What we do

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.

Join the Conversation!

Get involved!

Read our blog if you’d like to know more about our innovative series and what’s next from the Street Talk team.

Latest News

An Art Tide Replaces Apartheid: Healing through Performance

Art can take on various forms, ranging from an aesthetically pleasing spectacle to a possession of the wealthy, and from music to dance. But one of the reasons art is so popular is that it takes on a central role in times of political instability— often cropping up in unexpected places throughout tu...

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...

Flashback Blog Post: UCT On Fire: Season 6 Episode 52

This past February, the Department of Higher Education and Training expressed that it was “deeply co...

Masiphumelele Film Recap

The silent, rolling hills of the Cape Peninsula engulf the buzzing community of Masiphumelele. Indee...

The LGBTQ Community in South Africa- Season 1, Episode 12, Gay and Proud of It

In approximately 1968, the apartheid regime shifted their focus from persecuting blacks to persecuti...

What's on this week


(DSTV Channel 263)

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


Power, Strength, Dignity Pt 3

Season 7 Episode 21

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 7:30pm 7:30 pm, Sat, 1 Oct 2016 7:30pm 7:30 pm

Join the Conversation

Power, Strength, Dignity Pt 2

Season 7 Episode 20

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 7:30pm 7:30 pm, Sat, 24 Sep 2016 7:30pm 7:30 pm


Join the Conversation

Power, Strength, Dignity Pt1

Season 7 Episode 19

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 7:30pm 7:30 pm, Sat, 17 Sep 2016 7:30pm 7:30 pm

“I am proud to say that I am a true survivor…I was raped…and he’s still out there…I was a child when he raped me…he damaged my life…but I survived.”

According to crime statistics, over 100 cases of rape are reported to the South African Police Service every day. What is most terrifying is that a mere 30 of these cases will result in prosecution. In this, the first of four episodes, four indomitable women disassemble the stigma and shame our society callously assigns to victims of sexual assault, choosing instead to speak. Bravely leading the way for others to do the same.

Join the Conversation

Bay TV

(DSTV Channel 260)


Season 1 Episode 44

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 7:15pm

Ubuntu Education Fund. How people are infected by HIV and how uneducated they are about this disease. How do we educated our youth to use precautions?

Join the conversation



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.

Join the conversation


Season 1 Episode 42

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 7:00pm

“It’s the lack of morals nowadays because if that’s my occupation, it comes with responsibilities….I have people’s children….when it comes to taxi queens….I need to be safe and I need to treat them with respect……that’s what I feel is lacking”

“At the moment its grown folks telling children that ‘taxi queenirism’ is wrong, what about telling [the adult]…that’s unacceptable”

Seven performers from the youth group ComArt (Community Arts Association) – based in Elsies River – speak about their inspiration for the Artscape production Shapes of Me. They identify the stories told in the play, from losing a friend to being a ‘taxi queen’, to understanding the challenges that poverty presents.

Join the conversation


Season 1 Episode 41

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 7:15pm

“Its been 15 years black people have been free, but the problem is economically we are not free at all. We’ve been oppressed for over 300 years so we can’t remedy the situation in 15 years…..economically we are still far behind”

Seven men on strike talk about the economic conditions that led them to take drastic action against their employees. They speak of the current Government’s failure to correct the inequalities of the past, the recession, retrenchment and the questionable form of outsourcing known as Labour brokering.

Join the conversation


Season 1 Episode 40

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 7:00pm

“Living in a township, its very horrible, its terrible….you engage in a lot of things….street fights, drugs, alcohol….caused by peer pressure….depends on family background….no one’s around to say hey don’t do it”

Don’t miss this heated conversation about township life where many youths are raised in an environment poised for substance abuse. They raise crucial questions about the effectiveness of support systems meant to eradicate the issue of drug addiction but that neglect to address the broader societal issues.

Join the conversation

The Disabled

Season 1 Episode 39

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 7:00pm 7:00 pm

“Its almost as if the onus lies on us to be disability activists…its like saying only women should fight for women’s rights, only people with HIV/AIDS should be fighting for their rights…it is an issue of society. What concerns me most is when you have educated people or the closest people to you…spent time with you know the barriers, know the issues they still don’t get it sometimes and sometimes too many times”

From medical discrimination during the Apartheid Era to taxi violence, five otherly abled South Africans speak of their experiences of living with a disability. They speak of the social implications of being otherly abled in both their personal and public lives. They discuss relationships, employment, and their shared desire to see disability being acknowledged in society as an issue that contributes to an unequal society.

Join the conversation


(DSTV Channel 261)


Get involved

Join the conversation

Below each film clip on the website is a Blog where you can share your thoughts and chat with other people.

Take action

Some of the topics that we cover stir up emotions. If you are inspired to act from having seen one of our films, then download our take action manifesto.

If you have an issue/story that you think needs to be told get in touch with us.


Street Talk TV is run by a non-profit organization (NPO). We survive on funding and donations. If you believe in what we do please consider donating
Make Donation

connect with us

About Street talk

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.

021 424 8184

sign up to receive our newsletter

Street Talk Disclaimer

Web design by Yorkhill