DStv Guide or TV guide for The River 1 Teasers May 2020 – Upcoming Mzansi Magic drama series ‘The River 1’ teasers, previews, latest updates, episodes, highlights and spoilers for May 2020.

The River 1 Teasers

TV Guide with schedules for TV SA Soapies (DSTV Guide, SABC Guide, ETV Guide, Zee World) 

A heads-up that we've updated these teasers to reflect the fact that there are now two episodes a day instead of one.

They were also a day out so we've corrected this too.

Coming up in May:

Friday 1 May 2020

Episode 139 

The Morning After

The Dikana kids wake up to a shocking scene. Tumi has to make some hard choices as she continues her campaign against Cobra.

Episode 140

Knick of Time
Tumi finds herself in a very dangerous situation. The Dikana kids scramble to find the people who robbed them, before their parents return.

Monday 4 May 2020
Episode 141

Mothers and Daughters

Lindiwe walks in on an unwelcome surprise. Malefu has her hands full with Dimpho, after Tumi’s departure.

Episode 142

So Over You
Lindiwe is forced to follow the rules. Lindani watches the love of his life slip away. Malefu suffers crushing rejection.

Tuesday 5 May 2020

Episode 143

The Prodical Daughter
Lindiwe unveils her plan to win over the Refilwe residents. Cobra is not prepared for the humiliation he has to face while hunting for a job.

Episode 144

God's Works
Tumi and Zolani take a huge step forward. Zweli sticks his neck out for Cobra.

Wednesday 6 May 2020

Episode 145

Project Tsholofelo
Lindiwe finally makes the big announcement but someone rains on her parade. Cobra’s first day at the mine doesn’t go as well as he would have liked.

Episode 146

Pipe Dreams

Malefu gives Walter an ultimatum and Zolani has long term plans for himself and Tumi.

Thursday 7 May 2020

Episode 147

The People Shall Eat

Nomonde makes a surprise appearance at the Refilwe community meeting and Tumi settles into the good life.

Episode 148

Walter squeezes Lindiwe where it hurts and Tumi faces rejection from those she loves.

Friday 8 May 2020

Episode 149 


A heartbroken Tumi makes a fool of herself. Walter has Lindiwe exactly where he wants her.

Episode 150 

Future Plans
Lindiwe is under pressure as the strike gets worse. Tumi gets some surprising news about her future.

Monday 11 May 2020

Episode 151 

Dealing with the Devil
Walter is eaten up by guilt as Sandra worries that Lindiwe might be a few steps ahead of them.

Episode 152

Walter's Move

Walter is trapped between a rock and five million rands. Zolani has a confession to make to Lindiwe and Zweli.

Tuesday 12 May 2020

Episode 153


Zolani promises to keep Tumi safe. Lindiwe thinks her problems are over but they have only started.
Episode 154

Between Two Worlds

Lindiwe is close to losing her mining licence. Tumi is caught between the rich and the poor.

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Episode 155

All hell breaks loose at the mine and an old friend returns to Refilwe.

Episode 156 


Veronica has some shocking news for Paulina. Lindiwe thanks Zolani for giving her a secret weapon she can use to defeat Walter.

Thursday 14 May 2020

Episode 157

The Offer

Cobra and Malefu are not impressed when Tumi gives them a message from Lindiwe. An old mischievous friend does the unthinkable to the police at Paulina’s tavern.

Episode 158

A Piece of Pie

The community of Refilwe receives a piece of Khanyisa Diamonds. Khabzela gets a surprising offer from an old, troublesome friend.

Friday 15 May 2020

Episode 159

Queens and Pawns

Tumi is front and centre in Lindiwe’s game. Thuso gets an unusual call from someone he owes a whole lot to.

Episode 160

Life's a Drag

Lindiwe faces her old enemy. Oupa and Percy’s freedom hangs in the balance.

Monday 18 May 2020

Episode 161

Curve Balls

Percy and Oupa’s plan is thrown off course. Veronica’s tiny act of revenge goes wrong.

Episode 162

On the Run

Cobra and Lindani fear the worst for their friends. Lindiwe turns up the heat on Veronica. Oupa and Percy strike an impossible deal.

Tuesday 19 May 2020

Episode 163

For the Millions
Cobra is torn between his friends and the law. Flora performs a miracle for Veronica.

Episode 164

The Enemy of My Enemy

Cobra finds himself in the middle of a criminal act.

Wednesday 20 May 2020

Episode 165

The Rise of Old Enemies
Cobra gets an unwelcome call from an old enemy, while one of Lindiwe’s oldest enemies launches a surprise attack.

Episode 166

The Miracle

A miracle happens in the Dlamini household. Percy has a plan for dealing with Goliath but Cobra doesn’t like it.

Thursday 21 May 2020

Episode 167

Born Again
Veronica makes a shocking announcement. Goliath has a surprise in store for Refilwe’s three musketeers.

Episode 168

Eyes Wide Open

Veronica turns Lindiwe’s house into a tavern. Julia sees through Cobra’s lies.

Friday 22 May 2020

Episode 169

Snitches Get Stitches

Cobra’s plan to snitch on Goliath backfires. Tumi is pulled into Veronica’s web of lies.

Episode 170


Lindiwe goes to the ends of the earth to bring down an old enemy.

Monday 25 May 2020

Episode 171

Who is Julia?

Cobra, Percy and Oupa celebrate too early. Zweli discovers something about Julia that shocks him.

Episode 172

Mind Blown

Detective Tshabalala starts to sweat as Zweli’s investigation inches closer to him. Zolani has reason not to trust Veronica or Lindiwe.

Tuesday 26 May 2020

Episode 173 

How To Catch a Thief

Veronica drops a bombshell on Zolani. Oupa and Percy start to feel the heat of the investigation.


Episode 174 

Zolani finally learns the truth about something that has troubled him for the longest time. The chickens have come home to roost for Cobra and his friends.

Wednesday 27 May 2020

Episode 175

Make it Rain

Cobra, Percy and Oupa have to come up with a plan to escape from the police. Veronica sets Lindiwe and Zolani against each other.

Episode 176

Worst Nightmare
Zweli has some tough decisions to make about the heist investigation. Zolani’s desire to protect his mother sends him over the deep end.

Thursday 28 May 2020

Episode 177

Unpleasant surprises
Zolani has some dark plans for Lindiwe. Zweli makes the Refilwe residents an offer they can’t refuse.

Episode 178

Waist deep

Lindiwe gets the shock of her life. Detective Tshabalala can’t believe it when Percy approaches him with an unusual offer.

Friday 29 May 2020

Episode 179

Murder on the Menu

Cobra asks Paulina a life changing question. Goliath and Zweli face off.

Episode 180


Paulina’s diamond rings raises suspicions. The trio take one last heist.

Season 1 of The River airs on Mzansi Magic from Mondays to Fridays at 19h00 and 19h30.