From PRI's The World, theworld.org: In South Africa, thousands of households in impoverished townships are headed by children. At age 17, Sive found himself the man of the house. In this video interview, watch Sive talk about his mother's illness, his responsibilities, and the importance of school.

Follow the series School Year: Learning, Poverty, and Success in a South African Township at theworld.org/schoolyear and with the Twitter hashtag #schoolyear.

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