The education system needs an urgent re-think to give children from disadvantaged backgrounds a better chance in life.
Childhood adversity doesn't just affect our choices – according to new research, it also weakens the body's fundamental ability to stay healthy in old age.
Attacks can have a serious impact on mental health – and contribute to a disturbing negative cycle.
The reasons are complex and varied.
South Africa has made remarkable progress in redressing its historically and mainly race based deprivations but a lot still needs to be done.