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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.

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Black kids in private schools

Season 8 Episode 16

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 7:30pm 7:30 pm, Sat, 16 Sep 2017 7:30pm 7:30 pm

 

Mothers of black kids at private schools discuss the pros and cons of the education their children are getting. Is there sufficient attempt to incorporate black culture ? Does sex education at school mean that parents don’t have to talk about it at home ? Does sparing the rod spoil the child?

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Cultural crossfire

Season 8 Episode 6

Fri, 7 Jul 2017 12:00am 12:00 am

Young black Capetonians talk about how black people are leaving behind their traditional cultures,  how they are adapting  to western cultures and how woman are being caught in the crossfire.

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Bullying Part 2

Season 8 Episode 1

Wed, 24 May 2017 7:30pm 7:30 pm, Sat, 27 May 2017 7:30pm 7:30 pm

Relationship bullying refers to one partner in a relationship who bullies the other. Bullies feel so weak that they develop an overwhelming need to command and dominate, to compensate for how vulnerable they feel, This leads them to choose victims, especially spouses and lovers over whom they believe they can exert complete control. In often times the is a confusion between Love and Bullying.

Young school students from different backgrounds gather together to share their personal experiences, share their stories and views on bullying in Relationships.

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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.

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What turns you ON? part 2

Season 7 Episode 51

Tue, 6 Jun 2017 12:00am 12:00 am

Gender roles are norms set by the society stating appropriate behaviour for men and women in social situations. As the word ‘role’ explains, these norms dictate how an individual should think, behave and function, based on their gender.

University students get together to talk about their personal experience and view of what individuals should think, behave and function.

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What turns you ON?

Season 7 Episode 50

Tue, 30 May 2017 12:00am 12:00 am

Shaping expectations. How you talk about love and relationships will have a significant influence on what your kid expects out of their beloved. Young lovers are romantic idealists.

University students get together to talk about their view of dating and dating partners, expectations and sex.

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Interracial relationship part 4

Season 7 Episode 49

Fri, 19 May 2017 7:30pm 7:30 pm

 

When it comes to interracial relationships, the people who’ve been there will tell you there can definitely be struggles.

5 woman gather together from interracial relationship to talk about attraction in an interracial relationships and the obstacles they encounter daily that they were not expecting.

 

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Children of the street

By Laura Delbrassinne

We meet them every day, but we do not pay special attention. They are for the most part very young, looking a little haggard, the look lost in the void. Often they run after us for a piece or a coca-cola. We think that this is normal, that they are children of the street and so much the worse for that. We hear some people say that “in any case, we can not save the whole earth” and “that it is a very sad situation”.
We do not worry especially for them because they know the street. They know how to get by.
They are mostly between 10 and 15 years old, but some are barely 4 or 5 years old. They have no family, no house, and scarcely enough food. They live alone, sometimes in a band, knowing very well that their father or mother is no longer there to woo them.

Theirs education? They get it themselves, over time, despite the risks. They know that at least the street speaks to them and listens to them. Traumatises, theirs only way out is to trust God. Only God has a lot of work and does not seem to pay much attention to those many children who run the streets in South Africa. The majority of them are orphans because of a devastating disease: AIDS, which today affects more than 30% of the South African national population.
The number of people with this disease is increasing every day and as a result, the number of orphans is also growing. Most of the time, the rest of the family can’t afford to continue to care and protect these children. They find themselves therefore books to themselves, with in their hands a future more than uncertain.
But what we see in their eyes when we meet their gaze is only a small glimpse of the suffering they suffer every day because of this sad reality. These orphans have considerable problems with their situation. The malnutrition they face is causing terrible delays in both physical and psychological growth.
These children suffer terrible trauma because they are often excluded from the community and even from health centers. Sex education in school is so weak that some still think that if only one person is sick of AIDS in a family, then everyone is contaminated. An absurd and totally false idea.

In addition, it is estimated that today, 29% of orphaned children have economic accreditation to survive. In the worst case, some prostitute at just 15 years for less than 7 dollars. These children have unprotected sex about 3 or 4 times a day.

This terrible situation is also a factor in the growth of AIDS in South Africa.

For these orphans, it is often easier to live on the streets rather than having to live in a host family or most of the time they receive neither attention nor affection.

And we know it very well, so that a child grows up and flourishes, he needs all possible love and a daily listening.

These orphans feel discriminated and different from other children because they do not have access to school. This has an enormous impact on their relations with the outside world. Faced with this extremely sensitive and catastrophic situation, these children react in different ways. One can see distress running through their extinct eyes, tired by a life already too difficult for such a young child.

They rarely talk about their situation. Fear, shame, deny … They think they are abnormal because they grow up alone. Some of them fall into alcohol, drugs, depression or aggression.

 

But if they are afraid to talk about it, it’s up to us to do it. It is up to us to sensitize the whole of South Africa so that in future years, the next generations do not know the same fate. If we talk about it, we will change things. It is still possible to improve the situation of these children. But to do this, we must first believe in it, stand up and fight together so that the street ceases to take charge of these thousands of little ones.

South Africa is growing every day a little more, leaving a whole generation of children in front of the firm doors of a stable and constructive future. It is urgent for the future of the country that things change, that the government should take responsibility for the education and protection of children. Every child who comes into the world must be able to enjoy the same opportunities as others.
It is not normal that thousands of children are running the streets in search of a better future.

To change the situation, immediate support is needed for families and local communities to ensure the health and safety of all these orphans. Provide these children with free basic education, giving them the opportunity to earn a living in a sustainable and safe way. There is a need for sex education in every school so that young people and adults understand the issues and especially the risks and dangers of AIDS. School is terribly important for every child. It should not be seen as a privilege, but as a common right for everyone.

South Africa has a wonderful new generation of children that it has to protect. For a better future, it is urgent that the country listen more attentively to the dreams and desires of each child so that they can in turn take care of their native land.

We tried to make a video report about the terrible situation of the orphan children but unfortunately they denied our request.

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.

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Interracial relationship part 2

Season 7 Episode 45

Sat, 13 May 2017 12:00am 12:00 am

 

A research in South Africa showing the growing visibility of diverse couples reflects a global trend and backs the idea that millennials – those born between the year 1980 and the early 2000s – are the most tolerant generation yet.

A 2010 study by the America-based Pew Research Centre found that people have “grown increasingly accepting of interracial dating and marriage. This shift in opinion has been driven both by attitude change among individuals generally and by the fact that over the period, successive generations have reached adulthood with more racially liberal views than earlier generations.”

The cultural differences are something all couples in diverse relationships experience, learn about and accept about their partners. Dating someone from a different race exposes you to cultures that you otherwise might be closed off from.

5 woman gather together to talk about mix race relationship, sharing their views about sending their kids to an Initiation, personal stories and their views.

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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.

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Breaking silence

Season 7 Episode 42

Wed, 8 Mar 2017 12:00am 12:00 am, Sat, 11 Mar 2017 12:00am 12:00 am

A group of community activist talk about the necessity to break the taboo of silence and talk to the youth about sex, allure and its consequences.

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Giving Back

Season 7 Episode 41

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 7:30pm 7:30 pm, Sat, 4 Mar 2017 7:30pm 7:30 pm

Tshawe Hendricks foundation is a community based organisation which is on a mission of eliminating gang fights in South African Townships.  Established after the passing of a friend in a gang violence related incident. The project was founded in aim of alleviating gangsterism in townships and other respective areas.

Young leaders come together from all walks of life to give back to their community

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Youth, Activating for Change Part 3

Season 7 Episode 39

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 7:30pm 7:30 pm, Sat, 18 Feb 2017 7:30pm 7:30 pm

“The reason we don’t feel a sense of belonging is because we don’t understand ourselves first. ” Zilungile Zimela. You can’t build a society purely on interests, you need a sense of belonging.

This is a time for bold measures. This is the country, and the youth is the generation.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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Ikhaya Garden: Soil Artists

Season 7 Episode 32

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

Created by Xolisa Bagani (otherwise known as “Brother Rasta”) the youth-oriented Ikhaya garden program offers students in Khayelitsha an alternative to  detrimental diets and eating habits as well as gangsterism and encourages the collaboration of horticulture, art and education.

When walking into the school grounds that house the Ikhaya Garden, there is a tangible sense of camaraderie and friendship. Each child bounces from activity to activity. There is no meandering or idle hands. From soccer games to watering the garden, each person is a pivotal part of the experience. They are a self-proclaimed family, filled to the brim with smiles and minds open to learning.

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, the local students rush home after their final class of the day, change out of their uniform and into street clothes by 3pm in order to spend time at the garden. This has been the general routine since it’s creation in September 2013.

At first, Xolisa admits, getting traction for the garden was a difficult task. Not only was finding a place to establish the garden as well as get tools and plants was a hurtle but the changeing the local mindset about gardening was a challenge.

Most children in townships, he says, believe that gardening is a menial undertaking and that participating in it surfaces past shame and pain from decades of ancestral farmhand laborers. There are stereotypes deeply engrained in South Africa’s agricultural world. Yet, over the course of more than three years, Xolisa has managed to make gardening “cool”. Calling himself and the students “soil artists” he facilitates the thrice-weekly “garden parties” but allows the children to approach the ground as if it were a canvas. Shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows become their paintbrushes and handfuls of seeds dot the dirt like acrylic paint. With the help of plastic bottles, old tires and CD’s as plant boxes and pots, the Ikhaya Garden glimmers with spirals of herbs, flowers and edible plants.

Ranging from ages 7-16, the students of Ikhaya Garden are vastly aware of the townships inherent need for dietary change. They recognize that unhealthy food options are cheap, easy to access and often, the admit, are delicious. However, the same can be said for produce grown right from the earth, they say. In this episode, a few of the boys say that carrots are their favorite food, an item that can be plucked from the garden, washed and eaten right then and there.

Though the garden has increased in notoriety with a surge of publicity from media outlets, it continues to be the only project of it’s kind in Khayelitsha. There are still many who doubt the validity of the project. In fact, some of the children who willingly spend time in the Ikhaya Garden day after day are even shamed by their parents who do not understand their interest in environmentalism and sustainability.

This has not dampened their interest in continuing to cultivate sustainability from their school grounds, day after day.

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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.

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Teenage Parents Part 1

Season 7 Episode 24

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 7:30pm 7:30 pm, Sat, 22 Oct 2016 7:30pm 7:30 pm

“..Sometimes things happen unexpectedly.”

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 episode, 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.

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Dance and Demonstration

#FeesMustFall2016

Hand claps. Whistles. Methodic footsteps and lyrics revealing a deep historical pain erupt from the crowd, commanding the captivated gaze of onlookers.

It is midday on Wednesday, October 5th on the University of Cape Town campus where hundreds of students, university workers and emphatic supporters of the #FeesMustFall2016 movement are gathered in a vibrantly cohesive, buzzing collective of individuals demonstrating their need for fundamental policy changes in the University. A desire for revolution is in the air but, truthfully, the goal is unclear.

Though the true beginning of student-gathered activism in South Africa catalyzed in 1994 with protests led by the South African Student Congress (SASC) inspiring a wave of grassroots defiance against educational policies, South African University protests have resurfaced this year with the #FeesMustFall movement.

Initially, University of Cape Town students gained widespread international attention for their March, 5th 2015 “Rhodes Must Fall” protests. Primary protest demands focused on the removal of a Cecil John Rhodes statue ( the creator of the pre-apartheid labor and tax initiative, The Glen Gray Act)  from campus grounds. The Rhodes statue was torn down a month later. However, the campaign didn’t stop there. Ultimately, protesters shifted the conversation to encompass race relations, financial inequalities as well as detrimental educational methodologies and focused on decolonizing the country’s universities. No progress was made, thus resulting in a new protest wave this year.

From Wits to CPUT to UCT, major universities are experiencing an uproar in some form. At University of Cape Town, the scene has remained relatively calm, however, classes were canceled and the university has been forced to acknowledge protester demands.

When the Street Talk Crew arrived to UCT last week with cameras in hand, ready to cover event and speak with those involved, the university appeared peaceful. Students meandered about without any particular haste. However, police presence began casually gathering along the streets. Laughing and chatting, their demeanor was less threatening than it was relaxed.

Only a few hours later, everything shifted.

Multiple persuasive and rousing speeches from the appointed leaders of the #FeesMustFall dissent incited an entire assembly of individuals to take to the campus walkways. Toyi-toyi  singing and dancing broke out within the group, some demonstrators waved small tree branches above their heads and one held a white cross at the forefront. From a distance, the accumulation could have appeared to be a lighthearted parade. Yet, it was far from a celebration.

As we moved from the outskirts of campus towards the center, a large scorch mark marring the ground of UCT’s upper campus. Coupled with what appeared to be ashes of paper and trash, the blemish confirmed online reports of arson that had taken place on campus just the night before.

The crowd halted in front of the Steve Beiko building, demanding UCT Principal Max Price’s attention. Police arrived in full gear, helmets and weapons in place, and stared with a stony countenance towards the peaceful group. Throughout the demonstration, a select group of students stood out at the front lines of the marching masses. Their authority in the protest was clear. As a result, we asked to speak with them for our next episode of Street Talk TV.


What ensued was an hour-long conversation between six UCT students that revealed their unanimous rage and pain. The dynamic between the students and the police, who stood only 20 feet away, was shown to be highly tumultuous and further increased anger as the students spoke to us. While our crew held cameras, notebooks and microphones at the ready, we noticed a cluster of protesters intently listening behind us.

At the end of the day, the Street Talk crew looked around at each other, felt the adrenaline of the day vanish and sunk into exhaustion. We agreed that it is easy to allow yourself to be swept up in the passion and power of an oppressed group. Compassion morphs into guilt and subsequent need to aid as well as act. As media, our job is instead to share the story as it unfolds before us. The “Everything Must Fall” episode is our way of distilling the events and adding the crucial conversation that is spreading across the country.

#FeesMustFall is a convoluted issue that lacks a singular solution. In the meantime, violence, property damage and fear mongering from any party cannot be the answer and instead, we can only  encourage knowledge, empathy and compromise.

-Angelina Hess

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Teenage Reflections

Season 7 Episode 16

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 7:30pm 7:30 pm

“Some of us think love is just about sex, no. They’re getting the wrong idea from the wrong people”

“Every time they lie…when they want to sleep with you…always saying, “I don’t have a girlfriend without  you, I love you”. And you change your mind, and sleep with him without protection.”

Around the world, the HIV Virus has adversely affected communities. Even as Young as they are, teens from Khayelitsha, are able to talk about the education they receive in school about the disease as well as their own lived experiences in using this education to empower themselves.

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No News is Good News!!

Season7 Episode 14

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 7:30pm 7:30 pm

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“The role of a public broadcaster in a democracy is a critical one. The SABC at the moment has the ability to undermine the strength of our democracy.”

On July 1st, 2016 the public and journalists protested against the censoring of news on the public broadcaster, SABC. In this episode, we asked protestors on the street to share their opinions with us. In addition, we continue our conversation with the individuals from Season 7 Episode 13 “Why Vote?” to discuss censorship.

 

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.

 

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Dis Ability!

Season 7 Episode 7

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“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.

 

Women on Abuse

Season 7 Episode 4

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 7:30pm

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“Yes I have lived with domestic violence, a beautiful mother and a beautiful father but a weakness that got expressed via my father in beating my mother”.

“That is not to say I have not  experienced as a young women incredible levels of abuse, which is endemic, in other words it is so much part of our worlds not just here locally on the Cape Flats, but everywhere in the world. It is planetary”.

These women unpack the experiences of  abuse they encountered with; their partners , members of their immediate families and other people in their communities.

 

Racism

Season 7 Episode 2

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 7:30pm

 

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“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

 

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“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.”

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Baphumelele Children’s Home

Season 6 Episode 51

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:00am

 

For some having a shelter over their heads is just a luxury and having parents or family is just a norm. That is not the case with many young and fragile lives at Baphumelele Children’s Home in Khayelistha. Founded by Mama Rosie whose motherly instinct kicked in when she saw young children from her area roaming the streets and no one tending to their needs while their parents were working.

Little did Rosie know that she will be opening her small house to a pool of vulnerable children,swapping her children’s comfortable space and making room for the newly found members who were abandoned either on the cold on her door step.

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.

Mothers and Daughters

Season 6 Episode 46

Thu, 8 Jun 2017 12:00am

Young Site B residents they talking about their relationship with their mothers.

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Safe Sex

Season 6 Episode 45

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 7:00pm, Sat, 23 Jul 2016 7:00pm

Teenage girls talk about their sex life and how to prevent Hiv/Aids

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Love, Lust and Lies

Sex Talk Episode 3

 

In the 3rd episode of Sex talk entitled, Love, Lust and Lies, Kgomotso and our celeb panelists probe the underlying social issues that inform our sexual choices, exploring the many varying elements in the love spectrum. Why do we lie? And what exactly separates love from lust.

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What My Parents Never Told Me

Sex Talk Episode 2

 

What did your parents tell you about the Birds and the Bees?…Or more importantly, what did they not tell you? In What My Parents Never Told Me, Kgomotso Matsunyane asks our celeb panellists to rehash those awkward talks with parents, taking the wrong advice about sex from friends and why we as a society are so hesitant to talk openly about sex.

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My First Time

Sex Talk Episode 1

 

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 12:00am

Taboo no more! In our new series,Sex Talk, we’re stripping down to the bare essentials and getting very real about sex. Sex Talk provides a frank, fun and insightful platform for South Africans from all walks of life to talk about sex and sexuality in an unprejudiced and open-minded setting.

Hosted by well known radio and television presenter Kgomotso Matsunyane and featuring a diverse panel of celebrities and ordinary citizens who share their knowledge, experiences and advice.

In Episode 1 we thought it only appropriate to start right at the beginning. In ‘My First Time’, Kgmotoso put our celeb panelists on the spot to reveal their first sexual encounters. From the embarrassment of buying your first condom, to what ‘counts’ as a first sexual experience, Sex Talk has you covered.

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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.

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To Test or Not to Test

Season 6 Episode 18

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 7:00pm

 

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The Rude Bitches Gang

Season 6 Episode 9

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:00pm

“Here in our area…in Freedom Park you don’t have to be a gangster… you still get shot at…you still get stabbed…you still get hurt”

“They shoot at our children at all hours of the night. And the police are phoned but they never turn up, so we step in and handle things ourselves. We call ourselves Rude Girls”

It’s a hard knock life for the women of the Rude Bitches Gang, the mothers, girlfriends and friends of the Rude Boy Gang. Be a fly on the wall as they describe their lives, managing to be both hilarious and tragic, these are the Rude Bitches of Freedom Park

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Varsity Empowers Women Part 1

Season 6 Episode 6

Thu, 2 Apr 2015 10:00pm

“…it’s about making the right friends when you get to University , and by the right friends I don’t mean these fabulous people, the right friends are going to motivate you and help you adjust, the people you can lean on when you feel like its too much; because University can drive you crazy”

“There’s expectations involved…there’s pressure from your family, your parents, your friends and your high school teachers, it’s like they expect you to pass and make them proud and be a success, so its not only about you”

Sesethu, Ziyanda, Noluvo, Nomzamo, Zikhona have just started their new lives as students at the University of the Western Cape. Bright, spirited and determined to succeed; these young adults talk about the challenges, pressures and rewards that their new journey has ushered in.

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Jealousy!

Season 6 Episode 5

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:00pm

“When people envy you…..instead of wanting to understand how you got there or how you achieved what you achieved….they hate you for being that person or they [set] a trap for you so that you fall”

“A man can be very jealous but he’ll keep it inside…he’ll never express it”

“These days many women befriend men rather than women because women have too many issues when it comes to jealousy”

We’ve all felt the cold stab of jealousy and envy at some point in our lives; the shadow side of our human nature. For Zintle, Ntombekhaya, Mkhululi, Zininzi and Zuzo they’ve had more than a few run ins with this nasty vice, within themselves, other people and in romantic relationships.

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Living Positive: HIV Support Group

Season 6 Episode 1

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 10:00pm

“Accepting your status isn’t easy”

“….it got me down for a while because I couldn’t understand at that time. I did not know where to go, what to do, but when I realised there is a support group for people like me I joined the support group”

Along with the ill health and the threat of a fast approaching death, the HIV virus also comes with stigma and shame. Six South Africans living with the disease talk about the support, love and upliftment they find in their HIV support group.

 

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Mechanisms of the Mind: Destigmatizing Mental Illness

Season 5 Episode 51

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:00pm

“A mental health problem is like any other problem, it can be overcome….with reaching out to others, with growing in self confidence and self-esteem, but generally people are very ignorant”

According to a study conducted by the South African Anxiety and Depression Group, a 1/3 of South Africans suffer from some form of mental disorder. Often ridiculed, largely misunderstood and heavily stigmatized, mental illness is consigned only to those who suffer from it; an invisible disability. With the help of Fountain House, a community based rehabilitation centre, a few fearless individuals spoke to us about living with a mental disorder.

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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.

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Teenagers on the ultimate Taboo

Season 5 Episode 47

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 10:00pm

Our society is saturated with sex; we’re downright obsessed. From the advertisements that we see, to the music we listen to, its always ever present and yet open discussion is practically forbidden or left to more ‘rebellious’ spaces. In Teenagers on the ultimate Taboo, teens from Gugs talk about their take on the subject.

 

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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.

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Tik, The Devil Within: 3 years Later

Season 5 Episode 43

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:00pm, Sat, 31 Jan 2015 7:30pm

“I did many things, some I cannot mention. I was the devil himself…in human flesh”
“Smoke, I do smoke. I can’t live without Tik, I can’t. I can try, but I can’t”

Crystal, chalk, meth, ice; originally given to suicide bombers during World War II, methamphetamine – commonly known as tik on the Cape Flats – has literally created hell on earth. Three years ago, we filmed a group of men from Delft, Cape Town. All heavily addicted to the drug, they described horror stories of how far they went in order to score their next hit. Today, Ashley, Martin, Mkhulu and Guston are changed men. Half still smoke tik, believing the drug helps them master their demons, while the other half use alcohol as a substitute.

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What Doesn’t Kill You…

Season 5 Episode 42

Sat, 14 Feb 2015 7:30pm

“I told my husband that my breasts were going to be cut off and he said that I will no longer be a woman. I told him that my being a woman is not in my breasts…the most important part of being a woman is not in the breasts”

The word cancer immediately brings to mind ideas of a painful death. But what of life? In What Doesn’t Kill You…a few courageous cancer survivors from GAPA – Grandmothers Against Poverty and AIDS, talk candidly about living with the devastating effects of Cancer. Affecting more than just their physical condition, they share stories of broken marriages, fears, self-acceptance and triumph over this deadly disease. Proving that what does not kill you truly does make you stronger.

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Masculinity and Femininity in the 21st Century

Season 5 Episode 36

Tue, 6 Jan 2015 10:00pm

“Being told you have to man up…be stronger, be harder, don’t cry…that’s very damaging to men”

“It’s a very privileged kind of mind set [to say] I don’t see race, I don’t see gender but when its such a significant part of your existence…just taking public transport and having to deal with street harassment. I’d love be to be able to exist in a world where its irrelevant that I’m a woman but that plays a significant part when I’m walking down the street by myself and I get cat called and intimidated or followed…definitely my gender plays a part in that”

We asked a group of South Africans from varied backgrounds to explore what gender means in the 21st Century. They cover the difference between sex and gender. Touching on gender assigned roles, identity politics, sexual identity and how a revolution is required in order to change deeply entrenched views about gender.

 

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Gay Marriage

Season 5 Episode 35

Thu, 1 Jan 2015 10:00pm

“For me getting married….it protects me…its written down [that] I’m in a relationship with this person….as gay people we are experiencing that if your partner passes away the family will come and demand his stuff but we were in a relationship so we were sharing”

“…the question is how are you going to make a baby, because if you are in a relationship and you are not producing [people ask] why are you in a relationship…that’s the stereotype in communities…if you are not producing [it] is not a relationship”

“…everything that people understand about other people is based on this gender binary. The gender binary is saying…there are real men and there are real women”

To date, South Africa is the only country in Africa to legalize same-sex marriage. Despite this progressive development we remain locked into unchangeable and unmoving ideas about sexuality and gender. Five members of the LGBTI society exchange personal experience of same-sex marriage and confrontations with being legitimized, accepted, recognized. Their honest reflection forces us to consider: How much of what we believe about the world is self determined and how much of it comes to us preordained?

 

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Botswana Youth Part 2

Season 5 Episode 33

Thu, 25 Dec 2014 10:00pm

“In that bedroom….you forget that there’s real life…you forget there’s AIDS, you forget STIs, you forget everything”

“….falling in love for the wrong reasons, just because that person is giving you all that you want and the one that you love is not giving you everything that you want and then that same person who was giving you everything that you ever wanted will end up doing what….passion killing”

In Botswana Youth Part 2, the group talk about Passion Killings; a distressing development in Botswana where women are murdered at the hands of their partners. They also compare notes on sex education – agreeing that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure but often reality proves it easier said than done.

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Botswana Legabibo Part 2

Season 5 Episode 32

Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:00pm

“I don’t think the issue of leaving our parents dreams is unique to the gay community, I think its generally a problem….but its gets more problematic within gay communities”

“…gay is my orientation and not my identity…I’m a lot of other things more than just gay….people will like you and some won’t, people will accept you, some won’t…but the most important thing is realising being gay is just one of those things…there’s more to life than being gay”

In part two of Botswana Legabibo, the group go into just how complicated family dynamics can become when disclosing your sexual orientation. They also delve into issues of identity; asking, ‘Does being gay make you a second rate citizen? They conclude that sexual orientation is but one aspect in an entire spectrum that comprises the individual.

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Its Better to Have Loved….

Season 5 Episode 31

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 7:30pm

“The first time you see that person with someone else, I think it’s worse than being dumped….after you guys break up, he leaves, you leave…its that event that you’re thinking [about] in your mind, ‘Gosh, the first time I see him with a girl, how am I going to feel?’”

Is love really a many-splendored thing or just a huge blunder? Six brave individuals open up about their most tragic, heartbreaking and hilarious tales of love. They share the all too familiar experiences of playing both the dumper and the dumped. Begging the question: Is it really better to have loved?

 

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Life Online

Season 5 Episode 30

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:00pm

“There are pros and cons to both sides for instance with the political articles and things [people] post about revolutions in Brazil….there’s also this whole rise of clicktivism that sort of makes you a passive activist, you read things but what good does it do…..what are you really doing about it besides liking things on Facebook”

“If I don’t go online I wont know what’s happening in the world because I don’t read newspapers, so going online and social media connects me to the world and to other people”

6 South African youths dissect what they deem the “Selfie-obsessed Generation”, they probe into society’s online dependency. How much of the world is real when all our information comes to us via a machine?

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Botswana Ub-Legabi

Season 5 Episode 28

 

Tue, 9 Dec 2014 10:00pm

“Its not really a choice, to be gay. It’s you expressing your inner self, your feelings in every way and not being limited”

“….sometimes we try to force people to accept what is happening…..for them its difficult as well, first other members of the family are going to talk…from there its society, from the society it’s the law of the country itself and the world”

“I saw myself being like this and I wanted to destroy this inner me, but I failed… and I don’t want to do that, I want to live life on this earth just like everyone else”

In this episode, members of LGBTI society, UB-LEGABI addresses the initial difficulty of accepting themselves and being themselves in a society that fundamentally rejects them. They talk about the importance of self-acceptance in the face of pressures to conform to traditional standards.  An inspiring talk on the importance of staying true to who you are.

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Botswana Youth Part 1

Season 5 Episode 27

Thu, 4 Dec 2014 10:00pm

“…when you finish school there’s nowhere you can go…cause of corruption, people hire people they know…they hire relatives, so if you don’t have a relative who’s in higher business…you can’t go anywhere”

“I don’t think we’ll find work for the next five years unless we turn into entrepreneurs otherwise we’re going to be unemployed for a very long time”

Members of the Grow Responsible Citizens Mentors initiative (GRC Mentors) and NPO Centre for Youth of Hope (CEYOHO), express their concern about the lack of opportunity in the current job market in Botswana.  A lively conversation on saving, budgeting and the economics of dating.

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Botswana Legabibo Part 1

Season 5 Episode 26

Tue, 2 Dec 2014 10:00pm

“In Botswana being gay is not a criminal offense, but the sexual practice, same sex sexual conduct is criminalised….but it’s not gay people who want their lives to be out in the open, it’s the law yanking their lives from the privacy of their home into the public platform because now the personal has become political”

“What does my body have to do with the rest of the country, what I do with my body should not be an issue of national debate “

We teamed up with LEGABIBO, Botswana’s primary LGBT rights organization and filmed an impactful conversation on the current stance of Gay rights in Botswana. They also disclose their own personal experiences of being gay in a society which has not only rejected homosexuality but that has also criminalised it.

 

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Teenage Pregnancy & Incest Part 1

Season 3 Episode 10

 

In a hairdressing salon, after hours, a group of Gugs residents share stories about incest. Continued in Episode 11

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Teenage Pregnancy & Incest Part 2

Season 3 Episode 11

 

Continued from Episode 10

In a hairdressing salon, after hours, a group of Gugs residents share stories about incest.

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Ottery Youth Centre

Season 5 Episode 25

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:00pm

“There comes a time where you feel the pressure’s too much…..especially when you’re feeling down…..nothing that you do for them works. Then the one that you least expect it from walks up to you, gives you a hug and tells you; ‘I am willing to change, will you help me?’ It takes you from subzero to rebirth and it’s a lekker feeling”

The dedicated team at the Ottery Youth Care Centre work tirelessly to rehabilitate troubled youths. Most have committed criminal offenses and instead of a prison sentence they are sent to the Ottery Youth Care Centre. The Centre provides rehabilitative care and education to young boys between the ages of 12-18 years who more often that not come from broken homes. The team relates their experiences, their triumphs and tribulations and the passion that motivates them each day.

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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?

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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.

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Antino

Season 5 Episode 6

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:00pm

Brilliant and charismatic Antino is addicted to tik. Just out of jail for shoplifting to get money for drugs he swears he is going straight and will never touch the stuff again. Sofia, his mom, a teacher, loves him to bits and wants to believe him. Tony, his dad, is skeptical.

A tragic portrait of how tik destroys a family.

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Infidelity

Season 5 Episode 3

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:00pm

Teenagers riff on cheating: ” guys are never satisfied with one girlfriend they always want more, and more. I think it’s to prove what a big man they are ” ” Guys are never in love, just in lust…” ” I don’t want someone to tell me he likes me – I want to hear ” I LOVE you ”  ” Girl, you’re kidding yourself, in our times there is no love…”

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‘My first time’ – Sex Talk

Season 5 Episode 2

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:00am

Who doesn’t remember the first time they had sex ? Sweet memories of candle lit dinners and romantic music or the trauma of saying no, but he doesn’t listen ? Black, white, coloured, foreign, young, old, gay and lesbian, over 20 people share their stories, some of which are hilarious others shocking….

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Black Women Equality Part 2

Season 5 Episode 1

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 5:00pm

“We are so used to men treating us so wrong that when you get that one that treats you right its strange”

A group of young, professional women dish the dirt on their relationships with men. Safe sex, fidelity, male dominance…. in all these areas the women agree that Cape Town men are still way behind the times, and are reluctant to catch up. Can you ever really trust a guy ? These ladies are not so sure and have stories that don’t exactly paint men in a favourable light. That said, they can’t live without them and that makes for a lively and at times very funny conversation

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Abused Men

Season 4 Episode 51

Sat, 22 Mar 2014 5:00pm

Men are always the bad guys – right ? Men beat up women, rape children, never support their wives or partners’ kids and spend all their money on drinks or drugs. True? Not if you listen to this group of abused men from Vrygrond. According to them, thanks to the Constitution, women have all the rights now, and men none. The tell tragic stories of how their women have stolen from them to buy drugs, beaten them, lied to them, been unfaithful and when the guys have gone to the police they have just been laughed at and told to go back and give their woman a good hiding.”

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Dance for All

Season 4 Episode 50

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 5:00pm

A dance school in Athlone that is open to all kids from all townships. When they enter the doors they leave behind the pressing problems of their everyday lives ; the violence, the poverty, the lack of food, the domestic upheavals and transform themselves into the physical realm of dance and music. A group of dancers discuss how it has radically changed their lives by giving them a confidence they never had, and a sense of pride of achievement when they appear in front of large audiences… ” If you fall down, you get right back up as if nothing has happened and dance on…”

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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.

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Wine addicts

Season 4 Episode 45

Sat, 8 Mar 2014 5:00pm

Before you order that next double, check out these drunks from Samora Machel. Their stories of humiliation, degradation, despair and dysfunctionality are enough to put anyone on the wagon. Self aware, self pitying and self loathing there is no action too base they wouldn’t take if it’ll get them the next dop.

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Challenging the Patriarchy Part 1

Season 4 Episode 44

Thu, 6 Mar 2014 5:00pm

Three successful professional women discuss the gender issues that bedevil our society. How much equality is there really between the sexes ? ” There is no such thing as the head of a household….. you may be a CEO at the office but just a woman at home….” ” Women are perceived as being the neck, men the head…” these ladies are nobody’s ” necks” and they passionately argue for real equality between the sexes in the workplace, the marketplace and in bed.

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Black Women Equality Part 1

Season 4 Episode 42

Sat, 1 Mar 2014 5:00pm

We don’t have balls, we don’t need balls. We’re competent, hard working and ambitious….” Young and successful professional women question whether the equal rights enshrined in our Constitution actually apply  to women in the workplace. ” My boss grabbed me and gave me a big slurpy kiss, which I really didn’t want. I grabbed his nuts and squeezed. It felt good – really good. “

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Cross Dressers

Season 4 Episode 34

Sat, 14 Dec 2013 5:00pm

A group of young men who dress up as women speak candidly about their lives in the small Karoo town of Pearston. Dating, sexual preferences, prejudice and socializing.

 

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Sugar Babes

Season 4 Episode 30

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:00am

 

If you were a teenager from a poor background and an older guy offered you clothes, food, took you out to shebeens and paid for your school fees, would you accept? Oh, the price, of course is sex. A group of ” sugar babies ” give a glowing account of how great the ” sugar daddies “are:” They don’t steal from you like the ben 10’s (younger dudes), they don’t beat you up and when you go to bed, they only do it once and then fall asleep!” With stats showing a dramatic increase of AIDS in teenage women due to the sugar daddy syndrome what about Safe Sex? Hey, why spoil the fun?

 

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Sex Workers Part 2

Season 4 Episode 23

Wed, 19 Feb 2014 6:45pm

They wear masks to protect their identities. Their families and neighbours often are unaware of what they do… a group of Sex-workers share horrific tales of police blackmail and violence  as well as hilarious stories of clients who have special requests…. these ladies are on a mission to get prostitution legalized and thus control the spread of AIDS  and expose themselves less to the dangers of their profession.

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Langa High & Swedish Students Part 2

Season 4 Episode 20

Fri, 7 Feb 2014 6:45pm

Observations of South Africa from the Swedish student who visited Langa High School and young South African who are studying at Langa High School.

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Langa High & Swedish Students Part 1

Season 4 Episode 19

Wed, 5 Feb 2014 6:45pm

Swedish students who visited SA, share their findings of SA, with Langa High School student.

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Child headed households

Season 4 Episode 6

Fri, 6 Dec 2013 6:45pm

 

 

Teenagers from Khayelitsha talk about what its like to grow up without their mothers and to be in a child headed household.

 

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Abortion Pt 2

Season 4 Episode 5

Wed, 4 Dec 2013 6:45pm

 

“It’s become the fashion to get pregnant because that will make your boyfriend stay with you” This, and other revelations, from a group of teenage girls in Khayelitsha. And what if you don’t want the baby?  Can you tell your parents? How do they react? The government provides free abortions but back street abortionist flourish. One girl describes her abortion in searing detail and how it has left her traumatized for life…

 

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Abortion Pt 1

Season 4 Episode 4

Fri, 29 Nov 2013 6:45pm

 

“It’s become the fashion to get pregnant because that will make your boyfriend stay with you” This, and other revelations, from a group of teenage girls in Khayelitsha. And what if you don’t want the baby?  Can you tell your parents? How do they react? The government provides free abortions but back street abortionist flourish. One girl describes her abortion in searing detail and how it has left her traumatized for life…

 

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Young, Black & Gifted

Season 3 Episode 41

 

Very young teenagers talk about their lives in Gugulethu and the ever present threat of gangs and drugs.

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Online Dating

Season 3 Episode 27

 

Teenagers in Company Gardens Park tell of the dangers of dating on the social networks.

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Masibambisane High Part 3

Season 3 Episode 22

 

At a high school in Delft a group of boy and girl seniors talk about sex with a capital S.

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Masibambisane High Part 2

Season 3 Episode 21

 

At a high school in Delft a group of boy and girl seniors talk about sex with a capital S.

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Masibambisane High Part1

Season 3 Episode 20

 

At a high school in Delft a group of boy and girl seniors talk about sex with a capital S.

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Anaboom Street

Season 3 Episode 16

 

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

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Apartheid Era

Season 2 Episode 36

 

Young Afrikaans professionals discuss the end of apartheid and the role of the Afrikaner in the new South Africa.

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Youth League Part 2

Season 2 Episode 35

 

A group from Gugs exchange views on censorship, pornography and alcohol abuse.

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Gender Responsibilities in Society

Season 2 Episode 31

 

Continuation of episode 24. Young women poets argue about the role of women in today’s society.

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Gogos talk on troubled youth

Season 2 Episode 27

 

Older ladies in Gugulethu talk about how times have changed and how the youth of today show no respect towards their elders and have no discipline, hence the rampant drug abuse, violence and teenage pregnancy.

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HIV/AIDS & Homosexuality

Season 2 Episode 26

 

 

Continuation of episode 25. The group talk about AIDS, safe sex and what constitutes responsible behaviour.

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Meaning of Love

Season 2 Episode 24

 

Four young women poets read their poems and then discuss the meaning of love and its pitfalls.

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University Students

Season 2 Episode 22

 

Stellenbosch University students discuss the lack of transformation in their college and the thorny question of affirmative action.

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Mixed Race?

Season 2 Episode 19

 

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

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Aids March

Season 2 Episode 18

 

 

AIDS Demonstration in front of parliament. Members of TAC ( Treatment Action Campaign) berate the government’s lack of funding.

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Gay in Gugs Part 2

Season 2 Episode 7

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 7:30pm

A group of young men and women from Gugulethu talk about the challenges of living ‘out’ in their community. Continued from Episode 06.

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Missing Thembi

Season 1 Episode 52

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 7:30pm

Friends of Thembi, a famous AIDS activist from Khayelitsha who died three years ago, reminisce about her and the example she set.

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Gay Men

Season 1 Episode 51

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 7:30pm

Over an intimate dinner in the Cape Quarter, a group of gays talk about love, fidelity and marriage.

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Silverstream High

Season 1 Episode 49

Sat, 27 Sep 2014 7:30pm

High school senior girls tell how difficult it is to get guys to have safe sex

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Abortion

Season 1 Episode 48

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 7:30pm

The look into the discussion of abortion. Is it right or is it wrong?

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Pregnancy

Season 1 Episode 45

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 7:00pm 7:00 pm

Young women riff on teenage pregnancy and the difficulty they have on getting guys to use condoms.

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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.

021 424 8184
streettalk@mweb.co.za

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