- Jan 22, 2005
Johan Stemmet ends 'Noot' tenure on high note
When Johan Stemmet received a Lifetime Achievement Award last year at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), the gesture was a befitting recognition for the amiable television personality whose long career on television has been defined by milestones.
After 28 years as producer and presenter of Noot Vir Noot, the country’s biggest and longest-running musical quiz show, last month Stemmet announced that he would step down as host. The announcement marked the end of an era in South African television.
For close to three decades the likeable, all-rounder presenter with trademark colourful shirts and a charismatic stage presence has hosted the Afrikaans edutainment game programme with grace and remarkable sense of humour.
With a resident live band of accomplished instrumentalists, he has entertained and educated his audiences about some of the best tunes and artists across the world.
And although the show is primarily aimed at Afrikaans-speaking viewers, it has enjoyed a wider appeal from viewers across various cultures.
The country’s recognisable television face’s last appearance on Thursday, 24 January 2019 meant that he had achieved 700 episodes in 43 uninterrupted seasons since its inception on 27 July 1991 – an unmatchable record and stuff of Guinness World Records for South African television.