Here is the line-up for the South African TV show 50 | 50, Anniversary Season, Episode 31 which will broadcast on SABC 2 at 19h30 on Monday the 14th of April 2014. Learn all about fish farming as a solution to take the pressure of our oceans, discover how chocolate may become a thing of the past if sustainable practices are not developed and meet the finalists of the Safari Guide of the Year competition.
For millenia, we have harvested copious fish catches from our seas but due to over-fishing and exploitation, our natural fish stocks are rapidly disappearing. With an ever growing population and so many hungry people in our own nation, its vitally important that we find a sustainable solution to take pressure off the sea. Why not fish farming? Fish farming is a practical means of providing fish to the country and many South African markets are already receiving fresh fish stocks from farms in East London and Lesotho. Now, a new fish farm has been proposed for Algoa Bay in Port Elizabeth and while this fish farm could provide much needed fish for the nation, residents are greatly concerned about the impact this development will have on the ocean environment and local tourism. Bonne travels to the beautiful PE shoreline and tries to find out the truth about ocean-based fish farms.
Woolworths sustainable cocoa
Chocolate is one of the most popular sweet treats in our supermarkets. Aisles are devoted to the numerous products available, but have any of us stopped to consider the future of chocolate? How would you feel if we told you that in twenty years there will be no chocolate left? The main ingredient in chocolate is cocoa, from the Theobroma cocoa tree, but many cocoa plantatations are disappearing, as farmers swap to more lucrative crops. UTZ is a company devoted to sustainable farming and they are working closely with cocoa farmers in Ghana to increase their income, improve their livelihoods and ensure the long-term sustainable harvesting of cocoa. Woolworths has partnered with UTZ to preserve chocolate for the future. Bertus visits one of Ghana’s sustainable cooca operations and tells us how we can keep chocolate around for years to come!
Safari Guide of the Year
The Safari Guide of the Year competition is an opportunity for the top guides in the industry to be recognised for their efforts and to promote field guiding as a career. Candidates are nominated and eight finalists are selected for the final round of the competition. We watch as these top guides go head to head in the field and are assessed on birding, tracking, shooting, photography, story-telling and more.
Tonight is all about new life on Veldfokus. We’ll see the first few moments of life, some prickly new borns and a few misunderstood mothers.