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My Erfenis is in sy Moer

by Martin Labuschagne van links na regs(oog-)lopend het my voorsategestruikel, gestrompelop ‘n padvoorheen al deurgetrap, uitgetraptussendeur die aanklag van Eendrag Maak Magen ‘n lamsakkige landsvlagwas daar eens ‘n volksverlate enkeling,‘n onteïende ekself op ‘n openbare veiling:: as (ver)slaaf(de) verkoop,wat ‘n

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Three Poems by Phelelani Makhanya

The Soil A John Deere tractordrags an open trailer up the gravel road.Its pointed exhaust pipepuffing a smoke trail towards the sunset. Farm workers in the trailer,call the tractor; ‘iMamba eluhlaza’, the green Mamba.Ochre sunscreen smeared on their faces,iLala grass

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A Red-brown Dog Stands His Ground

by Frank Meintjies Even if you don’t like dogs, you would soon or eventually warm to Jack. With his distinctive colour, Jack stood out among neighbourhood dogs; his coat was reddish brown and the pupils of his eyes, though a

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by Deon-Simphiwe Rakaku The hinted sense of desolationhaunts The woundedness of facesone encountersweighs heavy on the heartsuch is crispness of a people charredby not having povertylives herein the streetmore viciouslythan in the cities what a bloody terrorist and bullythis damn

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Drama for Social Change

A Partnership Between the Botsotso Ensemble and the International Labour Research and Information Group (ILRIG)  Objectives To create dramatic and educational pieces that take as their main themes the key issues and concerns facing South Africa and global society in

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Botsotso is pleased to announce that it is now hosting administration of this trust.

The function of the trust is to negotiate terms of Permission and Rights under which Alan Paton’s work may be published, translated and/or used in any other manner, such as adaptation.

The literary managers are Warren Jeremy Rourke and Kharys Ateh Laue who are contactable at

All Permissions and Rights accrue directly to the Trust.

For further information please check under the menu item.