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Sloppy – the great snake robbery

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Thomas goes to a herbalist

“Thomas, Thomas, wake up,” said a deep voice. My eyes were very heavy when I tried to open them. Then I woke up. I saw my friends...

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A life of struggle

President Samora Machel was not in a hurry to get on the plane that was waiting to take him home from Zambia. He kept his friends and...

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A thousand ways to die

Last year the National Union of Mineworkers came to Learn and Teach. They asked us to help them. They wanted Learn and Teach to write a...

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The right to choose

This article is about contraception, or family planning. It is about all the different kinds of contraception, for both men and women. We...

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Letters from our readers 1986 No 7

Dear Learn and Teach Greetings to all the readers of Learn and Teach. I have a problem. I am chairman of a cultural committee. I want to...

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One day here, one day there

Mrs Violet Voyiya is a widow with two children. She lived in Nyanga Bush squatter camp, near Cape Town, with her family until May this...

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USWE – A school for domestic workers

Judas Mosothwane wrote this letter to his teacher. Judas was telling his teacher what he wants to learn in his lessons. Judas is a...

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In the Lions’ den

Remember the story of Daniel in the lion’s den? Daniel is not the only guy who can walk into the lions’ den and not get eaten for supper....

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Our love is not shaken

And when the wind whips the sky and the sword falls tearing flesh And horror touches the naked face Our love is not shaken This is the...

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Children of the night

Taelo is thirteen years old. He lived in Mofolo, Soweto with his mother and stepfather. Taelo’s stepfather used to beat him every day...