How to watch Mzansi Magic online

21 February 2018

How to watch Mzansi Magic online

Showmax is the place you go to binge-watch the best of Mzansi Magic online, so if you’re hankering for some homegrown series and movies, check out this list of the hottest local shows. Here’s how to stream your favourite soapies online.

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The Queen | New episodes every weekday

The Queen S1-2 on Showmax

When the husband of a successful businesswoman and loving wife discovers her dreadful secrets, she is forced into a corner, with no choice but to do the unthinkable. New episodes arrive every weekday, express from the Mzansi Magic broadcast. Watch it now »

Isithembiso | New episodes every weekday

Isithembiso comes express to Showmax

Isithembiso is a youth drama that tells the story of two young people from rural SA trying to make it in the dazzling city of iGoli but all that glitters is not always gold. Catch new episodes every single weekday, express from the Mzansi Magic broadcast. Watch it now »

The Housekeepers | All episodes

Housekeepers is on Showmax
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Out to avenge her mother’s death, Linda takes a job as a helper to help plan her revenge. But her desires will come at a great cost in this thrilling new series as she dives deeper into an unknown world of secrets and scandals. New episodes arrive every Monday, express from the Mzansi Magic broadcast. Watch it now »

The River | New episodes every weekday, express from 1Magic

Did you know that drama-filled new episodes of The River are on Showmax every week day – just 15 minutes after they air on 1Magic! Watch it now »

The Ranakas, S1

The Ranakas is on Showmax
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Straight from Dineo’s Diary, meet Dineo Ranaka’s family in the hilarious, heartwarming reality show that gives us a real glimpse of an ordinary African family – only there’s nothing ordinary about this amazing group of people! Watch it now »

Living the Dream with Somizi, Season 1-4

Living the Dream with Somizi on Showmax

Watch Somizi living his dream in all its ‘fabulosity’, blood, sweat and bling. Watch it now »

Watch: Living the Dream with Somizi Season 5, first on Showmax from 4 May 2022

Being Bonang, S1-3

Being Bonang is on Showmax

Catch Bonang Matheba, the businesswoman and media personality as she gives South Africans a captivating glimpse of her life.  Watch it now »


Rockville Showmax

The show revolves around two different families, the wealthy Bogatsus and the hard working Mabasos, who have are embroiled in an ongoing feud over a series of misunderstandings and hardships, particularly the one where the patriarch of the Bogatsu family is secretly a pimp who corrupts innocent girls. Watch it now »

Isibaya, S1-5

Set against the backdrop of the taxi industry, with two young lovers who are torn apart by a century-old feud between two powerful families. Watch it now »

iNumber Number

A new original series based on the award-winning South African movie, iNumber Number. The series takes street warfare, law and order, justice and retribution to a new level. Watch it now »

Igazi, S1-2

In this popular drama series, the war for the kingdom continues, with Bantu fighting to hold onto everything he loves and Nomarashiya scheming to reclaim what’s hers. Watch it now »

Saints and Sinners, S1-2

Saints and Sinners, a 13-part drama is a gripping family drama centred on the lives of two very different families, living in the south of Johannesburg. Watch it now »

Diski Divas, S1-3

Diski Divas on Showmax

Season 3 launched recently on Showmax: the divas are back for a third sizzling season of behind-the-scenes football lifestyle, drama and sexiness, including three new women who join the footballers’ wives club! Watch it now »

Please note that release dates and availability are subject to change.

Watch all episodes of The River

DStv Compact and Compact Plus subscribers get Showmax at a discount, which makes Showmax the most affordable way to watch every episode of The River. All you have to do to get Showmax for R49 per month is add it to your DStv bill. Add to bill »

All non-DStv subscribers get Showmax for R99 per month.

Watch all episodes of The Queen and Isithembiso

DStv Access, Family and EasyView subscribers don’t have access to the Mzansi Channel on their DStv bouquet, but the good news is that by subscribing to Showmax, you get each and every episode of The Queen and Isithembiso, directly from the DStv broadcast every day.

All you have to do is sign up to Showmax and start streaming!

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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What will be the cost of vengeance? Empini S1 now streaming
Ultimate Girls Trip SA: What happens in Jamaica?