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Save the Upington 14

Welcome to Paballelo, says a brand-new sign as you drive into Upington’s black township. The main road is tarred, and at night, street...

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Letters from our readers 1989 No 3

Dear Learn and Teach, In your February/March magazine, you wrote a story about the poet, Mzwakhe Mbuli. I heard that this poet has...

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Prisoners in their own homes

As the doors of South Africa’s prisons open to release the detainees, other doors bang shut. Most detainees — and many others who are...

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Sloppy - A fool and his money ...

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An unbroken spirit

The receptionist at the South African Council of Churches (SACC) put down the telephone and greeted us with a smile: “Yebo bantwana bam’i...

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For our children’s children

If you drive into Soweto on a winter evening, you may not be able to see your way — the air is thick with the smoke of coal fires. The...

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Home sweet home!

On April 24, after spending more than two and a half years in prison and sitting through an 18 month trial, Moses Mayekiso, his brother,...

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“Hands off Turfloop”

There are not many universities in the world like Turfloop. While students in many universities study in peace and freedom, the students...

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Scoring a goal for women

A manager of a great British soccer club once said: “A soccer match isn’t a matter of life or death… it’s much more than that!” That’s...

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A dry white season

Water, water, everywhere — but only for the white Transvaal town of Balfour. But, only two kilometres away in Siyathemba, there was not a...