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Over the last six months we have seen political changes that were unthinkable a year ago. In October last year Comrade Walter Sisulu and...

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“Flower man” Baloyi

William Baloyi makes his living by selling flowers. Learn and Teach spoke to him at his stall in Norwood, Johannesburg… In 1941, a tall...

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Grenada – struggles of a distant land

The state of Grenada is made up of three small islands, Carriacou, Petit Martinique and the Grenadine island... The state of Grenada is...

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Letters from our readers 1990 No 7

Dear Learn and Teach, I was deeply moved by the story of Ishmael Ramotchibe that appeared in Learn and Teach no3.1990, "Black like...

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Tomorrow is built today

A review of a book by Andrew Nyathi with John Hoffman, published by Anvil Press, Harare, Zimbabwe, 1990. ANDREW NYATHI has written a book...

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Another kind of love

About one in every ten people in South Africa is gay. In other words, three and a half million South Africans prefer to make love with...

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Welcome home Oliver Tambo!

In March 1960, the African National Congress (ANC) realised that it was going to be banned. It decided immediately to send its...

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The forest of the Rain Queen

Learn and Teach visits the Modjadji Cycad Forest in the Northern Transvaal Not so many years ago, South Africa was a very different...

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Privatisation the debate

Over the past few months there has been a fierce debate about what kind of economic policy South Africa should follow. At the heart of...

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A brutal harvest – violence against farmworkers

Learn and Teach reviews a shocking report about the way farmers treat their workers…. For thirty years, Mr Jacob Maseko and his family...

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Sparks sparkles on

It’s nearly midnight on a Thursday evening in Hillbrow, Johannesburg. Under the light of the moon and the street lamps, a small crowd is...

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Sloppy becomes a boxer

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Organising the unorganised

An advice centre in Pretoria is doing its best to help workers with their labour problems... I have always wondered what was happening...