This from channel24.com:
Cape Town – The out-of-cash SABC is set to scrap the debilitating 90% local content broadcasting decree introduced in July 2016 that completely drained the SABC’s coffers, disrupted its income streams and ad revenue, and saw listeners and viewers flee.
The Post reports that the SABC’s new interim board is urgently set to scrap and “overturn” the local content decree that was unilaterally introduced by the public broadcaster’former chief operating officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng in mid-July that decimated SABC audiences ranging from the listenership of radio stations like Lotus FM to TV channels like SABC3.
Parliament’s special ad hoc committee investigating maladministration within the SABC was told in January that Motsoeneng’s abrupt and unilateral local content edict which he several times claimed personal credit for as his sole idea, was never a policy and was never tabled before the SABC board as a decision for a vote.
The SABC’s new interim board, tasked with trying to save the beleaguered South African public broadcaster, is now taking action to “overturn” the 90% local content implementation.
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