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The new face of Apartheid

“I saw a group of people coming to my house. They were armed with pangas, kieries and shovels. When they got near the house, they said...

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South Africa’s biggest killer

Tuberculosis, or TB, as people say, is a very dangerous sickness. Ten people die from TB every day in South Africa. And no-one knows how...

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A black belt for Grace

Grace Snoek is a domestic worker. She lives and works in a block of flats in Killarney, Johannesburg. During the day you will find Grace...

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The general of Cradock

Last year people from all over South Africa went to Cradock, a small town, far away in the Little Karoo. They went to the funeral of UDF...

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A letter from Rooigrond

Dear Learn and Teach I live and work in Rooigrond near Mafikeng. I want other people in our country to know of our struggle for the land...

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The worker poets

“Awe Comrade! Awe Comrade! Ngake ngahamba Nokuhamba Comrade — Two Sheleni Ngafika ezintabeni zomhlaba — two Sheleni Ngahlangana nama...

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Thomas speaks to a friend

Some months ago, I was sitting at my desk, looking at the mess. There were papers everywhere. I heard someone greet me. When I looked up,...

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Letters from our readers 1986 No 3

Dear Learn and Teach My name is Simon. I want to save my money. But I have a problem. I went to one of the building societies to open an...

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A big meeting at Athlone

One Thursday evening, early in April, 1986 about forty people met at Park Station in Johannesburg. They were on their way to Cape Town to...

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1886 to 1986 – 100 Years of May Day

On the first day of May 1886, the factories in America were quiet. But the streets were full of noise – the noise of the workers singing....

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Sloppy and May Day

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The parrot’s egg

This book is all about the Transkei. It tells us what it is like to be a woman all alone at home. It tells us about what it is like to be...