Can South African artists rise up to the ‘local is lekker’ challenge?
(Editor: Alex Smit-Stachowski is a South African journalist and speaking in her column about the country of her birth. She had lived in Krefeld, in North Rhine-Westphalia/ Germany).
Depending on who you speak to – South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng is either a saint or a sinner. He recently upped the local quota on all the SABC radio stations to 90% local and with 80% on the SABC TV channels. In Germany however, local programming is par for the course.
© South African band, BlkJks is widely respected and revered in Europe – but less so at home due to little radio play. With the new SABC quota, that could change.
Veröffentlicht unter Kultur und Gesellschaft [Culture and Society], News, [ENGLISH SERVICE]: Articles for Non-Germans
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