SABC2's new talk show Tri-a-logue (Dialogue for three) premiered last week Thursday (12 November) at 20h30 with a convo. between three TV personalities: actresses Shaleen Surtie-Richards and Sophie Ndaba; and journalist Karyn Maughan.
It's produced by Doreen Morris and Sandra Kriek's Blue Zone Media and each episode features three people - some publicly prominent and some not - who share their perspectives on a topic that's directly relevant to their lives.
The threesome in the premiere unpacked their experiences of living with diabetes, which they've lived with for most of their adult lives.
Who's Next? What's next?
Your one-stop guide to the upcoming episodes across the series:
On: Thursday 19 November 2020
Are women less criminally inclined than men and are their motives different? Are they less violent but more cunning than men?
These are some of the topics under discussion, as we sit down with three former female offenders.
Tanya Stuurman, Lindiwe Dlamini and Crystal Koen served their time in different correctional facilities in South Africa for various white collar crimes.
These women candidly share their different journeys and experiences behind bars, and how they are trying to pick up the pieces following their release.
On: Thursday 26 November 2020
Learning that one is HIV-positive can be one of the most difficult experiences in one’s life. Our three special guests in this episode have all used this shared experience to spread awareness that being HIV-positive is not necessarily a death sentence.
Radio-host and journalist Criselda Kananda, public speaker and entrepreneur Thula Mkhize and student Saidy Brown, have been leading healthy and vibrant lives despite living with and managing their HIV positive statuses for years now.
They open up about their very personal journeys with the disease and how they maintain healthy and happy relationships today.
On: Thursday 3 December 2020
One in three women will be sexually attacked and two in five will be beaten by their partners. These stats are harrowing and continually growing.
We are joined by former journalist and television-personality Tracy Going, public relations executive Wendy Tlou and philanthropist and businesswoman Josina Machel, who all experienced abusive relationships that escalated to physical violence that almost cost them their lives.
These three women speak candidly about their ordeals with gender-based violence and what it took to come to terms with their trauma.
On: Thursday 10 December 2020
Actor Sello Maake Ka-Ncube, gospel singer Keke Phoofolo and speaker and author Leroy Tau open up about their experiences as perpetrators of gender-based violence and the major work that men in South-Africa still need to do to curb the scourge of violence against women and children.
Despite the guilt, shame and stigma that accompanies such behavior, the men are coming to terms with the impact of their actions and encouraging all men to hold each other to account.
On: Thursday 17 December 2020
Kaylah Mentoor, Irene van Niekerk and Naledi Mokhosi all had big dreams for themselves as children - but had to change course when they all fell pregnant as teenagers.
While they all had significant help, being a teen mom affected each one of them in ways that they could never have anticipated.
They join us to talk about the challenges of having a baby when one is but a child oneself, and share their different journeys starting before their respective pregnancies to their current reality.
On: Thursday, 24 December 2020
A special report by the World Health Organisation shows that South Africans are amongst the heaviest drinkers globally. Despite relatively high levels of abstinence in the population, South-African women are especially prone to becoming alcoholics.
Singer PJ Powers, comedian and television-personality Nina Hastie, and kwaito-star Nomasonto Maswanganyi, better known as Mshoza, discuss the reasons why that might be as they open up about their respective struggles with alcoholism, getting and staying sober, and having to navigate a “dry life” in the entertainment industry.
On: Thursday 31 December 2020
It is estimated that roughly 150 000 people suffer a stroke in South Africa annually. According to the SA mortality data (2014 stroke is the leading non-communicable cause of death and a major cause of disability in our country.
Thato Minyuku, Mariaan Emmenis and and Thobeka Marumo all had a stroke when they least expected it, that greatly changed the trajectory of their lives.
These three women share their experiences of suffering a massive stroke, and the tough, subsequent road to recovery.
On: Thursday 7 January 2020
Single-parent homes are a rising reality in South Africa and while this responsibility mostly falls on the mother, single father households have become a regular occurrence, with single men deciding to take sole responsibility for raising their offspring.
Communications specialist Lupi Ngcayisa, interior designer Buzwe Mabusa and singer and songwriter Njabulo Seh Nene talk about their lives as single dads: the joys of fatherhood and the hard work and sacrifice that goes along with managing their full time careers and raising their children by themselves.
Surviving Breast Cancer
On: Thursday 14 January 2020
Being diagnosed with breast cancer is a journey into pain and fear which requires early medical intervention together with love, faith and the resilience to overcome.
Actresses Mbali Maphumulo and Crystal-Donna Roberts, together with former miss South-Africa and pharmacist Wilma van der Bijl, share their intimate and very personal experiences with breast cancer, what they have learnt, what was required of them to fight this life-threatening disease and to live happy, balanced lives.
On: Thursday, 21 January 2020
We are joined by lawyer and model Thando Hopa, actress and model Refilwe Modiselle and actress Regina-Mary Ndlovu, three well-known South-Africans who have inspired and paved the way for people living with Albinism.
These champions of diversity and inclusivity are committed to fighting the stigma and inspiring people with albinism to live their lives to the fullest.
They share their heart-felt stories of life, love and rejection, as well as the beauty and strength that occurs when differences are embraced.
On: Thursday 28 January 2020
South Africa has one of the highest sexual violence rates in the world, and according to the Rape Crisis Centre, only one in nine cases that will be reported to the police, and only 4% will end up in prosecution.
Former miss South Africa Sasha-Lee Oliver and activists Leilani Kuter and Cheryl Zondi open up about being raped, the trauma that they still live with and the aftermath and secondary victimization that has become so commonplace.
Living with TB
On: Thursday 4 February 2020
According to the W.H.O, South Africa has one of the highest recorded TB infection rates in the world. In the final episode of this season, philanthropist and businesswoman Gerry Elsdon, singer Kelly Khumalo and medical doctor and former miss South Africa, Tamaryn Green, open up about living with TB and how they have managed living with this disease.
While each contracted a different type of TB, their experience of fear, stigma and the grueling treatment regimes were similar.
Instead of succumbing to feelings of shame, they have decided to use their voices to create greater awareness by encouraging people to get tested and stay the course which will enable them to live normal, productive lives.
Tri-a-logue airs on SABC2 on Thursdays at 20h30.