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Idols SA through the years

2002

The first season of Idols SA starts and Heinz Winckler takes the first title.

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2006

An Afrikaans version of Idols SA airs on sister channel kykNet.

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2011

ProVerb becomes the sole host of Idols SA.

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2012

The show is simulcast on M-Net and Mzansi Magic. Khaya Mthethwa becomes the first black contestant to take the title.

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2012

American singer John Legend performs on the Idols SA stage.

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2015

Somizi joins the Idols SA judging panel.

Somizi Mhlongo's official Idols SA image season 18

2021

Idols SA season 17 is the last for judges Unathi Nkayi and Randall Abrahams.

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2022

Thembi Seete and JR are introduced as judges.

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2023

Idols SA announces season 19 as the final season.

Inside the Idols SA farewell season! Image : 29856

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