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Councillor Mark R H Kleinschmidt, Mitchell’s Plain Sub-council

The SABC’s decision to play 90% South African music is welcomed by all South African musicians and is a boost to their morale.

During the 1980s it was a given to feature as much local music on the in-house Radio Plain at the Mitchell’s Plain Town Centre, and the same decision was taken for Radio West at Westgate Mall.

The aspect that attributed to its successful reception by listeners was that we had a stage to interview and for musicians to perform live. Last year during September’s Heritage Month, I only played South African music on community radio Kaapse Punt, and the positive response from listeners was overwhelming.

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