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Leaders’ profiles

WALTER SISULU Sisulu was born in December 1912 in the Engcobo district in the Transkei Political involvement: He joined the ANC in 1940...

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Welcome home!

The Welcome Home rally on 29 October 1989 for the released ANC leaders was the biggest political gathering this country has ever seen. It...

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The forgotten workers

Once they were strong and healthy mineworkers, working in the belly of the earth. Today, many are in wheelchairs, the result of accidents...

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Letters from our readers 1989 No 5

Dear Learn and Teach, Please help me with my problem. Some white guys made me very angry on the 1st of July. I was busy working out which...

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‘Important dates’ competition

In Issue No.3 1989, Learn and Teach had a competition. It was called the “Important Dates Competition” and we invited readers to write...

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Walter Sisulu speaks

Sisulu welcomed us into his home in Orlando West with a big hug for each of us. He then led us into a bedroom and found us each a seat....

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Winds of defiance

End Separate Facilities! The People Shall Swim! Away with Bantustans! End Apartheid on the Buses! Away with Racist Elections! Away with...

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Sloppy has a dream

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A working life, cruel beyond belief

“This book is dedicated to the working people of South Africa, especially the migrant workers.” So begins the book “A Working Life, Cruel...

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Death on the border

Carlos Ndlalane, a Mozambican refugee, was shot dead by SADF soldiers as he crossed the border into Ka-Ngwane… Two months ago, Carlos...

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From Cape Town with love

COSATU’s Third National Congress in July was a good congress. Workers came out of the meeting united as never before. But it was hard...