The previous versions were Big Brother SA 1, Celebrity Big Brother South Africa season 1 and Big Brother SA 2.
Big Brother Mzansi will take place nearly 13 years after the first-ever Big Brother on African soil grabbed the attention of South Africans in 2001. Since then a lot has changed – Now Big Brother Mzansi has a new home in South Africa and that home is Mzansi Magic. Big Brother Mzansi comes at a time when social media has made it easier for the world to share information creating virtual gatherings where people can communicate without sitting next to each other. Opinions around this show are going to set the world of social media alive. The 24-hour camera surveillance of a group of strangers living in a house, starring in a real-life soap opera will prove to be enduringly popular with viewers.