Nomasonto Mnisi, pictured with her children
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Africans 'using more skin whiteners'

1 January 2013 Last updated at 11:52 GMT

An increasing number of Africans are using harmful creams to bleach their skin despite the many dangers associated with the products, dermatologists say.

Researchers in South Africa now estimate that one in every three women uses skin whiteners - some legal and others illegal.

Olane Gwala reports from Johannesburg.