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The voice of Oscar Mpetha

One day in June this year an old man walked out of the old prison in Cape Town. His feet hurt and he needed crutches to walk. Outside the...

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Mothers at work

THE FIGHT FOR A BETTER DEAL Most working women don’t have it easy. They work a long day. Then they go home and have a million things to...

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Letters from our readers 1983 No 6

Dear Learn and Teach I am a guy of 26 years of age. I worked at a coal mine in Witbank. I had an accident. Rocks fell on me. The first...

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Matchboxes for sale

THE GOOD NEWS AND THE BAD NEWS Last month the government decided to sell 500 thousand houses in the townships all over South Africa....

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A champion called ‘Schoolboy’

One evening in Cape Town 20 years ago, the great Enoch ‘Schoolboy’ Nhlapho fought a guy called Phillip ‘Kid’ Sibeko. In the eighth round,...

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Sloppy the Kgosana

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Fighting back without hate

The story of Thandie Klaasen In 1975 everything was going well for a singer called Thandie Klaasen. She was climbing up the ladder...

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Workers on the stage

In Durban some workers from a tyre factory had a hard time with their bosses. After they spent years and hours building their union, the...