50/50 Celebrates 30 Years On Air

The show that holds the distinction of being the world’s longest running environmental show, 50/50, marks 30 years with the return of its new season. New presenter, more conservation stories, hard-hitting investigative reports on issues pertaining to wildlife and the environment.  

For every South African when we talk about conservation, or simply "an animal show", on tv the first and often only name that comes to mind is 50/50. This show has become part of South African culture in its own right. 

Thus making this milestone not only special for the show and its creators but for the nation at large -- that they have kept in interest in the stories and the information shared by the show. 

In celebrating the anniversary, the show will take viewers on a journey through the history of the programme and reconnect them with some of their favourite aspects and individuals.

The new season will also introduces the new anchor, James Steyn, who will be co-hosting the show along side the longest serving presenter Ntokozo Mbuli. Steyn’s knowledge of environmental issues dates back to when he joined the conservation and game lodge in 1994, also serving as executive member and chairperson of the lowveld region of the Field Guides Association of South Africa.

The multi-lingual award winning programme is rated as being amongst the world’s top environmental shows, contributing to educating the viewers on the importance of nature conservation, making the show the recipient of 2011 and 2012 SAB Environmental Media awards. 

In 2010, 50/50 won the SAFTAS awards for best magazine programme and best presenter awarded to former presenter, Johan Botha.

The new season debuts this Monday, 26 August at 19:30 on SABC2.

Congratulations to 50/50 for this milestone. 

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