Three years after the first GROWING UP, the second programme returns to measure the children’s progress. Some things have changed for the better. Some haven’t changed at all. In South Africa, for instance, where President Mandela’s government has replaced the old National Party regime, baby Justin’s parents welcome the changes which mean everyone working together for a better country – and even feel relaxed enough to take a holiday. But in nearby Ciskei, where baby Vusumzi lives with her single mother Mavis, conditions are still very much how they were in 1992. And in northern California, a question mark still hangs over the future of baby Stephanie as the exploitation of the last remaining temperate forests continues apace.
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