SABC Cancels Beloved Soapie ‘7de Laan’ After 23 Years on Air

“7de Laan” cancelled after 23 years

In a decision that has saddened fans, SABC has announced the cancellation of the long-running soapie, “7de Laan,” after 23 years of entertaining audiences. The announcement was made jointly by SABC 2 and Danie Odendaal Productions in a press statement.

Since its debut on April 4, 2000, “7de Laan” has captivated viewers and garnered numerous awards, including Best Soapie at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) and being voted as the Most Popular soapie.

The show has become a beloved part of South African television, with iconic characters such as Oubaas, Hilda, Charmaine, Aggie, Emma, and the Meintjies family winning the hearts of fans.

The official statement released on Monday confirmed the news of the show’s conclusion, expressing gratitude to the loyal viewers who have formed a deep emotional connection with the show and its characters.

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The final episode of “7de Laan” will air on December 26, 2023.

As the show approaches its bittersweet conclusion, the statement encourages fans to cherish the remaining episodes and savor the memorable moments that have made “7de Laan” such an integral part of South African television.

The cast and crew express their immense honor in being welcomed into viewers’ homes for the past 23 years, acknowledging the passion and loyalty of the audience.


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