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Monako Dibetle

Monako Dibetle

    Dispatches: 'I greet you with the hand of life'
    Dispatches: 'I greet you with the hand of life'
    Several dilapidated mud houses dot the vast and dry mealie fields in Makokskraal as farm children chase after a ball made of rolled-up plastic bags...
    Dispatches: With you I know I cannot go wrong
    Dispatches: With you I know I cannot go wrong
    I am guessing Mr Mogopodi is about 60 years old. I never seem to get the opportunity to ask his real age or his first name. I only know him as Mr...
    Boipatong: Ghosts of a massacre
    Boipatong: Ghosts of a massacre
    It was the evening of June 17 1992 when hundreds of Zulu men armed with assault rifles, pistols, spears, sticks and machetes waited outside...
    But I live in Kagiso
    But I live in Kagiso
    Each morning at 5:30 the mullah in Azaadville faces Mecca to call the faithful to prayer. But to most residents of nearby Kagiso, the predominately...
    Dancing on his grave
    Dancing on his grave
    In Tshing, a decaying township outside Ventersdorp, a Soweto football derby encounter generates more excitement than the news of Eugene Terre'Blanche's demise....
    'Through Feni I examine myself'
    'Through Feni I examine myself'
    When Professor Pitika Ntuli -- intellectual, cultural activist, artist and art collector -- emerges from behind the creaking green electric gates...
    Sharpeville is still bleeding
    Sharpeville is still bleeding
    The muddy road leading to the Makiti household at 1 844 Mofolo Avenue, Sharpeville, was thick with journalists this week.
    Du Pré says farewell
    Du Pré says farewell
    Durban University of Technology (DUT) is without a leader again following the resignation of vice-chancellor and principal Roy du Pré earlier this...
    'Bullies' called to account
    'Bullies' called to account
    The sudden relocation of more than 150 farm-school children 120km from their homes and families a year ago remains unresolved between the parents...
    'NGO uses donor funds to fight legal battles'
    'NGO uses donor funds to fight legal battles'
    About R1,5-million in donor funds intended to benefit poor and marginalised adults has been spent on legal costs in an unresolved dispute racking a...
    Anger at 'big daddy' Zuma grows
    Anger at 'big daddy' Zuma grows
    Has President Jacob Zuma finally overstepped the morality mark?
    FET sector is the class dunce
    FET sector is the class dunce
    Dismal pass rates were recorded in the further education and training (FET) colleges sector last year, with the lowest rates achieved in maths and...