South Africa: Kwanda Reality TV Series Set to Change Communities


A new, fresh and exciting TV series, the Kwanda Reality show, is set to entertain and inspire people to make a difference in their communities. Aired on SABC1 every Wednesday at 9pm, the Kwanda Reality TV series is the first community make-over show which helps to address some of the biggest challenges facing communities.

Kwanda, which means wealth and growth, will assist government to deal effectively with the scourge of poverty in the hard-hit rural areas of the country. A few months ago, volunteer teams were recruited across five provinces - namely the Eastern Cape (Pefferville), KwaZulu-Natal (Umthwalume), Mpumalanga (Tjakastaad), Limpopo (Lephephane) and in the Free State (Kwakwatsi).Since then, they have been trained to organise themselves and were filmed as they worked together in their communities.

The Kwanda teams have been helping orphans by reducing alcohol abuse and alcohol related violence, generating income, creating jobs and reducing new HIV and AIDS infections.

The series, which tracks their journey and support given to the communities, provide ideas for action, as well as relevant contact information to help people in their communities. The project is a partnership between the Department of Social Development and the Soul City Institute.