Idols SA Season 15 Kicked Off In Pretoria

Mzansi’s popular singing reality show kicked off last night in the capital city of South Africa, Pretoria.

If the mixed feelings we got from the opening show of Idols Season 15 is anything to run home with, the mood setter left many of us excited about the kind of talent we are going to see this year.

Queues of determined Idols wannabes left no space to even walk by or park around the State Theatre. The home of the new music genre Amapiano had people singing in baritones, high notes, low notes and no-notes. Others were keeping it formal and serious like they had mistaken the Idols auditions for the business conducted at the Union Buildings. Others showed up, but their voices were for anything but singing.

Randall for a change was bubbly, even though he didn’t leave his brutal honesty at home. He dished it up as much as it was needed. Unathi was her warm and giggly self and she was kind where kindness was a necessity. Somizi’s authenticity was fully present. And the guest judge, Dr Rebecca Malope, enjoyed herself and gave a handful of NOs when she was not impressed.

A 16-year-old girl from Benoni, shame Benoni (next to Boksburg), was the first contestant to hit the auditions stage and the first to grab the golden ticket to Theatre Week. For a season themed ‘go for gold‘, it meant that it was a promising start for the 15th instalment.

But it didn’t take long until viewers were introduced to a downward spiral of disappointment. 26-year-old Esther opened the floodgates of not so good singing and her singing was contagious. It was pouring not so good voices on the Idols stage in Tshwane.

Then Pretoria’s hopes were supposed to be revived by Yada-Lee, but that did not work out as expected for the 21-year-old who has recorded 44 songs. If anything, it left many viewers wondering what kind of songs were given studio time to be recorded.

As the Pretoria curtains closed, we were left with 24 golden ticket winners who will battle it out at Theatre Week. It was a golden moment for some hopefuls, and it will be the coming weeks that will show that the start is golden or not.

It is on and the contestants are going for gold!

Idols SA season 15 is on Mzansi Magic, (DStv 161) on Sundays at 17h30. For more information visit our website:

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iKhaya – Will Secrets Ever Cease, As One Lie Births Another?

What happens when shocking secrets are revealed, and the two worlds collide? iKhaya season one, answered this question, as the drama series showed us how Eddie Sebatjane maintained two lives, two wives, and far too many secrets.

In the conclusion of season one, Eddie’s worlds came to literal catastrophe as Cebile, Eddie’s second wife ran over and killed Mosima – his first wife’s daughter, in a hit and a run. Will Eddie suffer in silence this time round, or will he bring this new dark secret to the fore and risk sending the mother of his, now only living, child to prison? Will Raisibe, in her quest for justice for her daughter Mosima, find out that she is living under the same roof with the very killer she is searching for.

The intrigue continues in season two of iKhaya from Monday, 7 January, as Eddie attempts to build a harmonious home, as he tries to stay with both his wives from two totally different worlds. Will he be able to shape an “amicable” polygamous marriage, despite the horrendous secret that could tear his whole world apart? What does the future hold as Raisibe leaves her rural world to assert herself as Eddie’s first wife?

Produced by Urban Brew Studios, the drama continues on iKhaya in January with Eddie (Saint Seseli), Raisibe (Molobane Maja-Mbatha), Cebile (Nqobile Siphamla). Also, among the returning cast this season is Mpho Molepo, Aubrey Makola, Laki Khoza, Thulane Shange, Sphamandla Dhludhlu alongside Khomotso Manyaka. The role of Gundane is now played by Siya Sesimani. With the introduction of a new character MJ, played by Nyanyiso Dzedze.

“It’s no secret that Mzansi Magic is about stories that are authentic and challenge our viewers’ perspectives, whilst creating meaningful conversations. The new season of iKhaya seeks to tell a story that our viewers will relate to whilst staying highly entertained,” says Reneilwe Sema, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.

With Eddie’s dual lives and lies entwined under one roof, how long will he manage to keep the new dark secret that lingers and threatens to destroy what is left of his family? Find out how he attempts to head two families bound by deceit, secrets and lies on Monday, 7 January 2019 at 8PM on Mzansi Magic (DSTV Channel 161).

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What Does Money Really Cost – ‘I Blew It’


This October, Mzansi Magic takes a thought-provoking look into the lives of South Africans who received an unexpected windfall, and in an instant, blew it all.

This sometimes-humorous, often tragic documentary, takes a deep look into the psyche of ordinary South Africans and how they’ve acted when presented wealth beyond their wildest dreams. I Blew It explores the heady intoxication of life with no monetary restrictions, and the sudden change in relationships and family dynamics.

The show creates a dialogue about the psychology of money and the influence or wealth it comes with, through the stories of ordinary people.

Each episode covers the story of a single participant, starting with their unexpected acquisition of wealth, followed by how the money was “blown”, ending with where the person is now – very often finding themselves in a worse financial state than before.

Take, thirty-two-year-old Nonhlanhla who received a lumpsum pay-out of R1 million in 2017. She blew the money in less than a year. She did minor renovations to her family home (owned by her grandmother) and took her mother’s advice to invest in a VW Caravelle Kombi. Then she went on a spending spree, indulging her whole family on an extravagant shopping spree at Maponya Mall.

Then there’s Thabo, who won R 1.8 million in the national lottery when he was 30 years old.  He blew the money within three years but has great memories of his high balling lifestyle.

M-Net’s Director of Local Entertainment Channels, Reneilwe Sema commented on the appeal of this brand new format, “I Blew It tackles some important sociological questions most of us have often caught ourselves asking: 1. What would I do if I suddenly became wealthy overnight? 2. How does one manage to blow millions of rands in such a short space of time, often becoming poorer than before? The subject matter is truly fascinating and many of the characters and their stories are so uniquely South African, that our viewers will identify from the onset.”

This original M-Net format is produced by Bonngoe TV in collaboration with Media 360°. Catch I Blew It season one, every Saturday  on Mzansi Wethu DStv Channel 163 starting on 6 October at 7:30PM.

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Idols SA: Top 10 Performs Judges’ Playlist

The all-new glamorous Top 10 were unveiled tonight, bringing some pop star allure to the Idols stage. The contestants were styled by a glam squad that saw them outfitted in some of the best threads and accessories Truworths has to offer, with perfect hair and make-up to match.

This evening’s theme was the Judges’ Playlist, an on-going friendly match to see which judge will have the most songs picked by the contestants. The honour went to Unathi, whose tally of five songs picked dethroned last year’s winner Somizi.

The show got off to an up-tempo start when a red-clad Nosipho performed Lady Zamar’s pop hit, Collide. Randall said it reminded him of Kylie Minogue, but she needed to “turn it up” more. Somizi, on the other hand, predicted it to be a forgettable performance.

Next up was Mthokozisi, who looked spiffy in a tuxedo jacket, taking on Maxwell’s Ascension, a decision applauded by Unathi who said: “To attempt a falsetto with such a deep voice is commendable.” An unimpressed Somizi put it bluntly: “There was no dynamic, no colour. It was bland. It wasn’t nice.”

Lincoln came on stage in a flamboyant floral outfit that he said was inspired by Somizi. His rendition of Ringo’s Sondela was “respectful”, according to Unathi. Randall felt he brought soul to the song, and Somizi said he killed it.

The judges agreed that the diminutive Xae brought some fire with her vocals on Shekhinah’s Please Mr, but needed to go “big” and show off more personality on stage instead of sorely relying on her voice.

The contestant who likes to “smile with my eyes” took on Ed Sheeran’s Perfect. Niyaaz received some mixed reviews, with the judges pointing out the song had started off well, but he had over-sang it by the end. “You don’t need to over-emote; the song’s lyrics are enough,” advised Randall.

Self-confessed tomboy, Ntokozo, took on the uplifting gospel anthem Fill Me Up by Tasha Cobbs. Unathi called her attempt “fearless” while Randall felt the song itself was going to save her for this week.

Thato brought it back home with I Got You by Encore. “You are the first performer so far this evening to have presence. You know that this is a competition,” was Randall’s compliment. “You are the full package,” concurred Somizi. “You have charisma, charm and confidence. Your tone went hand in hand with that song.”

The petit Thando took on the big guns with Aretha Franklin’s (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman. Unathi and Somizi gave their critique, but all everyone heard was Randall. “Blah blah blah! Finally, we have a competition!”

Blouse-loving King B had all eyes on him as he sang Love On The Brain by Rihanna, with just a piano for accompaniment. “You are a true example of honesty and self-acceptance. You are not just a voice, you are honesty and we love that honesty,” said Somizi. “You are also a great singer. You do melodrama well.” Unathi summed it up: “You killed it! This is one of my favourite performances so far.”

Teen wonder Yanga closed off the show with a superb rendition of Amazulu by Amanda Black, that left Unathi emotional. “I had specifically chosen that song for you and hoped you’d pick it. You have done it justice; avulekil’amazulu.”

With the judges having made their song choices and their voices heard, it’s now up to the voting public to keep their favourite on the show.

Let’s get voting!

Idols SA season 14 is on Mzansi Magic, DStv Channel 161 on Sundays at 17h00. For more information visit our website:

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Idols SA : Did The Girls Of The Top 16 Rule

Tonight’s Top 16 live performance invoked Woman Power as the girls took to the Idols stage to fight for their place. The eight young powerhouses kicked off the show with a homage to queen Bey with Run the World and Formation, giving a spirited performance that drew excited applause and enthusiastic feedback from the judges.

Tonight’s theme was Bestselling Female Artists of the 21st Century, and to help the stage newbies were award-winning Shekhinah harmonising her hit Different featuring Mariechan.

First to take make a solo appearance was diminutive Christmas baby, Thando, singing American Idol alumna Jennifer Hudson’s Giving Myself. While Randall felt she didn’t get to belt it out because it was too big a song, Unathi called the performance “exceptional” and Somizi said she had “killed” it.

Aspirant music writer, Bongiwe, followed with the impassioned Beneath Your Beautiful by Labrinth feat. Emeli Sandé. The rendition had Unathi declaring: “You’re in it to win it! The competition has just begun!”

Attridgeville’s blonde ambition, Wattahmelon, may have struggled with the first verse of Fantasia’s Lose to Win according to Somizi and Unathi, but she hit all the right notes with Randall, who declared she was “fantastic from start to finish!”

Recent birthday girl, Nosipho, saw Unathi and Somizi give her performance of Sia’s Alive an enthusiastic thumbs up, while Randall was also impressed with her delivery of an 80s big sound ode.

The judges may have been giving mixed reviews, but all three agreed that the girls were still running ahead of the boys halfway through the show.

Xae, who is a self-confessed car karaoke lover, hit the trifactor of adulation when she left Randall speechless, Somizi shouting “genius” and Unathi calling it “brilliant!” for her rendition of SZA’s Broken Clocks.

Season 14’s youngest contestant, Yanga, slowed it down with Adele’s monster hit, Don’t You Remember. Again, it was two to one as Randall felt it dragged while Somizi and Unathi loved it, with Somizi awarding it a “whoo shem”.

Ntokozo brought it home and kept it local with Ndiza by Zahara. She undoubtedly received the best ovation of the evening. “Best performance of the night!” said Somizi. “I’d much rather listen to you off-key than six other contestants on key,” Randall announced. “Your imperfections were perfect,” was Unathi’s declaration.

Closing off the show was Delene with Whitney Houston’s It’s Not Right But It’s Okay. It didn’t turn out to the big bang closing that was expected, with Randall and Somizi feeling it failed to launch while Unathi believed she would be memorable.

The judges have handed out a mixed bag of sweets and lemons, but it’s ultimately up to the voting public to push through their favourite to the Top 10. Let’s see what the results bring next week.

Idols SA season 14 is on Mzansi Magic, DStv Channel 161 on Sundays at 17h00. For more information visit our website:

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Mzansi Finally Gets The Top 16 Singers Who Will Battle It Out For Your Votes | Idols

It’s finally here! After four provincial tours, three satellite stops, and almost 10 000 hopefuls, we reveal your Idols SA Season 14’s Top 16!

Thato Makape (23) – He must surely hold the record for the for the longest traveller to an Idols audition! Thato journeyed for a staggering 1250km from his hometown of Postmasburg in the Northern Cape to Cape Town. The young barber’s resolve was not in vain – he received his Golden Ticket from three of the judges and is now determined to go all the way for his mother, who is a cancer survivor.

Yanga Sobetwa (16) – Talk about a girl with a plan! Season 14’s youngest contestant stepped into the Cape Town audition room with the single-minded purpose of leaving with a Golden Ticket. Not only did she succeed in scooping a yes from all four judges, she had already arranged for long-distance studies with her school. Now that’s what we call levels!

Lincoln Lewis (22) – When a judge tells you that you’ve given them the best audition of the season so far, you know you are on to a good thing. The young man from Ravensmead on the Cape Flats has fought to get to this point and is not about to back out now.

Mthokozisi Nqcobo (20) – The UCT student from Umlazi in Durban loves music so much that he suffered from depression when he opted to study accounting over music for financial reasons. But the same music is his “healer” and helping him find his feet again. Receiving a unanimous yes from the judges has rightfully validated his passion.

Niyaaz Arendse (22) – The Ottery, Cape Town, homeboy is determined to connect with Randall, who has not been taken with him, especially as this is his fourth try on the show. He won’t give up on his dream because he is convinced that music is his life.

Nosipho Silinda (17) – This teenager from Ladysmith in KZN is all about the creative industry; she wants to build a school for the arts in future. For now, she must get through juggling Idols and her Grade 11 studies…oh, and work on her emotions like Somizi suggested.

Sandile Skosana (26) – Representing Tsakane in Ekurhuleni, Sandile knows the meaning of hard work. He’s already attempted a Masters, is a research scientist and is doing his post graduate certificate in Education. He is also the music director at his church and believes this is the right time for him on Idols.

Ntokozo Makhathini (18) – There must be something in the air in Witbank! Ntokozo comes from the same neighbourhood as previous winner Musa, and bowled over the judges during auditions, resulting in four yeses. She’s passionate about nature and tourism, but for now is taking a gap year to concentrate on Idols.

Mnqobi Dlamini (21) – He came all the way from Piet Retief in Mpumalanga to audition in Pretoria. A returnee who got his Golden Ticket during the “mass returnee audition”, his life is about gigs and trying to provide for his family.

Delene Swartz (21) – Unathi called her one of her favourites and couldn’t get enough of her voice. As a vocalist for a working band, it was no surprise when Somizi complimented her on being well prepared and “blessing” them with her voice. She comes from Ennerdale in Jozi.

Basimane Boys Melato aka King B (20) – Big in voice and big in personality, King B’s vosho is sure to become his trademark. The HR student from Kagiso says he is inspired by Miss Universe and is here to soar.

Thando Mngomezulu (19) – She epitomises the saying “dynamite comes in small packages”. However, her crippling lack of confidence has been a talking point among the judges from audition all the way to Top 16. The Media Studies student says she’s always wanted to be in the music business.

Lethabo Ramatsui aka Wattahmelon (18) – Hailing from Attridgeville in Pretoria, the sassy theatre student says she’s obsessed with fruits and loves watermelon especially. She attends the YIT Academy at the State Theatre, where she trains in drama, music and dance.

Zamagambu Memela aka Xae (18) – The Pinetown, Durban, teen is the first in the history of Idols to get a Golden Ticket autographed – by all the judges. And no, it doesn’t mean anything, but it’s still nice. She says winning Idols would make her dreams come true.

Victor Matalane (25) – Originally from River Cross, Limpopo, he auditioned in Johannesburg and was saved by Unathi during Theatre Week. He is a praise and worship singer.

Bongiwe Pearl Mdaka (23) – A boutique sales lady from Melelani in Mpumalanga, Bongiwe once had twelve fingers before she had the extras surgically removed. She prides herself on playing guitar well.

Idols SA season 14 is on Mzansi Magic, DStv Channel 161 on Sundays at 17h00. For more information visit our website:

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Final Round Before The Big Chop For Idols Hopefuls

Day 4 of Theatre Week started off with an exciting scavenger hunt for the remaining 31 Idols contestants left at Wild Coast Sun in Port Edward.

The group dug around the beach to uncover a treasure chest containing CDs with their names and the songs the judges had chosen for their Solo Performance round; the last before their fate would be sealed.

The loot excited some, but left others in dread.

But it wasn’t just the song choice that brought butterflied to their stomachs. For the first time in their short singing careers, the contestants were about to take on a big stage under the watchful gaze of the judges and a theatre packed with an audience. It was showtime!

The only thing standing between them and a spot in the Top 16 was an intense 48 hours with vocal coaches.

Challenges arose soon with some of the aspirant singers buckling under the pressure. There were people who missed rehearsals by hours; others couldn’t grasp the songs and kept forgetting lyrics. Anxiety got the best of the jittery ones.

The audition finale on stage was a thunderous affair, with the audience giving spirited applause and standing ovations while the judges mulled over their verdicts at the back of the theatre. Singers were not given any feedback, leaving them to await their fate on the final day of Theatre Week.

Who will walk the plank in glee and who will be gloomy? Find out in next week’s results show!

Idols SA season 14 is on Mzansi Magic, DStv Channel 161 on Sundays at 17h30. For more information visit our website:

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The Queen – Broadcast Date And Episode Plot – August 2018

Episode 1: Monday, 30 July


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


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


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

Episode 4: Thursday, 02 August


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


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

Episode 6: Monday, 06 August


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


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

Episode 8: Wednesday, 08 August


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


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


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


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

Episode 12: Tuesday, 14 August


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


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

Episode 14: Thursday, 16 August


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


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

Episode 16: Monday, 20 August


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 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.


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.


Will Season 14 Idols SA Winner Come From Cape Town

They came. They sang. Some conquered…

The Idols SA auditions in Cape Town set the bar when it came to youth and talent. The hopefuls must have been channelling the spirit of their homegirl Paxton, last year’s youngest contestant and ultimate winner of Season 13.

It sure smelled like teen spirit at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World when the first Golden Ticket winner turned out to be a spunky and confident 16-year-old with plan. She was quickly followed by another teen whose busking experience saw him get the coveted ticket to Theatre Week.

It seemed there was no talent drought in Cape Town!

But it wouldn’t be Idols SA if everyone who set foot in the audition room was as vocally gifted as they think in the shower or in front of a mirror. The judges got their fair share of whimpers walking in. Some had drama in spades and others had the potential star look, but were empty in the vocal department. Guest judge, DJ Cleo, was ready to spot someone with the “C-Factor”.

“I’m looking for raw talent because I’m passionate about uprooting new artists. I’m looking for charm and what I call the ‘C-Factor’ because they will be a Cleo find,” he announced.

It might have been a long and gruelling day of auditions, but the DJ and Producer did get to have “wow” moments.

With three Golden Tickets handed out at the Telkom Pop Up audition in Bloemfontein, and 22 handed out in Cape Town, last night showed a good haul. Now it’s up to the contestants to prove who was there to stay. It’s officially on!

Idols SA season 14 is on Mzansi Magic, DStv Channel 161 on Sundays at 17h30. For more information visit our website:

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