Learning from the planet


SABC2’s educational wildlife programme Wild Touch, which encourages viewers to learn by observing animals and plants in their natural habitat, has turned one year old. Broadcast weekdays at 10h30, the series tells non-synthesised stories on the natural biographies of life seldom seen by television audiences.

Says SABC Education head of Public Information and Social Development Pontsho Makhetha, “This collaboration between producer Earth-Touch and SABC Education creates wildlife programming to communicate to viewers the natural world that we are part of. It creates awareness of the need to conserve our natural heritage.  
“Wild Touch provides a platform to train and develop black South African wildlife filmmakers who are lacking in South Africa at the moment.  The series delivers a unique experience to viewers each day as content is always current and reflects nature as truthfully as possible.”


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