She’s independent. She’s empathetic. She’s inventive. She’s courageous. She’s outspoken. A woman is a rock, she endures.
August is Women’s Month on DStv. We’re highlighting everything that a woman can be, and her right to choose her own path. On DStv, there’s no such thing as just one role for women – they are the ones whose choices drive the story.
Our series and documentaries explore the complexity of women’s roles, because the more facets you show of a woman, the more she dazzles. We always want you to be able to watch your screen and find a woman who makes you say, “I am her!”
She is a Survivor
When women challenge gender, racial and social roles, the world pushes back. We might not let that stop us, but we pay a steep price for resistance.
This month, DStv will highlight women who strike back at the criticism directed at them in specials like Little Mix Star Leigh-Anne Pinnock’s documentary Leigh Anne: Race, Pop & Power.
Watch Leigh-Anne: Race, Pop & Power on BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) at 20:00
She is an Inspiration
The Great British Bake Off S6 winner, Nadiya Hussain, shows the power of having people who believe in you until you believe in yourself!
Nadiya's American Adventure is proof that she’s living up to her Greatest British Bake Off moment when she told us, “I’m never going to put boundaries on myself ever again. I’m never going to say I can’t do it. I’m never going to say ‘maybe’. I’m never going to say, ‘I don’t think I can.’ I can and I will.”
Watch Nadiya’s American Adventure from Tuesday, 10 August on BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) at 20:00
One of the tightropes that women walk is trying to strike a balance between self-care and the expectation that she will take care of everyone else before herself.
In Treatment star Uzo Aduba shows the complexities of navigating grief, uncertainty and the pandemic while still caring for others through her therapist character, Dr. Brooke Taylor, in the reboot of this drama series.
Watch In Treatment S1 from Friday, 6 August on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 21:30 (double bill)
She is Growth & Change
Strong women do not leap fully armoured from the forehead of a god. Most are just figuring it out… at all stages of life.
Whether she’s a high-flying corporate lawyer like Marcie (Vinessa Antoine) who goes to work at a legal aid clinic to fight for real justice in Diggstown on Universal (DStv channel 117), or a disgraced alcoholic lawyer like Abby (Jewel Staite) who’s trying to start over in a new firm with a new family in Family Law – a new legal drama coming to Universal (DStv channel 117) – or a lawyer like Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) who’s trying to stay on her feet as the whole world shifts around her in The Good Fight on M-Net (DStv channel 101)… a woman’s growth and change is a story worth telling.
Watch The Good Fight S5 from Monday, 16 August on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 21:30
Watch Family Law S1 from Monday, 23 August on Universal TV (DStv channel 117) at 20:00
Watch Diggstown S1 from Thursday, 19 August on Universal TV (DStv channel 117) at 20:00
She is The Light
We’ve seen her rise and followed her journey. South African chef Siba Mtongana has gone from showing us how to cook at home, to mentoring the next generation. Now the prize for the new reality series House of Chefs is going to be an internship with Siba herself.
Watch House of Chefs S1 from Friday, 13 August on Honey (DStv channel 173) at 21:00
She is her sister’s keeper
This month, we’ll even see the women of the backbiting, power hungry Price family come together to save Felicity Price from her scheming husband James’s manipulation in M-Net’s (DStv channel 101) telenovela Legacy!
Watch Legacy S1 Mondays-Thursdays on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 19:00