Generations 16

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Generations 16 refers to sixteen actors from that show who were fired over a prolonged wage dispute. According to media reports the actors made sweeping demands that were not only aimed at increasing their salaries but also give them increased job security and long term earnings by the way of royalties for rebroadcasts. Mfundi Vundla, famed producer and that show creator, refused to agree to their demands.

List of Fired Actors

List of Fired Actors
Picture Name Character Portrayed Notes
Sophie-Ndaba-Endless.jpg Sophie Ndaba Queen Moroka On Generations since its debut. At the time of her dismissal she was the longest serving cast member on that show.
Menzi Ngubane.jpg Menzi Ngubane Sibusiso Dlomo The most prominent villain/ anti-hero on South African television at the time. The prominence of his character had far surpassed that of fellow villains such as Jack Mabaso, Kenneth Mashaba, KK Mulaudzi, Barker Haines, David Genaro and Daniel Nyathi. Furthermore; Sibusiso Dlomo wasn't always perceived as a villain dispute his clearly villainous ways.
Nambitha Mpumlwane.jpg Nambitha Mpumlwana Mawande Memela
Patrick - Shai.jpg Patrick Shai Patrick Tlaole
Slindile + Nodangala.JPG Slindile Nodangala Ruby Dikobe
Seputla Sebogodi.jpg Seputla Sebogodi Kenneth Mashaba Arguably one South African television's unrepentant villains rivaling the likes of Barker Haines and David Genaro.
Winnie-Ntshaba.jpg Winnie Ntshaba Khethiwe Buthelezi Generations's most evolved and well developed character. Khethiwe Buthelezi had undergone a multitude of changes and development since her introduction; most of which were reasonable and realistic.
Thami - Mngqolo.jpg Thami Mngqolo Senzo Dlomo A groundbreaking and polarising character on South African television at the time.
Zikhona - Sodlaka.jpg Zikhona Sodlaka Priska Nomvete
Mandla-Gaduka.jpg Mandla Gaduka Selwyn "Choppa" Maithufi
Katlego Danke.jpg Katlego Danke Dineo Dlomo
Zolisa -- Xaluva.jpeg Zolisa Xaluva Jason Malinga A groundbreaking and polarising character on South African television at the time.
Thato Molamu.jpg Thato Molamu Nicholas Nomvete
Atandwa Kani.jpg Atandwa Kani Samora Lembede
Zenande Mfenyana.jpg Zenande Mfenyana Noluntu Memela
Anga-Makubalo.jpg Anga Makubalo MJ


  1. Mail & Guardian, Striking Generations cast members sacked, 30 January 2019
  2. Channel24, Generations 16 clap back at Mfundi Vundla, 30 January 2019

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