Video: PhD student uses her research to transform Jagersfontein community


University of the Free State (UFS) Ph.D. candidate, Lerato Machetela, is using her research to transform the lives of 14 young men in the small rural town of Jagersfontein.

Diamonds in the Rough is a gumboots group which Machetela assembled in order to break the status quo, create safe communicative spaces and have an alternative lifestyle amid the severe poverty, high rate of substance abuse, alcoholism and violence for 14 young men in the mining town of Jagersfontein.

Moeketsi Mogotsi/Courant News