Where to stream Grassroots, Being Bonang S3 and more local drama

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This month, a number of hot South African shows have launched – from Mzansi Magic’s Impilo: The Scam to brand-new coming-of-age rugby series Grassroots. 

With streaming services like Showmax and DStv’s free DStv Now app, they are all available to watch online – stream episodes every week, or save them up to binge-watch. And if fictional drama isn’t your vibe, how about some real-life spectacle with South Africa’s Queen of Drama, Bonang Matheba? 

Grassroots S1

In this new coming-of-age drama, two boys are forced to overcome a family feud and work together when they're sent from their rural town in the Eastern Cape to a posh private school in Johannesburg.

Rugby is the ticket to a new life for Asanda and Monwabisi, who've both earned scholarships to St Sebastian's. As they adjust to life in the prestigious school, they realise they'll have to put their historic differences aside if they're going to survive.

Grassroots is a co-production between 1Magic and Showmax. New episodes air on 1Magic, and are available to stream on DStv Now and Showmax on Fridays at 19.30. 

Impilo: The Scam


In an attempt to pay off his debts, a greedy opportunist manipulates his desperate son into scamming the community through a pyramid scheme called Impilo. What follows is a series of events that land both father and son in grave danger.

Impilo airs on Mzansi Magic every Monday at 20:30 and the latest episodes are available to stream online with DStv Now.

The Republic


Make a date with South Africa's first female president as she embarks on a mission to fight corruption and restore dignity to the country. The star-studded cast includes the likes of Siyabonga Thwala, Flo Masebe, Masasa Mbangeni, Warren Masemola and Thuli Phongolo.

Catch The Republic on Mzansi Magic every Sunday at 20:00. 

After airing on TV, the series is available to stream on DStv Now.

Being Bonang S3

There’s no one like Bonang Matheba. She’s the queen of the South African entertainment industry, and she’s constantly in the news for her glamorous outfits and outrageous antics - not to mention her high-profile business deals. 

We can’t wait to see what she’s up to in the third season of her reality show, debuting on 1Magic, DStv Now and Showmax on 19 July at 19.00. The first two seasons of Being Bonang are also available on Showmax. 

Want more local drama? 

Stream long-running dramas like The River and The Queen and The Throne on Showmax, and binge the entire series from the beginning. 

How to get DStv Now 

DStv subscribers get DStv Now at no extra cost. Go to now.dstv.com to register and start streaming.

How to get Showmax

Sign up for a 14-day free trial at Showmax.com. DStv Premium subscribers get Showmax at no extra cost - just go to the website to sign up. DStv Compact and Compact Plus subscribers can add Showmax to their subscription for just R49pm