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Brinnette Seopela on 'The Real Housewives of Johannesburg.' (Photo: 1Magic)
Brinnette Seopela on 'The Real Housewives of Johannesburg.' (Photo: 1Magic)

Cape Town – It's a big sporting weekend ahead so get ready to fight for the remote.

From the glamourous lives of Jozi housewives, and saying farewell to Top Billing, to two high stakes sporting events, and a drama about Leonardo da Vinci – here are our recommendations.

1) The Real Housewives of Johannesburg

Friday, 18 October

19:00 - 1Magic (DStv 103)

With these ladies, all that glitters is indeed gold, and diamonds, and rubies – not forgetting sapphires. Five new ladies join Brinnette and Cristall Kay as they let viewers into their lives of opulence, family and friendships. (Read our interview with one of the new cast members here)

2) Top Billing

Saturday, 19 October

18:00 - SABC3 (DStv 193)

After 25 years of showing us the good life the lifestyle show will air its final episode. In the finale episode Basetsana Kumalo invites us home to meet her proudest achievement, the Kumalo family; Harmony is in Dubai and a into a dream home by architect Jacques van Niekerk. (Read more here)

3) RWC quarterfinals SA v Japan

Sunday, 20 October

11:15 - Supersport 1 (DStv 201)

The Springboks go up against host nation Japan in the much-anticipated match of the weekend.

4) Premier League Manchester vs Liverpool

Sunday, 20 October

16:30 - Supersport 3 (DStv 203)

For the perfect sundowner, Manchester United welcome Liverpool to Old Trafford for one of the biggest matches of the year.

5) Da Vinci's Demons


Leonardo da Vinci was an artist, inventor and dreamer. This series takes place when he's in his 20s, living in Florence, dealing with his demons: a cruel father, political intrigue, affairs and a mysterious cult.

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht.