SABC Cancels 23-year-old Show 7de Laan

SABC has announced the cancellation of 7de Laan after 23 years of airing.

On Monday, July 17, SABC 2 and Danie Odendaal Productions announced that the soapie 7de Laan will end after season 24. The show’s final episode will be aired on the day after Christmas, December 26, 2023.

There has been not stated reason for the cancellation. In a statement to News24, The SABC said, “7de Laan will not be recommissioned for another season when season 24 comes to an end in December 2023”.

“The SABC is proud to have worked with Danie Odendaal Productions and been part of the journey leading and producing the best Afrikaans soapie on local television for SABC 2. 7de Laan has penetrated the hearts of millions of South Africans.” Said Lala Tuku, SABC head of content for video entertainment.

Thandi Ramathesele, the 7de Laan executive producer, stated that “It has been an honour and privilege to produce a show that has touched the lives of so many South Africans for over two decades. As we come to the end of this chapter, we express our heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated cast and crew who have poured their talent and passion into bringing the show to life.”

“We also extend our deepest appreciation to the viewers and fans whose unwavering support has been the driving force behind our success. It is bittersweet to say goodbye, but we are filled with pride for the impact that 7de Laan has had on our society; addressing important social issues and fostering inclusively, the show has made its mark on South African television.”

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