Soul City Series 2

Soul City Series 2 was broadcast in 1996 after the resounding success of the first series.

series2_1.jpgThe project was broadcast on SABC 1 television and on all 9 of the SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation) regional language radio stations stations (Umhlobo Wenene; Ligwalagwala; Lesedi; Thala Phala; Motswideng; Thobela Fm; Ukhozi Fm; Ikwekwezi).

The print material produced by the project was distributed through : The Cape Argus; Daily News; Echo; Ilanga; Sowetan; Daily Dispatch; Diamond Fields Advertiser; Evening Post; Pretoria News & The Star.

The second Soul City series is made up of:

  • A prime time television series – 13 half hour episodes
  • A daily radio drama – 60 fifteen minute episodes
  • Booklets – 3 full colour booklets
  • A advertising/publicity campaign which keeps people talking and thinking about Soul City

The series was funded by the Department of Health, the European Union, the Open Society Foundation for South Africa, UNICEF, UNAIDS and the Department of Land Affairs. Commerical sponsorship came from BP.

The second series of Soul City deals with the following issues:

  • HIV /AIDS in our Community
  • Tobacco
  • Tuberculosis
  • Land and Housing

Evaluation is an essential part of the Soul City IHDC strategy. It helps determine impact and is important for accountability to the public as well as to funders. Lessons learned are fed back into the development of the IHDC’s future projects. All Soul City projects are independently evaluated.

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