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Simba workers show the way

The bosses of the Simba Ouix factory are proud of their products. They put a big proud lion on all the packets of chips that they make....

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The muscle of unity

For two days in November, most factories and firms in the big cities of the Transvaal were empty and silent. The workers were showing...

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Sharing a beer with a hot potato

He sat there with a cigarette hanging from one of the gaps in his teeth. He had a glass in his hand and his little son on his knee. It...

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Letters from our readers 1984 No 6

Dear Learn and Teach I want you to help me. I am an artist. I paint pictures of people and the land. That is my talent. I have passed...

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The day 6500 workers lost their jobs

A BLACK CHRISTMAS At about 12 o’clock on the morning of the 6th November, a trade union got a phone call. The phone call did not last...

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“I don’t cough, I cry”

Nkalegeng Kaizer Mamailana lives in the village of Mmafefe – beneath the old Darlton Asbestos mine. He was a young man when he worked at...

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Sloppy – the birthday party

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Death in the air

The Olifants River flows gently through the green valleys of the Strydpoort mountains. Thousands of people live in villages on the river...

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A small town in the Karoo

“We are the burnt out stompies of South Africa. When we are healthy and strong, we are in great demand. But we all get old and ill before...