SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng say

SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng says eTV and DStv “don’t exist”

The national broadcaster’s dear leader doesn’t believe in competition and adds that employees from the country’s other broadcasters are, in fact, coming to work for the SABC.

SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng say

Motsoeneng, who’s gone on a policy-changing spree at the taxpayer-funded SABC, has said that, to him, DStv and eTV don’t exist. He was talking at a press conference where the topic was meant to be schedule and content changes at the SABC, as well as yet another new logo for SABC3, but instead went off on a tangent of his own.

He added that a lot of folks are looking for work at the SABC, due to the great opportunities offered at the national broadcaster… or perhaps it’s just that unemployment is so high people will settle for anything these days.

According to Motsoeneng, the SABC knows what South Africans want – apparently that’s not to see any real reporting of any sort or any diversity in content – and that the broadcaster has “been doing what people want.”

“The SABC will do what we believe is right for South Africans,” he said.

He said that, while the SABC will ensure that even more local content makes its way on the broadcaster’s channels, they will make sure not to lower the standards of the SABC. As of July 1 viewers will see a different newsroom with consistency across all channels… consistently shitty?

Motsoeneng explained that he did some acting when at school, which gave him enough experience to understand how and why he needs to make the current changes in content at the SABC.

He added that he wanted to see more “white interns.”

 “I work with white people, and they like me,” he said.