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2010-06-14 00:00

IN today’s episode of 50-50 on SABC2 at 9 pm, the team joins the efforts of Water Hour, held on June 11 to focus for 60 minutes on our most precious, life-giving resource. Seventy percent of the Earth is water, 70% of our bodies are water. But we waste it, pollute it, misuse it and, most recently, try to own it! Large corporations all over the world are bottling water and charging for it, yet it comes out of our taps for much less — and at less cost to the environment.

It is forecast that 568 million litres of bottled water will be sold during the World Cup, but 1,1 billion people lack access to any sort of safe drinking water. So 50-50 asks the question: is water a right or a commodity?

Other highlights this week:


• The Oprah Winfrey Show — SABC3, 5.35 pm: Oprah speaks to child abuse survivor Gregg Milligan about the rape he endured at the hands of his mother.


• 3rd Degree: The Curse of the Nobody People —, 9.30 pm: Albinos are known as “zeru-zerus” or ghosts in Tanzania, and some believe they have magical powers. So ruthless operators hunt them down for their skins, then sell their body parts to people eager to boost their businesses. Shockingly, this trend has now spread to Kenya, Burundi and Congo.


• Playa —, 9.30 pm: Playa has taken viewers from the final draw to the opening ceremony. But now with the World Cup here, it’s time to say goodbye.


• 3Talk with Noeleen — SABC3, 3.50 pm: Sunday is Father’s Day, so Woolworths and 3Talk bring you all things “male”, from men’s grooming to World Cup fashion and great gift ideas.


• Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — SABC3, 7.30 pm: When Willy Wonka decides to let five children into his chocolate factory, he releases five golden tickets in five chocolate bars, causing total mayhem. The fifth goes to a very special boy, Charlie Bucket, who with his grandpa, visits the most amazing factory ever. Stars Johnny Depp and Freddie Highmore.

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