‘Chasing the Sun’, US Presidential stunt and more on DStv

This week we see history in the making – from a remarkable turn of events in South African sports history with Chasing the Sun to the current international climate with eye-opening US Presidential documentaries, here’s a taste of what is in store for 2 to 8 October on DStv

Chasing the Sun

The six-part documentary charts the Boks’ rise from dejection and under-performance to the pinnacle of international rugby, so vividly demonstrated when captain Siya Kolisi lifted the trophy in Tokyo.  From the intense pre-Championship training to the devastating loss to New Zealand in the pool stages and the triumphant final game against England, this series will allow South Africans to relive the highs and lows of Springbok’s path to their RWC victory. 

“As we looked at the footage, we quickly realised that this isn’t a rugby story, this is a South African story” says Thabisa Mkhwanazi, Executive Head for Marketing at Multichoice. “It’s a part of history that we can all be proud of.”

Chasing the Sun is a beautiful and honest story of redemption with unprecedented access and exclusive contributions from coaching staff, players and commentators, the documentary is the story of how a team, a nation and the world came to discover that we are all indeed stronger together.

Chasing the Sun is also infused with humour, technical insights and emotional engagement that will reveal the Springboks like never before.

Sundays from 4 October on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 18:00


This new local telenovela continues its blistering pace this week. After Detective Badenhorst’s explosive arrest of Dineo, the Price family matriarch refuses to reveal a secret that could potentially save her, while Felicity fights a hostile takeover of Legacy Investments.

A riveting show, this South African-based storyline of betrayal and desire has shocking new twists every day. Watch daily or save for a weekend of binging pleasure.

Mondays – Thursdays from on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 19:00 and available on Catch Up

American Presidents: Journey to 3 November

As the US elections draw near, DStv has a line-up of insightful documentaries that showcase the dynamic and unknown stories of some of its leaders.

The Trump Dynasty

A wide-ranging view of the Trump family, from the gold rush of the 1890s to the White House in 2016,  this six-episode series takes a deep dive into the Trump family legacy and shows how The Donald’s appetite for risk saw him elected 45th president of the United States. 

Sundays from 4 October on History (DStv Channel 186) at 19:20

America’s Great Divide: From Obama to Trump

Two presidents have never been more opposite than Barack Obama and Donald Trump – from their policies and leadership styles through to their communications and party. Watch this investigation into one of the most polarising presidential terms in US history. This series will also look into the new face of America as it moves towards a tense election in 2020.

Sundays from 4 October on History (DStv Channel 186) at 20:15

The Secret History of the White House

There are numerous top-secret projects in the White House. In this series, join investigative journalists and government insiders as they discuss the mystery of a highly classified project known as “Big Dig”. From 2007 to 2012, a construction project outside the West Wing has left many former insiders curious and nervous about its development. This documentary shows previously classified material is discussed to expose truths that could impact democracy as we know it.

Sundays from 4 October on History (DStv Channel 186) at 21:20

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NEW YORK, UNITED STATES – 1989: Real estate tycoon Donald Trump poised in Trump Tower atrium. (Photo by Ted Thai/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Single Wives SA, Episode 6

They say there are only two decisions in life – love or fear. For the six previously married women, this week they will have to face some hard truths as they are given tough physical and emotional challenges. As they break down and breakthrough, the Single Wives SA women learn that finding success in love is an inside job.

Thursday, 8 October on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 19:30 or on Catch Up

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A Force for Good S3

A unique documentary series that goes behind the scenes of the South African National Defense Force (SANDF) to reveal more about the faces behind the uniform. Viewers will see the rigorous physical and mental obstacles each service personnel must overcome to qualify for duty.

While showcasing the range of different careers within the SANDF, this season of A Force for Good also meets up with the first black female pilot of the C-130 military cargo plane, Major Nandi Zama.

Tuesday, 6 October on Mzansi Wethu (DStv Channel 163) at 17:30

Inconceivable, Episode 6

Just when you thought things couldn’t get more complicated, the four friends each make choices that impact the very foundation of their relationships. This week on Inconceivable, Marieke (Anel Alexander) reveals a secret to Busi (Refilwe Madumo) with unexpected results.

Natalie (Nina Hastie) and Sisanda (Sisanda Henna) are tangled up in a lie that they can’t get out of and Rachel’s (Carine Rous) new plan takes shape. The incredible performances will have everyone second-guessing which side has the moral upperhand.

Thursday, 8 October on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 20:30 or on Catch Up

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There’s also sport for days on DStv’s new look Sport Channels, including:

●        FIM Superbike World Championship on 3-4 October on SS Motorsport (DStv Channel 215)

●        Giro d’Italia on 3-8 October on SS Variety 1 (DStv Channel 206)

●        Shoprite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer 3-8 October on SS Golf (DStv Channel 213)

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