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Thursday, January 7, 2021


Here are some of the highlights from DStv from January 8 to 14. They include the drama Real Housewives of Durban.

Nonkanyiso Conco, former fiancée and ‘baby mama’ to ex-President Jacob Zuma stars in the first season of the Real Housewives of Durban alongside Ayanda Ncwane, widow to gospel legend Sfiso Ncwane, and Kgomotso Ndungane, wife of rugby player Odwa. The series starts on January  29 2021, on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103) at 19h00.

Those who love thrillers will enjoy this week's Sunday night movie on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 20h05. Directed and written by Zackary Adler, The Courier follows a girl (Olga Kurylenko) sent to deliver a package to Nick, a witness who is about to testify against a dangerous gangster. A task team has to keep Nick in witness protection as he is to testify against a well-known and dangerous crime lord, Eziekel (Gary Oldman). Eziekel sends a package to Nick that may jeopardize the trial – but when the courier discovers the actual contents she must deliver, she is hellbent on saving Nick's life.

Using spectacular drone footage, World’s Most Secret Homes provides a bird’s-eye view of secluded forest homes, luxury bunkers and remote mountain hideaways. In California, a family retreat is embedded into rocky surroundings, a Norwegian cabin can only be accessed by helicopter and a Brazilian jungle lodge is peaked atop the mountains. BBC Lifestyle (DStv Channel 174) on January 8 at 20h00

Based on the post-apocalyptic dark-fantasy novel by acclaimed author Stephen King, The Stand is about a viral communicable disease that is weaponised to wipe out most of the world’s population. Viral communicable disease sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Similarities aside, this miniseries falls between Utopia and The Walking Dead, so fans of those shows will delight in its more glacially paced narrative. Starring well-known names such as James Marsden, Amber Heard and Whoopi Goldberg, this is a must-see for any post-apocalyptic lovers. December 11 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 22h30

Fresh from the US, American Gods is back – and this time, the gods clash with humans’ new set of gods: technology. As Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) attempts to create a normal life for himself in Wisconsin, away from his destiny as the son of Norse god Odin (Ian McShane), expect to see timely themes of diversity, change and acceptance in a new future. The series starts on December 13 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 22h30.


NB: Please note these broadcast details are subject to change. Keep checking your TV Guide on for the most up-to-date details or press “OK” on your remote while watching any channel. You can also visit the press portal at to download images and more comprehensive highlights for the month.