Monday, March 8, 2021
PR expert: MultiChoice and M-Net's silence over its Love Island South Africa scandal instead of giving facts are making things worse as people now just want to watch it to see how bad it is.
Saturday, March 6, 2021
M-Net pulls all Love Island South Africa repeats from its schedule and reduces original episode order by axing the Love Island SA Unseen Bits episode on Sundays.
Friday, March 5, 2021
It is M-Net that is blocking Love Island South Africa episodes being placed on MultiChoice's DStv Catch Up to limit people seeing it, with an expert that says the content is misleading Africa’s viewers.
Speaking about where channels like M-Net and shows like Love Island SA go wrong, the linguist Lutendo Nendauni, lecturer and language editor at North-West University, tells TVwithThinus that "what causes them to get out of line is that they're trying, by all means, to grab content from overseas, from Western countries to incorporate it here".
Lutendo Nenduani has authored an academic paper critiquing the cultural and racial representation in South African TV soapies.
"Those programmes sometimes come with their own culture – just like when they say that when you adopt someone's language you also adopt their culture. So once they adapt those programmes, they tend to do away with what actually represents us."