Sunday, February 16, 2014

SABC's Hlaudi Motsoeneng wants South African public broadcaster to 'tell good stories about South Africa'.

The SABC's famously matricless acting chief operating officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng wants the South African public broadcaster "to tell good stories" and is adamant that "good news" quotas will be instituted at the broadcaster.

Hlaudi Motsoeneng wants to formalise fixed quotas for "good news stories" at the SABC.

The deadline just expired for the public to comment on the SABC's editorial policies which are up for review.

On Monday the office of South Africa's Public Protector is set to unveil a shocking report into allegations of the abuse of power, maladministration and the appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

On Saturday Hlaudi Motsoeneng visited the South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) in Cape Town, an organisation which the SABC left in 2007, and said the SABC "need to do more and tell good stories about South Africa".

Hlaudi Motsoeneng spoke to Sanef members and said "I'm a believer of telling positive stories. If we are not inside, we can't influence Sanef. But we need SABC to participate. We need our editors to form part of Sanef, so that they can participate".