SABC 1 February 2015 highlights

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SABC 1 Programmes
FEBRUARY 2015
100% YOUTH (Season 2)
TX TIME:                                              18h00 – 18h30 (Rep Fri @11h30)

TX DATE:                                             THURSDAYS

GENRE:                                               DOCUMENTARY SERIES (Loc)

 

The series entails 4 episodes of 48 minutes. Youth Culture is a documentary series that follows the history and culture of traditional music and forms carried out by youth on the periphery of mainstream society. The show seeks to understand what drives these youth to follow and protect their heritage and carry out a legacy? Music and dance are forms of expression, and Youth Culture will use these same forms of expression to drive the storytelling. The show will showcase their talent, struggles, the background and their journeys.  This is a character-driven series will comprise of stand alone episodes with an upbeat tempo and an interesting feel.  It will allow the voice of the youth to come through as well as the reality of the world they live in. Some of the sub-topics the show will engage the youth on are: Arts & Culture; Heritage; Identity & Nation Building; and, Social Values.

 

AN NUR-THE LIGHT

TX TIME:                                              06h15 – 06h30

TX DATE:                                             SATURDAYS

GENRE:                                               MUSLIM RELIGION

AN NUR-THE LIGHT is the faith specific magazine series of the Islamic community that services the religious mandate of the channel to serve these communities and supports local content, language, religious and spiritual issues of the country. At the same time it raises the moral awareness in SA and raises issues of women, children and disability. The important events of the year, both secular and the religious, are considered where the faith of the community is celebrated.

 

An Nur-The Light showcases, highlights, celebrates and informs the nation on the Islamic faith. Inserts alternate weekly and cover a variety of topics. The 7-minute inserts is further split into profiles and issues. The profiles feature a 7-minute insert on people who live their religion such as imams, sports stars, actors, business people, government ministers, the ordinary person in the street etc. They are the embodiment of the religion and show us how they manage to live the religion in their daily lives.

 

AUM

TX TIME:                                              05h00 – 05h02

TX DATE:                                             MONDAYS

GENRE:                                               RELIGION

 

Hindu Devotion.

 

 

BIG UP

TX TIME:                                              12h00 – 12h30

TX DATE:                                             SUNDAYS

GENRE:                                               YOUTH MAGAZINE

A morality, youth and lifestyle magazine show with a musical twist geared to taking viewers deep into the hearts of young South Africans who have dedicated their time and disposable income to serve their communities and share their spiritual enlightenment with others. These young community builders selfless work ranges from being big ‘brothers’ and big ‘sisters’ to orphaned children; to bathing ailing neighbours and cleaning their homes on a regular basis. What’s more it’s all for no pay and no recognition. Big Up is a unique concept that captures the good work by the young local heroes through the beat of music. Presented by Tshepo Howza Mosese.

 

BONA RETSANG

TX TIME:                                              16h00 – 16h30

TX DATE:                                             WEDNESDAYS –FRIDAYS

GENRE:                                               LOCAL REALITY

 

Bona Retsang is Mzansi’s youth programme that features inspiring stories of young people throughout the country who are doing it for themselves. A show for the youth and by the youth, Bona Retsang, looks at youth related and social issues and tries to find potential solutions to these problems. Hosted by some of South Africa’s finest youth presenters, the show aims at getting under the skin of what makes young people tick and features guest appearances from some familiar celebrity faces who also have their say. In true Bona Retsang style, the show beats to the pulse of South African youth culture making sure that you see what we are doing.

 

BONISANANI

TX TIME:                                              06h30 – 07h00

TX DATE:                                             SUNDAYS

GENRE:                                               KIDS (Loc) (Rel)

 

Bonisanani is an outlook express platform of fun and friendship dedicated to change young viewer’s expressions of their outlook on life, love, family and all the other things that happen while you are not looking.

 

It is the first real, feel-good, be-good, do-good show without the goody-two-shoes image. It’s about real life dilemmas and the things every young viewer needs to know as an individual, a friend, a family member, a community builder and a proud South African. Bonisanani is a modern genre combining reality youth talk with a classic real-life drama element cum drama talent search and a vibrant music variety elements.

 

CHAT ROOM

TX TIME:                                              11h30 – 12h00

TX DATE:                                             SUNDAYS

GENRE:                                               TALK SHOW (Loc)

A youth morality, values and ethics talk show, presented by the astute Sarah Ngubeni, the show poses a weekly dilemma for viewer consideration. Each topic is debated by a panel of guests and the topics are further explored by case studies, additional guests and experts drawn from all walks of life. Viewers are invited to call the show’s hotline each week to vote which viewpoints to the argument was most convincing.

 

COME AGAIN (Season 2)

TX TIME:                                              21h00 – 22h00 (Rep Wed @ 13h30)

TX DATE:                                             TUESDAY 10 February

GENRE:                                               DOCUMENTARY SERIES (Loc)

 

Many a times, motivational speakers encourage people to never be stuck in situations they were born into. They go further and remind people to remember where they come from. How important a role does the names of places of where we come from play? Nobody ever sits and spends a lot of time worrying and pondering on the names of places they come from being a big deal. Unless of course if one came from places that have unique names. Surely those people go through their lives being asked to explain the meanings, history, lifestyles, exact location and many other questions about their homes. It is one thing to say something and be asked to repeat yourself – it is another thing to say something and expect to be asked to repeat it at all times. What if South Africans were united in finding what could be uncovered about these ‘hidden treasures?’ The canvass of some might just be a basket of curiosity and surprises for many.

 

But what do these hidden treasures have in store? Something interesting and unique? The human story never fails, and our presenter will mix an explorative journey of the names of residential areas and the people who live there.

 

Mzinsangu; Serope sa benya; Emaphupheni; Bodli’ndlala or even Pitsi di sule jang? How about Darling, Nsukangihlale, Gawula and Tsolaborokgo? Now these are names that make most people say, “Come Again?” Presenter, Ntombi MaNgcobo ka Mzolo, will visit places with unusual names to find out the stories behind the names and experience more about the places.

 

COMPASS

TX TIME:                                              05h00 – 05h02

TX DATE:                                             WEDNESDAYS

GENRE:                                               RELIGION

 

Compass is a Christian devotion that reflects messages of peace, hope, and love from the Christian community. Universal value driven messages are shared with the country to bring hope and create avenues of inspiration to all. The setting of these Devotions is on location where guests from the faith are invited to deliver these messages.

 

CUTTING EDGE

TX TIME:                                              21h30 – 22h00 (Rep Fridays @ 11h00)

TX DATE:                                             THURSDAYS

GENRE:                                               CURRENT AFFAIRS (Loc)

 

Cutting Edge is the investigative programme for Africans produced by Africans in African languages. The programme will depict the story of a South African youth there by giving voice to the usually voiceless ordinary youth of Mzansi.

 

EMZINI WEZINSIZWA

TX TIME:                                              10h30 – 11h00

TX DATE:                                             MONDAY – FRIDAY

GENRE:                                               LOCAL COMEDY

 

Set in a male hostel, this hilarious series returns to fill our homes with laughter.

Starring Vusi Thanda as Tshawe, the Transkeian; Roland Mqwebu as Mkhize; Shadrack Ngema as Magubane, the inyanga; Jerry Phele, as Mofokeng from Qwaqwa; and Jabulani Nkosi, as Chirwali, the Malawian. The episodes are self-contained, each dealing with the day-to-day incidents experienced by hostel inmates.

 

FAN BASE (Season 3)

TX TIME:                                              18h00 – 18h30(Rep Thurs @ 13h30)

TX DATE:                                             FRIDAYS

GENRE:                                               MUSIC (Loc)

 

Fan Base is a playful, light-hearted and fun-filled music variety show – provides space for interaction between musicians and fans in an intimate and fun way. The presenter of the show is Mxolisi Zuluboy Majozi.

 

FANTASTIC FOUR (Season 1)

TX TIME:                                              07h00 – 07h30

TX DATE:                                             SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

GENRE:                                               ANIMATED SERIES (Foreign)

 

Reed Richards, Susan Richards, Johnny Storm, and Ben Grimm would each gain superpowers and become the Fantastic Four. A group of aliens, called Skrulls would come to Earth to impersonate and discredit the superpowered group. Namor would kidnap Sue in order to marry her. The Silver Surfer would arrive, followed closely by the planet eater Galactus. The Skrulls would return with an enemy that has all of the Fantastic Four’s powers, the Super-Skrull. Reed would open a hole to the Negative Zone releasing Blastaar and Annihilus. Doctor Doom would force Reed, Johnny, and Ben to do his bidding or else see Sue killed. Doom would eventually steal the Silver Surfer’s powers.

 

FORCED LOVE

TX TIME:                                              22h00 – 23h00

TX DATE:                                             THURSDAY 26 February

GENRE:                                               DRAMA SERIES (Loc)

 

Forced Love is a romantic comedy based on Shakespeare’s ‘Taming of the Shrew’. It centres on two people falling in love despite their serious misgivings about one another. Kat and Nonhle Minola are two Cape Town socialites who rule the social scene with an iron fist. After landing up in jail, Kat signs a contract with her dad forcing her into marriage with a complete stranger. Nonhle is forced to take on a Xhosa tutor after failing Xhosa or her father will completely cut her off. These two socialites are about to be tamed by the transformational power of love!

Lead Cast includes: Poseletso Sejosingoe (Kat); Khanya Mkangisa (Nonhle); Timmy Kwebulana (Mbulelo); Thabang Sidloyi (Luxolo); Amandla Quwe (Funeka); Mbulelo Grootboom (Dumisane) and Schelaine Bennet (Vanessa).

 

FRIENDS LIKE THESE

TX TIME:                                              18h00 – 19h00 (Rep Fridays @ 12h00)

TX DATE:                                             SATURDAYS

GENRE:                                               GAME SHOW (Loc)

 

This highly entertaining, people-based game show has something for everyone – great games, tears and laughter, tension, suspense and jeopardy.

 

Every week two teams of best friends, five guys and five girls, take each other on in a series of challenges to win fantastic holiday prizes.

To win the holiday, the contestants compete in a series of solo challenges designed to test their strategic and puzzle-solving skills. Each friend can only play one challenge, so you need to know your friends’ strengths and weaknesses.

 

At the end of the show, the winning team goes through to play the final “Face To Face” game to see if they can secure their individual holiday tickets. It’s an opportunity to prove how well your friends know you, as they answer questions about you in front of the whole country.

 

It’s a fun-filled, fast-paced, tension-packed game show that’s guaranteed to yet again take South African audiences by storm, as we up the stakes in the battle of the sexes!

 

GELEZA NATHI

TX TIME:                                              05h00 – 06h00

TX DATE:                                             SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

GENRE:                                               EDUCATIONAL BREAKFAST SHOW (Loc)

 

Geleza Nathi hosts some of South Africa’s best teachers who make learning fun and fresh, they brighten brains early in the morning to prepare learners for the school day ahead.

“Geleza Nathi delivers core curriculum concepts across six subjects to grade 10 – 12 learners in Mzansi and gets them equipped with knowledge to ace their exams at the end of the year.

Geleza Nathi also highlights classroom camaraderie and deals with the difficulties learners face in their final schooling years. The show also features a tutoring service on facebook where learners can ask questions and interact directly with teachers.

Geleza Nathi is produced by Ya-Yebo-Yes for SABC Education.

 

GENERATIONS – THE LEGACY

TX TIME:                                              20h00 – 20h30

TX DATE:                                             MONDAY – FRIDAY

GENRE:                                               SOAP (Loc)

 

Two years into the future, Karabo Moroka and Tau Mogale, two iconic figures in GENERATIONS re-enter the cut-throat media business landscape. This power couple is out to establish the legacy of Paul Moroka, the business visionary who built the first African-owned media enterprise. Unknown to Karabo, her husband Tau runs a parallel mission of establishing a legacy of his own. He deviously fertilizes Karabo’s frozen eggs without her knowledge. Deviousness has no boundaries: Tau’s sister Tshidi, a trophy wife of the gangster, GADDAFFI – Tau’s arch enemy, colludes albeit nervously in her husband’s efforts to derail the Paul Moroka legacy. GENERATIONS: THE LEGACY is a witch’s brew of narratives of ambition. A drama set in a world where virtue and evil are in a stellar battle for supremacy.

 

GENERATIONS OMNIBUS

TX TIME:                                              10h00 – 12h00

TX DATE:                                             SATURDAYS

 

 

GOSPEL GOLD (Season 14)

TX TIME:                                              10h00 – 11h00

TX DATE:                                             SUNDAYS

GENRE:                                               RELIGIOUS MUSIC (Multi)

 

The popular and long-running gospel music show on SABC1, offers Mzansi fans a premier Gospel music experience! Its focuses on taking gospel to the people! The show travels to various regions of the country and does shoots on location. Gospel Gold also plays host to various gospel music events and historical locations that serve as the heritage of gospel’s colourful spectrum. Gospel Gold allows viewers to see, touch and hear the gospel experience by seeking to affirm its heritage as the original Gospel music show! Presented by Sisanda Henna.

 

HOLIDAY SWOP

TX TIME:                                              18h00 – 18h30

TX DATE:                                             MONDAY 09 February

GENRE:

 

Holiday Swap, an innovative new TV show providing participating viewers with an opportunity to swap their routine lives for a fun-filled, jam-packed holiday in Kwazulu Natal. The show comprises of teams of three friends, colleagues, workmates or family members you desire to share a dream holiday together. They must decide on their idea of what their dream holiday in KwaZulu-Natal would entail. Every episode has its challenges where the friends experience a holiday thrill outside of their comfort zone. Each team needs to score points for completing the challenges and the team with the most points wins! As with any reality TV show, cameras capture every thrill and adventure to showcase fabulous holiday experiences with the viewers. The teams are supported along the way by presenter extraordinaire, Nomzamo Mbatha.

 

IDENTITY (Season 2)

TX TIME:                                              11h00 – 11h30

TX DATE:                                             SUNDAYS

GENRE:                                               MAGAZINE (Loc)

 

A multi-faith magazine series that is, hip and techno-happening, sharing stories and encounters of faith with young Mzansians. The show focuses on shaping new ways in which youth in the religio-spiritual world relate to one another as they seek to inquire who they are and what makes their identity. As we enter the world of i-TECH, iPod, Ipad and all the new abbreviations of What’s APPenning, it is important for young South Africans to discover who they are… through mobile or internet, Second screen viewing becomes the new cool as we share some of the highlights of the religious and not-so-religious voices in the land… We learn, we celebrate and we create our identity through our faith. The show represents the new sounds of Sunday morning spirituality on Mzansi. Suave, with pizzazz and verve, Identity creates new ways to share spiritual encounters. Presented by Mpumi Mbethe.

 

IMANI

TX TIME:                                              06h00 – 06h15

TX DATE:                                             SATURDAYS

GENRE:                                               AFRICAN RELIGION

 

IMANI is a religio-cultural and spirituality programme that is an enlightening reality into what sacred African teachings are to African children, their parents and elders. In all, its message possesses the virtues and importance of faith, collective work, unity, purpose, community cohesion and creativity. Paying homage to Mvelinqangi, Qamata or Modimo through special prayers of adoration, honour and request rituals for specific things, are emphasised.

 

The programme aims to empower and enable the youth and generate moral rearmament while it also outlines the religious dignity of the African faith, the African genius and its spirituality in a celebratory manner.

 

IMANI is embraced by African scholars, religious leaders, youth and African institutions that see it as a vehicle of entrenching African values and affirming the African persona in this African Century.

 

The programme is recorded with bias to Nguni and other African languages. For further clarity, English sub-titles are run. The voice-over is recorded in English, Sotho, Zulu or Xhosa, depending on the slant of the content language.

 

IMIZWILILI

TX TIME:                                              12h30 – 13h30

TX DATE:                                             SATURDAYS

GENRE:                                               CHORAL MUSIC (Loc)

 

Highlighting youth choirs, Imizwilili presents choral groups in a fresh and exciting manner, taking choral music to greater heights than ever by not only entertaining and informing viewers, but by also truly celebrating and inspiring the youth. Presented by Lebo Leabile and Vee Mthembu.

 

INTERSEXIONS (Season 2)

TX TIME:                                              22h30 – 23h00

TX DATE:                                             TUESDAYS

GENRE:                                               DRAMA (Loc)

 

A hard-hitting, innovative local drama series that has separate but interlinked episodes, Intersexions examines issues relating to love, sex and relationships.

 

Intersexions is an episodic drama series that shows how our lives intersect and criss-cross with others’ in ways we don’t even know about. As soon as we become sexually active, we are immediately locked into a human web with complete strangers – and how they can have heartbreaking and physically devastating, consequences.

 

Cast includes: Phila Madlingozi; Khanya Mkangisa; Hlubi Kwebulana; Zoliswa Kawe; Lwando Mavi; Thobani Mseleni; Sizwe Msuthu; Vuyisile Phanda and Tina Jaxa.

 

INTO THE BLUE: THE REEF (Year 2009)

TX TIME:                                              20h00 – 22h00

TX DATE:                                             SUNDAY 15 February

GENRE:                                               MOVIE (Foreign)

 

When happily married couple Sebastian (Chris Carmack) and Dani (Laura Vandervoort) is hired to search the ocean floor for Columbus’ hidden treasure, they think they’re about to become rich beyond their wildest dreams. Upon realizing that their wealthy employers have a terrifying hidden agenda, however, the two divers are forced to swim for their lives. Directed by Stephen Herek.

 

IRON MAN

TX TIME:                                              14h30 – 15h00

TX DATE:                                             TUESDAYS

GENRE:                                               KIDS (Foreign)

 

Tony Stark is the head of a company that is under continual threat from evil forces such as the Mandarin and Justin Hammer. Against this, Stark fights back by leading his own team of heroes as Iron Man wearing armour that not only has the standard features of his regular armour, but can instantly change into his specialized variants for stealth, space, underwater etc. Cast: Robert Hays, Jim Cummings, James Avery, John Reilly, Dorian Harewood, Jennifer Darling, James Warwick. Directed by Bob Arkwright and Dan Thompson.

 

ISIDINGO (R)

TX TIME:                                              08h30 – 09h00

TX DATE:                                             MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS

GENRE:                                               LOCAL SOAP

 

A daily serial set in a mining village. The structure of the mining community from the lowliest workers to executive management reflects SA society as it is in the new millennium. The characters and storylines deal with the issues which face ordinary South Africans in their daily lives – their loves, fears, problems, heartaches and triumphs.

 

ITHUBA LOKUGCINA

TX TIME:                                              19h30 – 20h00

TX DATE:                                             WEDNESDAY 11 February

GENRE:                                               SITCOM (Loc)

 

The local sitcom follows the lives of a group of underachieving misfits who come together to save their futures, save face and save telling their parents that they’ve again failed. As a heroic/foolish Professor Milton thinks he can save them all and turn them into the brains they wish they had.  The Ithuba Extra Class is about developing thinking processes, but it seems our class is out of depth when it comes to using their brain. The IEC is Milton’s brainchild and he has to make sure it succeeds so that he can keep his job.

 

IZWI LABANTU

TX TIME:                                              05h00 – 05h02

TX DATE:                                             TUESDAYS

GENRE:                                               RELIGION

 

African Traditional Devotion. Izwi la Bantu reflects messages of inspiration of faith and peace. The important universal message of truth, no-violence, right conduct and our relationship with the Divine Essence is reflected. Special days such as Earth day, AIDS Day and Arbor Day give rise to important human values that African traditional religious focus upon.

 

JIKA MAJIKA

TX TIME:                                              19h30 -20h00

TX DATE:                                             FRIDAYS

GENRE:                                               LOCAL MUSIC SHOW

 

Jika Majika is a funky, sassy, fast-paced music show that guarantees excitement and entertainment to the audiences by showcasing on Mzansi’s most outrageous styles of dance ever seen on our local screens. The dance show gives the South African youth a platform to showcase their dance moves. The show speaks to the current times, whilst acknowledging our history musically and with the art of dancing. 24 minutes of this fast paced show will be spent with local dancers showcasing their Chincha-magiya, Ice moves, C slash, Gcopetsa, Kick & Boboz, Bhenga and free styles, while the DJ will be pumping the freshest local sounds. Abo majivane will go head to head…heap to heap…heel to heel…toe to toe trying to out dance each other in this television music dance show.

 

JOURNEYS OF INSPIRATION

TX TIME:                                              05h00 – 05h02

TX DATE:                                             THURSDAYS

GENRE:                                               RELIGION

 

The Jewish Voice represents messages of peace as well as common universal values of truth, non- violence, conduct and harmony from the Judaic perspective. Important celebrations and events are commemorated within the Jewish calendar through out the year and the messages are shared with all, where the important aspects of the Jewish faith are also highlighted.

 

JOYFUL NOISE (Year 2012)

TX TIME:                                              20h00 – 22h00

TX DATE:                                             SUNDAY 22 February

GENRE:                                               MOVIE (Foreign)

This light, gentle comedy from director Todd Graff stars Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah in the tale of a small-town choir determined to win a national choral competition. As the choir leaders, G.G. Sparrow and Vi Rose Hill (Parton and Latifah) band together and set out to win at any cost, supported by their eager young participants (Jeremy Jordan and Keke Palmer).

JUST ISPANI (Season 6)

TX TIME:                                              13h30 – 14h30

TX DATE:                                             TUESDAYS

GENRE:                                               EDUCATIONAL (Loc)

 

A day time program aimed primarily at youth who are about to enter the job market as well as unemployed youth. It is also aimed at attracting a secondary audience of parents , guardians as well as teachers who offer career guidance and life skills training to young people who are about to embark on career oriented studies at a tertiary institution. The show is aim is to inform young people about opportunities available to them thereby enabling them to be economically active. Presented by Mac Leshomo.

 

moreKHUMBUL’EKHAYA (Season 10)

TX TIME:                                              21h00 – 22h00 (Rep Wed @ 12h00)

TX DATE:                                             WEDNESDAYS

GENRE:                                               REALITY (Loc)

 

A docu-reality series tracking the journeys of real South African families who reunite or reconcile with lost or estranged family members. An emotional homecoming for all South Africans, Khumbul’ekhaya, shows how through reconciliation and forgiveness, broken or damaged relationships in our families can be healed, and in the process, heal our nation … person by person, family by family. In each show, spark laughter and tears, as viewers reflect on their own family relationships and are moved to implement positive change in their own homes. A heartwarming show bringing stories from all corners of South Africa, Khumbul’ekhaya brings South Africans back home! Presented by Andile Gaelesiwe.

 

KIDS NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS

TX TIME:                                              06h00 – 06h30

TX DATE:                                             MONDAY – FRIDAY

GENRE:                                               KIDS

 

A News Show that brings topical news items to children in a style and language they understand. The popular news programme covers news items in all Nguni languages, as well as Afrikaans, Sepedi, Tshivenda, Xitsonga, Setswana, and Sesotho.

 

KULCHA KWEST

TX TIME:                                              17h30 – 18h00

TX DATE:                                             SUNDAYS

GENRE:                                               DOCU-REALITY (Loc)

 

Culture is our values, belief systems and way of life; Kulcha Kwest, as the name says takes young people on a cultural quest. We witness emotional journeys through case studies, as they experience, understand, engage and participate with their culture. The overall quest, at the end of the journey, shows how we begin to infuse tradition and culture into our modern lifestyles, so that it can evolve and still from an active part of our identity today. Culture can never be something old and of the past. It has relevance today, the challenge is how do we allow it to occupy our present.

 

The show involves young South Africans aged 18 to 30 as they go on a personal journey to experience and understand their culture. Kulcha Kwest is filled with knowledge about different South African cultures, traditions and practices, as well as the significance of preserving our cultures as South Africans. Presented by Siyabonga Mdlalose.

 

LIVE-AMP (Season 16)

TX TIME:                                              21h00 – 22h00 (Rep Sundays @13h00)

TX DATE:                                             FRIDAYS

GENRE:                                               MUSIC (Loc)

 

The popular Friday-night music show on SABC1 Mzansi Fo Sho with exciting features for viewers including the following: the Top 5 Chart – where viewers are encouraged to vote for their favorite video of the week; Live Amp Sessions – hanging out with artists in their own space; Live Amp Shout Outs – the show goes to the viewers at various functions and in the streets to get them to send shout outs and also request their favorite videos; Live Amp Vaults – is an old-school throw back song selection; Wall of Fame – a video that has been voted no 1 for 6 weeks is retired on the wall of fame; and Video Mixing featuring a popular DJ mixing videos live on air.

 

The show is presented by Luthando Shosha, DJ Warras and Pearl Thusi.

 

LUNCH TIME NEWS

TX TIME:                                              13h00 – 13h30

TX DATE:                                             MONDAY – FRIDAY

 

Lunch Time News on SABC1 is offered in Nguni languages. IsiZulu News broadcast on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and, IsiXhosa News on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  The News Bulletin at 13h00 carries live crossings on breaking stories and studio guests as an when necessary. It comprises local and foreign news coverage, Economics News and Indicators and Sports.

 

MAKING MOVES (Season 6)

TX TIME:                                              13h30 – 14h30

TX DATE:                                             MONDAYS

GENRE:                                               REALITY MAGAZINE (Loc)

 

A reality magazine show that celebrates and promotes young successful South African entrepreneurs. Each week Making Moves profiles a budding entrepreneur who runs a company that has been in existence for over a year, is between the ages of 18 and 35, can prove some level of cash flow into the business, but has some teething problems. Profiled businesses are paired with a mentor (business guru) who gives the entrepreneurs advice on how to improve the running of their companies. All businesses are given a space of three weeks to act on the challenges they are given to help them grow. Presented by Siya Mdlalose.

 

MATT HATTER CHRONICLES

TX TIME:                                              14h30 – 15h00

TX DATE:                                             MONDAYS

GENRE:                                               KIDS (Foreign)

 

Matt Hatter Chronicles is a ground breaking animation series where each episode is like a mini-movie. Designed to thrill boys, attract girls and appeal to the hero in us all. Matt was just an ordinary boy until he stumbled upon the Hatter family secret. The Hatters are defenders of a gateway to a different dimension, the Multiverse. To save our world and the Multiverse, Matt must battle and capture infamous villains from Movie, Myth and Legend.

 

MOKA PELO

TX TIME:                                              18h00 – 18h30

TX DATE:                                             WEDNESDAY 11 February

GENRE:                                               REALITY (Loc)

 

Mokapelo is a Setswana word that can only be explained in English as partner of my heart.

 

Mokapelo is a love make-over show aimed at primarily women between the ages of 29 and 45 still looking for love. Women in this age group are ready for long lasting relationship. With the changing of gender status between men and women, women are also going into the love field to aggressively explore their preferences and making hard decisions to prepare for the lifelong commitment that we all come to desire at some point.

 

The selected target market falls within the age group of those who are ready for a commitment. But, looking for that lasting love after a lifetime of bad love habits can be quite challenging. And the world and the humanity struggles to find that mokapelo they deserve.

 

Mokapelo asserts “that finding true love is possible and that true love awaits you”.

 

MOST DANGEROUS WAYS TO SCHOOL

TX TIME:                                              22h00 – 23h00

TX DATE:                                             MONDAY 09 February

GENRE:                                               DOCUMENTARY (Loc)

 

Facing the most extreme conditions, the children in this series must march, climb or swim their way to school. In doing so, they fear neither brutal cold nor dangerous terrain. They must conquer floods and face wild animals. And yet they have only one goal in sight: a better life. But the path towards this goal is a breathtaking mixture of adventure and danger. These children have the most spectacular and most dangerous way to school in the world: sometimes the most beautiful as well…

 

This series captivates through a unique mixture of breathtaking scenery, enormous struggle and danger coupled with childlike curiosity, happiness and

inquisitiveness. Everyday routine meets the spectacular.

 

For most, getting to school is just a routine; for these children, it can be a brutal challenge. The difficult, often dangerous way to school, dramatically shows just what some people are prepared to overcome in the hope of a better life. In the midst of the breathtaking nature on one side and the challenges that face the children on the other, it becomes uniquely clear how important the opportunity of education is for so many people in the world.

 

The series will accompany the schoolchildren from some of the world’s most remote locations; The Himalayas, Kenya, Nepal, Oymyakon in Russia and Peru; beginning with their living environment and continuing over the way to school until they reach their goal. It will take its viewers on an adventure to some almost impossible to reach destinations, where the students navigate the narrow path between survival and the thirst for knowledge.

 

MUTUAL FRIENDS

TX TIME:                                              20h30 – 21h00 (Finishes on 03 Feb)

TX DATE:                                             WEDNESDAYS

GENRE:                                               YOUTH DRAMA SERIES (Loc)

 

Mutual Friends follows the life of Badanile, a 19 year old first year varsity student with a strong rural background, who discovers that her bursary has been taken away from her due to a technical glitch caused by her poverty. She struggled to get internet airtime and therefore she accepted the bursary after the deadline and so her spot went to another student. With no other options left, Badanile gets help from the socially awkward trust fund baby Jabu Dlamini, also 19, to meet his father and her hero, renowned neurosurgeon Zweli Dlamini. Badanile impresses Doctor Zweli enough that he gives her a last minute bursary from his student trust fund.

 

However, varsity life in the big city proves to be a bigger challenge than she thought. With little money and a small stipend, Jabu invites Badanile to move into his large loft apartment with him and his best friend, Sizo, 19, the socialite and ladies’ man on campus, whom Badanile disdains with a passion. But Badanile struggles to keep up with her privileged roommates and with the fact that she is now a small fish in a big ocean called Jozi.

 

Cast: Phila Madlongozi (Thabiso); Jafta Mamabolo (Jabu); Luthuli Dlamini (Dr Zweli); Carol Behane (Dr Lindiwe); Neo Ntlatleng (Sizo); Vinolia Mashego (Patty); Hamilton Dlamini (Pat); Zimkitha Nyoka (Badanile); Vuyisile Pande (Veli); and Jabu Tshabalala (Nobayile).

MY WORLD

TX TIME:                                              13h30 – 14h30 (Finishes on 04 Feb)

TX DATE:                                             WEDNESDAYS

GENRE:                                               REALITY (Loc)

 

What gives birth to an art form or a subculture? Is it just the need to express oneself for artistic reasons or is it a means for knitting social fabric? My World is an intimate portrait of young South Africans who collectively give us a broader view of the many complex subcultures that define the born frees. This show is a celebration of the creative discipline and the burning need for self-expression, community and pride. Through the use of their senses, the born frees transcend space and time to venture into a world only they can understand.  From their intimate personal tales, interviews and interactions with other characters, each episode transports the viewer into the souls of each of the characters in the show.

 

MZANSI INSIDER

TX TIME:                                              09h00 – 10h00

TX DATE:                                             SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

GENRE:                                               BREAKFAST SHOW (Loc)

 

A fresh breakfast show on SABC1 Mzansi Fo Sho, exploring Mzansi’s Pop Culture, from a youth perspective. The show tackles broad magazine, and entertainment content, perfectly pitched for a relaxed Saturday & Sunday mornings. Mzansi Insider is a platform that directly reflects what’s on the youths’ mind – from what they are reading, watching, surfing on the net or listening to on radio. The breakfast show reflects on home-grown talent, from celebrities, to professionals, to shining the spotlight on ordinary South Africans doing extraordinary things.

 

NFVF/SABC BLACK WOMEN & YOUTH

FILM INITIATIVE: HEROES

TX TIME:                                              20h30 – 21h00

TX DATE:                                             THURSDAY 12 February

GENRE:                                               DRAMA (Loc)

 

Set in 1994, just before South Africa’s transition to democracy, HEROES pokes fun at a white suburban community, terrified that a black family might move into their pristine neighbourhood. Ryan Murray, recently divorced and at a loss, returns to his childhood home to bury his father, and finds the suburb in an uproar. A community member is threatening to sign an offer to purchase, and the prospective homebuyer is rumoured to be black.

 

NFVF/SABC BLACK WOMEN & YOUTH

FILM INITIATIVE: THE MANICURIST

TX TIME:                                              21h00 – 21h30

TX DATE:                                             THURSDAY 12 February

GENRE:                                               DRAMA (Loc)

 

Diana is manicurist to the elite. She is a perfectionist with nails, has a firm and soothing touch with massage and she’s a warm and caring listener – it seems she was born to make beautiful women even more beautiful. But Diana has a secret. A singer with a God-given talent, she was poisoned by a traumatic childhood experience. She believes she was denied the opportunity to share her voice and vocation with the world but she’s buried her resentment deep.

 

NFVF/SABC BLACK WOMEN & YOUTH

FILM INITIATIVE: THE DANCE

TX TIME:                                              20h30 – 21h00

TX DATE:                                             THURSDAY 19 February

GENRE:                                               DRAMA (Loc)

 

THE DANCE tells the story of Vishal and his lover, the doomed Vidya, who are partners in the tradition of classical Indian Kathak dance. They move from rural KwaZulu-Natal to the city of Durban to try their luck as professional dancers, finding moderate success. Vidya, however, is plagued by self-doubt and turns to drugs to ease her insecurity.

 

NFVF/SABC BLACK WOMEN & YOUTH

FILM INITIATIVE: THE STATE

TX TIME:                                              21h00 – 21h30

TX DATE:                                             THURSDAY 19 February

GENRE:                                               DRAMA (Loc)

 

As South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy, THE STATE looks 20 years ahead to a dystopian future. A system of apartheid exists between those who are blindly obedient to the State and those who are not. Supporters reside in the gated suburbs where there is service delivery and work opportunities for all. Detractors are relegated to deprivation in the townships and can only enter the gated communities with a rarely-issued Pass. This is the world that 24-year old Nomzamo learned to survive in after her activist parents’ death.

 

NFVF/SABC BLACK WOMEN & YOUTH

FILM INITIATIVE: THROUGH HER EYES

TX TIME:                                              20h30 – 21h00

TX DATE:                                             THURSDAY 26 February

GENRE:                                               DRAMA (Loc)

 

When Somi returns from the United States to marry Sipho, her long time fiancé, she is confronted by the father who abandoned her as a child, and who now heads up the negotiations around her lobola.  Things are complicated further when Somi begins to suspect that her betrothed has not been entirely faithful during her absence. She goes into a tail-spin of uncertainty, trying to reconcile the images of the men in her life with the reality that now faces her.

 

NFVF/SABC BLACK WOMEN & YOUTH

FILM INITIATIVE: BOUGAINVILLEA

TX TIME:                                              21h00 – 21h30

TX DATE:                                             THURSDAY 26 February

GENRE:                                               DRAMA (Loc)

 

Lola once had an original writing voice, but now she’s a fashion blogger consumed with the pretence of a fashionably quirky and desirable lifestyle. She awakens on the day she will host a chic dinner party to secure a vapid ‘Chick Lit’ book deal.

 

NGEMPELA

TX TIME:                                              19h30 – 20h00

TX DATE:                                             THURSDAYS

GENRE:                                               LOCAL DRAMA SERIES

The series seeks to translate the world of tabloid newspaper into a unique television experience – telling these Mzansi stories without being overly sensational and controversial. The self-contained episodes will feature stories ranging from; romance and unrequited love, raw ambition and back-stabbing, to dishonesty and intrigue.

 

The series stories will be introduced via an actual printed tabloid poster introducing the viewer into the coming intrigue. And, every episode will end with comments by the actual individuals the stories portray.

 

Vaal TV Network – presents distinct and recognizable tabloid stories in a dramatic, shocking and yet funny way!

 

NOW OR NEVER (Season 2)

TX TIME:                                              18h00 – 18h30 (Finishes on 02 Feb)

TX DATE:                                             MONDAYS

GENRE:                                               REALITY (Loc)

 

We all reach a tipping point at least once in our lifetime. This is the stage where we finally dig deep within ourselves to search for answers. This is the point when we drop everything to pursue that elusive dream. It’s that time when we are forced to take decisions that could change, make or break our lives forever. It’s a decision we take for better or for worse all in the name of bringing about much needed change. This is the point when we start living out stubborn dreams and chasing obstinate goals. It is about when WE ALL REACH A NOW OR NEVER MOMENT!

 

NYAN’ NYAN (Season 2)

TX TIME:                                              18h00 – 18h30 (Rep Wed @11h00)

TX DATE:                                             TUESDAYS

GENRE:                                               REALITY (Loc)

 

A 13-part, 24 minutes youth reality series. The show is driven by real stories from real people all over South Africa. The show focuses on individuals in a relationship, who want to ‘tell a secret’ i.e. the show gives the ‘confessor’ a platform to confess and explain their situation to their ‘partner’ with the hope that the partner will understand and continue to build their relationship. Presented by Luyanda Potwana.

 

NYAN’ NYAN (Season 3)

TX TIME:                                              18h00 – 18h30 (Rep Wed @11h00)

TX DATE:                                             TUESDAY10 February

GENRE:                                               REALITY (Loc)

 

A youth reality series driven by real stories from real people all over South Africa! The show provides individuals in relationships a platform to confess and explain their situation to their partner with the hope to build improved relationship. The show has a travel confession mobile where couples can engage in privacy and under the support of the presenter and the behind the scenes psychologist. The show’s aim is to encourage truth and honesty within relationships by encouraging couples not to shy away from revealing the truth to their partners that might hold back their relationship from growing.

 

PIT FIGHTER (Year 2005)

TX TIME:                                              22h00 – 00h00

TX DATE:                                             FRIDAY 13 February

GENRE:                                               MOVIE (Foreign)

 

In the brutal world of Mexican pit fighting, every brawl could be your last, and even if you do win there’s no guarantee of survival. Few fighters can claim the endurance of mysterious pit-fighting champion Jack, and though he may have no memory of his past that certainly doesn’t hold him back from becoming one of the most formidable fighters that the underworld has ever seen. As his shadowy past is slowly illuminated by the growing recollections of the unsavory characters who populate this sordid universe, Jack soon begins to realize that his past may be returning with a vengeance, and it may take every ounce of strength and courage to see the dawn of another day. Cast: Dominiquie Vandenberg, Steven Bauer, Fernando Carrillo, Steven Graham, Stana Katic. Directed by Jesse V. Johnson.

 

REAL GOBOZA

TX TIME:                                              19h30 – 20h00

TX DATE:                                             SATURDAYS

GENRE:                                               MAGAZINE (Loc)

 

The lifestyle magazine show offers the closest distance between our viewers and their celebrities! It is a slick, glossy, fun and fast paced show about beautiful people and what they are up to. The show walks a fine line between humorous gossip and tacky gossip. Real Goboza exposes Mzansi viewers to an “in-depth” and sometimes intrusive look into the sublime lives of our celebrities. Filled with dazzling events, interesting gossip, scoops, profiles, spoofs, fashion, lifestyle and much more, the show is an action packed weekly presentation of Mzansi’s fast, trendy glam and entertainment life. Presented by Phat Joe, Sinazo Yolwa and Amanda du Pont.

 

REFLECTIONS ON FAITH

TX TIME:                                              05h00 – 05h02

TX DATE:                                             FRIDAYS

GENRE:                                               RELIGION

Christian Devotion. Reflections of faith are messages of inspiration, peace and love from the Islamic community that are shared with the community. These reflect important universal, human values where scholars and leaders of the faith share joy and inspiration to all South Africans.

 

ROOTS

TX TIME:                                              17h30 – 18h00(rep Sundays @12h30)

TX DATE:                                             SATURDAYS

GENRE:                                               MUSIC (Loc)

 

A local traditional music show that caters for South African’s traditional and indigenous music genres. It is this designed to provide valuable entertainment and to fulfill a national concern for the preservation of culture as expressed in the milieus of art, music and dance. Roots showcases the various genres of traditional and indigenous music. It is a mixture of education and entertainment. Tebogo Mahlaela and Ngizwe Mchunu.

 

SELIMATHUNZI (Season 27)

TX TIME:                                              19h30 – 20h00 (Rep Wed @11h30)

TX DATE:                                             TUESDAYS

GENRE:                                               VARIETY (Loc) (Multi)

 

SABC1’s popular locally-produced variety series, regularly travels to all the regions in the country, spotlighting special events and glamorous functions, highlighting the latest trends, fads and fashions. In response to viewer letters and requests, the Selimathunzi presenters and crew attend local functions around the country – from 21st birthday parties to matric farewell dances. In the “Dreams Can Come True” insert, viewer requests are granted on a merit basis. Presented by Zizo Beda and Lunga Shabalala.

 

 

SHIFT

TX TIME:                                              11h00 – 12h00

TX DATE:                                             MONDAYS & TUESDAYS

GENRE:                                               EDUCATIONAL (Loc)

 

Shift is carefully formulated to get viewers thinking and talking about shifting their mindsets and changing their attitudes. The show is fast moving, jazzy and up beat. Its aim is to influence attitudes and behavioral changes amongst unemployed, unmotivated and insecure audiences.  Shift provides a forum for discussion on a variety of subjects; finance, self esteem, entrepreneurship, empowerment, health, success stories, parenting, gender, education, tourism, environment, technology, arts, culture and social issues.

 

Guests on Shift includes role models in all arenas from social to political; from financial to psychological; young achievers are also showcased, any young person going places. Shift inspires others in their quest for achievement.

 

The presenters on Shift are Aaron Moloisi, Rhulani Baloyi and Kamohelo Bombe.

 

SISTAS WITH SOUL

TX TIME:                                              21h00 – 22h00

TX DATE:                                             TUESDAY 03 February

GENRE:

 

 

SIYAKHOLWA

TX TIME:                                              06h30 – 07h00

TX DATE:                                             SATURDAYS

GENRE:                                               KIDS (Loc Current Affairs)

 

The presentation of the programme is to create an environment to work together to produce a series of foundational, educational, innovatively creative television programmes for children of the 5-9 year old age group . This pioneering educational children’s programme will target young parents and their children of this foundation years. The programme will use puppets and live action that draw on South African culture and traditions to help children optimally develop their social, emotional and intellectual capacities, regarding moral education and value.

 

SKEEM SAAM (Season 3)

TX TIME:                                              18h30 – 19h00(Rep @10h00 Mon-Fri)

TX DATE:                                             MONDAY – FRIDAY

GENRE:                                               DRAMA (Loc)

 

Skeem Saam is a blend of stories about the journey to manhood. It examines the plight of today’s male children and the tough challenges they face transitioning into manhood. The underlying premise for the local drama series is that real men are made, not born. Teenage boys naturally challenge themselves. They wish to find out what their limits are. Lizo will explore his journey in a safe way but Kwaito and Tbose will take life-threatening risks. Who will survive to see his 21st birthday? Who will grow into a healthy, responsible man? What are the responsibilities to fathers, uncles, teachers, and neighbours towards shaping the next generation of men?

 

The series takes a close look at the lives of three teenage boys and their families. It examines how these boys deal with issues of masculinity, gender relations, relationships; self esteem, etc.

 

Cast includes: Clement Maosa “Kwaito”, Cornet Mamabolo “Tbose”, Patrick Seleka “Katlego,” Africa Tsoai “Mr. Maputla,” Harriet Manamela “Mrs. Maputla,” Eric Macheru “Leeto,” Lydia Mokgokoloshi ”Granny,” Mankoko Mokhari “Sebolaishi,” Paulina Motlatswi “Mapitsi,” Lerato Marabe “Pretty” and Dieketseng Mnisi “Ma Ntuli.”

 

SKYROOM LIVE (Season 3)

TX TIME:                                              22h15 – 23h15

TX DATE:                                             SATURDAYS

GENRE:                                               MUSIC SHOW

 

A music show that presents an entirely fresh and innovative way to view live performances, Sky Room Live is a thrilling new event to hit South Africa’s music scene. The show features live performances by some of South Africa’s leading artists, broadcasted live onto social networks like Facebook and Twitter or simply on the Sky Room website.

 

SOCCER ZONE 2014

TX TIME:                                              21h00 – 22h00 (Rep Tues @12h00)

TX DATE:                                             MONDAYS

GENRE:                                               SPORT (Loc)

 

It’s regarded as the most interactive and best-informed soccer show in the land. Soccer zone brings you all the midweek and weekend soccer action – all the goals, all the controversies, all the talking points. There’re interviews with players, coaches and fans, as well as analysis from the experts. And the moments of brilliance as well as the moments of madness are all showcased on the show. Nothing escapes the prying cameras from Soccer zone. Presented by Thomas Mlambo.

 

SPORTSBUZZ 2014

TX TIME:                                              06h30 – 07h00

TX DATE:                                             FRIDAYS

GENRE:                                               KIDS (Loc)

 

A programme for the whole nation, SportzBuzz jumps from elite schools with all the facilities, to rural schools in squatter camps, with less than nothing but a spirit to compete, and a yearning to develop. The programme is about showcasing young talent no matter the color, or the sport! Cricket, tennis, soccer, rugby, karate.

 

SPORTS @ 10

TX TIME:                                             22h00 – 23h00 (rep Thurs @ 12h00)

TX DATE:                                             WEDNESDAYS

GENRE:                                               SPORT

 

The current affairs magazine show covers headline stories in sport and interviews with sports personalities who will provide insight into the stories behind the headlines. The show previews upcoming local and international fixtures and profile some of the greatest names in the game. Sport Preview Show will present sports issues in a hot, witty, contemporary and vibrant manner, whilst addressing all the important and controversial issues in sport. The show is presented by Thomas Mlambo.

 

STEALTH FIGHTER (Year 1999)

TX TIME:                                              22h00 – 00h00

TX DATE:                                             FRIDAY 20 February

GENRE:                                               MOVIE (Foreign)

This action-adventure saga stars rapper turned actor Ice-T as Turner, who was once an ace pilot for the Air Force before faking his own death ten years ago. Now, in cahoots with an underground arms dealer who has gotten his hands on a nuclear submarine, Turner steals a Stealth bomber and together they intend to hold the U.S. government hostage. But one of Turner’s friends from his days in the military (Costas Mandylor) knows his old pal just well enough to be able to guess his next move as he tries to foil their plot and keep America safe. Directed by Jay Andrews.

STEVE HARVEY SYNDICATED SHOW

TX TIME:                                              16h30 – 17h30

TX DATE:                                             MONDAY – FRIDAY

GENRE:                                               TALK SHOW (Foreign)

Steve Harvey” is a one-hour daytime show hosted by TV personality, comedian, radio show host and best-selling author, Steve Harvey. Each weekday in his new multi-topic show, Harvey will talk to real people with real issues and bring his funny, fresh, insightful and common sense approach to everyday problems. Drawing from his varied life experiences, Harvey will entertain, inform and inspire, covering a vast range of relatable topics such as marriage, dating, finance, parenting, work place issues, friendship and the daily dramas we face throughout our lives, all with his unique comedic spin. Hosted by Steve Harvey.

SUNDAY LIVE

TX TIME:                                              19h30 – 20h00

TX DATE:                                             SUNDAYS

GENRE:                                               CURRENT AFFAIRS

 

A special news broadcast series that is a live bi-lingual English and IsiZulu News Current Affairs show that is aimed at previewing/discussing all matters related to the South African Nation. This series provides deep insight into matters of national importance that impact on the health of our democracy as wide-ranging as Politics, Elections, Policy matter in Parliament, Education and Economics. Hosted by Tumelo Mothotoane

 

TAKALANI SESAME

TX TIME:                                              07h30 – 08h00

TX DATE:                                             MONDAY – FRIDAY

GENRE:                                               KIDS

 

The local version of the UK’s Sesame Street targets 90% of preschoolers aged 3 to 6 years, who have little or no access to formal Early Childhood Development programmes. This show covers the school curriculum based on numeracy, literacy and life skills.

 

TASK FORCE

TX TIME:                                              22h00 – 23h00 (Finishes on 19 Feb)

TX DATE:                                             THURSDAYS

GENRE:                                               LOCAL DRAMA SERIES

 

How does an average person recognize evil or crime? Does it have a badge; is it a certain look in a person’s eye? Can it be told from the person’s clothes, race, religion or gender? What makes certain people challenge evil while some run away from it? Is it that people are born inherently good or evil or is it situations and society that makes them so; that moulds them into the being they are. Are certain races or genders more inclined to certain crimes than others? What makes a man rape, kill or maim another human being and show no remorse? These are the questions that Joseph Ndlovu asks himself on a daily basis, probably before he has finished his first of many cups of coffee.

 

The story is set in Johannesburg and revolves around the office of Inspector Joseph Ndlovu of the Serious & Violent Crimes Unit. Actual cases will be explored and weaved into fictional narratives to keep the series relevant, fresh and resonant.

Cast includes: Rapulana Seiphemo (Joseph), Florence Masebe (Lindiwe), Tsholo Maseko (Jackie), Lunga Shabalala (Zuko), John Lata (Moloi), Themba Nofomele (Lwandle), Tumi Ngumla (Kamohelo), Amanda du Pont (Christelle) and, Mmarona Kgwere (Sandy).

 

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (Season 2)

TX TIME:                                              14h30 – 15h00

TX DATE:                                             THURSDAYS

GENRE:                                               ANIMATED SERIES (Foreign)

 

Four pizza-loving mutated turtles emerge from their hidden lair in the sewers of New York City and use their martial-arts skills as crime-fighters. Voices: Jason Biggs, Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Rob Paulson, Mae Whitman, Hoon Lee, Kevin Michael Richardson, Nolan North.

 

TEENAGERS ON A MISSION (Season 6)

TX TIME:                                              16h00 – 16h30

TX DATE:                                             MONDAYS & TUESDAYS

GENRE:                                               KIDS (Loc)

 

The science and technology show begins when Mr E, a frequency of energy from the future contacts Thami and Nolwazi and tells them that they need to find a theory to save the earth and future from destruction. The children soon realize that everything is connected; energy is a vibration in everything, even music. Through their journeys they learn about life and themselves and how important communication is. Life orientation lessons meet science when Thami doesn’t know how to communicate with a girl in school that he likes. All sorts of weird happenings take place when the blueprints of the teleportation device are stolen!

Tomz, part factual, part fictional with some drama, comedy and science fiction will be broadcast in a fair spread of Xhosa, Sotho, Sepedi, English and Zulu with full subtitles in English”

 

TEMPY PUSHAS (Season 2)

TX TIME:                                              20h30 – 21h00

TX DATE:                                             FRIDAY 13 February

GENRE:                                               DRAMA SERIES (Loc)

 

A local drama series set against the backdrop of the lavish fashion world and juxtaposed with the vibrant township culture. Tempy Pushas focuses on two giant fashion houses, two families – a poisonous saga of greed, revenge and buried pasts, as the multi-million rand fashion market lies waiting… for the taking! The series brings to light the grit and reality behind the fashion industry – going beyond the just the luxury, celebrity and style associated with the industry. Exposing the everyday trials and tribulations and exploring various themes including: realising potential; exploitation; loyalty; complexity of relationships and love.

 

TERMINAL FORCE (Year 1989)

TX TIME:                                              22h00 – 00h00

TX DATE:                                             FRIDAY 27 February

GENRE:                                               MOVIE (Foreign)

 

A suspended cop tries to rescue a kidnapped victim who is the daughter of a star witness against the mob. Cast: Richards Harrison, Troy Donahue, Dawn Wildsmith, Jay Richardson, Jimmy Williams, Jeffery Culver, Angela Porcell. Directed by Fred Olen Ray.

 

THANDEKA’S DIARY

TX TIME:                                              19h30 – 20h00

TX DATE:                                             MONDAY 09 February

GENRE:                                               COMEDY SERIES (Loc)

Thandeka is a local comedy series about the growing pains of a 16-year-old girl from Kagiso, in the West Rand. Her boastful dad is a mechanic and her protective mom is a self-employed seamstress. Thandeka spends her days coping with strict teachers, parental control and the need to feed her curious mind. She is an outcast at the height of puberty with an extra-ordinary mind that seems to often land her in sticky and hilarious situations. With each diary entry, every week is an adventure with curious Thandeka. Tune in each week for a dash of THAT’S SO RAVEN, a pinch of FAMILY MATTERS, and a healthy dollop of EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS, and see Thandeka and her family win their way into the hearts of the country, one crazy day at a time.

 

THE BEST YEARS (Season 1)

TX TIME:                                              22h00 – 23h00

TX DATE:                                             SUNDAYS

GENRE:                                               YOUTH DRAMA (Foreign)

Samantha Best has been shuffled and tossed through foster homes throughout her entire life and now she has been accepted to a prestigious college in Massachusetts for four years. She has to learn to deal with college life, friends, enemies, and new loves along the way. With so many things coming her way will she be able to focus on school and not let anything get in the way of her scholarship? Cast: Charity Shea, Brandon Jay McLaren, Jennifer Miller, Athena Karkanis, Nial Matter, Randal Edwards, Alan Van Sprang, Sherry Miller, Ashley Morris, Ron Lea, Chris Gallinger, Siu Ta. Created by Aaron Martin.

 

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL

TX TIME:                                              08h00 – 08h30

TX DATE:                                             MONDAY TO FRIDAY

GENRE:                                               SOAP

 

In this popular daytime soapie, the lives of both Forrester and Spectra families intermingle through generations, leading to romance, passion, heartbreak and intrigue in the storyline as vivid and exciting as today’s gossip headlines.

 

THE GAME (Season 6)

TX TIME:                                              22h00 – 23h00

TX DATE:                                             TUESDAYS

GENRE:                                               DRAMA SERIES (Foreign)

 

THE GAME stars Tia Mowry as Melanie Barnett, a young, intelligent medical student, who is also the girlfriend of an eager rookie football player, Derwin Davis (Pooch Hall). Melanie decides to pass on her chance at attending Johns Hopkins Medical School to be with Derwin after he is recently chosen to play for the San Diego Sabres as the new third-string wide receiver.

As Melanie tries to adjust to her new lifestyle, she meets Tasha Mack (Wendy Raquel Robinson), single mother and manager of Malik Wright (Hosea Chanchez) who is a charming star quarterback for the San Diego Sabres and Kelly Pitts (Brittany Daniel), the satisfying wife of Jason Pitts (Coby Bell) who is a thrifty star player for the San Diego Sabres. With the help of Tasha and Kelly, Melanie learns how the game is played amongst the women behind the athletes. Created by Mara Brock Akil.

 

THE LINK (Season 3)

TX TIME:                                              18h00 – 18h30 (Rep Thurs @11h30)

TX DATE:                                             WEDNESDAYS

GENRE:                                                LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE (Loc)

 

The link is a powerful, exciting, socially relevant and empowering lifestyle movement targeted at 18 – 28 year old South African women. The property offers a one stop shop for everything the trendy and aspirational woman needs in this social media regulated world we live in. So if it’s fashion trends you are after, the hottest red carpet events, screen melting hunks of the week, local and international entertainment news – The Link is designed exclusively around you. Presented by Lerato Kganyago.

 

UZALO

TX TIME:                                              20h30 – 21h00

TX DATE:                                             MONDAY 09 February

GENRE:                                               DRAMA SERIES (Loc)

 

The series chronicles the intricate lives of the central characters, Mxolisi Shange and his shadow, Snethemba “Sne” Shange. 25-year old Mxolisi Shange is an honest, hard-working male, with a beautiful voice and a deep respect for God. But Mxolisi was raised up in the Khumalo household, under the sway of Nkululeko – a thug who’s only real God is money. Snethemba Shange is an entrepreneur, a hustler and a man of huge personal magnetism, growing up under Njabulo Shange, in a household of highly conservative values and religious beliefs – that he’s never been able to live up. When these two young men fall in love with Nombuso – a beautiful young rural woman with a heart of gold and the voice of an angel – the two families are set on a collision course that will set in motion a chain of events that leads to the discovery of the terrible secret, a discovery that will change everything…forever.

 

VAYA MZANSI

TX TIME:                                              21h00 – 21:30

TX DATE:                                             THURSDAYS

GENRE:

 

Vaya Mzansi promises the thrill of motorbikes on the open road intertwined with the spirit of inquiry and adventure. The show follows two travelling companions in South Africa’s first motorcycle travel show. In the first of its kind, the show sees two popular celebrities, Angie from Roger Goode show on 5 FM and the most celebrated South African musician DJ Cleo, travelling the country on motorbikes. Vaya Mzansi will be broadcast every Monday at 18:30.

 

From the cities of Jozi to the rural districts of the Eastern Cape, our two travelers will be searching for the soul of the nation. Our intrepid motorcyclists will unearth interesting stories – political, historical, criminal, ideological – all seen through the eyes of local people.

 

YILUNGELO LAKHO 2014

TX TIME:                                              13h30 – 14h30 (rep Mondays @12h00)

TX DATE:                                             FRIDAYS

 

A Consumer Affairs TV show that tackles topical consumer stories. The show is multi-lingual because of the diversity of viewers interested in the topics it covers. Yilungelo Lakho is an interactive live show presented by two alternating presenters. The show aims to inform and educate consumers on their rights and provide guidance. Every episode focuses on a particular topic – kicking off with an insert which serves as a background/scene-setter piece on the topic to be tackled, after which studio guests/experts or commentators discuss and dissect the issues and provide analysis and insight for the benefit of our viewers. Telephone lines are open during the show for viewers to participate. Yilungelo Lakho attempts to educate, inform and advise consumers on issues pertaining to their rights and provides remedies on their consumer related problems. Presented by Sisanda Jonas and Alicia Jali.

 

ZAZIWA 2

TX TIME:                                              19h30 – 20h00 (Rep Thurs @14h00)

TX DATE:                                             THURSDAYS

GENRE:                                               MUSIC SHOW (Loc)

 

Zaziwa will give viewers a chance to get to know their favourite celebrities through the music that has helped shape their lives. This is music that is reminiscent of the particular celebrity’s life experiences eg: their childhood, first kiss, difficult times, time spent with family, their travels and any other life experience or memory that would be triggered by a specific song. Zaziwa will also feature one-on-one studio interviews with these celebrities as they take viewers through their interesting journeys supported by music videos from their musical influences.   Presented by Actress, television presenter and Radio DJ – Pearl Modiadie.

 

ZHENG HE’S VOYAGE

TX TIME:                                              14h30 – 15h00

TX DATE:                                             WEDNESDAYS

GENRE:                                               KIDS (Foreign)

 

In year 1405, Zheng He’s first voyage started. Over tspecial envoy of Ming Dynasty’s Emperor, Zheng He completed 7cross-Indian Ocean voyages with a fleet of as many as 28,000 sailors and 200 boats. Starting from southern China, his fleet sailed to more than 30 island and coastal nations in Southeast Asia (such as India and Sri Lanka), Middle East (such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt) and Africa (such as Kenya and Mozambique Channel).

 

ZORRO GENERATION Z

TX TIME:                                              08h30 09h00

TX DATE:                                             SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

GENRE:                                               KIDS (Foreign)

 

This version of the Zorro story features a descendent of the original Zorro, named Diego De La Vega as the original Zorro, fighting crime and the corrupt government of Pueblo Grande in a near-future setting. He rides a motorcycle called the Tornado–Z (after the original Zorro’s horse) and wields the Z–Weapon, a multi–purpose laser weapon which can act as a gun, sword or whip.

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