The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has announced plans to increase royalty payments for local musicians on radio from three to four percent.
The broadcaster says this is part of its transformation plan and will apply to all royalty agencies.
This decision follows discussions on issues affecting the music industry.
The SABC says the aim is to promote local music and to create work.
The broadcaster last week announced a 90 percent local music quota for all its radio stations and also plans to set up a fund to honour South African music legends like Babsy Mlangeni, Steve Kekana, Letta Mbuli and several other artists who’ve passed on.
A once-off payment will be made in July.