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Preparing ourselves for freedom

Throughout our country, and throughout the whole world, the winds of change are blowing strong. Many of our old ideas are being swept...

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“Teachers are humans too”

An interview with Curtis Nkondo. President of the National Education Union of South Africa (NEUSA) Since the beginning of March, our...

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From humble beginnings to a great leader

In 1929, a young bakery worker called Moses Kotane joined the Communist Party of South Africa. He rose to become the Party’s Secretary...

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Sloppy in hot water (Part 3)

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“Proud to be black like Mandela”

Worker Ishmael Ramothibe paid tribute to Nelson Mandela… and got fired! But his union, the National Union of Metalworkers (NUMSA) fought...

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The birth of a new nation

It is three minutes before midnight on the 20th March 1990 and the Windhoek stadium is packed. About 30 000 people have come to be part...

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Letters from our readers 1990 No 3

Dear Learn and Teach, I was born in 1965. Many years ago my father told me about a great hero. He said his name was Mr Nelson Mandela. I...

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Far away, but wide awake

The tiny village of Komaggas in Namaqualand is fighting to stop the giant ESKOM from building a nuclear powerstation on its doorstep…...

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Home away from home

The story of Cowley House For a long time, relatives of political prisoners on Robben Island prison had nowhere to stay when they went to...

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A brave son of the Vaal

Since October last year some political prisoners have been released from jail. But many more have been left behind. David Moisi is one of...