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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, basic life skills and HIV/Aids education, incorporating all of South Africa’s 11 official languages.

Meet our Furry Friends

Find out more about the Muppets

Videos

Teaching little brains

ECD Hub

Learn about early childhood development

TV & Radio Schedule

Tune in on the right channels

Meet our Furry Friends

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!

Games

Improve your skills with your favourite Muppets!

Get interactive with our wide selection of educational online games. Covering a range of exciting topics, these games are the perfect combination of learning and fun!

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Videos

Word on the Street.

Watch the Muppets give you the definition of the Word on the Street in isiZulu, Sepedi, English, Afrikaans, and Tshivenda.



WATCH HERE

Sound of the Day

Watch the Muppets give you three words that begin with the Sound of the Day in isiZulu, Sepedi, English, Afrikaans and Tshivenda.



WATCH HERE

Early Childhood Development Hub

The Early Childhood Development (ECD) Hub is one of Takalani Sesame’s premier digital offerings to parents, caretakers and practitioners.

This invaluable resource provides up-to-date scholarship and educational materials and fun activities to support literacy, numeracy, life skills and social and emotional development. Mainly based on South Africa’s draft national curriculum framework for children aged four to eight, the ECD Hub is on track to become the early childhood development resource of choice in South Africa and across southern Africa.

VISIT ECD HUB

TV & Radio Schedule

Radio Station Language Time Day
Motsweding FM Setswana 9:23 - 9:33 Tuesdays & Thursdays
Ikwekwezi FM Sindebele 9:45 - 9:55 Tuesdays & Thursdays
Ligwalagwala FM Siswati 9:15 - 9:25 Thursdays & Fridays
Lesedi FM Sesotho 9:15 - 9:25 Wednesdays & Fridays
Munghana Lonene Xitsonga 9:30 - 9:40 Tuesdays & Thursdays
Ukhozi FM isiZulu 9:20-9:40 Thursdays & Fridays
Umhlobo Wenene FM isiXhosa 9:30 - 9:40 Thursdays & Fridays
Thobela FM Sepedi 14:50 - 15:00 Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Motsweding FM

9:23 - 9:33
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Setswana

Ikwekwezi FM

9:45 - 9:55
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Sindebele

Ligwalagwala FM

9:15 - 9:25
Thursdays & Fridays
Siswati

Lesedi FM

9:15 - 9:25
Wednesdays & Fridays
Sesotho

Munghana Lonene

9:30 - 9:40
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Xitsonga

Ukhozi FM

9:20-9:40
Thursdays & Fridays
isiZulu

Umhlobo Wenene FM

9:30 - 9:40
Thursdays & Fridays
isiXhosa

Thobela FM

14:50 - 15:00
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
Sepedi
Language Time Day
English 5:30 Monday
Sepedi 5:30 Tuesday
Zulu 5:30 Wednesday
Afrikaans 5:30 Thursday
Tshivenda 5:30 Friday
Language Time Day
English 10:00 Monday
Sepedi 10:00 Tuesday
Zulu 10:00 Wednesday
Afrikaans 10:00 Thursday
Tshivenda 10:00 Friday

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