Isidingo: The Need has been cancelled for reals, and I am not okay

Farewell to Horizon Deep ?

Isidingo cancelled

Sunday mornings won’t be the same without the weekly Isidingo omnibus, catching up with Barker Haines and the rest of the squad. SABC3 confirmed last week that the long-running soapie has been cancelled.

This comes just a few months after SABC3 cancelled popular lifestyle series, Top Billing

Isidingo has been on screens for 21 years. The final episode is said to air 12 March 2020.

The statement by the broadcaster said, ‘The decision to decommission Isidingo was informed by a number of factors which include poor audience ratings during the time slot, decline in revenue and poor return on investment. The organisation was faced with no option but to review the performance of all programmes on the channel that are not performing, and to ensure that the channel’s content is competitive and commercially viable.’

Isidingo had many iconic moments and characters, from Michelle Botes’ villainous Cherel de Villiers to the very real storylines about LGBTQ couples and HIV that was way ahead of the curve.

Cry along with me as we reminisce about Isidingo’s iconic moments:

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