Entire cast of South African popular soap, ‘Generations’ fired




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generationsAll cast for REALLY popular South African soap opera Generations has been booted off….

According to reports, show’ 16 actors were sacked after embarking on a strike action in a long-running over pay and contracts.

Mfundi Vlunda, executive producer show told a South African radio station that cast would be sought.

“There were actors before, there be actors in the future,” he told Talk Radio 702. “Generations go on, doesn’t mean the demise the series.”

“We’ve been engaging with them since October last year,” said Mr Vlunda.

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He added that the cast had been asked to continue recording the show while negotiations continued but refused.

“That’ , finished, a termination,” he added.

Mr Vlunda branded the actors’ pay and contractual demands “unreasonable” and claimed 12 South Africa’ highest paid actors were Generations cast .

Generations follows black middle-class characters working in advertising.

It first aired in 1993, a year before South African’s first democratic multi-party brought Nelson Mandela to power.

The programme – known as a “soapie” – is a popular draw with ordinary South Africans, providing a source of aspiration to TV viewers.

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