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The work and dreams of Austin Hleza

In a big farm shed in the quiet countryside of Swaziland, we found a big truck parked on a small, wooden table. A truck on a table?...

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Letters from our readers 1985 No 3

Dear Learn and Teach I am sending a short poem about Wilson “King Force” Silgee who died earlier this year. I hope you find a space in...

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A green valley in a black spot

Sebe’s Bad Dream The people of Mgwali tell a story about Lennox Sebe – the president of the Ciskei. They say he had a dream last year. It...

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A proud day for workers

“An injury to one is an injury to all”, is the cry of the workers from all over the world. And this cry is heard loud and clear on the...

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Under the dirty overalls

Are you one of those people who laugh at the men who carry coal in the townships? Or do you just turn your back and call them ‘vuilpop’?...

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A letter to a friend in jail

Dear Lazzie I do not have enough words to tell you how much I miss you. When I first heard that you were detained by the security police,...

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A play by the women of Driefontein

Since the middle of the 1970’s, the government has tried to move the people of Driefontein and KwaNgema in the eastern Transvaal. The...

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Sloppy goes to the Rand show

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Death in the Eastern Cape

On the 21 st March, a group of people made their way down Maduna Avenue in the township of Langa in Uitenhage. They were on their way to...