Woordfees TV & more DStv Local highlights, 1-7 October


Mzansi Magic Open Period, Fees TV Pop-Up Channel, new shows & more on DStv Loving Local this week

Woordfees TV & more DStv Local highlights, 1-7 October

It’s going to be an exciting week on the local front with Mzansi Magic’s Open Period making the channel available for free to DStv Family and DStv Access subscribers from Monday, 4 October to Friday, 8 October. Aside from a host of new reality shows and seasons, Magic (DStv channel 161) is launching two brand-new drama series this week: Umkhokha is a story about two families at war, and Grootboom & Sons takes us inside a feuding family in the funeral business.

NB! Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) available exclusively on DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact. So, if you like what you see, to upgrade your existing package, click here. Or if you'd like to Get DStv, find a service that suits your needs here.

And the Woordfees Arts Festival will air from Thursday, 1 October to Thursday, 7 October on the special Pop-Up Channel (DStv 150), Woordfees TV.

NB! Woordfees TV (DStv channel 150) available exclusively on DStv Premium and Compact Plus.

Moja Love (DStv channel 157) also has a slate of new series and seasons including the intriguing Housemaids S1, My Type S2 and Ready To Quit S2.

Make yourself at home with DStv’s offering of local series. And for more snack-sized info on DStv’s biggest shows, check out #OhSnack on the DStv YouTube Channel.

New series

Umkhokha S1

This new Sunday-night thriller series about power and betrayal tells the tale of two families at war following the death of a patriarch and the fierce competition to take over his church. With Sthandiwe Kgoroge (The Road) as the dead man’s scheming widow and a cast of stars including Nay Maps (The Queen), Linda Sokhulu (Housekeepers), Deli Malinga and Sibonile Ngubane.

Watch from Sunday, 3 October on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) at 20:00

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Grootboom And Sons
Grootboom & Sons S1

This drama set in a family funeral home sees one woman on her deathbed expecting her sons to take over, while her estranged sister has selfish plans. But what if the fate of a family business was left in the hands of the wrong sibling? Stars include Zandile Msutwana, Bongile Mantsai, and Charmaine Mtinta.

Watch from Monday, 4 October on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) at 20:00

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Away For Repair S1 (aka Sanparks Reality)

Actress Rami Chuene and life coach Romeo Mabasa host this 13-episode reality series in which they offer four teams of two people each some time away at a bootcamp in nature where they can work on repairing their relationships. They’ll get to visit 7 of SA’s most interesting National Parks including Mapungubwe, Tsitsikamma and Kruger.

Watch on Thursday, 7 October on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) at 21:30

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Face 2 Face S1

Couples in committed relationships come together in the hope of working out the truth about a third wheel in their romance and getting closure. And yes, the “side piece” is there in the room with them, but everyone wants to have a mature and considerate conversation.

Watch from Tuesday, 5 October on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) at 20:00

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Housemaids S1

Providence, Gog Vicky and Bonang are three women from different backgrounds who work as housemaids in a complex. Join them as they navigate through some of the most challenging and funny situations that involve their employers and family.

Watch from Saturday, 2 October on Moja Love (DStv channel 157) at 19:00

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Returning seasons

Woordfees TV

Pandemic restrictions meant that performers at this year’s annual Stellenbosch Arts Festival couldn’t have a live audience. So, the Woordfees TV Pop-up channel (DStv channel 150) was born! Woordfees TV kicks off from Thursday, 1 October and runs until Sunday, 10 October. Tune in to the following main events especially produced and filmed for the 2021 Toyota US Woordfees:

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NB! Woordfees TV (DStv channel 150) available exclusively on DStv Premium and Compact Plus. To upgrade your existing package, click here. Or if you'd like to Get DStv, find a service that suits your needs here.

Woordfees Nataniël Catchup
Nataniël – 107 Kaalkoppe 

Nataniël translates the best stories from his “Kaalkop” columns over the past 20 years, and his book, into live performances, complete with fabulous costumes, make-up and set changes.

Watch on Thursday, 1 October at 09:30

Marc Lottering Comedy Special 

Stand-up comedy. Marc Lottering tackles the pandemic, recent looting events, and other outrageous stories with razor sharp humour.

Watch on Thursday, 1 October at 11:15

Woordfees KAREN ZOID Portrait
Karen Zoid & Die Kaapstadse Filharmoniese Orkes 

20 years, 20 songs. Karen Zoid celebrates 2 decades in the music industry, accompanied by the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Brandon Phillips.

Watch on Thursday, 1 October at 19:00

Ferine and Ferase 

Andrew Buckland and Sylvaine Strike transport us to Bucket’s End, where Ferine and Ferase tell the story of 2 ill-fated lovers whose forbidden love is ignited by full moons and fireflies.

Watch on Thursday, 1 October at 20:45

Proscenium: Valsrivier 

Politics, personal memory and a decaying rural setting are dramatically interweaved in a sister’s elegy for her brother. Based on Dominique Botha’s novel, with Anna-Mart van der Merwe, Tinarie van Wyk Loots and Stian Bam.

Watch on Sunday, 3 October at 19:30

Some Mothers’ Sons 

Adaptation of Mike Van Graan’s renowned stage play set in jail cells 20 years apart. Vusi Mataboge (Luntu Masiza) and Braam Visser (Francois Immelman) help each other navigate the legal and personal landscapes of imprisonment.

Watch on Tuesday, 5 October at 21:00

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