Today's Big Stories

SA hip hop artist Slikour celebrates SABC's 90% local music quota

Local hip hop star and music activist Slikour has welcomed the decision by South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to play 90% of local music content on its radio stations.

Slikour, real name Siyabonga Metane, says that local artists in the industry have struggled for years, and compares the music milestone to the release of Madiba from prison.

I never even thought that they'd make this change. In the music industry, it's like Mandela coming out of jail, to keep it real.

Slikour, musician

He says that South African music is important in reflecting urban culture and changing times.

The artist explains that the SABC will have to ensure that station managers are committed to the responsibility of focusing on a variety of music genres.

His online music blog, Slikour On Life, is a response to the lack of local support from traditional media platforms.

Listen to the full conversation:

Read More
Baskin-Robbins comes bearing treats for Cape's sweet tooths

Baskin-Robbins comes bearing treats for Cape's sweet tooths

Speciality ice cream brand Baskin-Robbins is filling bellies and the demand for artisanal ice cream in Mzantsi. We get the scoop.

Radebe reassures and congratulates SA over dodging junk status

Radebe reassures and congratulates SA over dodging junk status

Minister Jeff Radebe says that Cabinet has noted all the concerns raised by international rating agencies.

Top SA artists feel 90% local music quota will open many industry doors

Top SA artists feel 90% local music quota will open many industry doors

Major local artists Lloyd Cele and Craig Hinds believe that the support is long overdue and will help boost SA and the industry.

Don Laka: SABC local music commitment will change South Africa's arts landscape

Don Laka: SABC local music commitment will change South Africa's arts landscape

Music legend Don Laka and SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago spoke to #NightTalk's Gugs and Sizwe about the public broadcaster's commitment to play ninety percent local music across its platforms.

These are the nominees for the SA Music Awards (and the Twitter responses)

These are the nominees for the SA Music Awards (and the Twitter responses)

The nominees for the South African Music Awards are finally out. Here are the contenders competing in the hottest categories.

Don Laka post sparks debate about SA radio stations

Don Laka post sparks debate about SA radio stations

Don Laka revealed the royalties he earned from his songs being played on radio stations, sparking a debate on SA music industry.