Street Talk Film Series

Street Talk TV produces 15 minute documentaries which reflect human experience and feelings on the issues and challenges of our time and society which are broadcast on Community Television and DSTV.

Street Talk is an innovative documentary series that present uninhibited conversation between participants in discussion groups in a spontaneous way so that the viewer apperas to sit in an empty chair in the circle, giving a sense of participation and involvement. Discussions are filmed in informal settings (shebeens, shacks, school classrooms, restaurants) which are both accessible to participants and situate the series in community settings. In 2010, Street Talk presented a new format in which the documentaries featured organisations and individuals who have a positive impact on their communities.

Read more

 

Episode tags Race

  • SELECT A SEASON

Where are we Going?

Season 8 Episode 5

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 7:30pm 7:30 pm, Sat, 24 Jun 2017 7:30pm 7:30 pm

Corruption, the cabinet reshuffle and ailing economy, racism and how the government controls the media . High school students talk about the future of South Africa.

Join the conversation!

Bullying

Season 7 Episode 52

Wed, 17 May 2017 7:30pm 7:30 pm, Sat, 20 May 2017 12:00am 12:00 am

School bullying is a type of bullying that occurs either inside or outside of school. Bullying can be physical, verbal, or emotional and is usually repeated over a period of time.
In schools, bullying occurs in all areas. It can occur in nearly any part in or around the school building, though it more often occurs during school breaks, in hallways, bathrooms, on school buses and waiting for buses, classes that require group work and/or after school activities.

Bullying in school sometimes consists of a group of learners taking advantage of or isolating one learner in particular and gaining the loyalty of bystanders who want to avoid becoming the next victim.

Young school students from different backgrounds gather together to share their personal experiences of being bullied in and outside school premises.

Join the conversation

Interracial relationship part 3

Season 7 Episode 48

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:00am 12:00 am

Children are always listening, absorbing, and learning, and though kids don’t know it, they had entered the real world—the one where everyone is measured, but not everyone is judged on the same scale.

Identity is a complex thing, and something children will come to question, navigate, craft, and ultimately claim one day.

These 5 woman gather together to talk about their biracial kids, how they go about in their every day life sharing their personal stories.

Join the conversation

Interracial relationships

Season 7 Episode 44

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:00am 12:00 am

Mixed-race relationships are becoming more and more common every day, though there are still some places where it might earn you a side-eye or two. Some people are afraid to date outside of their race because they don’t know what to expect. Others are either uncomfortable with it, or it has never occurred to them.

Not everyone will be accepting of an interracial relationship, that doesn’t have to affect who you choose to be with. 5 woman gather together to talk about mix race relationship, sharing their personal stories and their views.

Join the conversation!

Artscape Outreach: Reaching Out

Season 7 Episode 36

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 7:30pm 7:30 pm, Sat, 28 Jan 2017 7:30pm 7:30 pm

In October 2016, Cape Town’s very own Artscape Theater performed during a special outreach weekend in Clanwilliam. They brought in performers ranging from ballerinas, to hip hop dancers and opera singers. Showcasing their talents to a captivated audience, these performers were given to opportunity to share their love for artistic expression with township locals. Facilitated by Marlene le Roux, this is a highly anticipated event for the community and a multitude of young and old come out for the show.

Every performer has a unique outlook and approach to creativity. Some have even overcome physical disabilities to become professional dancers and are an inspiration for those who are lucky enough to watch their talents unfold onstage. Sharing these insights with individuals from township communities is crucial and, unfortunately, a very rare occurrence. Emphasis on music, art and performance takes a backstage to act of moving through lives filled with poverty, violence and inequality.

Yet, there is merit in creative self-expression that offers a chance to transcend or work through emotions correlated to such experiences. Artscape Outreach has began to build this bridge.

 

Join the conversation

 

Literacy

Season 7 Episode 34

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 7:30pm 7:30 pm, Sat, 7 Jan 2017 7:30pm 7:30 pm

The FunDza Literacy Trust is a South African nonprofit dedicated to improving literacy among teens and young adults. Education provides the foundation for a healthy, stable, growth-oriented society – literacy is its cornerstone.

In this episode, we speak to the students of Intshukumo Primary School in Gugulethu township who are currently participating the the Year Beyond Program after school which offers the opportunity to expand reading, English and creative writing skills in partnership with the FunDza! app and curriculum. This program fosters an interest in all things educational with a primary focus on encouraging linguistic and compositional capabilities. For many students in Cape Town townships, the world after school is a distracting and often dangerous place. Some children begin dating at young ages, are asked to join gangs or may even be “flighted by a taxi driver” as one of the students in this episode describes. Opportunities to continue to learn outside of the typical school day are crucial for children and teens who are motivated to move out of the stereotypes of township life.

Join the conversation

Artscape Rural Outreach 2016

Season 7 Episode 33

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 7:30pm 7:30 pm, Sat, 31 Dec 2016 7:30pm 7:30 pm

 

In October 2016, Cape Town’s very own Artscape Theater performed during a special outreach weekend in Clan William. They brought in performers ranging from ballerinas, to hip hop dancers and opera singers. Showcasing their talents to a captivated audience, these performers were given to opportunity to share their love for artistic expression with township locals. Facilitated by Marlene le Roux, this is a highly anticipated event for the community and a multitude of young and old come out for the show.

Every performer has a unique outlook and approach to creativity. Some have even overcome physical disabilities to become professional dancers and are an inspiration for those who are lucky enough to watch their talents unfold onstage. Sharing these insights with individuals from township communities is crucial and, unfortunately, a very rare occurrence. Emphasis on music, art and performance takes a backstage to act of moving through lives filled with poverty, violence and inequality.

Yet, there is merit in creative self-expression that offers a chance to transcend or work through emotions correlated to such experiences. Artscape Outreach has began to build this bridge.

These episodes features the show’s highlights including dance routines, musical solos and behind the scenes preparations. Additionally, we spoke to several of the performers and we hear their first hand opinions on what it means to be a part of Artscape Outreach.

 

Join the conversation

Hip Hop Culture Part 1

Season 7 Episode 31

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

Made up of three members and one 12-year old B-boy, the Azanian Flames are a hip-hop crew from Strand focused on uplifting the community, promoting the “consciousness of reality” and sharing stories from life experience. They emphasize a need to move away from rap that focuses on drugs, money, sex and violence and instead, create content that can credibly discuss aspects of life in South Africa. Their first-hand experiences of abuse, domestic violence and gangsterism culminates into a therapeutic chance to relay and move forward from past injustice.

In this episode we hear from each member of the group as they share why they create the music that they do, how they started on this career path and why it has kept them out of darker parts of township life.

Join the conversation

 

Kwanele- (enough is enough) Part 2

Season 7 Episode 32

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 7:30pm 7:30 pm, Sat, 10 Dec 2016 7:30pm 7:30 pm

In the outskirts of Cape Town, residents of Langa township are faced with detrimental living environments. Faulty electrical wires hang from makeshift homes made of Coca Cola emblazoned tin sheets and flammable tarps. Multiple families share a single faulty toilet while runoff from wetland marshes containing trash and unwanted substances filter through the streets. The same streets where children run unsupervised and barefoot, playing with discarded bits of Styrofoam and kicking wads of plastic wrap through smoking traffic.

When the Street Talk team last visited Langa, we passed men and women dressed in contrasting outfits of faded and bold colours. They primarily stood motionless in doorways on every corner perhaps rendered immobile by the stagnancy of their living conditions.

This is not a new reality. In fact, such dilapidated and haphazard homes have plagued Cape Town land since the construction of townships during South Africa’s apartheid adoption in 1948.  Ringing a “white-only” city center, townships were erected skilfully to pen black and coloured workers in distinct regions surrounded by highways and railways to dishearten the masses into a submissive chronic poverty.

Despite the abolishment of apartheid in 1994, relatively nothing has changed for the communities except a recent surge of outrage from township inhabitants, a few failed housing developments and many unkept promises.

In this episode, we revisit the topic of Langa Housing and hear from new voices and opinions in the community.

Join the conversation

Teenage Parents Part 2

Season 7 Episode 25

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 7:30pm 7:30 pm, Sun, 27 Nov 2016 7:30pm 7:30 pm

“Yes, we do have clinics that provide contraceptives but preventing pregnancy should start at home. If only if our parents would talk to us and sit us down and try to make us to be confident in our skin, in our body…”

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 second episode of Teenage Parents, 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.

Support

Her Voice Foundation

Young Moms Support

The Parent Centre

Join the Conversation

EverythingMustFall

Season 7 Episode 23

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 7:30am 7:30 am, Sun, 16 Oct 2016 7:30am 7:30 am

“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.

Join the Conversation

SABC’s Good news

Season7 Episode 15

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 7:15pm 7:15 pm

Join the conversation

“We are sitting in an industry which is under enormous amount of threat in terms of finances,our board rooms essentially determine what editorial decisions we need to make,which is unfortunate.”

“Experienced journalist are living the newsroom rather juniorised,therefore those young junior reporters are easily manipulated one way or another.”

“My dream is to live in a country where the government thinks twice or thrice before taking any decision that will hurt the people.”

In this episode, local news professionals share their viewpoints on the current state of South African journalism, bias and manipulation in newsrooms, the failure of the media to adequately report on every day affairs and a need for credible information sources.

Why Vote?

Season 7 Episode 13

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 7:15pm 7:15 pm

Join the conversation

“There are more negative things we face as young people here in South Africa than the positive”

“I would rather sell my soul to the devil than to vote for ANC”

“I have never voted, I see no reason in voting. For me, voting it’s as if I unconsciously take away my own power and give it to some man or some woman to abuse it.”

Four individuals discuss political division, frustration with government corruption and the importance of finding your voice without casting a vote. They reveal that they feel neither the younger nor the elder generation is reflected in South Africa’s current political landscape. 

The Gang Killed My Son

Season 7 Episode 11

Gangsterism is a much discussed topic in South Africa, but although there is much discussion about gangsters, there is little talk about the people who raised them and the tragedies that they have witnessed. Street Talk TV spoke with a few parents of gangsters to find out how they perceived the problem of gangsterism in South Africa and how it could be solved. Many of the parents in this episode had experienced the death of a child due to their child’s involvement with gangs, and were eager to prevent other parents from experiencing the same grief.

 

Join the conversation

Brothers for All

Season 7 Episode 10

 

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 7:30pm

In this episode, ex-offenders discuss their work with the organization “Brothers For All” where they mentor at risk youth to keep them out of prison. They teach high school dropouts, teenage mothers, unemployed youth and ex- offenders how to do computer programming, coding, graphic design, entrepreneurship and digital marketing. We hear about life before, during and after prison and why they are motivated to help others.

Inferior Education post Apartheid

Season 7 Episode 9

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 7:15pm

 

 

Join the conversation

“Why as blacks South Africans,we have to campaign and toyi-toyi all the time in order for us to get justice in this country,in order for us to be equal?.”

“We get to learn in cold classes and one child might say what is the use of  living my warm bed and,it even get’s to a point of children dropping out of school.”

Join this group of education and discuss how best we can make our education work for all of us.

Gogo Diaries

Season 7 Episode8

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 7:30pm

Join the conversation

“The worst children are the girls,if you can see the girls the way they are drinking.I’ve got only girls and they are all drinking”.

“I see a lot of grannies struggling with grandchildren,that is not fair guys because we are human beings too and we are suppose to rest”

It’s often said that society is measured by how best they treat old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them.Are we cheating our old citizen of the love,security and comfort they deserve?.

Dis Ability!

Season 7 Episode 7

Join the conversation

“When I think about my family everyone felt powerless and went into denial. It was very hard for my family to accept that I was disabled, because accepting that I’m disabled, would be accepting all the financial burden.”

“As disabled people, we need to do more, stop waiting for able bodied people in power to give us power. We need to take our power”.

An inspirational conversation by  intellectuals from UCT, tell of the challenges that come with their disability and how they have turned their challenges to Abilities.

 

Racism

Season 7 Episode 2

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 7:30pm

 

Join the conversation

“I say to my granddaughters,I don’t think I will love you with a black person in my house.”

“From now to ten years forward,If the government does not change and give equal rights to everyone,there will be war.”

Racism

Season 7 Episode 1

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 7:15pm

 

Join the conversation

“There is racism between blacks and coloured, maybe because history has caused that racism culture, like they say coloureds don’t really have a place in South Africa but in history the coloureds were always there.”

“Everyone is equal, you’ve got these blocks: black, white, coloureds, that just don’t make sense to me. We are all equal, so why you wanna separate us as people.”

“Now that the black are in power the opportunities are coming to blacks.”

Join into this conversation and help build a human race.

UCT on Fire

Season 6 Episode 52

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:00am

Join the conversation

UCT students tell of their struggles and the measures they have to take to get their demands met by the UCT management and by the government.

ArtsCape Outreach 2016

Season 6 Episode 50

 

To try and borrow from how John Lennon saw an artist’s role in society: is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.

This was the aim and successfully executed plan for Artscape team when they organised an outreach programme for art barrel community with limited opportunities.

They woke up a sleeping town and not only brought life with their art but breathed life into that community.

Artscape High School Drama

Season 6 Episode 34

Thu, 18 May 2017 12:00am

The Brackenfell students are discussing racism and how it affects them. They also tell how they can’t even go and study where they want because of the racial war we have here in South Africa. They also discuss how important it is to take responsibility for your own life and not blame the government for everything that is wrong. They maintain that if a white person calls a black person ” stupid ” it’s a racist remark, but if a white person calls another white person stupid, it’s not.

Join the Conversation

Artscape High School Drama

Season 6 Episode 33

Thu, 18 May 2017 12:00am

Brackenfell High School Drama students share their views about drama, how it has helped their lives and how drama is perceived in the community and the support they get from their families.

Afrikaner Youth

Season 6 Episode 25

Thu, 4 May 2017 12:00am

“As a child I felt really ashamed of being Afrikaans. I hated it, but then I met so many [Afrikaans] people who weren’t judgmental”

The race debate is complicated, with conversations happening on all sides. For white South Africans with Afrikaans roots, the conversation includes topics of white privilege and inherited guilt. These 7 Young Afrikaners would like to change current perceptions of ‘boere’, from racists by default to just regular South Africans struggling to find their place in our rainbow nation.

Join the conversation

Reddam House

Season 6 Episode 20

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:00am

 

“Why are so many black people still living in the slums……when we’ve had the laws to facilitate growth and progression for twenty years…not much has happened in those twenty years”

South Africa is considered to have one of the most progressive constitutions in the world, and yet the country is wrought with social, political and economic challenges. A sentiment shared by the Matriculants of Reddam House Altantic Seaboard. In this episode they share their views on racism, class structure and poor service delivery in our country.

Join the conversation

Looking Back: Retirees Reflect

Season 6 Episode 17

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 7:00pm

 

Join the conversation

And You Don’t Stop: Hip Hop in SA

Season 6 Episode 3

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:00am

“I got into Hip Hop because it was revolution…something that could feed and fuel my anger….I could dance on the dance floor, sweat it out, leave it all there, then I could deal with life again”

“A lot of MCs you hear them, “We all can blow up”. No you can’t, not in a Capitalist system. The Capitalist agenda is always to choose a few to represent their agendas….unless you create an alternative, you figure out your own way to tour the world, to create income for yourself and there’s a limited amount of income especially here in Cape Town”

Hip Hop music originated in the 1970s, in the streets of The Bronx, New York; providing a much needed voice and platform for disenfranchised youth. Today, Hip Hop dons a new guise; devoid of its original ideals and corrupted by the capitalist society which it now speaks from. We asked South African Hip Hop artists, both seasoned and budding, to talk about what Hip Hop means in a South African context. Featuring Emile YX?, Metabolism, Sibanac, Miss Celaneous and Andy Mkosi.

 

Join the conversation

 

Albinism in South Africa

Season 5 Episode 48

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:00pm

Albinism, a congenital disorder characterised by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes. But much more than what the physical definition of the condition can relay is the lived experience; characterised by extreme discrimination and alienation. A group of people living with the condition of Albinism talk about how a simple lack of pigment has come to define their position in a racially obsessed society.

Join the conversation

My Hair. My Roots?

Season 5 Episode 46

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:00am

“I stopped weaving my hair, I stopped getting extension and all those things because I didn’t identify with it…. I realise weren’t actually good for more or good for my hair…..I’m all about embracing people, if its what makes you feel beautiful then… ”

Few things can define, characterise and make a statement like hair. Far removed from the eye of the beholder, beauty standards seem to come in a predetermined, neatly packaged box that is neither challenged nor questioned. In our multi-racial society, there is yet another layer to consider: the politics of hair. In this episode, a group of South African women explore the diversity of hair as an identity marker. They ponder on whether hair is a reflection of who you are or simply a matter of personal style.

Join the conversation

 

An Outsider’s Perspective

Season 5 Episode 45

Thu, 5 Feb 2015 10:00pm

“A lot of the people around me were very ignorant on what Africa really is, I think they just bunched it up [as if it were] one place and doesn’t have 50 odd some countries in it”

“I do find English isn’t the major language…and its does create a bit of a barrier, but not a barrier that would put you off coming here”

It’s all about perspective! Xenobia, Elena, Renee, Richard and Ro, five students from the US and UK talk about their experience in South Africa. They muse on the nuances that often go unnoticed, concealed by everyday life. They touch on race relations, social norms and language barriers they’ve observed from their outsider’s perspective.

Join the conversation

Race Relations Part 2 Affirmative Action

Season 5 Episode 24

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:00pm

“One of the biggest misconceptions is that disadvantaged means poor black people and….. if I’m a middle class person of colour I’m not worthy of getting the affirmation that would come with Black Economic Empowerment……representivity is what the policy is trying to achieve….but its what happens after that”

Who knew a simple question could stimulate so much dialogue. The Born Frees from episode 19 had so much more to say. In ‘Race Relations Part 2 Affirmative Action, the students tackle commonly held perceptions and misperceptions of Employment Equity.

Join the conversation

Race Relations Part 1 Colour Blind

Season 5 Episode 19

Thu, 6 Nov 2014 10:00pm

“When it comes to dating coloured and black guys….not really my thing. I’ve had friends who have been in relationships with coloured and black males and a lot of the relationships were very abusive….so I don’t want that for myself”

As the generation born into a completely democratic context, we asked a group of Born Frees: “Is colour an issue when dating?” In ‘Race Relations Part 1 Colour Blind, students discuss racial integration, parental influence on what they believe about race and their own experiences with interracial dating. Begging the question: Have they really been born in a complete blank space?

Join the conversation

Afrikaners Talk New South Africa Part 2

Season 5 Episode 17

 

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:00pm

“What’s wrong in South Africa is promises are being made, everyone wants to be boss and those promises get broken, there are so many people, doesn’t matter what colour… that are struggling……look at the roads, they’re evaporating. They spend money on stuff that doesn’t matter”

In part two of ‘Afrikaners Talk New South Africa’, Afrikaners discuss social nuances, political concerns and the great economic divide in Cape Town.

Join the conversation

 

Afrikaners Talk New South Africa Part 1

Season 5 Episode 16

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:00pm

“…..my husband…born and raised afrikaans…in Cape Town all his life, he remembers the day the first black student walked into his classroom….I don’t remember that day, I don’t remember ever having to make a distinction between colour or language or race. There wasn’t anything like that for me” –

A group of Afrikaners disclose how much being an Afrikaner has changed in the past 20 years, as well as the language and cultural barriers they encounter in their everyday experience.

 

Join the conversation

Dating Across the Colour Line

Season 5 Episode 15

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:00am

“You start realizing you’re more similar than different…by bringing light into the differences you find out how similar you are….its human and human in the end”

“I think what’s more important is intercultural….it’s not necessarily about skin colour, but its about cultural differences…..with cultural differences you can meet a common ground but there has to be a mutual respect for value systems”

“There’s a lot of baggage in this country….people like to think that everything’s cool….but there’s a lot of things that go unsaid”

Have you ever dated outside of your race? South Africa has had a painful history of racial segregation, which is still evident today. A group of 5 South Africans from varying backgrounds sat down to discuss their personal encounters with the intricacies and challenges that come with interracial dating.

Join the conversation

Voice of the Voters

Season 4 Episode 49

Wed, 19 Mar 2014 5:00pm

” What we need is that which was taken from us – and that is the land – and we’re never going to get that because voting is a neo-liberal rictual !”  ” Voting is a necessary evil ” ” The only solution if for people to organize themselves on the ground and not wait for the politicians…” ” Can we believe in a democracy that was pushed on us without our permission ?”  Dissonant voices, passionate debate in a build-up to the May elections.

Join the conversation

Nannies

Season 4 Episode 47

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 5:00pm

Mothers entrust their most precious possessions to them. Alone for long periods with ” madam’s ” children, it’s hardly a surprise that the kids start calling the nanny ” Mom”  A group of Kalk Bay nannies lift the vale on the sensitive relationship between them and their employers, and how most of them get fired after a few months, accused by the mothers of stealing their babies’ affections. It’s a difficult line to walk, not made easier by the fact that the moment something is lost in the house, the nanny is number one suspect.

Join the conversation

Culture and Apartheid

Season 4 Episode 24

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 6:45pm

Perched high on a hill overlooking Khayelitsha, four intellectuals wrestle with the bigger questions in life. Who are the Xhosa ? What are the roots of racism and how does this affect their daily lives in Cape  Town?

Join the conversation

District Six and Inequality

Season 4 Episode 17

Wed, 29 Jan 2014 6:45pm

Old time residents of District 6, Cape Town reminisce about the good old days before the apartheid regime evicted them and destroyed their homes. Memories differ: some saying that coloured and blacks lived harmoniously side by side, others claim the opposite. All agree that what happened to them was a crime and that they are still waiting for the government to facilitate their return.

Join the conversation

 

Fears of the job market

Season 4 Episode 3

Wed, 27 Nov 2013 6:15pm

 

What’s waiting for you out there when you leave high school?  Langa High seniors are pessimistic that, with rampant unemployment and racism in the work place, the chances of their finding a job is not good. If a black and a white, with the same qualifications, apply for a job, these students are sure that the white will get it. Are things changing and if not, what can they do about it?

 

Join the conversation

Anaboom Street

Season 3 Episode 16

 

Residents of Anaboom St. Delft talk about xenophobia, inter-racial dating and police corruption in their neighbourhood.

Join the conversation

Race Discussion Part 2

Season 2 Episode 48

 

Continuation of episode 47.  A very articulate and revealing discussion by a mixed race group on what it means to be coloured.

Join the conversation

Race Discussion Part 1

Season 2 Episode 47

 

A very articulate and revealing discussion by a mixed race group on what it means to be coloured.

Join the conversation

 

Mixed Race?

Season 2 Episode 19

 

Dynamic, middle class young women talk about what it’s like being ” coloured” in Cape Town.

Join the conversation

Dinner at Beezy’s Part 2

Season 2 Episode 14

 

Continuation of episode 8. A dinner party hosted by famous Cape Town artist Beezy Bailey at his fabulous home on the slopes of Table Mountain.

Join the conversation

 

 

Witzenburg Farmers

Season 2 Episode 13

Sat, 7 Mar 2015 7:30pm

Ceres residents assess the impact of Artscape’s cultural outreach programme on the locals.

Join the conversation

 

Noah

Season 1 Episode 36

Mon, 4 Aug 2014 7:30pm

Elderly discuss their viewpoints on life. How things have changed and the the youth of today

Join the conversation

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.

Join the conversation

Politics – Leadership

Season 1 Episode 30

Fri, 4 Jul 2014 7:30pm

“…..we’re in government and now we have something that we’ve never had before which is the responsibility of power…..we really have to look at how we’ve done in power because we did really brilliantly to claim the power but what have we done with it that’s the question….it seems like a really critical moment in time. Every liberation movement reaches its sell by date….”

A group of South African professionals of various ages and races speak retrospectively about the good old days of sacrifice, struggle and resistance. They ask hard-hitting questions about South Africa’s transition from oppressive regime to democratic state, challenging the choices and decisions made by former leaders, whilst reflecting on a way forward that is inclusive of all South Africans.

Join the coversation

Writer’s Thought

Season 1 Episode 27

Mon, 16 Jun 2014 7:30pm

Dinner with three of Cape Town’s leading writers, who discuss the city’s history, its literature and the lack of transformation compared to Jo’burg.

Join the conversation

Touching Base with Race

Season 1 Episode 24

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 7:15pm

Young professional black women tell how rampant racism affects their lives in Cape Town.

Join the conversation

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.

Donate

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

twitter

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
streettalk@mweb.co.za

sign up to receive our newsletter

Street Talk Disclaimer

Web design by Yorkhill