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A day in the life of SADWU

There’s a story of a hungry jackal and two fowls. The jackal went to the village to find some fowls for lunch. The fowls saw the jackal,...

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Letters from our readers 1988 No 6

Dear Learn and Teach, Please tell me how to help my comrades who are being badly treated by their bosses. One of my comrades worked on a...

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The man and his vision

Soon after Mikhail Gorbachev became the leader of the Soviet Union in March 1985, he did what all new leaders of that country do. He went...

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History in a bottle

You can find history anywhere — even in a bottle! The history of liquor in South Africa is sometimes sweet, sometimes dry, but mostly...

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The scars of struggle

Chief Matsiketsane Mashile still has scars on his back from the whipping he got 30 years ago in the Barberton prison. In 1957 the chief...

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The making of a champion

Phumzile “Sweetboy” Madikane may not yet be a household name — but give him another year or two and he could become one of the greats of...

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Ashley’s story

Ashley Forbes. The name is painted on the walls of Wynberg in Cape Town where he grew up. His name is on the lips of his friends and...

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Venda on the boil

On the 5th of August this year, students from the University of Venda marched to the government buildings. They were protesting against...

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Sloppy - Digging for trouble