Can Anyone Stop the Blue Bloc Blitz?

Can Anyone Stop the Blue Bloc Blitz?

 

The power constantly shifts within Survivor South Africa: Philippines – and the emergence of a specific blue-tinted bloc at Araw during last week’s Tribal Council saw Chané voted off in a tie-breaker vote with Tom.

Chané joins Vusi on the Jury at Ponderosa – and they’ll be keeping a keen eye on proceedings at Tribal Council as the remaining 8 Castaways bid to Outwit, Outplay and Outlast each other on the road to the R1 Million prize and the title of ‘Sole Survivor’.

With Tom having been taken in by the Mindanao bloc, the writing could be on the wall for Palesa – the only other original Luzon member – especially since she was forced to play her Immunity Idol to protect herself last week. She’s shown in the past that she’s a wily operator though, and won’t be shy of pulling out all the stops if she sniffs blood in the water.

There’s dissention in the blue ranks, too, as PK’s seemingly-unquenchable thirst for a ‘big move’ and Toni’s unhappiness about the level of support she received from her former Mindanao tribemates in ousting the ‘reds’ is threatening to unsettle things. But they need to be wary of rocking the boat too much – or face the kind of ‘Operation: Discipline’ that Tevin & PK used to take Marthunis to task.

This week, the Castaways are playing for an epic, luxurious reward if they can outlast in a physical challenge which will have them testing their dexterity and negotiating a precipitous slope while keeping their wits about them. To lay claim to the Immunity Necklace, they’ll need to match mind power with a gentle touch, for a Tribal Council lifeline.

Tune in to Survivor SA: Philippines this Thursday at 19:00 on M-Net 101 to see the Castaways balance risk, reward and stamina in their bid for glory.

Also make a note to catch the fun-filled YouTube episode of Live After: Survivor South Africa on the DStv Online YouTube page, where the voted-off castaway will be in conversation with host Phil Mphela at 20:05 each week, directly after Survivor SA airs on M-Net 101. Want to ask a castaway a burning question? Tweet using #LiveAfter and @survivorsa and Phil could get it answered in the ‘Ask Me Anything’ segment of the show.

While fans of the show enjoy all the action in the episode, there are also some magnificent prizes up for grabs on the Survivor SA: Philippines website:

•    A Huawei P20 Pro phone valued at R15 499.
•    A Cape Union Mart voucher valued at R10 000.
•    A delicious Steers Wacky Wednesdays voucher for one year, valued at R2800.

All you have to do is to go to www.mnet.tv/survivorsa and answer the weekly quiz question. Every entry then also goes into the draw for the grand prize of a tropical island holiday experience for four, brought to you by Cathay Pacific and Club Med. And, if you’d like to earn additional points, explore the island and find the Huawei P20 Pro phone in our 360 VR experience.

Survivor South Africa: Philippines is also streamed live on DStv Now and available on DStv Catch Up within 24 hours of the live show. You can also catch the repeat on Sunday afternoons at 17:00 on M-Net Channel 101.

Survivor SA is powered by the Huawei P20 Pro and is produced by Afrokaans Film and TV.

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Survivor SA: Philippines Episode 7 teaser| Trust no-one in the game of Survivor!

This week, Survivor South African fans can look forward to a tribal council that will go down as one of the most epic blindsides in the history of the game. Who will see his or her torch snuffed by Survivor host Nico Panagio?

Last week’s shock Tribe Switch and Marthunis’ dramatic exit on Survivor South Africa: Philippines changed the game yet again for the Castaways – and the Visayas members are certainly in for a shock when the new Mindanao and Luzon arrive at the next challenge.

At Mindanao, Josie must try to establish relationships with Tevin and PK after taking Toni across with her from Luzon – but will she be able to break their original Mindanao bond? Tevin’s admission at Tribal Council that he admired more than her strategic game could work in her favour – if she’s willing to use that information.

Annalize also finds herself outnumbered at the new Luzon, with Werner, Jeanne & Katinka all ex-blues. Werner has discussed cutting Jeanne loose in the past to make the tribe stronger in physical challenges – will the new arrivals force him to reassess that stance? The two Hidden Immunity Idols in his pocket have definitely emboldened him – but he’ll need to be wary of overconfidence.

Visayas looked like healing their relationship rifts at last week’s challenge, when bitter enemies Tom and Palesa rallied to outlast all the other contestants in a grueling challenge and claim the Tribal Immunity Idol together, with clasped hands. But Tom’s eating habits – of all things – irked one-time alliance member Chané and may have driven her over to Palesa and Vusi’s side.

After such a tumultuous week on Survivor South Africa: Philippines, the Castaways could be forgiven for wanting time to regroup, but in the words of host Nico Panagio: “Just when you think you have this game figured out – think again!” Tune in to Survivor South Africa: Philippines this Thursday at 19:00 on M-Net 101. Also make a note to catch the fun-filled YouTube episode of Survivor South Africa: Philippines #LiveAfter on the DStv Youtube page.

While fans of the show enjoy all the action in the episode, there are also some magnificent prizes up for grabs on the Survivor SA: Philippines website:

•    A Huawei P20 Pro phone valued at R15 499.
•    A Cape Union Mart voucher valued at R10 000.
•    A delicious Steers Wacky Wednesdays voucher for one year, valued at R2800.

All you have to do is to go to www.mnet.tv/survivorsa and answer the weekly quiz question. Every entry then also goes into the draw for the grand prize of a tropical island holiday experience for four, brought to you by Cathay Pacific and Club Med. And, if you’d like to earn additional points, explore the island and find the Huawei P20 Pro phone in our 360 VR experience.

Survivor South Africa: Philippines is also streamed live on DStv Now and available on DStv Catch Up within 24 hours of the live show. You can also catch the repeat on Sunday afternoons at 17:00 on M-Net Channel 101.

Survivor SA is powered by the Huawei P20 Pro and is produced by Afrokaans Film and TV.

Survivor South Africa: Philippines | Mindanao & Luzon Rejigged as Marthunis Exits

Marthunis departed the game, Josie and Toni switched to Mindanao, Annalize and Katinka find themselves part of Luzon, Tom and Palesa have made up after their epic blow-out on the Visayas beach and Werner has two Hidden Immunity Idols in the bank… Thursday’s (7 June) episode of M-Net’s Survivor South Africa: Philippines was packed with more twists than a Parliamentary Q&A as the game was shaken up once more – just as the Castaways were starting to make sense of things after the tribe swap.

This week’s combined Reward and Immunity Challenge was the catalyst for the Visayas reconciliation, after Tom & Palesa found themselves the last pair standing after holding up a heavy wooden disc for over an hour, between them. One by one, the Castaways had let pain, pins & needles and outright exhaustion get the better of them and let their discs drop, with Luzon’s Werner & Toni capitulating last to hand Visayas the sole Tribal Immunity spot – and a Steers ‘Build Your Own Burger Bar’ feast at their camp, as a reward. Luzon and Mindanao would both be heading to Tribal Council…

The defeat spelled the end for Marthunis – having had declared himself impossible to blindside and vowing to quit before he could be voted out, after he ran out of goodwill, thanks to insulting almost everyone at Mindanao. His declaration to his tribe that he was effectively bored and wanted to leave meant a reprieve for Annalize, who would almost certainly have been voted out, otherwise. Having taken pains to teach his fellow Castaways how to spell his name correctly for the Tribal Council vote, they gleefully set about finding ways to deliberately misspell it – a parting shot, to irk him.

At Luzon, Josie’s tentative search for the Hidden Immunity Idol cost her dearly as Werner spotted the clue inscribed on the top of the day bed and scooped up the Idol at the first opportunity – ironically, while Josie was having an ill-fated discussion with Toni on the opposite endof the beach about voting the Pastor out. Jeanne saw Werner unearth the Idol – now the second in his possession, after he picked one up at the balance beam challenge – but he brushed off her offer to keep it safe in her own bag. He then shared the news of his find with tight ally Toni, cementing her resolve to stick with him and spurn Josie’s advances.

Pre-challenge, life at Visayas had been hotting up for Tom as Chané expressed her anger that he’d played his Hidden Immunity Idol to save himself at the previous Tribal Council – when he’d previously said he’d play it for her, when she needed it. Seeing her chances of survival as 50/50, she made overtures to Vusi and Palesa and offered to unite with them to send him home, declaring that “the Tom ship is sinking –  and he’s sinking it himself”. This, after Palesa and Tom had hugged it out after last week’s Tribal Council and talked about uniting to take the tribe forward.

When Mindanao and Luzon converged for Tribal Council, the result seemed a foregone conclusion with Marthunis having declared his desire to depart the blue tribe and Josie out of favour at the reds. Survivor is a funny old game though, and after questioning Marthunis about his decision, Nico Panagio told him he could leave if he wanted to – denying him a ceremonial torch snuff – and declared that the vote would go ahead for both tribes, putting a previously-comfortable Annalize right back in the Mindanao firing line.

The two tribes duly voted, but once Nico read out the Luzon result – with three votes against Josie – he told them they’d voted her out of their tribe, but not the game. He invited her up to the plinth and ordered her to hand over her Luzon buff, replacing it with a Mindanao one and sending her across to her new tribe. Annalize had picked up three Mindanao votes, and Nico gave her the same instruction – switching her blue Mindanao buff for the red of Luzon. As if that hadn’t set the cat firmly amongst the Tribal pigeons, Josie and Annalize were offered the chance to bring one of their former tribe members across to their new tribe. Josie chose Toni and Annalize picked Katinka, meaning that Mindanao now comprises: Josie, Toni, Tevin & PK, while the Luzon members are now Werner, Jeanne, Katinka & Annalize. Ironically, that still leaves both Josie and Annalize in the minority their new tribes, with the original ‘Mindanao Strong’ bloc dominating both, 3-1.

The new tribes left the Tribal Council area with Nico’s final words ringing in their ears: “You never grow complacent and you never give up”. Tune in to Survivor South Africa: Philippines next week (Thursday 14 June, 19:00 on M-Net 101) to see if Josie and Annalize can break the Mindanao stranglehold in their new tribes – and if unity at Visayas can possibly last.

Survivor fans can also have great fun online. For the first time ever, M-Net has created a Virtual Reality experience for fans of the show. By simply logging on to www.mnet.tv/survivorsa viewers can click through to a full 360 degree experience of the Survivor SA islands, living areas as well as each challenge site as the weeks progress. Fans can now see and experience the surroundings of the exotic Philippines exactly as the Survivor contestants did, and stumble upon some clues along the way that could put them in line to win some great prizes while doing so!

Survivor SA is powered by the Huawei P20 Pro and is produced by Afrokaans Film and TV.

The show is also available on DStv Catch-Up and Catch-Up Plus within 24 hours.

Survivor SA: Philippines Episode 4 teaser M-Net 101, Thursday 24 May at 19:00

When Luzon finally snapped their challenge losing streak and Mindanao intentionally found themselves a tribe member lighter after Stacey-Lee departed last week, the castaways thought the game was wide open. But just when alliance lines were being solidified and a pecking order was emerging, host Nico Panagio uttered the phrase: ‘Drop Your Buffs’ – throwing the castaways into turmoil.

The new dawn – thanks to a first in Survivor South Africa history – will test friendships, stretch alliances to breaking point and offer some castaways a way back into the game, while others will have to scramble to re-establish themselves.

Will Mindanao embrace or expel a livid Marthunis after his alliance publicly dropped him at Tribal Council last week? Will the inspired Luzon find a new gear and even the tribal numbers themselves? Tune in to Survivor SA: Philippines this Thursday at 19:00 on M-Net 101.

While fans of the show enjoy all the action in the episode, there are also some magnificent prizes up for grabs on the Survivor SA: Philippines website:

•    A Huawei P20 Pro phone valued at R15 499.
•    A Cape Union Mart voucher valued at R10 000.
•    A delicious Steers Wacky Wednesdays voucher for one year, valued at R2800.

All you have to do is to go to www.mnet.tv/survivorsa and answer the weekly quiz question. Every entry then also goes into the draw for the grand prize of a tropical island holiday experience for four, brought to you by Cathay Pacific and Club Med. And, if you’d like to earn additional points, explore the island and find the Huawei P20 Pro phone in our 360 VR experience.

Survivor South Africa: Philippines is also streamed live on DStv Now and available on DStv Catch Up within 24 hours of the live show. You can also catch the repeat on Sunday afternoons at 17:00 on M-Net Channel 101.

Survivor SA is powered by the Huawei P20 Pro and is produced by Afrokaans Film and TV.

Survivor South Africa: Philippines | Overconfidence Spills Mindanao Blood in the Water

(18 May 2018) Mindanao’s Stacey-Lee became the third castaway voted off Survivor South Africa: Philippines tonight (17 May) after her tribe deliberately lost this week’s Immunity Challenge, to voluntarily book their first visit to Tribal Council.

United only in their desire to rid themselves of a tribe member – Jeanne or Marthunis, depending on which alliance was discussing matters – Mindanao delivered an almost comically half-hearted Immunity Challenge performance to intentionally spare Luzon a third consecutive trip to Tribal Council. But Stacey-Lee, disheartened by the tribulations of island life, diverted their attention from their seemingly-concrete plan. By telling them she was ill, she hoped to pick up enough frustration-driven votes to send her home. Yet, not everyone believed that she was telling the truth.

At the fiery Tribal Council, Stacey’s move did expose Marthunis’s true position in the game, however. Courted by the ‘boys’ as a necessary evil to help neutralize the “girls’ alliance”, it became clear that he wasn’t as safe as he expected to be, when his supposed ally Werner told Nico that the Investment Advisor was probably lucky that Stacey-Lee had effectively asked to leave the game.

In the end, five votes for Stacey-Lee were enough to send her packing, while a surprised Werner received two votes and Jeanne one – showing that Mindanao are facing as much of a battle internally, as they are against Luzon and the game itself.

Having intentionally weakened their tribe and drawn some very public battle lines, Mindanao left Tribal Council in a chaotic state.

While they ‘threw’ the Immunity Challenge, there was nothing voluntary about Mindanao’s defeat to Luzon in the Reward Challenge, with Werner and Palesa on high alert on the back of detail contained in the Hidden Immunity Idol clues they’d found earlier. The entire Luzon tribe had crossed the balance beam and celebrated their first challenge win of the season before Mindanao had managed to get a single member to safety, with both tribes distracted by the presence of small packages under each platform.

Werner and Palesa had the heads-up in terms of what to look for, but almost everyone spotted the packages as they rowed their tribes’ rafts towards the challenge area. Werner, overhearing Jeanne and Stacey-Lee hatching a plan to claim the package under the Mindanao platform, took a flying leap off the balance beam to grab it himself. As he clambered back on to the platform, he told Tevin he’d collected an Idol and when Stacey-Lee told him: “Werner, I saw that”, he said: “Everyone saw it”.

While Palesa had multiple opportunities to collect the Immunity Idol under the Luzon platform herself, she decided to play it cool – but her hands-off strategy cost her when Tom lost his patience and shouted to Chané to reach under the platform and pocket the package.

The public nature of both Immunity Idol retrievals sparked two different approaches back on the tribes’ islands: Werner declared in front of everyone at Mindanao that he had an Idol and that it was to be used to help get the bulk of the tribe to Merge. At Luzon, Tom unsubtly lead Chané off to the well so she could hand over the package, leaving Ace, Palesa and Josie to whisper about it at camp. Having their hands on an Immunity Idol comes as a welcome boost to Tom, Chané and Annalize – the former ‘Big Five’, who’d become a minority threesome after Ace’s flip-flop cost Neil his place in the game last week.

Tune in to Survivor South Africa: Philippines next week (24 May) to see if Mindanao can find their way back, or if Luzon can capitalise on the turmoil.

Survivor fans can also have great fun online. For the first time ever, M-Net has created a Virtual Reality experience for fans of the show. By simply logging on to www.mnet.tv/survivorsa viewers can click through to a full 360 degree experience of the Survivor SA islands, living areas as well as each challenge site as the weeks progress. Fans can now see and experience the surroundings of the exotic Philippines exactly as the Survivor contestants did, and stumble upon some clues along the way that could put them in line to win some great prizes while doing so!

Survivor SA is powered by the Huawei P20 Pro and is produced by Afrokaans Film and TV.

The show is also available on DStv Catch-Up and Catch-Up Plus within 24 hours.

Newly-elected Tribe Captain exits Survivor SA without being voted off White rock spells the end for Luzon’s Neil

 

In an ironic twist, 55 year-old HR Executive Neil’s stay on M-Net’s Survivor South Africa: Philippines came to a dramatic end tonight (10 May) as a tie-breaking draw of rocks at Tribal Council saw him eliminated, moments after being unanimously elected as tribe Luzon’s leader.

Luzon, divided, couldn’t separate Josie and Annalize after two rounds of voting at their second consecutive Tribal Council, with Survivor rules dictating that the only way to break a stalemate was to draw rocks. The tribe member drawing the only white rock from the bag would become the next to be eliminated from the show. Having drawn rocks, the contestants turned their palms skywards and unfurled their fingers in unison to reveal their fate, with Neil raising his other arm in acknowledgement to become the second castaway to head home this season – and break the ‘Big Five’ alliance wide open.

Neil had only just found himself unwittingly elected as Luzon’s leader after Nico offered the tribe members the chance to select a captain, after consensus was that the tribe had ‘too many chiefs’. Prophetically, when asked if he felt safe now that he had been elected as a leader, he said ‘There are many different types of blindside, and this could be one of them”.

Luzon found themselves at their second Tribal Council after losing their fourth consecutive challenge to steamrollering Mindanao – low on morale, short on food and without fire for four days, until Tom finally mastered the flint.

Flexing their majority muscle after losing the Tribal Immunity challenge, the Big Five – Tom, Neil, Annalize, Chané and Ace – had agreed that Josie was to be the next to go. Palesa, having earlier picked up a clue to a hidden Immunity Idol, decided to make a drastic play and revealed her discovery to minority alliance members Josie and Vusi. She detailed her plan to play on Ace’s insecurities by showing him that she had a clue – bearing more than a passing resemblance to an Immunity Idol package – just before departing for Tribal Council, in a bid to shift the elimination odds closer to 50/50 than the 90/10 the trio were up against at that stage.

As a fourth vote for Annalize was revealed to tie her tally with Josie’s at Tribal Council, the success of Palesa’s plan was confirmed, with Ace again having a dramatic impact on the result of the vote after being prompted by Josie at camp to ‘be the lion’ in the Big Five and take control of his destiny.

Despite Mindanao having it all their own way at both Reward and Immunity Challenges thus far, all is far from rosy on their beach. To break the “girls” alliance, the guys decided to bringing outsider Marthunis, who had been everyone’s first choice to go home, into their circle. But can they be trusted?

Tune in to Survivor South Africa: Philippines again next week (17 May at 19:00) to see if Luzon can break their losing streak, and just how long the Mindanao majority’s newfound patience with Marthunis, lasts.

Survivor fans can also have great fun online. For the first time ever, M-Net has created a Virtual Reality experience for fans of the show. By simply logging on to www.mnet.tv/survivorsa viewers can click through to a full 360 degree experience of the Survivor SA islands, living areas as well as each challenge site as the weeks progress. Fans can now see and experience the surroundings of the exotic Philippines exactly as the Survivor contestants did, and stumble upon some clues along the way that could put them in line to win some great prizes while doing so!

Survivor SA is powered by the Huawei P20 Pro and is produced by Afrokaans Film and TV.

The show is also available on DStv Catch-Up and Catch-Up Plus within 24 hours.

Survivor SA: Philippines episode 2 teaser M-Net 101, ‪Thursday 10 May at 19:00‬

If viewers thought that the first Tribal Council vote was a shocker, they’re in for a huge surprise this week in the second episode of Survivor South Africa: Philippines.  Ace’s swing vote of last week, resulting in strategist Seamus’ departure, was just an appetiser for the drama that’s about to play off when the tribe who loses the Immunity Challenge has their date with host Nico Panagio. Will tribe Mindanao, whose members have already been conniving, lying and even eating hidden Immunity Idol clues, say goodbye to someone? Or will Luzon pay their second visit in a row to Tribal Council?

“It’s been clear from the start that the castaways in the latest South African season of the hit series, mean business, “ says M-Net’s Head of Publicity Lani Lombard. “They’re devious and daring – all in the name of the game –  and will do what it takes to ensure that they end up as the show’s Sole Survivor. But then all Survivor fans also know that anything can happen at any time and that you have to think on your feet, day and night, despite being confronted with the elements and creatures of nature.”

This week’s Reward Challenge requires some serious team work and the winning tribe have a choice when it comes to the booty they want to take back to camp – and the tribe with the best communication skills may have the upper hand at the Immunity Challenge.

While fans of the show enjoy all the action in the episode, there are also some magnificent prizes up for grabs on the Survivor SA: Philippines website:

•    A Huawei P20 Pro phone valued at R15 499.
•    A Cape Union Mart voucher valued at R10 000.
•    A delicious Steers Wacky Wednesdays voucher for one year, valued at R2800.

All you have to do is to go to www.mnet.tv/survivorsa and answer the weekly quiz question. Every entry then also goes into the draw for the grand prize of a tropical island holiday experience for four, brought to you by Cathay Pacific and Club Med. And, if you’d like to earn additional points, explore the island and find the Huawei P20 Pro phone in our 360 VR experience.

Survivor South Africa: Philippines is also streamed live on DStv Now and available on DStv Catch Up within 24 hours of the live show. You can also catch the repeat on Sunday afternoons at 17:00 on M-Net Channel 101.

Survivor SA is powered by the Huawei P20 Pro and is produced by Afrokaans Film and TV.

Shock result: Strategist Seamus is the first castaway to be voted off Survivor South Africa: Philippines

(photo: copyright Survivor South Africa)

An “Ace” up some tribe members’ sleeves resulted in a surprise tribal council result in the very first strategy-packed and fast-paced episode of Survivor South Africa Philippines. Even though he played the South African version of the “greatest game on Earth” with gusto right from the moment he set foot on the island, property broker Seamus Holmes (25) from Durban, became the first castaway to be voted off this season at tribal council.

Being an unapologetic villain, strategist and super fan of the Survivor worldwide franchise, Seamus planned to tell lies and orchestrate blindsides aplenty. Little did he know how his fellow Survivors would turn his craving for chaos into his own demise.

When his tribe, Luzon, lost the immunity challenge – and the reward of fire – to tribe Mindanao, everything was going Seamus’s way. Friendly “misfit” and down-to-earth guy-next-door Ace was the tribe’s obvious target after he and adventure camp manager Tom didn’t live up to their expectations during the fire- making challenge. In a genius move at the time, Seamus then started to plot against Tom, whom he quickly identified as a master of playing the social side of the game.

It seemed as if everyone was buying into the plan to blindside Tom. In the meantime, however, Tom’s friend Chané, who believed that it was not Tom’s time to go yet, persuaded her bestie Annalize that they had what it took to give Seamus a little bit of his own medicine – blindsiding HIM! To pull this off they had to tell Tom about Seamus’s strategy and in an unforeseen chain of events, Tom decided to confront the puppet master. That left the tribe divided with a group forming around Tom and others sticking to Seamus’ alliance. The tables were now turned as the man at the top of the pack of cards – the swing vote whose decision at tribal council would seal either Tom or Seamus’ fate – was now none other than the tribe’s initial target, Ace.

Did the fact that Tom consoled an emotional and conflicted Ace the evening before, advising him to follow his heart,play a role when Ace wrote Seamus’s name down? Or is Ace perhaps outsmarting his tribe mates from the get-go too? Only time will tell…

“The turn of events in this week’s Survivor SA just shows once again that everything is unpredictable on the island and that anything can happen at any time in this game,” says M-Net’s Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard. “These castaways all desperately want to win the game they love and will go to great lenghts to become the Sole Survivor. It’s going to be an explosive series.”

While the Luzon tribe was plotting and scheming before their first tribal council, life was just as eventful at tribe Mindanao. One castaway killed a snake, another told all kinds of untruths and the search for a hidden immunity idol began immediately.

While the intrigue will continue next week Thursday at 19:00 on M-Net 101, Survivor fans can also have great fun online. For the first time ever, M-Net has created a Virtual Reality experience for fans of the show. By simply logging on towww.mnet.tv/survivorsa viewers can click through to a full 360 degree experience of the Survivor SA islands, living areas as well as each challenge site as the weeks progress. Fans can now see and experience the surroundings of the exotic Philippines exactly as

the Survivor contestants did, and stumble upon some clues along the way that could put them in line to win some great prizes while doing so!

Survivor SA is powered by the Huawei P20 Pro and is produced by Afrokaans Film and TV. The show is also available on Dstv Catch-Up and Catch-Up Plus.