Coming up in the penultimate episode of #SurvivorSA

It’s the tense penultimate episode of M-Net’s Survivor South Africa: Champions this Sunday. The final four castaways on the island in the South China Sea have survived twenty-five days of little food, tough living conditions, emotional ups-and-downs, curveballs and fair-weather companions – all in the quest to become the Ultimate Survivor and the winner of a whopping R1 Million. But now their fate hinges on one very particular hurdle: the next Immunity Challenge.

As proven by the previous Tribal Council, the battle lines are clearly drawn between Sivu and Buhle on the one side and Graham and David on the other – and the outcome of the challenge should indicate which of the two pairs will be facing the jury at the show’s final, final Tribal Council on 18 May. Unless, of course, there’s another surprise awaiting viewers…

The all-important Immunity Challenge has been carefully designed to be the ultimate endurance test. Whose stamina, strength and mind power will clinch the precious Immunity Necklace?

While the jury will decide who the winner of this season will be, the voting public has until Wednesday 14 May at midnight to vote for their favourite captain. The Captains are competing for a R500 000 cash prize. By voting, viewers stand to win R10 000 each week, courtesy of WeChat, and a grand prize of a family holiday in Zanzibar, valued at R90 000, courtesy of Lasher Tools, African Encounters and Axis Marketing.

There are three ways to vote:
o  SMS ‘Mark’ or ‘Corne’ to 37177 with your mobile phone at a cost of R1.50 per SMS. T&C Apply.

o  Vote on WeChat. Add the ‘SurvivorSA’ WeChat ID and press the ‘vote’ button. Voting on WeChat is free. T&C Apply.

o  Vote via web & mobile at www.mnet.co.za/survivorsa. Voting online is free. T&C Apply.

Survivor South Africa: Champions is broadcast on M-Net on Sundays at 17:30, with a repeat on M-Net Series Zone on Saturdays at 13:00. Visit www.mnet.co.za/survivorsa for exclusive content and follow the conversation on social media www.facebook.com/survivorsa or @Survivor_SA.

Survivor SA: Champions – Meet the castaways

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If someone had to ask me what my favourite reality show is, it would have to be Survivor. I’ve loved this show since inception and I follow it as much as possible. The American one is fantastic and the South African version is equally as entertaining and with that in mind, we’ve got just over two weeks to go until the new season hits our screens. It’s called Survivor SA: Champions. It will see sporting icons Mark Fish and Corne Krige leading two tribes through the trials and tribulations the game that is Survivor. Here are the contestants you’ll be seeing a lot more of come the 19th of January at 17:30.

The Brawn

Physical strength and well-toned muscles can come in handy at Survivor challenges, but these Goliaths take it to the next level. If they all end up in the same tribe, it will be a walk-over at the challenges. If not, there might be epic testosterone-fuelled battles.

SOLLY MATHIBA (32)
Sports Manager

Solly is a street-smart, athletic sportsman who grew up in Hillbrow, studied at RAU and is now the Sports Manager of a country club in small-town Kathu in the Northern Cape. One of his best-loved playgrounds is the gym. He also managed gym franchises in Johannesburg, and while his imposing rugby body poses a physical threat to men, he loves the company of strong women.

ZAN LANG (24)
Vehicle salesman

This sexy Umtata-born bad boy is not your typical jock, but his tattoo-covered gym-honed body is hard to ignore. Zan is a car sales executive who’s always been obsessed with swimming and the big blue ocean. He represented Eastern Province at the SA Games in swimming in 2005 and is a scuba dive master who also loves fishing. Add to that the ability to speak fluent Xhosa and a chef qualification and the hunky castaway becomes even more intriguing…

ZAVION KOTZE (24)
Wedding Planner

Zavion hits the stereotypical image of an out-and-proud gay wedding planner for six. He has been the SA Student Decathlon Champion for the past four years and trained for the Sharks Rugby Academy under-21 side. But in contrast to ladies’ man Solly and bad boy Zan, Zavion is a go-getter former Kearsney College Head Boy and a people-pleaser with an artistic side. As you would expect from a wedding planner everything must be perfect, maybe too perfect. Continue reading “Survivor SA: Champions – Meet the castaways”

Survivor South Africa returns

Survivor is the show that kick started the reality TV buzz (in my head that is). It was a global phenomenon, a unique TV experience that put the contestants to the test. As viewers we got to see backstabbing at its best, strategies and alliances coming to life. We got to see these contestants survive the elements, battling their way through it, all in the hopes of scooping that massive prize money.

Our local version did really well… So much so M-Net has decided it is time to do another season. That will happen next year, woohoo!!! I want to enter. Would you enter? Have a look at this for more information:

Worldwide first for Survivor:
Two sporting champions at the helm of new Survivor SA

Survivor South Africa is back – with a twist that is rewriting international Survivor history. In a worldwide first, two sporting legends have been tasked to lead the tribes that will face hunger pains, the elements of nature, nasty creepy crawlies, and the game’s trademark plotting and scheming – all in the quest to become the next Ultimate Survivor.

Soccer superstar Mark Fish and former Springbok rugby captain Corné Krige are the two national heroes that will go head to head in M-Net’s brand new Survivor South Africa: Champions.

Unlike their tribe members, who will all be unknown South African citizens, they won’t run the risk of being voted off at the show’s dreaded tribal councils. Yet, every second on the island will be just as important to them.

While the other Survivors are giving all they have to survive the island’s hardships and win the jury’s vote for a cash prize of R1 million, Mark and Corné will be playing their own game, with their eyes set on a separate R500 000, for themselves.

But to get the R500 000 into their bank account, they will first have to impress the most difficult jury of them all – the voting public. While the show is screened on M-Net, these critical Survivor fans will scrutinize Corné and Mark’s every move, maneuver, decision and tactic to determine which of the two proved to be the best tribal captain.

“This addition to the popular reality show format is bound to create many hours of excitable water cooler conversation,” says Pierre Cloete, M-Net Director: General Entertainment Channels. “Mark and Corné are both highly competitive and physically strong, but have very different personalities. It will be fascinating to see how these tribe captains strategise to get their team ahead and how they deal with the multiple challenges on the island.”

“And, this is just the first of many surprises awaiting Survivor South African fans this season,” adds Sivan Pillay, Managing Director of Endemol South Africa, the production company that has produced all seasons of Survivor South Africa to date. “Pitting two champions with the gravitas of Mark and Corné against each other opens up plenty opportunities for curveballs and additional pressure on the contestants. You will have to be extra tough to survive this one!”

South African citizens who want to join either Corné or Mark’s tribes, need to keep an eye on M-Net, the M-Net website and the press from the beginning of July to find out more. As in the past, contestants will have to be older than 18, with a valid passport and the determination to remain standing in the harshest of circumstances.

But what do the two already-chosen Survivor champions think of their role on the show? And who would they like to have in their tribe?

“I feel for Corné’s tribe,” quips the witty Mark, who has captained soccer teams in the UK and Italy. “To be lead by a rugby player? Say no more!”
On a more serious note, the man with the never-say-die attitude wants to be surrounded by individuals who will “showcase their individual qualities that will help the team to progress.”

Sturdy, experienced Stormers and Springbok leader Corné will base his strategy on compassion and hard work. “I would like tribe members who are tough when the tough gets going and have a fighting spirit.”

Survivor South Africa: Champions will be filmed at a secret location towards the end of 2013 and Nico Panagio will appear again as the series host.

For more information, contact Ingrid Engelbrecht – ingrid.engelbrecht@mnet.co.za