Stream the New in August 2022 Collection

21 July 2022

Stream the New in August 2022 Collection

Plan your August binge-watch schedule with the New in August Collection on Showmax.

Here are some of the titles you’ll find in the full collection.

The Comedy Central Roast of Khanyi Mbau Brought To You by Showmax – 8 August and 15 August

The Comedy Central Roast of Khanyi Mbau Brought To You by Showmax is coming to Showmax on 8 August. And on 15 August, audiences will experience an uncensored and uncut version exclusive to Showmax. Khanyi Mbau will be roasted on the panel by Celeste Ntuli, Selbeyonce Mkhize, Devi Sankaree Govender, Tbo Touch, Youngsta CPT, Nadia Nakai, Sello Maake kaNcube, John Vlismas and Sol Phenduka with the Roast Master Mpho Popps.

Mohale: On the Record – 4 August

To the public, Mohale Motaung and Somizi Mhlongo were the perfect couple. But as their union fell apart, allegations of abuse emerged. In a tell-all interview with Aldrin Sampear, Mohale shares his side of the story.

The Baby – 1 August

Natasha is 38 – all her friends have babies, and she’d like one, too. But when a baby appears on her doorstep, her life is turned upside down. Where does the baby come from? What does it want? British horror comedy from HBO.

The Thing About Pam – 16 August

Renée Zellweger is a tour de force in this mini-series based on the hit podcast about the shocking murder of Betsy Faria. This crime set off a chain of events exposing a diabolical scheme involving Pam Hupp.

A Black Lady Sketch Show Season 3 – 1 August

Celebrities including Angela Bassett and Laverne Cox join the regular cast, comprising four black female comedians, as guest stars in some of the most hilarious sketches ever seen. 2021 Emmy Award winner, and multiple 2022 Emmy nominee. Seasons 1 and 2 are also on Showmax.

Check out the New in August Collection for the rest of our picks.

Original African stories by local talent

Nilichoma on Showmax


The Kenyan Showmax Original docuseries features celebs who received an unexpected windfall, and then blew it all. Premiering on 28 May 2024.

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Melissa de Vries as Frieda and Lee-Ann van Rooi as Suzette in Mince Jou Hare

Mince Jou Hare S1

Shimmy Isaacs’s laugh-out-loud sitcom about a factory worker who opens a hair salon in her home is streaming on Showmax, with new episodes on Mondays.

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Untying Kantai on Showmax

Untying Kantai

Untying Kantai follows King Kantai, a man who has spent 30 years of his life working hard to provide for his family, only to be conned out of his life savings. Now streaming.

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BigGirl Small World on Showmax

Big Girl Small World

Big Girl Small World follows Ciku, a plus-size woman who stumbles through a journey of self-discovery after a humiliating scandal. Stream now, with new episodes every Wednesday.

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Siyabonga Thwala as Khaya and Nambitha Ben-Mazwi as Ndoni in Empini on Showmax

Empini S1

Empini is a high-stakes, action-packed drama about Ndoni, a deeply troubled private security bodyguard in search of answers. Stream now, with new episodes every Thursday.

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Original Sin: My Son The Killer on Showmax

Original Sin: My Son The Killer

Original Sin: My Son The Killer follows the murder of Andrea Venter by Gerhard Jansen van Vuuren, who then went on the run from South Africa to Brazil.

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Tracking Thabo Bester on Showmax

Tracking Thabo Bester

From the makers of Devilsdorp and the director of Convict Conman comes the true-crime documentary South Africa has been waiting for. All the episodes are streaming on Showmax.

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The Illuminated S1 on Showmax

The Illuminated

The Showmax Original docuseries The Illuminated explores different religious movements in South Africa. All episodes now streaming.

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Step into the world of Empini, now streaming
Ultimate Girls Trip SA: What happens in Jamaica?