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A letter to you

We send warm greetings and best wishes to all in these difficult times. We hope you are safe and healthy. We are sorry that the magazine...

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Rape – the crime against women

“A few months ago, I was on my way home to Soweto. When I got on the train, I saw a group of men standing together, in the corner. I did...

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The lonely life of a truck driver

Last year I wanted to go to Cape Town. I had no money so I decided to hitch a lift. I was standing on the road when a truck went past...

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A different kind of school

Sancta Maria is a primary school in Vanderbijl Park. Like all schools, Sancta Maria is quiet on Saturdays. But Sancta Maria is only...

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Letters from our readers 1986 No 5

Dear Learn and Teach I work at Murray and Roberts in Pretoria. My home is in Zeerust. In 1982 I bought a hi-fi set from Frasers...

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With no money and no jobs

“I used to work at K-Mart on the East Rand. But in 1983 they said they did not need me anymore. I have not had a job since then. I live...

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The Story of Ladysmith Black Mambazo

It is ten o’clock in the morning. Clermont, just outside Durban, is quiet. Most people have gone to work. But some people are singing...

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Awu! Mawu!

On the 12 June the government brought back the State of Emergency. The police detained thousands of people and thousands of others went...

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Thomas speaks to Abomantshingelani

Every morning I pass the man who looks after the building where I work. But most mornings I am still sleeping when I get to work. So I...

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Made in Soweto

Many people know about the big, beautiful cars made in Germany, America and Japan. But few people know about the beautiful cars made in...

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Workers who are bosses

On May 1 1985 the big Sarmcol BTR factory in Howick was dead quiet. Over 1000 workers stayed at home. They were very angry. The Sarmcol...

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The trench man

The sun is shining and it is very hot. The soil is dry. The grass is white. And there is not even a drop of water in the river. But a...

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Sloppy on the farm

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Workers of the world

BOLIVIA — THE UNFINISHED STRUGGLE This book is about the tin miners in Bolivia. Bolivia is a small country in South America. It is right...