Here's what you should be watching on TV this week

Johannesburg - From a legend of South African music to a Kardashian with a hot body, here's everything you might enjoy watching this week.

Expect something for everyone from nature lovers to film buffs. 

Here's what is hot on the box:

Sunday, 5 March

Mama Africa

Miriam Makeba, an inspiration and a legend. The first black African woman to achieve international stardom. Tune in to learn more about this home-grown icon.

BET (DStv channel 129), 16:30

The X Factor UK

The judges for this popular show are Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh. Join them as they look for a rare talent to train.

Vuzu (DStv channel 116), 20:00


David Duchovny, Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis ... enough said.

TCM (DStv Channel 137), 20:00

Soul Sessions

A celebration of local music talent in an unplugged set that is sure to leave your soul well replenished.

Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161), 13:30

When Love Comes Knocking

This local film sees a young woman who writes a book about reaching for success instead of love. But, as contrary as life can be, she then proceeds to fall in love before it’s published.

Mzansi Wethu (DStv channel 163), 16:00

Monday, 6 March 

Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian

If anyone knows how to strike back with a sexy body, it’s Khloé Kardashian. Join her in this reality series as she offers people the chance to transform themselves with the help of a team of trainers and stylists.

E! (DStv channel 124), 20:00

Tuesday, 7 March


Models try to balance life, work and love in the series premiere of this reality show that follows top models at an agency that caters to transgender individuals.

Vuzu Amp (DStv channel 103), 19:30

Wednesday, 8 March

MTV Shuga: Down South

Hip-hop star Kwesta and Afro-pop diva Seyi Shay star as themselves in the new season of this acclaimed youth drama.

MTV Base (DStv channel 322), 21:30


A multifaith magazine show that is hip and happening, sharing the stories and experiences of faith with young people in South Africa.

SABC1 (DStv channel 191), 12:30

Bone of my Bones

This local drama follows a group of four men who have been friends from childhood into adulthood. Follow them as they wrestle with life, careers and relationships.

SABC2 (DStv channel 192), 21:30

So Cosmo

Takes Cosmopolitan magazine readers into the offices of the world’s biggest female media brand headed by editor in chief Joanna Coles. But it’s not all fashion, fun and runways. It’s hard work and there’s lots of drama among the Cosmo staffers.

E! (DStv channel 124), 13:10

Big Little Lies

A subversive, seven-episode miniseries with an ensemble cast that includes Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon. It explores a tale of murder and mischief while unravelling society’s myth of perfection.

M-Net (DStv channel 101), 20:30

Thursday, 9 March

BET A-List

A weekly update on fashion, music, movies and entertainment, as well as the hottest celebs of the moment. Be sure to keep an eye out for the return of Nandi Mngoma.

BET (DStv channel 129), 18:35

Friday, 10 March


Lawrence and Issa try to find their power-couple groove, but this proves to be difficult. Lawrence meets with a headhunter who expresses concern at his lacklustre job-hunting record.

Vuzu (DStv channel 116), 22:00

Hole In The Wall Family Edition

An adaptation of the Japanese game Brain Wall (AKA Human Tetris), players must contort themselves to fit through cutout holes of different shapes in a large polystyrene wall moving towards them as they stand in front of a pool.

SABC2 (DStv channel 192), 20:30

Red Cake Not The Cooking Show

Hosted by comedians Tumi Morake and Alan Committee, Red Cake serves up entertainment to the tunes of a house band led by well-known musical maestro Zwai Bala.

SABC2 (DStv channel 192), 19:00

Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court

A husband doubts the paternity of his youngest child. DNA and lie detector tests are the order of the day. Be sure to see how the complexities of these sensitive issues unfold.

eKasi + (OpenView HD channel 105), 16:30

Saturday, 11 March

Auction Hunters: Weapons of Past Destruction

Ton and Allen find Masonic swords, a Japanese samurai blade and a Nixon-era polygraph machine.

Discovery (DStv channel 121), 7:55

Catching Monsters: Tug of War

The bluefin tuna season is drawing to an end. Will the team catch one before the fish head south?

Animal Planet (DStv channel 183), 8:15