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Pensions – getting money when you are old

WHAT IS A PENSION? A pension is money that you get when you are old and no longer work. Most people get pensions from the government. We...

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The time of the comrades

When Themba Nkosi first picked up a camera, he did not know which way to point it. But now, seven years later, Themba has put together a...

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Who looks after the children?

Every day thousands and thousands of mothers leave the townships to go to work. Many of them leave small children behind. Who looks after...

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The O.K. Strike – a long and hard struggle

On the 18th December, last year, 11 000 workers all around the country left the O.K. Bazaars branches where they worked. They did not go...

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Sloppy – the braai surprise

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Saint Olivers – the people’s church

In 1982 people from South Africa’s newest homeland, KwaNdebele, went to see the Catholic Archbishop in Pretoria. They told him that there...

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A place of colour

Katlehong, like many townships, is a grey place. Most of the houses are grey. And often there is a cloud of grey smoke in the air above...

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Stories from our readers 1987 No 2

WHO IS BETTER THAN WHO? Hey, comrades, I once read about a reverend who said, “Whites are better than blacks.” But God is the creator....

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The Lion of the East

When “Oom” Gert Sibande died in Swaziland in January at the age of 86, South Africa lost somebody who was very special. Gert Sibande was...

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Sharpeville -township with a history

The name, Sharpeville, is known all over the world. And every year, on 21st March, people remember Sharpeville. They remember the 69...

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Letters from our readers 1987 No 2

Dear Learn and Teach, I work as a labourer for a building firm. In November last year I was hurt at work. A pipe fell on my foot and it...

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Monk’s Kitchen

There is a house in Zone 4 Diepkloof, that is the busiest house in Soweto. Any time you pass this house, you will see people sitting...