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DStv debuts four telenovelas this August.

Telenovela fans unite! This August, DStv is turning up the romance, passion and drama on your screens with four new telenovelas.

With football season kicking off this month, DStv subscribers will be spoilt for choice with a television world filled with entertainment variety. And while the football fans are gearing up for a jam-packed season, telenovela fans are getting ready to immerse themselves in the world of intrigue, ridiculously good-looking characters, over-the-top villains, and gripping (and often outlandish) plots with classic rags-to-riches tales.

This month, DStv brings viewers four more reason to stay glued to their screens.

The Monday 17:00 CAT timeslot on M-Net City now belongs to the telenovela Sparkling Girls in which three housekeepers find fame and fortune when their music goes viral, but then have to deal with a jealous and vindictive singer will do whatever it takes to tear them apart. Thereafter, at 18:00 CAT, M-Net City viewers can watch the Brazilian series Side by Side, which scooped an International Emmy Award for Best Telenovela. It explores the friendship of two women in the early 20th century in a country where the divisions of wealth, power and class still prevailed. 

Telemundo on DStv has launched For Love & Justice, a somewhat sinister tale of intrigue and passionate romance that will have you on the edge of your seat. The storyline follows the story of Lucía Durán, who has just been released from jail having served an 11-year sentence for a crime she didn’t commit. Tune in on Mondays at 18:00 CAT, for a weekly dose of drama, intrigue and deceit.

It gets even better as eTV Africa has also added to your telenovela binge night with Gold Diggers, airing Mondays at 22:00 CAT. The much awaited Gold Diggers is an intriguing story which brings key issues affecting the South African working class to the fore. It explores the various dynamics of love, money, family feuds, debts and economically motivated relationships. It is set against the strong backdrop of the mining industry. Gold Diggers also portrays a family run by a strong female character with the patriarch as a missing figure. The telenovela also highlight traditions and culture in the modern world, as well as social issues such as health, education and prostitution.

The much-loved Saloni on Zee World will makes return on your screens after a four-month break from Wednesday, 26 August. The story will continues to follow the journey of 24 year-old Saloni whose story of patience, humility and sacrifice still captivates our hearts and her life will inspire every woman to find her inner beauty and strength. Tune in every Monday to Friday at 18:00 CAT.

And what’s a telenovela binge without AfricaMagic’s captivating Hotel Majestic? This month, stay tuned as the suspense, drama and intrigues with the Emeni family and Hotel Majestic continue. Spoiler Alert! A major plot unravels at the end of episode 170 on Friday, 28 August so make sure you catch it on AfricaMagic Showcase.

Keep your eyes peeled on these hot new telenovelas and share your #DStvtelenovelas moments on Facebook and Twitter.

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