Soul City Series 12 debuts on SABC 1

Soul City Series 12 debuts on SABC 1

The trailblazing edutainment Soul City series is back on air. Showing on local screens from 20h30 this Tuesday (15 June 2014) on SABC 1, the series boasts the largest cast to date. Headed by two stalwarts of the Series, Florence Masebe as Clinic Manager Sis Noni and Lillian Dube as Sr Bettinna, Season 12 will also showcase a stellar cast of fresh, young talent, some of whom had never been seen on our screens before.
Soul City Series 12 debuts on SABC 1

The latest series deals with a diverse basket of issues that include:

  • Re-engineering primary health care
  • Maternal and infant care
  • Contraception
  • Surviving sexual assault, and
  • Financial literacy focussing on short term insurance

The series takes us  through the daily experiences of a team of Community Health Workers as the Soul City Clinic becomes one of several pilot sites for the roll-out of Primary Health Care Re-engineering.  On their rounds in the community, the Community Health Workers encounter funny, scary, tragic and often traumatic situations that require diplomatic responses, which they sometimes lack.

Meanwhile, the newly opened clinic – a follow-on from last season when the clinic burned down – presents a whole new set of challenges to the facility head, Sis Noni. The clinic is now equipped with a 24hr maternity unit, but a doctor who only comes in a few days a week. The new clinic is short-staffed despite its new state-of-the-art facilities. Together with the Maternity Head, Maureen, and the CHW Team Leader, Sr Bettina, Sis Noni must confront these challenges and battle through to the very top to have them sorted out.

Outside the clinic, the youth are re-inventing a safe and creative space for themselves. Spearheaded by Samkelo, Murakes and Mandla the youth start cleaning up and taking over the rundown old gym. They are soon joined by the spirited Sonto and her dance crew, who need a space for their rehearsals. In this space the young people discover community, democracy and creative responses to challenges at the clinic.

The Series also deals with some sensitive issues such as sexual assault/rape, teenage pregnancy, abortion and elderly neglect. The series showcases cutting edge technology as it depicts m-Health applications for Community Health Workers and pregnant moms. Soul City breaks new ground with this series while taking audiences into a real world of triumphs and challenges.

Catch Soul City Series 12 every Tuesday at 8:30pm, only on SABC 1.

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