As children reach adolescence, peers begin to play an important role in their lives. Adolescents find it important to prove themselves and look for ways to compensate for feelings of inadequacy.
SABC supports the 1Goal 'Education For All' initiative, across all our Radio and TV platforms. In 2000, 164 world governments came together to create the 'Education for All' goals. Furthermore, 189 governments created the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG). Two of the eight MDG goals involve ending poverty through education:
An innovative bunch of children are taking music to another level. Rainbow Rhythm Gang, a new and different series about South African music begins on SABC2 at 11h00 from 8 July 2009.
Tomz, scheduled for broadcast on SABC1, Mondays at 15h00 from 12 July is a must for teenagers aged 13 to 18 but will also be entertaining for younger children and older people. The science and technology show begins when Mr E, a frequency of energy from the future contacts Thami and Nolwazi and tells them that they need to find a theory to save the earth and future from destruction.
The second series of Masupatsela, scheduled for broadcast on Mondays on SABC2 from 27 July 2009 highlights trailblazing individuals, communities, organisations and businesses that are taking the initiative and making a difference to South African lives.
The school bell rings, the kids bolt out of the gates faster than a teacher can say 'don't forget your homework!' A bunch of lively teens take a detour after school and head for Neliswa's house. Her home is warm, inviting and her parents are not there until at least five. This is like a haven, the fridge is fully stocked, the friends have access to the internet, watch TV, listen to music and talk. They are happy to hang out with one another and talk about important stuff going down in their lives rather than head home. Conversation is about everything and sometimes nothing at all. Topics vary from silly to serious, usually with a good dose of both.