Jacob Boersema is a freelance journalist and a PhD student in Development Studies at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research at the University of Amsterdam. His PhD is on white Afrikaner identity in post apartheid South Africa. He holds Master degrees in History from the University of Amsterdam and Geography from Utrecht University.
You can leave it to South Africans to combine popular media trends with long-term development needs – and make it a success. Last year, the first reality makeover TV show on community development, Kwanda, drew over two million viewers. Five groups...read more