'Survivor South Africa: Immunity Island': Series Boosts Wild Coast Economy by R10m

'Survivor South Africa: Immunity Island': Series Boosts Wild Coast Economy by R10m

- The new season of Survivor South Africa will premier on Thursday night and the viewers of the show can't wait to watch it

- The eighth season of the series titled South Africa: Immunity Island created jobs for Wild Coast locals and boosted the region's economy by over R10 million

- Locals who had never worked on a TV set were employed as carpenters, drivers and set builders, among other jobs, when the show was filmed for the first time in SA

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The eighth season of Survivor South Africa: Immunity Island is set to premier on Thursday night, 3 June. The new season is the first-ever to be filmed in Mzansi.

The decision to film the epic show on home soil on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape boosted the region's economy by over R10 million. It also resulted in job creation for the locals.

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'survivor South Africa: Immunity Island': Series Boosts Wild Coast Economy by R10m
'Survivor South Africa: Immunity Island' is set to premiere on Thursday night. Image: @survivor_sa
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In a statement, creative producer and series director, Lerox Botha, revealed that locals who had never worked on a TV set before were employed as carpenters, set builders, production assistants and drivers, among other jobs.

Botha added that Survivor South Africa: Immunity Island is going to put the Wild Coast – and the Eastern Cape – on the global map for other Survivor territories to possibly use the area as a location.

Produced by Afrokaans, the show will once more be hosted by Nico Panagio. The series will premiere on DStv Channel 101 on Thursday night.

The viewers of the show took to its Instagram page to share that they can't wait for the new season to start. Check out some of their comments below:

gubblet2 said:

"And so it begins!"

@taupalesavoice wrote:

"Can't wait."

oelof87 commented:

"Living for it. I did outlast the long wait."

nooreen.adams wrote:

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"So excited."

tristannienaber said:

"I am so ready for this!!"

cassidyleemiller added:

"Finally. Cannot wait to see this cast in action!"

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Jafta Mamabolo makes big moves

In other news, Briefly News reported that Jafta Mamabolo is making big moves in the film and television industry. The former Generations actor has just released his first movie. The star co-directed, wrote and also acted in the new film titled Freedom.

Jafta took to social media a few days ago to share his great news with his fans. The media personality shared that the movie is now streaming on DStv's Box-Office. He captioned his post:

"I made a movie, y’all!!!! #Freedom now exclusively on @dstvza Box-Office! Beeeeen waiting to say this. Please go watch and support!"

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