Survivor SA

#SurvivorSA: The Meaning of Merge

03 July 2018
Do the Castaways not understand the meaning of “merge” in Survivor South Africa: Philippines?

Vusi and PK. Is PK getting ready for another big move?

Last week, the remaining Survivors celebrated the long-awaited merge of the three tribes in M-Net’s Survivor South Africa: Philippines, and at their first Tribal Council, the newly-formed Araw decided to vote Vusi off their tribe and onto the jury.

The game has certainly changed, but it seems as if the Araw members, who now stand a 1 in 9 chance of claiming the R1 Million prize and the title of ‘Sole Survivor’, are not fully comprehending what “merge” means. It was obvious from the second they stepped onto their new beach that pre-existing tribal alliances have divided Araw along original Mindanao and Luzon lines. Why are they not shifting their focus to their individual games? Or are these superfans of the Survivor franchise smarter than what we give them credit for?

If last week is anything to go by, the ‘blue’ majority – and new member Tom – are in a prime position to pick off the ‘reds’, one by one. But the spanner in the works is Toni, who has felt that her loyalty to the ‘Mindanao Strong’ bloc hasn’t been rewarded, and with PK constantly agitating for a ‘big move’, their former tribemates had better keep an eye on them – or face a potential internal blindside.

This week, the Immunity Necklace will literally go to the last Castaway standing, in a grueling Immunity Challenge – with some temptation along the way to test the Castaways’ sense of security in the game.

Tune in to Survivor SA: Philippines this Thursday at 19:00 on M-Net 101.

Also make a note to catch the fun-filled YouTube episode of Live After: Survivor South Africa on the DStv Online YouTube page, where the voted-off castaway will be in conversation with host Phil Mphela at 20:05 each week, directly after Survivor SA airs on M-Net 101. Want to ask a castaway a burning question? Tweet using #LiveAfter and @Survivor_SA and Phil could get it answered in the ‘Ask Me Anything’ segment of the show.

While fans of the show enjoy all the action in the episode, there are also some magnificent prizes up for grabs on the Survivor SA: Philippines website:

  • A Huawei P20 Pro phone valued at R15 499.
  • A 1-year supply of Bio-Strath products valued at R10 000.
  • A delicious Steers Wacky Wednesdays voucher for one year, valued at R2800.
  • A brand new DStv Explora 2.

All you have to do is to go to www.mnet.tv/survivorsa and answer the weekly quiz question. Every entry then also goes into the draw for the grand prize of a tropical island holiday experience for four, brought to you by Cathay Pacific and Club Med. And, if you’d like to earn additional points, explore the island and find the Huawei P20 Pro phone in our 360 VR experience.

Survivor South Africa: Philippines is also streamed live on DStv Now and available on DStv Catch Up within 24 hours of the live show. You can also catch the repeat on Sunday afternoons at 17:00 on M-Net Channel 101.

Survivor SA is powered by the Huawei P20 Pro and is produced by Afrokaans Film and TV.

Survivor SA: Philippines airs on M-Net (DStv channel 101) on Thursdays at 19:00. Join the conversation on the Survivor Facebook Page or on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #SurvivorSA.