Reggie’s Extreme South Africa
Reggie gets up close and personal with three very different communities in contemporary Africa in this new series for BBC Three.
In 2011, Reggie spent time in the slums of Kibera in Kenya for Comic Relief. Now, for seven challenging days, he’ll live and work within three very different and extreme worlds, all of which represent a surprising face of today’s Africa. What will he discover about the extremes of this misunderstood continent in the 21st century?
Reggie will be living exactly the same lives as his hosts, who range from a deprived community of White Afrikaans, who live in a South-African shanty town without electricity or hot water, to Africa’s biggest hospital, where gunshot wounds are the biggest killer of young men, to the wealthiest churches on the continent, who worship bling as much as the Bible. He’ll spend a week in each community, following their daily routines and working their jobs alongside them, to explore the unexpected issues facing his generation in Africa right now.
Reggie Yates: Extreme South Africa will air on BBC3 later this year.