Monday, February 16, 2015

SABC silent over the reported cancellation of Three Talk with Noeleen on SABC3 after 13 years.


The SABC is silent over the reported cancellation of Three Talk with Noeleen on SABC3 after 13 years - South African television's only local weekday TV talk show.

3Talk on SABC3 with Noeleen Maholwana-Sangqu has reportedly been canned, with March which will apparently be the last month on air for the longrunning TV talk show.

According to an insider however the show isn't cancelled but it is Noeleen Maholwana-Sangqu who has decided to step away from the talk show since she's been getting tired of the daily grind after 13 years.

SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago and SABC TV head of publicity Zandile Nkonyeni didn't immediately return calls on Monday seeking confirmation and comment regarding the fate of the afternoon talk show produced by Urban Brew.

At the end of 2013 and in early 2014 Three Talk with Noeleen also unexpectedly went into hiatus and shut down production, with viewers who had to watch repeats for months and wondered what is happening behind the scenes and where Noeleen Maholwana-Sangqu went.

Neither the SABC, SABC3, or the production company offered viewers and the public any explanation as to what was going on. Three Talk with Noeleen suddenly resumed months later with new episodes from 8 April 2014.

It now seems as if the talk show which is once again nearing April will not see another year after that.

According to insiders "Noeleen isn't cancelled", telling me that "Noeleen has just been getting tired".

"There is a plan to address whatever the situation is on an episode of Three Talk with Noeleen on SABC3 itself as soon as possible - perhaps even on Monday - so viewers should probably just watch the show itself. SABC executives or an SABC executive could appear soon to talk directly with Noeleen about whatever is happening," said an insider.