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Street Talk is the groundbreaking South African television series encouraging citizens to debate, discuss and express their views. From grassroots to the establishment, our engaging programmes expose the lived realities and uncensored views and solutions of ordinary South Africans.

Because we believe that South Africans are more alike than they think, we have committed to breaking down barriers born out of our past and present circumstances. The Street Talk methodology utilizes the dynamic of conversation, facilitating exciting, informative and sometimes controversial dialogue.

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Dance and Demonstration

#FeesMustFall2016 Hand claps. Whistles. Methodic footsteps and lyrics revealing a deep historical pain erupt from the crowd, commanding the captivated gaze of onlookers. It is midday on Wednesday, October 5th on the University of Cape Town campus where hundreds of students, university workers and em...

“The Making of a Criminal”

The Making of a Criminal theatrical production written and performed by the inmates of Pollsmoor Pri...

Power, Strength, Dignity: Surviving Rape

To many, rape is believed to occur in dark corners to intoxicated women wearing short skirts – women...

An Art Tide Replaces Apartheid: Healing through Performance

Art can take on various forms, ranging from an aesthetically pleasing spectacle to a possession of t...

They are Truly Grand Mothers: Gogo’s Raising Children in Cape Town: The Gogo Diaries- Season 7, Episode 8

Many people equate old age with relaxing at the beach and vacationing- they dream of the day that th...


Not In Whose Name?  Exploring Censorship in South Africa Because of the recent protests of the SABC’...

Protests Against Uber Take a New Turn

BREAKING NEWS: Protests against Uber in Cape Town’s City Bowl As recently as a few hours ago, there...

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Teenage Pregnancy

Season 7 Episode 24

“..Sometimes things happen unexpectedly.”

According to a survey conducted in 2015,  5.3% of females (14-19) reported they were pregnant at some point during the 15 months prior to the poll. This number indicates that from 2013-2015,  approximately 1,408,833 million teenage pregnancies occurred in South Africa.

Now, to put the number in context, if this total number of females who experienced teenage pregnancy in South Africa were living only in Cape Town, that would be about 37% of the cities total population ( 3,740, 025 million in 2011). Two out of five people in the entire city would be young enough to attend or graduate from primary school and would be carrying at a baby at the same time.

Females make up 51.1% of Cape Towns population at 1,907,412 million people,. With 12% of Cape Town females from ages 15-19 reporting teenage pregnancy in 2011, this means that 228,889 young women had children. This number does not include teenagers from ages 13-14.

While 5.3% of a country the size of South Africa does not immediately appear drastic or alarming, the subsequent issues that result from this number, are. When faced with feeding, clothing, housing and providing for a child, a South African young woman’s education may take an immediate hit in order to generate a constant income. Without a significant income, chronic poverty may become a possibility.

Though some may point toward teenage pregnancy as a failure in society, in all actuality the failure lies in societies slow adoption of sexual education. In addition, the shame and stigma that revolve around teenage pregnancy from religious groups, family as well as schools can directly harm a young woman’s outlook on her pregnancy. Young mothers often raise their children without any aid from the father and turn to their nuclear as well as extended family for support.

With this episode, Street Talk is hoping to encourage young women to step outside of the boundaries of teenage pregnancy by addressing the difficulties of motherhood, providing an opportunity for community support and providing space for the vocalization of each woman’s dream.


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Everything Must Fall

Season 7 Episode 23


“I am a very very very hurt black person by this institution. I came to UCT in 2012, almost 5 years, and nothing has changed in this university despite the demands of Rhodes Must Fall up until today. Nothing has changed. Even me, sitting like this and talking to you, I might get suspended again by the university. So black pain, that’s my reason for being here.” -Lindiwe Dlamini

On Wednesday, October 5th hundreds of students, university workers and emphatic supporters of the #FeesMustFall2016 movement gathered on the University of Cape Town campus in a vibrantly cohesive, buzzing collective of individuals demonstrating their need for fundamental policy changes. This is is a conversation between six of the protesters present at the demonstration.

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Power, Strength, Dignity Pt 4

Season 7 Episode 22

Wed, 5 Oct 2016 7:30pm 7:30 pm, Sat, 8 Oct 2016 7:30pm 7:30 pm

“In 2010 I was sexually assaulted by an employer I travelled with…..when this happened, I didn’t know how I was going to tell my husband…it took 2 years….but I felt I needed to speak to my boys about this, so they can understand what it does to a woman. I had to teach and train my boys”

To many, rape is perceived to take place in dark corners, to intoxicated women wearing short skirts – women who are asking for it, and yet, this is only one an array of ways in which sexual assault occurs. According to statistics, incidence of rape in the work place stands at 11%. In this episode, a survivor speaks about her experience, we find out about how this affected her family as a mother of three sons, and her marriage.

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(DSTV Channel 260)


Season 1 Episode 45

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 7:00pm 7:00 pm

Young women riff on teenage pregnancy and the difficulty they have on getting guys to use condoms.

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Season 1 Episode 43

Thu, 6 Oct 2016 7:00pm

Young doctors from government hospitals tell hair-raising stories of the dysfunctional state of our health service.

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(DSTV Channel 261)


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