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Inspire. Challenge. Debate.

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.

Each week, we air hard-hitting and inspiring stories that inform, educate and motivate our growing audience. We encourage active citizenship for a better South Africa.

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SABC News Features Graça Machel and Street Talk

We are proud to announce that we have made the evening news! Last week Street Talk was honoured by the incredible non-profit organisation Shared Interest at its 21st Anniversary Awards Gala, along with former South African and Mozambican First Lady Graca Machel. If you did not catch the television b...

A Word From the Street

Celebrating the Genius of Ordinary Citizens We all have our light bulb moments, like the times when...

Thina Goes to New York

Right now, I’m at the Cape Town International Airport getting ready to make my way to New York City....

Street Talk Scoops Major Award

Street Talk to receive major award in New York along side Graça Machel On May 14 in New York, Street...

Flying the Coop

A Bittersweet Goodbye “When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need co...

Street Talk Filmmaker Lauded by German Artist

Inspiring “….they’ve been ostracized by society, are desperately poor, or have experienced terrible...

Pressing Reset

New Start   “In life, there are no true beginnings or endings. Events flow into each other, and...

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(DSTV Channel 263)

The Grand Part 2

Season 1 Episode 37

Sat, 30 May 2015 7:30pm

“For me the most disturbing thing about it was how it was such a black on black thing, because if you’re going to call it Xenophobia then you need to include all foreigners……but what ended up happening is that it became more of a lower class situation…..a poverty situation, it became a education situation…its very much based on ignorance and its so much easier to create an other “

In 2000, the country saw a steady increase in xenophobic violence, and in May 2008 a series of riots left 62 people dead. In part 2 of The Grand, 6 foreigners ruminate on the circumstances that lead South Africans to such extreme acts of violence.

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The Grand Part 1

Season 1 Episode 34

Tue, 26 May 2015 7:30pm

“….when things break down the first thing they’re always gonna say is ‘foreigner’…it’s the easiest thing to point out. If you get in an argument with somebody at a bar or anywhere, the first thing they’re going to point out is that you’re a foreigner you don’t know what’s going on….so it’s the simplest thing that somebody can say as to why you don’t understand or why they don’t like you…and that happens anywhere and its not just a South African thing”

“….I don’t have a problem with somebody calling me an immigrant….but when they call me a foreigner….that word foreigner, it comes loaded…. because a foreigner is someone who is foreign, you’re not from Africa….but I am from Africa and I am in Africa”

Each year, South Africa plays host to many tourists and immigrants. We wanted a first hand account of their experiences, so we gathered a group 6 recent, and not so recent immigrants who call South Africa home. They compare notes on the pros and cons of living in our Rainbow Nation.

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Bay TV

(DSTV Channel 260)

Teens Talk Dating

Season 6 Episode 15

Tue, 2 Jun 2015 9:00pm






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Rhodes Must Fall

Season 6 Episode 14

Tue, 26 May 2015 9:00pm





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(DSTV Channel 261)

Sex Talk – Coming soon

Sex Talk


Sex Talk our new studio based series coming soon …

A fun, frank and entertaining weekly television talk show, hosted by Kgomotso Matsunyane, will give South Africans from all walks of life the opportunity to talk about sex and sexuality.

By lifting the veil of secrecy that surrounds the subject of sex we help individuals feel more comfortable with sex and their sexuality, promoting empowering choices, and we help communities deal with the complex social issues surrounding sexual abuse. Sex education campaigns are almost entirely focused on the prevention of disease or pregnancy. Sex talk, on the other hand, offers a positive and empowering context to sex and sexuality through very real and candid conversations with people from all walks of life. Talking about sex in a real and candid way has become vital to changing this reality. That’s why sex talk is so important for South Africa. And we invite you to help us get the conversation going.

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Street Talk TV – short documentary films about social issues affecting South Africa. Street Talk is produced by ‘Street Stories Films’ a Non-Profit Organisation Reg No: 072-487 NPO.

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