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First Look at the Girlies on Temptation Island SA

The single huns are finally here.



Two things; we are excited about the upcoming season of Temptation Island South Africa because the international versions of the popular reality show franchise are a good distraction in a crisis. More importantly, we appreciate the fact the show’s cast reflects the diverse demographic in South Africa, something we’re glad to see the major channels taking seriously.

No one wants that Love Island SA fiasco to happen ever again.

QuenchSA recently revealed the single bachelors featured on the highly anticipated reality show, which will premiere on Showmax on 26 August 2021. Drool over the 10 hot singletons here, or just check out some of the game they pledge.

We now get to have a look at the 10 single ladies taking part on Temptation Island South Africa. There’s something there for everyone, from actresses to rap queens to yoga instructors. I’d first chat up the yoga instructor with questions about the aftermath of yoga please.

Chile anyway. Meet the girlies


28 | Joburg  | Group exercise trainer and model 

Angelique is a charismatic woman ready to manifest her dream man the way she’s manifested her wildest dreams, like appearing on two dating reality TV shows in a year: Temptation Island South Africa and The Longest Date.

“I’m definitely here for adventure and love,” says Angelique, who says her power of seduction is in her eyes and that her ideal date would be Aquaman.


23 | Joburg and Cape Town | Entrepreneur 

Bontle is looking for a guy with whom she can enjoy the finer things in life; only power players need apply. Her power of seduction? “My honesty and my sweetness.”

“I entered Temptation Island because I’m looking for love and a partner to spend the rest of my life with,” says the swimwear line owner.  “And I believe I’m an entertainer and my personality has to be seen.”


21 | Joburg  | Musician and promoter 

If your momma ever warned you about independent and confident queens, Dimpho is who she had in mind. This vivacious social butterfly is looking for a man who won’t cower when the whole room turns to watch her every move.

“I entered Temptation Island to find love and have fun at the same time,” says Dimpho, who believes her power of seduction is in her eyes.


29 | Joburg | Actress  

You’ll recognise Eve from her roles in the 2021 South African Film and Television Awards winner Tydelike Terminaal and Hhayi Bo Mnakwethu, among other things. Brutally honest and proud, Eve has had her fair share of tumultuous relationships and she took a year out of dating to reflect. She’s not looking for a traditional setup and she sees Temptation Island as the perfect space to find a love she can design.

She’s looking for “teddy bear love” from “someone who is definitely supportive in all areas of life.” She believes her power of seduction is her presence and her personality.


26 | Joburg | Rap queen 

This rap queen is not looking for a groupie – she’s looking for a real man. Gigi is ready to dominate the dating scene just like she dominates the charts with her killer bars. She’s no shrinking violet and she’s not afraid to walk away from a relationship that’s not right for her.

“I’ve always watched the international franchise and I’ve always wanted to be part of a cast,” says Gigi. “I’m looking for a hunk to take home, which would be amazing because I haven’t had any luck on the streets.”


24 | Joburg  | Yoga instructor, wellness entrepreneur and model 

This cosmopolitan woman grew up in Limpopo but recently moved back to Joburg, after a couple of years in the States. A former beauty queen, she’s discovered her inner peace as a yoga instructor and she’s ready to share her special energy with someone new.

“My power of seduction is that I am the epitome of black girl magic,” says Lerato. “I just really embrace who I am and love my skin.”


26 | Durban | Business owner 

Lilita isn’t one to mess around – she runs her own life and her own businesses and she’s not afraid to speak her mind. After seven months of being single, she’s looking for a straight-talking man to romance her.

“I entered Temptation Island because I wanted to try something new,” says Lilita, who adds that her power of seduction is “my eyes and my personality.”


22 | Joburg | Co-business owner, model and interior designer 

Coco is the girl next door who captures men’s hearts. She co-owns an upholstery company with her mother, who’s also her best friend. She’s made it her life’s mission to understand how guys tick – and she has a few tricks up her sleeve for getting just what she wants.

“My power of seduction would definitely be my sass,” says Coco.


31 | Joburg | Event coordinator 

With a vibrant, bubbly energy, Palesa loves to flirt her way around a party. She’s been single for a year, and she’s ready to show South Africa how she’s got her groove back and is ready for romance.

She admits she entered Temptation Island on a workplace dare, but says she is ultimately looking for her soulmate. Her power of seduction? “The way I look at you is going to tell you I am interested,” she says.


28 | Joburg | NGO founder, broadcaster and activist 

Don’t be fooled by the piercings and tattoos – Zinhle grew up in Pietermaritzburg as a good girl in a strict home. She’s looking for a man who won’t be intimidated by her independence and who can match her drive and ambition. Her guy needs to have a sense of humour and not try to change who she is.

“My power of seduction is being myself and me being authentic,” says Zinhle, who is also on The Longest Date. “Also, I’m good with touch…”

Produced by Afrokaans Film & Television (Survivor SA), Temptation Island South Africa is the first international reality TV series format Showmax has licensed. Distributed by Banijay Rights, the global distribution arm of Banijay, Temptation Island is a Teen Choice-nominated pop culture phenomenon, which has been adapted 25 times and counting.

Temptation Island South Africa premieres on 26 August 2021, with new episodes every Thursday until 4 November 2021.


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

Look at the material!




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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