Monday - Friday at 9am and 5pm
EKSÊ is a daily live edutainment programme produced by and for youth. The one-hour show covers a wide range of topics including sports, fashion, education, careers, health, sexuality, events, arts and entertainment.
Our aim is to create an edutainment explosion on air, by fusing education and entertainment. As one of the best youth shows in the country, EKSÊ was nominated for a SAFTAs award in 2023.
If you’re between the ages of 16 to 28 then this show aims to fulfill your information and entertainment needs. Catch EKSÊ Live from 5-6pm every weekday.
EKSÊ is an entertaining show but it’s not just about escapism – it’s a platform for young people to see their lives reflected on air and it provides them with knowledge for dealing with the problems that life throws their way.
SAFTAs 2023 Nominee
EKSÊ was selected as one of South Africa’s best youth shows at the 2023 South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs). The show’s producer, Tatum Ludolph, cut her teeth in television production at the SABC live shows, Afternoon Express and Expresso. She brought her skills to Cape Town TV to revitalize and improve EKSÊ, a task which she has excelled at in creating a vibrant, entertaining and educational youth show.
Meet the team
Lwandile Zulu has a degree in Acting for Camera from the City Varsity School of Media and Creative Arts.
Lwandile has been named ‘TV Presenter of the Year’ three times in a row at Cape Town TV and she was ‘Rising Star of the Year 2022’ in the VN Global Awards.
Her career in entertainment started with singing and dancing in church performances. “I realised I was good at it so I would always be in the lead in singing and church plays,” she says.
After her college studies she went into acting and was nominated for a Best Actor award at the Zabalaza Festival. She came to Cape Town TV as a guest presenter on EKSÊ and swiftly rose to being a permanent part of the team.
Lwandile’s bubbly personality brings a sparkle to the show where she tackles a variety of topics from the fitness segment to music, science and medicine.
TV presenter, producer and director by day, MC by night! Lauren Joffe is a passionate, adventurous and inquisitive creative. After winning an award for singing in the South African Championships of Performing Arts as a teenager, her eyes were opened to the world of Arts and entertainment.
Lauren relates that growing up in “a very mixed, loud, beautifully chaotic household”, led to three things – household jokes about the family having a “rainbow nation” loyalty card, the joy and purpose of telling stories through entertainment, and the importance of listening to lived experiences from people of different backgrounds.
She graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2016 with a degree in Drama, Film and Gender Studies. She placed as Cape Town’s Top 10 for the Presenter Search on 3 in 2020, South Africa’s Top 20 for the National Geographic Narrator competition, and a wide variety of other achievements and leadership roles.
Freedom and Creativity are important principles for Sibulele Tyali. This talented presenter loves music, fashion, humour and entertainment and he says his inspiration to these came from his family background.
“Being an entertainer has always been in my blood,” he says. “I started modelling in primary school and that is when I grew to love being in the spotlight.”
Sibulele and Cape Town TV found one another when he was interviewed on EKSÊ about a business hustle that he created with his sisters. As he explains, “In 2019, my sisters and I decided to sell braai Sandwiches as a way of hustling and we called it The Weekender Sandwich. The sandwich was so popular that it landed us an interview on EKSÊ.
“From that interview, Cape Town TV saw my potential as a presenter and when I went for auditions for a music show called Hype It Up! they liked what they saw and that is how I got in as a presenter on the channel.”
Mihlali Googoonyeka is an LLB Law student, TV Presenter, Event MC and humanitarian.
Mihlali has always been interested in media because of its power to educate people. “Being on TV enables me to engage with thousands of people. I can help people to share their stories as I believe in empowering them.”
For this deeply compassionate presenter, the idea of Ubuntu (which means “I am because you are”) is her guiding principle in life. “It comes back to the way I was brought up,” she says, “you don’t do life alone; it takes a community to raise a child.”
With her passion for helping others, Mihlali divides her time between her career in the entertainment sector with her studies in her final year at the University of the Western Cape. She aims to continue her career as a TV presenter and MC while she’s young, but later in life she intends to help people more directly through her legal career.