Shaka iLembe: A Historical Drama Series That Celebrates the Legacy of Shaka Zulu

Shaka iLembe

Shaka iLembe is a South African historical drama series that tells the story of Shaka Zulu, one of the most celebrated and controversial figures in African history. The series is set in the 18th century and follows Shaka’s rise from a young boy to the powerful king of the Zulu nation. The series is produced …

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“Rudest bachelor” on Date My Family falls for Miss Velvet

Date My Family Tawanda

At first glance, Sunday’s bachelor on Date My Family, Tawanda Taruvinga, a 24 year old Durban entrepreneur, seemed to be a charming, intelligent, pleasant young man. But as the saying goes, the more you speak, the more you reveal your true character; on one of the most shocking episodes of Date My Family, Tawanda soon …

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Cheating is the new cool for Mzansi Magic queens

Mzansi Magic The Queen Gomora

Mzansi Magic – DStv channel 161 – is home to South African produced soapies. Since the launch of the channel in 2010, we have come to know Mkabayi Zungu, Queen Qondi, Queen Mosadi, Claudia Motaung, Lindiwe Dikana, Harriet Khoza and Thathi Ndaba. Mzansi Magic’s leading ladies – the queens of drama – all possess beauty, …

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Sandra Stein negotiates house arrest for Mam Sonto [Gomora]

Sandra Stein defends Sonto and Mazet in court

Sandra Stein, a stickler for pre-trial research, would have known that Mam Sonto Molefe – real name Connie Chiume – is facing serious charges. Sonto has twice evaded jail before. Detective Mahlasela – real name Kabelo Moalusi – thought he could bury Mam Sonto, but in the end, he dug his own grave. His underling, …

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Brutus goes berserk as Noma leaves him for Charlie [The Queen]

Brutus beats up Charles The Queen Mzansi

Brutus Shakespeare Khoza (real name Themba Ndaba) is not a man for sentimentality or romance. His life is simple; wake up, drink beer, eat, drink whisky, go to the “butchery” and repeat. Love does not feature on his list of priorities. It must have been a surprise to his system when NomaPrincess Matshikiza (real name …

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A bloody wedding for Mam Sonto [Gomora]

Sonto weeps for Mike

After Sonto Molefe’s husband abandoned her with two children, she turned to a life of crime in order to raise her kids. When she celebrated her birthday in November, Sonto Molefe (real name Connie Chiume) had two grownup children and three grandchildren at her party. Issa celebration y’all! 🎉 Happy Birthday Mam’Sonto! We can’t wait …

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Showmax launches pop-up live streams of kykNET and Mzansi Magic


Showmax subscribers in South Africa are now able to live stream kykNET and Mzansi Magic 24/7 with the launch of two pop-up channels on the streaming service. ALSO READ: The Real Housewives of Durban now coming first and exclusive to Showmax Showmax is testing live streaming of two of South Africa’s most popular local channels. …

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11 African highlights to stream on Showmax, from Chasing the Sun to Die Verhaal Van Racheltjie de Beer


Streaming internet TV service, Showmax, has published a list of best 11 African highlights to stream, from Chasing the Sun to Die Verhaal Van Racheltjie de Beer, Unmarried to Legacy. The list includes a unique combination of hit African content, first and exclusive international series and premium documentaries. ALSO READ: 11 African highlights to stream …

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Lungelo Mpangase’s skincare secrets

Lungelo Mpangase

In her recent movie, idlozi, which is currently airing on Mzansi Magic, actress Lungelo Mpangase was as radiant as a gemstone. Starring in the Mandi Mkize scripted film, alongside her hunky bae, Tiisetso Thoka, Lungelo plays a girl who falls in love with her childhood friend. The most standout feature on Lungelo is her glowing …

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From boy to man – the growth of Melusi from Isibaya

Melusi caught redhanded

He was just 16 when he made his Isibaya debut as the mischievous 14 year old, Melusi Zungu. Nkanyiso Mzimela’s character has literally grown up right before our eyes. Jabu steps in, in Mpiyakhe's absence, to talk some sense into Melusi. Tune into #Isibaya now! — Isibaya Mzansi Magic (@IsibayaMzansi) January 17, 2017 Remember …

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