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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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Inside the Star-Studded Season 2 Teaser for Young, Famous & African

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Young and Famous Netflix season 2

Today, Netflix released the official teaser for the second season of the hit unscripted reality series, Young, Famous & African.

This season sees the return of Africa’s most famous and fabulous, as they embrace life and love on the richest square mile on the continent. This time,  however, a few new faces promise to make their mark in Africa’s most elite group.

Enter Bonang Matheba, South Africa’s entertainment industry darling whose presence certainly ruffles a few feathers;  Fantana, Ghanaian-American rapper and all-round superstar who quickly makes her mark on the group and Luis Munana from Namibia, former Big Brother Africa contestant and entrepreneur extraordinaire who brings the heat from the onset. 

The all-star cast of season one returns to face a lot of unanswered questions like what happened between Diamond Platnumz, Andile Ncube and Zari Hassan after the chance encounters between the trio in Diamond’s home,  and what is the status of everyone’s friendships after many arguments, loads of drama, and a pot stir or two from Khanyi Mbau and Nadia Nakai.  

Also worth looking out for is the appearance of model and socialite Sebabatso Mothibi, as well as the supermodel and actress, Rosette Ncwana, both of whom share a relationship history with Andile.

Given the drama and tension from the previous season, how does this play into the existing dynamic on the show?

Season two of Young, Famous & African launches only on Netflix on 19 May 2023 worldwide. 

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A First Look into The Real Housewives of Johannesburg S3!

Joburg, you are up! RHOJ is billed to make a splashy return 19 May.




The Real Housewives of Johannesburg S3 has been revealed. Photo: M-Net.

After suffering a number of production delays that spanned years, and that one unfortunate canning of the lost season, the Real Housewives of Johannesburg will be making a comeback on 19 May, 20:30 on 1Magic.

As Quench previously reported, it looks like glam Queen Mpho Mops will be a no-show for the looming season. Hers was an explosive departure, which followed the damning allegations of infidelity she faced at the season 2 reunion.

Fans will, however, be delighted to hear that Lethabo ‘LeJoy’ Mathabo and Lebo ‘Jojo’ Mokoena will be returning as seasoned gold-carrying full-time cast members in season 3. The two look to continue where they left off in 2019.

Among other pressing charges, Lebo might have to explain the alleged giant plastic cake at her wedding to Johannesburg businessman Lebo Gunguluza, from whom she is now divorced. Viewers will likely get front-row seats into her new life.

LeJoy might have to spill on what happened on that one fateful night at the Durban July.

… Or not. Based on the cast reveal, the returning girlies might have to clock in.

There are fresh faces on the cast, which will likely shift the dynamics and overall direction of the popular franchise.

Mamus Koka, Marelli Bentley, Nicole Watson and Thobekile Mdlalose will all be making their debuts as the new line-up.

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‘Asylum’ By Uncle Waffles certified GOLD in a Week

The viral sensation is running up the numbers with her autumn release.




Within 7 business days of its splashy arrival, Uncle Waffles’ sophomore tape, ‘Asylum’, has reached gold status.

‘Asylum’ is Uncle Waffles’ sophomore tape.

The 7-track project, which contains the blockbuster viral sensation ‘yahyuppiyah, shipped over 12 500 units in its first week. The official single’s delayed landing is likely to have helped the EP to run up impressive numbers.

Ms. Zwane recruited over 17 collaborators for the project.

After all, the song has been the darling of Tik Tok challenges around the world, many of which relied on the audio snippet being circulated without an official release.

Spanning just over 38 minutes in duration, the EP plays up to the disc jockey’s reputation for banging out addictive hooks with massive social media appeal. Working with 17 collaborators, Waffles confidently delivers her own take on Amapiano’s increasingly fluid soundscape.

The project arrives as the 23-year-old takes her tour to the US, where she’s covering venues in several states. This past weekend, Uncle Waffles made her debut at Coachella.

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