It’s Feeding Time In The Shark Tank

M-Net’s brand new reality show starts this week Sunday at 18:00

In the highly entertaining new local reality show Shark Tank South Africa gutsy entrepreneurs step into a scary environment to persuade five self-made tycoons to invest in their businesses. If these Sharks think that a pitch is worth a deal, they delve deep into their own pockets to support the project financially, but if they encounter small fry, they are quick to shred the proposals to pieces.

On Sunday 2 October at 18:00 M-Net viewers will see how the savvy shiver of Sharks in the local version of Mark Burnett’s Emmy award-winning US show react to the first bait coming their way.

“Expect plenty of commotion and emotion in the tank,” says M-Net’s Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard. “It’s clear from the start that the Sharks mean business. Having built their own empires from scratch, they’re not shy to share their honest opinions – good or bad – and if more than one Shark is interested in the same business, they also have a go at each other.”

In the first episode, Sharks Romeo Kumalo, Dawn Nathan-Jones, Vinny Lingham, Gil Oved and Marnus Broodryk have the option to invest in four very different propositions: a proudly South African décor range, a chocolate silk-screen business, a product that may revolutionise nail care and a range of low-carb food products.

After one of these pitches, the Sharks completely lose their cool and another one prompts them to doubt the enterprise’s longterm financial viability. But then someone arrives who manages to charm them out of stacks of cash…

Shark Tank SA, sponsored by Telkom SA, is screened on Sundays between 18:00 and 19:00 on M-Net 101. This corresponds with the timeslot on a Sunday when all DStv customers can get a taste of what’s available on M-Net 101, so if you’re not a DStv Premium customer, you can also go to channel 101 to watch Shark Tank SA. The series will also be available on Dsv Catch Up and streamed live on DStv Now.

For more info about the Sharks and Shark Tank South Africa, go to and to follow the conversation about the show, find us on Twitter @MNetSharkTank or follow the hashtag #SharkTankSA.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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