Date: May 1, 2012
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Name of story/ies: WAR AT HOME

Name/s of journalist/s: Lerato Moeketse

Name of publication: Sowetan

Date: 260312

Country: South Africa

Themes: Children

Skills: Perspective

Genre: News analysis

GEM classification: Subtle stereotypes

Description: Mballi Nkobese, 9, and her sister Khosi, are bright, loving girls – but there is fear in their eyes.
‘Our parents fight a lot and we fear they might split up’ the girls say. ‘They fight when we are in the house. They think we don’t know what’s going on, but we do.
Many children are exposed to violence at home and this has a profound impact on their lives, Mbali and Khosi are not alone.


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