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The big clampdown

The 24th February 1988 will always be remembered as the day the government turned its back on peace. On that day the government...

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Bra Kortboy van Kofifi

“Death row is not a nice place. It is cold and brings fear to the human heart. The four and a half months I sat in Pretoria’s death cells...

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The fruits of apartheid

I will never wear my khaki suit to Pietermaritzburg again. I learned this lesson on my first day there. We asked a young man in Mbali...

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Sloppy at the airport

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A dark day for the nation

When you get a message that you don’t like, you can do one of two things. You can open your heart and listen — or you can kill the...

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Bend the bars

From June 1986 to June 1987, during the first year of the state of emergency, there were at least 3050 women in detention. Over one third...

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Letters from readers 1988 No 2

Dear Learn and Teach, I love your magazine so much. I hope you will help me with my problem. I am the mother of two children. The trouble...

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I refuse to serve in the SADF

On Thursday, the 3rd March this year, a doctor from Cape Town was sentenced to 630 days in jail. His crime was refusing to serve in the...

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A tribute to Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe

T en years have passed since the death of Robert Sobukwe, the first president of the Pan African Congress (PAC). Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe...

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From Lesotho with love

The dirt roads in the mountains of Lesotho are always busy on a Sunday afternoon. Outside every village small groups of men wait for the...