An image of Pearl Thusi

Africa Day is celebrated on 25 May. This day commemorates the coming together of numerous African countries to form the Organisation of Africa Unity (OAU), now known as the African Union (AU).

DStv has successfully echoed the AfriCAN spirit by crossing borders as an African entity, telling timeless African stories to the many nations across our reach, which make up this beautiful continent of Africa.

Celebrate these African stories with DStv

Experience the continent 

Travel through Africa including Tanzania, Namibia and SA, among others, in House Hunters International: Africa weekdays at 18:00 from Monday 15 May on Travel Channel. 

BET is bringing more AfriDocs every Thursday at 21:00 with the likes of Femi Kuti’s life in Day By Day (4 May), Africa Shafted (11 May) and For Kibera (18 May).

Rent Kalushi, the true story of the South African struggle hero Solomon Mahlangu, on BoxOffice

On MTV, you can catch You Got Got S2, Tuesdays at 21:30; Shuga (Down South), Wednesdays at 21:30; Lip Sync Battle Africa, Thursdays at 21:30; and Word on the Street, Saturdays at 13:30.


Watch Lip Sync Battle Africa hosts Pearl Denrele talk about the inspiration they get from the African music scene:



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More insightful AfriDocs on BET


Get in the Zone

On 25 May, M-Net Movies Zone is dedicating the whole day to African movies, featuring the likes of Faith Like Potatoes at 11:20, Tell Me Sweet Something with Maps Maponyane and Nomzamo Mbatha at 13:15, Good Bye Bafana with Diane Kruger at 14:45, Hear Me Move with Khanyi Mbau at 18:20, INumber Number with Sdumo Mtshali at 20:00, Hard To Get with Thishiwe Ziqhubu and Pallance Dladla at 23:05 and Bunny Chow with Kim Engelbrecht and Joey Rasdien at 00:40


Feel the beat 


Get down to the African beat on Trace Africa with Focus: African Collabos on Saturday 6 May at 14:00, Guest Star: Mobi Dixon on Saturday 6 May at 13:00, Focus: African Songstresses on Saturday 13 May at 14;00 and Focus: African Diaspora on Saturday 27 May at 14:00.

BET brings you Rhythm and Gospel starting on Sunday 21 May at 13:00. 


Taste Africa

Indulge in a homegrown feast with Siba's Table Saturdays and Sundays at 17:00, Siba's Table: Fast Feasts Wednesdays at 14:30,  Jenny Morris Cooks Morocco Fridays at 20:00 all on Food Network.

The Travel Channel also brings you Ultimate Braai Master, Tuesdays at 21:00.