Our latest conversations
At Street Talk, we believe in the power of dialogue, in the sharing of experiences, challenges and dreams. We’ve been working on a few new episodes, here’s a little something on what you can expect to see from the Street Talk team in the weeks to come.
“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?
“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.
“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.
“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.
Watch this space for details on when you can expect to join these conversations.