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Frank honest local Talk Show hosted by Relebogile Mabotja unpacking real issues and human interest stories. Coming soon on SABC 3 !!! info@unpackedshow.co.za

Two women from celebrity families with different backgrounds trade places for one week. Not only are the moms given the opportunity to see how another celebrity chooses to raise her children and deal with the spotlight — making them appreciate their own lives more — but viewers are given a peek into how some controversial celebrities live their lives. At the end of each episode the couples meet and discuss how they feel about each other’s life and share what they’ve learned from the experience.


Trending SA is back for a 6th season on SABC 3 weekdays at 18:00.

The brand new season of the prevalent magazine show will be returning with some changes including “farewells” and a “welcome to the family.”

The new season sees MaBlerh take the reins together with some fresh and familiar faces joining the Trending SA family. Trending SA and SABC 3 are proud to present Mo Flava, Lootlove and introducing a new face in the shape of Lesego “Coconut Kelz” Thlabi. The three new additions will rotate while MaBlerh will be the daily host.

And what can our viewers expect from the new season. “I am so excited to bring this new season of Trending SA to our audiences; we have kept the premise and the heart of the show. We are still the leaders in social commentary and we love being at the centre of what South Africa is talking about. Our viewers can expect to see their favourite features,  insightful interviews from thought-leaders and celebrities and supersized roundtable conversations  The creative direction will be entertainment skewed this time around with a lot of viewer engagement and gamification of some segments,” says Sive Nkukwana  Series Producer.

Taking the offering to the next level is Trending SA’s new sponsor partner Vodacom who will be enhancing the viewing experience of our viewers. Trending SA and Vodacom will also be giving viewers a chance to win incredible prizes.

Don’t miss Trending SA for your daily dose of exclusive stories and your chance to win some fabulous prizes from Vodacom every Monday to Friday in primetime at 18:00 from the 8th of February 2021 on SABC 3.


Afternoon Express is a lifestyle show hosted by the various talent of South African television.

With some exciting surprises in store for viewers, Afternoon Express is going to be sexy, inspirational and definitely on trend. The show will boast live music performances, competitions and real-time audience interaction via social media.

Catch Afternoon Express, Monday to Friday at 17:00 only on SABC3


Not even the gates of Echelon Estate can keep the dirty secrets inside from spilling out in our brand-new telenovela which will premiere weekdays from April, 2021 on SABC 3.

The Estate is a game-changing gripping premium daily drama that probes the hot-button issues on every South African’s lips: Land and Identity, Corruption, Patronage, Money (old and new), Power, Class and Equality, all told through a colourful mix of South African families that fight for their space in these topical debates.

The storyline centres around a gated suburban community haven that is Echelon Estate. Beautiful homes line the landscaped green parks of the golf course. There is a clubhouse, a gym, and the entire Estate is surrounded by an 8-metre-high brick wall and tight security. There are the families that live within the walls – a diverse cross-section of South African society from all walks of life, from the super elite to the struggling middle class trying to keep up with the Jones’, as well as the working class who are labouring visitors in this ‘wonderland’.

Meanwhile, trouble brews outside the iron gates of suburbia as growing pressure around a land claim concerning The Estate from the neighbouring Thembalethu township community intensifies. The ever-present threat of ‘the peasants storming the castle’ looms over the privileged Estate residents, while and long buried secrets are about to be unearthed (literally!) as the terrible Faustian deal between two men is revealed.

“The Estate is a metaphor, a symbol of modernity and status – but the show begs the question: is this all we aspire to as humans? As citizens? When is enough, enough? The show tells moving tales of family, loyalty, love, sacrifice, betrayal and human foibles while addressing some of the issues in our country as we scramble our way to the future. The Production company (CMP) and the SABC content team have brought us a cutting-edge telenovela which will serve our citizens with world class storytelling with an award-winning cast, writers and incredible production value. South Africans are in for a treat,” says Pat van Heerden: Channel Head SABC 3 Bouquet.

Continuing, “The Estate forms part of an exciting chapter of SABC 3 where the channel is repositioning to reflect a modern, complex and thoughtful South Africa. We will announce these exciting developments. For now, it’s all about The Estate.”

The Estate deals with themes such as identity and heritage, historical disempowerment and the fight for true economic freedom, truth vs lies, corruption and its consequences and other social issues that have relevance and resonance, in the current state of South Africa. The show will reflect a wide mix of diverse characters that speak to the 3 strata of society and how they are interconnected. “As Clive Morris Productions we are incredible excited to tell this story,” said the producers.

The production boasts great sets and top locations, amazing performances, crisp, authentic and on-trend looks, incredible technical work (cinematography, lighting and production design).

The Estate will combine aspiration; glitz and glamour infused with the reality of the modern-day every South African. Audiences will see themselves, who they wish to be and who they pray they never become.

The Estate cast will include some of the best-loved actors in South African television as you have never seen them before as well as some fresh new faces that the audiences will fall in love with.

Played by Character Name
Sdumo Mtshali Solomuzi
Jo-Anne Reyneke Lwandle
Sparky Xulu Siya
Linda Sebezo Goniwe
Zenokuhle Maseko Sindi
Aubrey Poo Castro Kamanga
Don Mlangeni Shadrack
Clementine Mosimane Mmathsepo
Mpho Sibeko Dumisani
Jacques Blignaut Martin
Carla Classen Tessa
MOLEFE FAMILY – The New Comers  
Dineo Langa Mmakoena
Matli Mohapelo Lesiba
Nadia Velvekens Suzaan
Penny Wolhurter Leah
Charlie Bouguenon Ryan

The Estate will debut in April 2021 the exact date and time will be confirmed on SABC 3.