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Hectic Nine-9 celebrates a decade of celebrating SA’s youth


Hectic Nine-9 celebrates a decade of celebrating SA’s youth


Monday, 2 October 2017 at 16h00 will mark Hectic Nine-9’s 10th year on air as SABC 2’s flagship, trend-setting, forward-focused, daily, live, variety program for tweens and teens.

And in true Hectic style, this momentous occasion is going to be celebrated with an action-packed hour of unforgettable entertainment.

The celebrations begin with the unveiling of the much-anticipated new set that is being completely rebuilt in honour of this milestone. The final design is top secret, and will be revealed for the first time during the 10th birthday party.

The line-up is going to be jam-packed, completely filling the new studio with a super-sized audience of Hectic friends and fans, and we will see reappearances of old presenters, and a jaw-dropping array of live performances from some of the viewers’ favourite local artists. It’s no surprise that the Hectic Team feel certain that it is going to be a celebration to rival all others.

For the show’s two “gogos”, Laurian Nortje and Ayanda Makuzeni, both of whom have been presenters since the first episode, the highlight is being able to host the viewers who first tuned in to watch them back in 2007. They said, “These viewers grew up with the show and are still loyal fans 10 years later. It’s an enormous privilege to be able to welcome some of them as VIP guests on the day”.

Hectic’s Producer, Noleen Nagel agreed. “Hectic Nine-9 is, and always has been, for, by and about the viewers.  For that reason, the fun and action won’t only be restricted to the studio as viewers around the country will get the chance to be a part of the celebrations too, and have a chance to play to win some great prizes during the live show.”

Hectic Nine-9 is pulling out all of the stops in celebrating ten years with a prize roll-out like no other. Throughout the hour, smartphones, tablets, and other tech prizes are up for grabs. A grand prize of a family holiday for four to Sun City will be awarded to one lucky viewer! The Hn9 team will be connecting with fans across the country, and around the world, via the phonelines (+27 83 913 3011), SMS lines (33012), website (, and hugely popular social media pages (Facebook and Instagram). The #HecticIs10 will be used to mark the event.

Hectic Nine-9’s 10th birthday will be heard and felt across the country with celebrations in other provinces, regional presenters and maybe even a guest appearance from Mzansi’s Coolest Kid himself, Ayanda Makuzeni!

“Hectic Nine-9 has, for years, been a place where SA’s youth come together, and for the past 10 years, the show has produced content that has cemented its place as SABC 2’s flagship tween and teen program. The birthday celebrations are SABC 2’s gift to the South African youth for continuing to tune into Hn9 and for making the show the success that it is today,” says Zandil Nkosi, Commissioning Editor, SABC Children.

It’s going to be wild. It’s going to be fun. It WILL blow your hair back! Hold onto your couches, it’s going to be… Hectic!

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