As the sunlight streams in from an open doorway, Menzi Ngidi's shadow is cast on the wall of his home in the Ixopo Hills. Menzi's father left the family many years ago and his mother died of Aids in 2002, leaving his elder sister Lungi to bring up their siblings on her own. With the help of Siyabona, a local NGO, Lungi has a study grant to attend As-Salaam College, 40km from her home. During the week she attends the college and shares a rented room with another student. While Lungi is away, Menzi must look after his family. Child-headed households such as this are becoming more common in South Africa, as the Aids epidemic continues to ravage the country.