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Saving Soweto – Seeing the light

St. John’s eye clinic is part of the massive Bara hospital and is the biggest eye hospital in the southern hemisphere. Many of Soweto’s poor utilise the services on offer here.

Saving Soweto – From Cradle to Grave

Three out of ten pregnant women in South Africa today have HIV/Aids.

The Maternity Unit at Sowetos Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital delivers about 70 babies a day, many born HIV positive and who come into the world with no say in their care or management of the disease.

Dangerous journey to escape from Zimbabwe


Desperate to escape the crisis in Zimbabwe, where almost a thousand have died from cholera, hundreds of Zimbabweans are crossing illegally into South Africa every day.

But the journey is dangerous. Armed bandits are roaming the border.

Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports from the border town of Musina in South Africa.