Reality shows, doccies and drama on TV this week!

2017-02-05 06:01

Cape Town - What's good on the box this week? City Press' Grethe Kemp gives you the scoop on what to watch on TV this week.

Sunday - 5 February 

Ultimate Braai Master

Channel: (DStv 194)

Time: 16:00


Tune in for a brand-new season of this popular local outdoor cooking show. Hosted by Justin Bonello, the show promises a jam-packed and delicious season with great prizes worth R2m up for grabs. In this episode, we get to meet the teams.

Omang – Who Are You

Channel: (DStv 194)

Time: 18:30

A series of documentaries that follow ordinary South Africans of all races on a journey to celebrate their cultures and traditions. Each episode follows an individual as they take us through a particular cultural practice/event.


Channel: (DStv 194)

Time: 19:30

Tracee Ellis Ross recently took home her first Golden Globe for best actress in a TV comedy or musical for her role as Rainbow Johnson on this show. The first season is currently on, so now is the perfect time to see what all the fuss is about.

Mama Africa

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 20:00

An unforgettable portrait of Miriam Makeba, the world-famous South African singer and civil rights activist who devoted her life to promoting peace and justice, and fighting racism around the planet.

Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric

Channel: National Geographic (DStv 181)

Time: 21:00


Katie Couric sets out across America to meet with the leading scientists, surgeons and experts of their fields to answer questions about gender identity. This film examines the role of science, politics and culture on gender, shedding light on the countless untold stories of struggle, understanding, ignorance and love.

Monday - 6 February

The Rap Game

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 20:00

Rapper and music mogul Jermaine Dupri mentors five hot aspiring young rappers towards stardom. While in the mansion, the kids will be tasked with learning every aspect of the music business in the hopes of achieving their ultimate rap superstar dream.

Tuesday - 7 February 

Raw Silk

Channel: SABC1 (DStv 191)

Time: 21:00

Follows 13 local fashion designers who have amazing talent, but zero opportunity to be recognised. The show takes raw talent and transforms it into a well-packaged designer with a bright future.

Wednesday - 8 February 

Ladies First

Channel: Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time: 17:35

A topical local talk show. In this episode, the hosts discuss the way same-sex unions are regarded in Africa.

Married by Mum & Dad

Channel: TLC (DStv channel 135)

Time: 20:00


A modern-day take on an old school tradition, this series looks at voluntary arranged marriages to see if they can make a real-world success. Men and women who have been unlucky in love agree to put their love lives and future into the hands of their parents.

Thursday - 9 February

State of the Nation Address 2017

Cjannel: (DStv 194)

Time: 19:00 

President Jacob Zuma delivers the state of the nation address to a joint sitting of the National Assembly and the national council of provinces.

Throwback Thursday

Channel: SABC1 (DStv 191)

Time: 19:30


A look at all the social-media happenings which will keep connected but busy viewers updated on what went down online.

Original Sin: How Sex Changed the World

Channel: National Geographic (DStv 181)

Time: 21:00

This series shows us how sex collides with and is often the motivating force behind things in our world, from science to politics, pop culture and social interaction. Using interviews, archival footage, filmic recreations and animation, it uncovers how sex impacts on humanity.

Friday - 10 February

Nickelodeon’s Genius

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 15:00

Hosted by Lihle Msimang and Thapelo Hlophe, this new kids show solves puzzles and problems in science and maths for kids aged nine to 13 from all over the country. The aim is to find SA’s smartest kids while demonstrating what fun learning about these vital subjects can be.


Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 18:00

This local film follows two first-year students as they try to survive their first night at university when they are invited to the freshers’ bash.


Channel: M-Net (DStv channel 101)

Time: 20:30

Based on the 80s drama of the same name, this revamped crime caper follows a young Angus MacGyver (Lucas Till), who goes on a mission to recover a missing bioweapon.

Married At First Sight South Africa

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 20:50

Follows singles who have failed to find love, and have decided to put their hearts in the hands of a team of experts. They select their perfect partner, and the couples then meet for the first time at the altar. 

Saturday - 11 February 

Follow The Rules

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 18:00

A comedic half-hour docu-series centred around Grammy-nominated rapper turned actor Ja Rule, and the hectic household that he and his wife, Aisha, are trying to keep under control.

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