The International Relations Department says there are about 782 South Africans incarcerated in foreign prisons as of the end of August this year.
Two of those were Thando Pendu and Nolubabalo Nobanda, who have since been released and are now back in South Africa. Both served time at a prison in Thailand.
SABC Special Assignment Producer and investigative journalist Hazel Friedman has done extensive research in this area, including travelling to Thailand and writing a book with chapters dedicated to Thando and Nolubabalo.
They are with us in studio, and Hazel Friedman joins us from our Sea Point Studios in Cape Town.
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