About the Show Big Brother Mzansi Bbmzansi

In Big Brother Mzansi (formerly known as Big Brother South Africa), members of the public live in a specially constructed house, which is viewed by the audience around the clock and which also determines who ultimately wins the competition. The show is produced locally by Endemol South Africa and is based on the international Big Brother format.

The first episode of the series aired on M-Net on Sunday, August 26, 2001. After being known as Big Brother South Africa for its first two seasons, the series went on a 12-year hiatus before being resurrected as Big Brother Mzansi in 2014, when it was shown on DStv’s Mzansi Magic channel for the first time.

There are few things better than taking a few months off work to relax in a jacuzzi for hours on end, earning 15 minutes of national attention, and having the chance to win one million dollars.

This is Big Brother Mzansi, and I’m here to tell you about it.

Unordinary people are selected from thousands of applicants to live together in a specially designed house that is secluded from the outside world and is broadcast live to viewing audiences across the country 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Housemates will nominate each other for eviction on a regular basis, and the process will be transparent. The housemates who get the most number of nominations will be subjected to a fan vote. If they don’t, they’ll be kicked out of the game on the same round.

The huge prize is only won by the individual who is left standing at the end of the game.

The game takes on new twists and turns as Big Brother, the famed and renowned persona at the center of it all introduces his own twists and turns along the way.

Broadcast Notes

The first two seasons aired on M-Net (daily shows) and a dedicated, 24-hour DStv channel. Viewers could also watch a live stream on the Big Brother website. The show moved to Mzansi Magic for Season 3.

“Big Brother Mzansi is one of 69 variants of the Big Brother concept broadcast throughout the world, and this year honors the 20th anniversary of the inaugural Big Brother South Africa show.”

The show’s first and second seasons have produced a number of participants who have utilized their time on the platform to further their careers in the entertainment business.

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Look at five former candidates who went on to have successful careers after appearing on the show.

Blue Mbombo

Blue Mbombo, whose true name is Thandi Mbombo, has come a long way from her days as the runner-up of Big Brother Mzansi season 2 to her current position as the winner of the show. In addition to being an award-winning model and businesswoman, she is also a brand influencer and the creative producer of Mozaik Africa Magazine, which she founded after appearing on the show.

Her Instagram account presently has more than 800,000 followers.

Mbali Nkosi (Mbali Nkosi)

Instagram handle: @theembalinkosi

In the years before starring on season 2 of Big Brother Mzansi, Mbali had previously worked as a news presenter and dancer. She has now changed herself into an entrepreneur with interests in the beauty, fashion and marketing industries. She and Thembi Seete co-own a beauty and cosmetics bar called Azuri, and she is also the creator of apparel brand Emme Label and marketing business Hotberry Corporation, among other ventures.

On Instagram, the television star presently has more than 500 000 followers.

Expansion of the Global

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Instagram account: @ex global

Ex Global, whose actual name is Johannes Motalane, made an appearance on Big Brother Mzansi season 2 as a houseguest. He is currently a successful Hip-Hop performer who has collaborated with artists such as A-Reece on his album.

He presently has 100 000 followers on Instagram, according to the platform.


Sol Phenduka


Instagram handle: @solphenduka

Sol Phenduka was sacked from his radio presenting position at 5 FM shortly after appearing on season 1 of Big Brother Mzansi in 2014. He was fired for making light of the van Breda family’s killings while on the show. Sol Phenduka is now one of the hosts of the controversial but successful YouTube podcast show, Podcast with MacG, which is hosted by MacG himself.

On Instagram, he presently has a following of almost 20,000 people.

Mzamo Gcabashe

Instagram handle: mzamo gcabashe

Mzamo Gcabashe, who competed on the inaugural season of Big Brother Mzansi, is now a fashion entrepreneur and actress who has worked in the entertainment industry for years. He has made an appearance as Jamaica in the popular etv soapie Rhythm City.

He presently has over 21 000 followers on Instagram, which is a huge number for him.