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.
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Basma is an energetic, almost-6-year-old, purple monster, always ready for action!
Chicken is a helpful heroine always flocking to her friends for fun and games.
Grover is a funny, loveable, blue monster with a cute pink nose.
Jad is an almost-6-year-old, yellow monster who loves to plan and organise.
Kami is a loving, expressive, clever and curios girl monster and is great fun to be with!
Neno is forever innocent, full of energy, brave and loves to play.
Moshe is intelligent, naive, innocent, gullible, and gentle.
Zikwe is social, impatient, tends to think only about himself and often acts on impulses without planning ahead.
Zuzu is a focused, a dramatic perfectionist and loves to pretend she’s a director, actor, and writer.
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:
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!