Legendary musician Don Laka could not contain his excitement after the SABC committed to play ninety percent local music across all of its platforms.
The public broadcaster made this announcement on Wednesday, after engagements with music representatives.
In February, Laka expressed his frustrations at the measly royalties he earned from his songs being played on radio.
Laka spoke to #NightTalk's Gugs Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo about the SABC's commitment, together with the public broadcaster's spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago.
Listen to the interview below:
The events today nearly killed me. I almost got a heart attack when this was announced, because I was prepared for war— Don Laka, South African music legend
The implications of today's events are a game-changer. They will change the landscape of the arts and arts creation— Don Laka, South African music legend
We have also spoken to about four new TV channels, which will focus on local content— Kaizer Kganyago, SABC spokesperson
It is up to South Africans to say that we want to support our own content. This is a real start— Kaizer Kganyago, SABC spokesperson
This article first appeared on 702 : Don Laka: SABC local music commitment will change South Africa's arts landscape