Street Talk Film Series

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

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

Read more


Season Season 5


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.

Join the Conversation


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.


Join the conversation




Mechanisms of the Mind: Destigmatizing Mental Illness

Season 5 Episode 51

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:00pm

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

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

Join the conversation


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.


Join the conversation

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.

Join the conversation

Albinism in South Africa

Season 5 Episode 48

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:00pm

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

Join the conversation

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.


Join the conversation

My Hair. My Roots?

Season 5 Episode 46

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:00am

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

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

Join the conversation


An Outsider’s Perspective

Season 5 Episode 45

Thu, 5 Feb 2015 10:00pm

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

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

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

Join the conversation

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.

Join the conversation

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.

Join the conversation

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.

Join the conversation

Constitution Under Fire

Season 5 Episode 41

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:00pm

“Corruption started the day after van Riebeeck arrived, and Cecil Rhodes only carried it further. So we have a whole legacy of corruption, in the white era as well as the post-Apartheid era”

“….the ordinary person can engage in a political forum, and for me that’s what we are lacking; the active citizen in our democracy”

Corruption, The Constitution of South Africa, the Secrecy Bill and accountability within Government; just a few of the topics of conversation our participants touched on in Constitution Under Fire. Featuring Cape Talk’s Africa Melane and anti-arms deal campaigner, Terry Crawford-Browne.

Join the conversation

Indlu Yengwevu

Season 5 Episode 40

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:00pm

“The Constitution of South Africa we haven’t got any input there…the Constitution has been drafted by the experts…they make the Constitution on behalf of finance and industry…they don’t care about the growth of our children, they don’t care about our cultures. Everything has been destroyed….we are trying our best but there’s nothing”

In our modern times, the elderly are ill regarded. Their wisdom goes unheeded and the lessons they have learned have no special place in our fast paced existence. In this episode, a few older persons from Harare share their wealth of knowledge on how to improve South Africa.


Join the conversation

Laphumilanga Empilisweni Care Centre

Season 5 Episode 39

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:00pm

In Mfuleni, Mama Letitia runs the Laphumlanga Empilisweni Care Centre. Without any government assistance, the centre serves as a crèche, an arts and crafts centre, library, shelter for the disabled, soup kitchen, orphanage and even a vegetable garden. The shelter is home to almost 100 people both young and old, is run by 24 staff members. In this episode, Mama Letitia and her staff share the challenges and triumphs of running this amazing centre.


Join the conversation

The Rosa Choir Project

Season 5 Episode 38

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:00pm

“It’s all these languages being brought together and the history with it…we’re learning just through singing…it breaks down tremendous barriers”

A famous musician once said,  “Music can change the world because it can change people.” In Cape Town, people are notoriously divided; economically, geographically and culturally. The most shocking aspect is how normal this all seems to its natives.  The Rosa Choir Project aims to change this insane normality with the power of music.

Join the conversation

Single Mothers Hout Bay

Season 5 Episode 37

Thu, 8 Jan 2015 10:00pm

“The mothers must do all the raising up alone no fathers….they are absent….if the fathers are around than [drugs] won’t be a problem”

“We cant give up now….we must continue and just be there for them all the time because they look up to us”

In Hout Bay, single mothers share their struggles with raising their children in a poisonous environment where drug addiction is seen as an inescapable part of daily life. They share their battle to turn their fatherless sons to men.


Join the conversation

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.


Join the conversation

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?


Join the conversation



Season 5 Episode 34

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 10:00pm

“…we saw this article in the newspaper about corruption in the Fishing industry, it’s a worrying aspect….in the early days when you started fishing…politicians all took fishing rights for themselves, and I don’t think much has changed”

Cape Town is synonymous for many things but none more so than for our thriving fishing industry. Four seasoned Capetonian fishermen share their stories of brushes with death, old and new government regulations while reminiscing on the days when the ocean teemed with fish.

Join the conversation


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.

Join the conversation

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.

Join the conversation


Its Better to Have Loved….

Season 5 Episode 31

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 7:30pm

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

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


Join the conversation

Life Online

Season 5 Episode 30

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:00pm

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

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

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

Join the conversation


Season 5 Episode 29

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:00pm

“….you don’t think about quitting because you have hope of winning next time, you know your turn will come….so we don’t worry”

“But I will never go to a casino and gamble with big money, what will my child eat… a game is R5 or less and that I can afford”

In the Township of Khikhi in Nyanga four women play Umdovolo, a card game played in the townships. A form of gambling, these women talk about why the game is so appealing to them. Some use the money they win to buy food and clothes, while others use their winnings to seek out employment.


Join the conversation

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.

Join the conversation

Botswana Youth Part 1

Season 5 Episode 27

Thu, 4 Dec 2014 10:00pm

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

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

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

Join the conversation


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.


Join the conversation

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.

Join the conversation

Race Relations Part 2 Affirmative Action

Season 5 Episode 24

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:00pm

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

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

Join the conversation

Hermanus Zwelihle

Season 5 Episode 23

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:00pm

“…land gets sold you’ll find this place is mostly holiday resorts…..most of the land is taken by estate villages but then we don’t get houses. It’s been more 12 years”

“….the promise that came to the communities was that any development that takes place here the community should get something but its never happened…the community never gets anything that is promised….they build swimming pools but we cannot use running water….we’re still living in the Apartheid Era, we are not free yet to get what we’re suppose to get as equals in the free democracy of South Africa”

South Africa has progressed, however, much still needs to be done, as confirmed by the residents of Zwelihle – a small township situated between the more affluent towns of Hermanus and Sandbaai. We sat down with members of the township as they shared the difficulties they experience. They speak of underdeveloped housing, the lack of job opportunities and Government support as well as the language barriers they face whilst searching for employment in the surrounding areas, even comparing their current struggles to those faced during Apartheid. They feel ignored and discouraged as much of their efforts to improve the situation for themselves ends in stagnation. Leading many to a life of crime as a last resort.

Join the conversation

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.

Join the conversation

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.

Join the conversation


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.


Race Relations Part 1 Colour Blind

Season 5 Episode 19

Thu, 6 Nov 2014 10:00pm

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

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

Join the conversation

Born Frees

Season 5 Episode 18

Tue, 4 Nov 2014 10:00pm

“We all have to realise that we have a civil duty…we can make a change, we can start businesses, we can become entrepreneurs. We have to look at the bigger picture….its not just simply about the government and the citizens but the citizens and the citizens…..we looking at the problems poking at them without coming up with solutions ourselves”

A group of solution orientated and optimistic Law students talk passionately about the future of the country, the personal responsibility we all have as citizens of a democratic country and the “South African Experience”.

Join the conversation




Afrikaners Talk New South Africa Part 2

Season 5 Episode 17


Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:00pm

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

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

Join the conversation


Afrikaners Talk New South Africa Part 1

Season 5 Episode 16

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:00pm

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

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


Join the conversation

Dating Across the Colour Line

Season 5 Episode 15

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:00am

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

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

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

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

Join the conversation


Season 5 Episode 14


Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:00pm

Join the conversation



Women’s Role in Society

Season 5 Episode 13

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:00pm


Join the conversation


The State of the Nation

Season 5 Episode 12

Thu, 9 Oct 2014 10:00pm

Join the conversation



Are Muslim women oppressed?

Season 5 Episode 11

Tue, 7 Oct 2014 10:00pm

Are Muslim women oppressed?

Join the conversation


Season 5 Episode 10

Thu, 2 Oct 2014 10:00pm

Black on the outside, white on the inside. You’re black but you don’t speak the vernacular. You don’t live in a township and you have white friends. Just who ARE you. Caught between two cultures maybe you are South Africa’s future.

Join the conversation


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)

Join the conversation

Violence in Schools

Season 5 Episode 8

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:00pm


Join the conversation


Police Brutality

Season 5 Episode 7

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:00pm

Join the conversation



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.

Join the conversation


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.

Join the conversation

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 !”

Join the conversation


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…”

Join the conversation


‘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….

Join the conversation

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

Join the conversation

Join the conversation

Below each film clip on the website is a Blog where you can share your thoughts and chat with other people.

Take action

Some of the topics that we cover stir up emotions. If you are inspired to act from having seen one of our films, then download our take action manifesto.

If you have an issue/story that you think needs to be told get in touch with us.


Street Talk TV is run by a non-profit organization (NPO). We survive on funding and donations. If you believe in what we do please consider donating
Make Donation


connect with us

About Street talk

Street Talk TV – short documentary films about social issues affecting South Africa. Street Talk is produced by ‘Street Stories Films’ a Non-Profit Organisation Reg No: 072-487 NPO.

021 424 8184

sign up to receive our newsletter

Street Talk Disclaimer

Web design by Yorkhill