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Wales remembers former South African president Mandela

Nelson Mandela's funeral has taken place in his home town of Qunu.

Tributes were paid to the former South African president - among them Welsh MP and friend of Mandela Peter Hain MP.

He visited Wales in 1998 where he thanked nation for its part in the anti-apartheid struggle.

Kathryn Tresilian reports.

Read: South Africa says final farewell to Nelson Mandela

Cardiff Uni academic helps teenagers with HIV comic

The hard-hitting comics touch on experiences like being ostracised by your friends. Credit: Cardiff University

An academic at Cardiff University is using the unusual medium of the comic book to help teenagers in South Africa come to terms with HIV.

Dr Lisa El Refaie, in the university's School of English, Communication and Philosophy, got together with South African health education charity Whizzkids United (WKU) to organise a workshop where teenagers made their own comic strips highlighting their experiences of living with HIV.

"I suggested WKU might run workshops on how to draw comics, as a way to encourage the teenagers to explore and express their own experiences and feelings, and create educational messages relevant to other young people in their community," Dr El Refaie said.

"The results were remarkable, with the teenagers telling some extremely moving stories for the first time."

There are more than 5.5m people living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa - around 460,000 are children aged 0-14.

Click here to look through the comic book


Investigation underway following boat deaths

Brad Geyser, the joint operations commander for South Africa's National Sea Rescue Institute, tells ITV Wales of the dramatic rescue following the capsizing of a charter boat on a popular sight-seeing trip in South Africa.

64-year-old Peter Hyett from the Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales died along with a South African tour guide.


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