The Voice South Africa
|The Voice South Africa|
|Created by||John de Mol|
|Presented by||Anele Mdoda|
Bobby van Jaarsveld
Francois Van Coke
|Country of origin||South Africa|
|No. of series||3|
|Original release||31 January 2016 –|
|Related shows||The Voice (franchise)|
The Voice South Africa is a South African reality singing competition and local version of The Voice first broadcast as The Voice of Holland. Its first season started on 31 January 2016 on M-Net. The second season started on 5 February 2017 on the same channel. The third season premiered on 3 February 2019.
One of the important premises of the show is the quality of the singing talent. Four coaches, themselves popular performing artists, train the talents in their group and occasionally perform with them. Talents are selected in blind auditions, where the coaches cannot see, but only hear the auditioner.
The original coaching panel of the show consists of Kahn Morbee, Lira, Bobby van Jaarsveld, and Karen Zoid. Lungile Radu and Stacy Norman were the original hosts. Season 3 saw a change in the coaching panel, replacing previous coaches and hosts. Lira is the only remaining coach being joined by Afrikaans singer Riana Nel, rapper Riky Rick and rocker Francois Van Coke. Anele Mdoda is the current host.
Coaches and hosts
Shortly after the announcement of the production of The Voice South Africa, the panellists were revealed with Kahn Morbee, Lira, Bobby van Jaarsveld, and Karen Zoid as coaches; and Lungile Radu and Stacy Norman as hosts. The coaching panel and hosts remain unchanged for season 2, which aired in 2017.
On 29 August 2018, M-Net renewed The Voice South Africa for a third season. On 2 November 2018, Anele Mdoda confirmed to become the new host for season 3. Four days later, it was announced that Riky Rick would become a new coach for the third season, followed by Riana Nel on 7 November  and Francois Van Coke on 9 November. On 8 November 2018 Lira confirmed to be returning to the show for her third season as coach.
Kahn Morbee (2016-2017,2020-)
Bobby van Jaarsveld (2016-2017)
Karen Zoid (2016-2017)
Riky Rick (2019–)
Riana Nel (2019–)
Francois Van Coke (2019)
Timeline of coaches and hosts
|Bobby van Jaarsveld|
|Francois Van Coke|
|Season||Team Kahn||Team Lira||Team Bobby||Team Karen|
|1||Vicky Sampson||Nianell||Toya Delazy||Zolani Mahola|
|2||Elvis Blue||Riana Nel||Jimmy Nevis||Emo Adams|
|Season||Team Riky||Team Lira||Team Francois||Team Riana|
|3||Khaya Mthethwa||Ross Learmonth||Majozi||Jo Black|
|Series||Start||Finish||Winner||Runner-up||Third place||Fourth place||Fifth place||Winning coach||Hosts||Coaches (order)|
|1||January 31, 2016||May 22, 2016||Richard Stirton||Gavin Edwards||Jeremy Olivier||Almur Marais||No fifth finalist||Kahn Morbee||Lungile Radu||Stacy Norman||Kahn||Lira||Bobby||Karen|
|2||February 5, 2017||July 9, 2017||Craig Lucas||Josh Ansley||Samantha Leonard||Caroline-Grace||Fatman||Karen||Lira||Bobby|
|3||February 3, 2019||July 7, 2019||Tasché Burger||Sone Joubert||Siki Jo-An Qwazi||The PJ Twins||Eon Le Roux||Francois Van Coke||Anele Mdoda||Elana Afrika||Riky||Riana||Francois|
|4||January 2020||June 2020||TBA||Kahn||Riky|
- Winners are in bold, finalists are italicized, and eliminated contestants in small font
|Season||Kahn Morbee||Lira||Bobby van Jaarsveld||Karen Zoid|
Zikhona "Zee" Gqamana
|3||Riky Rick||Lira||Francois Van Coke||Riana Nel|
|Eon Le Roux
|The PJ Twins
Siki Jo-An Qwazi
Season 1 (2016)
The first season of The Voice South Africa began airing on 31 January 2016 on M-Net. The season was hosted by Lungile Radu with Stacy Norman as the V-Reporter, and are joined by coaches Kahn Morbee, Lira, Bobby van Jaarsveld, and Karen Zoid. Richard Stirton won the first season on 22 May 2016.
Season 2 (2017)
The second season of The Voice South Africa began airing on 5 February 2017 on M-Net. The coaches and hosts remained the same as last season. Eight live shows were conducted this season, with five contestants advanced to the Grand Finale. For the sake of fairness and transparency, M-Net nullified the votes after the Semifinal. As M-Net couldn’t determine with certainty whether misconduct took place regarding paid-for marketing in the previous two weeks, two contestants eliminated in week 4 and 5 were brought back to the show, bringing a total of 7 finalists. Craig Lucas won the season beating fan favorite Josh Ansley.
Season 3 (2019)
The third season of The Voice South Africa began airing on 3 February 2019 on M-Net, with returning coach Lira and new coaches Riky Rick, Riana Nel, Francois Van Coke as well as new host Anele Mdoda. Five artists advanced to the Grand Finale, with fan favorite Tasché Burger from team Francois crowned the winner. Sone Joubert and Siki Jo-An Qwazi, both from team Riana, finished in second and third place, respectively, while The PJ Twins and Eon Claude le Roux rounded up the top 5.
- "The Voice SA coaches announced!". 28 September 2015.
- "M-Net renews The Voice South Africa for a third season, entries open until 30 September". 29 August 2018.
- "Anele Mdoda announced as the new 'The Voice South Africa' host". 2 November 2018.
- "Riky Rick takes a seat in the red chair on The Voice SA". 6 November 2018.
- "Riana Nel joins Riky Rick as coach on The Voice SA". 7 November 2018.
- "Rocker Francois van Coke added as the fourth and final coach on The Voice SA season 3". 9 November 2018.
- "Lira will be in season 3 of The Voice South Africa". 9 November 2018.
- "The Voice SA guest coaches revealed". 18 March 2016.
- "Meet this year's The Voice SA co-coaches". 28 March 2017.
- "Let The Battles Begin!". M-Net. 28 April 2019.
- "RICHARD STIRTON NAMED WINNER OF 'THE VOICE SA'". 22 May 2016.
- "The Voice SA season 2 winner crowned". 9 July 2017.
- "The Voice SA voting results revealed". M-Net. 14 July 2017.
- "Tasché wins The Voice South Africa!". M-net. 7 July 2019.