He proceeded to throw the rest of the rice into the fire; the captains admonished him for his actions, joining Zavion in calling him a spoiled brat. Over at Utara, Killarney headed the construction of the tribe's shelter as a means to put herself in a good light, while the men of Utara struggled to make fire. Survivor South Africa: Champions is the fifth season of the South African reality competition show Survivor South Africa. Killarney brought up bringing the tribe back together before entertaining any proper alliances, unaware that the majority had targeted her. Treemail announced another captain duel with each captain bringing “an able assistant”, but its vague wording gave Selatan the idea that a member from the opposing tribe could be swapped. His alliance mate, Shane, followed afterwards and took it. After their second Reward Challenge loss, Utara fell into an argument between Mark and Sivu about Mark's leadership in deciding who in the tribe does what in the challenge. No idols were played, and Solly was indeed blindsided, becoming the second member of the jury. At the challenge, Corné gave David and Gena their bags, but his coded message to Gena raised red flags with Marian, who surmised that Gena was being given an idol. A conversation with Marian reduced Stephen’s trust in her. When the Captains had their say from the Jury, Mark stepped up for Buhle as a choice over Sivu, sighting his immaturity in the game and at camp was not indicative of the season's theme of Champions, whereas Buhle had to fight from the beginning as Utara's designated weakest player to become an underdog while the power players were taken out one by one. The tribe names were Nguni and Khoikhoi, which are names of African tribes. Tribal Council arrived at the end of Day 3, with the counter alliance gathering enough traction to uproot Zavion's group and voting off Ashleigh, to the utmost surprise of Corné and Zavion. Format; Seasons; See also; References; External links; As in all versions of the show, it features group of strangers who are marooned in an isolated location, where they must provide food, water, fire and shelter for themselves. David stepped down from the challenge within the first half hour, and Sivu tried to negotiate a Final 3 deal with Graham in the challenge, but Graham refused to believe him. Moyra and Gena explained that his and Marsha's gameplay forced a "Rugrats Alliance" to form to counter his own. To keep it fair, Zavion randomly picked a number between 1 and 10, and the two castaways who guessed the closest would bring their loved ones; Altaaf and Graham correctly guessed five. Moyra won the combined reward and immunity challenge - however Nico offered Moyra a temptation - she could keep the advantage where the lovely Nico was standing or could trade it all in for what is in the box - she chose the box, the box would remained locked until the Finale. Shane hoped that sending Stephen home before the merge would be enough of an olive branch to Buhle to reunite the Utara tribe with David as their number for a majority. Four votes against Shane were negated, but Marian and Graham were tied at three apiece, with Sivu receiving a vote as well. Marian likewise continued her bluff that she would base her vote on who stole the idol to begin with, even though it was her and Shane themselves. The 20 new castaways were divided into two tribes via schoolyard pick by captains Corné Krige and Mark Fish: Selatan and Utara. After the castaways left the challenge site, Nico and the captains discussed the game’s upcoming conclusion and the remaining players. Buhle and Sonette from Utara felt betrayed by Mark's choice of sending them to the reward challenge, vowing to forge a duo between the two of them, especially after winning the fire starting kit for the tribe. The jury was split on Sivu's gameplay; some felt he rode on Shane and Marian's coattails and lucked his way into the FTC, while Shane and Zavion felt that his determination in challenges and orchestrating Zavion's blindside earned him the win. Shane, Zavion, and Graham took the offer, and Sivu won the challenge. Corné outlasted Mark to win the duel for Selatan. On the Utara beach, Zan and Killarney complained about the lack of work ethic around camp and brought the issue to Mark. On May 18, 2014, Graham Jenneker was voted the "Ultimate Survivor" in a 5-3-2 jury vote over runner-up Buhle Madlala and 2nd runner-up Sivu Xabanisa. Buhle, Graham, and Sivu reflected on the game on the last day before attending the Final Tribal Council. However, as Sivu walked away from the beach to gather his thoughts, he delivered tree mail stating that the tribes would have an immunity challenge the same day. Sivu played a hidden immunity idol on himself, therefore three votes against him were not counted. Who will take home the title of Sole Survivor and the million rand prize which goes along with it? Vel was nervous about her standing within the tribe, as nobody approached her all day, while Moyra felt secure. Meanwhile, Nico took the captains to another area to reveal that their time at camp with the rest of the castaways was over, as Selatan and Utara were no more. Stephen relayed the conversation to Marian, unaware that Sonette was listening in. He tried to appeal to Corné for the idol, but the leader was apprehensive about playing it so early in the game. She tried to rope in Buhle and Vel into the fold. Shane then pulled out his “second” idol to give to Marian, who claimed she didn’t know Shane had it. Shane targeted Zavion, planning to rope in Sivu (so that he could get Buhle on board) and Graham (so that he could get Altaaf on board). However, they each recognized his strength was useful in the pre-merge game. Contenders - Benji Finds The Idol. Treemail alluded to a possible tribe swap, and when the tribes convened, Nico announced he would ask tribe members questions over their personal feelings and thoughts towards tribemates; the captains wouldn’t take part in the first part of the exercise. Gena found the idol in her bag, while Marian plotted with Shane to have her distracted so that they could go through her bag. 3:56. The series was filmed in October 2013 and aired weekly between January and May 2014 on the M-Net. Marian felt threatened by Stephen’s potential at the merge and discussed blindsiding him with Shane. Sivu felt split between his original alliance, which he didn't trust, and Buhle's outsider alliance, while Sonette and Stephen individually revealed Killarney's politicking to Zan. Nico explained to the castaways that both Corné and Mark would partake in all challenges and Tribal Councils, but they won't be able to vote until the very end for the winner, alongside the jury. He found it hidden in a tree, but he left it there. Online. Mark shut out Corné to win the duel. The next morning, Graham considered blindsiding Zavion in order to keep Buhle and Vel’s trust by keeping Solly, who was the target for most of the original Selatan members. Mark apologized to the tribe about not sorting out the decision of who gets to sit out properly before the challenge. Shannon Gaitz then took over coverage starting in 2019. Graham sought to eliminate Sivu first, while Sivu tried to bring Buhle, Solly, and Vel back into his alliance. The champions also competed for a separate prize of R 500,000 Rand, as decided by a vote from the South African viewing audience. It was also announced that Corné Krige was the winning captain after eight weeks of public voting. 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