In Khayelitsha, police are often accused of not doing their job. Citizens say they are forced to take justice into their own hands. Alleged criminals are often put to death by mobs, in full view of children.
The best way out of poverty for students in urban South Africa is to get an education. One school in the bustling city of Cape Town has developed a system that's generated graduation rates of virtually 100 percent. But it's been tough. And it's getting tougher.
South African tribes have long had traditions with respect to circumcising their men -- typically happening around their 18th birthday. And while more organizations are criticizing the timing and methodology, if not the practice entirely, the tribal groups hold firm to their customs.
We have created a new Twitter account — @PRISchoolYear — and are handing over the keys to teachers around the world. Every week or so, a new teacher will share a bit about what things are like in his or her classroom.