Real Talk

The Voice of the Cape's weekly youth show, Real Talk, airs every Friday between 7-9 pm and promises to bring all the heat. Tauhierah Salie and Aneeqa Du Plessis are striving to educate, entertain, engage in constructive debate and promote independent thinking aligned with Islamic values- with chilled vibes of course! The show features business profiles, industry experts, uplifting initiatives and puts your mental to the test with trivia and other games throughout.
Weekly English South Africa Education · Religion & Spirituality Narrated by Junaid Benjamin
31 Episodes
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Nasreen Salie speaks all things Goo Chee Mama

A local muslimah and fashionista has revamped the famous “Gucci” brand, usually exclusive to the rich. Introducing: Goo Chee Mama! Chique and affordable modest wear for any woman, of any size, for any occasion. A dynamic collaboration between industry professionals hit the ground running in December 2019, with a vision…
18 Nov 2021 7 min

The Hood Kitchen's co-founder Anwar Arendse

The Hood Kitchen Mitchell's Plain- "Connecting #capetown #southafrica and the #world Indeed". That is exactly what the team behind the latest local cuisine is seeking to accomplish- connect the world to the "lekker dyt" available exclusively to the Mother City! Taking a deeply rooted, community approach to good food; The…
22 Oct 2021 15 min

Razbeecka's Boutique Founder chats about unique modest wear

In a bid to keep up with trends, many fashion outlets fall short of providing real "modest wear" options. Cape Town based Razbeecka's Boutique, however, promises to deliver beautiful, flattering outfits and Islamic accessories for every occasion. Founder Razbeecka Turner popped by VOC's Salt River studios to tell Real Talk…
8 Oct 2021 9 min

Founder Abdul Jaleel Jabodien on the Women's Needs Organisation

Amid an indecent coupling of ongoing Gender-Based violence and inadequate access to services plaguing the lives and homes of South Africans, a new organisation seeks to provide relief to women in need. The newly launched Women's Needs Organisation aims to make Cape Town the hub of aid for those affected…
1 Oct 2021 16 min

Raadiyah Smith talks @Radz_Artistry

Youthful Capetonian artist Raadiyah Smith joined Real Talk to talk about getting her art business off the ground. The young woman highlighted how the Quran inspired her journey. Visit her social media pages to see more visuals and click below to listen to her full interview:
12 Aug 2021 6 min

Chair Ilyaas Amien on UCT MSA's annual Islam Week

As Muslim youth continue to grapple with navigating an increasingly Westernized society, the Muslim Student Association at UCT will be delving into the essence of Islam as a solution to several societal ills. A host of learned speakers and enthusiastic youth will take centre stage in the mostly virtual event,…
6 Aug 2021 14 min

Hafiz Achmat Solomon speaks to unemployed youth

As Real Talk unpacks the newly reinstated R350 grant and its impact on the youth; the Isnad Academy’s Hafiz Achmat Solomon takes an Islamic perspective. We look at the way Muslim leaders had assisted the most vulnerable in society, what unemployed youth can do to stay positive and what the…
23 Jul 2021 12 min

Substance Abuse Expert David Bayever on the #LeanOnMe campaign

As Real Talk advances through South Africa’s Youth Month, we recognized the old-age concern around substance abuse. In a country where an array of drugs is readily available to the masses, increasingly so for the youth, we spoke to a Substance Abuse Expert to unpack the how’s, why’s and what-to-do’s…
18 Jun 2021 17 min

Busi Selena talks GUFI's upcoming youth event

In commemoration of Youth Day on June 16th, the Gugulethu urban farming initiative (GUFI) is set to host 15 kids who will be taught how to grow crop from seed up. The organisation aims to use agriculture education to uplift communities and teach youth about sustainable farming. This weeks event…
18 Jun 2021 9 min

What does Islam say about music?

After Nike distanced itself from the “Satan Shoes” created in a collab by rapper Lil Nas X and MSCHF, the Real Talk team was surprised to see the amount of support the artist received online. The uproar however raised important questions around the influence music has on youth, particularly young…
2 Apr 2021 33 min

Sh Yusuf Gassiep on Dar Ahlil Quraan fundraiser

out. Like many other organisations that have been stifled by the pandemic, the Dar Ahlil Quraan institution in Ottery was exception. But given that the Quran is such a crucial part of a successful life- Real Talk hopes to highlight its latest fundraiser. The Dar Ahlil Quraan institution teaches Tahfith…
19 Mar 2021 8 min

Ahmed Kathrada Foundation's Busiswe Nkosi talks Anti-Racism Network SA

Colourism and racism once again became hot topics this week- and the timing was more appropriate than you think! Anti-Racism Week is commemorated annually between the 14th and 21st in the “Human Rights” Month of March. The year of 2021 carries the theme “Youth standing up against racism”, seeking to…
12 Mar 2021 8 min

Real Talk Team unpacks this weeks university student protests

As university student protests broke out across South Africa this week, Real Talk took to social media to ask whether or not students historical debt should be scrapped. It comes amid clashes with police in Cape Town, Johannesburg and the Free States students during violent demonstrations, where officers stand accused…
12 Mar 2021 17 min

Israfeel Burton & Robin Reid on F.U.N Football's expansion

Members of F.U.N Football tells the Real Talk Team about their latest expansion to the fashion industry. The pair explained that the organization uses soccer as a means of inspiration for youth at risk of being trapped by various socio-economic ills. It comes ahead of the upcoming launch of its…
19 Feb 2021 10 min

Founder of Athlone's 'The Homie heat & eat' Safiyah Pathan (18)

Cape Town teenager Safiyah Pathan joined the Real Talk team in studio to unpack her heat and eat business and what inspired her. The Athlone based business has home-made meals available at under R60, provides platters and does deliveries. Be sure to order a day in advance from the meat,…
19 Feb 2021 7 min

Muslim Youth Movement's Rashid Chopdat on FREE virtual workshop for youth

Project Manager Rashid Chopdat talks to Real Talk about the Muslim Youth Movement's 3-day virtual workshop programme for youth. The MYM is seeking to restore hope to unemployed youth by providing a platform to learn unique and necessary skills- for FREE. In the economic climate we find ourselves in? This…
19 Feb 2021 9 min

The Mountain Crew's Jihad Own on the #FillABagChallenge

Founder of the #FillABagChallenge Jihad Owen tells us about an exciting initiative seeking to encourage individuals to play their part in keeping our hiking trials clean. The Capetonian says although the response thus far has been unexpectedly positive, the group hopes to gain more traction. Owen kicked off the challenge…
12 Feb 2021 9 min
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