New season for SIYAYINQOBA
13 weeks of real life community challenges on TV on SABC1
WHEN the series, Siyayinqoba (Beat It), first aired in 1999 it focused on people living with HIV and Aids, but the series later extended to other issues. The new series, which focuses on health issues, was recently launched at the White Space Rooftop Bar in Salt River, Cape Town. It started airing on SABC1 on 6 October and will air 13 episodes every Friday. The new season features documentaries put together by four young women who run girl clubs in KwaZulu Natal. The clubs, facilitated by the Community Media Trust (CMT), the organisation behind Siyayinqoba, linked young women and mentors at weekly meetings to discuss issues they faced in their communities. Siyayinqoba is wellknown for being a show about real people, telling real stories.
FROM LEFT: Lucilla Blankenberg, Zibuyile Dlamini, Nombulelo Ziqubu, Sibongile Dladla, Siphindile Ngubane, Ntombizodwa Gcabashe and Debbie van Zyl Refilwe Modiselle with Lwazi Konza ABOVE: Lungile Ngubane and Sanelisiwe Malinga