SABC 2 bids Motswako farewell

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Motswako host Sechaba Gqeba.
Motswako host Sechaba Gqeba.
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  • SABC2 talk show, Motswako, returns for its final season this month.
  • The show's 21st and final season premieres on 25 August.
  • In the upcoming season, viewers can look forward to interviews with guests such as Penny Lebyane, Ayanda Ncwane, Thabiso Sikwane, Connie Chiume, and Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng.

After 21 seasons and a golden horn award for the best talk show, SABC 2 bids farewell to Motswako.

The long-running talk show, hosted by Sechaba Gqeba, returns for its final season on 25 August at 20:30.

"After 21 seasons of being a big sister and sometimes a baby sister to women in our nation, Motswako bids South Africa farewell," Motswako executive producer Carol Bouwer said in a press statement.

She added:

Delivering empowering conversations that have consistently embraced the gains of women and shone the light on their challenges and opportunities, this is a humble goodbye to a dear friend. See you all again when the sun rises again.

The SABC said Gqeba will host guests such as Penny Lebyane, Desiree Chauke, Ayanda Ncwane, Leeto Khoza, and Thabiso Sikwane, Maureen Skosana, Connie Chiume, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, and Sibongile Mngoma.

"At its inception, Motswako created a much-needed influential and inspirational space to actively engage a wide spectrum of issues that directly concerned South African women, such as HIV/AIDS, gender equality, rape, and gender-based violence," SABC 2 head of channel Gerhard Pretorius said.

Pretorius said the show captured a "contemporary celebration of women from all corners of our nation".

"SABC 2 is immensely proud of the road that Motswako has paved over 21 seasons. To Carol, and her amazing team of creatives and wonderful presenters, thank you for giving so many female voices a platform to be heard and seen, highlighting the plight of many while reflecting a shared unscripted reality."

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