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6 reasons Kenyans will love The Girl from St Agnes

The latest Showmax Original reminds us that school can be the most dangerous place on Earth, and that pretty and popular girls don’t always have a happy ending.

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Debut Showmax Original is the most nominated comedy at the SAFTAs

The comedy series Tali’s Wedding Diary, which premiered in December 2017, marked the first time Showmax ventured into producing its own content. With the series earning seven SAFTA nominations this year, it’s clear that the gamble paid off.

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INTERVIEW: Tumi Morake is Trippin With Skhumba

She’s bold, she’s edgy, and she was the first woman to host Comedy Central Presents in Africa. Tumi Morake is taking Skhumba home to hang out with her dad.

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INTERVIEW: Celeste Ntuli on Trippin With Skhumba

Celeste Ntuli is the queen of Zulu comedy, and, together with Skhumba, she was the most nominated comedian in the 2018 Comics Choice Awards. She’s looking forward to taking him to not one, but two of her homes in Empangeni.

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Skhumba Hlophe tells us about his new series Trippin With Skhumba

In his own words, the Comics’ Choice Comic of the Year 2017 gives us some insider info on what to expect in the Showmax Original launching on 28 February 2019.

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INTERVIEW: Salesman wa Motokwa on Trippin With Skhumba

The vernac name of this comedian from Ga-Rankuwa is Ditshego, which means laughter. He hopes that his episode of the Showmax Original will inspire up-and-coming comics by showing them how he started out.

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INTERVIEW: Mashabela Galane from Trippin With Skhumba

The father of vernac comedy Mashabela Galane can’t wait to show Skhumba the village of his origin – Moletjie, Limpopo – where the Wits graduate and SAMA nominee used to tend to cattle while he was growing up.

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The Girl From St Agnes and other shows made by women

It might be the year 2019, but it is relatively uncommon for a TV show to have more women than men on the teams that created, wrote, directed and produced it. The brand-new Showmax Original is one of these rare series.

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Trippin With Skhumba hitting your screens soon

Filming is underway on Showmax’s third Original, in which one of SA’s favourite comics will get down and dirty with a fellow South African comedian in their hometown.

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INTERVIEW: Siya Seya, guest star on Trippin With Skhumba

The PE comedian tells us what he’s most looking forward to about taking Skhumba to his hometown – from eating meat to having Skhumba meet his mom – in the Showmax Original.

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INTERVIEW: Schalk Bezuidenhout, featured in Trippin With Skhumba

From inviting Skhumba to a braai with his parents to subjecting him to his 1977 Merc without aircon, here are the things Schalk’s looking forward to when Skhumba visits his hometown in the Showmax Original landing on 28 February.

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The Girl From St Agnes breaks all-time viewing record

The Girl From St Agnes broke an important record on its debut on the service yesterday. The number of unique viewers in the first 24 hours exceeded that of the previous record-holder, Tali’s Wedding Diary.

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Already a hit with critics, The Girl From St Agnes is now streaming on Showmax

“At St Agnes, the only saint is in the name.” You can now binge all eight episodes of Showmax’s critically acclaimed first Original Drama.

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How to cope in high school, by Makgotso M and Celeste Khumalo

“The world is a bigger place than high school”, and other words of wisdom from two of the stars of The Girl From St Agnes.

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SA celebs share school experiences and tips

We asked these stars of The Girl From St Agnes what advice they’d give to anyone starting high school this year.

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Tips for high schoolers from Shamilla Miller and Tristan de Beer

The Girl From St Agnes’s star couple tell us what they wished someone had told them before they started high school.

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WATCH: Showmax has released the official trailer for The Girl From St Agnes

Find out more about The Girl From St Agnes and see why we can’t wait for 31 Jan!

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WATCH: The Girl from St Agnes’s mysterious teaser

The teaser video for the brand-new Showmax original series, The Girl From St Agnes, is live.

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WATCH: The first teaser for The Girl From St Agnes

The first Showmax original drama launches on 31 January 2019. Here is a sneak peek of what to expect from the chilling boarding-school murder mystery.

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The devil in our devices

Social media can bring people together – but it can also be a tool to belittle, intimidate and harass. What is cyberbullying, and what can be done about it?

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Get help

If you’ve been affected by the issues raised in The Girl From St Agnes, these organisations can help you.

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GALLERY: The first images of The Girl From St Agnes

Showmax’s first original drama is a boarding school mystery set in a prestigious all-girls school in the KZN Midlands. Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect.

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Filming wraps on Showmax’s first original drama

The Girl From St Agnes has just wrapped after filming in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and Johannesburg. The eight-part murder mystery series premieres on Showmax on 31 January 2019.

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Kate Ballard played by Nina Milner

Drama teacher Kate Ballard is determined to find the truth behind Lexi Summerveld’s death.

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