SABC caught up in yet another payment dispute as 7de Laan suspends production

Just a day after the SABC found itself trending on social media for financial issues related to the Rugby World Cup, the state entity is in the news yet again.

Weekend newspapers claimed that the SABC had failed to meet it’s financial obligations in regards to broadcasting the Rugby World Cup.



The tournament gets underway in France on Friday evening and the defending champions South Africa will be up against Scotland on Sunday.

But the SABC will not be screening these matches due to financial disputes with the rights holders SuperSport.

The powers that be at SABC are now faced with yet another situation after it was revealed that it had suspended production due to money owed to it.

The suspension comes after the SABC 2 announced that 7de Laan tv series would come to an end in December this year. Since that announcement, the relationship between the soapie’s production company and the broadcaster seems to stand on shaky ground.

The production company released a statement testifying this.

In other news, for the last seven years, Mtunzini has been the location of the only art festival north of the Tugela river.

Hundreds of paintings and craft articles have been displayed, bought and sold, and it has become the one place where the region’s artists can showcase their talents.

Mtunzini Rotary’s Art in the Shade has become a landmark event in the region, and is going from strength to strength.

Not only does the event support local artists and crafters, but it brings in many visitors to the town, who now support the festival every year.

This year is no exception. From 27 to 29 October, Mtunzini will again sparkle with wrapped trees and festivities.

Some of the best art to be found in the region will be showcased, and there will be something for every art and craft lover.