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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.

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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Street Talk Launches Provocative New Series: Sex Talk

According to Statistics SA, 2011, “South Africa has the worst known figures of gender based violence for a country not at war. Every third South African woman can expect to be sexually violated in her lifetime. The rates of teenage pregnancy in South Africa are amongst the highest in the world, and...

Award winning activists launch controversial documentary

Despite the cold weather, the who’s who of Cape Town came out to the exclusive screening and launch...

Introducing ‘Shane': An Autobiography on Film

This week, we will be introducing a 30-minute documentary – ‘Shane’, a portrait of the brilliantly a...

Street Talk selected for Transgender Film Festival

We are excited to announce that one of our episodes has been selected at this year’s Transcreen  – E...

A Bite of the Big Apple

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Street Talk Trailblazers Past & Present

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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 t...

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(DSTV Channel 263)

Heidelberg Kids

Season 6 Episode 23

Sat, 4 Jul 2015 7:30pm


Aah to be young; we can all relate to being young and full of hope, and these eight teens, from the small town of Heidelberg, are no different. Here they discuss the limitations of small town life, finishing school, and their  big dreams for the future.

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(DSTV Channel 260)

Heidelberg Residents

Season 6 Episode 19

Sat, 4 Jul 2015 7:00pm


“This is my town, I was born here and I’m not going anywhere”

“People always say, when you go to Cape Town you have to stay indoors….you can’t even watch a fight….you could get shot just watching”

Heidelberg is a small town located near South Africa’s south coast, about half way between Cape Town and Knysna. We sat down with a few domino playing residents, some who have called Heidelberg home for over 40 years. They share the joys and woes of small town life. Despite the high rate of unemployment, these residents couldn’t see themselves living anywhere else.


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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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