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A hunger for freedom

Few people are tough enough to go without food for 33 days. Only the strongest are ready to die of hunger for something they believe in....

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Letters from our readers 1988 No 1

Dear Learn and Teach, I am an ex-prisoner who has served three years in prison. On coming home I was deeply excited by the article in...

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A mother’s memories

Sicelo Dlomo’s mother has always wanted the best for her six children. Like all mothers, her greatest wish was to see them all grow up...

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The small claims court

Last year Simon Letseka, who comes from Garankua, was hired to do some building and plumbing work in Johannesburg. The man who hired him,...

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Make way for Nomsa!

There is a blue “Zola Budd’ taxi on the road with a sticker on the back that says, “Move over – Nomsa”. The sticker tells no lies – the...

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The man in the middle

When you win, you love him and call him a ‘clever’. When you lose, you hate him and call him a donkey. But win or lose, you know that...

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Long live the people’s market

The pavement is buzzing. It’s alive. A woman is frying mala mogodu on a dustbin lid. There’s an inyanga selling muti and an old granny is...

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Sloppy tries to raise some money

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The battle against the bottle

Do you drink to escape from your troubles and worries? Do you drink because you are shy with other people? Do you drink alone? Do you...

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Who killed Sicelo Dlomo?

When Sicelo Dlomo died last month, his name was added to a terrible and frightening list – a list of the enemies of apartheid who have...

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Goodbye to bad rubbish

Viva! The long, hard struggle against skin lightening creams is over! Just after Christmas last year, the Department of Health made a new...