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Hamba kahle Comrade Mackson

Mackson Tshikambu is dead!”. When I heard these words, I stopped for a moment. He was a man I knew. I felt a loss. Mackson Tshikambu. I...

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Who gets rich in Bophuthatswana?

For many companies Bophuthatswana is like a pot of honey. They fly there for the easy money. But for the workers in Bophuthatswana, life...

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Breaking the silence

Mary wears glasses — but they are badly broken. Her one leg has a very strange shape, and she limps. The leg has scars from beatings. Who...

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Looking back, marching forward

They came from all walks of life to the festival in the Flower Hall at Wits University, to celebrate National Women’s Day. Amanda Kwadi...

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Building on the Freedom Charter

The Freedom Charter was born at the Congress of the People in Kliptown on 26 June 1955. People came from all over the country to share...

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The swinging ‘Toppies’ from Sharpeville

The people in the hall looked at the nine well-dressed madalas on the stage. They could not believe their eyes. What were these ou...

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The power of an empty hand

Solly Said has walked the hard road of karate for 21 years. He has found the real power of karate not in his punch, but in his spirit....

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Sloppy in good spirits

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Tutu – voice of the voiceless

Archbishop Desmond Tutu loves to tell jokes — like the one about the time when he and P.W. Botha came together for a meeting. They didn’t...

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The struggle for the truth

A small shop in a dusty road in Bridgeton, near Oudtshoorn, is the home of a brave newspaper — Saamstaan. Since Saamstaan was started...

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Letters from readers 1988 No 5

Dear Learn and Teach, Thank you for a very touching report on the celebration of Nelson Mandela’s birthday at Wembley Stadium. Your...