The documentary series
‘Street Talk’ was founded in
2008 and provides a
chance to listen to what ordinary people are
thinking and talking about. It opens a window into
people’s daily experience of life. Co-founded by
Richard Mills and Jo Menell, the film series that
aims to counter prejudice and promote a more
Street Talk is a South African television series.
Each week, it airs hard-hitting, controversial and
inspiring stories that inform, educate and motivate
their growing audience. They encourage active
citizenship for a better South Africa.
The project produces a fifteen minute weekly
documentary which is broadcast during prime time on
CTV - Cape Town independent and free Community
Television. It broadcasts to an estimated audience
of 2.5 million people. Street Talk also runs a
training Academy on documentary filmmaking,
enrolling about 2 to 3 apprentices each semester.
They are also on 1KZN TV (Kwazulu-Natal), BAY TV
(Eastern Cape) and DSTV (National). They go all
around Cape Town from Langa to Llandudno, Schools to
Universities, Arts to Business, the homeless to the
affluent, they are the voice of the voiceless.
Since 2011, Claude Leon Foundation has supported
their documentaries and continue to provide annual