Can you survive Survivor SA?

2013-07-02 12:27
Johannesburg – The popular reality show is back for a fifth season, and has added a few twists. Although the location is not yet known, M-Net has revealed that the two Survivor tribes will be lead by two sports stars in an effort to spice up the well-worn formula.

Rugby veteran Corné Krige and SA football legend Mark Fish are named as Tribe Captains for the new season, a new twist not only for South Africa but also for the original American Survivor series. Although they won’t be eligible for the R1 million prize, they will attempt to coach their teams into winning the challenges. Nico Panagio will back as the presenter.

Previous seasons were set in Panama, Malaysia, Santa Caroline and lastly the Maldives, which indicates that the next location will probably be another island beach setting. In the previous seasons only one man has ever won, Klein Karoo actor Hykie Berg, who is also known for his roles in Egoli and Binneland.

Audition details

Looking to air in 2014, auditions for the next round of contestants will be starting on 1 August in Johannesburg, with following auditions in Cape Town on 8 August and Durban on 15 August. Registration opens at 9:00 but M-Net’s website advises that you get there at 8:00 as auditions will be done on a first-come-first-serve basis.

On the website, the producers of “Survivor South Africa: Champions will be looking for individuals who are fit, have personality, and ultimately the X factor that will set them apart and make them a suitable Survivor contestant.“

Remember to bring some snacks for the queue, your ID or passport, a registration form and your own brand of personality. The form also stipulates that you should be able to swim well and motivate why you want to be a Survivor Castaway.  Check out M-Net’s website for more details.


  • patrick.masseyhicks - 2013-07-02 12:47

    Didn't watch past season 1, which was completely scripted / acted. And poorly acted at that. A bunch of "unknowns" who all looked fairly familiar.

  • sagrenm - 2013-07-02 12:49

    Putting in celebrities and giving them a free pass all the way through to the end defeats the social principles of the game. Maybe Mnet realises from previous experiences that putting ordinary citizens on the show doesn't do enough for their ratings. Why not have Fish and Krige have their own celebrity battle elsewhere on the island for their charities. What gives them the right to captain very capable citizens if Krige and fish are fair game they would probably be voted off early in the game.

  • Tiaan Smith - 2013-07-02 12:54

    Anyone can Survive Survivor SA!It's only 27 days and it's not as nearly as tough as the American version!So over Celebs already!Season 3 and 4 had Celebs on it!Boring

  • Al Loots - 2013-07-02 13:17

    Oh gawd. More Saliva. Thank goodness for uncapped internet. No adds, no droll same old same old shows.

  • Chreamz George - 2013-07-02 14:02


  • Wonky Donky - 2013-07-02 14:26

    I watched one episode, just one. There was no voting out, some chick decided to rather encourage the others to vote her out as she couldnt cope anymore??? WTF!!! Also, the presenter sounded like they had just come from a funeral, so boring, so embarasing to see the "Survivor" copy in such a disimal state. Wont watch again.

  • Sisie Indola - 2013-07-02 14:49

    Regurgitating old cr*p with a new spin - hoping to make the ratings - i really would hate to tell you - it doesn't work.

  • BatongaBoro - 2013-07-02 14:50

    therer must surely be little doubt that they will try and get Oscar in this to help sell it a bit overseas.

  • Nicholas Fraser - 2013-07-02 18:12

    Well i think i am going to give it a go. Might be fun.

  • Benjamin Franklin - 2013-07-03 08:54

    I can't survive watching it :D

  • Phumlani Makhaye - 2013-08-22 14:08 much hate? why do I get a feeling some comments are either those that failed auditions or work for other channels.....kidding, this is democracy....right?

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