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The Ranakas are back on Mzansi Magic

Posted by radio On October - 1 - 2018 Comments Off on The Ranakas are back on Mzansi Magic

Tune into Mzansi Magic (DSTV channel 161), on 11 October for The Ranakas season three premiere. This lively and refreshingly authentic family will be on our television screens every Thursday at 20:00.

Recapping on how the second season ended, Mama Siba started studying at a culinary school and pursued her dream of having a cook book. Ntate Ranaka experienced health difficulties and gave Mama Siba a scare when he had a heart attack.

 

Ranaka, the youngest sibling was trying to find himself and was pursuing his dreams in the music industry. Michelle and hubby Mzingisi officially became Mr and Mrs Ranaka. They also became first time parents! Mpumi, who is married to a German man was dealing with a long-distance relationship, family and career life. Dineo and Mpumi were not seeing eye to eye and were constantly at logger heads.

 

This season Michelle and Mzingisi deal with typical challenges of being newlyweds as well as the excitement of parenthood. Find out if Mzingisi has gotten over his bachelor days and old habits.  Manaka, actress and mom, is on a journey of personal growth and healing. Dineo, radio and television presenter is passionate about building an empire and is still aiming for the stars.

 

Who has moved back home and why? And will Mpumi and Dineo settle their differences and get along? Tune into The Ranakas every Thursday at 20:00, from 11 October on Mzansi Magic (DSTV channel 161).

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With the eagerly anticipated DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards quickly approaching, voting fever is reaching an all-time high.

 

Scores of local entertainment fans are battling it out on the voting lines as they fight for their favourite stars to be declared Mzansi’s best-loved on the big night of 24 November 2018.

 

To show their appreciation to the stans, the DMVCAs are gifting fans with a chance to interact with some of their faves at three popular venues in Joburg, Durban and Pretoria – a once in a lifetime chance for many!

 

Watch out for The Herd’s most stylish witch, Winnie Ntshaba at Maponya Mall on Saturday, 29 September. She’ll be joined by fellow actors, Abomama’s Khanyi Mbau, Skeem Saam’s Clement Maosa, Lockdown’s Dineo Nchabeleng and Isidingo’s Motlatsi Mafatshe. And the cherry on top? The Queen’s SK Khoza will be there to MC the whole event!

 

Those who will not make it to Maponya Mall will get another chance to mingle with the stars the following Saturday, 06 October, when The Queen’s Patronella (Thembsie Matu) takes over the State Theatre in Pretoria with her big personality. Matu will be joined by Kabelo Moalusi for a fan meet-and greet, with Somizi making sure to keep things even more entertaining as the MC.

 

Durban will see Somgaga return to host the last leg of the fan treat at the Suncoast SunDeck on the 27th of October. Much-loved actor, Linda Sebezo from Isibaya will be joined by Ukhozi FM’s flamboyant SelBeyonce to give the public some love. Now if that’s not a party, we don’t know what is!

The activations will be from 12:00 – 15:00 and free of charge, so make sure not to miss a chance to see your fave and let them know you’re voting for them! Thank us later!

Remember to also nominate someone for the 1Life Life Changer award, courtesy of headline sponsor 1LIFE and DStv, and help put a smile on the face of a hardworking and dedicated community leader who will receive a cash prize of R20 000 (Twenty Thousand Rand). Viewers can nominate by visiting  www.mzansimagic.tv/dstvmvca

How to vote:

•             Viewers can vote for free on web and mobile at www.mzansimagic.tv/dstvmvca

•             Via SMS by sending your SMS short code to 39201

•             By dialling *120*33033# on their mobile and following the prompts.

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Fridays are going to be majorly lit! Yup, season 2 of Gqom Nation heads to your small screens from Friday 21 September at 18:05 on MTV Base and streaming online on DStv Now. 

 

Still new to the Gqom scene? No worries, it’s never too late to get just as hyped as us, South Africa and even the rest of the world have!

What is Gqom?

Originating from Durban, Gqom is a genre of deep house music. The sound is distinct with bass beat production. It gained much traction overseas starting in London.

Who is a part of the Gqom scene?

Many have jumped onto the scene, but we could say that Okmalumkoolkat, DJ Tira, DJ Bongz, Lord The Dj, Dj Noffoh, Dj Nkaa, Rudeboyz, Distruction Boyz, DJ Maphorisa and Babes Wodumo are some of the most notable within the genre. Thanks to Gqom, we can saying they’re #GoingGlobal with the all the attention.

Has Gqom really gone international?

Yes, it has! Just recently we saw Korean boy group BTS (Bangtan Boys) release their new track called Idol that has some serious Gqom inspo threaded through – and the music video is equally giving us South African vibes. Oh, did we forget, there’s even a version of the song with Nicki Minaj?

 

Let’s not forget our Gqom queen Babes Wodumo making it onto the Black Panthersoundtrack! Who couldn’t – and still can’t – get enough of the song Redemption? This genre has definitely become one of the most fastest climbers in popularity and brought upon some incredible success for our homegrown artists.

Get into gear for season two of Gqom Nation from Friday 21 September at 18:05 on MTV Base and streaming online on DStv Now.

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DStv honours our diversity… and similarities

Posted by radio On September - 20 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

September is Heritage Month and we’re celebrating this special time by releasing a fascinating, South African-produced documentary on DStv Catch Up.

DStv Now can be accessed online at now.dstv.com or through the app for tablets and smartphones. The app is free to download on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and is available to all DStv customers. Live channels and DStv Catch Up content is available to all DStv customers.

 

Entitled So Where Do I Come From, the show centres around DNA and gene mapping – technologies that reveal some incredible truths about people and our shared history. In the words of geneticist, and associate producer of the show, Dr Himla Soodyall: “We can change our language, culture or place of abode in the space of a generation, but our genes will always remain an indelible record of our ancestral past.”

 

While South Africa is a country renowned for rightly celebrating its diversity, there is also a lot that we have in common. “Thanks to this documentary,” says Yolisa Pahle, CEO for General Entertainment at MultiChoice, “understanding the things that we have in common should unite us without taking away from the power of our diversity.  So Where Do I Come From is the  story of the fundamental building blocks of life  – our DNA.”

 

And there’s no escaping the truth of our past, as gene mapping reaches back into the annals of time, going back an astonishing 170 000 years! So Where Do I Come Fromtested the DNA of several well-known South Africans – such as former President, Nelson Mandela – and the results were astonishing.

 

 

Don’t forget to tune into this riveting documentary on Catch Up on DStv Now from 24 September, or on Catch Up Plus on your internet connected DStv Explora.

 

 

DStv Now can be accessed online at now.dstv.com or through the app for tablets and smartphones. The app is free to download on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and is available to all DStv customers. Live channels and DStv Catch Up content is available to all DStv customers.

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DStv Now recently launched four new lean-back apps. These apps make it possible to turn any TV in the house into an easy-to-use DStv hub without the need for a decoder. The new apps are available for the following devices:

– Samsung smart TVs (selected models from 2015 onwards)

– LG smart TVs, specifically most 2017 and 2018 models running webOS 3.5 and 4.0

– Apple TV (4th generation & newer)

– Media players running Android TV (Google-certified devices only)

 

How to install the new DStv Now app for smart TVs and media players:

  1. Connect the TV to the internet using ethernet cable or Wi-Fi
  2. Access the App Store from the TV, search for “DStv Now”, and install the app
  3. Once installed, the app will display a code on the TV screen
  4. On a laptop/desktop, go to now.dstv.com and sign in
  5. Once signed in, go to now.dstv.com/tv and enter the code displayed on the TV, then click on the “Sign in on TV” button
  6. The app will now be live on the TV

Don’t have a Connect ID? Go to https://connect.dstv.com/registration/en-za to get one.

DStv Now is an internet streaming video service free to all DStv customers (the specific content available is linked to the customer’s DStv package). Data is not included with DStv Now and usage may be charged by a customer’s ISP or mobile network.

With DStv Now, two different streams can be viewed on separate devices simultaneously. This means a single account can be used to watch TV via a decoder in the lounge, a movie on a tablet in the bedroom via DStv Now, and sport on another smart TV using DStv Now. It’s also a great way for kids who are away from home to get the most from the family’s DStv subscription.

 

 

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The 2018 edition of the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival will take place from October 9th – 19th 2018 at venues across the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town. This year’s industry program is focused on opportunities that will have tangible beneficial outcomes for the film industry through various mechanisms.

The CTIFMF announced its ENGAGE program to specifically address the crucial elements of audience development and film promotion, often the biggest challenges for even the most well funded and well produced films.

The following professionals have been selected to take part in the program:

This seven-day workshop under the guidance of international expert Valeria Richter has been designed specifically for the South African market and will empower delegates with the most relevant tools to promote films and develop audiences.

At the end of the workshop, each participant will be assigned a project from the WIP and will be expected to deliver an Audience Design Strategy, with a cash prize awarded to the most prolific two of the lot to craft an Audience Design Strategy in collaboration with the Festival Board for CTIFMF 2019.

Carolyn Carew, Executive Producer – Free Women Films

Faye Kabali-Kagwa, Founder –  Six Degrees from Home

Motheo Matsau,Chief Marketing & Sales Officer – Sterkinekor

Moses Serugo, Journalist & African Movie Night – Kampala Founder

Nolwazi Magwaza, Account Executive/Co-owner – Versfeld & Associates/Memeza Communications

Sarah Summers, Filmmaker/ Programmer – Black Filmmakers Festival

Thandeka Zwana, Production and Development Executive – Indigenous Films

Sean Drummond, Creative Producer/ Writer/ Co-Founder – Be Phat Motel Film Company / Shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival

In response to her selection, Thandeka Zwana has this to say: “What I see in this opportunity is space to grow, learn, turn it into a sustainable and effective business model.”

Sean Drummond is also excited about the opportunity, “I’m honoured and excited to take part and look forward to learning, expanding my networks and getting to be involved in ground level on some incredible projects.”

For more information on the CTIFMF, to secure delegate badges to the industry program or for tickets, please visit www.filmfestival.capetown

“I have attended festivals as a guest and only worked on the DIFF and it’s market DFM, so the opportunity of being one of the eight Audience Engagement Strategists has got me excited, but most importantly knowing I am adding value to the South African film industry fills my heart,” explains Nolwazi Magwaza.

According to Cape Town International Film Market Elias Ribeiro, “The strong group of professionals we have assembled for our ENGAGE program will have an impact in how local films are delivered to audiences in the long run. The collective brain power we have between different disciplines involved in distribution, exhibition, publicity, creative producing and festival programming is remarkable. We hope this will be the start of a lasting and strategically planned rise in popularity of locally crafted cinema.”

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Watch The EMMY® AWARDS live on M-NET!

Posted by radio On September - 16 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

The 70th Emmy® Awards will be broadcast live on M-Net channel 101 DStv on Tuesday 18 September at 02:00, with a delayed additional airing on the same day at 21:00.

 

This means M-Net’s Tuesday primetime line-up will change: The Blacklist, Animal Kingdom, and Strike Back will be off air to accommodate the prestigious awards show. This year’s hosts are Saturday Night Live’s dashing duo Colin Jost and Michael Che.

In the Outstanding Drama Series category, The AmericansGame of ThronesThe Handmaid’s TaleThis Is Us and Westworld are dominating the nominations’ slate, and as always, M-Net has brought you these acclaimed series first. The most nominations went to fan favourite Game of Thrones, with 22 mentions across all categories; and Westworld came in second place with a close 21 nominations.

Here are this year’s nominees:
Shows in bold are those that are currently on M-Net or shows that have been on the channel in the past year.

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish 
Aired on 1Magic.
Ted Danson, The Good Place Season 2 aired on M-Net 101 in May 2018.
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 9 aired from May – July 2018. Season 10 will be on later this year.
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Bill Hader, Barry Season 1 aired on M-Net 101 from April – June 2018.
William H. Macy, Shameless Season 8 aired on M-Net 101 in November last year. Reports say Emmy Rossum (who plays Fiona Gallagher) is saying goodbye to Shameless after nine seasons.

 

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Pamala Adlon, Better Things
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Allison Janney, Mom Currently on M-Net 101, Saturdays at 18:00.
Issa Rae, Insecure Currently on 1Magic, Mondays at 21:30. Issa Rae is also in South Africa for a DStv event and will then go on holiday.
Tracee Ellis Ross,Black-ish Aired on 1Magic earlier this year
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

 

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta
Henry Winkler, Barry- aired on M-Net 101 April – June 2018
Louie Anderson, Baskets
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

 

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Zazie Beetz, Atlanta

Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne

Betty Gilpin, Glow

Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live

Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Megan Mullally, Will & Grace – airs on M-Net 101 Wednesdays at 19:30

 

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Matthew Rhys, The Americans- Season 6 starts on M-Net 101 in December

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us- season 2 aired on M-Net 101 ended in June- Season 3 starts in January 2019

Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us- season 2 aired on M-Net 101 ended in June- Season 3 starts in January 2019

Ed Harris, Westworld- season 2 aired on M-Net 101 in April

Jeffrey Wright, Westworld- season 2 aired on M-Net 101 in April

 

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones- season 8 will air on M-Net 101 in 2019

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones– season 8 will air on M-Net 101 in 2019 

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland– season 8 will air on M-Net 101 early 2019

David Harbour, Stranger Things

Matt Smith, The Crown

Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid’s Tale– Airs on M-Net 101 at 22:00 started will end 24 September

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Jessica Biel, The Sinner- Season 2 starts on M-Net 27 September at 21:00

Laura Dern, The Tale- aired on M-Net Movies Premiere on 16 July

Michelle Dockery, Godless

Edie Falco, Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders- aired on M-Net 101 September 2017

Regina King, Seven Seconds

Sarah Paulson, America Horror Story: Cult- aired on M-Net 101 February 2018

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Keri Russell, The Americans- Season 6 starts on M-Net 101 in December

Claire Foy, The Crown

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale- Airs on M-Net 101 at 22:00 started will end 24 September

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld- season 2 aired on M-Net 101 in April

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso

Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose

Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower

John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesse Plemons, Black Mirror: USS Callister

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones– season 8 will air on M-Net 101 in 2019 

Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things

Vanessa Kirby, The Crown

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale- Airs on M-Net 101 at 22:00 started will end 24 September

Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale- Airs on M-Net 101 at 22:00 started will end 24 September

Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale- Airs on M-Net 101 at 22:00 started will end 24 September

Thandie Newton, Westworld- season 2 aired on M-Net 101 in April

Outstanding Comedy Series

Atlanta

Barry – aired on M-Net 101 April – June 2018

Black-ish– aired on 1Magic

Curb Your Enthusiasm– Season 9 aired May-July 2018. Season 10 will be on later this year

Glow

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Silicon Valley  currently on M-Net 101 Fridays at 23:30

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Drama Series

The Americans– Season 6 starts on M-Net 101 in December 

The Crown

Game of Thrones– season 8 will air on M-Net 101 in 2019

The Handmaid’s Tale– Airs on M-Net 101 at 22:00, ends 24 September

Stranger Things

This Is Us- season 2 aired on M-Net 101- Season 3 starts in January 2019

Westworld- season 2 aired on M-Net 101 in April

Outstanding Reality Competition Series

The Amazing Race

American Ninja Warrior

Project Runway-aired on 1Magic

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Top Chef

The Voice- aired on M-Net 101

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver- airs Sundays on M-Net 101 

The Late Late Show with James Corden- airs on M-Net 101 Mon-Fri after midnight

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

At Home with Amy Sedaris

Drunk History

I Love You America with Sarah Silverman

Portlandia

Saturday Night Live

Tracey Ullman’s Show

Outstanding Limited Series

The Alienist

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Genius: Picasso

Godless

Patrick Melrose

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SABC 2 switches to Full HD

Posted by radio On August - 8 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

SABC 2 will start broadcasting in HD (High Definition) on DStv platform from Wednesday, 8th
August 2018 @ 00:01 CAT.

The introduction of HD will ensure that audiences enjoy a picture quality that is clearer and
crisper than was the case previously with normal SD (Standard Definition). High Definition
viewing increases the quality of the movie, sports shows to a very high viewing standard.
SABC 2 joins its sister channels SABC 1 who switched to HD in time for the FIFA World Cup
Russia and SABC 3 who converted first.

 

 

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SABC 1 Mzansi Fo Sho is excited to present its viewers a fresh and innovative content post Russia World Cup 2018. Come Monday, 16 July 2018, the channel‘s youthful audience will be treated to an exciting schedule offering comprising of cutting-edge brand new shows, new seasons and schedule movements meant to improve the channels’ competitive edge – with special focus placed on Sunday prime time viewing.

The Head of Channel at SABC 1, Clara Nzima comments: – “In line with our popular campaign of #SphetheEzishisayo, SABC 1 comes back from the adrenalin of the Russia World Cup 2018 with a bang. We will be introducing a slate of brand new shows, new seasons as well as revamped popular shows. We are very excited with our innovative Sunday drama slate and feel confident that the new offering is nothing like what the audiences have seen before. The channel is also upping the ante on the entertainment side with new shows, new presenters
and revamped popular titles. Kuzoba Lit Fo Sho!”

 

Viewers should look forward to compelling entertainment with the introduction of The Remix in the Sunday 18h00 timeslot, an adaptation of an international reality format in search of best Singer-Music-DJ/Producer team who can offer a complete new spin to favourite tracks. The show has assembled a solid team to lead and adjudicate the talent search process: – Rouge and Kgaugelo Makholwane as presenters and Mo Flava and Kelly Khumalo on the judging panel.

 

 

In view of Gospel being one of the biggest genres in the country, a brand new contemporary gospel music show, Gospel Unplugged will be introduced in the 17h30 Sunday early prime slot, with singing sensation Mmatema Moremi at the helm. New Seasons of viewer’s favourite shows will be revitalised to give the shows a fresh appeal: a new-look Live Amp returns to the screen on Friday, 20 July, at 19h30, with two new hip faces as presenters; – taking the premium music show to the next level of Friday night popular entertainment. To boost the channel’s Sunday prime time line-up SABC 1 will also introduce gripping mini- series strand dubbed – WOZA NAZO – in the 20h00 timeslot which will ensure that viewers are kept glued to their television sets. Opening with Emoyeni, a 4-part mini-series where the supernatural realm collides head-on with the ordinary – will kick-start this pioneering strand starting on Sunday, 22 July 2018.

 

 

In celebration of young female voices in the film industry SABC 1 has once again scheduled the Africa by Women Slate (now in its 3rd year) which will start airing on Sunday, 22 July at 19h30. The drama strand will feature individual Mzansi short stories written, produced and directed by female filmmakers, in partnership with the
National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF).

 

 

In line with SABC 1’s quest to heed the growing calls for inclusivity on national television, the channel will for the very first time in the history of television screen a local drama series called Ikani, in isiNdebele language. The drama series will start airing on Sunday, 30 September 2018 at 19h30. Verified, a brand new entertainment show featuring content-creators of hilarious on-line video clips is scheduled to screen from Friday, 28 September 2018 at 18h00 –
hosted by Nehemiah Tjatji.

 

 

On the international front the channel has acquired the rights to the popular street fashion reality format, Social Fabric, starting on Wednesday 18 July at 18h00. The award-winning drama series, Shuga Naija, which aims to improve young peoples’ sexual and reproductive health, will occupy the 19h30 timeslot from Wednesday, 18
July.

 

 

Watch this space for more exciting news from SABC 1.

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Celebrate the 100th year of Mandela’s birth with DStv – a pop-up channel and an innovative app.

Wednesday 18 July is an important date on the 2018 calendar.  On the timeline of world history, it marks a hundred years since the birth of one of Africa’s most beloved icons, legendary statesman and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela.

On that day, DStv will launch a special five-day long pop-up channel to celebrate and honour the extraordinary life and legacy of Tata Madiba. DStv’s Mandela 100 Tribute Channel (DStv channel 199) will be available to all DStv customers across Africa.

 

Starting on Madiba’s birthday, Wednesday 18 July, at 19:00, the channel will feature an exceptional mix of films, documentaries, archive footage from M-Net’s multiple award-winning actuality programme Carte Blanche as well as exclusive celebrity interviews.

 

“Around the globe, Nelson Mandela is revered as a hero of the struggle and as the man who led South Africa to democracy.  While striving for justice and freedom and shaping a nation, he also changed the world with his humility and indomitable spirit. We are immensely proud to dedicate a unique pop-up channel to celebrate the life and legacy of this beacon of selflessness and reconciliation, who gave hope to millions,” says Yolisa Phahle, General Entertainment CEO, MultiChoice.

 

The channel, which was compiled for DStv by M-Net, Africa’s leading storyteller, is packed with programmes that paint a powerful picture of what it meant to be Madiba – and what Madiba has meant to the world.

 

Each night at 20:00 – from Wednesday 18 July to Saturday 21 July –  DStv customers across the continent can tune in for a new director’s cut, in the form of a four-part miniseries, of the landmark film The Long Walk to Freedom (2013), based on Mandela’s autobiography which focuses on his early life and 27 years in prison, and stars Idris Elba.

 

The Mandela 100 Tribute builds up to a heart-stopping climax on the final evening: Invictus(2009), the Hollywood blockbuster directed by Clint Eastwood, starring Morgan Freemanas Nelson Mandela and Matt Damon as Springbok rugby captain Francois Pienaar.

 

It is the true-life depiction of South Africa’s victory at the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Madiba famously walked on to the Ellis Park turf in the No 6 jersey, usually worn by Pienaar, to thunderous applause before the match – a stroke of genius that spurred the Springboks on to glory.

 

Other highlights include:

The Face of Unity – a documentary with previously unscreened footage and tributes from former US President Barack Obama; golf legend Jack Nicklaus; musical genius Ray Charles, and Hollywood luminaries Samuel L. Jackson and George Lucas.

 

In the Name of Mandela, War and Peace – a summary of the political history of South Africa from the time of the discovery of gold in 1886 up to the election of Nelson Mandela as President in 1994.

 

Mandela’s Unsung Heroes – an account of the Rivonia trial in which some of Nelson Mandela’s fellow accused in the trial, that led to his incarceration on Robben Island, share their memories.

 

Countdown to Freedom –  Narrated by James Earl Jones and Alfre Woodard, this independent documentary chronicles the behind-the-scenes lead-up to the rebirth of a nation and Nelson Mandela’s triumph in South Africa’s first free elections.

 

DStv customers can also access the Long Walk To Freedom miniseries, and Carte Blancheinserts on DStv Catch Up on their PVR and Explora decoders, as well as all the content from the channel on DStv Catch Up Plus through their connected Explora or on DStv Catch Up on DStv Now.

 

HISTORY Channel launches an app and more

To celebrate the 100th year of Nelson Mandela’s birth, HISTORY (DStv channel 186) and streaming live on DStv Now, will launch an app inviting viewers to share their personal stories or moments with Mandela. The innovative campaign includes pieces curated from interviews with amongst others Bill Clinton, Alfre Woodard, Robert De Niro, Richard Branson and Bono to local stars and politicians like Devi Sankaree Govender, Basetsana Kumalo,  Saleem Mowver, Cheryl Carolus, President Cyril Ramaphosa and Bongani Bingwa. The moments will be shared live across digital and linear throughout the month of July and into August.

 

HISTORY is also giving these viewers an opportunity to be heard and become a part of the campaign by sharing their own stories on how they met Madiba, via the HISTORY app.

 

The app will allow participants to be on the platform and will allow each story to have a choice of two filter options with a selection of background music to choose from.  Selected stories will be shown and shared across their personal social media platforms, as well as showcased on History’s Facebook page.

 

Yusuf Nabee, General Manager of A+E Networks Africa says, “We are excited to launch an app that enables viewers to generate their own content and to share their moment/s with the icon that was Nelson Mandela. This initiative is supported by the Nelson Mandela Foundation.”

 

In addition, during the birthday week, special relevant programming from 16 – 22 July includes:

Idris Elba: Mandela, My Dad and Me – 16 July

Monday – 19:15

In 2013, actor Idris Elba produced and released ‘Mi Mandela’, an album inspired by his time researching and portraying Nelson Mandela in ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’. This special documents one man’s struggle in producing his first album.

 

 

Mandela City – 17 July   

Tuesday, 19:15

The formidable racial prejudice that Nelson Mandela encounters on moving to Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city, leads to his rapid politicisation and fight to topple apartheid. The programme charts the events that began one of the most legendary civil rights campaigns of the 20th century.

 

Mandela Country – 18 July

Wednesday, 19:15

The unique story of Nelson Mandela’s early years. Born in one of the most rural parts of South Africa, Mandela is adopted by the Thembu royalty after the death of his father, but the lure of the city is more powerful than an aristocratic lifestyle in the country and Mandela flees to Johannesburg.

Mandela Rivonia – 19 July            

Thursday, 19:15

An uncompromising insight into the darkest days of Mandela’s life as he becomes the world’s most famous prisoner. Despite lengthy incarceration in an apartheid prison, Nelson Mandela overcomes indignity and harshness to begin the negotiations that will eventually lead to a democratic South Africa.

Flat 13 – 20 July            

Friday, 19:20

This is the story of the apartment in downtown Johannesburg that, between the late 1940s and early 1960s, became a hub of resistance against apartheid. Nelson Mandela described it as the place where “the first seeds of non-racialism were sown and a wider concept of the nation came into being.” He was concerned that history accurately record the role played by all freedom-loving people towards the final liberation of the country.

Mandela Tribute: Farewell Father – 22 July

Sunday, 20:15

Celebrating the great stateman’s life and the achievements he brought about through his leadership, from the inception of the ANC, imprisonment and the presidency.

In keeping with the milestone week, HISTORY will be opened to DStv customers on DStv Compact, Family and Access from 16 to 23 July. Customers don’t have to do anything to get the channel as it will automatically be made available on their package.

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947 shakes up its weekday and weekend line-up with new presenters

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