Government proposes 30% local content quota for streaming services

Jamie McKane

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Government proposes 30% local content quota for streaming services

The government plans to enforce a 30% local content quota for Internet streaming services in South Africa to promote local content and languages.

Responding to written parliamentary questions from DA Deputy Chief Whip Michael Waters, Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams confirmed this local content requirement and explained the reasons behind it.
 

brilliantt

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They see Netflix and others raking in the money, and they turn green with envy. Then they decide to abuse legislation to try and steal that money. What they should be asking themselves, or viewers for that matter, is why Netflix and others are so successful. Then try to emulate the formula.

Through incompetence, they have failed to move to digital, which would have freed enough space to allow them to accommodate each local language on its own channel. They lose a lot of viewers to DSTV because of lack of diversity and creativity in their offerings. Just giving each language its own 24-hour channel would bring back viewers, together with more advertising revenue. So far, they have failed.
 

eg2505

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Don't give them ideas!

Im not, they are the ones with mad ideas that are practically unworkable.

Im waiting for them to decide every new car that gets sold in SA, has to be blessed by a Sangoma.
I mean the Indians do it, why not us here?
 

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I am fully on board with this, IF, and only if government employee's are legislated to use local content :cool: So, no more imported BMW's or iPhones for them, no more imported whisky or wine, no more private hospitals, no more private schools, etc, etc. You want to force us to watch the local **** produced under your 'leadership', you can use the local **** produced under your 'leadership'.
 

Rocket-Boy

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Is Stella just Hlaudi in drag?
Its quite funny when the crackpot politicians in SA think they have actual power, they end up thinking they can tell companies like Netflix what to do.
 

Herr der Verboten

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here we go again with the nonsense that the ANC begins to cook up,

what next? all Windows PC's sold in SA must have African language installed by Defualt?
nothing new
 
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