SABC Says It Will Play 90% SA Music From now on

SABC to implement new policy tomorrow across 18 radio stations

Finally, a bit of good news that’s sure to please musicians and fans all over South Africa. Hlaudi Motsoeneng, the SABC’s Chief Operations Officer, announced in a statement earlier today that the SABC will implement 90% of local music across their 18 radio stations from tomorrow.

“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. Our respective radio stations will not be confined to playing local music which is language specific, we want to come to a point where any of our 18 radio stations can become a home for all South Africans. This cross-pollination of music is very important for the public service broadcaster, because part of our mandate is to reflect the South African story and music is an important part in ensuring that the SABC fulfills this mandate,” said Motsoeneng.


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.

Tune into your favourite radio station tomorrow to hear this mandate in action.

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