggered a frenzy on the internet. Following the uproar, the group’s members Bongani Mohosana, who now goes as Mörda, and Smol (real name Roy Thabo Mabogwane), jointly calmed fears that they had fallen out.

It had been said the break would be temporary, as Mörda moved to focus on the release of his solo studio album.

Far from it, it now seems. The parties have escalated things to court.

According to reports, Black Motions have confirmed that they had pressed charges against Mörda for alleged housebreaking and theft.

A court order by the High Court in Gauteng posted on social media has ordered Morda to “restore possession of a recording studio apparatus” to the group by 13 January, at 5pm. 

Black Motion shared snaps of the alleged damage caused by Morda – a broken door and stolen equipment.


It looks like we won’t be getting a new Black Motion album with Mörda anytime soon.

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Reality Shows

Inside the Big Brother Titans Premiere!

South Africa and Nigeria unite under Biggie’s roof.




Sunday, 15 February 2023, marks the roaring arrival of BBTitans.


The highly anticipated social experiment brings under Biggie’s roof housemates from both South Africa and Nigeria. And for 72 days, we will be splashed with the finest in South African and Nigerian swag, banter, romance and all the trappings of a fun-filled, dramatic and – we’d hope – an entertaining show.

A first of its kind, the social experiment assembles the most colourful personalities from the two nations to outwit, outplay and outsmart each other in a bid to get their hands on a massive bag, life-changing bag!

In addition to a number of lofty prizes that will likely be on the line throughout the season, the winner of the show will also be walking away, a whopping grand prize of US $100 000 (over R1,7 million) is up for grabs for the one who trounces his Housemates to charm audiences across the continent.

That’s not all; the amount of social capital, celebrity and opportunities for lucrative brand deals after the show, all form part of the career-launching lift-off that comes with being on the popular franchise.

Both Big Brother Mzansi host Lawrence Maleka and Big Brother Naija’s Ebuka Obi-Uchendu will co-host this debut season.

Fans of Big Brother Mzansi and Big Brother Naija in the diaspora are not left out as Showmax will stream the show in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and about 50 other countries.

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