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57 days in the life of Fanie Kuduka

Like so many children these days, Fanie Kuduka of Alexandra Township has tasted jail already. He was inside for 57 days last year—and he...

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Sloppy – the shop steward

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A crime against the workers

The buses stood empty, waiting to take the workers home. Each bus had a big sign on the windscreen: Lesotho, Transkei, Kwa-Zulu and so...

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Letters from our readers 1986 No 1

Dear Learn and Teach I am happy to hear that Learn and Teach helps people with their problems. But I will be happier if you can help me...

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Snoring Thomas can tell a book by its cover

One morning, on my to work, I bought a newspaper. Then I jumped on the train. I could not breathe because the train was so full. I tried...

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First on the list

“Gencor is an unholy company,” said one worker.” Not even a baboon can stick it there.” Many workers feel the same way about Gencor. Ask...

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A bloody new year in Moutse

A long time ago, Chief Mapoch of the Ndebele went to Moutse. He wanted to see Chief Mathebe of the Pedi. Chief Mapoch asked Chief Mathebe...

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The most beautiful song in the world

The hall was full like a tin of sardines. Inside the people were hot and stuffy. Some people were getting excited,— some were losing...

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A mother for many

Thandisizwe Mehlomakulu is play­ing on the floor. His mother, Zora Mehlomakulu, is sitting at her desk. The office around her is not very...