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Generations will continue to broadcast: SABC

By Kgothatso Madisa | Aug 19, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 64 ]

Measures have been put in place and Generations will continue to broadcast, this is the message sent by the South African Broadcast Corporation (SABC).

This comes after the firing of 16 Generations actors who have been on a strike.

It is said the actors ignored the final call by the SABC to return to work.

The actors, including Sophie Ndaba (Queen Moroka) who has been with the soap for about 20 years, have been on a strike a week-long strike demanding better pay and royalties amongst other demands.

MMSV Productions, which has been contracted by the SABC to produce the soap said it had terminated their contracts.

The actors have received their letters of dismissal and are examining their legal options according to a statement from the Generations Actors Guild.

“We are saddened by this development, but remain steadfast in our goal to ensure fair working conditions for ourselves as creative professionals,” the cast said.

In a press statement, the SABC and MMSV Productions said measures have been put in place to ensure the future of the show and that this would be made public soon.

“MMSV Productions, following consultation with the South African Broadcasting Corporation [SABC], have today [Monday] terminated the contracts of the striking actors on the SABC1 soap drama, Generations. The termination follows calls by both parties for the actors to return for recordings, following the start of their illegal strike.”

Generations is the most lucrative soap opera in South Africa, with a viewership of about 7.5 million.

The following actors have been fired from Generations.

•             Anga Makubalo (MJ)

•             Atandwa Kani (Samora)

•             Katlego Danke (Dineo)

•             Mandla Gaduka (Choppa)

•             Menzi Ngubane (Sibusiso)

•             Nambitha Mpulwana (Mawande)

•             Patrick Shai (Patrick)

•             Slindile Nodangala (Ruby)

•             Sophie Ndaba (Queen)

•             Seputla Sebogodi (Kenneth)

•             Thami Mnqolo (Senzo)

•             Thato Molamu (Nicholas)

•             Winnie Ntshaba (Khetiwe)

•             Zenande Mfenyana (Nolunthu)

•             Zikhona Sodlaka (Priska)

•             Zolisa Xaluva (Jason)

ALSO SEE: Open letter from the Generations actors



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Generations was bound to fail, bo Nkwesheng ba two ( Patrick Shai and Seputla Sebogodi)

Aug 19, 2014 7:10 | 4 replies
Aug 19, 2014 7:12 | 1 replies


@MOKWEPA i know that story boet and its my favourite story, characters like matshidoso,danger, and maloka

don't be surprise when I'm commenting here, I can't reach all the comments don't know why @the Baws can you at least explain why i can't read all the comments

Aug 19, 2014 10:11 | 0 replies


Pls can anyone fire Hlaudi Pls. He lied about his qualification and after discovering that he's got a Mampara Matric certificate that came from Joe's Spaza!!! Pls do the right thing & step down Hlaudi!!!!

Aug 19, 2014 8:20 | 2 replies


Can someone please fire the doos who designed that suit made out of wallpaper. And sommer also fire the one who okayed it AND the one wearing it.

Aug 19, 2014 9:23 | 0 replies


Elethu DJ Meneer !!!!!

Aug 19, 2014 9:54 | 0 replies


Mafosta you are right.

Aug 19, 2014 9:2 | 0 replies


@mafosta - LOL

Aug 19, 2014 9:12 | 0 replies


I still believe that if they allowed Bonang Matheba back to Metro, the SABC management has no option to re-employ these guys again, because it is impossible for any soapie to continue without its main actors.

Mfundi will need to swallow a very big humble pie.

Aug 19, 2014 7:11 | 0 replies


Mfundi Vundla must stop f*cking with the fans.

Aug 19, 2014 7:18 | 0 replies


Bring back Jack Mabaso!

Aug 19, 2014 7:20 | 0 replies


Anyway I don't view generation as a progressive story, maybe it's a right time that it ends.

Aug 19, 2014 7:21 | 1 replies


Define "progressive".

Aug 19, 2014 8:47 | 1 replies


Why can't you use Google or dictionary to find out the definition?

Aug 19, 2014 9:14 | 1 replies


I'm asking you, because it seems your version is a far cry from the way we used the term during the struggle, and because your visible racist bent seems to go against what it means to me. So please be so kind as to oblige. If you are actually able, that is.

Aug 19, 2014 9:23 | 1 replies


Yeah whatever but please stop associating me with racism. Progressive, moving foward!

Aug 19, 2014 9:49 | 0 replies


CCMA....predictable, boredom

Aug 19, 2014 7:28 | 0 replies


No coherent storyline, no theme, just mindless acting for "stars" who are unemployable outside Generations. I stopped watching this bullcrap ages ago. But it will be continued, mark my words.

Aug 19, 2014 7:36 | 0 replies


I believe Mfundi and company cannot be that stupid to fire the whole cast, what about the ratings they achieved so far, letting them down the drain like that? I dont think so. I think this is just a plot to prove something, either way there needs to be a work around on this situation. Terminating the contracts is just a publicity stunt, sooner or later the show must continue for business interest.

Aug 19, 2014 7:43 | 0 replies


I need a second baby.

Aug 19, 2014 7:44 | 8 replies


Possible response to Tpaz 1. Why? Is the grant money now getting little?

Aug 19, 2014 7:57 | 0 replies


Possible response to Tpaz 2: Are you looking for volunteers now that they closed the Sperm Banks ATM at the local shebeen.?

Aug 19, 2014 7:58 | 0 replies


Possible response to Tpaz 3. Eish dont be greedy. You hvent even finished eating the one on your plate.

Aug 19, 2014 8:0 | 0 replies


Possible response to Tpaz 4. You go girl. Do it for Chairman JUJU. He needs votes in a hurry.

Aug 19, 2014 8:3 | 0 replies


Lets see if Juju is available to issue you with his sperm. You need a JOB, not relying on grant money

Aug 19, 2014 8:48 | 1 replies


awuzwe lembuzi ngamanga nxaaa what do you know about generations