A new property-themed reality TV show will take to South Africans’ screens on the 16th of June.
Listing Jozi will showcase the City of Gold like never before by following five high-end realty brokers from Johannesburg as they traverse the complicated yet enticing landscape of real estate to successfully list and sell multimillion rand houses in Jozi’s affluent suburbs and surroundings.
The series will feature some of Jozi’s finest and most opulent suburbs including Waterfall, Dainfern, Morningside, Hyde Park, Stathavon and Sandton in the centre financial district, to Meyersdal in Johannesburg South and everywhere in between, with properties ranging from apartments in the mid-R5 millions to spectacular mansions of over R45 million. The show will also feature a host of influential buyers and sellers including successful business personas, local sports stars, celebrities, and property moguls who will all try to get the best value for their money in the current financial climate.
Viewers will share in the journey of Lara Nathan (Pam Golding Properties), Ryan Kwan (Law Real Estate), Jabulile Mazibuko (Law Real Estate), Edgar Leopoldo Nche (Law Real Estate) and Grahame Diedericks (Lew Geffen | Sotheby’s International Realty).
Produced by AlternaTV, reality television producers Nico Nel and Trevor Kaplan have been carving out a niche genre for themselves under the AlternaTV banner over the past five years, having played various creative and co-production roles in local reality television shows like High Alert (CBS Reality) and Rumble & Hum (CBS Reality). The pair jumped at the opportunity to create South Africa’s first reality property show when the opportunity presented itself at the end of 2019.
“This is our very first, solely owned and produced reality show that we are immensely proud of. As if 2020 could not have been any more challenging, we decided to venture even further down the rabbit hole of financial uncertainties and continued to commit to and produced a first of its kind, entertaining glimpse into the lives of some of Joburg’s biggest names in the real estate game”, says Nel.
“We are extremely fortunate to have crossed paths with a handful of very talented and successful agents for this season of Listing Jozi, as each brings a truly unique dynamic to the show”, Kaplan adds.
Pierre Cloete, Commercial Director for Branded Services, Sub-Saharan Africa at BBC Studios says: “Listing Jozi is a fantastic addition to BBC Lifestyle, joining our fresh line-up of local content every Wednesday. With an exclusive peek into some of Jozi’s high-end homes, humour, and lots of hustle, I’m thrilled to be working with AlternaTV to bring their brilliant production to audiences in South Africa”.
Justin Hardman, Executive Producer for the show, believes that the growing demand for South African content is because our country and its people are extremely diverse and that our content travels well to other parts of the continent, and as such Listing Jozi is celebrating exactly that.
“We have started pre-production on Listing Cape Town and hope to share that journey with the world very soon,” Hardman concludes.
Be sure to tune in to the premiere of Listing Jozi on Wednesday, the 16th of June 2021 at 20:00pm on BBC Lifestyle DStv channel 174, with new episodes every Wednesday at 20:00pm.