What Is Big Brother Mzansi All About?

Big Brother Mzansi is a South African reality TV show based on the popular Big Brother worldwide format. It chronicles the everyday activities of a group of people while they are all housed together.

Cameras and microphones are installed in the house to monitor their activities on a 24/7 basis, and viewers follow the daily routines of these competitors and choose the competition’s winner by casting votes for them. M-Net and Endemol are the producers of Big Brother Mzansi. MultiChoice is the owner of the South African TV station M-Net (Electronic Media Network).

When Did Big Brother Mzansi Start?

Big Brother Mzansi started in 2001 and was titled Big Brother South Africa. The show’s second season premiered in 2002, and both seasons were presented by Mark Pilgrim and helmed by Leon Coetzer.

In 2014, Big Brother Mzansi was introduced as the new name for the reality TV program. Lungile Radu, a new presenter, as well as M-Net’s Mzansi Magic, a new production network, were introduced. 2015 saw the premiere of the second season of the show.

Big Brother Mzansi returned for a third season in 2022 after a six-year break, much to the delight of the show’s followers. Lawrence Maleka was unveiled as its new presenter when it premiered on January 23, 2022. The reality TV show eventually ran from January 23, 2022, to April 3, 2022.

Who is Big Brother Mzansi in Person?

South African content director Sifiso Makhubu is believed to be Big Brother Mzansi in person. Viewers of the show figured this out after putting two and two together.

They achieved this by transcribing the voice-over actor’s old Twitter message and matching Big Brother’s voice to it. Sifiso has held a variety of roles in the South African entertainment industry for more than 17 years. In addition to being a content director, he is also a voice actor, businessman, and investor.

The infamous reality series Big Brother South Africa/Mzansi, which Sifiso voiced for a record seven seasons, and the National Lottery, which he voiced for two years, are among his professional highlights.

How to Enter Big Brother Mzansi Competition

To enter the Big Brother Mzansi competition, you must meet certain criteria, which includes;

  • You must be at least 21 years of age.
  • You must be a South African citizen or permanent resident of South Africa.
  • You must be in possession of a valid identity document.
  • You must be in excellent physical and mental health
  • You must also film a two-minute video telling the producers about yourself and why you should be in the Big Brother mansion for that season.

What Happens During Big Brother Mzansi Auditions?

The Big Brother auditions give the show’s producers a chance to meet thousands of potential contestants, and they end up choosing a vibrant group of people who are articulate, interesting, can show enthusiasm for the project, and are willing to share their most private thoughts in front of a large audience of strangers.

Only those who can withstand spending 100 days in a house full of cameras under extraordinary conditions are chosen during auditions.

During the Big Brother Mzansi auditions, potential housemates must record two-minute videos in landscape orientation on a cellphone. Each person’s name, email address, and phone number are listed in the two-minute recordings.

In the video, these hopefuls talk about their personalities, jobs, skills, origins, and other fascinating details. After watching these films during auditions, producers make their decisions.

Successful candidates are contacted via email and asked to make themselves accessible for a second audition and perhaps a video interview. All semi-finalist contestants who have been chosen by the producers for an interview are required to arrive in Johannesburg at the appointed hour.

In addition, contestants must complete psychological and health questionnaires, undergo a physical evaluation in Johannesburg that includes blood and urine tests, and sign a confidentiality agreement (including immediate family members).

The contestants must also submit additional paperwork, such as a birth document, passport, and medical history form. Only those competitors who advance to the final round are shown to the audience.

How Long Does Big Brother Mzansi Last?

Big Brother Mzansi usually lasts between 70 to 72 days. In the course of the show, viewers are treated to explosive drama, and housemates are progressively eliminated until the final day of the show, when the winner emerges.

Additionally, contestants participate in challenges and varieties of games where the winner is named Head of House and granted immunity from elimination. They also get to have more fun at the parties held in the house each week.

Who Has the Big Brother Mzansi Voice?

Big Brother Mzansi is voiced by Sifiso Makhubu. His voice is dark, sultry, smooth, and commanding.

Over the years, he has done lucrative voice-over jobs in a variety of areas, including sports, education, lifestyle, and even government public service announcements, thanks to his exceptional voice.

Although Housemates are led to think they are speaking to one Big Brother, there are actually multiple Big Brothers. According to sources, whenever housemates want to talk, they are typically connected to a producer whose voice is post-produced to sound like the real Big Brother.

This makes a lot of sense as viewers have always wondered for years how one person can work nonstop for 24 hours.

Where is Big Brother Mzansi House Located?

Big Brother Mzansi’s house is in Sasani Studios in Johannesburg, according to reports. The home is where the housemates reside and where the shows are typically broadcast.

Big Brother Mzansi housemates who are eliminated from the show exit the house right away.


Which Channel is Big Brother Mzansi?

Big Brother Mzansi airs on DStv channels 198 and 161 (Mzansi Magic), including the live eviction shows and weekly highlights.

How to Vote on Big Brother Mzansi

Voting on Big Brother Mzansi takes place on various platforms. These include:

  • Big Brother website
  • The mobile site
  • The MyDStv app (DStv subscribers) only.

To vote on the website, mobile site, and app, you will need to register with your name, surname, year of birth, gender, location, and cell phone number before or during the voting round.

Voting on the Big Brother Website

You must be a registered voter to successfully vote for your preferred candidate on the Big Brother website. So to begin:

  • Visit https://mzansimagic.tv/bigbrother
  • Click on the Vote menu item.
  • Click on Login and enter your cell phone number in the international format e.g., +27731234567
  • Enter your chosen password.
  • Select your favorite Housemate.
  • Enter your number of votes and cast your vote by clicking VOTE.
  • Votes on the website are limited to 100 votes per user.


  • Website votes are free.
  • Data costs apply.

If you are not a registered voter, this is how to register on the Big Brother Mzansi website:

  • Visit https://mzansimagic.tv/bigbrother
  • Click on the Vote menu item.
  • Click on Register, and enter your name, surname, year of birth, gender, location, and cellphone in the international format e.g., +27731234567, and your preferred password.
  • You will receive an OTP (One-Time Pin) via SMS.
  • Enter your OTP
  • Once registered, you will be able to vote.
  • Select your favorite Housemate.


  • Website votes are free.
  • Data costs apply.

Voting on the Big Brother Mzansi website

You can start voting by:

  • Visiting https://mzansimagic.tv/bigbrother
  • Click on the Vote menu item.
  • Click on Login and enter your cell phone number in the international format e.g., +27731234567.
  • Enter your chosen password
  • Select your favorite housemate.
  • Enter your number of votes and cast your vote by clicking VOTE.


  • Votes on the mobile site are limited to 100 votes per user.
  • Mobile site votes are free.
  • Data costs apply.

How to vote via the MyDStv App (DStv subscribers with eligible rewards levels only)

  • Download the MyDStv App from the Google Play Store or the Apple Store.
  • Log into the app by entering your email or mobile number and password.
  • Once you’ve logged into your MyDStv app, look for the “Rewards” menu item on the bottom menu.
  • Select your available Rewards and click on the Big Brother Mzansi Card
  • You must be an active MyDStv subscriber on one of the eligible rewards levels to receive your additional votes
  • Click on “Vote Now” and follow the instructions to cast your vote.


  • Voters get additional votes with the MyDStv App.
  • These additional votes are awarded based on their reward level.
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