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SAFTAs 2009: All The Winners

Written by TVSA Team from the blog News on 09 Feb 2009
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Winner Natalie Becker with comedian Joey Rashdien, who told us he's fully into her

On Saturday night (7 February) the 2009 SAFTAs were held at the State Theatre in Pretoria. Hosted by comedian Trevor Noah, the event was broadcast live on SABC2 and began with a Red Carpet intro. to the evening presented by Jason Greer and Nonhle Thema.

Here are all the winners for the night highlighted in red, amongst the nominees for each category *note:excludes the Craft Award categories:

TV COMEDY

Best Supporting Actor

Thabo Mnguni (Family Bonds)
Denzel Edgar (FONT)
Owen Swanson (City Ses'la)

Best Supporting Actress

Dionne Malan (The Coconuts)
Shaeleen Tobin (The Coconuts)
Nkuli Sibeko (City Ses'la)

Best Actor

Darren Maule (FONT)
Meren Reddy (City Ses'la)
Richard van der Westhuizen (Andries Plak)

Best Actress

Phumzile Mlangeni (Family Bonds)
Thuli Thabethe (City Ses'la)
Tumi Masemola (City Ses'la)

Best Director

Timm Andrews (The Coconuts)
Joshua Rous (City Ses'la)
Alex Yazbek (Kompleks II)

Best Ensemble Cast

FONT
Kompleks II
City Ses'la

Best Comedy

FONT
Kompleks II
City Ses'la

GENERAL TV

Best Youth & Children Programme

Hip 2B2
Soul Buddyz
Which Way?

Best News & Actuality Programme

Police Brutality
Private Hospital Fees - Carte Blanche
I.D. Theft

Best Sports Show

Shosholoza
Siyadlala
Slamdunk

Best Magazine Programme

Eastern Mosaic
Pasella
Top Billing

Best Variety Show

Big Up
Roer
The Weakest Link

Best Game Show

Crazy Games
Noot vir Noot
Jam Alley

Best Reality Show

The Biggest Loser
Revlon Supermodel
Strictly Come Dancing

Best Educational Programme

Making Moves
Our Moments
Takalani Sesame

Best Factual Educational Entertainment

Khumbul’ekhaya
Solving It
Zola 7

Best Talkshow

Big Up
Chartroom
Ziyawa La

Best Music Show

Gospel Time
Starlight Classic
Metro FM Awards

Best TV Wildlife Programme

Hippo Hell
Cheetah Blood Brothers
Lions of Crocodile River

Best Documentary Short

Blues for Tiro
Betrayed - Counting the Booty Series
Art of God

Best Documentary Feature

Ingrid Jonker
A pair of Boots & a Bicycle
Love, Communism, Revolution & Rivonia - The Bram Fischer Story

TV SOAP

Best Supporting Actor

Mduduzi Mabaso (Rhythm City)
Zane Meas (7de Laan)
Leslie Fong (Isidingo)

Best Supporting Actress

Nokuthula Ledwaba (Rhythm City)
Florence Masebe (Muvhango)
Candy Moloi (Muvhango)

Best Actor

Jamie Barlett (Rhythm City)
Menzi Ngubane (Generations)
Zenzo Ngqobe (Rhythm City)

Best Actress

Nthati Moshesh (Scandal!)
Ashley Callie (Isidingo)
Sonia Mbele (Generations)

Best Directed Soap

Isidingo
Generations
Rhythm City

Best Ensemble Cast

7de Laan
Isidingo
Rhythm City

PUBLIC VOTES

Best Dressed

Karabo Moroka (Generations) - Connie Ferguson
Dineo Mashaba (Generations) - Katlego Danke
Lucilla Vilakazi (Rhythm City) - KB Motsilanyane

Best Comic

Queen (Generations) - Sophie Ndaba
Fats (Rhythm City) - Mpho Molepo
Paula (7de Laan) - Diaan Lawrenson

Best Hero/Heroine

Karabo Moroka (Generations) - Connie Ferguson
Sibusisio Dlomo "Ngamla" (Generations) - Menzi Ngubane
Rajesh Kumar (Isidingo) - Jack Devnarain

Best Villain/Villainess

Barker Haynes (Isidingo) - Robert Whitehead
Doobsie Mukwevho (Muvhango)
David Genaro (Rhythm City) - Jamie Bartlett

Best Soapie

Isidingo
Muvhango
Generations
7de Laan
Rhythm City
Scandal

FILM

Best Animation

Backyard Stories
Kiep and kiep and Sporro

Best Student Film

Shadow Boy
Service Pistol

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Cynthia Shange
With an extra Award to Carl Fischer

TV DRAMA

Best Drama Mini-series

Entabeni
Erfsondes
Riemvasmaak

Best Supporting Actress

Connie Chiume (Zone 14)
Denise Newman (Riemvasmaak)
Esmeralda Bihl (Riemvasmaak)

Best Supporting Actor

Nick Boraine (Crossroads)
Dumisane Dlamini (Usindiso)
Mpho Molepo (Justice for All)

Best Actress

Portia Joel (Riemvasmaak)
Pamela Nomvete (Crossroads)
Linda Sokhulu (Ubizo)

Best Actor

Thomas Gumebe (Bay of Plenty)
Tumisho Masha (Crossroads)
Errol Schartz (Riemvasmaak)

Best Director

Sara Blecher & John Trengrove (Bay of Plenty)
Norman Maake (Entabeni)
Peter Goldsmid & Xoli Norman (Riemvasmaak)

Best Ensemble Cast

Bay of Plenty
Riemvasmaak
Zone 14

Best Full-Length Drama

Bay of Plenty
Crossroads
Zone 14

FEATURE FILMS

Best Music Composition

No nominations. One winner: Confessions Of A Gambler

Best Cinematographer

Mike Downie/Amelia (The World Unseen)
Jonathan Kovel (Confessions of a Gambler)
Sunel Haasbroek (Big Fellas)

Best Supporting Actor

David Dennis (The World Unseen)
Cokey Falkow (Big Fellas)
Kagiso Lediga (Big Fellas)

Best Supporting Actress

Natalie Becker (The World Unseen)
Nabeweya Scello (Confesssions of a Gambler)
Grethe Fox (The World Unseen)

Best Ensemble Cast

No nominations. One winner: The World Unseen.

Best Writing Team

Shamim Sarif (The World Unseen)
Rayda Jacobs (Confessions of a Gambler)

Best Director

No nominations. One winner: Shamim Sarif (The World Unseen)





78 Comments

Firstdvd
09 Feb 2009 05:51

About these awards~something was missing. Though I can't exactly point out what is it but ya :-(

Toxic
09 Feb 2009 07:30

i don't know half the winners.....City Sesla the biggest winner?????????WTF?

Positivity1
09 Feb 2009 07:40

I thought Trevor was amazing as a comedian/ host.

GML
09 Feb 2009 07:41

City Sesla  is a good South African comedy. They deserve it. But Isidingo winning best Soapie- NEVER

Cande
09 Feb 2009 07:57

Trevor was kak funny man, stll need to know wtf was Generations producers thinking for boycotting the show like that??LOL!!!

mstick
09 Feb 2009 08:06

About these awards~something was missing. Though I can't exactly point out what is it but ya :-(
.........it was so dull the was no intertainment no musos

dali
09 Feb 2009 08:07

i watched the whole show and my highlight was when that white chick thanked her cat i ROTFLMAO.

mjj
09 Feb 2009 08:17

the show was long and boring.......but the opening sequence, Lira's performance and RJ were ok.....

ms.tebby
09 Feb 2009 08:25

bubu mazibuko I hope you are fine now after the bad news you recieved....

the show was just too longcouldnt sit up the whole night to finish watching the whole show

and the Generations, producers/actors/actresses??????

ngwana
09 Feb 2009 08:34

On RC i feel Zenzo is better than Jamie.  I think he should have gotten the award.

Serenity
09 Feb 2009 08:36

bubu mazibuko I hope you are fine now after the bad news you recieved.... 

what news Ms T?...pls share with us

Fantapine
09 Feb 2009 08:36

By the way what bad news did Bubu Mazibuko receive?
Trevor Noah was born to do that job..he was excellent. Isidingo best soap? nooo i dont think so..Rhythm city desrved it!
Best comic- Mpho Molepo aka Fats deserved it.

Overall a very good show.

babyjoe
09 Feb 2009 08:41

My favourite come WON................................................................................................well done City Sesla!!!!!

dali
09 Feb 2009 08:57

ja and thuli thabethe  thanked her koekie i LMAO ja this was something else joh

belz
09 Feb 2009 09:02

im so happy that GENARO won!!!!! City Sesla, all those awards, WTF??????? their last season was sooooo lukewarm, i dont understand!!!

Isidingo , best soap, nc nc nc!!!
Queen, best comic,ngeke!!!!!
TREVOR NOAH ROCKS!!!!! 

GUYS CHRIS BEAT RIHANNA UP, YINTONI THIXO NGALOYAMFANA!!!! shem but he handed himself in, sorry Riri. how can Chris be abusive at such a young age, my crush immediately died after i heard the  news.

monchooza
09 Feb 2009 09:08

I am just happy Karabo Moroka won...I love that woman

ms.tebby
09 Feb 2009 09:08

@ Serenity  she just just when i was wondering why she was giving a sulky face, she mentioned she recieved a phone call that gave her bad news just b4 she went on stage to present the award

it was my first time to hear some of the winners.....infact most of them 

and yeah Lira's performance was great

Ms. Jay
09 Feb 2009 09:09

was a bit disappointment with some of the results but hey...

Renegade
09 Feb 2009 09:12

TSHO, All hail to Suffocate, he is the man! And that humbling acceptance speech!

Ok, my views:

Best actress: Sonia Sedibe? WTF, they are saying Sonia is better that Nthati Moshesh? I'm sorry, although we see things differently, I'm sure that's one thing we can all agree on, Nthati was robbed!

Trevor is a wonderful host, he should do these award shows more often, it's a pity the show was too long though. They should have atleast put the the Soap and Drama categories at the end, because that was what ppl were there for. The film awards at the end were not worth staying up for. 

Orlando: What can I say? Does this guy think he's a big actor on Isidingo? Number 1, he had clear beef with Generations for not showing up, which was none of his business, but made for good TV. And then he appoints himself spokesperson of the show after they win...lol! Like really now!

Terry and Leleti: Eish, something was making me cringe when those two were presenting their awards...eish, some things are better left unsaid. 




zulugal
09 Feb 2009 09:17

what happened to sydney matlhaku, did he have a stroke or something.  it broke my heart seeng him lyk that

Renegade
09 Feb 2009 09:18

Oh, and Linda Sokhulu really looks good shem...I still love her.

Mabuu
09 Feb 2009 09:20

Isidingo can't be the best soapie, jeeer!

andileKhuzwa
09 Feb 2009 09:22

TREVOR NOAH ROCKS!!!!! I think he was the best thing at the awards. Personally I think the South African Film & TV Awards should be renamed the SABC Film & TV Awards- it is really felt like SABC was the only broadcaster represented. Thumbs to Generations for boycotting the event- I think South Africans should stand up and demand the Awards represent every South African- I know the money comes from the government through the NFVF but we are all tax payers and we deserve better.

Sbam
09 Feb 2009 09:28

Trevor was just amazing, the boy is talented...... JD

Isidingo best sopie, i was shooo-ckeeed
I also feel hore Nthati Moshesh is much beta actor than Sonia Mbele
Sis Joyce Skefu,  sometimes it helps to just be urself....... don't try 2 hard....

awards were just to long......

ms.tebby
09 Feb 2009 09:31

eish Candy Moloi, you are telling the truth-there is a difference between you & vho-makhadzi

Cande
09 Feb 2009 09:32

Leleti Khumalo & Terry Pheto didnt have to make it seem obvious that they reading the script

belz
09 Feb 2009 09:39

Yeah Rene!!! Sonia's acting cannot be compared to Nthathi's acting, jeeer, i was so mad when they announced the winner. i thot that was such a load of bull, nx!!! And Mamokete, she loooked so..........., so, i dont know.

Suffocate is THE man. I want Wright Ngubeni and i also want Nonhle's brother.

Renegade
09 Feb 2009 09:54

And Mamokete, she loooked so..........., so, i dont know. 

Tsho Belz, how could I forget...? She looked like a baloon waiting to pos...hai man, does she not have children, why let her out the house looking like that? Hai bo!

Ye, Jonathan Thula rocks naye shame...

belz
09 Feb 2009 09:57

Was there no horns at the end of the show kante? i noticed that Vhomakadzi and a few other just made aceptance speeches without getting the horn.

Serenity
09 Feb 2009 10:07

Trevor Noah was born to do that job..he was excellent

TREVOR NOAH ROCKS!!!!! 

Trevor was kak funny man

That's my main man...:-)

cool one
09 Feb 2009 10:16

We all know that Nthathi is the best but it depends who gets a lot of votes, buy your family and friend airtime to do the voting for you. I am sure Isidee cast did the same for their soaps. 

I think the generations cast were told not attend, we must blame them, don't involve  them in management kwals.

JuneRose
09 Feb 2009 10:28

4 nominating Sonia Mbele i think they were just pleasing Mfundi Mvundla bcoz in his statement/s he was complaining about SAFTAS 4 not recognising his actors/actress. 

Guyz don't you think we should watch The World Unseen who never watch it before to check does it really deserve the awards from head to toe. 

For that boy (the little one) from Chesa taking that award i was expecting the one from Rhythm City (eeh Bra Safo).

blueroze
09 Feb 2009 10:33

They should have atleast put the the Soap and Drama categories at the end, because that was what ppl were there for. >>>>>>>>i slept after the best soap award, it is only now that i realise the show was far from over....they must restructure the line up. kante what happened to save te best for last. i thought since we were voting, those categories we at the end of the program.


Maletsatsi's laughing was irritating me.

JuneRose
09 Feb 2009 10:42

@ cool one 
Ya they were told not to attend this awards. Mr. Mfundla himself In a letter addressed to his staff, Vundla reportedly requested that they do not attend the awards function “to avoid creating the impression that Generations in any way supports Safta ... ”
Vundla also criticised the judging process for “not being transparent"

Isidingo - Best Soapie thats terrible.

Lex
09 Feb 2009 10:45

I was also not happy about the 'length' of the awards and I feel some of the categories were unnecessary.She bathong Orlando,it felt so weird to hear him blabbering so much and at the after party he thought he was hotter than boiling water.Guys u shud've seen how Suffocate's girlfriend was squeezing his hand while the nominees were on screen (just before Suffo was announced as the winner)and I think she was praying.Suffo then said to her 'Khawume wena bo,uzo fainta hawu' (sp).And when brother man was announced as the winner,sistaz jumped from her chair b4 brothaz and gave the loudest scream.shame talk about having support for your partner,shweet!

Chix
09 Feb 2009 10:47

Sonia Sedibe's/Mbele's acting will NEVER EVER be better than that of Ntathi's acting naninina nango 4 ekuseni!!! Ntathi deserved the AWARD I don't care who says what!!! .

The show was long boring and tiredsome but Trevor rocked the stage...He is such a cutie!!!

mjj
09 Feb 2009 10:50

Yazi i felt so lost at the awards...clearly i'm the only person who doesn't watch Rhythm City....so from today onwards no more Sewedelaan....I'm watching Rhythm City......

myname
09 Feb 2009 10:53

LOL Lex.. thats Shweet!

missy l
09 Feb 2009 10:54

They must be joking,really Sonia mbele? she just cant be better than Nthati or Ashley that award must go back, as for that Jamie guy (Genaro) i also think Zenzo is doing a brilliant job than him,  really the boy is  very good.

missy l
09 Feb 2009 10:59

by the way can anyone enlighten me what happened with Bubu? what was the terrible news?

Cande
09 Feb 2009 11:01

you and me both MJJ, i still love Isidingo

Renegade
09 Feb 2009 11:05

We all know that Nthathi is the best but it depends who gets a lot of votes, buy your family and friend airtime to do the voting for you. I am sure Isidee cast did the same for their soaps. 

@Cool one: That award wasn't a public vote award...so that's no excuse. Sonia nje was given that award for reasons beyond my comprehension!

JadaPinkett
09 Feb 2009 11:09

I'm glad that Ntombi made it phela she is the best actress to me, i'm also happy about David he is a hero due to his role that he plays.

maile
09 Feb 2009 11:13

Guys u shud've seen how Suffocate's girlfriend was squeezing his hand while the nominees were on screen (just before Suffo was announced as the winner)and I think she was praying.Suffo then said to her 'Khawume wena bo,uzo fainta hawu' (sp).And when brother man was announced as the winner,sistaz jumped from her chair b4 brothaz and gave the loudest scream.shame talk about having support for your partner,shweet!
Thats funny Lex! tl tl tl
I just love TVSA!

Joe
09 Feb 2009 11:35

Ntathi Moshesh may be the best actress, but in Scandal, she is not creating fireworks. I feel like she is trying too hard to be heartless! And yeah she is not convincing, she is not as natural as she was in Home Affairs. Sonia is relaxed, she seems authentic, and she is just natural! She definitely deserved the award!

Public vote : Isidingo Best soapie! True, Isidingo does not have ridiculous storylines, there is some serious thought for each and every storyline, even though they may not attract gazillions of viewers!

mjj
09 Feb 2009 11:42

Molo Joe....how's the varsity internet treating you so far????

TheLady
09 Feb 2009 11:42

How is Sidney Matlhaku zulugirl?

Lex
09 Feb 2009 11:43

I also have to start watching rhythm city eish.

calamity
09 Feb 2009 11:50

Really Joe, your logic is flawed, What are you saying here, I have never watched Home affairs, I watch Scandal on weekdays, and I know for a fact that Nthati is the best actress in SA (which means that according to you, if I did  watch HA, it would just reaffirm my belief that Nthati is the best), no questions asked. Sonia is relaxed, she seems authentic, please!!!!!!!!!

mjj
09 Feb 2009 11:52

cala - don't start with that child please.....uJoe akaphikiswa......

Lex
09 Feb 2009 11:52

Why was Sydney Matlhaku walking with the aid of a crutch,what happened to him?

belz
09 Feb 2009 11:57

LOL!!! calamity, i agree with you shlobo sam' to me sonia tries hard to be a feminist or whatever it is, i cannot compare her acting to Nthathi.

myname
09 Feb 2009 12:07

I still say, Isidingo 4 best soap My Foot

makaNALEDI
09 Feb 2009 12:35

Isidingo Best soap NO. Yippie for Thomas and Bay of Plenty

zulugal
09 Feb 2009 13:26

He was limping(on crutches)  draging his foot like he had a stroke.

mjj
09 Feb 2009 14:08

more like acting as if he was limping.......

sponono
09 Feb 2009 14:23

Ntanthi Moshesh if you're reading this ..IN MY EYES YOU are the BEST ACTRESS

having said that I'm GLAD Menzi Ngubane did not WIN


LIRA  is grace and elegance personified dont care who says what..

and HOW IS KARABO a HEROINE..when did she save the day or anyone...excpet thru donating and that is not so dramatic and heroic in my eyes...come now...WFT

Cande
09 Feb 2009 14:28

guys did Ladysmith Black Mambazo win a grammy???

mjj
09 Feb 2009 14:34

I don't think so Cande

Pooky
09 Feb 2009 14:46

yes they did Cande...Gareth Cliff told me this morning on 5fm.....its the  third one now....well done LBM

calamity
09 Feb 2009 14:47

You are wrong mjj, @ Cande, yes LBM have won a Grammy (last night,or this morning in south african time.) Soweto Gospel choir were in the same category.

belz
09 Feb 2009 14:53

Talking about Grammy's im so glad Coldplay won a grammy for VivaLavida!!!!!

mjj
09 Feb 2009 14:55

sorry i thought SGC are the ones that won......

dip1
09 Feb 2009 15:23

youknowme

 guys...ISIDINGO ROCKS, im telling you if ISIDINGO was on the same slot as Generations you were gonna see how terrible generations is, Isidingo is professional all the way, the acting, directing,scripts all the best SA can offer, the plot is not  stupid, straightforward and boring, you get to feel the charecters, the mood and its nail biting with twists all the way...those who dont support its well deserved awards are ignorent and rigid!  i've stopped entertaining generations long time ago, ka noko ya bo Ntsiki and Archie...at least the plot was good then, not the chop and change of charecters like we see now.

and im telling you the next best thing is Rhythm city! i cant even mention Movhango...it boils my blood i refuse to watch kak

City Ses'la rocks, best comedy ever to come out of SA!

gauteng
09 Feb 2009 15:25

i think some how the made a mistake ISIDINGO THE best soepie,i think these people who i making these nominations must be in some kind of giving each other a chance because i think that generations deservers the award.that other year  it was isiding last yearr generations this year isidingo next year what?generations again.plis stop playing games and give the award to the people who derseve it,atleast you could have given it to movhango not isidingo bathong!!!!!

gauteng
09 Feb 2009 15:25

i think some how the made a mistake ISIDINGO THE best soepie,i think these people who i making these nominations must be in some kind of giving each other a chance because i think that generations deservers the award.that other year  it was isiding last yearr generations this year isidingo next year what?generations again.plis stop playing games and give the award to the people who derseve it,atleast you could have given it to movhango not isidingo bathong!!!!!

Mabuu
09 Feb 2009 15:26

it's amazing how LBM win Grammies while it looks like we don't appreciate them emzansi. They are really something big out there! i don't even remember when was the last time i heard a LBM song in the radio!

mjj
09 Feb 2009 15:37

lol @ Mabuu

blueroze
09 Feb 2009 15:44

@Mabuu moporofeta ga a mogolo mo ga bone (you only get appreciated by people who dont know you)
same like o jola le motho mara ge o ya ko kasi ya bona you hear stories gore ke lahlie, e ne wena o head over heels ka ena.
so le LBM fela jalo

Segololo
09 Feb 2009 16:08

1000000 kwaz @ bluerose... Ke nnete  (it's the truth!)

ms.tebby
09 Feb 2009 16:38

ke dumalana le wena foo blue..

Toxic
09 Feb 2009 17:30

'Khawume wena bo,uzo fainta hawu' (sp).

kwa kwa kwa kwa!!!!

Talking about Grammy's im so glad Coldplay won a grammy for VivaLavida!!!!!

me too!

cala - don't start with that child please.....uJoe akaphikiswa......

LMAO!!

kandaba
10 Feb 2009 11:33

Yo Guys i'm just happy that Mdu Mabaso won the award for best supporting actor especially because owase kasi lami, he has made Alex proud.  

ada flo
10 Feb 2009 14:09

Karabo, best dressed, yes, she deserves it

But Isidingo the best soap?  do not agree with that at lease not now.

Sonia Sedibe, best actress?  do not agree.

babyOmuhle
10 Feb 2009 14:28

speaking about isidingo ppl, hv u heard? plz read this article from the city press





SABC delay bursts soapie’s bubble


THE actors from Isidingo are facing an ­uncertain future after talk that the popular soapie will be canned due to contractual problems with the SABC.

On Monday, all actors were told to stay at home until further notice.

City Press can reveal that Endemol SA, which produces the daily SABC3 soapie, halted production on Monday after the SABC failed to sign a new contract.

It is understood that the two parties are quarrelling over finances. Endemol is insisting that the SABC should pump more money into the production of the award-winning soapie. Now Isidingo stars such as Hlubi Mboya, Meshack Mavuso, Keketso Semoko, Lesego Motsepe and Sthandiwe Kgoroge are sitting at home.

A source said: “Everyone is scared ­because no one knows what is going on. People were taken by surprise when we were told to stop coming to work until further notice. No explanation was given.”

Endemol chief executive Harrie Linders confirmed that he had stopped production after the three-year contract with the SABC lapsed last week.

He said the SABC had still not signed the new contract although they had started negotiations about nine months ago.

“I have no contract on my desk signed by the SABC. I don’t understand why they’re taking so long when they were warned in time,” he said.

Linders dismissed talk that the delay had to do with money. He said it had more to do with SABC bureaucracy.

SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago admitted that it had delayed signing the new contract.

“There are no conflicts between the SABC and Endemol. The process to renew the contract started, but it went beyond the date when the existing contract ended,” he said.

He said the SABC was confident this would not affect viewers as Endemol had shot advance episodes. He could not say when the SABC would sign the contract.
on other news,

ii also do blv that nthathi frm scandal shld hv won, david genaro best villan as well and stone best actor, yho!1 its hard was his doin that boy



















Cecil Motsepe




THE actors from Isidingo are facing an ­uncertain future after talk that the popular soapie will be canned due to contractual problems with the SABC.

On Monday, all actors were told to stay at home until further notice.

City Press can reveal that Endemol SA, which produces the daily SABC3 soapie, halted production on Monday after the SABC failed to sign a new contract.

It is understood that the two parties are quarrelling over finances. Endemol is insisting that the SABC should pump more money into the production of the award-winning soapie. Now Isidingo stars such as Hlubi Mboya, Meshack Mavuso, Keketso Semoko, Lesego Motsepe and Sthandiwe Kgoroge are sitting at home.

A source said: “Everyone is scared ­because no one knows what is going on. People were taken by surprise when we were told to stop coming to work until further notice. No explanation was given.”

Endemol chief executive Harrie Linders confirmed that he had stopped production after the three-year contract with the SABC lapsed last week.

He said the SABC had still not signed the new contract although they had started negotiations about nine months ago.

“I have no contract on my desk signed by the SABC. I don’t understand why they’re taking so long when they were warned in time,” he said.

Linders dismissed talk that the delay had to do with money. He said it had more to do with SAB

babyOmuhle
10 Feb 2009 14:28

speaking about isidingo ppl, hv u heard? plz read this article from the city press





SABC delay bursts soapie’s bubble


THE actors from Isidingo are facing an ­uncertain future after talk that the popular soapie will be canned due to contractual problems with the SABC.

On Monday, all actors were told to stay at home until further notice.

City Press can reveal that Endemol SA, which produces the daily SABC3 soapie, halted production on Monday after the SABC failed to sign a new contract.

It is understood that the two parties are quarrelling over finances. Endemol is insisting that the SABC should pump more money into the production of the award-winning soapie. Now Isidingo stars such as Hlubi Mboya, Meshack Mavuso, Keketso Semoko, Lesego Motsepe and Sthandiwe Kgoroge are sitting at home.

A source said: “Everyone is scared ­because no one knows what is going on. People were taken by surprise when we were told to stop coming to work until further notice. No explanation was given.”

Endemol chief executive Harrie Linders confirmed that he had stopped production after the three-year contract with the SABC lapsed last week.

He said the SABC had still not signed the new contract although they had started negotiations about nine months ago.

“I have no contract on my desk signed by the SABC. I don’t understand why they’re taking so long when they were warned in time,” he said.

Linders dismissed talk that the delay had to do with money. He said it had more to do with SABC bureaucracy.

SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago admitted that it had delayed signing the new contract.

“There are no conflicts between the SABC and Endemol. The process to renew the contract started, but it went beyond the date when the existing contract ended,” he said.

He said the SABC was confident this would not affect viewers as Endemol had shot advance episodes. He could not say when the SABC would sign the contract.
on other news,

ii also do blv that nthathi frm scandal shld hv won, david genaro best villan as well and stone best actor, yho!1 its hard was his doin that boy



















Cecil Motsepe




THE actors from Isidingo are facing an ­uncertain future after talk that the popular soapie will be canned due to contractual problems with the SABC.

On Monday, all actors were told to stay at home until further notice.

City Press can reveal that Endemol SA, which produces the daily SABC3 soapie, halted production on Monday after the SABC failed to sign a new contract.

It is understood that the two parties are quarrelling over finances. Endemol is insisting that the SABC should pump more money into the production of the award-winning soapie. Now Isidingo stars such as Hlubi Mboya, Meshack Mavuso, Keketso Semoko, Lesego Motsepe and Sthandiwe Kgoroge are sitting at home.

A source said: “Everyone is scared ­because no one knows what is going on. People were taken by surprise when we were told to stop coming to work until further notice. No explanation was given.”

Endemol chief executive Harrie Linders confirmed that he had stopped production after the three-year contract with the SABC lapsed last week.

He said the SABC had still not signed the new contract although they had started negotiations about nine months ago.

“I have no contract on my desk signed by the SABC. I don’t understand why they’re taking so long when they were warned in time,” he said.

Linders dismissed talk that the delay had to do with money. He said it had more to do with SAB

babyOmuhle
10 Feb 2009 14:32

sorry abt the way this article is put....

jmdladla
10 Feb 2009 20:30

ISIDINGO is one of the best Soapies. The stories are relevant. They handle HIV issue with the respect and informed way it deserves. I think people just need to watch for few weeks and they will enjoy it. The actors and actresses are talented. If it could air at 20H00 it would bit Generations hands down. It was unproffessional of the Generations crew not to attand the awards. All the more reason we should stop watching. Their story line is lame anyways.

Trevor was on fire. Micheal Mol was chaffed. He killed me with the Bollywood stuff. He was on point.


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