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Takalani Sesame

We’ve been helping children across South Africa learn through play for 20 years and counting.

Takalani Sesame is the South African adaptation of the internationally acclaimed education programme, Sesame Street. It teaches literacy, numeracy, and basic life skills to children between the ages of 4 and 8, and enables millions of children to receive basic education in a way that is both exciting and relatable.

Takalani Sesame is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2020 – and Sanlam has been a proud sponsor of this initiative from the start. The programme is an educational force for change that has greatly impacted many children across the country.

Meet our Furry Friends

Find out more about the Muppets

Celebrating 20 Years

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TV Schedule

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Celebrating 20 years of Takalani Sesame

In celebration of Sanlam’s 20-year partnership with Takalani Sesame, we asked award-winning South African music duo, Mafikizolo, to produce a song for us. The song captures the spirit behind Takalani Sesame, which is to educate children across the country through fun, dance, and play.

Join in on the excitement and celebrate with us by watching the music video below, and be sure to catch our furry friends every weekday on SABC 2.

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

Unfortunately, due the Coronavirus all Kwa-Sanlam educational kids’ towns are closed nationwide. As soon as it’s safe again, we’ll let you know where you can meet your favourite Furry Friends. So watch this space because they can’t wait to meet you in person!

Once we’re back, be sure to catch the Muppets 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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