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Thursday, May 14, 2020


The cast and crew of Mzansi Magic’s favourite telenovelas are happy to be back at work, following the revision of the nationwide lockdown to Level Four, last week. Government has published regulations that have seen several sectors, including the film and television industry, being allowed to return to work under strict health guidelines.

Shooting of new episodes has resumed for hit telenovelas such as The River, Isibaya, The Queen and Gomora.

“While the R80 million fund MultiChoice Group established has ensured that the cast and crew continued to receive their salaries throughout the start of the lockdown period in March and April, we are thrilled that they have been able to return to work this week,” says M-Net CEO Nkateko Mabaso. “At this stage, the safety of crew and cast remains a priority and we are in constant communication with production houses, as per the government’s directive, to ensure that stringent health guidelines are in place and are being adhered to.”