Vimbai, presenter of AfricaMagic Showcase on DStv Premium show Star Gist

We are celebrating Africa Day on 25 May and this year's theme is Women Empowerment and Development towards Agenda 2063.

The continent celebrates Africa Day on Monday, 25 May and this year's theme is Women Empowerment and Development Towards Agenda 2063.

We have great programming, celebrating the diversity of our beautiful continent, and we invite you to join us for this great TV viewing.

Start the weekend on Friday and support your favourite soccer teams in the Cosafa Cup. Watch all the action on your World of Champions on Friday, 22 May at 17:00 CAT, when Madagascar face Swaziland

Then tune in to AfricaMagic Showcase at 20:00 CAT for Star Gist.  Watch as Big Brother Africa alum Vimbai fills us in on all the entertainment news from across Africa.

On Saturday, 23 May, make sure to get nice and comfy as CNN introduces us to some of the continent’s most engaging personalities on African Voices. Tune in to DStv channel 401 at 16:30 CAT and find out more about the passions and dreams of these unheard voices.


On Sunday, 24 May, keep it locked to SuperSport 4 when Zambia plays in the first quarter-final match of the Cosafa Cup tournament at 15:00 CAT. This will be followed by the second quarter-final where South Africa host Botswana. Make sure to follow all the Cosafa Cup football action on your World of Champions.

Feel the love with Mzansi Magic and Our Perfect Wedding every Sunday at 19:00 CAT. Watch as couples, together with their families and friends, prepare for their big days.

Have you ever wanted to find out more about Nelson Mandela from those who knew the legendary statesman personally? Well, Discovery World brings us The Making of Mandela at 19:10 CAT. Learn more about the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s fight for freedom, his incarceration and his presidency from those who knew him personally.

Follow this with Nat Geo Wild as it takes us to the Ngorongoro Crater in Africa’s Deadliest Eden. Tune in at 22:00 CAT to learn more about the African habitats and the animals who live in this area, which is also a Unesco World Heritage Site.

On Africa Day, make sure to set your PVR to record Wildest Africa, featuring some of the continent’s most spectacular locations. From 6:25 CAT on Animal Planet, get a closer look at the beauty of the Okavango, the Namib Desert, the Zambezi and Ngorongoro Crater.

Step into the world of Lilian on Al Jazeera at 10:30 CAT for Artscape – New African Photography. See Africa through the lens of the wedding photographer as she travels across West Africa on a photographic road trip.


Also tune in to Channel ED at 20:00 CAT for Concerning Violence – an award-winning documentary illustrating Africa’s liberation struggles. The doccie is narrated by Lauryn Hill of The Fugees.

Ivory poaching has become one of Africa’s biggest concerns. See how a legendary basketball player tackles this issue in Saving Africa’s Giants with Yao Ming at 21:25 CAT, only on Animal Planet.

For all this great viewing and more, make sure to get connected with DStv.