Tilo ngwana Rashaka Mokgopo
As predicated, SABC 1 flagship soapie, Generations, is going off air for the duration of about three months to allow the production company to shoot new episodes. This after the actors of the most watched programme in the country downed tools amidst royalty and salary disputes. The production house retaliated by terminating the contracts of the striking 16 principal actors.
Generations will go off air from Wednesday 1 October 2014 until December. In the meantime, SABC 1 exhilarating property, Skeem Saam, that claimed a large audience share from its e-tv rival programme, Rhythm City, will be filling in the gap.
It still remains unclear as to whether the fired actors will be going back to work at Hanley Studios. The actors recently indicated that they are willing to back to work and pleaded with reluctant Mfundi to take them back.
Today South Africa enters into a last day of boycotting Generations by switching off their tv sets between 8-8:30 PM in an attempt to exert pressure on MMSV heavyweight, Mfundi Vundla. The call was proposed by COSATU Secretary General, Zwelinzima Vavi and was met with mixed reactions from South Africans.
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