Ultimatum South Africa

Salamina Mosese and Howza Mosese host ‘The Ultimatum South Africa’. Image: Supplied

Netflix’s ‘The Ultimatum’ lands in South Africa

South African power couple Salamina and Howza Mosese host ‘The Ultimatum South Africa’, which lands on Netflix in May.

Ultimatum South Africa

Salamina Mosese and Howza Mosese host ‘The Ultimatum South Africa’. Image: Supplied

 A spin-off of the global hit social experiment, The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On, has landed in South Africa as The Ultimatum South Africa, which officially premieres on 10 May.


The South African adaptation of the global social experiment The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On will launch on Netflix on 10 May. The reality series is titled The Ultimatum South Africa and will see six couples asking, “Do we marry or do we move on?”. The Ultimatum South Africa will be hosted by South African power couple Salamina Mosese and Howza Mosese.

The nine-part series will take viewers on the journey of six couples undergoing a test of trust, true love, desire and honesty. In a not-so-traditional dating show format, The Ultimatum South Africa requires one partner ready for marriage to issue an ultimatum to their partner who’s wary of taking a trip down the aisle and saying “I do”. 

In 2022, Netflix announced that the show was in development. The streaming platform then announced the show’s release date and shared a teaser a few days ago.

“Mzansi, we’re coming to the world of Netflix Reality with The Ultimatum: South Africa, Hosted by Salamina and Howza Mosese. #TheUltimatumSouthAfrica drops on 10 May 2024! 🔥,” read the post.

South African celebrities took to the comment section of the post to share their thoughts.

“Yhoooooo yho yho!!!! 😳😳😳😳😳😳,” wrote Boity.

“NETFLIX??????????? Eh!!!!!🙆🏽‍♂️,” wrote Lasizwe Dambuza.

“Tjo tjo tjoooooo 🙆🏼‍♀️🙆🏼‍♀️🙆🏼‍♀️🙆🏼‍♀️🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️. Congrats to the Sis too @salaminamosese,” wrote Refilwe Modiselle.


During the experiment, the six couples break up, date their co-stars and finally choose one person to enter into a trial marriage with, putting their love lives through the wringer as new relationships form and old relationships hang on by a thread. Once the trial marriage is completed, couples enter into a second trial marriage with their original partner where they have to decide if they’re in it for the long haul or if they want an out. 

“Six different couples are on the verge of marriage. One partner in each couple will issue an ultimatum. In just over eight weeks, they must get married, or get out. In the meantime, each will choose new potential partners in a life-changing opportunity to glimpse two different futures,” reads the synopsis of the series.


  • Production company:  Urban Brew Studios 
  • Director: Tasneen Handerson 
  • Executive producers:  Adelaide Joshua-Hill, Carol Washington 


This comes after the news of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle bagging two new Netflix shows.