What’s Happened to Indigenous Games?

Remember your childhood days, rushing home from school, changing out of uniforms and heading outside to play?  In the streets the loud sounds of cheer, laughter and dismay could be heard.  Boys and girls would be showing off their skills at ‘kgati’, ‘diketo’, ‘chicago’, ‘eggy’ or ‘mgusha’.  These games would be played until late into the evening until parents were heard calling children to come inside and telling friends to go home.

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Fun new democracy education series The Right To Win on SABC2

The Right To Win starting on SABC2 on Saturday 7th May from 12h30 to 13h00 is a new approach to civic and voter education in an entertaining game-show format.

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Hopeville Wins at the 5th South African Film and Television Awards


Karel Flint and Themba Ndaba were announced winners at the 5th South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) for their contribution to the film Hopeville.

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Gideon Lovinga plays Open Varsity’s ‘Chippy’

Gideon Lovinga plays the character of Chippy in Open Varsity, a television show that brings university lessons into the comfort of homes.

In addressing the non-academic challenges that most 1st and 2nd year students face, Open Varsity created the character Chippy especially for aspiring students intending to register with institutions of higher learning who will learn from Chippy who is forever struggling to balance his studies and adjust to university life.  Chippy finds solutions or helpful pieces of advice for students.

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Mother of all Professions - Episode Synopsis

Mother of all Professions, SABC2 11am: Episode 1 – 22 February 2011 - Dorah Mbokazi (Teaching Life Skills through Dance)
Sis’ Dora is a community dance worker and founder of Dorah’s Dancers, a group she established in 1994 in Soweto Meadowlands zone 10.  Equipped with little more than passion for movement education, she embraced her inner self and began this group because she wanted to keep young kids off the streets.  Through the years, Dorah has produced professional dancers and a few music artists.  She works hand in hand with other experienced and well known people in the dusty streets of Ndofaya.

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Jabi Matsoso on Rivoningo

Presenter Jabi Matsoso shares an update on SABC Education’s Rivoningo broadcast Mondays to Fridays at 10h30 on SABC2.

Rivoningo is a must for children aged four to nine but adults will have just as much fun watching!  While sharing literacy and numeracy knowledge we also share fun activities.   Our science experiments and life skills lessons are child friendly and our green kids campaign encourages being friendly to the environment.  We have recently started a wonderful SABC Education initiative ‘I am a Reader’ that I’m personally excited about because I love reading.  ‘I am a reader’ is a readers club that encourages kids to read more, we share books, ideas and reading tips.”

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