Fired Generations Actors Likely Returning To Work After Minister Intervention

The SABC and axed Generations actors will find a common solution leading to the actors returning to work, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa said on Monday. The Minister met with the fired principal cast of Generations and sat down in what is said to have been an emotional meeting with the SABC management and the interim committee of the Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa.

In a statement from Minister Mthethwa; 

“We are proud to announce that we have been able to open talks between the SABC and the actors after a difficult week of high emotion, tension and conflict that made it hard for the parties to find each other,” 
“It is a significant step in the right direction that both the actors and the SABC have arrived at this stage where they are willing to engage in talks with the sole intent to find a solution to this matter.”
He said both parties were willing to look into the matter of getting all the cast members back at work as soon as possible.
This marks a turning point in that all the parties have committed to a meeting that will take place in the next 24 hours at the SABC to explore possibilities of reinstating the actors.
“We have now come to a stage where everyone accepts that we are dealing with substantive issues that cannot be resolved overnight but require principled commitment and time to move us forward,” he said.
Sixteen lead actors of the soapie are holding a press conference on Tuesday.

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