SOUTH AFRICAN PUBLIC BROADCASTER TO INTRODUCE NEW LANGUAGE CHANNELS

JOHANNESBURG, The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is set to introduce language-based channels to cater for the diverse nature of the country’s population, says its Chief Operating Officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

These channels are being implemented because South Africans have been complaining about a lack of lingual and cultural representation on South African television channels, he said here Monday.

Motsoeneng said the channels would be grouped according to language groups. There will be a “Sotho” channel which caters for Sesotho and similar languages, like Setswana.

“There will also be a Nguni channel that caters for Nguni languages, and so forth,” he added

The channels will only broadcast local content and will open the way for local creative talents to create content in their own languages, he said.

SOURCE: NAM NEWS NETWORK