iSpani renewed for seventh season on SABC1


SABC1’s career and docu-reality show iSpani has been renewed for a seventh season.  The show returned to our small screens on Tuesday, February 23, 2015.

The award-winning show which presented by Mac Leshomo will continue to share access to Careers and Jobs with young people. iSpani shares real challenges young people face as they prepare for the working world.

The show provides opportunities to discover what skills and characteristics their dream job really needs for them to succeed.

iSpani followed the journey of over 300 young South African workplace entrants for six seasons; season seven coming to SABC1 has a new improved format that inspires others to pursue the job they desire.

Candidates also known as iSpani Hustlers, from across the country, take us through their interview process and skills assessment at leading host companies to their final step to joining the formal economy; some meeting the standards and others having to reconsider their choices and future options.

These ‘softer’ skills are reviewed and enhanced by career coach Pula Matsaung, who identifies the best learning path based on skills, schooling and funding for viewers who may want to join the same industry.

Popular Presenter Mac Lushomo brings encouragement and his own brand of humour to the hour with commentary brain teasers and inspiration to encourage viewers to join the iSpani conversation on social media.

SABC Education commissioning editor Surekha Singh says, “This shares experiential learning in an entertaining and emotional hour with our many viewers allowing them to make informed choices at a critical point in their lives”.

With the alarming unemployment rate and the pressure of family responsibilities that thousands of young people face, iSpani also shares careers and jobs young people can access while they are in that transition period” says Surekha Singh commissioning editor at SABC education.

FYI: iSpani is a 2015 SAFTA winner is a docu-reality show.

ARE YOU EXCITED for one more season of iSpani ?

Watch iSpani every Tuesday at 13h30 on SABC1 from 23 February.