After the fall of the apartheid system, the first post-apartheid housing minister, Joe Slovo, followed suggestions from the World Bank that aimed to enhance the conditions of the townships. However, this plan backfired, and actually made the conditions of the townships worse- housing provided by the...
Gangsterism is a much discussed topic in South Africa, but although there is much discussion about g...
There has been a consistently large number of reports of people defaulting on their medication who a...
Land Reformation and Redistribution The land is an integral part of each individual’s heritage- it i...
Marike de Klerk, the former wife of F.W. de Klerk, made an infamous comment in which she described c...
In the early 1900s, community leaders such as Marcus Garvey wanted to create black unity and a cultu...
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 7:30pm, Sat, 25 Jun 2016 7:30pm
Regrets of Survival: Finding Opportunity in Elsie’s River
In this episode, we listened to residents of Elsie’s River talk about opportunities they had been deprived of, and the life paths they had chosen as a result. From dreams of becoming a police officer to dreams of being a doctor, we listened to both the regrets and hopes of the residents.
Some quotes from this episode:
“They show the kids guns and teach them how to smuggle- it’s not right”
“There is no money to study further”
“There is no unity”
Wed, 1 Jun 2016 7:30pm
“I was scared and I started to shake, I wanted to cry, scream out but I could not find my voice…. I could not cry out loud. I was weak and numb, I could not cry when he raped me”
According to alarming statistics, 1 in 3 South African women will be raped in their lifetime. In this 2-part episode, we speak with five brave women who share their experience as survivors of rape.
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 7:00pm
“I have this great desire to see ourselves starting to appreciate ourselves…I know how brilliant African culture and African wisdom is”
“I’m one of those people who left school, willingly, not because I was a dumb student but because in my way of thinking I was way ahead of the system, or as we used to call it then, it was the rat race…..getting polished up and primed to go and work in the machinery of White supremacy…and I just felt I didn’t want my mind stifled”
Born 1948 murdered February 2009 Joe Mthimka was a jazz musicologist who promoted local talent and sported a huge collection of rare local jazz music. Shortly before his death he shared his views on the political situation in South Africa.
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 7:15pm
“….politicians are fighting for power, they are bringing people down….we’re watching them, they’re doing that, why can’t we?”
“…we have surroundings that in a way influence us but at the end of the day we’re the ones who make the choices”
“….if a parent is doing something wrong is it easy for you to just get up and do what’s right?”
Eight students from Langa High speak passionately about role models, or the lack there of, in society today. They argue for and against the impact of family upbringing and other societal role models, exploring how we are defined and shaped by our earliest experiences. What we learn from these bright sparks is that as much as we are defined by our earliest examples, there is always choice.
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.