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If I didn't know any better i would say it is April Fool's day!

News just broke that as from tomorrow all SABC radio stations would be playing 90% local music. Focus will be placed on kwaito, jazz, reggae and gospel. This will be tested with audiences over the coming months. COO of SABC, Mr Hlaaudi Motsoeneng stated: "It is in this context that the decision on local music that will ensure the SABC fully reflects the various styles of local music on offer"

This radical change will also aim to diversify television content with more local music as fillers. Producers are also urged to produce content uplifting local music and ciltures.

Local legend Sipho Hotstix Mabuse tweeted: "In my 50th year in music buisness #SABC to play 90% local music... Starting tomorrow on 18 radio stations. Good news, viva SA music".

This is no doubt a big leap for the SABC and a giant leap for the local music industry!

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