- The SABC has decided to put the filming of Generations: The Legacy on hold for a month
- It is alleged that a contractual dispute between producers and the broadcaster is the reason behind the soapie being taken off air
- In the meantime, the SABC will re-run iconic episodes from the show's 28-year period
SABC 1’s popular soapie, Generations: The Legacy, has been put on hold and taken off air for a month, in what reports state is due to a “contractual dispute” between the producers and the broadcaster.
According to TshisaLIVE, a statement received from the SABC claims it would screen selected iconic episodes of the soapie from Monday, “In celebration of its indomitable records, reminiscing on talent who went on to become household names and storytelling spanning 28 years.”
However, the Sunday World reported that the decision was made to cover up that no new episodes were being shot in order to buy both parties time to settle a “dispute”.
The publication claimed that the length of each episode was being disputed. Mfundi Vundla’s Porula Pictures had rejected the SABC’s decision to reduce episodes from 24 to 22 minutes so the SABC could accommodate more adverts to generate more revenue.
“Two minutes out of 24 minutes might appear a drop in the ocean in the eyes of an ordinary person, but if you look at those minutes per month, it’s exactly 40 minutes, so the producers stand to lose a lot of money if they agree to these new terms and conditions. Remember, they get paid per minute,” said a source.
But in the meantime, the SABC has decided to screen episodes featuring Archie Moroka, Kenneth Mashaba, Karabo Moroka, Julia Motene and Glen Majosis.
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Earlier today, Briefly.co.za also reported that media personality and actress, Candice Modiselle, took to social media to announce that she is leaving the SABC 1 soapie, Generations: The Legacy.
After three years on the show, Candice’s character, Lerato Matema, will bow out of Generations: The Legacy in season 8, episode 260.
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