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Takalani Sesame

We believe a lot can come from very little. That’s why we’re proud to invest in our children’s education.

Takalani Sesame, a South African version of the internationally acclaimed Sesame Street, talks to children between the ages of four and eight. It’s a truly South African television, radio, digital and community outreach programme, which supports the foundation phase of our national primary school curriculum. Sanlam is a proud sponsor of this initiative, which promotes literacy, numeracy and basic life skills.

Meet our Furry Friends

Find out more about the Muppets

TV Schedule

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Meet our Furry Friends

Basma

Basma

Basma is an energetic, almost-6-year-old, purple monster, always ready for action!

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Chicken

Chicken

Chicken is a helpful heroine always flocking to her friends for fun and games.

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Grover

Grover

Grover is a funny, loveable, blue monster with a cute pink nose.

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Jad

Jad

Jad is an almost-6-year-old, yellow monster who loves to plan and organise.

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Kami

Kami

Kami is a loving, expressive, clever and curios girl monster and is great fun to be with!

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Neno

Neno

Neno is forever innocent, full of energy, brave and loves to play.

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Moshe

Moshe

Moshe is intelligent, naive, innocent, gullible, and gentle.

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Zikwe

Zikwe

Zikwe is social, impatient, tends to think only about himself and often acts on impulses without planning ahead.

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Zuzu

Zuzu

Zuzu is a focused, a dramatic perfectionist and loves to pretend she’s a director, actor, and writer.

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Meet Us in Person

Be sure to catch the Muppets at Kwa-Sanlam, the educational kids’ town that will be popping up at various malls and schools across the country. Visit the different characters at their education-stations, and encourage your children to get involved in the fun learning experiences:

  • Activity station
  • Hygiene station
  • Gardening station
  • Building station
  • Money station

This is the seventh year running that the Takalani Sesame Muppets will be entertaining children and adults with a variety of fun activities and exciting prizes. Sanlam financial advisers will also be on site to provide parents with financial guidance and advice.

Every 1 counts, so bring the whole family – entrance is free!

TV Schedule

Language Time Day
English 15:30 Monday
Sepedi 15:30 Tuesday
Zulu 15:30 Wednesday
Afrikaans 15:30 Thursday
Tshivenda 15:30 Friday

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