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“Comrade, have you heard the news!”

On 10 February 1990, President F W de Klerk told the world that Nelson Mandela was going to be released the next day. All over South...

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“I stand before you …”

Hundreds of thousands of people waited to see and be addressed by Comrade Nelson Mandela outside the City Hall in Cape Town on the day he...

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The strong arms of Grace Bopape

When Grace Bopape came into the Learn and Teach offices, she was wearing a pretty spotted dress and a big smile. Nobody could believe...

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Letters from our readers 1990 No 2

Dear Learn and Teach, I read Learn and Teach and find it very easy to understand. I think it is very important for people to read it and...

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Sloppy in boiling water (Part 2)

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The story of Kok Nam

Everybody in Mozambique knows this man. The children follow him every morning on his way to work with his camera hanging over his...

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The ghost of Delmas

The final chapter of the Delmas Treason trial — the longest political trial in the history of South Africa —came to an end in December...

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Johannesburg shoeshiners

I am the kind of person who never looks down … at my shoes. As a result I always forget to polish them in the morning. It never really...

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Preparing ourselves for freedom

A discussion paper by Comrade Albie Sachs — PART 2 Albie Sachs is a member of the ANC’s Department of Legal and Constitutional Affairs in...

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When the prison gates opened

At sixteen minutes past four on Sunday afternoon, the 11th February 1990 the prison gates opened for Comrade Nelson Mandela for the...

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Mandela: in his own words

Since his release. Nelson Mandela has spoken out on many issues. Here are some extracts from some of the speeches and interviews he has...

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Stop racist sport!

An Interview with Krish Naidoo, General Secretary of the National Sports Congress (NSC) In 1960, South Africa took part in the Olympic...

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WHAT a year this has been! Since president de Klerk’s speech on February 2, we have seen more political change in one year than in the...