Big Brother Mzansi returns this March

Big Brother Mzansi logo with background

Guess what’s back kids? Big Brother Mzansi! Yes, that’s right. Mzansi Magic is proud to bring you the second season of the hit reality show. Are you the new Mandla? Do you have what it takes to entertain Mzansi? Well get ready to bring you best to the auditions.

 If you’re 21 and older and you’re in the Jozi, Cape Town and/ or Durban areas, you best be diarising the 31st of January and the 1st of February because that’s when the auditions take place:
– Durban: BAT Centre (45 Maritime Place)
– Cape Town: Cape Town Lodge (101 Buitengracht Street)
– Johannesburg: The Pyramid Venue (Eloff Street)
Doors open at 08:00 and close at 15:00. Don’t forget to bring your ID books… Don’t mess it up because you’ll miss out on the chance to win a minimum of R1million.
BIG BROTHER MZANSI 2 will start on Sunday, 29 March 2015 and it will run for 56 days. Get more information on the show keep checking for updates. You can also follow @BBMzansi on Twitter or visit the Facebook page (


News flash: Mandla wins Big Brother Mzansi

We have a new millionaire in South Africa and his name is Mandla. The shirtless, pantless Big Brother Mzansi Housemate was announced as the winner of the show during tonight’s live finale. Well done to what many are calling, the most “humble” and deserving housemate in the game!


Here is the official press release:

Big Brother Mzansi Secrets:

Audience Favourite Mandla wins R 1 Million!


Tonight (Sunday, 6 April) South African television audiences voted spaza shop owner Mandla Hlatshwayo the winner of  the R 1 million grand prize as the 63 day reality super series BIG BROTHER MZANSI SECRETS drew to a stunning close with a highly emotional two hour Finale that began at 18:00, exclusive to Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161). Capping off a memorable season of high stakes live 24/7 entertainment, Biggie went all out to ensure that when the curtain came down, it did so sensationally!


Having started on Sunday, 2 February with 18 participants, at the end 6 Housemates remained in the game, all of whom had no idea the game was about to come to a thrilling end. But for Iris, Kat, Loko, Mandla, MK and Sol, today was destined to be a day like no other.

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Hanging out with #BBMzansi’s Mzamo and Thando

Mzamo and Thando became the latest Housemates to leave the Big Brother Mzansi house on Sunday. I’ve been away for a week, so I have no idea what went down. You can catch me up in the comment box below if you like 😉

From 2pm today, I’ll be chairing a Google+ Hangout with the two former housemates. If you have any questions, holler. Alternatively, check back in here later for links to the videos!

Jase leaves Big Brother Mzansi


Goodbye to Big Brother Mzansi housemate, Jase. Here’s the full press release:

He laughed, he cried, he won immunity and Head of House once each, he changed his hairstyle a lot, he exercised more, he even danced, but after 42 days, it was time for Durbanite Jase to exit the BIG BROTHER MZANSI SECRETS house having received the fewest viewer votes this week. Audiences watching the live Sunday Show tonight (16 March) on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) bid farewell to the 21-year-old university student, as he made his departure from the reality show. He left behind his rival in romance Sol who, along with Lexi, were also nominated this week.

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#BBMzansi – goodbye Vanessa

Vanessa is the first housemate to be voted out of the Big Brother Mzansi house. She lost out to MK earlier. There were tears, but whilst speaking to Lungile shortly after leaving the house, she said she was okay with being out of the house.

Tomorrow I kick off a series of Google Hangouts with the evicted housemates and obviously the first one will be with Vanessa. So if you have any burning questions for Vanessa, holler…

Lungile Radu talks Big Brother Mzansi

The new season of Big Brother Mzansi is here and the host of the show, Lungile Radu cannot wait for it to get going. It has been twelve years since the local version of the hit reality show has been on air, but now it’s bigger, better and back with a fresh new name, look and feel. The show kicks off on Sunday evening… how many housemates will be vying for that R1million prize we don’t know… It’s a secret, as is the house and so much more. I hope there are some controversial types. I love me some drama 😉

I’m going to be at the launch on Sunday evening… I’m also hoping to be catching up with the housemates just before they head into the house, so let’s see. In the mean time, here’s a little something something from host Lungile Radu:

To watch the full interview, click here.

Big Brother Mzansi audition dates revealed

You’ve been patiently waiting… Well the wait is over. So to speak… The Big Brother Mzansi auditions have have been announced and if you think you have what it takes to participate in Mzansi’s most watched house (besides the President’s of course) then best you take note of the following audition dates:

12/ 13 October- BAT Centre in Durban

19/20 October- The Pyramid Conference and Venue Centre in Johannesburg

26/27 October – The River Club in Cape Town

What must you bring to the auditions?

– ID… You need to be over 21

– Your A-Game… You’ve seen Dillish, Angelo, Maria and the like… You know they’re strong personalities and you know that they’re entertaining. Best you be the same. Be bold, be brave, be confident and be the best you can possibly be! Best of luck! Who knows, you might make appearance on this blog following the show 😉

Full press release below:
Are you up for having your every move watched by millions, 24 hours a day, seven days week? Then make sure not to miss the upcoming auditions for Big Brother Mzansi this October!

The auditions take place: in Durban at the BAT Centre on Saturday, 12 October and Sunday, 13 October; Johannesburg at The Pyramid Conference and Venue Centre on Saturday, 19 October and Sunday, 20 October; Cape Town at The River Club on Saturday, 26 October and Sunday, 27 October.
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Big Brother Mzansi coming in 2014

Are you a fan of the reality show, Big Brother? Have you always wanted to be apart of it? Well if you’re in SA, you’ll be stoked to know that you will have a shot next year. Mzansi Magic will produce another local version of the hit show next year. It’s called Big Brother Mzansi and it’s set to get going in January 2014. Details below:

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