‘The Wife’ seaspn three has tongues wagging. Image: Supplied.

‘The Wife’ to ‘Rassie’: 6 shows to stream on Showmax in December

From season three of ‘The Wife’ to Moja Love classics, here’s six shows to stream on Showmax this December.


‘The Wife’ seaspn three has tongues wagging. Image: Supplied.

The festive season is here and many are going on holiday leave and just taking some time out to unwind, here’s six shows to stream on Showmax this December.

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The third and final season of The Wife has focused on Tswana doctor Naledi (Gaisang K Noge), who is heir to the royal throne, and her Zulu ‘commoner’ lover, Qhawe (Kwenzo Ngcobo). They’ve already been dubbed ‘Qhaledi’ and ‘Mr and Mrs Woolworths’ by Twitter. 

You can already binge episode 1-15 on the streaming platform while new episodes release every Thursday.

2. ‘RASSIE’ 

From the makers of the award-winning Chasing The Sun and Two Sides, Rassie takes us all the way back to the beginning of the journey that Rassie Erasmus took to becoming SA Rugby’s director of rugby. 

We see the world through the eyes of young Johan, who grew up in Despatch under apartheid and went on to become a generational talent on the field. Recognised as a leader of men, he changed his career path to become a coach, using methods ahead of his time.

This is an 80-minute adventure into the mind of the controversial man who gave Springbok fans and players a fresh dose of hope – and another World Cup trophy. 

Rassie can be streamed from 16 December on Showmax Pro and 23 December on Showmax.


Lakutshon’ Ilanga (aka When the Sun Sets) tells the story of a young nurse (SAFTA nominee Zikhona Bali from Is’Thunzi) in 1985 apartheid South Africa. She must face her worst fears when she learns that her activist younger brother (Aphiwe Mfeke may be in danger when he doesn’t return after school. The short is inspired by actual events. 

Written and directed by Phumi Morare, Lakutshon’ Ilanga won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Short (Live Action) this year, having taken home the Student Academy Award in 2021, among other honours. 

The short film will be available for streaming from 15 December.

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Thando’s affair with her “blesser” crumbles when she falls pregnant, but itʼs the viral video of her being bullied at school that sends her completely over the edge…

Directed by Kagiso Modupe (Losing Lerato), Thando stars SAFTA winner Thembi Nyandeni (Isibaya, How To Ruin Christmas), SAFTA nominees Zikhona Bali (Is’thunzi, DiepCity) and Mpho Sebeng (Savage Beauty, Collision), and The Wife stars Gaisang K Noge and Siyabonga Shibe. 

Thando is currently the #1 movie on Showmax and available to stream currently.


SAFTA nominees Ivan Botha and DonnaLee Roberts star in Beurtkrag. The show is based on a romance about Jasper, who doesn’t want to be alone, and Fransie, who is independent and prefers it that way. 

Moving in together promises a hopeful new beginning for the pair. When loadshedding strikes on their first night together, they try to make the best of a bad situation, but darkness confronts them with the baggage of the past, forcing them to unpack their shared history.

Botha and Roberts are actually married in real life, are the king and queen of local romcoms, responsible for breakout box office hits Pad Na Jou Hart and Vir Altyd. 


Moja Love was named Coolest TV Channel of 2022 at The Sunday Times’ GenNext Survey and Showmax’s Top 20 is currently full of their classic reality shows, including Uyajola 9/9 (above), which exposes cheaters; X Repo, about the fast-paced, high-pressure world of asset repossession; Teenage Pregnancy; and Dloz’lami, which connects families with their spiritual guides. 

From 15 December 2022, Showmax is releasing: 

  • Two episodes every Thursday of Umndeni season one, about polygamy
  • Mamazala season 11, about troubled relationships with in-laws; 
  • Lenyalo Le Thata season two, about marriage counselling; 
  • Amabishop season two, about church leadership; 
  • Giants of the City season one, about people living with dwarfism. 
  • You can stream Moja Love classics from 15 December.

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