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Save the Sharpeville Six

On Monday, the 3rd of September, 1984, the townships in the Vaal blew up. People were angry about the new, high rents the Lekoa Town...

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Mme Kuzwayo – mother of Soweto

If you live in Orlando West, Soweto, you are very lucky. There is always somewhere to go if you have a problem. And that is to the’House...

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Letters from our readers 1987 No 3

Dear Learn and Teach, Learn and Teach is my favourite magazine because you help workers to solve their problems. I want to help the...

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Railway workers say no!

On 24th October 1986, the South African Transport Services called Andrew Nedzamba, one of their drivers, into the City Deep offices. They...

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Oukasie yes, Letlhabile no!

Just outside Brits, near Pretoria, you will find Oukasie. The houses of Oukasie suit the name – they are old and rusty. But they are...

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Readers write 1987 No 3

A NEW CLUB IN BETHELEHEM We want people to join us in Bethelehem. We have some space and we want to make a park. We call ourselves the...

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Hambani kahle, maqabane

On 2nd April, people in Selcourt came together at the Catholic Church – like they did every week. They came together to learn to read and...

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Free the children – a letter from overseas

In most countries there are laws which say children cannot go to jail. In South Africa, the Child Care Act says that children under...

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An afternoon at the Good Hope

Last Monday I was very tired. I did not feel like working. So, at lunchtime, I told everyone at the office that I must go out. I wanted...

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A day in the life of Sloppy

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The struggle for a living wage

Most of you know the old slogan, “An injury to one is an injury to all!” Now there is another one to bury deep in your heart .”Unite and...

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Do yourself a favour

Don’t you hate people who stop smoking for a couple of weeks – and then go around telling the world how great and wonderful they are?...

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Who’s fooling who?

time Moroka Swallows are playing soccer, and you hear a great roar from the crowd, you will know one thing -‘Who’s Fooling Who’ Hlongwane...

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Sophiatown speaks

Last year I went to see a play called ‘Sophiatown’. Everyone was talking about it. The play was about how people lived in Sophiatown –...