Original African stories by local talent

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The Illuminated

The Showmax Original docuseries The Illuminated explores different religious movements in South Africa. Premieres 6 March 2024.

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Koek is an Afrikaans Showmax Original

Koek S1

The crime comedy Koek, starring Cindy Swanepoel, lands on Showmax on 29 February 2024, with new episodes every Thursday.

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Ekhaya Backpackers is on Showmax

Ekhaya Backpackers S1

Stream the Showmax Original comedy series Ekhaya Backpackers, with new episodes every Thursday.

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Cheta M on Showmax

Cheta M

Cheta M explores the love story between Adanna and Nnanna, young lovers who battle the spiritual and political forces in their way. Stream now, with new episodes Wednesday to Friday.

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Youngins on Showmax

Youngins S1

Stream Tshedza Pictures’s first teen drama, Showmax Original Youngins, with three new episodes every week. 

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Sadau Sisters is on Showmax

Sadau Sisters S1

Rahma, Zainab, Aisha, and Fatima Sadau pull back the curtain on their family, fame, and lifestyle. Stream now on Showmax.

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Kristen Raath, Celeste Loots, Beata Bena Green and Mienke Ehlers in Wyfie, coming to Showmax

Wyfie

Stream Afrikaans university drama Wyfie, following four mismatched res roommates, with new weekly episodes.

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Catch Me A Killer on Showmax

Catch Me A Killer

Stream the brand-new Showmax Original crime series based on a serial-killer profiler’s memoir. New episodes land every week.

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Widows Unveiled on Showmax

Widows Unveiled

Widows Unveiled is a reality show that follows five widows who were married to public figures. Now streaming on Showmax, with new episodes every week.

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Red Ink is on Showmax

Red Ink

Based on Angela Makholwa’s bestseller. A journalist gets entangled with a serial killer. Stream Red Ink now on Showmax.

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The Real Housewives of Durban Season 4 on Showmax

The Real Housewives of Durban Season 4

The Real Housewives of Durban are back with Season 4, now streaming on Showmax, with new episodes every week.

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Melissa Myburgh and co stars in Showmax Original Trompoppie

Trompoppie

A new girl faces plenty of challenges when she joins the school cheerleading squad – like gossip, backstabbing … and murder. 

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Kwa Mam'Mkhize S2 coming soon to Showmax

Kwa Mam’Mkhize S2

Follow South Africa’s fave bougie mom, Shauwn Mkhize, in the second season of her hit reality show. New episodes every Thursday!

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Outlaws

Outlaws is the story of two families at war: the Zulu, cattle-farming Biyelas and the Basotho, cattle-raiding Ts’eoles. All episodes now streaming.

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The Mommy Club S2 on Showmax

The Mommy Club S1-2

The Mommy Club is a reality show that sees glamorous Jozi momfluencers navigating the challenges of parenting – and the cutthroat world of “it moms”. New episodes of S2 land every Monday.

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Cantona James, Chelsea Thomas and Dillon Windvogel sitting on a car in Spinners on Showmax

Spinners

The exhilarating world of spinning promises a way out for a conflicted young man trapped in a gang war in Spinners. All the episodes are ready to binge.

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Adulting S2 on Showmax

Adulting S1-2

Four best friends go through the hoops of life, love and everything else. Binge S1 on Showmax now and catch new episodes of Season 2 every Monday.

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Wura on Showmax

Wura

Wura-Amoo Adeleke is the perfect wife, a loving mother of two, and a ruthless mining CEO with an empire to run. Season 2 now streaming.

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The Real Housewives of Lagos S2 is on Showmax

The Real Housewives of Lagos

Lagos, it’s about to be a lituation! The Real Housewives of Lagos Season 2 has landed, with new episodes every Friday only on Showmax.

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ENO S2 on Showmax

ENO S1-2

A mother’s dream becomes a daughter’s nightmare in this Ghanaian drama series. Season 2 is coming soon to Showmax.

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Freemen on Showmax

Freemen

Nigerian Showmax Original Freemen is a seven-part documentary that explores the Igbo Apprenticeship System.

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Sports Wives on Showmax

Sports Wives

Follow the lives of six women involved with South African sporting greats in Sports Wives, landing on Showmax on 5 December 2023.

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Convict Conman is on Showmax

Convict Conman

This Showmax Original true-crime series follows the investigations into Dawie de Villiers, a supposed model agency boss accused of multiple rapes, and shadowy publisher Michael O’Connor.

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Stella Murders is on Showmax

Stella Murders

On 26 May 2018, the bodies of two girls were found at Stella High School. This documentary examines the tragedy that shattered a small town.

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