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M-Net And Fremantle Announce Lead Cast For South African Drama Reyka As Production Begins

Production has started on M-Net and Fremantle’s eight-part contemporary crime drama Reyka, which will star South African born actress Kim Engelbrecht (Isidingo, Dominion and The Flash) and acclaimed British actor Iain Glen (Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey). The international co-production is being filmed in South Africa and is set to debut on M-Net (DStv channel 101) in July 2021. The series will be distributed globally by Fremantle.

Reyka follows a flawed but brilliant criminal profiler, Reyka Gama (Kim Engelbrecht). Haunted by her past, she investigates a string of brutal murders committed by a serial killer in the sugar cane fields of KwaZulu-Natal. Having been abducted as a child by a farmer named Speelman (Iain Glen), Reyka is traumatised by the experience but this also helps her enter the minds of Africa’s most notorious criminals and turn them inside out. Manipulative and charming, his hold on Reyka, 20 years later, forms part of the backbone of the story, as does Reyka’s relationship with her mother Elsa, played by Anna-Mart van der Merwe (Binnelanders, Kanarie and Poppie Nongena).

Reyka exposes the secrets and lies, truth and trust, damage, healing and forgiveness. With a dramatic backdrop of sugar cane fields, tropical beaches, stifling heat, dangerous wildlife, a criminal underworld, and shadowy politics – each place is connected by sugar but divided in so many other ways.

“MultiChoice continues to lead the continuous productions of high-quality African television content that goes beyond our borders,” says Nkateko Mabaso, CEO of M-Net.

“Our first co-production on this sort of scale was Trackers that we co-produced with HBO’s sister channel Cinemax and ZDF and has received great reviews in the US, Australia, France, and the UK. This partnership with Fremantle is a brilliant way to showcase our prowess as DStv is Africa’s most-loved storyteller, and we particularly relish pairing our local talent with international stars.”

Kim Englebrecht, Iain Glen and Anna-Mart van der Merwe are joined by a cast of some of South Africa’s best actors, including Hamilton Dhlamini, Kenneth Nkosi, Nokuthula Ledwaba, Desmond Dube, Gerald Stein, Ian Roberts, Fiona Ramsey, David Butler, and Jessica Hayes. The series is directed by Zee Ntuli (Hard to Get) and Catharine Cooke (The Girl from St Agnes).

Julie Hodge, Editorial Director, Global Drama, Fremantle said “As production commences on our first ever South African drama, this is a proud moment for Fremantle and M-Net. The series has been in development for many years, and we hope it will be the first of many successful projects in the region. Reyka is a rich and compelling story and we couldn’t be happier to have Kim and Iain onboard to bring these complex characters to life – we are confident it will be one of our standout international dramas for 2021”.

The series is created and written by award-winning screenwriter Rohan Dickson (Husk and Welcome to Hawaii). Dickson has worked with South Africa’s major broadcasters and has been showrunner on highly successful dramas, including Scandal, Zone 14, Jacob’s Cross, and High Rollers. He was also the executive producer & showrunner of Isidingo, a long-running multi-award-winning drama series with a huge fan base across the whole of Africa.

Reyka is jointly produced by Serena Cullen for Serena Cullen Productions in the UK (Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Cold Feet) and Harriet Gavshon for Emmy nominated Quizzical Pictures in South Africa. Executive Producers are Serena Cullen, Harriet Gavshon and Rohan Dickson. Yolisa Phahle, Nkateko Mabaso, Allan Sperling, Jan du Plessis will executive produce for M-Net, and Julie Hodge for Fremantle. Reyka will be distributed globally by Fremantle.

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Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 29 November 2020

Gone in 60 Seconds: Watch Carte Blanche, this Sunday 29 November 2020 at 19:00, only on M-Net

I N V E S T I G A T I O N S  

Gone in 60 Seconds: The Latest High-tech Car Con

No threats, no guns, no violence – but your car is gone in the blink of an eye. It’s the 2020 incarnation of a sophisticated con that gets you to part with the keys to your high-end luxury vehicle – with a smile. A scam so slick that it’s left victims baffled after they willingly parted with their cars to complete strangers. Carte Blanche investigates.  

Producer: Nicky Troll | Presenter: Claire Mawisa

Vultures: Killings in the Kruger

Known as the “clean-up crew”, vultures are some of the most important animals in the wild. But across the Kruger National Park, hundreds of these scavengers have been found dead and the weapon of choice is poison. Already endangered, some experts believe that these birds of prey may be targeted for their body parts to be sold in muthi markets. But poison is indiscriminate and along with vultures, some lions and leopards have also been killed. Carte Blanche seeks answers.

Producer: Sasha Schwendenwein | Presenter: Derek Watts

The Illegal Trade of Human Organs

It’s said that there’s almost nothing you can’t buy on the black market. In the streets of Cairo in Egypt, where poverty is rife, there’s another more terrifying industry – the sale of human body parts. Around the world, there’s a serious shortage of transplant organs. But here in this ancient city, hundreds of African migrants and refugees who pass through Egypt on the way to Europe, become fodder in this dangerous underworld where organs are harvested from the poor. Desperate patients with deep pockets – often in need of a kidney – line up and pay big bucks for an illegal organ. In this special investigation, a team of journalists go into the heart of the human organ trade.

Producer: BBC Panaroma

C E L E B R A T I O N S

Rugby Legend Frik du Preez – Happy 85th Birthday!

He dropped, he placed, he scored! Legendary rugby player Frik du Preez could break open a game and score out of nowhere. Few, it’s been said, would ever match his all-round prowess as a forward and a back rolled into one. As COVID-19’s social distancing rules ruined any chances of a big party, Carte Blanche got in on the surprise – a special celebration, with warm tributes as fellow sport legends shared well wishes and the stories that turned him into a rugby giant.

Producers: Stenette Grosskopf, Hendrik Hancke & Niel van Deventer | Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli

Above the Clouds

When Tim Slab took on the highest highline in South Africa, it was quite literally a mountain to climb. Nestled between two peaks in the Drakensberg and at 3200 metres above sea level, the adrenaline enthusiast leapt at the opportunity to accomplish a feat very few will ever even attempt – to walk above the clouds. It was an adventure he simply couldn’t pass up. But when the rain, mist and 65 km/h winds set in, he almost had to abandon his mission. 

Producer: Tarryn Crossman | Presenter: Claire Mawisa

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

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M-Net Channels Highlights – December 2020

Sunday Night Blockbusters

Sunday 06 December 2020

20:05 Knives Out Thriller, Mystery

This book-inspired murder mystery boasts an all-star cast led by Daniel Craig. When a famous crime writer is found dead, a seasoned detective is enlisted to solve the mystery.

Sunday 13 December 2020

20:05 Midway Action, War

Woody Harrelson, Patrick Wilson and Luke Evans star in this real-event-based WWII drama about the Battle of Midway, which was a clash between U.S. and Japanese militaries.

Sunday 20 December 2020

20:05 Last Christmas Romance, Comedy

Along with Emma Thompson, Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding are the drivers of this holiday rom-com. A spiraling young woman meets a “too good to be true” man who changes her life.

Sunday 27 December 2020

20:05 Dolittle Comedy, Animated

Robert Downey Jr. leads an all-star cast in this amazing film. A physician who can talk to animals embarks on an adventure to find a legendary island.

World Cinema Movies

Sunday 06 December 2020

22:15 Traumfabrik

A touching love story set in the Berlin crisis of 1961. A young studio extra has a crazy plan to reunite with a French girl after the building of the Berlin Wall separates them.

Sunday 13 December 2020

22:20 Innocence                             

A very powerful drama. A coming-of-age story about a group of Rwandan schoolgirls at a Belgian-run Catholic boarding school.

Sunday 20 December 2020

21:45 Arab Blues

A lovely Fench language film set in Tunisia. After years abroad in Paris, Selma returns to Tunis with the dream of opening up her own psychotherapy practice. 

Brand New Shows

Wednesday 02 December 2020

22:25 Gold Digger 01 0001 *Series Starts*                   

The intriguing season premiere of this British mini-series. When Julia (60) is stood up on her birthday by all her children, she randomly encounters Benjamin (33) at the British Museum, and they begin a romance.

Thursday 03 December 2020

19:30 Titan Games 02 0001 “Titan Games Premiere” *Series Starts*               

Dwayne Johnson motivates global audiences to reach their potential in this inspiring athletic competition series that invites everyday people to strive for greatness.

Monday 07 December 2020

22:30 Third Day, The 01 0001 “Friday – The Father” *Series Starts*      

The season premiere of this Jude Law, HBO limited-series. After Sam – a London family man in crisis – rescues a troubled young girl in the woods, he brings her home to the ominous Osea Island.

Tuesday 08 December 2020

20:30 68 Whiskey 01 0001 “Buckley’s Goat” *Series Starts*      

Executive producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard deliver an exciting military dramedy. Follow the outrageous behaviour and camaraderie of a group of Army medics base in the warzone of Afghanistan.

Tuesday 15 December 2020

19:30 NCIS: New Orleans 07 0001 *Series Starts*      

In this spin-off of the popular NCIS series, a dedicated team of agents fight crime in the vibrant city of New Orleans.

Tuesday 22 December 2020

21:30 Manhunt: Deadly Games 02 0001 “Centbomb” *Series Starts*      

A crime drama based on real events. Security guard Richard Jewell saves hundreds of lives when he discovers a bomb at the 96 Atlanta Olympics. But he soon becomes the focus of FBI investigation.

Wednesday 23 December 2020

21:30 Blacklist, The 07 0001 “Louis T. Steinhil (No. 27)” *Series Starts*            

The season seven premiere. After being abducted by Katarina Rostova, Raymond “Red” Reddington finds himself alone in hostile territory unsure of who, if anyone, he can trust.

Season and Series Finales

Tuesday 01 December 2020

20:30 S.W.A.T. (Sony) 03 0021 “Diablo” *Series Ends*  

The team searches for a group of drug smugglers who crash a plane and scatter after a joint mission with the DEA to stop the shipment goes awry. A fast-paced crime drama.

Tuesday 08 December 2020

19:30 NCIS: Los Angeles 11 0022 “Code Of Conduct” *Series Ends*  

Sam, Callen and Rountree travel to Afghanistan when Marine Lieutenant Colonel Sarah “Mac” MacKenzie (Catherine Bell) asks NCIS to help with a sensitive case after two SEALs claim their chief murdered an unarmed prisoner.

Friday 11 December 2020

21:00 Party Of Five (2020) 01 0010 “Diaspora” *Series Ends*   

In the season finale of this powerful, pertinent drama about family, Val makes a surprising request with lasting repercussions. Ella surprises Beto in Mexico.

Monday 14 December 2020

20:30 Rookie, The 02 0020 “The Hunt” *Series Ends*   

The season finale. Harper agrees to help Nolan after he shows her the body camera footage. They lead Armstrong to an abandoned house to pick up his burner phone’s signal to tap its records.

Wednesday 16 December 2020

21:30 FBI: Most Wanted 01 0014 “Getaway” *Series Ends*   

When a father and son bank-robbing duo escape from a prison transport van on their way to trial and pick up where they left off, the team must hunt them down. A riveting crime drama.

Saturday 19 December 2020

22:35 Sanctuary 01 0008 “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” *Series Ends*         

Hel finally has someone who is on the side of the angels who believes in her. Margot/Jane meets Fisher in his office and tells him that she is convinced that Hel is telling the truth.

M-Net City Movies

Friday 04 December 2020

20:50 All About The Benjamins | Action, Comedy

Ice Cube and Mike Epps chase the money in this comedy. When a bail-jumper discovers $20 million in stolen diamonds, he and the bounty hunter chasing him team up to steal them.

Friday 11 December 2020

21:00 Smokin’ Aces | Action, Thriller

Drawing on Quentin Tarantino’s style, this ultra-violent action flick stars Jeremy Piven (Entourage) as a former Vegas performer turned snitch who quickly becomes a target.

Friday 18 December 2020

21:00 300: Rise Of An Empire | Action, Drama

A thrilling sequel to the hit film 300. Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) leads his men into battle against the Persians after the inspiring acts of the fallen Spartans.

Friday 25 December 2020

20:50 Oblivion | Sci-Fi, Action

A futuristic sci-fi epic helmed by Tom Cruise. A veteran assigned to extract Earth’s remaining resources discovers a crashed spacecraft that will change everything he knew.

New to M-Net City

Tuesday 15 December 2020   

19:10 NCIS: Los Angeles 11 0001 “Let Fate Decide” *Series Double Bill Starts*  

In this season premiere of the popular Emmy-nominated crime drama, Callen and Sam work with Navy Capt. Harmon Rabb Jr. to apprehend spies aboard the USS Allegiance.

20:50 Good Fight, The 04 0001 “The Gang Deals With Alternate Reality” *Series Starts*

In this season premiere, Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump, is president. While Diane is overjoyed, she soon realizes that this outcome might have unexpected consequences.

Friday 18 December 2020

19:10 Katy Keene 01 0001 Chapter One: “Pilot” *Series Starts*       

A joyful, gripping series that follows aspiring designer Katy Keene and a group of artists trying to make their dreams come true in New York City. From the creators of Riverdale.

Monday 21 December 2020

20:00 FBI 02 0001 “Little Egypt” *Series Starts*       

A riveting season premiere. After a bomb detonates at a restaurant in Queens, the case becomes personal for OA, who grew up eating there. But what initially seems like a terrorist attack is more complex.

Thursday 31 December 2020

20:50 Homeland 08 0001 “Deception Indicated” *Series Starts*       

The gripping premiere of the eighth and final season of the multi-award-winning espionage thriller. Carrie recovers in Germany. Saul negotiates. Max has a new mission.

Saturday Binge of Procedural Drama With Fire Departments (City Heat)

Saturday 12 December 2020

17:30 Station 19 03 0001 “I Know This Bar” *City Heat Starts* *Double Bill*   

In this season premiere of this fast-paced drama, a car crashes into Joe’s Bar. The team fight to rescue their fellow crewmates and others before it’s too late. Executive produced by Shonda Rhimes.

19:10 9-1-1 03 0001 “Kids Today” *Double Bill*   

Athena enlists the 118’s help when a teenager speeds out of control on the freeway. Meanwhile, a routine traffic stop uncovers a shocking kidnapping. A fast-paced first responder drama.

20:50 9-1-1: Lone Star 01 0001 “Pilot” *Double Bill*   

Rob Lowe drives this pulsating spin-off to the hit first responder drama series. A New York cop relocates to Texas with his son where he works to save people’s lives.

Local Midweek Binge

Wednesday 16 December 2020

20:50 Girl From St. Agnes, The 01 0001 *Local Midweek Binge Starts*    

The mysterious death of a schoolgirl at an elite boarding school sets off a desperate hunt for the truth. It seems everyone has something to hide in this gripping South African drama filmed in the Midlands.

One Day Binge

Sunday 20 December 2020

15:00 His Dark Materials 01 0001 “Lyra’s Jordan” * One Day Binge Starts*    

An acclaimed fantasy series based on the best-selling novels. A girl embarks on a quest to liberate her world from the Magisterium which represses people’s ties to magic and their animal spirits.

Season & Series Finales

Wednesday 02 December 2020

21:40 Wentworth 07 0010 “Under Siege Part 2” *Series Ends*    

The thrilling season seven finale. With nothing more to lose, Marie is determined to see her plan to escape succeed and finds herself in a race against time.

Saturday 05 December 2020

19:10 Stargirl 01 0013 “Stars & S.T.R.I.P.E Part Two” *Series Ends*  

A thrilling season finale to this pulsating superhero drama. As the ISA come one step closer to accomplishing their mission, Courtney and the JSA face off against Icicle and the villains.                                               

20:50 Swamp Thing 01 0010 “Loose Ends” *Series Ends*  

A thrilling season finale to this pulsating superhero drama. As the ISA come one step closer to accomplishing their mission, Courtney and the JSA face off against Icicle and the villains.                                                

Tuesday 08 December 2020

20:00 American Dynasties: The Bush Years – Family, Duty And Power 01 0006 “The End Of A Dynasty?” *Series Ends*                

An in-depth look at the lives and presidencies of George HW Bush and his son George W. Bush.

20:50 L.A.’S Finest 01 0013 “Bad Girls” *Series Ends*                

Syd (Gabrielle Union) and McKenna (Jessica Alba) close in on Carlene in an effort to free Izzy (Sophie Reynolds) and Justice Baines.

Wednesday 09 December 2020

20:50 All American 02 0016 “Decisions” *Series Ends*          

When Spencer hears that South Crenshaw may turn into a magnet school, he and his friends decide to do something about it. Jordan makes a Hail Mary in his personal life.

Friday 11 December 2020

19:10 Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D 07 0013 “What We’re Fighting For” *Series Ends*          

The electrifying season finale of this pulsating comic book drama. S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most important fight will take the help of friends and teammates, past and present.     

Saturday 12 December 2020

22:30 Pennyworth 01 0010 “Marianne Faithful” *Series Ends*          

A gripping season finale to this action-packed drama. A royal family member is abducted, forcing Alfred to choose his loyalties but Lord Harwood uses those closest to Alfred to manipulate him.     

Sunday 20 December 2020

22:13 His Dark Materials 01 0008 “Betrayal” * One Day Binge Ends*    

Strangeness and wonder mark this fantasy drama based on the cult novel series of the same name by Philip Pullman.

Monday 21 December 2020

19:10 Grey’s Anatomy 16 0021 “Put On A Happy Face” *Series Ends*       

The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning medical drama continues to break new ground by exploring the intricate lives of a group of medical professionals in Seattle.

Thursday 24 December 2020

21:40 Nancy Drew (2019) 01 0018 “The Clue In The Captain’s Painting” *Series Ends*       

A dynamic reboot of the iconic teenage detective Nancy Drew. Nancy is making plans to leave her hometown for college but finds herself drawn into a supernatural murder mystery.

Friday 25 December 2020

15:00 Emmerdale (2020) 01 0060 *Series Ends*       

A long-standing British soap opera set in a fictional village in the Yorkshire Dales.

15:25 Coronation Street (2020) 01 0060 *Series Ends*       

The U.K.’s longest-running television soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Tuesday 29 December 2020

21:40 Castle Rock 02 0010 “Clean” *Series Ends*       

The characters and stories of horror author Stephen King are explored in this chilling anthology of his beloved works. Backed by Emmy-winner JJ Abrams, an ensemble cast stars.

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M-Net Unveils Jam-packed Festive Line-Up Across Its Movie And Series Channels

From Local Christmas Movies to Spirited Specials, Here’s What to Look Forward to this festive

Now that the festive season is upon us, M-Net comes bearing the best treats to excite the entire family and get South Africa into the best festive mood. So, get ready to spend the most wonderful time of year watching cheerful offerings from November to December.

Leading the line-up is a proudly South African Christmas celebration. For the very first time, M-Net will screen six new local Christmas movies on DStv channel 101 and M-Net Movies 1 (DStv Channel 104). These feel-good family movies, showcase breath-taking scenery across different provinces and cultures in South Africa, show how people celebrate the Christmas season in various communities.

A Zulu Christmas

Cast: Deli Malinga, Sphumuzo Sidzumo and Ayanda Banda.

What if a young boy who is used to the city life, being spoiled by his mother and getting his way, has to spend Christmas with his grandmother on her farm in KZN? Will he rediscover his heritage and find a deeper meaning in Christmas?

A Christmas Chorus

Cast: Bianca Flanders, Namisa Mdlalose and Dean Balie.

A group of out of work theatre friends comes together to save Christmas from the Coronavirus. But ultimately, their egos and personal agendas jeopardize their efforts. Will they be able to overcome all the obstacles against them and give the country some hope over a hopeless season, or will their efforts be thwarted by their differences.

A Boere-Krismis

Cast: Lara Toselli, Johann Vermaak and Albert Maritz

What if an out of luck actress and performer uses her Afrikaans fiancé’s family to launch her career by documenting their disastrous Christmas Day.

A Twisted Christmas

Cast: Kate Liquorish, Euodia Samson and Abduragman Adams.

Imagine a wealthy family had lost everything just before Christmas, and the only people willing to take them in is their middle-class Muslim landscaper and his family in the Bo-Kaap. Could Christmas be the cause for reconciliation of past hurts?

Herb & Moon

Cast: Robert Whitehead, Katherine Neethling and Keenan Arrison.

A rebellious grandfather ‘breaks out’ of his old age home to spend Christmas with his beloved granddaughter. Will he make it in time for Christmas day?

Home Affairs: A Christmas Tale

Cast: Hilton Pelser, David Viviers and Bronté Snell.

When the Williams family gather together for their Christmas holiday, the festive season surprises them with a lot more than the gifts under their Christmas tree.

Alongside the local festive movies, viewers will be treated to an extra dose of festive cheer. From 27 November 2020 till Christmas day, movie lovers can countdown to Christmas by enjoying heart-warming, uplifting, and funny international Christmas movies with the whole family daily at 17:00 on M-Net Movies 1 and every Friday night on M-Net 101. The line-up includes exciting movies like Lucy Shimmers and the Prince of Peace, Last Christmas, A Very Nutty Christmas, and Homegrown Christmas. 

M-Net Movies 3 (DStv Channel 107) will also spread the Christmas cheer with a Festival Feels movie collection, which will delight viewers every weekday from 08:00 to 17:00 with popular holiday-themed movies such as A Stone Cold Christmas, Fred Claus, A Madea Christmas, Jingle All the Way, A Christmas Switch and more. 

To keep the festive spirit going, M-Net 101 will also be delivering Christmas specials of famous shows, including Michael Bublé Music Special, Bon Jovi Music Special, The Royal Variety Performance, and The Voice S19 Christmas Special. Additionally, the fan-favourites Animania festival and Kids Club festival, which have been entertaining kids and the young at heart, will return with great curated experiences.

All festivals and themes will be made available on CatchUp and form part of the curated playlists.

With the new DStv Add Movies offering, DStv Compact Plus, Compact, Family, and Access customers can get access to the festive offerings on M-Net Movies 1 as well as blockbuster movies on M-Net Movies 2 (DStv channel 106) and fliekNet (DStv channel 149), for an extra R99.

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Countdown To The Miss South Africa 2020 Live Show

The countdown to the Miss South Africa pageant has begun and all indications are that it will be a show to remember.

Miss South Africa 2020 will be crowned at The Table Bay hotel in an entertainment-packed event on Saturday, October 24, from 17h00. The show will be televised live – across the continent – on M-Net DStv channel 101 and Mzansi Magic DStv channel 161.

Says the show’s director and executive producer Gavin Wratten: “The Covid 19 pandemic may have restricted us in some ways, but it has also opened up many new and exciting opportunities.

“In 2020 we won’t just be broadcasting from one stage, we will actually be using the whole city of Cape Town as our stage, with additional crossings to Johannesburg. We will be broadcasting from the beach, from the city, from the harbour as well as from atop the Miss South Africa apartment building in Sandton. So while 2020 may have been a year like we have never experienced before, the 2020 Miss South Africa will be a show like we have never seen before.

Some of the country’s best and most exciting performers are part of the line-up including

Mi Casa, Sho Madjozi, Ami Faku, Jimmy Nevis and Sun El-Musician. The show’s host is actress, media personality and humanitarian Nomzamo Mbatha with TV host, actress and model Lalla Hirayama as a supporting presenter.

The Top 10 Miss SA finalists who come from around the country are Aphelele Mbiyo, Busisiwe Mmotla, Chantelle Pretorius, Jordan van der Vyver, Karishma Ramdev, Lebogang Mahlangu, Melissa Nayimuli, Natasha Joubert, Shudufhadzo Musida and Thato Mosehle.

They will be judged on the night by an all-female judging line-up including some of the country’s most respected and influential personalities. They are reigning Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi; business dynamo and previous Miss South Africa title holder (1996) Peggy-Sue Khumalo; multi-award-winning, radio and TV presenter Anele Mdoda; actress, presenter, motivational speaker, author and entrepreneur Leandie du Randt as well as actress Kim Engelbrecht.

Miss South Africa 2020 will take home a package of prizes and sponsorships worth in excess of R3 million. The winner will receive R1 million in cash from the Miss South Africa Organisation, as well as the use of a fully furnished and serviced apartment at luxurious Central Square with fabulous interior décor by Enza Home and a Mercedes Benz C200 Cabriolet for the year of her reign.

Some of the country’s best fashion designers will be dressing the Top 10 finalists at this year’s Miss South Africa live pageant in a not-to-be-missed celebration of South African talent. They are Sandi Mazibuko, Lena Lisa, Mzukisi Mbane, Tracy Efstathiou, Anel Botha, Juan William Aria; Neville Masondo, Orapeleng Modutle and Sello Medupe.

“The Miss South Africa pageant always has the level of nail-biting suspense, drama and tension akin to some of the best local shows we produce for our audiences. We are delighted to bring to millions of South Africans, the passionate stories of inspiring women competing for the ultimate pageant title, which for the winner, will open up doors to shine on a global stage,” says M-Net CEO Nkateko Mabaso.

Miss South Africa 2020 will be screened live on Saturday, October 24, from 17h00 on M-Net DStv channel 101 and Mzansi Magic DStv channel 161.

A live online stream with exclusive behind the scenes content is also available. Subscriptions to live stream the Miss South Africa 2020 pageant finale online are currently on sale. The pay per view cost is $6.99 (R99.99 excluding VAT) and will include an exclusive pre-show, online streaming of the Miss South Africa 2020 pageant finale, the opportunity to see what happens backstage at the event and access to an exclusive post crowning interview with Miss South Africa 2020. To sign up for this live event, subscribe at www.misssa.live (Miss South Africa’s exclusive content online platform).

Miss South Africa is presented by Weil Entertainment in association with M-Net, Mzansi Magic, Sun International, Brand South Africa and the City of Cape Town.

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