The Queen – Broadcast Date And Episode Plot – August 2018

Episode 1: Monday, 30 July

“WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?”

Lives have been lost after the bombing. Diamond is happy that his evil plan has succeeded. The Maake’s suffer another loss.

Episode 2: Tuesday, 31 July

“PROOF OF DEATH”

Shaka is on a mission to find a loved one. Gracious can’t come into terms with what has transpired. Diamond is still determined to to make Goldfinger’s dream come true.

Episode 3: Wednesday, 01 August

“NEW UNIONS”

Harriet is tested in her own home. Jerry and Vuyiswa reach a stumbling block, while Diamond finds a partner.

Episode 4: Thursday, 02 August

“A SEA OF TEARS”

Shaka finds it difficult to come into terms with the death of a loved one. Jerry doesn’t know how to comfort Cleo. Diamond recruits another member to his squad.

Episode 5: Friday, 03 August

“ONE BODY. TWO WIVES”

Unexpected visitors arrive at The Khozas making demands, drama unfolds.  Diamond pays the Big 5 a visit.

Episode 6: Monday, 06 August

“DIAMOND’S HEAD”

Gracious issues a command. Cleo and Thato are not about to get what they want. Diamond sets up his empire

Episode 7: Tuesday, 07 August

“THE CHASE”

Gracious feels defeated. Meanwhile Jerry and Vuyiswa set up a trap.

Episode 8: Wednesday, 08 August

“THE TRACE”

Thato and Cleo are caught in a nightmare as Adelaide continues to act out. Will Jerry and Vuyiswa’s patience pay off?

Episode 9: Thursday, 09 August

“THE VIGIL”

Dolly finally reasons with Shaka. Diamond’s cover is blown. Cleo is conspiring behind Adelaide’s back. Harriet’s plan back-fires.

Episode 10: Friday, 10 August

“SHAKESPEARE RETURNS”

People get the shock of their lives at the funeral. Cleo is bringing out the big guns. Mmabatho is stopping a loved one from leaving.

Episode 11: Monday, 13 August

“KICKED OUT”

Diamond pulls another fast one. Jerry finds a stash of cash. Dolly tells the truth.

Episode 12: Tuesday, 14 August

“NEW BROOM”

Gracious blames God and The Khoza’s for everything. Bheki asks Prince to give him space. The Khoza’s makes a discovering about the Big 5.

Episode 13: Wednesday, 15 August

“HONEY-TRAP”

Harriet is shocked when she hears Gracious’s plan to sort out Diamond. Adelaide makes changes at the restaurant.

Episode 14: Thursday, 16 August

“WAR READY”

Harriet and Shaka work up a plan to catch their enemy. Gracious blames herself for the loss of a loved one. Adelaide’s renovations could have consequences to those around her.

Episode 15: Friday, 17 August

“FINDING DIAMOND “

The Khoza’s plans are delayed. Goodness takes it upon herself to deal with the matter.

Episode 16: Monday, 20 August

“THE TEST”

Goodness and Diamond test each other. The Queens hit a brick wall. Jerry and Adelaide are taken by surprise when Thato opens up.

Episode 17: Tuesday,21 August

“FAMILY WARS”

The Khoza’s offer a reward to get rid of their enemy. As Gracious mourns, Goodness moves forward with her plan.

Episode 18: Wednesday, 22 August

“TWO SIDES COLLIDE”

How will Harriet feel when she is shut out?. Vuyiswa makes a firm choice. Goodness searches for a solution to her troubles.

Episode 19: Thursday, 23 August

“TWO ENEMIES UNITE, ONE FAMILY IS FRACTURED”

The Mabuza and Khoza women are working together to bring down a common enemy. The sins of the past fracture the Maake family unity.

Episode 20: Friday, 24 August

“THE SWITCH”

Will Goodness’ plan against Kea workout? Thato and Adelaide finally have a heart-to-heart. Vuyiswa has a rather interesting encounter.

Episode 21: Monday, 27 August

“MISTAKES HAPPEN”

Jerry’s visit to Vuyiswa’s house is nothing but full of disappointment. Gracious makes a shocking discovery while Kea is unaware about what is happening.

Episode 22: Tuesday, 28 August

“THE DRUG”

Vuyiswa makes a shocking discovering about Zack. Goodness is under pressure.

Episode 23: Wednesday, 29 August

Goodness’ plan is taking shape. Meanwhile Kagiso’s instincts seem to be correct. Diamond has the power over the situation at hand. Vuyiswa’s cover is blown when Zack discovers who she really is.

Episode 24: Thursday, 30 August

“TO KILL OR NOT TO KILL”

Goodness temporarily manages to keep the Khozas away. Someone’s heart break over Vuyiswa. Diamond applies more pressure on Goodness to put an end to the situation at hand.

Episode 25: Friday, 31 August

“THE TRUTH IS FINALLY OUT”

The Khoza and Mabuza pact hangs in the balance. Vuyiswa ex confirms her suspicions about her new lover. Diamond may be safe, but not for long.

A Simple Favour – In SA Cinemas 28 September 2018

A SIMPLE FAVOUR, directed by Paul Feig, centres around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy vlogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily’s (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily’s husband Sean (Henry Golding) in this stylish thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.

Lionsgate presents, a Lionsgate / Feigco Entertainment production. Distributed in South Africa by Empire Entertainment.

Cast: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding, Andrew Rannells, Linda Cardellini, Jean Smart, and Rupert Friend

Directed by: Paul Feig

Screenplay by: Jessica Sharzer

Based upon the novel by: Darcey Bell

Produced by: Paul Feig, p.g.a.; Jessie Henderson, p.g.a.

A SIMPLE FAVOUR is scheduled for release at SA cinemas on 28 September 2018.

Will Food Buddies Donald And Luyanda Create A Delectable Feast On My Kitchen Rules SA

M-Net’s popular cooking reality show My Kitchen Rules South Africa is back on air this week Sunday (22 July) at 18:00 with an Instant Restaurant set in Maboneng, Jozi’s trendy hotbed of creative splendour.

Donald and Luyanda, who describe themselves as food buddies, have a hard act to follow: In the previous episode, married couple Maritsa and Maradine from Bloemfontein set a new standard for the show with a whopping 70 points out of 100 – a big leap forward for MKRSA. All future efforts will be measured against the three-course feast with which they stunned celebrity judges J’Something and David Higgs as well as their fellow Table 2 contestants.

Competitive and outspoken, it’s clear that Donald and Luyanda can talk the talk, but can they walk the walk? The confident pair are not afraid to try new things and are hoping to overtake Maritsa and Maradine to secure a spot at the My Kitchen Rules Headquarters, where the next phase of the competition will play out.

Will Donald and Luyanda rise to the occasion? Or will disagreements in the kitchen lead to unhappy guests and ultimately, an unimpressive score?

Tune in this Sunday, 22 July, to see how these young millennials do their utmost best to create an urban food experience.

My Kitchen Rules SA is broadcast on M-Net channel 101 every Sunday night at 18:00. Viewers can also visit www.mnet.tv/mkr to watch exclusive interviews with the judges and contestants and follow all the breaking news and conversations around the show on Twitter @MNet / #MKRSA on the official M-Net Facebook page.

Interpretations Film Competition: CTIFMF, Snake Nation, YOMYOMF Foundation

After nearly a year of strategic planning and development behind the scenes, the CTIFMF, in partnership with Snake Nation and the YOMYOMF Foundation is proud to announce the Interpretations inter-continental Film Competition in South Africa.

Interpretations is a short film contest, an initiative from the USA based YOMYOMF Foundation, the non-profit arm of the digital production company YOMYOMF (YouOffendMeYouOffendMyFamily), devoted to fostering and developing Asian American and other underrepresented voices in film and entertainment.

This innovative competition sees filmmakers invited to submit a short film of no more than 3 minutes, all using the same four-line script:

  • “So here is what happened”
  • “Let me see”
  • “It’s about that time”
  • “What’s my option”

Snake Nation, one of the partners of the CTIFMF in 2017, is once again working with the festival to promote young and emerging talent.  Founder and CEO Karl Carter has this to say of the competition, “The objective of this competition is to encourage aspiring South African filmmakers to develop their own original and unique voice and to encourage filmmakers to find their own take on the material and be as creative with it as they can. The script is broad and fluid enough so that one director could craft a comedy from it, another a stylish music video, another an action film, etc.”

Once the films are submitted, a distinguished panel of judges from both the studio and independent filmmaking worlds will review the submissions and narrow them down to fifteen semi-finalists. From those fifteen, three finalists/winners will be selected—two decided by the judges and one by online audience voting.

The winning filmmakers will have an opportunity to work on a full production of their project with the Snake Nation team at Georgia State University Creative Media Industries Institute under the mentorship of seasoned industry professionals.

Snake Nation, YOMYOMF Foundation and the CTIFMF will also make an effort to introduce promising filmmakers, whether they are a finalist or not, to appropriate industry mentors to help create more focused opportunities for growth and networking.

CTIFMF spokesperson Jehad Kasu explains further, “The CTIFMF is leading the way in applying existing local and national policies and partnerships to benefit and accelerate growth of the film industry. We have successfully done this by using the people-to-people exchange mechanism between China and South Africa to establish the first film industry partnership between South Africa and China, and now with Interpretations, we are successfully doing the same with the sister-cities collaboration between the City of Cape Town and the City of Atlanta committed to by their respective Mayors between October 2016 and May 2017, that seeks to strengthen cultural and economic relations between them. This is another demonstration of the CTIFMF practicing its theme to ‘Create. Collaborate. Celebrate.’”

YOMYOMF Foundation Founder/Director Justin Lin (Fast & Furious franchise, Star Trek Beyond) expressed that “It’s been amazing to experience the depth of the talent in the Asian American community here in the U.S. through the previous Interpretations initiatives and it’s exciting to see it expand to Southern Africa. I look forward to seeing what these filmmakers on the other side of the world create and have no doubt we will be as equally successful in finding unique and talented voices.”

Submissions are to be made via www.SnakeNation.co/Interpretations  and the submission deadline is Sept 2, Midnight SAST.

Interpretations competition details can be found at www.filmfestival.capetown as well as www.SnakeNation.co/Interpretations

For more information on this contact Karl Carter at karl@snakenation.co  or Jehad Kasu at jehad@filmfest.capetown

About Snake Nation

Snake Nation is a disruptive media and monetization company focused on creating value and social impact for a global community of Multicultural Millennial (M2) storytellers, content creators, brand builders, shapeshifters, executives, and entrepreneurs. Additionally, Snake Nation operates and hosts college societies, content studios, and a digital platform where creatives can build, showcase their work and culture, and communicate directly with their audience, in an uncensored voice. Snake Nation is Based in Atlanta, GA and Cape Town, SA.

About CTIFMF

The CTIFMF is a film industry platform to create, collaborate, and celebrate the exciting and often untapped potential of the eclectic film and entertainment industries. Guided by the festival’s core vision of transforming the African film industry through these the pillars of creation, collaboration, and celebration, the CTIFMF is incorporating a host of key initiatives and projects aimed at the local and Pan-African film industries, film lovers across the city, as well as emerging and new audiences from across Africa and beyond.

About YOMYOMF Foundation

The YOMYOMF Foundation, the non-profit arm of YOMYOMF (YouOffendMeYouOffendMyFamily), is devoted to fostering and developing Asian American and other underrepresented voices in entertainment and the arts.

Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 22 July 2018

On M-Net & M-Net HD [101], Sunday 22 July 2018 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 20:00

 

 

Komani’s Municipal Meltdown

No water or electricity, millions of rands of debt and auctioning off its municipal assets, Komani’s Enoch Mgijima municipality is in crisis and unable to provide basic services. Despite selling off a fire engine, road graders and garbage collection trucks, the municipality still owes millions. Residents are fed up, demanding that their troubled town is placed under administration. Carte Blanche tracks this developing story.

Producer: Sasha Schwendenwein
Presenter: Derek Watts
Watch the trailer

The Hands-free Hectare

Driven by the need to improve harvests and farm more precisely and efficiently, British scientists are the first to test if in this modern age, hands-free farming is actually possible. Carte Blanche reports from the United Kingdom where an entire crop has been produced without any human intervention in the field and with robots and autonomous vehicles doing all the work.

Producer: Eugene Botha
Presenter: John Webb

One-on-one with President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the man who rose to power in a military coup, is in the hot seat. Free and fair elections could restore the political legitimacy of a government still isolated by the international community and suffering under the yoke of sanctions. Ahead of a much contested general election at the end of this month, Carte Blanche follows Mnangagwa on his campaign trail to Chinoyi, northern Zimbabwe, where he’s made bold promises to rebuild his country.

Producer: Kate Barry
Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender
Researcher: Siniketiwe Hlanze

Sextortion

What’s a sexy nude photo between new friends? Well, sending explicit images of yourself to a stranger could cost you thousands of rands and serious reputational damage. Sextortion is the latest method that cunning criminals posing as potential intimate suitors use to extract money from hapless victims. It’s a form of blackmail in which sexual information or images willingly shared by the victim are used to extort money from them.  Across South Africa, the numbers of incidents of sextortion have increased exponentially. Carte Blanche investigates.

Producer: Sophia Phirippides
Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender
Watch the trailer

Line-ups are subject to change. Stories can be viewed at www.carteblanche.co.za.

Facebook: Carte Blanche #CarteBlanche
Twitter: @carteblanchetv #CarteBlanche
Instagram: @carteblanchetv #CarteBlanche
WeChat: ID: carteblanchetv

 

Vuzu TV Highlights – August 2018

WEDNESDAY, 01 AUGUST

Girlfriends Season 1 at 18h00

[Episode 14 “BAD TIMING”]

Joan is upset when Sean must go out of town for Valentine’s Day. Later, her frustration grows when she is unable to get in touch with him.

Masterchef Australia Season 9 at 19h00

[Episode 15 “INVENTION TEST”]

Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston put amateur chefs in the hot seat, in the return of this popular reality cooking competition.

THURSDAY, 02 AUGUST

Girlfriends Season 1 at 18h00

[Episode 15 “OLD DOG”]

Joan decides to waive her “three-month rule” with Sean, but finds that the results are extremely disappointing.

Masterchef Australia Season 9 at 19h00

[Episode 16 “PRESSURE TEST 4th ELIMINATION”]

Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston put amateur chefs in the hot seat, in the return of this popular reality cooking competition.

Basketball Wives LA Season 6 at 20h00

[Episode 3]

Jackie throws a party to celebrate becoming a grandmother but a confrontation with Tami spoils the evening while Shaunie supports Evelyn as she begins her IVF treatment.

Basketball Wives LA Season 6 at 21h00

[Episode 4]

Malaysia Pargo returns, Shaunie attempts to broker a peace treaty between Tami and Evelyn, and Jackie hosts a wine safari to bring her old and new friends together.

FRIDAY, 03 AUGUST

Girlfriends Season 1 at 18h00

[Episode 16 “GIRLFRIENDS, COLLEAGUES, BROTHERS”]

Joan becomes fed up with the “boys’club” mentality at work, as her opinions are ignored and she is passed over for important cases.

Masterchef Australia Season 9 at 19h00

[Episode 17 “IMMUNITY PIN CHALLENGE”]

Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston put amateur chefs in the hot seat, in the return of this popular reality cooking competition.

V-Entertainment Season 11 at 20h00

[Episode 17]

V-Entertainment brings you the freshest local and international celebrity news and interviews.

The Wedding Bashers Season 1 at 20h30

[Episode 7]

Cindy Nell, Denise Zimba, Siba Mtongana and Zavion Kotze look for SA’s Wedding of the Season. Nicolette and Hermish’s Indian wedding starts in Umhlanga while Henk and Ezel marry in Pretoria.

The Guest Book Season 1 at 21h30

[Episode 1]

Months after having a kid, Tim, a middle-school science teacher, books the cabin to spice up his sex life with his wife Sandy.

SATURDAY, 04 AUGUST

So You Think You Can Dance Season 14 at 18h00

[Episode 13 “TOP 6 PERFORM”]

Each dancer has another opportunity to impress the judges and fight for the nation’s vote before some are cut.

Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 10 at 20h00

[Episode 9 “THE PEACHES OF WRATH”]

Things take an unexpected turn when Shereé invites Kim and NeNe to dinner. Porsha gets an opportunity that could take her career in a new direction.

Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 10 at 21h00

[Episode 10 “STORMING OUT”]

Porsha organizes a trip to Houston to help Hurricane Harvey victims, but one of the ladies steals her thunder with a competing charity event.

SUNDAY, 05 AUGUST

X Factor UK Season 14 at 18h00

[Episode 23 “LIVE SHOW 7- INCLUDING 1 ELIMINATION”]

The spectacular reality singing competition returns with Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger on the judging panel.

X Factor UK Season 14 at 19h10

[Episode 24 “LIVE SHOW 8- INCLUDING 1 ELIMINATION”]

The spectacular reality singing competition returns with Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger on the judging panel.

Nashville Season 5 at 20h30

[Episode 1 “THE WAYFARING STRANGER”]

The beat goes on in the fifth season premiere of this country music drama. Rayna and Deacon face a new normal with Highway 65’s financial struggles. Golden Globe-nominee Hayden Panettiere stars.

Nashville Season 5 at 21h30

[Episode 2 “BACK IN BABY’S ARMS”]

Back from her road trip, Rayna (Emmy-nominee Connie Britton) approaches Deacon about working on a concept album. The popular country music drama continues to explore the lives of Nashville’s superstars.

MONDAY, 06 AUGUST

Girlfriends Season 1 at 18h00

[Episode 17 “THE DECLARATION OF LYNNDEPENDENCE”]

After discovering that Lynn has applied for yet another grad school program, Joan and Toni determine that they must end their financial support and force her to get a job.

Masterchef Australia Season 9 at 19h00

[Episode 18 “TEAM RELAY”]

Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston put amateur chefs in the hot seat, in the return of this popular reality cooking competition.

Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 8 at 20h00

[Episode 16 “REUNION SECRETS REVEALED”]

A reality television series that focuses on housewives living in New Jersey.

Love and Hip Hop: New York Season 8 at 21h00

[Episode 1 “UNITY”]

Remy Ma celebrates her successes, Safaree is back in a New York state of mind, and sultry Dominican singer Anais returns to the spotlight.

TUESDAY, 07 AUGUST

Girlfriends Season 1 at 18h00

[Episode 18 “DISS-REGARD”]

Maya checks into the hospital to undergo surgery for the removal of a tumor. Joan’s friends question her priorities when she decides to leave Maya’s bedside to attend a dinner with Sean.

Masterchef Australia Season 9 at 19h00

[Episode 19 “PRESSURE TEST 5TH ELIMINATION”]

Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston put amateur chefs in the hot seat, in the return of this popular reality cooking competition.

Americas Next Top Model Season 24 at 20h00

[Episode 15 “NEXT LEVEL FIERCE”]

Catch as a number of women compete for the title of America’s Next Top Model and a chance to start their career in the modelling industry.

Better Late Than Never Season 2 at 21h00

[Episode 1 “MUNICH”]

Henry Winkler, William Shatner, George Foreman, Terry Bradshaw and Jeff Dye embark on the adventure of a lifetime. The cast is back for season two, expect fun, comedy and adventure.

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER 02 0001 “MUNICH”

WEDNESDAY, 08 AUGUST

Girlfriends Season 1 at 18h00

[Episode 19 “A KISS BEFORE LYING”]

Sean grows uncomfortable with Joan’s relationship with Davis, as he feels that she flirts with him too much.

Masterchef Australia Season 9 at 19h00

[Episode 20 “MYSTERY BOX”]

Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston put amateur chefs in the hot seat, in the return of this popular reality cooking competition.

The Bachelor Winter Games Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 4 “MYSTERY BOX”]

Five couples remain in the winter games, but only one dynamic duo will come out on top, and the stakes are higher than ever as the daunting task of ice dancing lies ahead.

THURSDAY, 09 AUGUST

Girlfriends Season 1 at 18h00

[Episode 20 “THE BURNING VAGINA MONOLOGUES”]

Maya feels threatened by the temp who filled in as Joan’s assistant during her absence.

Masterchef Australia Season 9 at 19h00

[Episode 21 “INVENTION TEST”]

Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston put amateur chefs in the hot seat, in the return of this popular reality cooking competition.

Basketball Wives LA Season 6 at 20h00

[Episode 5]

Shaunie, Tami, and Evelyn meet up with Jackie to find common ground. Brandi Maxiell returns to LA and Evelyn decides to invite the ladies to Palm Springs.

Basketball Wives LA Season 6 at 21h00

[Episode 6]

All the ladies head to Palm Springs for a celebratory weekend. When Malaysia invites a friend from the past to dinner, Shaunie, Tami and Evelyn are pushed over the edge.

FRIDAY, 10 AUGUST

Girlfriends Season 1 at 18h00

[Episode 21 “LOOSE LIPS SINK RELATIONSHIPS”]

After Toni accepts Clay’s marriage proposal, a disapproving Joan advises her to look into her heart, as she believes that Greg is the one she really loves.

Masterchef Australia Season 9 at 19h00

[Episode 22 “PRESSURE TEST 6th ELIMINATION”]

Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston put amateur chefs in the hot seat, in the return of this popular reality cooking competition.

V-Entertainment Season 11 at 20h00

[Episode 18]

V-Entertainment brings you the freshest local and international celebrity news and interviews.

The Wedding Bashers Season 1 at 20h30

[Episode 8]

Cindy Nell, Denise Zimba, Siba Mtongana and Zavion Kotze look for SA’s Wedding of the Season. See Amy and Andrew’s storybook Parys party, then in Heidelberg, sports shooters Yolanda and Pierre wed.

SATURDAY, 11 AUGUST

So You Think You Can Dance Season 14 at 18h00

[Episode 14 “TOP 4 PERFORM”]

With only the best of the best remaining in the competition, the dancers show America why they belong in the Final Four.

Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 10 at 20h00

[Episode 11 “TEA IS OF THE ESSENCE”]

Kandi invites everyone to her Essence magazine cover release party, where NeNe introduces the ladies to a fashionable new friend.

Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 10 at 21h00

[Episode 12 “PEACHES BE TRIPPIN”]

Cynthia deals with the fallout from Porsha’s news about Will, leading her to question their budding relationship.

SUNDAY, 12 AUGUST

X Factor UK Season 14 at 18h00

[Episode 25 “LIVE SHOW 9- SEMI FINAL INCLUDING 1 ELIMINATION”]

The spectacular reality singing competition returns with Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger on the judging panel.

X Factor UK Season 14 at 19h15

[Episode 26 “LIVE SHOW 10- SEMI FINAL INCLUDING 1 ELIMINATION”]

The spectacular reality singing competition returns with Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger on the judging panel.

Nashville Season 5 at 20h30

[Episode 3 “LET’S PUT IT BACK TOGETHER AGAIN”]

Maddie takes an internship at a recording studio while Avery struggles with producing a young YouTube singing sensation. Golden Globe-nominee Hayden Panettiere stars in this country music drama.

Nashville Season 5 at 21h30

[Episode 4 “LEAP OF FAITH”]

Rayna (Emmy-nominee Connie Britton) receives a stunning and generous offer from tech guru Zach Welles regarding Highway 65. Country music drama about the superstars of Music City, Nashville.

MONDAY, 13 AUGUST

Girlfriends Season 1 at 18h00

[Episode 22 “JAMAIC_UP?”]

Toni remains in a state of despair over her split with Greg, while a guilt-ridden Joan continues to keep her involvement in the break-up a secret.

Young & Hungry Season 5 at 18h30

[Episode 11 “YOUNG & DOWNTOWN GABI”]

Gabi and Josh delight in their new status as an official couple, but Elliot and Yolanda are worried about how their work lives will change now that Gabi is the “lady of the house.”

Masterchef Australia Season 9 at 19h00

[Episode 23 “IMMUNITY PIN CHALLENGE”]

Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston put amateur chefs in the hot seat, in the return of this popular reality cooking competition.

Love and Hip Hop: New York Season 8 at 20h00

[Episode 2 “RUBBED THE WRONG WAY”]

Judy pops up to Yandy’s event with a special gift while sparks fly immediately between Safaree and Dreamdoll.

Love and Hip Hop: New York Season 8 at 21h00

[Episode 3 “BODIED”]

James R. tries to get even with MariahLynn. Dreamdoll confronts Bianca about her beef with Bri. Lil’ Mo and Karl are looking for a comeback.

TUESDAY, 14 AUGUST

Black-ish Season 4 at 18h00

[Episode 1 “JUNETEENTH”]

Dismayed by the twins’ Columbus Day school play, Dre works to raise awareness about a black holiday worth celebrating, Juneteenth.

Young & Hungry Season 5 at 18h30

[Episode 12 “YOUNG & THIRD WHEEL”]

Josh sets Sofia up with someone so she can be less of a third wheel in his and Gabi’s relationship. When Sofia hits it off with Josh’s dentist, Gabi isn’t sure he is right for her friend.

Masterchef Australia Season 9 at 19h00

[Episode 24 “TEAM CHALLENGE RESTAURANT SERVICE”]

Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston put amateur chefs in the hot seat, in the return of this popular reality cooking competition.

Better Late Than Never Season 2 at 20h00

[Episode 2 “SWEDAN- I’m A VIKING!”]

A search of Terry’s Viking roots uncovers a “Viking Island”. The friends are confronted with the world’s smelliest dish and a strict etiquette class that turns into a complete disaster.

Better Late Than Never Season 2 at 21h00

[Episode 3 “LITHUANIA- I’M KING OF THE CASTLE”]

Bill’s in the driver’s seat as he takes the guys to Lithuania, a place they’ve never planned to go but it happens to be where his parents grew up.

WEDNESDAY, 15 AUGUST

Black-ish Season 4 at 18h00

[Episode 2 “MOTHER NATURE”]

Bow feels overwhelmed after the birth of DeVante and learns she has postpartum depression, so Dre urges her to get help and stands by her side as she works through it.

Young & Hungry Season 5 at 18h30

[Episode 13 “YOUNG & COMMUNICATION”]

In need of some me time, Josh fakes joining a swimming club to get space from Gabi. When Gabi learns about Josh’s ruse, she concocts a plan to get him to admit his lie.

Masterchef Australia Season 9 at 19h00

[Episode 25 “PRESSURE TEST 7th ELIMINATION”]

Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston put amateur chefs in the hot seat, in the return of this popular reality cooking competition.

To Rome For Love Season 1 at 21h00

[Episode 1 “CIAO BELLA”]

Guided by love expert, Diann Valentine, five African-American women struggling with love in the U.S. embark on a journey to find love and themselves.

THURSDAY, 16 AUGUST

Black-ish Season 4 at 18h00

[Episode 3 “ELDER. SCAM.”]

Ruby gets scammed and Dre begins to suspect that she isn’t as sharp as she used to be, particularly because she was the one who used to scam other people.

Young & Hungry Season 5 at 18h30

[Episode 14 “YOUNG & HANDSY”]

Gabi panics that her relationship with Josh is over when it seems that the spark has died. Elliot and Yolanda go to extreme lengths to score coveted tickets to a Bruno Mars concert.

Masterchef Australia Season 9 at 19h00

[Episode 26 “MYSTERY BOX”]

Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston put amateur chefs in the hot seat, in the return of this popular reality cooking competition.

Basketball Wives LA Season 6 at 20h00

[Episode 7]

Jackie hears some information about Cristen which causes Tami and Evelyn to confront Cristen on whether or not she’s been completely honest.

Basketball Wives LA Season 6 at 21h00

[Episode 8]

Jackie throws her “love your body party” while Malaysia feels snubbed by Shaunie, Tami, and Evelyn. Cristen divides her friendship with Jackie.

FRIDAY, 17 AUGUST

Black-ish Season 4 at 18h00

[Episode 4 “ADVANCE TO GO COLLECT $200”]

Dre brings everyone together for a rowdy family game night and the competition is fierce. The game of choice is Monopoly and as the night progresses, alliances are formed.

Young & Hungry Season 5 at 18h30

[Episode 15 “YOUNG & MEXICO”]

Josh tries to bond with his dad Matt, but they have trouble finding common ground. When Matt decides to head out of town, Gabi intervenes and brings Matt to Josh’s game.

Masterchef Australia Season 9 at 19h00

[Episode 27 “INVENTION TEST”]

Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston put amateur chefs in the hot seat, in the return of this popular reality cooking competition.

V-Entertainment Season 11 at 20h00

[Episode 19]

V-Entertainment brings you the freshest local and international celebrity news and interviews.

The Wedding Bashers Season 1 at 20h30

[Episode 9]

Cindy Nell, Denise Zimba, Siba Mtongana and Zavion Kotze look for SA’s Wedding of the Season. See Amy and Andrew’s storybook Parys party, then in Heidelberg, sports shooters Yolanda and Pierre wed.

All Def Jam Season 1 at 21h30

[Episode 1]

All Def Comedy showcases the stand-up talent of emerging and well-known comedians, including Henry Coleman, Ryan Davis, DeRay Davis and Gary Owen.

SATURDAY, 18 AUGUST

So You Think You Can Dance Season 14 at 18h00

[Episode 15 “THE FINALE”]

In the Season 14 finale, the final four dancers show the judges and the country what they’ve got one last time before the winner is crowned.

Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 10 at 20h00

[Episode 13 “LIVIN’ LA VILLA LOCA”]

The ladies’ arrival in Barcelona gets off to a bumpy start when Cynthia confronts Eva and Porsha about the tea they spilled concerning Will.

Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 10 at 21h00

[Episode 14 “BARCELONA BREAKDOWN”]

In the aftermath of Kim’s text heard ’round the world,’ the women demand that Shereé put her friend in check.

SUNDAY, 19 AUGUST

X Factor UK Season 14 at 18h00

[Episode 27 “THE FINAL -4 ACTS PERFORM 2 GO THROUGH”]

The spectacular reality singing competition returns with Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger on the judging panel.

Nashville Season 5 at 20h00

[Episode 5 “LOVE HURTS”]

The Exes shoot their video and Scarlett and director Damien George fight as he pushes her to limits she’s not comfortable with. Country music drama about the superstars of Music City, Nashville.

Nashville Season 5 at 21h00

[Episode 6 “A LITTLE BIT STRONGER”]

Zach Welles makes his first major recommendation to Highway 65, and it involves Luke Wheeler. The popular country music drama continues to explore the lives of Nashville’s superstars.

MONDAY, 20 AUGUST

Black-ish Season 4 at 18h00

[Episode 5 “PUBLIC FOOL.”]

An incident at school threatens Junior’s future at his beloved Valley Glen Prep.

Young & Hungry Season 5 at 18h30

[Episode 16 “YOUNG & MEXICO PART 2”]

Sofia’s boss gives her a used couch, she is thrilled thinking it means she’s on her way to a promotion. Gabi sells it behind Sofia’s back. Sofia is angrier than Gabi anticipated.

Masterchef Australia Season 9 at 19h00

[Episode 28 “PRESSURE TEST 8th ELIMINATION”]

Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston put amateur chefs in the hot seat, in the return of this popular reality cooking competition.

Love and Hip Hop: New York Season 8 at 20h00

[Episode 4 “RECKLESS”]

Yandy gets revenge on her interfering mother-in-law while Jonathan and Anais try to fix their friendship. Lil’ Mo wants Karl to squash the internet rumors.

Love and Hip Hop: New York Season 8 at 21h00

[Episode 5 “STREETS ARE TALKING”]

When confronted by rumors about Yandy, Bianca goes on the attack. Safaree suffers a huge loss.

TUESDAY, 21 AUGUST

Black-ish Season 4 at 18h00

[Episode 6 “FIRST AND LAST”]

Diane experiences a big life event toward becoming a woman and Bow, Ruby, Zoey and Alicia are there to support her.

Young & Hungry Season 5 at 18h30

[Episode 17]

Gabi and Sofia find out that frenemy Lizette is throwing a lavish destination wedding, with all expenses paid, for her bridesmaids. They scheme to get Lizette to make them bridesmaids too.

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Masterchef Australia Season 9 at 19h00

[Episode 29 “IMMUNITY PIN CHALLENGE”]

Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston put amateur chefs in the hot seat, in the return of this popular reality cooking competition.

Better Late Than Never Season 2 at 20h00

[Episode 4 “BERLIN- HOW DO YOU SAY ROOTS IN GERMAN?

The guys go to Berlin in hopes of finding Henry’s roots. Along the way, they check into a communist hotel, visit the Berlin wall, and are treated to a performance by David Hasselhoff.

Better Late Than Never Season 2 at 21h00

[Episode 5 “BARCELONA- IF TERRY’S NOT NAKED, WHO IS?”]

In Barcelona, the guys look to soak up as much culture as this vibrant, artistic city has to offer. From tango dancing in the streets, to a lunch of traditional Spanish delicacies.

WEDNESDAY, 22 AUGUST

Black-ish Season 4 at 18h00

[Episode 7 “PLEASE DON’T FEED THE ANIMALS”]

Bow keeps in touch with Dre’s incarcerated godbrother, Omar, but when they find out he is being released from prison, Omar’s future sparks debate.

Young & Hungry Season 5 at 18h30

[Episode 18]

Gabi is not thrilled about her birthday, even after finding out Ms. Wilson and her share birthdays. Ms. Wilson is meeting her ex in Vegas for hers and Gabi decides to tag along.

Masterchef Australia Season 9 at 19h00

[Episode 30 “TEAM CHALLENGE RESTAURANT SERVICE”]

Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston put amateur chefs in the hot seat, in the return of this popular reality cooking competition.

To Rome For Love Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 2 “MERCEDES BENDS THE RULES”]

Diann and her love team host a rooftop mixer at one of Rome’s most exclusive hotels for the girls to mingle with a crop of eligible bachelors.

To Rome For Love Season 1 at 21h00

[Episode 3 “DERBY ITALIANO”]

Love Expert Diann takes the women to the Italian Derby for the first time. Meanwhile, Ashley goes on her first date with Leo and struggles with her past.

THURSDAY, 23 AUGUST

Black-ish Season 4 at 18h00

[Episode 8 “CHARITY CASE”]

Dre is chosen to lead Stevens & Lido’s new charity campaign which helps people give back to their community.

Young & Hungry Season 5 at 18h30

[Episode 19]

Gabi and Josh’s friends-with-benefits relationship is jeopardized when one of them meets someone else. Sofia uses Gabi and Josh’s relationship drama for her first article at Clik’d.

Masterchef Australia Season 9 at 19h00

[Episode 31 “PRESSURE TEST 9th ELIMINATION”]

Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston put amateur chefs in the hot seat, in the return of this popular reality cooking competition.

Basketball Wives LA Season 6 at 20h00

[Episode 9]

Malaysia confronts Shaunie, Tami, and Evelyn on some boiling issues while Jackie and Bonnie-Jill have words that push Jackie to her limits.

Basketball Wives LA Season 6 at 21h00

[Episode 10]

When Jackie finds out that Evelyn isn’t happy with her, things come to a head at a party that Evelyn throws for her magazine cover photos.

FRIDAY, 24 AUGUST

Black-ish Season 4 at 18h00

[Episode 9 “SUGAR DADDY”]

Dre is diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and after talking to Pops, he’s resolved to curing himself.

Young & Hungry Season 5 at 18h30

[Episode 20]

Gabi is horrified when Josh doesn’t remember her after a bump on the head, especially since he seems to remember everyone else and he was about to tell her something important.

Masterchef Australia Season 9 at 19h00

[Episode 32 “MYSTERY BOX”]

Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston put amateur chefs in the hot seat, in the return of this popular reality cooking competition.

V-Entertainment Season 11 at 20h00

[Episode 20]

V-Entertainment brings you the freshest local and international celebrity news and interviews.

The Wedding Bashers Season 1 at 20h30

[Episode 10]

Cindy Nell, Denise Zimba, Siba Mtongana and Zavion Kotze look for SA’s Wedding of the Season. Liz Mari and Ruan wed in Gamtoos and Kitania and Kevin enjoy a Tamil ceremony in Pietermaritzburg.

SATURDAY, 25 AUGUST

American Idol Season 16 at 18h00

[Episode 1]

Ryan Seacrest hosts this season of the popular Emmy-winning reality singing competition with Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie on the judging panel.

Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 10 at 20h00

[Episode 15 “LET THERE BE LIGHT AND LOVE”]

In the wake of Porsha’s early departure, the women attempt to heal and come together to salvage the final days of the Barcelona trip.

Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 10 at 21h00

[Episode 16 “DRIVING MISS KIM”]

The ladies’ return home from Barcelona with the drama not too far behind. NeNe and Kim face off on social media over the controversial video Kim sent to all the ladies during their trip.

SUNDAY, 26 AUGUST

X Factor UK Season 14 at 18h00

[Episode 28 “THE FINAL -2 ACTS PERFORM WINNER ANNOUNCED”]

The spectacular reality singing competition returns with Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger on the judging panel.

Nashville Season 5 at 20h00

[Episode 7 “HURRICANE”]

Maddie and Daphne create a disturbance at home, as Damien apologises to Scarlett and reveals his feelings for her. Music drama from the writer of ‘Thelma and Louise’.

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Nashville Season 5 at 21h00

[Episode 8 “STAND BESIDE ME”]

Rayna and Deacon take extra precautions as Carl Hockney tests their limits, but Maddie finds their measures too stifling. Country music drama about the superstars of Music City, Nashville.

MONDAY, 27 AUGUST

Black-ish Season 4 at 18h00

[Episode 10 “WORKING GIRL”]

Andre “Dre” and Rainbow Johnson want to give their children the best. But their offspring’s childhood is turning out to be much different than theirs.

The Middle Season 9 at 18h30

[Episode 1 “VIVE LA HECKS”]

Television’s favourite quirky family returns for a final season, and in the premiere episode Axl returns from Europe with a chill new outlook on life and a man-bun. Emmy-nominated comedy.

Masterchef Australia Season 9 at 19h00

[Episode 33 “INVENTION TEST”]

Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston put amateur chefs in the hot seat, in the return of this popular reality cooking competition.

Love and Hip Hop: New York Season 8 at 20h00

[Episode 6 “PUPPY LOVE”]

Remy Ma invites Lil Mo to her store opening, but an uninvited guest pops up. Yandy and Bianca end their professional relationship.

Love and Hip Hop: New York Season 8 at 21h00

[Episode 7 “SLIPPIN”]

Remy takes issue with Papoose’s search for a fertility doctor. Rich and Anais slip up in front of Navarro. Sophia turns to James R for help with an emergency.

TUESDAY, 28 AUGUST

Black-ish Season 4 at 18h00

[Episode 11 “INHERITANCE”]

Andre “Dre” and Rainbow Johnson want to give their children the best. But their offspring’s childhood is turning out to be much different than theirs.

The Middle Season 9 at 18h30

[Episode 2 “PLEASE DON’T FEED THE HECKS”]

After Frankie (Emmy-nominee Patricia Heaton) gives neighbour Nancy Donahue an old gift, Nancy repays the favour with free dessert. Ninth and final season of the family comedy.

Masterchef Australia Season 9 at 19h00

[Episode 34 “PRESSURE TEST 10th ELIMINATION”]

Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston put amateur chefs in the hot seat, in the return of this popular reality cooking competition.

Better Late Than Never Season 2 at 20h00

[Episode 6 “MATADOR TRAINING”]

Experience an altered version of the Tomatina Festival, learn the art of bullfighting with matador lessons, embark on unique culinary adventures and try flamenco dancing.

Better Late Than Never Season 2 at 21h00

[Episode 7 “MOROCCO, PART 1”]

The guys head to Morocco in Africa, where they take a camel ride through the desert, get lost in a Marrakesh bazaar and have a special dinner, where they make one last wish for the trip

WEDNESDAY, 29 AUGUST

Black-ish Season 4 at 18h00

[Episode 12 “BOW KNOWS”]

Andre “Dre” and Rainbow Johnson want to give their children the best. But their offspring’s childhood is turning out to be much different than theirs.

The Middle Season 9 at 18h30

[Episode 3 “MEET THE PARENTS”]

Axl invites Frankie and Mike to have dinner with Lexi’s wealthy parents, but Frankie quickly has reservations about their lack of finances. Emmy-nominated family comedy.

Masterchef Australia Season 9 at 19h00

[Episode 35 “IMMUNITY PIN CHALLENGE”]

Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston put amateur chefs in the hot seat, in the return of this popular reality cooking competition.

To Rome For Love Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 4 “NAKITA GETS HER GROOVE BACK”]

Fresh from their house confrontation, Ashley and Shay agree to disagree. Meanwhile, Nakita continues to struggle with her self-esteem.

To Rome For Love Season 1 at 21h00

[Episode 5 “BREAK UPS AND BREAK DOWNS”]

Ashley confronts Leo about his intentions. Diann and her team take the women to Villa Borghese. With only a few weeks left, she wants the ladies to make some real choices.

THURSDAY, 30 AUGUST

Black-ish Season 4 at 18h00

[Episode 13 “UNKEPT WOMAN”]

Andre “Dre” and Rainbow Johnson want to give their children the best. But their offspring’s childhood is turning out to be much different than theirs.

The Middle Season 9 at 18h30

[Episode 4 “HALLOWEEN VIII: ORSON MURDER MYSTERY”]

As Halloween approaches, Frankie discovers that a woman died in the bathtub of the Heck house close to 50 years ago. The Hecks are back for a final season of family comedy.

Masterchef Australia Season 9 at 19h00

[Episode 36 “TEAM CHALLENGE RESTAURANT SERVICE”]

Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston put amateur chefs in the hot seat, in the return of this

popular reality cooking competition.

Basketball Wives LA Season 6 at 20h00

[Episode 11]

Tami suggests the ladies embark on a trip to New York City. Later, Evelyn takes Shaunie on a trip down memory lane in the Bronx.

Basketball Wives LA Season 6 at 21h00

[Episode 12]

After the altercation with Jackie and Evelyn, the group is fractured. Tami hands over her “momager” roll when her daughter Jazz gets signed to a record label.

FRIDAY, 31 AUGUST

Black-ish Season 4 at 18h00

[Episode 14 “WHITE BREAKFAST”]

Andre “Dre” and Rainbow Johnson want to give their children the best. But their offspring’s childhood is turning out to be much different than theirs.

The Middle Season 9 at 18h30

[Episode 5 “ROLE OF A LIFETIME”]

Mike tasks Sue with planning a romantic evening for his and Frankie’s 25th wedding anniversary.

Masterchef Australia Season 9 at 19h00

[Episode 37 “PRESSURE TEST 11TH ELIMINATION”]

Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston put amateur chefs in the hot seat, in the return of this popular reality cooking competition.

V-Entertainment Season 11 at 20h00

[Episode 21]

V-Entertainment brings you the freshest local and international celebrity news and interviews

Local Crime Docu-Series ‘Night Guard’ Goes Global With Hulu Deal

South African unscripted television is going global, with Season 1 of NV Studios’ Night Guard now available for streaming on global service hulu, in the USA. The addition of Night Guard to the hulu platform marks NV Studios as the only South African TV production company to have a presence across the major international streaming and broadcast services.

Night Guard, which premiered on FOX Crime in 2014, tells the story of three brothers – Emile (Moolie), JP and Zane Eblen – who have taken over their father’s security business of the same name. The Fourways-based, SWAT-style reaction unit comprises more than 500 guards who work around the clock to ensure the safety of clients, around the province. The docu-series was tailor-made for FOX Crime and showcases the raw reality faced by those charged with protecting the personal safety and security of their clients against an increasingly brazen criminal element.

NV Studios CEO Damien Brown says that the addition of the show to hulu’s high-quality global stable of content is an indicator of the excellence of South African TV productions. “It’s important for South African content producers to tell our stories, our own way – and it’s immensely gratifying to be recognized for doing so at a level that puts us up alongside the world’s best,” he says. “As one of the premier TV production companies in the country, we’re committed to delivering high-quality shows to the local and global markets that tell our story, our way – from gritty series like Night Guard to affirming conservation stories like Keeping Up with the Kruger, which documents the incredible work done by rangers, vets, research teams and conservation units in one of the world’s premier safari destinations”.

The first season of Night Guard is available on hulu right now.

About NV Studios

NV Studios is a production company based in Johannesburg, London and Los Angeles. We develop original content and package entertainment products that reflect a global direction. With over 10 years of experience in the international market, we seek to redefine entertainment and offer a unique perspective to partnering and producing solutions.

Isibaya – Episode Summaries For August 2018

Broadcast date and episode plot for Isibaya, for August 2018

Episode 1351: Wednesday, 01 August

Ngwebedla is reluctant in sharing the truth. S’khaleni and Ntandane are frightened as Detective Mocumi ’s investigation intensifies. What could be the MEC’s involvement with the Ngwenya taxi issue?

Episode 1352: Thursday, 02 August

Ngwebedla finally cracks as the truth is exposed. Thandeka leaves no stone unturned as her drive to finding her baby deepen. Sihle moves back to Emarondweni. S’khaleni and Ntandane are nervous as Detective Mocumi calls them in for questioning.

Episode 1353: Friday, 03 August

S’khaleni and Ntandane mourn the loss of their “close” friend. Thandeka’s plan to get information falls through. Mkabayi finds herself cornered into negotiating with the Ngwenyas.

Episode 1354: Monday 06 August

The Zungus and Ndlovus work together to capture Nkabinde. Judas is offered a deal he can’t refuse. Lillian and Saddam take their relationship to another level. Blade defeats Mbodla.

Episode 1355: Tuesday, 07 August

Sunday agrees to meet with Ngwebedla. S’bu and Mehlo work on a plan to capture him.

Episode 1356: Wednesday, 08 August

All hell breaks loose when Sunday surprises the capture party with his own plans. Lillian expects an apology from Beauty.  Mkabayi works out a plan to replace Ngwenya’s taxis.

Episode 1357: Thursday, 09 August

Sihle crumbles under pressure and agrees to show S’bu and the capturing party to Sunday’s den. Jabu charms Iris to seeing reason.

Episode 1358: Friday, 10 August

Sunday is suspicious of S’bu and Samson, meanwhile they are a step ahead of him. Sunday finally meets his match.

Episode 1359: Monday, 13 August

Sunday has an altimatum for the Zungus and Ndlovus. He reveals the deadly stakes they are up against. Mandla feels in power as he is given a huge task to handle the Ngwenya taxi situation. Is Lillian misbehaving?

Episode 1360: Tuesday, 14 August

Sunday makes a shocking revelation to Mehlomamba. Thandeka has a moment of crisis. Mandla immediately makes the negotiations more difficult.

Episode 1361: Wednesday, 15 August

Sunday tempts Mehlomamba. Blade shares the good news with Duma.

Episode 1362: Thursday, 16 August

Mkabayi wants to get back at the Ngwenyas but Jabu has other thoughts. S’bu finds himself at odds with his father after Sunday reveals some truth about Samson.

Episode 1363: Friday, 17 August

Mehlomamba proves that he is no longer the same boy that was once under Sunday’s unfluence. Beauty is embarrassed by Lillian at the cleansing.

Episode 1364: Monday, 20 August

Sunday makes a shocking discovery about his powers. Judas takes matters into his own hands and deals with Saddam. Mkabayi is on a mission.

Episode 1365: Tuesday, 21 August

Mehlomamba experiences a massive change. Phumelele fears Mpiyakhe may be having a connection with another woman. Judas reminds Jabu there’s a deadline for the replacement of the taxis. Thandeka and S’bu are disturbed by Mehlomamba’s recent behaviour.

Episode 1366: Wednesday, 22 August

S’khaleni  gets a lead on Sunday’s family. S’bu and Thandeka are conflicted with Mehlomamba’s new powers.

Episode 1367: Thursday, 23 August

The Zungus and Ndlovus join forces to save Thandeka’s baby. New rules have been set for Lillian and she is not impressed. Ntwenhle is enjoying her visit in Johannesburg.

Episode 1368: Friday, 24 August

Will the Zungus and Ndlovus secure their victory? Zanele warns Ntwenhle about Qaphela. Saddam finds himself in a dilemma with Lillian. Mehlomamba is followed by darkness.

Episode 1369: Monday, 27 August

There is tension at the Ngwenyas. Joy returns to Bhubhesini as S’bu and Thandeka celebrate their double victory.

Episode 1370: Tuesday, 28 August

Mehlemamba spoils S’bu and Thandeka’s cleansing ceremony. Blade is furious with S’bu for delaying his plans for revenge. Judas gives Saddam a task.

Episode 1371: Wednesday, 29 August

Blade’s mission takes shape. Mehlomamba and Mbobozehluzo realises that the battle  is not over. Mpiyake is in disagreement with Mkabayi over the Ngwenyas’ issue.

Episode 1372: Thursday, 30 August

Mehlomamba receives disturbing news. Phumelele worries about Thandeka and S’bu. Judas give Qaphela with a mission.

Episode 1373: Friday, 31 August

Sihle is betrayed into Blade’s hands. S’bu and Thandeka conduct an Imbeleko and naming ceremony for their child.

CTIFMF: Initial Market Program Announces: Entries Open

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 edition will feature an expanded and content focused market, led by the recently appointed Market Director Elias Ribeiro.

The CTIFMF has reached out to various industry stakeholders in a collaborative effort in keeping with its theme, of CREATE, COLLABORATE, CELEBRATE, to develop a program with tangible outcomes and a view to the long term growth of the industry both regionally and across the continent.

A number of key programs have been finalized, all designed to maximize opportunities for emerging talent and to establish long term inclusive programs.

Elias Ribeiro explains further, “As the CTIFMF, learning from many who have paved the way, we have taken great care in crafting an offering that is complementary to current industry offerings. We hope to strengthen our bonds with partners such as the Durban Film Mart and together foster a dynamic and vibrant ecosystem that will contribute to assertive impact in film projects, our financial instruments and funders, policy designers and audiovisual makers at large. We also have prioritised an Audience Development program called Engage, with the faith we will in the long term make local films more sustainable in the domestic market.”

Marketing Director of the CTIFMF Jehad Kasu has this to say of the program, “It is the vision of the CTIFMF to reposition South Africa’s film industry offering through meaningful industry collaboration. If we harness our collective resources we can achieve an infinite amount of collective growth and success. This will of course take a reasonable amount of time and commitment to achieve. So we implore all film industry stakeholders new, established, private and state owned to support one another and become active participants in elevating the presence and contribution of the South African film industry within the global ecosystem.

WIP (Works in Progress)

As the most important element of a market is its content, the CTIFMF has developed a program that aims to elevate the bar for African content in terms of quality and innovation. A maximum of six works in progress will be selected from the African continent to show to international industry experts. High calibre decision makers and experts will be hand-picked to view the selected films and then give detailed feedback, with the goal of increasing the artistic quality and challenging the core creative teams to think about audiences beyond their own territories.

This initial viewing will be followed by a screening of a segment of the same works to a wider audience of invited industry stakeholders comprising of festival programmers, sales companies, distributors and post production financiers. The WIP program will disburse finishing awards to the most promising projects: grading, final sound mix, VFX, online editing, subtitling and DCPs, with the generous support of South African post production facilities such as Priest Post, Rhapsody, The Refinery and The Work Room Audio Post.

We have confirmed attendance from Berlinale’s European Film Market and Berlinale Africa Hub, Tribeca, TIFF, London BFI; international sales companies such as Pyramide International, Flourishing Films, Talent Agents Casarotto and Curtis Brown, Mnet, Indigenous Films, Ster Kinekor, and Post Production South Africa.

Entries are due no later than August 10th. For full details visit www.filmfest.capetown or email zahrah@filmfest.capetown.

ENGAGE

Considering that one of the most challenging and pressing issues for local films is to earn the trust of local audiences that then translates into box office success, the CTIFMF will have a special focus on audience design and development.

A group of marketing and industry experts with an understanding of these challenges will be convened for a three-day workshop under the guidance of Valeria Richter. This outcome based workshop will equip these professionals with the most current and powerful tools designed to assist films in finding their target market and core following.

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.

Aimed at publicists, marketing and sales professionals, distributors and others within the field, applications are open until August 17th.  More details on the program, outcomes and prize can be found at www.filmfest.capetown, or email zahrah@filmfest.capetown.

ADAPT

CTIFMF’s Adapt program will bring together creatives, producers, and rights holders from the publishing and film industries to explore the possibilities of cinematic book adaptations as well as to develop an economic model and business practice around this that accounts for our African realities.

A number of toolbox sessions and workshops will be led by Selina Ukwuoma on translating from book to screen. She is no newcomer to South Africa as she has been working closely with Realness as well as Talents Durban over the past 3 years.

Selina is a freelance script consultant who began her career at literary agency Curtis Brown working on a number of adaptations including 2008 BAFTA winner BOY A. She has since gone on to advise on award-winning indie films such as 2014 Teddy winner THE WAY HE LOOKS and this year’s Goyas triumph SUMMER 1993, both Foreign Language Oscars entries from their respective countries.

The industry program of the CTIFMF will see 4 days of panel discussions, keynote speeches  and workshops with participation from experts from South Africa, the rest of Africa, and across the globe.  There will be a variety of relevant topics covered, all aimed at inclusive and constructive dialogues that foster the development of a cohesive and continually developing film industry. These topics include mentorship, financing, AR/VR, animation, blockchain and crypto currency.

For more information, submissions material list and to download application forms: www.filmfest.capetown

‘Life And Nothing More’ Opens 20 July 2018 In Cinemas

The touching and critically acclaimed drama LIFE AND NOTHING MORE will start showing at select cinemas nationwide from this Friday, 20 July.

The film is a story about ordinary people, trying to survive within a world where some individuals do not have the same opportunities as the rest of the society. Ultimately, it documents the characters’ challenges and hopes in a film which touches a raw nerve, when it comes to the sociological issues and basic human rights stimulating debate in the 21st Century.

Synopsis

Standing on the edge of adulthood, Andrew yearns to find his purpose as a young African-American in today’s America. With his mother longing to find more to her life then parenting, Andrew is forced to take on the mounting pressure of family responsibility. His search for connection with an absent father, leads him to a dangerous crossroads.

LIFE AND NOTHING MORE will be showing at the following cinemas from 20 July:

  • Ster-Kinekor Sandton (JHB)
  • Ster-Kinekor The Zone, Rosebank (JHB)
  • Cinema Nouveau V&A Waterfront (CT)
  • Ster-Kinekor Gateway (DBN)
  • Cinema Nouveau Brooklyn (PTA)
  • Ster-Kinekor Sterland (PTA)