Generations actors fired!

MMSV Productions says it has terminated the contracts of the striking actors of the SABC1 soapie drama, Generations.

The following actors have been fired from Generations.

  • Anga Makubalo (MJ)
  • Atandwa Kani (Samora)
  • Katlego Danke (Dineo)
  • Mandla Gaduka (Choppa)
  • Menzi Ngubane (Sibusiso)
  • Nambitha Mpulwana (Mawande)
  • Patrick Shai (Patrick)
  • Slindile Nodangala (Ruby)
  • Sophie Ndaba (Queen)
  • Seputla Sebogodi (Kenneth)
  • Thami Mnqolo (Senzo)
  • Thato Molamu (Nicholas)
  • Winnie Ntshaba (Khetiwe)
  • Zenande Mfenyana (Nolunthu)
  • Zikhona Sodlaka (Priska)
  • Zolisa Xaluva (Jason)

The actors have received their letters of dismissal and are examining their legal options according to a statement from the Generations Actors Guild.

“We are saddened by this development, but remain steadfast in our goal to ensure fair working conditions for ourselves as creative professionals,” the cast said.

MMSV Productions released a statement on Monday afternoon to say that the contracts of the striking actors had been terminated.

“MMSV Productions, following consultation with the South African Broadcasting Corporation [SABC], have today [Monday] terminated the contracts of the striking actors on the SABC1 soap drama, Generations. The termination follows calls by both parties for the actors to return for recordings, following the start of their illegal strike.”

Generations is the most lucrative soap opera in South Africa, with a viewership of about 7.5 million.

In the statement, the SABC and MMSV Productions said measures have been put in place to ensure the future of the show and that this would be made public soon.

Generations: June 2014 Teasers

Coming up on Generations this June, 2014:

Monday 2 June 2014
Episode 115 (4137)

Priska is freaked by what the prophet has to say. A confused Ruby seeks Khethiwe out for advice. A thug arrives at Siqalo, ready to kill his unsuspecting victim.

Tuesday 3 June 2014
Episode 116 (4138)

Mnqobi takes a turn for the worst. MJ promises panicked Noluntu he’ll sort things out. Patrick realises something fishy is going on.

Wednesday 4 June 2014
Episode 117 (4139)

Ngamla receives a grim warning. Jason begs for a job. Susan tells a terrible lie to cover her tracks.

Thursday 5 June 2014
Episode 118 (4140)

Priska thinks it’s time to fight back. Anele’s announcement leaves Senzo reeling. Dineo vows to get to the bottom of what’s happening at the shebeen.

Friday 6 June 2014
Episode 119 (4141)

Choppa jumps at the chance to bump into his ex. Patrick finds the evidence he was looking for. MJ is stuck between a rock and a hard place.


Monday 9 June 2014
Episode 120 (4142)

Nicholas isn’t sure what he’s let himself in for. Ruby vows to teach Susan a lesson. Bianca’s had enough and calls it quits.

Tuesday 10 June 2014
Episode 121 (4143)

Dineo can’t hide her fear of Ngamla. Khethiwe is furious when a friend sabotages her project. Choppa manages to put his foot in it yet again.

Wednesday 11 June 2014
Episode 122 (4144)

Mary takes revenge after being put in her place. Queen’s bitten off more than she can chew. The customers make a run for it when a gang of armed men arrive at the shebeen.

Thursday 12 June 2014
Episode 123 (4145)

Senzo is annoyed by Will’s lack of support. Jason gets his groove back. MJ decides to do the right thing.

Friday 13 June 2014
Episode 124 (4146)

Choppa’s good intentions go horribly wrong. Ruby is caught off guard by a forbidden kiss. Dineo has lost her fight.


Monday 16 June 2014
Episode 125 (4147)

The press conference doesn’t go the way Ngamla had hoped. Khethiwe realises Queen stole her idea. Noluntu urges her brother to make things right.

Tuesday 17 June 2014
Episode 126 (4148)

Nicholas is furious about Pearl’s Youth Day article. Mawande is desperate to hide the truth from her children. Senzo’s apology falls on deaf ears.

Wednesday 18 June 2014
Episode 127 (4149)

Patrick is hurt about the way he’s being treated. Will wants to elope. MJ is ready to accept his destiny.

Thursday 19 June 2014
Episode 128 (4150)

Tensions run high amongst the Dlomos. Anele summons the guilty lovers to see her. Khethiwe is shocked by Ruby’s confession.

Friday 20 June 2014
Episode 129 (4151)

Senzo is intrigued when his ex wants to meet. The ceremony is interrupted by a terrified scream. Far away, in Thailand, a prisoner is released …


Monday 23 June 2014
Episode 130 (4152)

Dineo can’t make sense of her parents’ strange behaviour. Priska pushes Ngamla too far. Nicholas sees a different side to his business partner.

Tuesday 24 June 2014
Episode 131 (4153)

Patrick gets a devastating phone call. Jason isn’t ready to swallow his pride yet. Noluntu loses her temper and slaps someone.

Wednesday 25 June 2014
Episode 132 (4154)

Ruby gets it on with a man. Choppa is ready to give up on #hastag WORLD. Ngamla is shocked when his old enemy comes knocking.

Thursday 26 June 2014
Episode 133 (4155)

Khethiwe realises Queen tricked her. MJ makes up an excuse to visit the boys. The Dlomos receives a new houseguest.

Friday 27 June 2014
Episode 134 (4156)

Priska refuses to be beaten by her man’s ex. Noluntu’s behaviour gets even more strange. Nicholas wants to strike while the iron is hot.


Monday 30 June 2014
Episode 135 (4157)

Ngamla says it’s time to switch off the machines. Ruby can’t hide her hurt after hearing Dineo’s news. #hashtag WORLD finally strikes it lucky.

Generations: March Teasers!

Monday, 3 March 2014: Akhona warns Nicholas not to try his luck. Xolani presents the love of his life with a ring. Shock and horror when a long-lost relative shows up at the shebeen.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Ngamla tells Pearl there’s no story but she’s not buying it.   Jason is worried about what Dr Jacobson has to say.  Ruby makes a horrifying discovery about her new ward.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Gogo arrives in Jo’burg and she’s not happy.  Priska gets put on her place.  Dineo receives two major shocks in one day.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Nicholas goes out of his way to woo his ex.  Things go from bad to worse for Ruby.  MJ panics when Akhona resolves to get to the truth.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Pearl gets a lead on the story shes after.   Will gets hold of pills and booze and offers some to Senzo.  Turned on Nicholas says no to sex.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Ngamla snaps at Priska when she pushes for more money.   Queen’s curiosity backfires on her.   Xolani offers to look after Sompisi for one night.

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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Dineo frantically tries to locate her grandfather.   Jason reveals things aren’t going too well at the rehab centre.   Akhona is shocked by what Kimberley’s phone records reveal.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Ruby is unaware when a patron takes a misleading photo of her.   MJ agrees to a rematch with Dirty Harry.   Dr Jacobson is rattled when he gets threatened.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Senzo realises things are about to go from bad to worse.   Sompisi does another disappearing act.   Paramedics have to be called in when a fight gets ugly.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Patricia almost has heart failure when she finds a vagrant in Mocha Mamas.  Ngamla decides to follow Priska’s advice.   Nicholas tries in vain to get Akhona to calm down.

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Monday, 17 March 2014

Choppa does something noble to help a friend.   Dineo is ready to give up the fight.  Ruby can’t take the stress anymore and breaks down.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Dineo is gutted when Dr Xulu gives his diagnosis.   Jason is worried about the state of his marriage.   Bianca pays MJ a visit.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Akhona wants to ask the police for help with her investigation.   Priska is caught off guard by an unexpected revelation.   Senzo is shocked to find out who Will’s visitor is.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Noluntu wastes no time in rubbing salt in her enemy’s wounds.   Ruby acts her heart out in order to get good publicity.   Ngamla admits who Kimberley’s real killer is.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Dineo is shocked to hear about Sompisi being held ‘prisoner’.   MJ realises his secret is out.   Ngamla gets it on with a woman.

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Monday, 24 March 2014

Khethiwe’s help is called in with a marriage proposal.   Senzo seduces Will.  Akhona demands answers about the night her mother died.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Noluntu manipulates Susan to get information out of her.   Ruby tells the public the truth about her father.   Panicked MJ decides to make a run for it.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Jason is pleased about the change he sees in Senzo. Little does he know… Dineo has a plan up her sleeve.  Ngamla won’t allow anything to ruin his big night, least of all Priska.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Akhona vows never to forgive nor forget.  Queen struggles to keep a secret.  Prudence spills all about Sompisi and his family.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Pearl catches the lovers in the act.  Choppa’s freaked when he finds a half naked woman in his flat.  Ruby finally gets her father to recognise her.

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Monday, 31 March 2014

A session of shock therapy goes horribly wrong. MJ is snubbed when he reaches out to a loved one. Dineo puts Ngamla in his place.

Generations: October Teasers!

Generations Teasers: 11 Oct 2013 – 31st Oct 2013

Friday 11 October 2013
Episode 208 (3970)

Noluntu doesn’t like being snubbed by her lover. Dineo makes a startling discovery. Jason is furious when the Prophet dismisses him.

Monday 14 October 2013
Episode 209 (3971)

The Dlomos are shocked when the prophet reveals his isikhonzi. Choppa is over the moon about his surprise visitor. Phenyo gets it on with his sister-in-law.

Tuesday 15 October 2013
Episode 210 (3972)

Senzo bonds with the mother of his child. Jason is furious to be excluded yet again. Zimbini is jealous when Dineo stakes her claim.

Wednesday 16 October 2013
Episode 211 (3973)

Nicholas almost has heart failure when a blast from his past shows up. Noluntu gets in touch with her spiritual side. A miracle happens at the Dlomo house.

Thursday 17 October 2013
Episode 212 (3974)

Zinhle tries her best to catch her man’s attention. Patrick unwittingly rubs salt into his daughter’s wound. Akhona is not happy when her boyfriend gives her the cold shoulder.

Friday 18 October 2013
Episode 213 (3975)

Dineo is rattled by how easily Phenyo lies to her. Choppa is desperate to get MJ a date. Zimbini tries to confess all about the pregnancy scam.


Monday 21 October 2013
Episode 214 (3976)

Senzo is shocked when he finds Zodwa packing her bags. Jason takes an employee to task. Noluntu is floored by an unexpected invitation.

Tuesday 22 October 2013
Episode 215 (3977)

Zinhle realises she’s fighting a losing battle. A heartfelt apology leaves Nicholas floored. The Dlomo house gets a new occupant.

Wednesday 23 October 2013
Episode 216 (3978)

Khethiwe is shocked to see who drops in for a visit. Ruby has a change of heart. Akhona has a plan to get rid of her nemesis.

Thursday 24 October 2013
Episode 217 (3979)

Zodwa still has feelings for Nicholas. Queen gives a friend the worst possible advice. Phenyo and Zimbini are caught in the act.

Friday 25 October 2013
Episode 218 (3980)

Jason insults someone and feels bad about it. Dineo is furious when she realises she’s been duped. Choppa is devastated about his ‘loss’.


Monday 28 October 2013
Episode 219 (3981)

Mnqobi has another seizure. MJ isn’t impressed when he finds out he’s been set up. Nicholas is plagued by more dreams.

Tuesday 29 October 2013
Episode 220 (3982)

Zinhle has had enough and walks out. Ruby finds out the ‘truth’, not realising its one big lie. Akhona freaks when she finds the mended prayer beads.

Wednesday 30 October 2013
Episode 221 (3983)

Choppa tries to win back his lost love. Zimbini wants to mend what’s been broken. Hurt Phenyo finds solace in another woman’s arms.

Thursday 31 October 2013
Episode 222 (3984)

Nicholas is shocked when the holy water works. Who does a prophetess turn to when she’s the one who needs help? Devastated Dineo decides there’s only one way out for her…

Generations scriptwriter reveals it all

Viewers who think that Generations is a bore right now, should hold on to their seats as the upcoming storyline is about to keep you glued to your screens.

 Viewers do not understand that we plan such things, it is not a mistake.

The past four weeks, viewers have been persistently fed with Noluntu’s extremes, to the point of drugging her mother and making her crazy, portraying a monster of a person.

But if you thought that was extreme, wait until Noluntu’s life take a big twist and she is forced her to eat humble pie.

Meanwhile, head of Generations scriptwriting department, Bongi Ndaba says their aim is to create a villainess out of Noluntu.

She says people are used to seeing men playing the villain role, like Sibusiso Dlomo, Ngamla, Jack Mabaso and others.

“We are creating a villainess and that is what people are going to see.”

Okay, so what else can we expect?

Ndaba says, Khethiwe’s character would be one to watch out for as it would definitely get people talking. Her drinking problem would go from bad to worse.

Khethiwe’s plot which focuses on alcoholism is one of the generations mandate, she explains.

“People have already seen her drinking and I know they would be saying why didn’t Generations pick that up. I do not believe that a person drinks today and tomorrow becomes an alcoholic.

“Viewers do not understand that we plan such things, it is not a mistake. We plotted that she is going to start drinking but we are going to deal with alcoholism issue later in the year.”

She further says people take years to become alcoholics but they cannot do that since it’s a television show.

“We had planned that she is going to start drinking and it is going to deteriorate. All the bad things she had done will come out through alcohol. She is not drinking because she enjoys alcohol but her life is not going the way she wants it to. She is drinking to fill this void inside her.”

Dineo’s marriage..

Another storyline that viewers can look forward to would be Dineo’s marriage woes.

“Since she stole Phenyo from another woman, those issues would came back to haunt her. Right now she is married but not happy. She is currently in the dark but people are yet to see that. All the underlying issues that happened when was young, will haunt her now.”

Why do you frustrate fans with your soapie timeline?

Ndaba says viewers always want the storylines to portray what they know forgetting that it’s a soapie.

She says in soaps there is no way that you can have a quick wrap-up of a storyline.

“Take Noluntu’s story, people are already complaining that it has been dragging on for too long. We ran a storyline between three and six weeks.”

“When stories involve culture people expect it to be realistic. Culture first starts with the clan, then family and then the individuals. We write a character that can be influenced by that culture they believe. Culture is personal, you cannot blanket it,”  Ndaba clarifies.

She says when it comes to planning storylines they look at stories that were never done. Ndaba says they also have an abuse story coming up that would involve Dineo.

“This would not be the abuse that people always expect. I understand that people are getting emotional with such issues and have ideas of how it should have been done,” she said.

However, Ndaba denies that they want Dineo’s character to be the “slut” of the soapie. She say Dineo is married and would not be divorcing soon.

She also reveals that there are two new characters that would affect the storyline.

Asked why they kill characters instead of replacing them, she said South African viewers get attached to them. She said they have tried with Archie Moroka and people complained.

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