Basetsana Kumalo. Picture: Instagram
Basetsana Kumalo. Picture: Instagram

Basetsana Kumalo confirms 'Top Billing' cancellation

By Liam Karabo Joyce Time of article published Oct 17, 2019

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Businesswoman and television presenter Basetsana Kumalo has confirmed that SABC 3's lifestyle show, "Top Billing" has been cancelled.

The star, who is a former "Top Billing" presenter herself, took to Twitter to confirm earlier reports. 

In her thread, she confirmed that the flagship magazine show was coming to an end. 

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/SABC3?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SABC3’s flagship magazine show @SABC3Topbilling is coming to an end.

The series brought viewers a taste of the good life by showcasing some of SA’s grandest homes, breath-taking countries, biggest stars, local celebrities and many ‘I Do’s. pic.twitter.com/KfCkPfNAaw

— Basetsana Kumalo (@basetsanakumalo)

She went on to say that for years "Top Billing" helped viewers "step out of their world and into the glamorous world of entertainment, lifestyle, fashion, travel, décor and design, catapulting it to the forefront of South African television".

The show was started by Patience Stevens, and became known for showing viewers "the best of the good life".

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/SABC3Topbilling?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SABC3Topbillinghas, for years, been a place where viewers stepped out of their world and into the glamorous world of entertainment, lifestyle, fashion, travel, décor and design, catapulting it to the forefront of South African television.

— Basetsana Kumalo (@basetsanakumalo)

Kumalo, who is a producer on the show and co-owner of Tswelopele Productions, the company which produces "Top Billing", said that she was truly proud of the role the show played and the impact it made on the South African entertainment industry. 

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/TopBilling?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TopBillingis the longest-running entertainment & lifestyle tv show in SA. It’s been an exceptional 25 yrs as a producer & co-owner of Tswelopele Productions, producing a show that has captivated audiences, especially when I think of my 1st day as a presenter on TopBilling.

— Basetsana Kumalo (@basetsanakumalo)

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