'Generations' soapie to take two-month hiatus
The show is taking time to revamp following the dismissal of 16 actors.
JOHANNESBURG - The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) says popular soapie Generations will take a two month hiatus to revamp itself allegedly due to the dismissal of 16 actors.
On Friday the SABC announced that the soapie will go off air from the first of October until December to allow more episodes to be recorded.
The last recorded episode will be aired at the end of this month.
It's been over a month since 16 of the soapie's main actors went on strike demanding increased salaries, royalties and other benefits.
Last month MMSV Productions said the 16 actors were not irreplaceable and vowed to continue the soapie without them.
SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago says, "Whether the actors are coming back or not, that is neither here nor there. The fact of the matter is whether they are coming or not coming, there episodes will be finished come the end of September, we had to have a contingency plan."