‘Motswako’ producer Carol Bouwer confirms talk show cancellation. Image via @bouwercarol

CANCELLED: SABC2’s ‘Motswako’ ends after 21 seasons

Producer and TV host Carol Bouwer confirms her popular talk show ‘Motswako’ has come to an end after 21 seasons on SABC2.


‘Motswako’ producer Carol Bouwer confirms talk show cancellation. Image via @bouwercarol

Mzansi’s popular TV host and producer Carol Bouwer has shared that the SABC2 talk-show programme Motswako has come to an end after 21 seasons on television.  

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SABC2’s head of channel Gerhard Pretorius confirmed to Sunday World that the long-running talk show Motswako, which is produced by Carol Bouwer will air its finale show on Thursday, August 25.  

Pretorius also told the publication that Motswako offered the viewers a platform to freely express their views on social, apolitical, and economic challenges facing the country.  

“It 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,” said Pretorius.  

“Combined with light-hearted infotainment on art, beauty, and fashion, the show captured a contemporary celebration of women from all corners of our nation. The SABC2 is immensely proud of the road that Motswako has paved over 21 seasons.”  

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The channel head Gerhard Pretorius also thanked the show’s executive producer, Carol Bouwer, for providing women with opportunities to highlight their daily struggles freely.  

Bouwer also told the outlet:  

“After 21 seasons of being a big sister and sometimes baby sister to women in our nation, Motswako bids South Africa farewell.  

“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.”  

Bouwer is an actress-presenter and producer who began as the TV host for the popular show later produced – the SABC talk show Motswako: The Mix, according to TVSA.  

Her production company – Carol Bouwer Productions – produced numerous successful television series and documentaries, including Nowhere Land and Hooked.  

She also produced and co-presented an all-female talk show No Reservations on SABC3 and has also appeared in SABC1 soapie Generations, where she played the character of Kgomotso.