Johannesburg - Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa said on Wednesday he is willing to help find a solution to the firing of some of the soap opera Generations' actors.
“We are willing to engage with all the relevant people to help find a speedy and amicable resolution to this matter,” he said in a statement.
“We are deeply concerned about these developments and hope that SABC management, the production company and worker representatives will work together to reach a speedy resolution to this matter.”
He said the department had always supported calls for the formation of a strong creative workers' representative body to look after the interests of the artists.
The SABC announced on Monday that 16 actors who had embarked on a strike had been fired. The national broadcaster's spokesman Kaizer Kganyago said the termination followed a call for the actors to return for recordings.