Survivor South Africa

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Survivor South Africa
SurvivorSA .jpg
Logo of Survivor South Africa
GenreReality competition
Created byCharlie Parsons
Presented byMark Bayly (Season 1-2)
Nico Panagio (Season 3-present)
StarringList of Survivor South Africa contestants
Country of originSouth Africa
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes43
Production
Running time60 minutes (inc. adverts) (2006-2011, 2018)
90 minutes (inc. adverts) (2014)
Production company(s)Endemol South Africa (Seasons 1-5), Afrokaans Film & Television Season 6
Release
Original networkM-Net
Original release3 September 2006 (2006-09-03) – present (present)
Chronology
Related showsInternational versions
External links
Website
Production website

Survivor South Africa is a South African reality game show based on the popular international Survivor format.

As in all versions of the show, it features group of strangers who are marooned in an isolated location, where they must provide food, water, fire, and shelter for themselves. The contestants will compete in challenges to earn either a reward, or an immunity from elimination. The contestants will be progressively eliminated from the game as they are voted-off by their fellow contestants until only one remains and is given the title "Ultimate Survivor" and be awarded the grand prize of R1 million.

All five seasons of the show were produced by Endemol and broadcast on M-Net. Season 6 is produced by Afrokaans Film & Television

The first two seasons were hosted by Mark Bayly[1], and from the third season Nico Panagio took over the hosting duties.[2]

Format[edit]

The show follows the same general format as the other editions of the show. The players are split between two "tribes", are taken to a remote island and are forced to live off the land with meager supplies for an extended period of time. Frequent physical and mental challenges are used to pit the teams against each other for rewards, such as food or luxuries, or for "immunity", forcing the other tribe to attend "Tribal Council", where they must vote off one of their players.

Once about half of the players are remaining, those who remain are merged into a single tribe, and competitions are on an individual basis; winning immunity prevents that player from being voted out. Most players that are voted out at this stage form the "Tribal Council Jury". Once down to two people (three in Champions), a final Tribal Council is held where the remaining players plead their case to the Jury as to why they should win the game. The jury then votes for which player should be considered the "Ultimate Survivor" and wins the grand prize of R1Million.

Like other editions of Survivor, the South African edition has introduced numerous modifications, or "twists", on the core rules in order to keep the players on their toes and to prevent players from relying on strategies that succeeded in prior seasons or other editions of the show. These changes have included tribal switches, players being exiled from their tribe for a short time on Exile Island, hidden immunity idols that players can use to save themselves at Tribal Council from being voted off, special voting powers which can be used to influence the result at Tribal Council and players being given a chance to return following their elimination through "Dead Man's Island".

Seasons[edit]

List of Survivor South Africa seasons
No. Season Season
premiere
Season
finale
Location Days Castaways Initial Tribes Winner Runner(s) up Final vote
1
Survivor South Africa:
Panama
3 September,
2006
26 November,
2006
Pearl Islands,
Panama
29 14 Two pre-determined
tribes of seven
Vanessa Marawa Jacinda Louw 3-2
2
Survivor South Africa:
Malaysia
22 August,
2007
14 November,
2007
Johor,
Malaysia
27 16 Two tribes of eight, based on random draw in initial challenge. Lorette Mostert Grant Clarke 3-2
3
Survivor South Africa:
Santa Carolina
20 January,
2010
21 April,
2010
Santa Carolina,
Mozambique
18 Two tribes of nine, picked by two initialily exiled players Craig and Kaseran. Perle "GiGi"
van Schalkwyk
Ashley Hayden 6-3
4
Survivor South Africa:
Maldives
24 February,
2011
26 May,
2011
Addu Atoll,
Maldives
19 Two tribes of nine, picked by random draw. A 19th player was eliminated prior to tribes being formed when 'Celebs' and 'Plebs' played separately. Hykie Berg Letshego Moshoeu 8-3
5
Survivor South Africa:
Champions
19 January,
2014
18 May,
2014
Johor,
Malaysia [3]
20 Two tribes of ten, picked and captained by two sporting champions Graham Jenneker Buhle Madlala Sivu Xabanisa 5-3-2
6
Survivor South Africa:
Philippines
3 May,
2018
16 August,
2018
El Nido, Palawan, Philippines[4] 39 18 Two pre-determined tribes of nine Tom Swartz Jeanne Michel 6-1
7
Survivor South Africa:
Island of Secrets
TBA
2019
TBA
2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA

Logo History[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MARK BAYLY - QUOTES AND BOOKINGS - PRESENTER AND MC - CAPE TOWN". www.entertainment-online.co.za. Retrieved 2017-11-26.
  2. ^ "Mark Bayly | TVSA". www.tvsa.co.za. Retrieved 2017-11-26.
  3. ^ https://twitter.com/lerouxbotha/status/1014359473056616448
  4. ^ https://behindsurvivor.com/2018/02/01/survivor-south-africa-location-confirmed/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

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