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5 Films that Convey South Africa's Richly Diverse History

We're loving these historical films on Showmax.

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I remember watching the movie Invictus and being in awe of the history of our country and how something as relatively simple as a rugby tournament could unite an entire country—a divided and wounded country. South Africa had just witnessed the release of Nelson Mandela, the first democratic elections and his inauguration as President of the country. That is the power of film and television - its ability to narrate richly diverse stories. And so I figure there is no better way to take a walk down memory lane and reflect on our past as a country than with a few of the best films and documentaries currently on Showmax.

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The Dramatic and Over-the-Top World of South African Reality Television

From Being Bonang to Rich Kids—these are five of our favorite South African reality television shows streaming online

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We all love lamenting how ratchet reality television can be, but the ratings don't lie, fam. We can't help but indulge in the unbelievably lavish, downright bizarre and shameless behaviour in the lives of ordinary people and celebs who lay it bare on our screens for all to see. South Africa is no different. Whether you want to catch up with the always-extra Somizi or kick it with cool, calm and collected Minnie Dlamini or the sexy J'Something as he watches wannabe chefs cook up a storm, Showmax has all the reality entertainment to keep you coming back for more guilty pleasures.

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