Award named after SABC boss Hlaudi

Hlaudi Motsoeneng (Gallo Images)
Hlaudi Motsoeneng (Gallo Images)

Cape Town – An award is being named after the SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng for his important contribution.

The South African Traditional Music Awards (SATMAs) that will be taking place on 1 October in Richards Bay in KwaZulu-Natal is honouring the South African public broadcaster's chief operating officer (COO) by naming a category after him.

According to the SATMAs the naming is to honour the controversial broadcasting figure for ordering the 90% local airplay of South African music on the SABC's radio stations in May.

"I'm happy. But what is more important is for me, I just came with this idea of 90%. Not knowing that people of South Africa, they will be so excited – especially the artists themselves," said Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

Dumisani Goba, SATMA founder, says "we took a decision to honour ubab' Motsoeneng with one of the categories. Not during this period of the SABC, but lifetime” meaning the award will carry Motsoeneng’s name after his departure from the SABC.