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Survivor South Africa: Immunity Island is the eighth season of Survivor South Africa.

Production

The season was officially announced in December 8, 2019, with the applications being open immediately and the deadline to submit applications being January 20, 2020.

This season will see the return of veteran host Nico Panagio and was planned to air on M-Net 101 in the second half of 2020[3] but production was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.[4] According to M-Net and Afrokaans, imposed travel restrictions forced production to film the season in an area in South Africa itself described as a "COVID-19-safe bubble - a place of isolation, deprivation and deception."[5]

In addition, Network Ten, the network that airs Australian Survivor, would make this season's episodes available for Australian viewers on their on demand service. Episodes would be aired the following day after the South African broadcast, at 9am.[6]

Twists/Changes

  • Tribes Selected by Random Draw: Rather than the tribes being pre-determined by production, the tribes are decided by a random draw. The men and women would draw from different bags, with each bag containing five parcels of orange and green Buffs.
  • Immunity Island: After an Immunity Challenge, one member from the losing tribe will be exiled to Immunity Island for the afternoon where that player will be given an Immunity Necklace and an offer to compete in a solo challenge for an advantage in the game. Accepting the challenge will allow the player to keep the Immunity Necklace for themselves in the upcoming Tribal Council but at the cost of their vote, while declining the challenge will allow the player to return back to camp immediately and vote at Tribal Council, but will have to pass the Immunity Necklace to someone else, or it will lose its power in that Tribal Council. [7] Further, a clue to their tribe's Hidden Immunity Idol is available on Immunity Island for them to find.
  • Diplomatic Immunity: After the Reward Challenge on Day 2, the representatives sent for the challenge would earn Diplomatic Immunity, represented by a bracelet. At any point if their tribe loses an Immunity Challenge, the castaway may invoke their Diplomatic Immunity by handing the bracelet to Nico, at the cost of that player transferring to the other tribe.
  • Hidden Immunity Idol: Hidden Immunity Idols are hidden around each camp site, with clues available to find while on Immunity Island. In addition, another Hidden Immunity Idol can be found at Tribal Council. The castaway who finds this idol may leave it in its hiding place at Tribal Council until the player decides to play it.
  • Double Tribal Council: On Day 13, both tribes were forced to attend Tribal Council separately to vote out one of their own.
  • Tribal Council Pass: Known as the "Safety Without Power" advantage in the American version, its owner may leave Tribal Council before the vote. The player cannot vote, but cannot be voted for. The advantage can be played until there are seven players left. The advantage is transferable.
  • Tied Destinies: The final ten survivors were randomly divided into pairs. For the rest of the episode, the castaways' fate were linked to their partner: the challenges were competed in pairs and an entire pair was voted out.
  • Juror Removal: Whoever won the Final 4 Immunity Challenge would also be allowed to select one juror to be permanently removed from the Jury.

Castaways

Contestant Tribe Affiliation Finish Votes
Against
Original Tribe First
Switched Tribe
Second
Switched Tribe
Merged Tribe
ZAS8 jason t.png Jason Brookstein
27, Johannesburg, GP
Structural Engineering Draughtsman
Zamba 1st Voted Out
Day 3
7
ZAS8 pinty t.png Pinty Nkanjeni
30, Cape Town, WC
Freelancer
Vuna 2nd Voted Out
Day 6
6
ZAS8 mike t.png Mike Laws
32, Cape Town, WC
Lawyer
Vuna Zamba 3rd Voted Out
Day 8
7
ZAS8 paul t.png Paul Cupido
29, Johannesburg, GP
Aftercare Teacher
Vuna Zamba 4th Voted Out
Day 11
5
ZAS8 thoriso t.png Thoriso M-Afrika
36, Kariega, EC
Marketing Officer
Zamba Vuna 5th Voted Out
Day 13
2
ZAS8 carla t.png Carla Gubb
29, Cape Town, WC
Corporate Sales Executive
Vuna Zamba 6th Voted Out
Day 13
6
ZAS8 dino t.png Dino Paulo
30, Johannesburg, GP
Live Escape Game Owner
Zamba Vuna Zamba 7th Voted Out
Day 16
4
ZAS8 qiean t.png Qieän Wang
35, Cape Town, WC
Self-employed
Zamba Vuna Zamba 8th Voted Out
Day 18
6
ZAS8 marisha t.png Marisha du Plessis
35, Tulbagh, WC
Guest House Owner
Zamba Vuna Vuna Osindile 9th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 21
4
ZAS8 shaun t.png Shaun Wilson
40, Cape Town, WC
I.T. Business Owner
Zamba Zamba Vuna 10th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 23
6
ZAS8 renier t.png Renier Louwrens
30, Secunda, MP
Chemical Engineer
Zamba Vuna Vuna 11th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 26
6
ZAS8 amy t.png Amy Eliason
33, Johannesburg, GP
Corporate Lawyer
Zamba Zamba Vuna Eliminated
4th Jury Member
Day 26
0
ZAS8 anesu t.png Anesu Mbizvo
29, Johannesburg, GP
Doctor/Vegan Lifestyle Entrepreneur
Vuna Vuna Vuna 12th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 28
5
ZAS8 wardah t.png Wardah Hartley
39, Johannesburg, GP
Yoga Instructor
Vuna Zamba Zamba 13th Voted Out
Removed from Jury
Day 30
10
ZAS8 santoni t.png Santoni Engelbrecht
39, Strand, WC
Online Business Owner
Vuna Zamba Zamba Eliminated
6th Jury Member
Day 33
9
ZAS8 kiran t.png Kiran Naidoo
29, Johannesburg, GP
Strategy Consultant
Vuna Vuna Zamba 14th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 35
5
ZAS8 tyson t.png Tyson Zulu
24, Johannesburg, GP
Entrepreneur
Vuna Vuna Zamba 15th Voted Out
8th Jury Member
Day 37
14
ZAS8 chappies t.png Chappies Chapman
32, Centurion, GP
Transformation Coach
Vuna Zamba Vuna 16th Voted Out
9th Jury Member
Day 38
10
ZAS8 anela t.png Anela Majozi
25, Durban, KZN
Math Educator
Zamba Zamba Zamba Runner-Up 4
ZAS8 nicole t.png Nicole Wilmans
26, Somerset West, WC
Digital Marketing Manager
Zamba Vuna Vuna Sole Survivor 3

Season Summary

Episode Air Date Challenges Exiled Eliminated
(Vote)
Finish
Reward Immunity
1 "Nothing Unites Like a Common Enemy" June 3, 2021 Zamba1,3 Dino2 Thoriso Jason
(7-2)
1st Voted Out
Day 3
Vuna1,3
Vuna3 Vuna
2 "I Can Go 'Bos'... No Pun!" June 10, 2021 Zamba Zamba Santoni Pinty
(6-2-1)
2nd Voted Out
Day 6
3 "Always Be Closing"[8] June 17, 2021 Zamba4 Vuna Amy Mike
(5-3)
3rd Voted Out
Day 8
Vuna4
4 "Gloat or Vote" June 24, 2021 Vuna Vuna Carla Paul
(5-2-1)
4th Voted Out
Day 11
5 "Collateral Damage" July 1, 2021 Vuna None Anesu Thoriso
(2-1-0)5
5th Voted Out
Day 13
Carla
(5-2)
6th Voted Out
Day 13
6 "Control the Flow" July 8, 2021 Vuna6 Vuna Anela Dino
(4-0)5
7th Voted Out
Day 16
7 "Look Behind You" July 15, 2021 Vuna7 Anela Qieän
(4-1)
8th Voted Out
Day 18
8 "Here for a Good Time" July 22, 2021 None Kiran Tyson Marisha
(4-0)5,8
9th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 21
9 "A Deal with the Devil" July 29, 2021 Amy,
Chappies,
Renier,
Tyson,
Wardah
[Santoni]9
Kiran Wardah Shaun
(6-5)
10th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 23
10 "Tied Destinies" August 5, 2021 Anela, Nicole7 None Renier
(6-4)
11th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 26
[Amy,
Renier]
Amy
(No Vote)10
Eliminated
4th Jury Member
Day 26
11 "Brownie Points Are Everything" August 12, 2021 Chappies,
Nicole,
Tyson,
Wardah
Chappies Santoni Anesu
(5-2)
12th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 28
12 "All in a Day's Work" August 19, 2021 Survivor
Auction
Chappies Nicole Wardah
(2-0)5,12
13th Voted Out
Removed from Jury
Day 30
13 "A Very Weird Vibe" August 26, 2021 Chappies Chappies None Santoni
(3-2-0)5,11
Eliminated
6th Jury Member
Day 33
14 "A Sour Taste in the Mouth" September 2, 2021 Chappies
[Anela]
Chappies None Kiran
(3-2)
14th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 35
15 "The Final Countdown" September 9, 2021 Chappies7 None Wardah
(1-0)12
Removed from Jury
Day 37
Tyson
(2-1-1)
15th Voted Out
8th Jury Member
Day 37
16 "Reunion" September 16, 2021 None Nicole None Chappies
(1-0)
16th Voted Out
9th Jury Member
Day 38
Jury Vote Anela
(8-1)
Runner-Up
Nicole
(8-1)
Sole Survivor
Notes:

^1 Both tribes received supplies in the Reward Challenge. However, Zamba won camping supplies by grabbing a Tribe Advantage during the challenge.
^2 Immunity Necklaces were available during Reward Challenges; one for each tribe. Dino collected Zamba's during the challenge, giving him individual immunity on his first Tribal Council. No one from Vuna collected theirs.
^3 A second Reward Challenge was held on Day 2 where one member from both tribes competed for flint.
^4 Both tribes received supplies in the Reward Challenge. However, Anela helped win a Tribe Advantage for Zamba in the next immunity challenge.
^5 A Hidden Immunity Idol was used, negating all votes against the user.
^6 The reward challenge took place prior to the swap, while the immunity challenge took place after the swap.
^7 Combined Reward/Immunity challenge.
^8 A Hidden Immunity Idol was used, however, no votes were cast against the user.
^9 Being singled out due to the odd number of players, Santoni was chosen to sit out of the challenge, but if she guessed the winning team correctly, she would join them at their reward. Santoni guessed the winning team correctly, winning herself reward as well.
^10 Amy was Renier's partner during the Tied Destinies twist, therefore she was also eliminated when Renier was voted out.
^11 Nicole played a Fire Idol at Tribal Council before the vote. Santoni and Tyson received the most votes respectively, where Santoni lost the fire-making duel to Tyson and was eliminated from the game.
^12 For winning the challenge on Day 36, Chappies earned the power to remove one of the jurors.

Voting History

Survivor South Africa: Immunity Island Voting History
Original Tribes First Tribe Switch Second Tribe Switch Merged Tribe
Episode #: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Voted out: ZAS8 jason t.png
Jason
ZAS8 pinty t.png
Pinty
ZAS8 mike t.png
Mike
ZAS8 paul t.png
Paul
ZAS8 thoriso t.png
Thoriso
ZAS8 carla t.png
Carla
ZAS8 dino t.png
Dino
ZAS8 qiean t.png
Qieän
ZAS8 marisha t.png
Marisha
ZAS8 shaun t.png
Shaun
ZAS8 renier t.png
Renier
ZAS8 amy t.png
Amy
ZAS8 anesu t.png
Anesu
ZAS8 wardah t.png
Wardah
Elimination Duel Vote ZAS8 santoni t.png
Santoni
ZAS8 kiran t.png
Kiran
ZAS8 tyson t.png
Tyson
ZAS8 chappies t.png
Chappies
ZAS8 anela t.png
Anela
ZAS8 nicole t.png
Nicole
Vote: 7-2 6-2-1 5-3 5-2-1 2-1-03 5-2 4-03 4-1 4-0-03,5 6-5 6-4 No Vote6 5-2 2-03 3-2-03,8 No Vote 3-2 2-1-1 1-010 8-1
Nicole Jason Tyson Chappies Wardah Tyson Anesu None1 Kiran Kiran Tyson Chappies Jury Vote
Anela Jason Mike Wardah Carla None1 None1 Chappies Wardah Tyson Anesu None7 Santoni Kiran Tyson None10
Chappies Mike Mike Carla Carla None4 Shaun Renier Tyson Wardah Tyson Kiran Anela None10 Nicole
Tyson Pinty Thoriso Dino Qieän Marisha Shaun Renier Anesu Santoni Santoni Won Nicole Nicole Nicole
Kiran Pinty Thoriso Dino Qieän Marisha Shaun Renier Anesu Santoni Santoni Nicole Nicole
Santoni None1 Mike Paul Carla Dino Qieän Marisha Shaun Renier None1 Wardah Tyson Eliminated Nicole
Wardah Pinty Anela Paul Chappies Dino Qieän Marisha Shaun Renier Anesu Santoni None9
Anesu Pinty None1 Chappies Shaun Renier Tyson Nicole
Amy Jason None1 Paul Carla Chappies Wardah Tyson Eliminated Nicole
Renier Jason Tyson Chappies Wardah Tyson Nicole
Shaun Qieän Mike Paul Carla Chappies Wardah Anela
Marisha Jason Kiran Chappies Nicole
Qieän Jason Tyson Santoni Santoni
Dino Jason Tyson Santoni
Carla Pinty Anela Paul Chappies
Thoriso None1 None2
Paul Wardah Mike Wardah
Mike Pinty Anela
Pinty Mike
Jason Qieän
Notes:

^1 This castaway lost their vote by staying and playing on Immunity Island. However, they attended Tribal Council with individual immunity.
^2 Thoriso was ineligible to vote after losing the Immunity Island challenge.
^3 A Hidden Immunity Idol was used, negating all votes against the user.
^4 Anela stole Chappies' vote using the Tribal Insurance vote steal advantage, effectively being able to vote despite his punishment from losing the Immunity Island challenge.
^5 A Hidden Immunity Idol was played; however, no votes were cast against its user.
^6 Amy was Renier's partner during the Tied Destinies twist; therefore, she was also eliminated when Renier was voted out.
^7 Chappies used a Tribal Council Pass on Anela, allowing him to abstain from Tribal Council without voting and making him ineligible to be voted out.
^8 Nicole played her Fire Idol, forcing the top two vote-getters to head instead in a fire-making elimination duel.
^9 For winning the challenge on Day 36, Chappies earned the power to remove a juror. He chose Wardah.
^10 Anela and Chappies did not vote as they could only vote for each other. By virtue of winning the final Immunity Challenge, only Nicole voted.

Trivia

References

Survivor South Africa Seasons
Panama · Malaysia · Santa Carolina · Maldives · Champions · Philippines · Island of Secrets · Immunity Island
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