THE SABC’S Hlaudi Motsoeneng thinks too much education is no good. “All that many educated people know how to do is to read the whole day. They don’t have time to think,” he said.

He was addressing the Sadtu national executive committee at Kopanong Conference Centre in Benoni, Ekurhuleni, yesterday.

He said there were many white CEOs without matric, but nobody was targeting them.

Motsoeneng said ANC comrades wanted to commercialise the SABC and turn it into a private company, but people like him have prevented this from happening.

He added the SABC used to be a R15 million company, but is now an R8 billion company.

“The driver behind this was me,” he said.

“Don’t ask me about a matric certificate. Ask me if I can do the job. We need to make people like Hlaudi in the SABC.”

He said their decision not to show visuals of destruction at violent protests was being misunderstood and was glad that Sadtu was backing the SABC on this and on transformation. He was also pleased Cosatu had done an about-turn in their judgment of him.