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John Kani stirs the Generations pot

By Sowetan LIVE | 2014-08-26 19:17:51.0 | COMMENTS [ 121 ]

Athandwa Kani has been on the Generations set for barely a week and his father John Kani is already stirring the pot.

The veteran actor popular for his roles in ‘Nothing But The Truth’, ‘Sarafina’ and ‘Inkaba’ has come out in full support for his son who had been fired before even appearing on screen to play Samora Lembede.

John Kani who stands behind not only his son, but also the rest of the Generations cast says that he will ensure the soap set remains 'barricaded' until the actors' demands are met.

“Let’s make sure no one walks on the set of Generations. We will block the doors, it will not continue. "I am embarrassed by the R55k average salary. I would not work for that little. The last time I earned this was in the 70s.” said Kani.

He went on to say that the actors have to get a little ‘out of hand’ in order to make their voices heard and that they should do what the miners did when they blocked the gates at the Lonmin offices.

Referring to the statement that Vundla made last week that the 'show must go on', Kani added: "There are no vacancies kwa Generations so don't go there looking for work.

There is no way you could find someone from Park Station to play Menzi Ngubane, there is no way.

"The SABC has acted in an arrogant manner which bridges contractual agreement that requires at least three warnings before you dismiss.

"There are no vacancies kwa (at) Generations so don't go there looking for work." said Kani who added that those interested should consider that they will be taking bread out the 16 actors mouths.

Read: Actors' salaries on SundayWorld

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Shredder

“Let’s make sure no one walks on the set of Generations. We will block the doors, it will not continue. "I am embarrassed by the R55k average salary."

You lucky rich phuck. Some of us would really be happy to get that much.

2014-08-26 20:14:24.0 | 3 replies

ytieduniS

Shredder - Finish him!

2014-08-27 07:46:53.0 | 1 replies
2014-08-27 07:54:38.0 | 1 replies

Mshovekahle

This man is figting for his son , They are greedy man , They are earning a lot

2014-08-27 08:39:00.0 | 1 replies

Mshovekahle

Most of these actors are new on Generations but they are claiming a lot , You dont even have 5 years experiance but you want to earn 100 k Thats rediculous

2014-08-27 08:59:51.0 | 0 replies

Baboro

R55k.! Mfundi, I'll wait at Park Station...

2014-08-27 08:20:49.0 | 3 replies

Mshovekahle

This not good for the economy because they will be a huge gap between the poor and the richer , If they are earning 55k and pooor is earning 5000 its a huge gap you cant compare it with marikana

2014-08-27 08:40:48.0 | 0 replies

Shredder

@Baboro - LOL

2014-08-27 09:12:20.0 | 0 replies

s.cold

STOP INTERFERING KO GENERATIONS,,YOU ARE OLD STAY HOME MADALA

2014-08-27 09:28:44.0 | 0 replies

Morathata

Shredder.. You never once attacked the issue, you always attack a person. You need to be shredded...

2014-08-27 09:13:56.0 | 1 replies

Mshovekahle

Tell him uyabheda yazi

2014-08-27 10:24:54.0 | 1 replies

Llihle1

im selling back bones

2014-08-27 13:04:25.0 | 0 replies

Shredder

"I am embarrassed by the R55k average salary. I would not work for that little. The last time I earned this was in the 70s.”

You lucky rich phuck. Some of us would really be happy to get that much.
But John, you an actor, producer and all that. These are just actors


@s.cold, JOHN KANI SAYS THE LAST TIME EARNED R55 000 WAS IN THE 70S, WENA UTHOLA R6 000 BESE UYOTHENGA ABOMAGOSHA NGAYO SON. AWUNA NQONDO SON.

2014-08-26 20:19:24.0 | 2 replies

Mshovekahle

Ujohn Kani uyabheda uyi director yesinkaba thats why athola imali eningi ulwela indodana yakhe

2014-08-27 08:42:33.0 | 0 replies

s.cold

HA HA HA HA HA IZINHLANHLA ZABANTU AZIFANI SOON SOON NGIZOBE NGIYI MULTI MILLIONARE,,,NGIDLALA I LOTTO ELKE DAG

2014-08-27 09:38:05.0 | 0 replies

mafosta

If Kani was making R55k in the 70s he must be filthy rich

2014-08-27 06:54:15.0 | 1 replies

Mshovekahle

Then he must give his son that money and stop comparing these greedy actors situation with marikana

2014-08-27 08:48:44.0 | 1 replies

Mgwijikhwebu

Awukahle wena mfana wempondo

2014-08-27 09:41:47.0 | 2 replies

Mshovekahle

Ha!ha!ha! Ubuyile siqhaza sam kunjani?

2014-08-27 09:55:36.0 | 0 replies

Mshovekahle

Ukani naye ngumxhosa kodwa uyabheda

2014-08-27 09:56:43.0 | 1 replies

Mgwijikhwebu

ok mpondo lami.

2014-08-27 13:28:38.0 | 0 replies

staalin

"Don't try fix something if it aint broken" , and "the enemy of good is better" each was an induvidually negotiated contract. The agent should have negotiated the contract differently for eg. This action will leave a bad taste, and distrust. striking is breaking the contract, the actors should have been more innovative with their contracts. Rather their proffesional agents should have been more innovative, the agent takes 25% of their salary every month for mahala.

2014-08-27 07:15:58.0 | 0 replies

Dubulaamanzi

Next article please, preferable soccer article!

2014-08-27 07:24:20.0 | 1 replies
2014-08-27 07:34:18.0 | 1 replies

Dubulaamanzi

Who that on your avatar?Scorpion?

2014-08-27 07:41:50.0 | 3 replies

ytieduniS

Dubulaamanzi - Raiden. Mortal Kombat fans in the house :P

2014-08-27 07:47:58.0 | 0 replies
2014-08-27 07:55:13.0 | 0 replies

MommaC

How can you not know of the god Raiden?

2014-08-27 08:16:06.0 | 2 replies

Shredder

You know lord Raiden?

2014-08-27 09:19:23.0 | 1 replies

MommaC

I have every Mortal Kombat ever brought out :) I am a Mortal Kombat addict
back, forward, forward, down, circle

2014-08-27 09:25:08.0 | 1 replies

Shredder

Hahahaha! The picture of magogo playing Mortal Kombat is amusing. You are not over 60 I guess. Back, back, forward. Ayipapayeee!!

2014-08-27 09:34:46.0 | 2 replies

s.cold

I USED TO PLAY THAT SH!T SON AND TURN RAIDEN INTO A DRAGON UMA ESEBAFINISHA OR LE UPPER CUT ESUSA IKHANDA,,,GONE ARE THOSE DAYS

2014-08-27 09:40:04.0 | 0 replies

MommaC

:) It is a wonderful way to get rid of aggression. 'Tis better to beat the bejesus out of a game character than it is to go postal on the tax man.

2014-08-27 09:45:21.0 | 0 replies

Mgwijikhwebu

MommaC. Kani earned that petty salary in the 70's. 40 years later, SA's most succesful soapie pays its actors that amount of money. Really R55 000 a month as an actor? With a risk of being fired or not having your contract renewed? For a permanent employee, that amount is fine and descent.

2014-08-27 09:45:17.0 | 1 replies

MommaC

Welcome to the joys of working for yourself! Some months, I get three times that amount and other months I get ZERO. My contracts are on a single project at a time with no promise of any future contracts. Not a single one of my clients pay until the project is complete and my report is written. If they aren't happy with the report (or the outcome of the project), I don't get paid until I fix it to their satisfaction.

I don't have medical aid and my pension is privately paid by me.

I am one of 6 people in the entire world who is recognised as a specialist in my field.

2014-08-27 09:49:11.0 | 1 replies

Mgwijikhwebu

Lucky husband you have got. That means you make a serious "killing". Only if I could have twice that amount (R55 k), I would have made it in life.

2014-08-27 13:27:55.0 | 1 replies

MommaC

No. I don't make a 'killing'. I work for NGOs and governments and I don't rip them off!

2014-08-27 14:55:32.0 | 0 replies

RobinX

Mr Kani. Please stay out of this. Let your boy fight his own battles or is he incapable?

2014-08-27 07:25:27.0 | 3 replies

DeCock111

pffftt...he is showing his support to the cast which includes his son...Kani can pull strings to get his son a role in any other show...so do be like that

2014-08-27 07:47:54.0 | 3 replies

Shredder

Kikikiki, o stoutu

2014-08-27 07:56:14.0 | 0 replies

Mzabalazo

Let Kani pull the strings for his son, why embarrass himself if he has such resources. Kani was never in Generation in the 70s,

2014-08-27 09:12:48.0 | 1 replies

Morathata

Mzabalazo, there was no Generation in the '70. He is not referring to Generations here

2014-08-27 09:18:45.0 | 0 replies

Morathata

DeCock111-- And the issue of the actors al over SA will be resolved. Don't be short sighted, JK is not doing it because of his son. This is called solidarity.

2014-08-27 09:20:17.0 | 2 replies

Mshovekahle

They started this striking thing last year and his son was not part of Generations by then , He did not have any problem with it up until now that now that his son is involved he is now showing the so called solidarity no man thas bullshit why now ?

2014-08-27 10:01:22.0 | 0 replies

DeCock111

You should be directing your response to Robin..not me..you are saying exactly what im saying

2014-08-27 10:35:37.0 | 0 replies

Mzabalazo

Good advice, hope he reads it

2014-08-27 09:11:08.0 | 0 replies

Morathata

RobinX--- JK is not doing this for his son, he is stopping a trend, a disease that is spreading within the acting community. Did you hear Sibusiso Dlomo had to go back to work within a week after been discharged from ICU. He had a brain tumour and was forced to go straight to act. This is abuse in my knowledge

2014-08-27 09:18:04.0 | 2 replies

MommaC

When did a blood clot become a tumour?

2014-08-27 09:34:50.0 | 0 replies

Mshovekahle

Why he is doing this now they started to strike last year and he never supported them even muvhango cast did the same in 2012 he never showed any support why now that his son is involve he is showing solidarity , Sibusiso has been acting ever since I was a boy he should have resigned if he saved enough money actors are just greedy , They are earning more than enough to have a medical aid

2014-08-27 10:08:37.0 | 0 replies

Mulani

Is this R55k per episode or per month, if it's per month and is an average salary then these actors are getting greedy, I think, millions of south africans will never earn this kind of money in their life time!

2014-08-27 07:33:22.0 | 1 replies
2014-08-27 07:34:48.0 | 1 replies

Mulani

Just imagine, if you own genaration & as your business you have to make money, the people you hire to archieve you business purpose now wants to share in your profits, they can go to hell, I will train new staff! But on working conditions, they have some valid points.

2014-08-27 07:43:49.0 | 1 replies

Shredder

On the other hand, compared to their overseas counterparts, their salary is just a drop of oil in the ocean.

2014-08-27 08:00:31.0 | 1 replies

Mulani

Agreed, but if you also look at genarations as compared to other international dramas, it is worth exactly that, unlike in Nigeria where artists are paid in US Dollar, it is not easy to just claim a large sum, it simply becomes ridiculous!

2014-08-27 08:15:20.0 | 1 replies

Shredder

Generations is twak bro. I don't watch it.

2014-08-27 09:20:42.0 | 0 replies

DeCock111

Battle of the timers...zolwa ezi...Mfundi vs John

2014-08-27 07:49:50.0 | 1 replies

Mulani

Kani was part of the owners of Inkaba, he must come clean before his actors come forward with claims of outstanding payments, he is very quick to point a finger forgetting that the three are