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A basement in Fordsburg

Late one afternoon, I was standing on a pavement in Fordsburg — right next door to the Planet Bioscope. I was minding my own business....

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The union fights back

Over six thousand workers climbed into the buses that day – that hot miserable day in November when Sasol fired their workers. The...

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The man who died for freedom

At the end of October every year, thousands of people from all over Namibia come together in the town of Gibeon. They come together to...

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Letters from our readers 1985 No 1

Dear Learn and Teach Will you please help us. We are working on a farm. Our problem is our wages. We have not been to school — but we...

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Working without a boss

There is nothing special about Brits — a hot and dusty little town near Pretoria. It is like most other towns in the Transvaal. When you...

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The dangers of teargas

DID TEARGAS KILL MAUDE NZUNGA? On the morning of the 3rd September last year, the police threw two teargas cannisters through the windows...

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Sloppy – the great escape

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The long walk

Joao Balewa Batista lives in Soweto today. But he was not born there. Joao was born in a far—away country called Angola. Why is Joao...