Survivor South Africa Season 8 Power Rankings (Round 10)

Jacques and Meryl make their Episode 11 predictions.

For the first time ever here on Inside Survivor, we will be bringing you Survivor South Africa Power Rankings. As the battle to outplay and outwit goes down on the Wild Coast of South Africa, another showdown will be taking place right here between two Survivor veterans.

Fighting it out for Power Rankings supremacy are two past Survivor SA castaways, both from Island of Secrets, Jacques Burger and Meryl Szolkeiwicz. Meryl finished in 13th place on Survivor SA, while Jacques made it to 7th place. But who will come out on top in the Power Rankings? Let battle commence!

In Round 9, Jacques ranked Renier in 6th place and Amy in 1st place, earning him 7 points in total. Meryl had Renier ranked in 3rd place and Amy in 1st place, bagging her 4 points. Let’s see how this week turns out!

RULES

We use the Gordon Holmes format of Power Rankings. Each week the two power rankers create separate rankings based on least likely to most likely to be eliminated. The ranking of the player who is voted out of the next episode will determine the number of points the rankers will earn. For example, if the person you ranked in 1st place is eliminated in the next episode, you will recieve 1 point. If the person you ranked in 20th place is eliminated, you will receive 20 points. At the end of the season, the person with the most points will be named the Power Rankings Champion.

Jacques

95

Meryl

112

1
Kiran
Kiran is a boss! Anticipating every move and calling Renier's bluff last week is great gameplay. I don't think anybody is sneaking up on Kiran, he's just too vigilant a player. I'm curious if he wants to go to the end with his right-hand man Tyson, or will he take him out and sit at the end with people he can win against?
1
Anesu
Anesu proves her brains again this round with her strategic talk with Chappies. She realises that she is at the bottom of the original Vuna tribe which now has a 3-3 faction. We also see how she has been able to keep channels open with the other alliances and that she is willing to take risks.
2
Wardah
Wardah, the queen of the roundtable-where-everybody-is-equal. I love her. From the get-go this season she has declared open warfare on her enemies and won them at every engagement. Although I think this might alienate some of the final tribal council votes, it's definitely been an effective strategy. This might be augmented by her work rate at camp and always preparing food. Can't wait to see who she decides to go after next!
2
Francois
Chappies lives again. I am enjoying watching him play. He has seemed to come into more of himself, and the alliance between him and Anesu might just take him all the way. I think that he has many people on the jury who will be rooting for him should he make it to the end.
3
Nicole
Another surprise immunity threat, Nicole has lost almost all her allies at this point. What counts in her favour is the fact that Anesu wants to take out her original alliance. The enemy of my enemy is my friend has never been truer. Whoever wants to make the preemptive strike will need Nicole's vote. I don't see her going home just yet.
3
Anela
Anela has always been a well-rounded player. He can be strategic, very likeable, and steady. I think with the bigger threats from the Zamba OG’s gone, that now is the best opportunity to flip the game.
4
Tyson
The more aggressive member of the Kiran/Tyson duo. This might cause him to take some heat. However, he has shown to be cutthroat enough to get away with such a game plan. Can he pull out any more idol tricks? Perhaps a trip to Immunity Island can seal the deal for him!
4
Nicole
Nicole shared some great moments this round in winning a challenge and sharing the immunity win with Anela. I am quite excited to see what she can do on her own without the protection of Renier and Amy.
5
Francois
As I'm writing this, I can't believe Chappies is still in the game. He's such an obvious physical threat and any water/power challenges that are left will surely be his to win. He has a sneaky move planned with Anesu. I hope he has the strategic chops to pull it off!
5
Tyson
Tyson has not been very social with the rest of the players. He has found the people he wants to play with and he sticks to that. I’m not sure how far one can get in the game with this strategy, but we have seen that such loyalty go all the way before.
6
Anesu
I think Anesu missed her window to make a move. Operation destiny sounded like the perfect plan to get rid of two people, use the Tribal pass at eight and move into the endgame with a numerical advantage. Now she's up against Kiran/Tyson with two rogue agents who they haven't worked with. Her saving grace could be that she gets the info they are targeting her and she bamboozles them with a Tribal Council Pass! We might see a live tribal council this season when it happens.
6
Santoni
Santoni’s instincts have kept her in the game - always staying on the side of the numbers regardless of how she feels about ‘working with the devil.’ Her gameplay is just not endearing her to the Jury, and should she get to the end, she would have to work really hard to rebuild the bridges that she is currently burning.
7
Santoni
Poor Santoni. She's really been up and down my rankings this season. Her list of allies is growing real thin with Chappies being her only confidant. She's been making moves this whole game, the latest was pulling the plug on Operation Destiny last second. Was that the right move and can it grab her a spot at the final tribal council? The upcoming episode for her will be crucial!
7
Wardah
Wardah brings it again during tribal. I love how she stays so calm when confronting people. She has made quite a few enemies in Anela and Santoni.
8
Anela
Another person who I feel sorry for. Anela's story this season has been that he gets saved by his alliance. He got sent to Immunity Island twice in the pre-merge and this time around by Nicole's superior endurance skills. Going forward he will have to play the game solo. I'm also curious if he does get to the end, will the jury respect his gameplay? The majority of his alliance has had a hand in saving him, he could not once return the favour.
8
Kiran
Kiran has been one of the most strategic players this season. He has known how to call the shots from the back - Tyson being the frontman of their alliance. He is also now a physical threat which places an even bigger target on his back. I’m hoping his social game will save him.

Written by

Martin Holmes

Martin is a freelance writer from England. He’s represented by Berlin Associates for comedy writing and writes about TV and entertainment, currently for TV Insider and Vulture, previously Digital Spy, ET Canada, and Yahoo. A finalist for the Shortlist Sitcom Search in 2012 for “Siblings,” Martin received his BA in English with Creative Writing from The University of Hull. Martin is the owner and editor-in-chief of Insider Survivor.


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