Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month 2018 with our selection of inspiring movies and series on DStv. Watch online or record on your DStv Explora.


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Guess Who's Coming To Dinner

Sidney Poitier broke new ground with his Oscar winning performance in this classic. A couple’s values are tested when their daughter introduces them to her African American fiancé.

  • 16 (L)
  • Drama
  • 104min

Hidden Figures

A powerful and inspiring true story of a group of amazing female African-American mathematicians who played a significant part in the early days of NASA’s space program. 2016

  • Drama,Factual/True Story
  • 122min

People Vs The Rainbow Nation

Black History Month is a time of commemoration and celebration of the best and difficult moments in the black person's history. It is also a time of conversation, questioning and debating. This 2016 documentary questions whether 1994 was as big a watershed moment as it was touted to be. Are things different today? And what does "the rainbow nation" actually mean?

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Brenda Fassie, Not A Bad Girl

One of South Africa’s most beloved artists, the late Brenda Fassie, reveals intimate details of her life both on and off the stage. An icon of her time, her name is written in the history books and story of using music to power through her struggles is why we celebrate her during Black History Month.

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Shaka Zulu

A lavish and spectacular 10-hour mini series focusing on the life and times of Shaka Zulu, who grew to greatness, taking the scattered and forlorn tribes of Zululand and moulding them into a proud and mighty nation, making its name respected from the sun baked tip of Africa to the shores of colonial Europe. Gaining a reputation as the Black Napoleon, Shaka was a military genius who revolutionized African warfare with strategies almost unequalled in battle. He built an invincible army that became the most efficient fighting machine Africa has ever known.

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Season 14 / Episode 5

Grey's Anatomy

Danger Zone - A flashback to Iraq reveals the complexities of Owen, Teddy, Nathan and Megan’s relationship. Shonda Rhimes (The Fixer, How To Get Away with Murder) backs this acclaimed medical drama.

  • Drama
  • 41min
Season 4 / Episode 11

How To Get Away With Murder

He's A Bad Father - The brilliant, charismatic and seductive Professor Annalise Keating gets entangled with four law students from her class ʺHow to Get Away with Murder.ʺ

  • Crime/Detective/Spy,Drama
  • 60min

12 Years A Slave

Steve McQueen directs a stellar cast led by Chiwetel Ejiofor in this unflinching look at American slavery that was named Best Picture at the 2014 Oscars. 2013

  • 18
  • Drama,Factual/True Story,Historical/War
  • 129min


Black-ish is on a break – episode 12 will be back on 1 March.

  • Comedy
  • 1min
Season 7 / Episode 45

Our Perfect Wedding

Episode 45 - A couple wants to pull off the perfect wedding, but the odds aren't in their favour. Will they have their dream wedding?

  • Other
  • 47min
Season 1 / Episode 2


Based in 1970s London, against the backdrop of the Immigration Act 1971, this mini-series features Idris Elba, Freida Pinto and Babou Ceesay as politically engaged activists who fight against injustice and deep-rooted prejudice. They end up being targeted. This series was inspired by the political activism of British Black Panther members Farrukh Dhondy and Darcus Howe, who also consulted on the production of the show.

  • 16
  • Drama
  • 49min
Season 1 / Episode 1


Bigamy - Asanda is on top of the world as she returns from Paris. Meanwhile, Dikeledi’s whole world comes tumbling down when her perfect marriage is exposed.

  • 16 (L)
  • Drama
  • 24min

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