SABC commits to play 90% South African music and increase local TV content

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has confirmed it’s implementing it’s decision to prioritise local music on all of its radio stations, in a bid to prioritise more local content.

The music to be played will be across all genres, with a special focus on genres such as Kwaito, Jazz, Reggae and Gospel. In addition, the SABC will play more music from legends in the industry as well as up and coming artists.

The SABC’s Chief Operations Officer (COO), Hlaudi Motsoeneng, has stated:

The SABC has taken a radical decision about its local content offering across all its radio, television and digital platforms. It is in this context that the decision on local music will ensure that the SABC fully reflects the various styles of local music on offer.

The SABC has also stated that it will increase its local content offering even more from 01 July 2016.