Awesome Afrikaans shows on DStv this April

DStv delivers an epic Afrikaans April

Local 25 April 2022

Love your language with fantastic Afrikaans shows on DStv this April

DStv delivers an epic Afrikaans April

DStv’s best loved shows keep it local, and this April is packed with Afrikaans hit series like romantic reality series Op My Eish Season 2, which sees Francois Jacobs looking for love with Schalk Bezuidenhout as his wingman, the return of Bertus Basson’s restaurant rescue series In Die Sop Season 2, and the eagerly awaited brand new Poena comedy series. It’s also time to play ball with the Vodacom United Rugby Championship, and Minki Season 11 is getting a makeover, so along with the new set, you can enjoy more lifestyle hints and tips, from self-improvement to cooking, to home organising.

It’s culture, comedy, and caring, all waiting for you now on DStv, in Afrikaans.

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Poena Season 1

This sitcom is based on the Poena character originally created for Gauteng-alêng-alêng in 2003. Following the events of the Poena movie in 2021, Poena Pieterse (Robbie Wessels) has lost his job as a cruise ship entertainer and now his and his cousin Poenie (Kaz McFadden) are taking over their grandfather Poen's (At Botha) plumbing business, while Poen mucks about in Paternoster with his friend Vis (Lochner de Kock).

Watch Poena Season 1 from Monday, 4 April at 20:00 on kykNET (DStv Channel 144).

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In Die Sop Season 2

Between loadshedding and lockdowns, many restaurants are barely clinging to survival by their fingernails. Chef Bertus Basson and his team are back to help struggling restaurants and family cooking businesses in the Western Cape, from Paternoster and Mossel Bay, to Touws River and Napier, to get back on track for success.

Watch In Die Sop Season 2 from Wednesday, 27 April at 20:00 on kykNET (DStv Channel 144).

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Chef Boot Camp S2 (6)
Chef Boot Camp Season 2

If Chef Bertus whets your appetite for restaurant revivals, check out this moving and uplifting series, too. Chef Cliff Crooks is out to retrain and reinspire struggling chefs across the US. This season, a food truck owner and caterer need to learn how to attract clients, a messy cook gets set right, and a former executive chef who had to start over as a line cook gets a boost.

Watch Chef Boot Camp Season 2 from Sunday, 17 April at 19:00 on Food Network (DStv Channel 175).

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Op My Eish Season 2

The romantic reality series returns with actor Francois Jacobs as the celebrity looking for love and the perfect partner to join his fast-paced action-adventure lifestyle. His wingman Schalk Bezuidenhout will be his sounding board as he takes the ladies on a series of exciting dates to see who can challenge him to keep up with her.

Watch Op My Eish Season 2 from Thursday, 14 April at 20:00 on kykNET (DStv Channel 144).

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Minki Season 11

Along with a trendy new set, the talk show format is getting tweaked. Rolene Strauss joins Minki as official counsellor and each week she'll chat about ways that you can build your confidence, improve communication, set goals and more. Herman Lensing demonstrates a new dish in each episode in his zhuzhed up kitchen, while Natascha Mostert and Jeanine van Tonder from Orden will show how you can organise your home, 1 manageable task at a time.

Watch Minki Season 11 from Monday, 11 April at 17:30 on VIA (DStv Channel 147).

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For the sports fans

Vodacom United Rugby Championship

4 South African teams, the Vodacom Bulls, Emirates Lions, DHL Stormers and Cell C Sharks, join 12 clubs from Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales for the Vodacom United Rugby Championship (URC). The competition kicked off in September 2021, and will run until Saturday, 25 June 2022, with the following matches showing live on DStv this April:

  • Friday, 22 April at 18:25: The DHL Stormers vs. Glasgow live from the DHL Stadium in Cape Town on SuperSport Grandstand (DStv Channel 201) and SuperSport Rugby (DStv Channel 211).
  • Friday, 22 April at 20:30: Ulster Vs. Munster live from the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast, Ireland on SuperSport Grandstand (DStv Channel 201) and SuperSport Rugby (DStv Channel 211).
  • Friday, 22 April at 20:40: Edinburgh vs. Zebra Palma live from the DAM Health Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland on SuperSport Variety 1 (DStv Channel 206).
  • Saturday, 23 April at 13:55: Vodacom Bulls vs. Benetton live from Loftus Versveld in Pretoria on SuperSport Grandstand (DStv Channel 201) and SuperSport Rugby (DStv Channel 211).
  • Saturday, 23 April at 16:00: Emirates Lions vs. Connacht live from Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg on SuperSport Grandstand (DStv Channel 201) and SuperSport Rugby (DStv Channel 211).
  • Saturday, 23 April at 18:10: Sharks vs. Leinster live from Hollywoodbets Kings Park, Durban on SuperSport Grandstand (DStv Channel 201) and SuperSport Rugby (DStv Channel 211)
  • Saturday, 23 April at 16:00: Dragons vs. Scarlets live from Rodney Parade in Newport, Wales on SuperSport Variety 1 (DStv Channel 206)
  • Saturday, 23 April at 18:10: Cardiff vs. Ospreys Rugby live from Cardiff Arms Park in Wales on SuperSport Variety 1 (DStv Channel 206)
  • Friday, 29 April at 18:55: Vodacom Bulls vs. Glasgow Warriors live from Loftus Versveld in Pretoria on SuperSport Rugby (DStv Channel 211)
  • Friday, 29 April at 20:35: Munster vs. Cardiff Rugby live from Musgrave Park in Cork, Ireland, channel TBC
  • Saturday, 30 April at 14:00: Emirates Lions vs. Benetton Rugby live from Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg, channel TBC
  • Saturday, 30 April at 16:05: Zebre vs. Dragons live from Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi in Parma, Italy, channel TBC
  • Saturday, 30 April at 16:05: Sharks vs. Connacht live from Hollywoodbets Kings Park in Durban, channel TBC
  • Saturday, 30 April at 18:15: Stormers vs. Leinster live from DHL Stadium in Cape Town, channel TBC
  • Saturday, 30 April at 18:15: Ospreys vs. Llanelli Scarlets live from Swansea.com Stadium in Wales, channel TBC
  • Saturday, 30 April at 20:35: Edinburgh vs. Ulster live from The DAM Health Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland, channel TBC

Watch The Vodacom United Rugby Championship from Friday, 22 April

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What can you watch?

  • kykNET (DStv Channel 144) is available to all DStv Premium and Compact Plus customers.
  • VIA (DStv Channel 147) is available to all DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact and Family customers.
  • The Food Network (DStv Channel 175) is available to all DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact and Family customers.
  • SuperSport Grandstand (DStv Channel 201) is available exclusively on DStv Premium.
  • SuperSport Rugby (DStv Channel 211) is available exclusively on DStv Premium.
  • SuperSport Variety 1 (DStv Channel 206) is available to all DStv Premium and Compact Plus customers.

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