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When a woman’s work is not enough

Nokuzola goes to work with a heavy heart. Every night she has to clean ten dirty offices, one corridor and a cloakroom. She works from...

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The singing unions

When we think of trade unions, we think of people at work. We know that trade unions help people to look after themselves and to speak...

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Voices from Kliptown

1953 Professor Z.K. Matthews, one of the leaders of the ANC, went overseas. When he visited other countries, he was asked the same...

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Sloppy – pennies from heaven

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Letters from our readers 1985 No 4

Dear Learn and Teach I have a standard 9 boy living with me. This boy bought shoes from Pick a Pair in Tzaneen. His brother paid for the...

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When dogs go shopping

Am I dreaming? Here I am saying hello to a dog. The dog gives me his right front leg and we shake hands. “Meet Lucky,” says Jacob...

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The home of umqombothi

You will always find people at Mama Ndou’s place. They stay there until 9 o’clock in the evening, when Mama Ndou chases them home. And so...

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The dangers of liquor

You can get a sickness called Pellagra from Liquor. Liquor eats up the vitamins in your body – and your body need vitamins to be strong....

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The state of emergency

The police in South Africa have always had many powers. But on Saturday the 21st July, the State President gave the police even more...