Reggie Yates is back with another extreme series
This time he experiences poverty and privilege in post-Apartheid South Africa.
In Reggie Yates: Extreme South Africa, he looks at what life is like for all South Africans since Apartheid ended in 1994 and discovers a huge gap between the haves and the have nots.
In episode one: Reggie visits Coronation Park, a slum filled with poverty-stricken white families who live in shacks and tents with no electricity.
There, he meets many who believe that white people have become second class citizens in post-Apartheid South Africa.
In episode two: He spends a week in a hospital that is struggling to cope with the sheer number of victims of violent crime.
The doctors here deal with up to 100 stabbings and assaults on any given weekend, with 80% of admissions being under 25 year olds.
In episode three: Reggie meets the head of a Pentecostal ‘Megachurch’, the self-named Prophet Mboro.
Mboro has thousands of followers and has found a way to make millions of dollars out of their faith.
“There’s nothing like seeing a place for what it really is,” Reggie told Radio Times. “There’s the tourist experience and then there’s the experience of the people living there. We got as close to the experience of the people living there as we possibly could.”
Along the way, people warm to Reggie’s genuine and curious nature, sharing their stories with him, no holds barred.
“There’s been so much injustice here." Reggie says. "The anger is still so fresh”.
The full season of Reggie Yates: Extreme South Africa is available to stream right now!