Mzansi stories & more to local watch on DStv, 15-21 Oct


From Miss SA 2021, to new reality series Uthando Lodumo and conspiracy theories in Wat Is Waarheid?, local hits the TV spot this week on DStv

Mzansi stories & more to local watch on DStv, 15-21 Oct

Local shows on DStv will never let you down with unique content and vibrant storylines, and this week things are even better with new Mzansi stories as well as awesome Afrikaans shows!

Beauty contest lovers are in for a treat with Miss South Africa 2021 that will broadcast simultaneously on M-Net (DStv channel 101) and Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) with the fabulous Anele Mdoda and Nico Panagio as hosts.

The Gqom royal family are in the spotlight in the brand-new reality series Uthando Lodumo on Mzansi Magic, and don’t miss out on the TV-movie Umsesane.

Over on kykNET (DStv channel 144), TV and radio personality Rian van Heerden and his team investigate conspiracy theories from a South African perspective in Wat Is Waarheid?, and learn more about the interesting people who live and work around the West Coast in Weskusbewoners.

VIA (DStv channel 147) is also rolling out new content with the brand-new dating series Ram Vir ’n Rus, and another radio presenter, Martelize Brink, makes her TV debut in her own talk and food show, Martelize Se Stamtafel.

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.

Make it an Mzansi experience 

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Miss South Africa 2021

It’s time for the dazzling pageant finale! The Top 10 take centre stage and we say goodbye to Miss South Africa 2020, Shudufhadzo Musida, before Miss South Africa 2021 is crowned live at the Grand Arena, GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World in Cape Town. The ceremony will be hosted by Anele Mdoda and Nico Panagio.

Watch on Saturday, 16 October on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) and M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 17:00 

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Uthando Lodumo S1

The show follows the Gqom royals as they rework their relationship and take the next big step – that of becoming husband and wife. If they thought fame was a difficult journey, they soon learn that getting married is an even harder 1 as they navigate their careers, their friendships and their families.

Watch from Saturday, 16 October on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) at 19:30 

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When two best friends, Zitha and Thando, stumble upon a magical ring, they have no idea how much their lives are about to change. Raised in poverty and spending their lives living payday to payday, Zitha and Thando realise that the supernatural ring might just be their ticket out of suffering. Starring Bukiwe Keva, Ntombiyenkosi Lukhele and Lethabo Mathatho.

Watch on Saturday, 16 October on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) at 20:30 

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Unefa S1

Tune into the box set of this proudly South African show hosted by Motlatsi Mafatshe about citizens who legally inherited money from deceased loved ones but have no idea about it. Unefa aims to help these people to get what rightfully belongs to them in the right way.

Watch from Monday, 18 October on Showmax

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Afrikaans entertainment 

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Wat Is Waarheid? S1

In this series, several conspiracy theories, such as the Kruger millions and the secret society of the illuminati, are investigated and analysed from a South African perspective. What exactly is being believed and why are there so many people who think that these theories are true? Produced by TV and radio legend Rian van Heerden.

Watch from Thursday, 21 October on kykNET (DStv channel 144) at 20:00

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Weskusbewoners S1

This lifestyle show introduces you to some of the West Coast’s dynamic inhabitants. Get to know more about their families, homes and their everyday lives in 1 of our country’s most unique stretches of coastline.

Watch from Thursday, 21 October on kykNET (DStv channel 144) at 21:00

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Martelize Se Stamtafel S1

Radio presenter Martelize Brink combines two of her great loves – food and digging into family history – in this talk show. In each episode, she brings a popular local soap star into her kitchen, where they’ll explore the star’s surname while cooking dishes to suit the roots of that name.

Watch from Wednesday, 20 October on VIA (DStv channel 147) at 17:00

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Ram Vir 'n Rus S1

An exclusive agency plays matchmaker for four South African men who’ve struck out on the dating scene, and Russian women who’re looking to get married. The would-be couples will meet up for the first time at a lodge in South Africa where they’ll see if they feel that special spark.

Watch from Wednesday, 20 October on VIA (DStv channel 147) at 20:00

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