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Mo Cheddah’s graduation, Africa Rising interview Jacob Zuma, and more on DStv



South African President Jacob Zuma has made job creation and positioning South Africa on the global stage the centerpiece of his maiden term. On 20 March, CNBC Africa engages the President on the progress and the challenges made so far in a live, one-hour interview from 19:00 CAT. Leaving politics on the backburner, and bringing trade and economics to the fore, CNBC Africa’s Chief Editor Godfrey Mutizwa will tackle President Zuma on everything from global and BRICS issues to nationalization of the mines amongst other topics. DStv audiences can tune into CNBC Africa on 20 March at 19:00 CAT to watch  this live broadcast, which will be attended by a studio audience of prominent business leaders. There will also be live crossings to CNBC Africa’s bureaus, including London, Lagos, Nairobi, Lusaka, Windhoek and Cape Town. Mo’cheddah Graduates: Nigerian singing sensation Mo’cheddah graduates from the University of Lagos. Join Channel O Africa as it airs her graduation ceremony and her exclusive blinged up VIP Party. Join the party on Channel O on Tuesday 20 March at 21:00 CAT. Letters To God: DStv audiences can tune into M-Net West on Tuesday 20 March at 01:00 CAT to watch Tanner Maguire, Jeffrey Johnson and Robyn Lively in this movie about a young boy fighting cancer writes letters to God, touching lives in his neighbourhood and community and inspiring hope among everyone he comes in contact. An unsuspecting substitute postman, with a troubled life of his own, becomes entangled in the boy’s journey and his family by reading the letters. They inspire him to seek a better life for himself and his own son he’s lost through his alcohol addiction. It’s A Wonderful Afterlife: A comedy centred on an Indian mother who takes her obsession with marriage into the world of serial murder. Southall Police are baffled by four successive homicides of East Indians, and request Detective Raj Murthy to mingle with the local community and find out who is behind the murders. Raj does so and meets with his childhood girlfriend, Roopi Sethi, who lives with her widowed mother and brother, Jazz. Both continue to meet and an unsuspecting Raj will be taken by surprise when his superiors consider Roopi as a suspect in these homicides as she knew all the deceased victims. Before they could take any further steps, a fifth homicide occurs – that of Mrs Goldstein. Again this victim is also known to Roopi, but in order to arrest her, they must find evidence and also a motive. DStv audiences can tune into M-Net West on Wednesday 21 March at 01:00 CAT to watch this thriller starring Shabana Azmi, Goldy Notay and Sendhil Ramamurthy. Mama, I Want To Sing: A preacher’s daughter, Amara, sings in the church choir before being discovered by a well-established musician. Soon she rises to international fame as a pop singer. DStv audiences can tune into M-Net West on Saturday 24 March at 22:00 CAT to watch singer Ciara in this acting role.   TCM Tribute to Liz Taylor: One year ago, Hollywood lost one of its most loved, respected and talented actresses: Elizabeth Taylor. She made a profound mark on the industry and will never be forgotten. To celebrate her work and achievements, DStv audiences can tune into TCM for back-to-back Liz Taylor movies on Friday 23 March from 09:00 CAT to watch Lassie Come Home (1943) at 09:00 CAT; Father’s Little Dividend (1951) at 10:30 CAT; Beau Brummell (1954) at 11:50 CAT; Butterfield 8 (1960) at 13:40 CAT; Raintree County (1957) at 15:30 CAT; Little Women (1949) at 16:50 CAT; and Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (1958) at 20:10 CAT. Blood, Sweat and Luxuries (Premiere): Six young consumers swap their luxury lives for the simple mud huts and shanty towns of Africa and Asia to work alongside the people who mine, manufacture, process and recycle their luxury goods. Their journey starts in Madagascar, where they join the chain gangs of miners tasked with digging up sapphires in the pits. Then it’s off to Ethiopia to experience the abattoirs, tanneries and leather factories that supply shoes to Europe, before heading into the jungle to find out what it’s like to work on a coffee plantation. In Ghana the Brits must cope with 40 degree heat and backbreaking work whilst digging for gold, and are horrified to learn the reality of where our unwanted electrical goods end up. Finally, the group head to the Philippines to join the hundreds of worker making components for MP3 and DVD players. DStv audiences can tune into BBC Knowledge from Monday 19 March at 22:00 CAT to watch their journey which is sometimes hard and at times shocking, but will their experiences change the way we purchase and discard our luxury goods? Quentin Tarantino special:  It’s Quentin Tarantino’s birthday in March, so what better way to celebrate than with a rapid-fire round of his trigger-happy classics on Studio Universal? Here are some of the old favourites to feast on: Jackie Brown: Pam Grier shows she’s lost none of acting talent in the meantime in the central role of Jackie, an air hostess caught smuggling drugs and dirty money for gun-runner Ordell Robbie (Samuel L Jackson). Her only option to stay out of prison is to agree to participate in a sting operation for ATF agent Ray Nicolette (Michael Keaton) and LAPD detective Mark Dargas (Michael Bowen) – but Ordell knows she’s been caught, and has already killed one underling who looked set to turn informer. So Jackie’s only option to stay out of a coffin is to agree with Ordell that she’ll turn the sting into a double-cross. Jackie Brown will be screened on Wednesday 14 March at 20:00 CAT. Kill Bill: Uma Thurman is the Bride, in a coma for four years since she was shot at her wedding. Now she’s out for revenge and her target is Bill (David Carradine) – her erstwhile boss when she was part of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad. She’ll need all the skills she gained in that elite unit to defeat her former comrades and work her way through four hours of mayhem to the final confrontation with Bill. Lucy Liu, Vivicia A Fox, Daryl Hannah and Michael Madsen are among those the Bride will meet – and frequently maim – as she makes her way through Tokyo’s underworld, American trailer parks and the Mexican wilderness in search of retribution – and the truth about what happened to her baby. Catch it on Wednesday 21 March at 20:00 CAT.]]>