Survivor South Africa: Malaysia is the second season of Survivor South Africa. The premiere aired on the 22nd of August 2007.

36 year-old policewoman Lorette Mostert defeated 35 year-old marine lawyer Grant Clarke in a 3-2 vote, winning the R1 million prize.

Production

Many changes were announced for the second season by M-Net, which airs the show. This included the addition of two contestants, a shorter filming period (27 days), the change in location (Johor, Malaysia), and a pre-show vote by South African citizens to choose one of the contestants. However, the show's format remained much the same, with the prize set at 1,000,000. Mark Bayly hosted this season.

The application process ended on 2 April 2007. According to M-Net's website, two thirds of the entries in 2007 were from males. The percentage of applicants in the 40-59 age group was also higher than in 2006, and the 20 oldest applicants were 77 years old. This may quell another concern that emerged in the first season: that all of the contestants had backgrounds that were too similar. The 16th contestant, Lorette Mostert, was voted in by South Africans via M-Net's website between 23–30 April 2007. Filming began in mid-May and ended in June. The show was initially broadcast 22 August – 14 November 2007.

Twists/Changes

  • Shorter Season: Unlike the 29 days of the previous season, this season had only 27 days. This would be followed by the subsequent seasons.
  • Exile: The castaways were dropped in the sea by a boat. They would have to swim until the shore, where they would find poles in which they should stand. The last three to reach the shore would have to standing in smaller poles, with the first person to fall would be exiled until the first Immunity Challenge, when they would join the tribe who wins the challenge.
  • Tribe Switch: On Day 8 a tribe switch occurred.
  • Elimination Challenge: At the final four, an endurance challenge took place, where the first person to hit the water would be eliminated.

Castaways

Contestant Tribe Affiliation Finish Votes
Against
Original Tribe Switched Tribe Merged Tribe
ZAS2 nomfundo t.png Nomfundo Vilokazi
27, Pretoria, GP
Chemical Engineer
Iban 1st Voted Out
Day 3
4
ZAS2 nicola t.png Nicola Windt
37, Harding, KZN
Dairy Farmer
Bajau 2nd Voted Out
Day 5
5
ZAS2 viwe t.png Viwe Soga
23, Melrose, GP
Candidate Attorney
Iban 3rd Voted Out
Day 7
5
ZAS2 elsie t.png Elsie Smith
24, Sunninghill, GP
Hotel Manager
Bajau Iban 4th Voted Out
Day 9
8
ZAS2 nichal t.png Nichal Ramchander
25, Phoenix, KZN
Sales and Marketing Manager
Bajau Bajau 5th Voted Out
Day 11
6
ZAS2 rijesh t.png Rijesh Govender
30, Lyndhurst, GP
Sales Executive
Bajau Iban 6th Voted Out
Day 13
4
ZAS2 lisa t.png Lisa Atkinson
21, Durban, KZN
Student
Iban Bajau 7th Voted Out
Day 15
11
ZAS2 irshaad t.png Irshaad Ally
29, Lyndhurst, GP
Graphic Designer
Iban Iban 8th Voted Out
Day 17
3
ZAS2 hein t.png Hein Vosloo
47, Manzengwenya, KZN
Rural Developer
Bajau Bajau Empu 9th Voted Out
Day 19
5
ZAS2 dyke t.png Dyke Higginson
28, Marina Beach, KZN
Landscaper
Bajau Iban 10th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 21
4
ZAS2 angela t.png Angela Beck
23, Krugersdorp, GP
Modelling Coach
Bajau Bajau 11th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 23
4
ZAS2 angie t.png Angie Bennett
30, Mowbray, WC
Boot Camp Instructor
Iban Iban 12th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 25
6
ZAS2 mandla t.png Mandla Mbau
36, Glen Marais, GP
Marketing Manager
Iban Bajau Eliminated
4th Jury Member
Day 26
0
ZAS2 amanda t.png Amanda Hoosen
29, Weltevredenpark, GP
Head Of Internal Audit
Bajau Iban 13th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 27
3
ZAS2 grant t.png Grant Clark
35, Tokai, WC
Maritime Lawyer
Iban Bajau Runner-Up 5
ZAS2 lorette t.png Lorette Mostert
36, Middelburg, MP
Police Superintendent
Iban Bajau Sole Survivor 4

Season Summary

Episode Air date Challenges Eliminated
(Vote)
Finish
Reward Immunity
1 August 22, 2007 Bajau1 Nomfundo
(4-3-1)
1st Voted Out
Day 3
2 August 29, 2007 Iban Iban Nicola
(5-3)
2nd Voted Out
Day 5
3 September 5, 2007 Iban Bajau Viwe
(5-2)
3rd Voted Out
Day 7
4 September 12, 2007 Iban Bajau Elsie
(5-1)
4th Voted Out
Day 9
5 September 19, 2007 Iban Iban Nichal
(6-1)
5th Voted Out
Day 11
6 September 26, 2007 Bajau Bajau Rijesh
(4-1)
6th Voted Out
Day 13
7 October 3, 2007 Iban Iban Lisa
(5-1)
7th Voted Out
Day 15
8 October 10, 2007 Bajau Bajau Irshaad
(3-1)
8th Voted Out
Day 17
9 October 17, 2007 None Dyke TBD
(4-4;
Tiebreaker)2
9th Voted Out
Day 19
10 October 24, 2007 Hein
(Tiebreaker)
Dyke Mandla Dyke
(4-2-1)
10th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 21
11 October 31, 2007 Mandla Angie Angela
(4-2)
11th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 23
12 November 8, 2007 Mandla Lorette Angie
(3-2)
12th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 25
13 November 14, 2007 None Lorette Mandla
(No Vote)3
Eliminated
4th Jury Member
Day 26
Amanda
(1-0)
13th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 27
Jury Vote Grant
(3-2)
Runner-Up
Lorette
(3-2)
Sole Survivor
Notes:

^1 Combined Reward and Immunity Challenge.
^2 A tie occurred. Per the rules of Survivor South Africa, the tied castaways competed in a tiebreaker challenge. The
tiebreaker would be shown in the following episode.

^3 The Final Four competed in an elimination challenge, with the first placer going straight to the Final Tribal Council.
Lorette came in first, while Mandla finished last in the challenge, eliminating him from the game.

Voting History

Survivor South Africa: Malaysia Voting History
Tribes Original Tribes Switched Tribes Merged Tribe
Episode: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Finale
Voted Out: ZAS2 nomfundo t.png
Nomfundo
ZAS2 nicola t.png
Nicola
ZAS2 viwe t.png
Viwe
ZAS2 elsie t.png
Elsie
ZAS2 nichal t.png
Nichal
ZAS2 rijesh t.png
Rijesh
ZAS2 lisa t.png
Lisa
ZAS2 irshaad t.png
Irshaad
Tie ZAS2 hein t.png
Hein
ZAS2 dyke t.png
Dyke
ZAS2 angela t.png
Angela
ZAS2 angie t.png
Angie
ZAS2 mandla t.png
Mandla
ZAS2 amanda t.png
Amanda
ZAS2 grant t.png
Grant
ZAS2 lorette t.png
Lorette
Vote: 4-3-1 5-3 5-2 5-1 6-1 4-1 5-1 3-1 4-41 Tiebreaker 4-2-1 4-2 3-2 No Vote2 1-03 3-2
Lorette Lisa Viwe Nichal Lisa Hein Dyke Angela Angie Amanda Jury Vote
Grant Nomfundo Viwe Nichal Lisa Hein Dyke Angela Amanda None
Amanda Nicola Elsie Rijesh Irshaad Lorette Grant Grant Angie None Grant
Mandla Lisa Viwe Nichal Lisa Hein Dyke Angela Angie Eliminated Lorette
Angie Nomfundo Viwe Elsie Rijesh Irshaad Hein Dyke Angela Amanda Lorette
Angela Nicola Nichal Lisa Lorette Grant Grant Grant
Dyke Elsie Elsie Rijesh Irshaad Lorette Angie Lorette
Hein Elsie Nichal Lisa Lorette Voted out
Irshaad Nomfundo Lisa Elsie Rijesh Angie
Lisa Grant Viwe Nichal Hein
Rijesh Nicola Elsie Amanda
Nichal Nicola Lisa
Elsie Nicola Angie
Viwe Nomfundo Lisa
Nicola Elsie
Nomfundo Lisa
Notes:
^1 A tie occurred. Per the rules of Survivor South Africa, the tied castaways competed in a tiebreaker challenge.

^2 The Final Four competed in an elimination challenge, with the first placer going straight to the Final Tribal Council. Lorette came in first, while Mandla finished last in the challenge, eliminating him from the game.
^3 Amanda and Grant did not vote as they could only vote for were each other. By virtue of winning the final Immunity Challenge, only Lorette voted.

Trivia

  • This was the first season in Survivor history in which a contestant (Hein Vosloo) made fire without using flint, matches or any sort of artificial firelighter.[1]

References

Survivor South Africa Seasons

Panama · Malaysia · Santa Carolina · Maldives · Champions · Philippines · Island of Secrets · Immunity Island

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