For 100 years Durban's non-profit McCord Hospital has been a beacon of hope for the poor. Now it has to rely on the state to survive.
The kidnapping of young girls ignores the 'niceties' of a cultural practice.
Mia Malan describes the arduous trek an Eastern Cape woman had to undertake to get medical attention for her sick grandson.
With the severe effects of the habit on the unborn child now widely known, why do pregnant mothers refuse to give up?