Everything You Need To Know About Big Brother Mzansi

Would you like to be a participant?

By  | Apr 13, 2022, 03:18 PM  | Top of The

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The third season of Big Brother Mzansi just concluded. After 71 days of drama, adventure, and more drama, 27-year-old Michelle Mphowabadimo Vundla walked away with the coveted cash prize of R2 million.

Whether you were one of the fans of the reality show or you just heard about it and have been wondering what Big Brother Mzansi is all about, here is everything you need to know about the show. For the fans of the show, we will give you all the details about where the show is set and if you’ve been wondering whether there will be a season four, then read on to find out.

The premise of Big Brother Mzansi

Big Brother Mzansi Season 3 participants, source: YouTube clip

Big Brother Mzansi’s premise is based on the international format of the Big Brother show. It follows the daily lives of a selected group of people who are all confined in a house, and all their moves are monitored by cameras that are installed in the house.

The lives of these participants are broadcasted on television, and audiences get to watch them 24/7 and decide who gets to win the competition through voting.

The main goal of the show for the participants is to be the last man or woman standing and not to be evicted during the weekly nominations by housemates or public eviction. To do that, housemates need to up their game and be interesting, bold, and willing to go to extremes just to draw attention to themselves.

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History of Big Brother Mzansi

Big Brother Mzansi was formerly known as Big Brother South Africa. Under the Big Brother South Africa brand, the show aired between 2001 to 2002 and comprised two main seasons and a celebrity season in between.

After the second season, the show took a break until 2014, when it was rebranded to Big Brother Mzansi and relaunched on Mzansi Magic.

The second season of Big Brother Mzansi ran for two seasons, then took another break. It returned after six years with its third season in 2022, which ran between 23rd January and 3rd April, after which Mphowabadimo was declared the winner.

Where is Big Brother Mzansi set?

According to sources, Big Brother Mzansi’s house, where the housemates usually stay and the shows are usually aired, is in Sasani Studios in Johannesburg.

The show is owned and produced by M-Net and Endemol and aired on Mzansi Magic. Fans can catch the series on DSTV channel 198, the DSTV app, or Showmax.

Winners of Big Brother Mzansi

Winner of Big Brother Mzansi season 3, Mpho, source: Facebook

The reality show has had six successful seasons and six winners in total, including the three seasons and winners of Big Brother South Africa.

The prizes for the first three seasons of Big Brother South Africa have not been documented. The winner of the rebooted Big Brother Mzansi season one and two each walked away with R1 million, and the winner of season three won R2 million.

Here are all the winners of all the seasons of Big Brother Mzansi to date:

  • Big Brother South Africa 1: Ferdinand Rabie

  • Celebrity Big Brother: Bill Flynn

  • Big Brother South Africa 2: Richard Cawood

  • Big Brother Mzansi (Secrets): Mandla Hlatshwayo

  • Big Brother Mzansi (Double Trouble): Ace Khumalo & Ntombi Tshabalala

  • Big Brother Mzansi (Beke le Beke) : Mphowabadimo

How to become a Big Brother Mzansi participant

To become a housemate on Big Brother Mzansi, you need to send a two-minute video explaining why you think you deserve to be on the show; the registration process is free.

Some of the requirements that you will need to qualify as a participant include being at least 21 years old, being a South African citizen or legal resident with proper documentation, being educated, being mentally and emotionally stable, and not being employed or having relations with someone employed by either M-Net, Endemol, Multichoice or any of M.I.H group of companies.

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Will there be a Big Brother Mzansi season 4?

Since the highly-watched season three of Big Brother Mzansi just concluded, a lot of fans have been wondering whether or not there will be a season four and when it will premiere.

Currently, the show producers have not made any announcements about there being a new season of the show, and quite honestly, it might be too early to tell. But as soon as we get any details, you will be the first to know.
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