Gabisile Tshabalala (PHOTO :Gallo/Getty Images)
Actress and TV presenter, Gabisile
Tshabalala recently got tongues wagging after revealing that she was not being
paid royalties by the SABC for her shows that were being repeated.
The actress made the revelation when her
fellow co-host on Moja Love’s TMI, Phil Mphela announced that a number of local
shows would be launching on a new channel in Canada and the US.
“TV: The Africa Channel launches in Canada.The
channel (available in the US) has now launched on Ignite TV, serving viewers in
Ontario, New Brunswick & Newfoundland This means Canadians will get to
watch shows like #DateMyFamily,
and others,” Phil wrote on Twitter last week.
And Gabisile responded to the tweet by
laughing off how she was known overseas but wasn’t getting paid for it.
Speaking to DRUM, SABC acting spokesperson,
Mmoni Seapolelo said that the SABC does not pay repeat fees for licensed
“The SABC has a Standard Operating Procedure
(SOP) which governs the process of repeat fees payments and this SOP stipulates
that the SABC only pay repeat fees
for SABC commissioned drama programmes and to Principal Performers. Therefore,
the organisation does not pay repeat fees for licensed dramas,” she explained
before revealing that Gabisile and her management knew about this.
“It is imperative to
note that in this case the programme, Intersexions which Ms. Tshabalala’s agent
was enquiring about is a licensed programme therefore the SABC cannot pay
repeat fees. This information was communicated to Ms. Tshabalala’s agent,” she