Noot vir Noot

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Noot vir Noot
Noot vir Noot logo.jpg
Created byStemmburg Television
Presented byEmo Adams
Country of originSouth Africa
No. of seasons43 (44 commissioned)
Producer(s)Stemmburg Television
Running time60 minutes
Original networkSABC 2
Picture formatNTSC (480i) (1991-2017) HDTV 720p (2017-)
Original release1991 - present

Noot vir Noot (Afrikaans for "Note for Note" i.e. Music-note for a cash-note) is an Afrikaans language musical quiz show broadcast on SABC 2 on South African television. It is the longest continually running television game show in the country.[1] The show was first broadcast in 1991 and was presented by Johan Stemmet, who has retired on the 27th of January 2019. The production company, which also owns the format, is Stemmburg Television, named after its founders, Stemmet and former musical leader Johan van Rensburg.

Since 2004, the producers have also arranged a yearly roadshow, which took the basic programme format on a concert tour. A boardgame version of the show was also available. Notable past winners include Zelda Meyer (unbeaten champion) and Daantjie Badenhorst. The producers adapted the format of the program to include its first blind contestant, Ferdinand Venter. Noot vir Noot's 600th episode was aired in 2014.[2] Season 41 premiered on 5 February 2016. On 27 July 2016, Noot vir Noot celebrated 25 years on air. Series 42 and 43 have been commissioned for 2016/2017.[citation needed] Series 43 was on air from 21 December 2017 and series 44 will air towards the end of 2018.


Four contestants take part in each episode, during which they interpret a number of musical clues. The initial episode is followed by semi-finals and a finale. A guest artist performs a medley of 5 songs as part of each episode. The music on Noot vir Noot is performed by the show's live band, Die Musiekfabriek (The Music Factory), which was led by co-founder of the program, Johan van Rensburg, until 2012.[3] Noot vir Noot launched Potpourri in December 2010, during which some of the most popular medleys from the past seasons were rebroadcast.

Season 1 premiered on Sabc Encore from 8 May 2015 - 31 July 2015.


The band members as of series 41 are:

  • Jaconell Mouton (keyboards and band leader)
  • Riaan van Rensburg (percussion)
  • David Klassen (drums)
  • Luke van der Merwe (guitar)
  • Annelene Malan (bass guitar)
  • Nathan Smith (guitar)


  1. ^ "Sponsorships: Noot vir Noot". ABSA. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Noot vir Noot nothces 400". news24. 14 September 2007. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  3. ^ "'Noot vir Noot' se Johan van Rensburg oor sy uittrede". Sarie. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2014.

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