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The end of skin lighteners?

At long last the Health Department is thinking of banning skin lightening creams. On 22 May the Health Department printed a copy of a new...

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A giant is born

Moses Mayekiso has not had much reason to smile for more than a year. He was detained by police as he walked off an aeroplane at Jan...

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Letters from our readers 1987 No 4

Dear Learn and Teach We have just started our own youth con­gress, right under the state of emergency. We have only nine members and we...

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Will the court understand me as I am?

Does the name Thembinkosi Mzukwa mean anything to you? If it does not, do not feel bad. He is not a famous person. He is an ordinary...

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Victory is certain

When COSAS was banned in 1985, the youth of South Africa were left with­out an organisation that they could call their own. Now, with the...

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The rich history of struggle

Thirty years ago, Jack Mantzaris lived in the slumyards of Denver on the east side of Johannesburg. He remembers how he used to sing and...

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Son of a priest, father of a church

On the 1 July “Oom” Beyers Naude took a hard earned rest – and a new man took over as general secretary of the South African Council of...

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A great workers’ victory

When 16 000 railway workers were fired on 13 March, many people said the workers would never get their jobs back. They thought that ...

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Think once, think twice

If you think that Johannesburg is a city with a heart of gold, you have not met the jackals who dress in peoples’ clothes and who live...

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A warm spirit in a cold basement

Right in the centre of Johannesburg stands the Carlton Centre. It is a grey, tall building with more than 50 floors. The building is...

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A man called ‘Hoss’

“Hosea Tjale is running nice and easy. He has nearly a five minute lead and only 16 kilometres to go …. I don’t think anybody will catch...

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Sloppy - the bean story