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A night out with the winners

Learn and Teach got a letter the other day. The letter was from Sacos – the South African Council of Sport. They were inviting us to the...

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Sloppy – escape to victory

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Good times and bad times

Many people think that I am just a piece of rubbish because I work in the rubbish dump,” says maMotaung. “1 want people to hear my story....

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Letters from our readers 1985 No 6

Dear Learn and Teach Please help me. I am in my last year at school. But because of the trouble in the townships, there are no exams this...

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Snoring Thomas 1985 No 6

One afternoon after lunch, I was sitting on my chair at my desk. I was full after eating my ‘skaftin’. I felt like having a quick nap....

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The old man in the mountains

We travelled a long way to find Edwin Mofutsanyana — all the way to the mountains of Lesotho. When we got to his little house, a tall,...

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Learning after work

The bell rings. It’s five o’clock and it’s tjaile time at the Rolfes Factory in Elandsfontein. Some workers walk back to the hostel for a...

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What Cosatu believes in

"We the trade unions meeting here today, say to all that we want a united South Africa. We say no more apartheid, low wages, poverty and...

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A long and winding road leads to Cosatu

Unity is often like a frog,” said a worker. “Every time you think you have it in your hands, it jumps out.” This is very true. After four...

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The birth of Cosatu

Thousands of people came from all over South Africa. They came on bicycles. Others came in cars and taxis. Many came by bus and a few...

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A showdown in Western

It’s on a Thursday night, half past seven in Western Township, Johannesburg. The hall is full. A man is standing at the front talking....