Between 01 November and 31 January 2019, Vodacom clients can make use of the #zerobucksgiven campaign to gain free access to Showmax. Offering a total of 15GB free Showmax data, the campaign waives the usual subscription fee of R99. Once the free data has been used up, viewers can always buy more to top up. With free access to the viewing library including series, movie and kids programmes, the campaign is a great way to enjoy the festive season. And given that four seasons of Idris Elba’s award-winning show, Luther, are available, you can binge watch to your heart’s content.
In the series, Elba plays the role of Luther – a brilliant but emotionally impulsive detective who hunts down murderers. Elba has received critical acclaim for playing John Luther, with awards including a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and NAACP Image Award.
If you want to get up to date with local programming, here are 3 South African produced shows you’ll also be able to watch for free during the #zerobucksgiven campaign:
Behind the Story: As an actress Pearl Thusi loves a good story. And with this show, she gets to uncover the backgrounds of some of the countries most interesting personalities. Guests include Dineo Ranaka, DJ Sbu and Nonhle Thema
The Big Secret: Merging a documentary style format with real life stories, the series is hosted by Khanyi Mbau. In each episode, she helps people reveal their secrets and hopefully find the peace for which they’ve been longing.
Greed & Desire: Airing Mondays to Thursdays on Mzansi Magic, this telenovela features leading local actors such as Thato Molamu and Nthati Moshesh. With every episode uploaded on Showmax, you can either start from the beginning or hop about between your favourite scenes you may have watched already.