TV Programming: SABC Brings Back Talk Show “Trending SA”
SABC3, a channel in the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) stable has revived “Trending SA”, bringing it to early prime time with Elma Smit, Refiloe Mpakanvane and Mablerh as new presenters.
The industry could recall that the show was cancelled last year alongside several other locally-produced programmes when the SABC was experiencing a near-catastrophic cash flow situation that meant it was unable to pay local production companies.
Trending SA is a talk show set in the studio where presenters talk about issues “trending” on social media with other panellists. There will also be plenty of interviews with various thought leaders and experts.
SABC3 executives say they are bringing back the show in the hope that it will engage in “introspective debate that will inspire South Africa to join in on the conversation”.
Credit: contribution from TV With Thinus