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The best news of the year

It’s been a bad year so far. The government is on the attack like never before. In February they banned 17 organisations. They have...

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A day at the beach

There are not many things nicer in this life than lying on a warm beach with your eyes closed and listening to the sea whispering in your...

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A mother speaks

“I greet you with a broken heart.” This was how Cecilia Ngcobo began her story of how her children have been taken from her, by death and...

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Forward with the women’s struggle

They came, singing and clapping, from all over South Africa — and together they made history. It was the first time that the women of...

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The Delmas treason trial

The ‘Palace of Justice’ in Pretoria has a special place in the history of South Africa. It was in this building that Nelson Mandela and...

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Free Harry Gwala

A very sick old man is lying in a cold cell in Pietermaritzburg’s new prison. Doctors have told him and his family that there is nothing...

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Letters from readers 1988 No 3

Dear Learn and Teach, I am a girl of 19 doing standard 9. I would like to thank all the people and organisations who are fighting to save...

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Sloppy - Operation hat back

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The lion of the Lowveld

The people of Matsulu, a village next to the Kruger National Park, can sometimes hear the lions roaring at night — but do they know that...

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The Olympics of the oppressed

Later this year a flame will be lit in Seoul, South Korea. The flame will mark the beginning of the Olympic Games. It is a time when...

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Our kind of jazz

Who is the father of our kind of jazz? Why, Bra Zacks Nkosi, of course. He was the man who could make a saxophone talk. He did not have a...