Six South African highlights to stream on Showmax this November


There’s a wealth of local and lekker content coming to Showmax this November, from
cooking shows to award-winning short films, reality TV to award-winning feature
films. This includes:

iNumber Number: the film
Co-produced by Showmax and Mzansi Magic, the gritty spin-off series of iNumber
has been a huge hit, trending repeatedly on social media. If you’ve just
finished binge-watching the crime and corruption drama, it’s time to revisit the film
that started it all. Directed by Donovan Marsh, iNumber Number won four
SAFTAs in 2015 for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Editor, not to
mention the Audience Award at the Jozi Film Festival and Best Screenplay at the
Africa International Film Festival. This South African classic was also screened at the
Toronto International Film Festival, where Universal Pictures optioned the remake
See the trailer HERE.

Silwerskerm short films
The best short films from this year’s Silwerskerm Film Festival are now available first
and only on Showmax, from mystic fantasy to captivating crime dramas and side-
splitting comedy. Look out for Soldaat, which won Best Short Film (24m) and
Best Script for Amy Jephta.
See the trailer HERE

While You Weren’t Looking
Winner of four international awards, While You Weren’t Looking interweaves
the lives and experiences of a cross section of Cape Town queers. Produced by the
dearly missed Out in Africa Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, the star-studded cast
includes the likes of SAFTA winners Lionel Newton (Jozi) and Thishiwe Ziqubu
(Hard To Get), as well as SAFTA nominee Petronella Tshuma (Of Good
). Watch from 16 November 2017.
See the trailer HERE

For the first time in SA television history, an exclusive food series is exploring the
work and world of SA’s first Michelin-star chef, Jan-Hendrik van der Westhuizen. In
Jan, this culinary genius will show viewers how he combines French and
South African cooking in his restaurant, JAN, in Nice, France.
The series premiered on Tuesday, 24 October 2007, on the Afrikaans lifestyle channel
VIA (DStv channel 147) and is simultaneously available on Showmax. It’s been hailed
as “a new level of Afrikaans food television’ by WatKykJy and “a TV show that
has us all drooling’ by GoodThingsGuy. New episodes appear weekly.
See the trailer HERE

Boer Soek “n Vrou
Finding love isn’t as simple as planting corn, caring for cattle or keeping horses – and
it’s this massive challenge that gets people hooked on Boer Soek ’n Vrou,
kykNET’s hit reality series. In the tenth season, Minki van der Westhuizen returns to
help 10 farmers find lasting love. New episodes appear weekly, express from kykNET.
See the trailer HERE

Mignon Mossie Van Wyk
Mossie is a teenage girl with a loving boyfriend and the future ahead of her. Yet life is
more complicated than she thought when a new person enters her world. Winner of
two international awards, Mignon Mossie van Wyk was directed by Darrell
Roodt (Yesterday). Watch from 6 November 2017.
See the trailer HERE

Also look out for Johannesburg-born actress Jessica Marais (Legend of the
) starring in Magic City, alongside Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Grey’s
Anatomy, The Good Wife, The Walking Dead
), Bond girl Olga Kurylenko
(Quantum of Solace), and Danny Huston, who earned a Golden Globe
nomination for his role as mob boss Ben Diamond.

See more of Showmax’s local and international highlights on their blog.