Growing up behind bars can be traumatic, but some prisons work hard to improve conditions for the children of women inmates.
No matter how much effort goes into painting them, Mickey Mouse and Timothy Traddle will always look out of place on the walls of a prison.
May 2012: Dominique Roberts talks with gilrs in the Kayamandi township - "Thandeka is age 19. She lives in a three-roomed shack with her mother, grandmother, four step-siblings and her toddler..."
May 2012: By Koketso Moeti - "Speaking to girls who had attended school, it seems that the ugly head of poverty once again affects girls' ability to complete school..."
March 2012: By Koketso Moeti - "Until the day that women are able to walk fearlessly through the nation’s streets, no one can truly say that they are free. A woman's dress code should never be taken as an invitation to rape, molest, or violate her in any way..."
South Africa’s high child mortality rates have forced the government to rethink its policy on infant feeding and move to discontinue the free provision of formula milk at hospitals and clinics, as well as promote an exclusive breastfeeding strategy for all mothers, including those living with HIV.