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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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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?.

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.

 

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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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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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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Looking Back: Retirees Reflect

Season 6 Episode 17

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 7:00pm

 

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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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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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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 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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Sex Talk – Coming soon

Sex Talk

 

Sex Talk our new studio based series coming soon …

A fun, frank and entertaining weekly television talk show, hosted by Kgomotso Matsunyane, will give South Africans from all walks of life the opportunity to talk about sex and sexuality.

By lifting the veil of secrecy that surrounds the subject of sex we help individuals feel more comfortable with sex and their sexuality, promoting empowering choices, and we help communities deal with the complex social issues surrounding sexual abuse. Sex education campaigns are almost entirely focused on the prevention of disease or pregnancy. Sex talk, on the other hand, offers a positive and empowering context to sex and sexuality through very real and candid conversations with people from all walks of life. Talking about sex in a real and candid way has become vital to changing this reality. That’s why sex talk is so important for South Africa. And we invite you to help us get the conversation going.

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Circumcision

Season 5 Episode 9

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:00pm

To cut or not to cut. Are you less of a man if you don’t go to the bush and get circumcised? And if you are gay are you a real MAN when you get back? A revealing and delicate topic eloquently debated by guys on both sides of the tale…. (no pun intended)

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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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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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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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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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Vote or Not to Vote?

Season 3 Episode 1

 

UCT students debate whether their vote will change anything

 

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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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Gay Guys

Season 2 Episode 20

 

 

Young gay men tell stories of the kind of prejudice and discrimination they encounter in their everyday lives.

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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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Gay in Gugs Pt 1

Season 2 Episode 6

 

Sat, 8 Nov 2014 7:30pm

“….its another way to strip us of our dignity. How can you go and ask someone, ‘What do you do in bed?’…that’s to do with your dignity….the minute you want to get in there…you want to sit there and scrutinise….is that not stripping me of my dignity?”

“In terms of reporting the crimes, it is quite daunting to actually go to these institutions at times…you might be butch….you [then] need to satisfy [the] police officer’s curiosity….”You look like a man so how is it you got raped”….inappropriate things like that do happen and you’ll find that they’re reluctant to actually help you”

Being gay anywhere is not an easy existence, however, for many gay men and women the day-to-day discrimination they experience in the township environment is close to life threatening.  With hate speech, judgment and attacks on dignity being commonplace. These men and women share their experiences and their solutions to correcting the injustices.

Continued in Episode 07

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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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The Disabled

Season 1 Episode 39

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:00am 12:00 am

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

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

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The Book Called “Open”

Season 1 Episode 32

Wed, 9 Jul 2014 7:30pm

“…there are obvious power imbalances in just about every sphere of life…and I don’t like to demonise men…..but I do think that we do alter ourselves to fit into those male power structures and are very self conscious about how we appear to men in our behaviour, appearance and sexuality”

“we have to ask ourselves as mothers of sons, how are we raising our men? How are we teaching them to honour women? To relate to women, to fear women, to scorn women?…..we have a huge responsibility. It’s very easy to jump on a bandwagon and demonise men …we interact with men everyday, how are we doing this in a way that challenges our societies”

‘Open: An erotic anthology by South African women writers’ was published in 2008, we sat down with seven writers as they discuss their contributions to the book. The writers, some of them mothers, talk extensively on women’s sexuality, how it is defined in our society and the example they want to set for their own daughters and sons.

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Langa Ladies on Township Life

Season 1 Episode 7

Thu, 16 Jan 2014 5:00pm

Langa’s premier fashion designer, Juliet, and a group of her friends share their experiences of personal safety, sexual violence, sexuality and the breakdown of the social fabric in the townships.

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Sizwe’s friends on politics and racism

Season 1 Episode 1

“Everyone here knows crime….everyday someone gets robbed….crime does not start here in our community, its starts in Parliament, they also commit crime”

“Pregnancy’s a competition here….because of this grant money…..they don’t spend it on their children, they spend it on alcohol”

From crime and corruption, to pregnancy and grant money defrauding, young people from Site B in Khayelitsha talk about life as they know it. Speaking from the township perspective, they reflect on the present whilst dreaming of future success.

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