The SABC is a good place to work for - Motsoeneng

By Hopewell Mpapu
23 June 2016

Controversial SABC COO Hlaudi Motsonoeng, who runs the public broadcaster with an iron fist, once gain announced more changes on the public broadcaster's three channels.

Controversial SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng, who runs the public broadcaster with an iron fist, once gain announced more changes on the public broadcaster's three channels.

The broadcaster will now broadcast 80% local content, including SABC 3 which currently airs more than 60% international content.

'I'm happy, happy to be a South African. We have  taken a decision that the SABC will do what is right for South Africans. We don't care  about the noise outside,' he told journalists.

He wants to assure producers and talent that the SABC is not in a financial chaos, but  'in a stable financial position'.

'We will spend money on local content, as we have put aside R600 million for local content across all the channels. Some South Africans say they don't like this 90% local content idea, but we are sticking to our decision,' he said, adding that the SABC owns so much land that is unoccupied.

'We are going to build studios in all the nine provinces so we can produce more local content because international content is not doing well for the SABC. In my eyes, MultiChoice and e.tv don't exist'.

Sharing jokes in between his speech, Hlaudi said even talent was coming back to the SABC, because 'the SABC is a good place to work for'.

Actor and comedian Trevor  Gumbi, who will star in a series called Sober Companion, is among a list of celebrities that have joined the SABC, as is radio personality, Anele Mdoda, who will host her own talk show, Real Talk.

Phat Joe along with Khanyi Mbau, who currently stars in e.tv's Umlilo, will host extension of  the Expresso show on weekends.

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