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Hope for Generations actors

By Sapa | 2014-08-26 06:50:53.0 | COMMENTS [ 24 ]

The SABC and axed Generation actors will find a common solution leading to the actors returning to work, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa said on Monday.

"We are proud to announce that we have been able to open talks between the SABC and the actors after a difficult week of high emotion, tension and conflict that made it hard for the parties to find each other," he said in a statement.

"It is a significant step in the right direction that both the actors and the SABC have arrived at this stage where they are willing to engage in talks with the sole intent to find a solution to this matter."

He said both parties were willing to look into the matter of getting all the cast members back at work soonest.

Mthethwa held a meeting in Pretoria with SABC management, all junior and senior actors of the soapie and the interim committee of the Cultural & Creative Industries Federation of SA.

"This marks a turning point in that all the parties have committed to a meeting that will take place in the next 24 hours at the SABC to explore possibilities of reinstating the actors.

"We have now come to a stage where everyone accepts that we are dealing with substantive issues that cannot be resolved overnight but require principled commitment and time to move us forward," he said.

Sixteen lead actors of the soapie were fired this week after they went on strike, claiming that the broadcaster and production company MMSV had failed to deliver on promises made to them during their strike last year.

They were reportedly promised three-year contracts which they had not received, and they also wanted salary adjustments.


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Good for them

2014-08-26 07:21:27.0 | 0 replies


Hawu Nathi, you did nothing in Marikana and now you're putting up an act??

2014-08-26 07:27:15.0 | 1 replies


He was the minister of police what he did is to kill people of marikana instructed by his friend Baffalo

2014-08-26 09:07:22.0 | 0 replies


The SABC and axed Generation actors will find a common solution leading to the actors returning to work.
Hahahahahaha, ANC never cease to make me laugh.

2014-08-26 07:35:38.0 | 0 replies


Hawu madoda, this guy did nothing on Marikana, the only thing he did better was spending tax money on luxurious apartments. Hawu bantubakithi!!!

2014-08-26 07:37:23.0 | 0 replies


Lucky for them, Ja neh!! I doubt if I can get a treatment like that when I get fired. The Minister to come to my rescue? In my dreams. These ministers did nothing regarding Marikana employees. Talk about onesided treatment.

2014-08-26 07:41:24.0 | 0 replies


now that you have shown yourself to be a good mediator, kindly put your skills on a more pressing issue that is of national importance between ZUma and Malema and make Zuma tell us the date he will PAY BACK THE MONEY!!

2014-08-26 07:52:59.0 | 0 replies


I'm surprised that Nutty Nathi didn't suggest they shoot them.

2014-08-26 07:56:11.0 | 0 replies


the problem was Mfundi, SABC knows people wouldn't watch generations without that 16, my step daughter said the less she sees Sbusiso on set the less she enjoys generations and she's 13.

2014-08-26 08:20:53.0 | 0 replies


I dnt understand this ANC, Are generations actors are the only special people in this country. this is nyoso.

2014-08-26 08:25:11.0 | 1 replies


It seems like they are the only special people what about us we are earning less than them but we are not complaining

2014-08-26 08:34:05.0 | 0 replies


They are weak performers anyway. And most characters are un-needed. The lot of them are acting un-necessary roles. Eish! let them go and cultivate grain and pumpkins in the farms. There is a lot of work there.

2014-08-26 08:25:16.0 | 0 replies


We all want money maan we dont care about these actors , They are earning a lot than most of us To hell with them , They must sort their own prob lems

2014-08-26 08:33:02.0 | 1 replies


Yes they are earning so much and we earn less and when they die they want us to bury them and when we die we bury ourselves with our peanut salaries, We very much better than them.

2014-08-26 09:48:28.0 | 0 replies