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Thursday, May 5, 2016

SABC2 moves its long-running music variety show, Afro Café, yet again to a new day and timeslot, this time to Saturdays at 9pm from this Saturday.

The SABC is moving its long-running music variety programme Afro Café yet again on the schedule, this time yet again to another day and another time.

The show which has seen numerous different timeslots and broadcast on numerous different days since it first started airing in July 2005, will now premiere new episodes on Saturdays at 21:00, starting this Saturday, 7 May.

"Afro Café yet anow in its 12th season is one of our flagship programmes on SABC2," says Jacqui Hlongwane, SABC2 programme manager.

"We believe that the move to the earlier timeslot on Saturdays at 21:00 will not only yield better audiences and revenues but will also offer alternative viewing over the weekend as this slot is dominated by movies," she says.

"Music has a universal appeal and we feel this property is better suited for a weekend offering. Viewers will be able to catch the repeat episode on Wednesdays at 22:00," says Jacqui Hlongwane.