- ‘Uzalo’ will continue filming after receiving payment from the SABC
- The broadcaster has been struggling to pay its production companies due to cash flow issues
- Other production companies may still be in danger of not receiving their salaries
Fans of the hit show, ‘Uzalo’ can rejoice as filming will resume in the next few days after finally reaching an agreement with the SABC.
The SABC announced in August that they were experiencing financial difficulties and were struggling to pay their production companies.
While the cast and crew of ‘Uzalo’ were lucky enough to receive payment, some of the other shows may not share the same fate.
The SABC has paid the salaries of the production companies responsible for creating their highest grossing shows, but smaller productions may not be paid and will be forced to shut down.
City Press reports that the SABC has racked up to R694 million in debt but the broadcaster managed to come up with some money from the month-end budget to pay the ‘Uzalo’ team.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that the cast and crew of ‘Uzalo’ stopped filming after their salaries were not paid by the 25th of August.
The SABC have now implemented a plan to pay the smaller productions through weekly instalments, but it is unclear as to which of the companies will be receiving that money.
Neo Momodu, a spokesperson for the broadcaster released a statement saying that the no more information can be given as the contracts and talks with the producers are confidential.
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