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Sloppy, the “soccer star”

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Three days that shook the nation

The hall in Tembisa was full. The union members were angry — very angry. The government was talking about bringing in a new law to smash...

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Renamo

Who created the monster and who is behind it? The year was 1975. The bush war in Mozambique was over. There were shouts of “Viva...

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Who took this picture?

It was a cold winter morning in Soweto. The time was 10:15. The date was June 16, 1976. Sam Nzima, a 42-year old photographer with The...

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Happy birthday, Nelson Mandela!

“I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities....

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The struggle for socialism in Tanzania

Tanzania is a poor country. But it is trying to give its people a rich future, which everyone can share. This is a socialist future — but...

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Running from Renamo

Right on the border between South Africa and Mozambique, just outside the one-horse town of Komatipoort, is a dry and dusty village...

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The two-fisted granny

How many grannies do you know who are boxing fans? None? Then you have not met Granny Alice from Diepkloof, Soweto. Granny Alice Sontonga...

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The two faces of Willie van Niekerk

It was too good to be true! After a long, hard battle by consumer organisations, women’s groups and doctors, the Health Department banned...

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A rising star

You have heard of famous singers like Miriam Makeba, Brenda Fassie, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Letta Mbuli and Margaret Singana — but have you...

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Letters from our readers 1988 No 4

Dear Learn and Teach, I was really happy to win the book by Miriam Makeba in your competition. It made me feel special to be one of the...

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Sloppy the "Soccer Star"