Created by Pecil Productions, SAVuka TV differs from most other VOD (Video on Demand) platforms on the South African market as it strictly provides local content. The videos, ranging from dramas, reality shows, documentaries and other lifestyle programmes are typically 8 minutes in length and the content partners benefit from the profit share model – Sidla Sonke

Says Siphamandla Kunene, SAVuka TV’s Creative Producer:  “SAVuka TV is groundbreaking in that it not only gives people entertainment anywhere, anytime; it also gives multimedia creatives the freedom to  be creative for its sake, and it won't hurt that they'll make some money in the process. The Sidla Sonke production funding model ensures mass ownership of content, with rights holders keeping them in perpetuity.

“Furthermore, SAVuka TV seeks to create and develop an audience that appreciates innovative, edgy and probing local content, directly on their mobile phones,” Siphamandla concludes.

SAVuka TV rolls out on the Android platform with six reality shows – Soap Stars, Straight back, Out and Living It, Salon Nightmares, Diski Hits and Mrs and Behind the Pulpit. These series features some prominent actors and stars in South Africa, including Motlatsi Mafatshe, Thato Molamu, Maurice Paige, Sisa Hewana, Babalwa Mneno, Sharon Dee, Tony Oseyemi, as well as Charnelle and Nathan Paulse.

Shows that are currently in production include a breakfast show with Sindy Mabe as well as other magazines and lifestyle shows. SAVuka TV also launches with entrepreneurial and spiritual content.

Says Percy Mthethwa, SAVuka TV’s Head of Content: “SAVuka tv content primarily seeks to engage and entertain our viewers with content that is intriguing and filled with high drama and parables. We hope that this will provide some solutions for our viewer’s real life problems.

“The content projects a positive image of black South Africans and provides them with free educational information they desperately need to make informed decisions.”

How to access the SAVuka TV App

SAVuka TV will appeal to all viewers with connections to rural and township life.  SAVuka TV allows users to choose various payment options through PayGate via
It’s fairly affordable as subscriptions will range from R9.99 for a day, R19.99 for 5 days and R35.00 for a monthly subscription. Pay-Per-View prices are as follows:

    Premium @ R5.50/view
    Fresh @ R3.50/view
    Lite @ R1.50/view

It also caters for people with no access to smartphones. Each month the most watched shows will be available through the SAVuka TV video magazine editions.
SAVuka TV is launching a marketing roll out activations and educational campaign in townships across South Africa.

Join in on the SAVuka TV conversations on the following platforms:



Soap Stars Motlatsi Mafatshe, Thato Molamu, Sisa Hewana, Maurice Paige, Tony Oseyemi
A Reality Show that reflects the real lives of South African Soap Stars.  All is not what it seems in the South African celebrity scene, as we all found out during the Generations Performer’s strike. Soap Stars shines a spotlight on how ‘famous’ personalities live their lives away from the spotlight

Straight Back Xoli Ntshinglia, KB, Themba Mkandawira, Thuli, Nosipho
A reality show set in world champion hair stylist Xoli Ntshingila’s salon in Diepkloof, Soweto. Every episode we see sis Xoli and her ill-experienced and out spoken staff transforming women’s heads into silky crowns of glory.

KB is the larger than life, stylist to the stars, Themba is the eye-candy who is a firm believer in hair glue and razors. Thuli and Nosipho are the instigators, talented but lazy, and then there’s the interns.

Salon Nightmares Xoli Ntshingila, Babalwa Mneno
Xoli Ntshingila and Babalwa Mneno are out to transform small time salon owners into black hair dressing professionals by giving these township businesses a much-needed facelift. In Every episode of Salon Nightmares, Our experts drop in on a salon owner who has contacted them because they fear their business is going down the drain.

Out Living It Bujy Bikwa, Albert Khoza, Olwethu Mlotshwa
We follow the trials and hustles of three struggling gay artists, in search of fabulousity.  Trying to make it in a male dominated and highly competitive South African entertainment industry.
Albert Khoza, Olwethu Mlotshwa and the ever-fabulous Bujy Bikwa plan on defying the odds, being the exception to the rule and breaking barriers. But is it all that simple to run between auditions, rehearsals, shoots, bad agents and industry parties?

Diski Hits and MrsMpho Mulenga, Charnelle Paulse, Hlengiwe ‘Sharon Dee’ Dlamini
In a world where life revolves around a ball, the real game only starts after the final whistle. Welcome to match day, this week’s game is going to be filled with loads of drama and the ladies are looking good. The starting line-up features a diski wife, and two exes.

Charnelle Paulse- married to Nathan Paulse of Ajax CPT, Mpho Mulenga- ex-wife of Clifford Mulenga Supersport FC and Hlengiwe Sharon Dee Dlamini- separated from Peter Ndlovu allow us to follow their lives.

We journey with these women as they ultimately find themselves.

Behind the PulpitSthembiso Mtshali, Robert Nyalungu, Phindile Nzimande, Thivha Lidzhade
(Wo)men of God are expected to live pious lives and uphold the will of God and preach the gospel. Should they ever speak or act out of turn, the congregation immediately shames and shuns them. But are they not human too?

Pastors Thivha Lidzhade, Sthembiso Mtshali, Robert Nyalungu and Phindile Nzimande have taken the idea of opening their homes and ministries to the public. Behind the pulpit is an honest account of the day-to-day demands and confrontations on the private and public lives of these shepherds of men.

How do divorced pastors navigate the dating game? How are women pastors treated and viewed in churched, even in the 21st century? How exactly do forgiveness and sin work together?

Tuesday, 08 December 2015

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