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The Habits Of Gen Z

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Get a glimpse into South Africa's Gen Z

28 September 2023
The fascinating mini-docu series, Habits of Gen Z, is coming soon.
Gen Z

Prepare yourself for an engaging adventure as we unravel the enigmatic world of Gen Z in this insightful mini docu-series, Habits of Gen Z. Premiering on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) on Thursday, 9 November 2023 at 21:00, this interesting exploration of Gen Z's lives, influences, and aspirations fosters intergenerational dialogue and understanding.

Engage with thought leaders and disruptors such as Cassidy Nicholson, Gen Z creator of “Constantia Mom”; Maps Maponyane, TV host and entrepreneur, Lehlogonolo Machaba, Gen Z transgender model and Ms South Africa’s first transgender semi-finalist; Dr Eve, a leading sexologist, and intimacy trauma therapist; Iconic South African artist, Penny Siopis; Gen Z activist and entrepreneur Mike Mpanya; Lindiwe Mngxitama, writer, curator, and creative director; Casey Delport, Gen Z culture journalist, Siv Ngesi, actor; Bronwyn Williams, economist, futurist and trends analyst and Aletta De Kock, Gen Z Afrikaans content creator.

Waldimar Pelser, M-Net's Director for Premium Channels says: "This is a truly innovative and dynamic generation. Habits of Gen Z is a captivating docu-series that will challenge our perceptions and hopefully start a conversation that will foster understanding between different generations. It's an eye-opening experience that will spark meaningful discourse within families. By bridging the gap through sharing this docu-series, as a channel we hope to encourage families to come together, learn from each other, and celebrate what connects us all."

Throughout this riveting series, you can expect vibrant thought starters around values, identity, sex, drugs, diversity, and the future.  As we share perspectives from relatable voices from across the country, representing Gen Z to Millennials, Gen X and even some Baby Boomers.

This gripping docu-series will cover different topics ranging from:

Raised By the Internet

Plunge headfirst into online culture, through the lens of the world’s first generation of digital natives - Gen Z as they embrace the internet's opportunities and challenges.


A thrilling journey into how this generation, and society at large, navigates sex, intimacy, and love in the online and in real life in the modern world.

My Identity, My Brand

Gen Z's are the poster kids of progress and the embodiment of social change. Marvel at the courage and resilience of this generation as they assert their individuality and challenge societal norms.

Drugs: Harming or Healing?

Prepare to confront the realities of substance use and abuse as we investigate how this generation is redefining our understanding of drugs and medicine.

Facing the Future!

Witness first-hand how this generation is fearlessly taking a stand and leading the charge for a better world.

Directed by renowned South African filmmaker and former CNN journalist Jo Munnik, Habits of Gen Z brings together a diverse group of voices and experts who share their insights and experiences.

Don't miss the stimulating Habits of Gen Z premiere on Thursday, 9 November 2023 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 21:00 – The Home of Entertainment. You can also live-stream on DStv Stream, and DStv Catch Up after broadcast. Join the conversation on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook using #HabitsOfGenZ.