Well, this is incredible! When the popular television programme 50|50 went off the air last year in July, the South African Broadcast Corporation (SABC) promised that it will be back in April 2010. I really thought the odds were less than 50|50 that this would ever happen, because the presenters often criticised local government departments on their corruption and incompetence, --- particularly in the Department of Water and Environmental Affairs.
The weekly television series used to be the longest ongoing environmental programme in the world! For 25 years it presented the successes and disasters of conservation to South Africa's people. The programme influenced environmental policy, stirred the public against environmental injustices, promoted the work of our dedicated conservationists, and helped to create a stronger awareness of conservation and environmental issues in South Africa.
The 50|50 Television show will be back on 5 April 2010 and will be on-air every Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm only on SABC 2.
There’s no doubt that the “dynamic new team” of presenters have been properly instructed not to be too critical on issues related to government incompetence.
The short video below is a prelude to what they’ll be screening next week. With fuel prices increasing next week Wednesday by up to 49c a litre (5.9 percent), I’m particularly interested to hear some more news about South Africa's first locally developed electric car.
50|50 Website: www.5050.co.za
We are living among savages! (Rhino Poaching)
Environmental disaster flowing from West Rand
The scandalous cost of diamonds
Thrashing the White African Heritage
Will 50|50 be back?