Thursday, September 30, 2021
Producer and director Legend Manqele again accused of allegedly stealing a TV show, says 'I've never stolen a show in my life' as The Khuzani Bo! show with Khuzani Mpungose switches from MultiChoice to SABC1.
Carte Blanche on M-Net is part of a global investigation 'of jaw-dropping scope' that it will reveal on Sunday night at 7pm.
BBC Studios sells 'riveting yet uncomfortable' British prison drama series Time to M-Net and Showmax.
BBC Studios has sold its new Time drama series, set inside a British prison, to MultiChoice's M-Net (DStv 101) as well as its video streaming service Showmax.
CORONAVIRUS. China's StarTimes behaves as if Covid-19 doesn't exist, throws Nigerian launch party in Lagos for new comedy series Okirika.
M-Net West Africa adds Dilemma and Venge as two new telenovelas to DStv's Africa Magic Showcase channel and Showmax from 4 October.
MultiChoice will add the Indian TV news channel WION from October to its DStv satellite pay-TV service for South African subscribers, and likely also subscribers elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa.
CORONAVIRUS. In 2021 Covid-19 destroyed 18 669 or 59% of all full-time jobs in South Africa's film and TV industry over the past year; Gauteng remains SA's film capital although KZN is fastest-growing.
COMIC CON CAPE TOWN 2021: 2 October pop-up day's programme includes gaming and Table top gaming, cosplay, a Star Wars and LotR quiz, sketch battles, draw sessions and a pirate sunset cruise.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
TV CRITIC's NOTEBOOK. Just another white wedding: MultiChoice and M-Net do hollow lip-service and PSAs about Covid-safety - but show DStv subscribers a whole other reality where a coronavirus pandemic apparently doesn't exist.
What on earth happened to @MultiChoiceGRP being a responsible corporate company and its policy of Covid-19 safety protocols? Where are the masks? Where are the social distancing? Shocking #DStvInternet media event. What message does this send? @DStv staff Died from Covid. https://t.co/SY6A0jhrno— TVwithThinus (@TVwithThinus) September 28, 2021
For Halloween, Paranormal Nightshift is coming to CBS Reality from 11 October telling tales from workers seeing things during 'the witching hour'.
'DUM-DUM.' Law & Order revived for a 21st season almost 12 years after its cancellation, several familiar faces likely to return to the iconic crime procedural.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Apple claims its AppleTV+ streaming service has less than 20 million subscribers and tells Hollywood's IATSE union it therefore doesn't need to pay production crews more.
INTERVIEW. Anela 'Smash' Majozi on Survivor SA: 'I'm not R1 million richer but I feel very richer for having experienced this show.'
Anela "Smash" Majozi smashed his way to second place in M-Net's Survivor South Africa: Immunity Island, making it to 39 days and just losing out to Nicole Wilmans.
You're a math educator and a rugby player. How would you say did you math skills help you in Survivor?
Smash: That's a good question, I think obviously when you are a math teacher you have a very a naturally, strategic, analytical way of viewing things and looking at a situation.
You're also a rugby coach, and a rugby
player. As a team sport it's constantly drilled home that you need to be a team
player, and we're all a team. How did you adjust between playing coach and
playing an individual strategy?
Smash: Both are of big importance just at different stages of the game, particularly at the beginning when we were still in tribes that was the name of the game: be a team player, encourage the players. So the coaching was more there.
You're a big guy. Chappies. Some of the
others. Some of the girls and others are physically smaller. When it's time to
divide up the food it's the same quantity for everyone. You don't get more.
Smash: You ask a brilliant question there, I mean, I've also wondered why. Chappies lost 12kg, I lost 13kg so it definitely takes a bigger toll on us sort of having to downsize all of the food.
You took a cowboy hat which I think was
the best piece of clothing besides maybe a waterproof, thick jacket. Was that a
Smash: It's obviously hot out there and I wanted something to protect myself from that but the significance with the cowboy hat in particular is – some of the contestants would know – I had written on the inside of that, in the lining of that hat – I've written messages to myself to just keep me going.
When you stepped off as the first of
the three in the final immunity challenge, did you think now you're definitely
out, or did you think that you still might have a chance going on as one of the
It's an insane thing to do or want to
take part in, like climbing Everest. What would be your advice for people for
someone even remotely considering entering Survivor SA?
How are you dealing with the fame
aspect? You've become an iconic character associated with Survivor SA fandom.
People will forever seek you out for advice and to tell stories of your time.
How do you handle the fame of it now?