'7de Laan' respond to allegations that its cast has not been paid for two months

'7de Laan' respond to allegations that its cast has not been paid for two months

The Afrikaans soapie has issued a response following claims that its staff have not been paid since August and it has also cleared the air about whether it will be discontinued. 

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'7de Laan' has taken to Twitter to clarify reports that state its staff have not received pay since August. 

On Thursday, 14 October, The Citizen reported that the '7de Laan' cast members have not been shooting or receiving their salaries since August. 

This was revealed to the publication through an SMS which they allegedly received from one of the cast members. 

READ: Aanhangers van 7de Laan is in trane

"An anonymous SMS from someone who claims to be employed by Danie Odendaal Productions, the production company that helms the popular Afrikaans soapie, says the cast has been on a break since they finished shooting season 22 on 6 August 2021," states the publication. 

The whistleblower reportedly also revealed that the SABC is yet to renew '7de Laan’'s contract for season 23. 

It is not clear when the contracts will be renewed. 

However, a Tweet from '7de Laan''s official page indicates that the cast is back at work. 

It also states that the cast members have received their pay for the work done. 

"We love and appreciate your fiery support. To be clear- 7de Laan cast and crew have been paid for the contractual period. It is not unusual for breaks inbetween contractual negotiations. We are in negotiations with the Sabc and optimistic that it will all soon be finalised," it wrote. 

READ: '7de Laan' ceases filming until further notice due to COVID-19

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