It was also revealed today that the Gupta-owned The New Age BizBrief cost the SABC R20 million in revenue that it did not make back.
Ironically, the introduction of the SABC’s 90% local music quota was said to help boost revenue for local artists.
The interim SABC board has not wasted any time getting things at the public broadcaster in order.
The SABC is yet to pay millions owed to two musician associations from March 2014.
Young, lesser-known South African musicians are not happy about the representation of artists in the upcoming “Thank You SABC Concert”.
SABC COO, Hlaudi Motsoeneng has hit back at his critics, saying the public broadcaster will do “what is right for South Africa”.
The SABC’s new quotas have apparently been well received by other countries across the continent.
Apparently “thank you SABC” and “thank you Hlaudi” can be said multiple times in an awkward six-and-a-half-minute song.
If the SABC’s in-house choir costs R7m a year, just how much did the Thank You song cost, asks the DA.
If the US and UK can be proud of their local entertainment, South Africa needs to do the same, Hlaudi Motsoeneng said.