SABC3's new reality shows kick off this week

Uyanda (Photo: Supplied)
Uyanda (Photo: Supplied)

Johannesburg - The school holidays are about to kick off in South Africa and there's lots to watch on TV.

Here are City Press' picks of what to watch:

Sunday, 2 April

Our Perfect Wedding

Mzansi Magic (DStv 161), 19:00

Thembisa Mdoda continues her journey as the presenter of this popular wedding show. In tonight’s episode, we are introduced to couple Lebo and Khulekani.


BET (DStv 129), 20:00

Filmed along the borders between Mexico and the US; Spain and Morocco; Israel and Palestine; and South Africa and Zimbabwe, this beautifully shot documentary explores the way in which walls divide the human beings who live next to them.

Monday, 3 April

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

TLC (DStv 136), 15:10

Two men attempt some of the craziest acts in science to determine whether they are possible or not.

Follow the Leader

SABC3 (DStv 193), 20:30

Hosted by financial expert Farnoosh Torabi, this series shadows industry forerunners to learn their secrets of success. In each half-hour episode, Torabi follows a different business leader to understand what it takes to make it big.

Tuesday, 4 April

Lokshin Bioskop: The Tokoloshe Slayer

Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163), 13:30

A Tokoloshe slayer is ready to leave the slaying game behind until a sangoma tells him that he is cursed and cannot quit. Tune in for the adventure and suspense, Mzansi-style.

The Hostess with Lorna Maseko

SABC3 (DStv 193), 20:30

TV personality Lorna Maseko shows viewers how she sets up spectacular parties with exciting themes that are reflective of our diversity.

Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott

Vuzu Amp (DStv channel 103), 17:00

Thirteen aspiring young musicians are picked to tour the US with the legendary Missy Elliott and are set a series of industry-related challenges. The winner will sign with Missy’s label.

Driving in Heels

SABC3 (DStv 193), 21:00

Hosted by motoring journalist Vuyi Mpofu, this new series especially for female drivers is packed with fascinating information, from car reviews to driving techniques and basic maintenance.

Wednesday, 5 April

Adventure Capitalist

SABC3 (DStv 193), 15:00

Entrepreneurs get a chance to showcase their products in the environment they are designed for – outdoors.

Dinner Date

SABC3 (DStv 193), 19:30

Love is on the menu for single guys and girls. This dating show for food lovers sees a singleton choose three blind dates from a selection of five, based entirely on menus they have created.

Tyres and Braaiers

SABC3 (DStv 193), 20:30

Two presenters, a world-class chef and a comedian travel across five provinces in a pimped-up vehicle while showcasing South Africa en route to a braai.

Uyanda: It’s On

SABC3 (DStv  193), 21:00

Get a fresh, exclusive peek into the fast-paced, jet-setting lifestyle of media and entertainment entrepreneur Uyanda Mbuli as she expands and deepens the roots of her growing lifestyle and entertainment brand.

Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party

BET (DStv 129), 21:00

Yup, you heard that right – business mogul (and ex-con) Martha Stewart teams up with rap star (and ex-con) Snoop Dogg for a cooking show that brings a whole new meaning to the term “pot roast”.

Thursday, 6 April 

Thula’s Vine

SABC3 (DStv 193), 19:30

This new drama series features Thula, a charming, well-known radio personality living the high life in Jozi, who is caught having a secret affair with a well-regarded, married politician.

Friday, 7 April

Kasi-licious (DStv 194), 17:30

Hang out with 26 of your favourite celebrities as they cook a kasi dish that holds a special place in their hearts. Join Tol A$$ Mo and see what he’s cooking up in the kitchen.

Soap on a Rope

SABC3 (DStv 193), 19:30

This comedy-drama unfolds on the set and behind the scenes of a struggling South African soap opera.

The Net 2.0 (DStv 194), 22:40

The sequel to the 1995 film, has a separate and unrelated plot.

The life of a young computer systems analyst is thrown into turmoil when, after arriving in Istanbul to start a new job, she finds her credit cards useless, her bank account empty, and her identity stolen.

Saturday, 8 April

Is That A Fact?

SABC3 (DStv 193), 16:00

This comedy game show, which tests celebrities’ gift for fiction, is hosted by irreverent comedian Chris Forrest. Four panellists take on the audience and each other in a variety of cleverly imagined games.

The Good Life

SABC3 (DStv 193), 18:30

This is an original series in which radio host Ernest Pillay takes the audience on a nostalgic musical journey with some of South Africa’s influential icons.