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.

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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.

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Culture clash

Season 8 Episode 3

Wed, 7 Jun 2017 7:30pm 7:30 pm, Sat, 10 Jun 2017 7:30pm 7:30 pm

To circumcise or Not to circumcise. Young black Capetonians talk about being caught between two cultures: The Traditional values of their parents and the modern realities of their urban lives.

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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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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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Zuma Phantsi!

Season 7 Episode 47

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 7:30pm 7:30 pm, Sat, 15 Jul 2017 7:30pm 7:30 pm

Thousands of people gear up to take to the streets across to voice their discontent about government and to call for President Jacob Zuma to step down.

A group of 6 protesters voice out why they were marching on Parliament on friday.

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Fire next time

Season 7 Episode 46

Wed, 5 Apr 2017 7:30pm 7:30 pm, Sat, 8 Apr 2017 7:30pm 7:30 pm

More than 200 people are without shelter after several informal structures in Mandela Park at Hout Bay were destroyed by fire. Residents gather together to talk about how the government is failing to provide necessary help regarding the fire incidents and the governments lack of communication with the people.

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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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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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Youth, Activating for Change Part 2

Season 7 Episode 38

Young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation. Empowered, they can be key agents for development and peace. If, however, they are left on society’s margins, all of us will be impoverished. Let us ensure that all young people have every opportunity to participate fully in the lives of their societies.

It is the young peoples duty to go back to the communities try to equip were they can, and not waiting for the government to do something. “People who are subject to do something are not doing anything about it” Zilungile Zimela. The is a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that they may be directed their power toward good ends.

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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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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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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.

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Zuma, Yes or No?

Season 7 Episode 29

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 7:30pm 7:30 pm, Sat, 3 Dec 2016 7:30pm 7:30 pm

On 26 November Street Talk asked locals on Long Street to talk about their opinions on Zuma and the current state of his presidency. Should he Stay or Go?

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Kwanele – broken promises

Season 7 Episode 26

“We marched to the city of Cape Town to submit our grievances to the mayor. We met other government officials and we explained out problems. We were told that the mayor was not available and we could not be answered. We were informed that the mayor was aware of our visit but we never got her. I wonder when we get robbed by government officials what else we can do. We are not just protesting for nothing but to give a voice to our real grievances but they run away. ” “We want them to visit our streets and see that we are human beings like them.”

 

In the outskirts of Cape Town, residents of townships like Langa are faced with detrimental living environments. Faulty electrical wires hang from makeshift homes, neighborhoods share a single toilet while runoff from wetland marshes containing trash and unwanted substances filter through the streets.
This is not a new reality. In fact, such dilapidated and haphazard conditions 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 skillfully to pen black and colored workers in distinct regions surrounded by highways and railways to dishearten the masses into a submissive chronic poverty.

In this episode, we hear from citizens of Langa as they share the backstory behind their appeal against inadequate housing to Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille and the difficulties facing their daily lives.

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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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Power, Strength, Dignity Pt 4

Season 7 Episode 22

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:00am 12:00 am

“In 2010 I was sexually assaulted by an employer I travelled with…..when this happened, I didn’t know how I was going to tell my husband…it took 2 years….but I felt I needed to speak to my boys about this, so they can understand what it does to a woman. I had to teach and train my boys”

To many, rape is perceived to take place in dark corners, to intoxicated women wearing short skirts – women who are asking for it, and yet, this is only one an array of ways in which sexual assault occurs. According to statistics, incidence of rape in the work place stands at 11%. In this episode, a survivor speaks about her experience, we find out about how this affected her family as a mother of three sons, and her marriage.

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Power, Strength, Dignity Pt 3

Season 7 Episode 21

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:00am 12:00 am

“I felt like this was all my fault, I had agreed to date him…who was going to believe that something like this had actually happened to me….my father took me aside and said to me, are you sure you didn’t do anything to provoke him?”

In the third instalment of Power, Strength, Dignity, we hear from a survivor who had been sexually assaulted by a man she had been dating. Sadly this is not outside of the norm, according to findings by the Rape Crisis Centre, in South Africa victims often know the perpetrators of sexual assault. But the most difficult aspect of the experience she shares, was disbelief from family members. Often survivors want to spare family members from the trauma of their experience, and so many incidence of rape go unreported, leading to depression and isolation. But the only way to heal is to be supported.

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Power, Strength, Dignity Pt 2

Season 7 Episode 20

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:00am 12:00 am

“Today I can proudly say, I’m a survivor, I was a victim then but I’m not a victim anymore”
The term Rape Culture was first used in the United States during the 1970s in feminist discussions on rape. Defined as a multifaceted societal belief structure, which fosters an absurd normality around sexual violence; it speaks of a society in which blame is assigned to victims, while the actions of perpetrators are disregarded as just another part of life which must be accepted. From our frightening rape statistics, it is evident that this belief is rife in our communities. In the second installment of Power, Strength, Dignity, we hear from another brave survivor who has had more than one experience with sexual violence and refuses to accept blame.

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Power, Strength, Dignity Pt1

Season 7 Episode 19

Tue, 7 Mar 2017 12:00am 12:00 am

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

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

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Why Vote?

Season 7 Episode 13

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

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“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.

 

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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

 

 

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“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

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“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?.

In quest for Land

Season 7 Episode 5

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 7:15pm

 

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.

 

Brutality towards Rastas

Season 7 Episode 3

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 7:15pm

 

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As rastafari we are made scapegoats for the problems that exists within society,whereas our way of life is the solution to the problems.”

“As rastafari are not apologetic about who we are, in fact we are rejecting babylonian ways and adopting ancient simplistic ways.We are targeted because of that.”

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.”

UCT on Fire

Season 6 Episode 52

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:00am

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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.

Bread For Life

Season 6 Episode 43

Tue, 6 Jun 2017 12:00am

Artscape Outreach in Worcester

Season 6 Episode 41

Thu, 1 Jun 2017 12:00am

On October 19th, ARTSCAPE, Cape Town’s no 1 centre of arts and culture,went to Worcester on its annual cultural outreach to the rural areas of the Western Cape.

Spearheaded by Marlene Le Roux, arts director, Artscape took some of its finest performances in music, dance and ballet for a two day jamboree in Worcester’s Town Hall.

School children were bused in from the surrounding areas for two performances on each of the two days festival.The last evening culminated in a gala performance attended by town dignitaries, farmers, residents from surrounding towns.

Marlene and a group of performers discuss how what they are doing can really change people’s minds by breaking down a lot of the cultural isolation so many of our communities still live in. Children, who have never heard opera or seen ballet are transfixed by the experience. And filming the audience faces as they watched a wild and brilliant dance performed by four disabled people, two in wheelchairs,you sense that their perception of the word “disabled” will never be the same !

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Hands Off Our Grant March

Season 6 Episode 38

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:00am


On the 15 of October hundreds of gogos and young women joined hands in a protest in front of St. George’s Cathedral.

The march was organised by Black Sash and Right To Know.

They were challenging the unlawful,fraudulent and immoral business practices facilitated by the current outsourced SASSA/CPS contract for the payments of social grant.

Saying they refused to remain silent about the hardship and struggles of poor and vulnerable people affected by these unauthorised and often fraudulent deductions. As a result beneficiaries experience food shortages and are unable to take their medicines. Many, particularly in rural communities,struggle to find recourse,spending extra money on transport and airtime, often with little success.

A group of the seven protesters gave vent to their anger and determination to stop this practice in a lively and moving conversation filmed after the demo.

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Fees Must Fall March

Season 6 Episode 37

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:00am

For a week the universities of the Western Cape and the rest of the country were in turmoil.

Tens of thousand of students protested against the government’s announcement that they were going to increase the fees for tertiary education.

Campuses were shut down. Lectures cancelled and riot police shot water cannon,tear gas, rubber bullet and stun grenades at protesting students.

Street Talk took its cameras to parliament where the police use violence against the students marchers and then later recorded a conversation between seven students protesters who discuss the issues behind the march and what they think the University administrations and government must do.

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Safety and Security in Mitchells Plain

Season 6 Episode 30

Thu, 11 May 2017 12:00am

Mitchells Plain is a largely coloured township, 32 km away from the city of Cape Town; the Architecture of Apartheid and one of South Africa’s largest townships. Its residents are plagued by crime, gangsterism and drug addiction. We join 6 Mitchells Plain residents as they share the challenges of their community.

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Shane

A Street Stories Film

 

 

An intimate portrait of the brilliantly articulate, funny, defiant, complex, courageous, provocative, irrational, flamboyant, HIV positive, young, gay, and mixed race township personality – Shane St Claire. This is a biopic unlike any other; it is David Hockney-esque collage in its make up, where a multitude of clips make up the whole, a mosaic in film, with the viewer discovering the deepest parts of a life lived in extreme circumstances. Complex, intriguing, surprising, hilarious and highly emotive; the film will leave you deeply moved and marvelling at how Shane has managed to overcome enormous obstacles while living life on his own terms.
Shane will premiere on community television station, Cape Town TV, on Thursday, 25 June at 19:30. Cape Town TV is available on DSTV channel 263, or free-to-air channels 32 and 67.

 

 

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Girls Play Rugby

Season 6 Episode 24

Sat, 8 Aug 2015 8:30pm

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HIV Defaulting Part 2

Season 6 Episode 22

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 8:30pm

‘Reality is, you meet [someone]…..you get butterflies….everything goes very [fast]….no condoms, no one is thinking about them….you both don’t know your HIV status, and even if you are both HIV negative, there are STIs…its not easy”

“Sometimes, it’s hard to disclose, you don’t know what the person is going to think about you”

In the second installment of HIV Defaulters, the group discusses the social realities of the HIV virus; the tremendous fear of rejection when disclosing to a new love, the stigma from your community, and the consequences of being dishonest in relationships.

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HIV Defaulting Part 1

Season 6 Episode 21

Sat, 18 Jul 2015 8:30pm

 

Some of us drink…you [go out] till 2 o clock in the morning, you forget to take your pills…sometimes its work, you don’t have time to go to the clinic…[some] places don’t work with someone who is HIV positive”

“I see many people who are defaulting…they get sick, they die”

Defaulting; an alarming development where HIV positive patients default on their ARV treatment, some blame pill fatigue, the demands of a social life, and fear of stigma in the work place. A group consisting of both HIV councillors and HIV positive patients discuss the varying factors.

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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.

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Heidelberg Residents

Season 6 Episode 19

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:00am

 

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

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

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

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To Test or Not to Test

Season 6 Episode 18

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 7:00pm

 

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Looking Back: Retirees Reflect

Season 6 Episode 17

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 7:00pm

 

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Battered Women’s Rights Ignored

Season 6 Episode 10

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:00pm

 

Klapmuts, a small village between Kraaifontein and Paarl, has experienced an abnormal amount of crime. Most alarming is the amount of violent acts inflicted on the women of Klapmuts. In this episode, 4 brave women share their tragic stories – in the hopes of raising awareness around these disturbing occurrences.

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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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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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Elders Blame Democracy

Season 6 Episode 2

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:00pm

“In the Apartheid days, we knew our rules. We knew where we couldn’t go but I’m telling you, those were the best years. I wish that could come back”

“….it was better days, we weren’t scared”

The more things change, as they say, the more they stay the same. Not for these older persons from Parkwood Estate. They reminisce on the ‘good’ bad old days and concur that despite the great oppression suffered during the Apartheid era, times were better. One of the most absurd conclusions but can it be justified?

 

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Metro Rail or Metro Fail?

Season 5 Episode 52

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:00pm

Everyday, Metrorail transports up to 2 million passengers – with ticket prices ranging from R7.00 – R9.00 for a single ride, one can only imagine the profits made, but why such poor service? Metrorail has become infamous with overcrowding, unsafe and possibly life threatening conditions. In this episode, the Public Transport Voice, a group campaigning for major improvement for all Metrorail passengers, discuss the poor conditions and their strategy on how to bring about change.

 

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Freedom from Violence: A possibility?

Season 5 Episode 50

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:00pm

UNA-SA is a non-governmental organisation whose objective is to support the principles, goals and programmes of the United Nations (UN). Working in partnership with other organisations to promote peace and harmony, as well as economic, social and cultural progress in South Africa. We filmed members from the organisation as they spoke about their Freedom from Violence Project.

 

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The Watchmen of Gugulethu

Season 5 Episode 49

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:00pm

“The fact that we are in close proximity to the mall and we have several schools that are situated within the area….it attracts all sorts of criminals to this area, so it was very important for us to start doing something….”

“There are no hidden agendas, we don’t want rewards for what we’re doing. We’re doing this because we are concerned about our community”

A group of men from Gugulethu were tired of the ceaseless theft, violence and crime in their neighbourhood, so they decided to take action, forming a neighbourhood watch group called the Khanya Safety Patrol. Each night they put their lives on the line, patrolling the streets of Gugulethu, ensuring the safety of their community members. Their motivation: seeing their community grow from a township to a thriving suburb.

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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.

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Women Farm Workers Rise Up

Season 5 Episode 44

Tue, 3 Feb 2015 10:00pm

“The main reason we started the strike it was because at that stage it was very, very, very difficult living on the farms, struggling on the farms with a R69…..R69 means living from hand to mouth. We couldn’t eat proper, we couldn’t even send our children to school proper”

Two years ago the farmlands of the Western Cape were hit by a series of strikes. Farm workers demanded a pay increase; from a laughable R69 a day to the more reasonable – but still absurd – R100 a day. The strike was led by five female farm workers from De Doorns; a small town in the Cape Winelands District. Dubbed ‘The Big Five’, these lionhearted women talk about their struggle to secure a liveable wage and better working conditions for themselves and their co-workers.

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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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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 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 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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Hermanus Retirees

Season 5 Episode 22

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:00pm

“Absolutely the best place to be. Although things have changed so much, it’s still the best place to be”

Life at the Fynbos Park Retirement Village in Hermanus could not be sweeter than for these 5 white retirees. They share experiences of the old South Africa and how the country has changed after 20 years of democracy. They reflect on medical and technological advances, emigration due to the lack of opportunity in South Africa and gangsterism and drugs.

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Rape Survivors Part 2

Season 5 Episode 21

Wed, 1 Jun 2016 7:30pm

“I was scared and I started to shake, I wanted to cry, scream out but I could not find my voice…. I could not cry out loud. I was weak and numb, I could not cry when he raped me”

According to alarming statistics, 1 in 3 South African women will be raped in their lifetime. In this 2-part episode, we speak with five brave women who share their experience as survivors of rape.

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Rape Survivors Part 1

Season 5 Episode 20

 

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:00pm

“I was scared and I started to shake, I wanted to cry, scream out but I could not find my voice…. I could not cry out loud. I was weak and numb, I could not cry when he raped me”

According to alarming statistics, 1 in 3 South African women will be raped in their lifetime. In this 2-part episode, we speak with five brave women who share their experience as survivors of rape.

 

Police Brutality

Season 5 Episode 7

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:00pm

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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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Is apartheid still alive?

Season 5 Episode 5

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:00pm

Is apartheid still alive and present in our everyday lives ? should we not have moved on to a place where it is no longer discussed, a relic of bygone years, something irrelevant ? Three young, dynamic contemporary Cape Town women disagree and tell how, in their daily experiences, they keep bumping into race and discrimination. Over a few glasses of chilled Chardonnay they wonder why it is still so hard to have an open, frank and no punches pulled conversation  about this with people of a different colour.

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Poo Protesters

Season 5 Episode 4

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:00pm

What would drive a respectable mother of four to carry a bucket full of shit on her head all the way from her shack in Barcelona to Cape Town International Airport, or the N2 or the House of Parliament and dump its contents in full public view ?  When you listen to this group of Barcelona Shit Protestors you can understand the frustration and anger behind such a radical act : the humiliation of having to poo in front of your kids, the ever present stink, the assault on their dignity…. as one woman puts it ” The only weapon we have to make Helen Zille to give us flush toilets is our shit !”

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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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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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Mzantsi Risers Part 1

Season 4 Episode 52

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 5:00pm

A theatrical dance and music programme for Langa kids.  An unmarried girl tells her mother she’s pregnant. They act out the scene with gut-wrenching reality, the language and scene taken from their everyday experiences. In another act, a women discovers that her husband is having an affair with a woman who is in their church congregation. His denials are classic but she manages to nail him by finding a voice message on his phone…. Non actors performing with a passion these true-life situations make for riveting viewing. The participants discuss how acting has enhanced their lives and where they would like to go with it.

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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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Spanking

Season 4 Episode 48

Sat, 15 Mar 2014 5:00pm

Spare the rod and spoil the child?  The ANC is going to make it against the law to physically punish your children and has mothers and grannies all over the country up in arms. ” This man, Zuma, can’t just come into my house and tell me how to bring up my children ”  ” If you can’t smack them they end up on the street doing drugs and all those things…” Traditionally children have been beaten when they misbehave and it is the belief of many women that without that option, the kids will have no respect for their elders and just do what they want. ” Just talk to the teachers in the schools and they will tell you how the kids behave when you can’t punish them…”

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Girl Boxing

Season 4 Episode 46

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 5:00pm

Aspiring Million Dollar Babies from the townships explain how boxing for them isn’t like fighting but more like a game. The describe their fear of injury and having to overcome the humiliation of defeat. How does boxing affect their social lives ? Some avoid boyfriends saying that they are only a distraction to their training and fighting ,while racounts the romantic story of her falling in love with a fellow boxer and getting married.

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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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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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Voice of the Voters Part 1

Season 4 Episode 41

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 5:00pm

Racialism, non-racialism and blackness – these are some of the issues that young people struggle with when it comes to voting in the up-and-coming elections. Who can they choose that best represents them and their aspirations in a corrupt society.

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Pearston struggles

Season 4 Episode 36

 

 

A group of community members talking about the struggles of living in a small town like Pearston.

 

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Sex Workers Part 1

Season 4 Episode 22

Fri, 14 Feb 2014 6:45pm

Sex workers share the intimate details of their trade and their daily struggle for survival.

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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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SJC members agitate for a safer Khayelitsha

Season 4 Episode 14

Fri, 17 Jan 2014 6:45pm

 

Social Justice Coalition members are not happy with the South African Police Service in Khayelitsha. They claim the police are corrupt and untrusted which is why the community takes the law into their own hands.

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Ladies of Lavender Hill

Season 4 Episode 9

 

Against a backdrop of gang warfare and threats to her own life Lucinda Evans helps women traumatised by domestic violence.

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Somalian Immigrants

Season 3 Episode 44

 

Somali immigrants recount harrowing tales of what made them flee Somalia and the xenophobia they found here in Cape Town.

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Gangsters of Delft Part 1

Season 3 Episode 32

 

Two rival youth gangs from Delft, the Italians and the Vatos Locos square off in a riveting and shocking confrontation.

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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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‘Home’ plays at the Grahamstown festival

Season 3 Episode 14

 

Drama students from UWC take a play with a strong feminist message that they wrote to the Grahamstown Arts Festival.

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Equal Education

 Season 3 Episode 13

 

After demonstrating in front of Parliament, a group from Equal Education tell what they think has to be done to bring proper education to government schools.

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‘Home’ – theatre used for transformation

Season 3 Episode 12

 

Drama students from UWC draw inspiration from what home means to them.

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Chilanga riding school for the disabled

Season 3 Episode 8

 

Chilanga. Sally Kluth founded a horse riding school for disabled kids outside Somerset West. Children have serious mental and physical handicaps ride horses and find a whole new confidence and freedom in their lives.

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Maryland adult literacy

Season 3 Episode 7

 

Maryland is an adult literacy centre in the middle of Hanover Park, one of Cape Towns most violent townships. Sister Marina tells how it all began and how her upbringing led her to do what she does.

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Tafelsig Backyarders

Season 3 Episode 6

Homeless families are evicted from an abandoned sports field where they have been squatting. Heart rending stories of families trying to survive.

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Views of 2011 Elections

Season 3 Episode 3

 

Middle class white Capetonians discuss the upcoming elections and what they think needs to change.

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Vote or Not to Vote Part 2

Season 3 Episode 2

 

Continuation of episode 1. UCT students debate whether their vote will change anything

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South Africa in the eyes of youth

Season 2 Episode 37

 

UCT students talk about rampant corruption in government and the police and the need for members of the public to know what their legal rights are.

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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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Shack Life

Season 2 Episode 34

 

A group of young township men tell how meditation has helped them cope with the challenges of their everyday lives.

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The Afrikaaner

Season 2 Episode 33

 

Middle-aged Afrikaners who were once pro apartheid and now support the ANC!

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The Government

Season 2 Episode 32

 

Continuation of episode 28. Right 2 Know group discuss community activism, government’s lack of action on social issues, and how racism still bedevils our society.

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Lack of Employment

Season 2 Episode 30

 

A group from Delft and Phillipi residents share stories of unemployment and its crippling effects.

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