Woman (left) speaking anonymously to the BBC's Nomsa Maseko
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'I didn't know drinking would harm my child'

South Africa has the highest reported rate of babies born with foetal alcohol syndrome. Those born with the condition are often brain damaged and suffer developmental problems growing up.

The majority are from the Western Cape where poverty and unemployment, coupled with a culture of drinking, have led to the condition becoming so prevalent.

Nomsa Maseko reports.

  • 30 Aug 2016
  • From the section Africa
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