Young mom writes a book on overcoming obstacles

A simple story of determination

Mpho Koka Journalist

It has been a tormenting journey for a 32-year-old author who has published a book to inspire township kids despite losing her mother at 12 to HIV/Aids and falling pregnant at 19.

Happy Simelane of Boksburg, on the East Rand, was herself born by a teenage mother, ironically at the age of 19. After her mother’s passing Simelane, whose father was absent in her life, was raised by her grandmother, who ran a shebeen in their home...

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