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Waardevol TV Programme

Waardevol Television Programme Hooper Productions is now producing Waardevol TV Programme for kykNET. Following a damaging worldwide recession, South Africans continue to tangibly feel the daily effects as statistics show that as much as five years of household wealth has been wiped out. People across all LSM’s are deeply over-indebted, and looking for ways to become more money savvy. kykNET viewers are no different, as we’ve discovered through countless conversations and informal market research we’ve conducted with viewers and guests while producing another series for kykNET called Maatband. There’s a need for financial advice, taking into account lifestyle choices, aspirations and fears. So you want to dress to the nines and look like your favourite celeb? And what about that tired lounge suite that’s crying out for a makeover? On top of that, your kids are nagging you to get the latest PlayStation, and your mom needs a loan to cover her medical aid self-payment gap? kykNET’s latest flagship programme Waardevol is here to help you navigate the choppy waters of financial fretting!!! With a pacey mix of credible money-saving advice, well planned location adventures, interviews with industry experts and a ton of fun and light hearted content, Waardevol will show you how to live the glamorous life without breaking the bank. This is not one of those boring studio-based doom and gloom financial shows. Instead we will be showing you that penny pinching is not only empowering but loads of fun too. Whether you’re a stay at home mum, a teenager, a student or a retiree, all your financial questions will be answered on Waardevol! Each 24 minute episode of Waardevol will have 3 inserts of approximately 4 to 7 minutes, leaving space for a smaller 3 minute insert. Driven by our vivacious presenter, Elma Postma, we will be providing viewers with practical, easy to follow steps on how to save money in virtually every aspect of daily life....

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Journey To The Core

TV Production for SABC3 – Journey to The Core 13 episodes x 24 minutes. Journey to the Core is part of a new era of visionary and transformational entertainment that is unfolding globally. Prime Time broadcast on SABC 3. By sharing the unfolding spiritual journeys of a diverse group of remarkable South Africans, Journey to the Core is a television production which presents meaningful transformational tools and interventions to help heal ourselves so that we may move away from a place of emotional and spiritual numbness and turn our lives instead into a passionate, purposeful and conscious experience. Interweaving heartfelt biographies, dramatic re-creations and the best soul-nourishing advice from local and international wisdom keepers, the TV series Journey to the Core explores universally asked questions such as “Who am I?” , “How do we live a life of meaning and purpose?” and “What is the real secret to abiding happiness?”. Each handpicked story offers inspiring life lessons of personal growth, human triumph, love, courage and enlightenment. Produced in Johannesburg in association with Moksham...

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Maatband

78 x 24 minutes. Health and beauty series for kykNET, presented by Moria Sewald, produced by Ian and Jeremy Hooper, and directed by Suniti Kala. Maatband (which means Measuring Tape) explores the latest trends and procedures relating to all aspects of health and beauty, from medical conditions such as prostate cancer and snoring, to Botox and tummy tucks. In its premier timeslot, Maatband on kykNET, now in its sixth season, is the most watched programme on DSTV and has built a loyal and dedicated audience.

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The Science

A Vision of Paradise – Episode 1: The Science. A series of 4 episodes x 48 minutes – Hard-hitting investigative series examining the role of Religion in the fight against Global Warming and Climate Change. A winner at the 2009 SAB Environmental Journalist of the Year Awards. This series has been broadcast several times on SABC2. Produced in association with Moksham Productions. In this episode we examine the evidence that global warming is happening, the causes, and the potential crises that we face if temperatures continue to increase at the same rate as is happening today. We look at the effects on biodiversity and the large number of animal and plant species that face extinction, and the looming humanitarian crisis as up to two hundred million people face the prospect of becoming climate change...

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Car Torque

211 episodes x 24 minutes – A weekly half-hour motoring show broadcast on SABC3. Included shoots in the USA, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, India, Greece and throughout South Africa. A reader survey conducted by Car Magazine revealed that Car Torque was far and away the most popular motoring show on television in South Africa. Forty-two per cent of Car’s readers never missed the show or watch regularly, while another forty-two per cent watch Car Torque occasionally. Car Torque significantly out-performed South Africa’s two other locally-produced motoring shows, Top Car and Laat Wiel, as well as BBC’s Top Gear and Discovery Channel’s Fifth Gear, broadcast on...

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Gardens Wild & Wonderful

125 episodes x 26 minutes – South Africa’s most popular and well- remembered gardening series which focused on South African gardening with particular emphasis on indigenous planting and environmentally friendly techniques. High production values. Shot on location in South Africa and the UK. All types of gardens were featured, from tiny townhouse gardens to huge private and public gardens, botanical gardens and even the magnificent national gardens of England. The Chelsea Flower Show featured twice. The series was also packed with useful gardening tips, gardening for wildlife, lawns care, how-to projects, unusual and rare plants, and much more. Presented by Tumi Makgabo and Yashika Singh, with specialist presenters Doug McMurtry, Anne Lorentz, Margaret Roberts and Roy...

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