90% quota under spotlight at Hlaudi hearing

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The 90% South African music quota on SABC platforms will be one of the issues discussed at the CCMA hearing on Tuesday.

The hearing will determine whether former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng was unfairly dismissed.

The cross examination of board member Krish Naidoo is also expected to continue. He and Motsoeneng have a few bones to pick with each other.

In his heydays at the SABC, Motsoeneng implemented a 90% local music quota on SABC platforms. This move won him friends and made him enemies.

The quota was blamed for the decline in revenues at the SABC and was reversed as soon as he was shown the door. In the hearings on Monday Motsoeneng’s council argued that Naidoo had lied to parliament and painted Motsoeneng as someone who made unilateral decisions.

The hearings also focused on the R500 million Multichoice deal, with Naidoo saying Motsoeneng had no authority to sign.