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 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.
Youth talk show Making Moves won a Golden Horn for Best Educational Programme at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA) on Saturday.
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.
The SABC Education Baba Indaba is bringing inspired parenting to Durban again, this time it will be bigger, better and more engaging than ever. An added bonus for visitors is that the show, which normally runs for three days, will run over four days, taking advantage of the public holiday on Monday 22 March. The event is being held from 19 to 22 March 2010 at the Durban Exhibition Centre.
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.