WATCH Stella Murders trailer: investigating deaths of teen best friends in South Africa

WATCH Stella Murders trailer: investigating deaths of teen best friends in South Africa

By Jenni Baxter 22-02-23 13:54

Showmax has released the first trailer for Stella Murders, a new true crime documentary from David Enright and IdeaCandy, the director and production company respectively behind the breakout hit Devilsdorp, one of Showmax’s ten most streamed titles of 2021, which sold internationally and won the 2022 SAFTA for Best Made for TV Documentary. New Showmax Original true crime […]

Tali's Joburg Diary: everything you need to know about South Africa's best comedy

Tali’s Joburg Diary: Everything you Need to Know About South Africa’s Best Comedy

By SAPeople Contributor 18-11-22 23:39

Best. News. Ever. The first episode of Tali’s Joburg Diary is now streaming on Showmax, with new episodes launching every Friday. Early reviews are glowing, with SAPeople’s co-founder and editor Jenni Baxter writing, “Tali’s Joburg Diary is Tali-tastic! Beyond fabulous! So funny. So sharp. So relevant. As a South African abroad, it connects you with the heart […]

Best South African Hits to Stream This November Even If You Live Abroad

Best South African Hits to Stream This November Even If You Live Abroad

By SAPeople 09-11-22 23:29

Showmax is launching Season 3 of its biggest show ever – The Wife – this Thursday, Season 3 of SA’s award-winning Best Comedy – Tali’s Joburg Diary – next Friday, and the streaming service’s best crime series yet – Donkerbos – nearer the end of the month. All are available for South Africans abroad (in […]

Tali's Joburg Diary

WATCH Trailer for Tali’s Joburg Diary, Just Released

By SAPeople 18-10-22 17:55

Everyone needs a laugh these days, and here’s the trailer for the perfect TV series to deliver – Tali’s Joburg Diary, the hilarious third instalment of the first ever Showmax Original – named SA’s Best Comedy for two seasons in a row at the SAFTAs. Showmax just dropped the trailer – showing Tali trying to […]

CARTE BLANCHE: KZN Floods and the Link to Climate Change

CARTE BLANCHE: KZN Floods and the Link to Climate Change

By SAPeople Contributor 01-05-22 16:35

“We’re bracing for a social media backlash on Sunday.  Our insert on the KZN floods will examine their possible link to climate change, a red flag for the more sceptical among our viewers.  But, if a link can be drawn – even if not definitive – would it not be an extraordinary dereliction not to […]


Raised by Wolves: Cape Town-Filmed TV Series Earns Sustainability Gold Seal

By SAPeople 25-03-22 18:07

Having won over TV critics around the world, Raised by Wolves – which was filmed in Cape Town, South Africa – is now also being praised for pioneering a more sustainable approach to filmmaking. The production recently received a Gold Environmental Media Association Seal for Sustainability. (See details below of how SA production company Film Afrika […]

Vexxed about sex education at South African schools, Carte Blanche

Carte Blanche: Has Sex Education for SA Kids Gone Too Far?

By SAPeople Contributor 13-03-22 13:25

“Sex education was a hot topic in our various editorial meetings this week,” says Carte Blanche, Executive Producer John Webb. “Should the government dictate how and when our kids learn about the birds and the bees, or are parents best placed to decide what’s appropriate? Controversial enough, but as is so often the case in […]


Sex in Afrikaans Breaks Record in South Africa

By SAPeople 23-02-22 16:41

South Africa’s new eye-opening documentary series – Sex in Afrikaans –  has set a new record for the most first-day views of any Afrikaans title on Showmax ever, ahead of even Devilsdorp. Viewing peaked at 8pm on Valentine’s Day (14 Feb 2022), once everyone had put their kids to bed. Sex in Afrikaans follows clinical […]

whats new in january 2022 on showmax

What’s New in January 2022 on Showmax

By SAPeople Contributor 01-01-22 16:20

New seasons of Euphoria, Bulletproof and Why Women Kill, plus more diamonds and drama from The Real Housewives of Durban. Brand-new series like Brit crime drama Smother and Dr Death with Joshua Jackson, plus action movies like Wonder Woman 1984. It’s all coming to showmax in January 2022.  Until 9 January 2022, get two months […]


South Africans Cleaning Up in England with Fantastic Services

By SAPeople 01-12-21 22:56

The Van Der Merwe’s are literally cleaning up in England, as are other South Africans like Jorge Santos who moved to London, aged 24, to seek his fortune. “Twenty plus years later and I still love this city – its culture, energy, and opportunity,” he told SAPeople. A South African of Portuguese descent, Jorge was […]

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