These are the lowest-paid ones in the river.

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These are the lowest-paid ones in the river.

The River

The River has captivated the hearts of many South Africans because the telenovela seeks to display the cut-throat world of mining after the invention of a diamond in Cullinan.

The working on The River is what gained it’s a 5-star rating from viewers so we will only imagine that the actors are content with their pockets for them to deliver such performances. Introduced to us in January 2018, it’s continued to grow to form it one among the most-watched shows within the country.

daneloo has released an estimate on what proportion the actors get paid on the show. actress Lindiwe Dlamini played by Sindi Dlathu‘s salary was disclosed. The actor who is that the ying to Lindiwe’s yang Zweli Dikana played by the talented Hlomla Dandala, bags R45 000 per month.

The lowest-paid actor’s salaries are thanks to their minimal screen time and these are Tinah Mnumzana (Flora), Thapelo Sebogodi (Khabzela), and Matshepo Sekgopi (Dimpho) and their salaries range from R18 000 to R25 000 per month. Followed by Lunga Shabalala who plays Lindani, earns between R20 000 and R25 000

Veteran actor Presley Chweneyage who stars as Thuso ‘Cobra’ Mokoena, earns between R27 000 to R34 000 a month. he’s the primary son and therefore the eldest child to Thato and Malefu. Another celebrated actor Sello Maake ka-Ncube gets paid between R25 000 to R35 000 a month.

Larona Moagi, Lawrence Maleka, Moshidi Motshegwa, and Don Mlangeni all earn between R25 000 to R30 00 a month. Tango Ncetezo gets between R23 000 to R32 000 while former Isidingo actress Shannon Esra is paid between R25 000 to R35 000 a month.

The River

Set in Pretoria, The 1Magic drama series The River follows the lives of the Dlamini family also because the Mokoenas who are arch-enemies. These two families from two completely different backgrounds are brought together but also divided after the invention of a diamond in Pretoria.

Speaking on the telenovela’s authenticity, Warren Masemola told ZAlebs that The River offers something different to the South African show business .

“I believe what The River has done different, compared to what other productions have wiped out the past, is that it’s introduced something fresh. The language on its own and therefore the geography on its own is within the capital city – Pretoria. We’ve hardly seen that within the hemisphere or South Africa to be specific, and it brings a few fresh language, which is basically a dialect and not a language that’s only spoken in Pretoria.

So culturally, i think that this telenovela has done great in exporting and exposing the culture and therefore the dialect that’s in Pretoria. Either than that The River may be a fresh telenovela that has already won Best Telenovela at the SAFTAS and mind you, they’re only within the second season of the show,” he said.

-ZAlebs