Mandela Month: inmates renovate homes

The month of July means it is Mandela Month in South Africa. In tribute to the former leader, everyone is urged to help uplift people who are less fortunate than themselves. In Cape Town, prison inmates have started to restore homes and build houses.

Beading and computer programming a way out of prison

Brothers for All uses former offenders to raise funds and teach computer coding to prisoners. Cash for the initiative is raised through making bead jewellery, which is then poured into programming classes at prisons in Western Cape.

Study time for South Africa’s inmates

Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has called on South Africa's 243 correctional centres to encourage inmates to participate in educational and skills programmes at the start of the 2014 academic year.

A visit to Robben Island

Graves litter Robben Island, among them a cemetery for lepers who were once banished here to die. Photos: Lorraine Kearney   T159 – the isolated block...