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A company called Springbok Patrols

On a hot day in Umtata in December 1982, a young man stood with his belongings next to a big truck. He was nervous. Gcinisiko Mthini was...

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A mother and a father

One evening back in 1963, policemen carrying guns went to the house of Elias and Caroline Motsoaledi in old Mzimhlophe. They took Elias...

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Sloppy – the surprise party

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The disease of love

Last Christmas was a special time for Manthabiseng. Her husband came home from the mines. It was special because he did not come the year...

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Dark times for nightwatchmen

by Mahlomola Skosana organiser of the Vukani Security Guards Union Thousands of contract workers work in the security industry in cities...

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Letters from our readers 1985 No 2

Dear Learn and Teach I have a problem. My problem is this. Last year in November, I lost my job. They said there was no more work. I...

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Blowing in the wind

They say that when the wind blows down there in Port Elizabeth, it really does blow. Men have to hold into their hats and women their...

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Swimming with Spencer

Ten years ago, a fat Iittle boy went to the Orlando Swimminq Pool In Soweto everyday. Everybody laughed at him. They called him Spencer...

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Agreement at Sasol

In the last two magazines we told you how 6,000 workers lost their jobs at Sasol. They were fired in November last year because they...

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Working women

“WORKING WOMEN” is a new book about women in South Africa. The women in the book tell us what they think about different things. Read...

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‘Ford, you robbed my Pa’

In a small house in the old mission town of Bethelsdorp near Port Elizabeth, lives a man who has worked for the Ford Motor Company for...

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Blowing in the wind

A few years ago, a young Eastern Cape boy started collecting empty tins of food. At first, nobody knew why he wanted them. What was he...