Wednesday, January 6, 2016
e.tv adds travel show, Double-Up Mzansi Style with Seipei Mashugane and Tats Nkonzo; adds new episodes of local regional documentary series.
e.tv is adding a new 13-episode travel show Double-Up Mzansi Style with presenters Seipei Mashugane and Tats Nkonzo and roll out further new episodes of the free-to-air channel's regional documentary series.
Double-Up Mzansi Style, produced by Luna Films, will start on e.tv on Monday 8 February at 20:30.
Seipei Mashugane and comedian Tats Nkonzo, previously seen on e.tv as the satirical singer in Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola, take motorbike rides through South Africa, exploring heritage sites and interviewing fascinating people along the way.
e.tv's thematic regional documentary series will broadcast new episodes from Sunday 24 January at 18:30.
These documentary episodes will also be added to MultiChoice's DStv Catch Up service and be available on demand on DStv Explora decoders after broadcast.
The documentary series with episodes from various provinces, is focused on telling regional South African stories with episodes from the North West, Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and the Eastern Cape.
"These documentaries depict the lives and trends of ordinary South Africans who are making great strides in their communities," says Monde Twala, the managing director of e.tv channels.
"Each episode takes the viewer through a unique journey of discovery and learning. It's important that we continue to document South African culture and trends."
Here's the broadcasting dates and episode synopses of the local documentaries on e.tv:
Ingoma - 24 January
Ingoma is a celebration of indigenous music. The documentary follows the preparation phases of the groups that would be taking part in the December event. Nkululeko Mthembu negotes with various stakeholders - traditional leadership, elders and government officials - at the same time trying to gather and learn as much about iNkosi Dingane.
Forging Ahead – 31 January
Forging ahead is a film about relationships. A young man from a poor background is surrounded with nothing more than good positive relationships and he uses those as his springboard to change his school marks and write his future.
Durban City Explosion (KZN) – 7 February
In the streets of Durban the performers bring shoppers and people of different nations to a standstill. They perform in the streets of the city centre and onlookers marvel as kids, who are barely teenagers showcase their discipline, talent and agility.
VenRap: Taking Hip Hop To The Streets (Limpopo) – 14 February
"VenRap: Taking Hip-Hop To The Streets" is a documentary about two Venda young men, Oriel Makhokha and Fhululani Nemahunguni, who set off to start a digital station Venrap Radio. The station helps to give exposure to Venda hip-hop artists.
Strings (Free State) – 21 February
A young violin player returns to her Free State hometown after her musical studies took her all over the world. Her dream is to become a professional musician and go as far as her music will take her. First she has to battle against the preconceived ideas and indifference towards classical music and poverty.
Ikhankatha (Eastern Cape) – 28 February
A documentary that seeks to explore and uncover the secrets, the failures, and the successes of Ikhankatha through the initiation period. It feature two most successful and most sought after traditional nurses in the area of Whittlesea. The area has relatively no deaths or gross injuries during the initiation season. These traditional nurses are most celebrated and have no educational background.
Mama Nofoti (Eastern Cape) – 6 March
The film is a slice in the life of a 66 year old female boxing promoter, Nofoti Mtimde, from Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. It pays tribute to the woman who has been involved in boxing for over four decades. As a female promoter, Nofoti has faced challenges like not being recognized or taken seriously in the township of Motherwell.
Ukuthomba (Mpumalanga) – 13 March
Ukuthomba is an initiation process in the Ndebele culture also known as iqude for young girls.