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Rural schools beat the odds

Limited resources didn't stop a small rural community from excelling in science.

Not there, but close

An advocate of special-needs education wishes there was a special needs school in her rural village.

Tour of a veteran township

My first visit to Bela Bela (as Warmbaths is now called) was a hurried affair. I arrived in the afternoon and only glanced at the people strolling in the streets. Ten years later, on yet another trip to Warmbaths, and I have to admit that my feelings for the small dorpie were not infatuation but genuine love -- feelings that have propelled me back toward the town and into another bout of real passion.

Ancestors learn to live with organ donation

''A person must be buried in full with all his or her [insides]. That is why we even stay away from post-mortems,'' says Grace Mhawula, a member of the Traditional Healers Organisation. People who came back as ''cheeky spirits'' are the ones who did not leave this world with all their organs. But these traditional views are not unanimously shared.

Where the angels whisper

The apartheid system was inhumane, but some people have managed to dig very deep to find good in the dismantling of family structures.

Still no homes for flood victims

Disgruntled residents in greater Hazyview claim that disaster housing was allocated to either relatives or friends of ANC councillors.

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