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Current Affairs

Our City

Weekdays at 18:00

The third season of Our City, a live daily current affairs program airs every weekday evening from 18:00. Our City includes a daily news round-up of news that looks at important local stories, through the voices of those affected.

What differentiates Our City is a focus on solutions journalism: where we not only report on issues, but also engage with ordinary people.

TED Talks
Monday at 18:30


TED Talks shares the best ideas from the TED Conference with the world, for free: trusted voices and convention-braking mavericks, icons and geniuses, all giving the talk of their lives in 18 minutes.

Sarah Nourse: Simplify Your Life
Tuesday at 17:00


Sarah is a lifestyle blogger, her passions include: travel, personal finance and lifestyle design. She aims to inspire as well as provide practical advise.   


Aljazeera International News
Daily at Noon 12:00 & Evenings at 20:00 


At Al Jazeeraa the focus is on people and events that affect people's lives. Bringing topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story. 

Bob Marley: Come A long Way
Friday at 23:00


Based on footage shot in the early seventies, Esther Anderson takes us on a journey to Jamaica, to see and hear the young Bob Marley before he was famous.

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Cape Town TV is available free-to-air in Cape Town and across South Africa and Lesotho on DStv. The channel receives around three million views each month.

Homegrown Content

Ek Se

Monday to Wednesday at 16H00

Ek Se is a youth edutainment show primarily focusing on social issues affecting young people. 

The show also serves to celebrate young people who are excelling academically and provides them with interviews. The show has proved to be a success and is consistently engaging its loyal captive audience.

Albert Einstein: How I see the World

Monday at 21:00


Albert Einstein is considered one of the greatest scientific thinkers of all time. His theories on the nature of time and space profoundly affected the human conception of the physical world and set the foundation for many of the scientific advaances of the twentieth century.

Morning Functional Fitness
Wednesday at 09:30


Early morning functional fitness classes are a great way to become more active, increase strength, speed and stamina.

Open Studio
Mon-Wed-Fri at 17:00



Open Studio is a public affairs talk show covering the uplifted and positive interactions and solutions to concerns amoug the diverse populations of Cape Town.


Tune Into Cape Town


To tune your TV set to pick up CTV, use the remote control unit to open up the Menu of the set.

  1. Go to the Setup menu.
  2. Do a channel scan – the TV set will automatically scan all of the channels it receives. This will take a few minutes.
  3. When the channel scan is completed the set should display all of the channels available – you will then be able to switch between channels using the channel buttons on the remote control or on the set itself.
  4. If you still have problems picking up the channel, call Sentech on 021 525 3601 for assistance.
  5. The transmission is from Sentech's Tygerberg mast, so your outdoor aerial should point to Tygerberg mountain.
If you are a DSTV subscriber, tune in to channel 263. You'll find it on the Easy View, Access, Family, Compact, Extra & Premium packages.


The Plain Talks

 Wednesday at 19:00

The Plain Talks is aimed at heightening awareness around social issues affecting Mitchell's Plain and surrounding communities. While creating a platform for community members doing great work!

           Gospel Music


Don't miss Gospel Music from the community with Cape Gospel Vibes at 09:00 and Kaapse Gospel at 15:30 Sundays on Cape Town TV.

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CTV comes to viewers free of charge - but it costs millions of rands per year to run this non-profit, community channel. We need YOUR support to stay on air and provide you with great programming and good picture and sound quality.  

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