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The people’s poet

A tall thin man comes onto the stage. Shy. He moves his big eyes from one corner to the other. He raises his hands and begins to speak....

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A tribute to Dr Abu-baker Asvat

A great man is dead. Murdered. Shot dead in cold blood. His name was Dr Abu-Baker Asvat — and his death has left a great pain and sadness...

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Farewell my friend

After a rough day at the office, and knowing that you will be in deep trouble back home because you left your dirty socks on the kitchen...

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Sloppy - Who saves the lifesaver's life?

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An example to us all

The hills around the villages of Mafefe in the northern Transvaal look like lions, sleeping under the hot African sun. Their backs are...

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The singing guerilla

T racy Chapman, Sting, Bruce Springsteen…. These are big names in the music world. Those lucky people who saw them at the ‘Human Rights...

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The good and the just

Most people go home in the evening and try to forget their work. The women who work at the Black Sash Advice Office would like to forget...

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A woman at war

Special people are born on Christmas Day — like Thandi Modise. She has carried the cross for her people. She has suffered so that they...

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The loved ones who are left behind

Everybody remembers the leaders of the people who have been behind bars for many years now – like Mandela, Sisulu, Kathrada, Mlangeni,...

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Letters from our readers 1989 No 1

Dear Learn and Teach I am a reader of your magazine. I even sell it. My problem is that I am at school in Oukasie and I have no money. My...