South African Heroes – Lerato Machetela

Lerato Machetela is a clinical psychologist based in the old impoverished mining town of Jagersfontein. She assembled a group of 14 young men who call themselves Jagersfontein’s Diamonds in the Rough. Combining elements from psychology, education, and entertainment, Machetele has established a platform that grounds these young ones adrift in circumstances. By means of song and dance, these young ones have become grounded through creativity. Lerato also runs a literacy and photography project at the schools. 


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