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Acid attacks: ‘I didn’t have the money to buy justice, but I had brains to go on'

In the wake of acid attacks, victims — often women — can feel hopeless. Now, women around the world are fighting back.


​Thandi Klaasen: Defying tragedy to do it her way

Percy Mabandu

From being a starlet in Sophiatown through to a disfiguring assault, Thandi Klaasen’s capacity for resilience meant she just kept on singing.


'Why me?' asks Cape acid attack victim

Glynnis Underhill

A 23-year-old woman from Zimbabwe is facing an uncertain future following an acid attack in Cape Town this week.