Letters from our readers

Dear Learn and Teach
I worked at a wool and textile factory for 25 years. One day the foreman told me to kick some workers. I refused and the factory fired me. They did not give me a testimonial letter. And when I tried to get U.I.F. money, the Department of Manpower sent me away. What can I do?
Abel Tshwala

Thanks for the letter Abel. Please write to the Industrial Aid Society. They will try help you. Their address is: Industrial Aid Society, P.O. Box 261119 EXCOM, 2023 -editor

Dear Learn and Teach
I found out about your magazine a few months ago. I like the magazine. Can I get a set of all the old magazines?
I am also a member of the United Women’s Organization (UWO). Can we sell your magazine? Once again, congratulations for the magazine.
A.H. Gagioano

Thank you for the letter. Yes, we do sell old magazines. We have printed 10 magazines so far. Send us R2.00 and we will send you a set of magazines. Or send us 20 cents for each magazine you want. Yes, we really do want organizations to sell the magazine. If organizations sell the magazine, the organizations get 10 cents for every magazine they sell. -editor

Dear Learn and Teach
I enjoy your magazine. I buy it every month.
I am worried about Sloppy’s lover Lizzie. Lizzie is too old for Sloppy. He must forget about Lizzie. He must take me instead of Lizzie.
Please ask Sloppy to send me his real photo and his address. I am a lonely doll. I am looking for a handsome guy with a long nose like Sloppy.
I don’t mind when Sloppy is funny. But he must leave that ugogo Lizzie. If he comes to visit me, I will kill all the dogs at home. I know he is scared of dogs. I will make Sloppy satisfied.

We’ve got bad news for you Joyce. Read what happens to Sloppy this month. Hope the news doesn’t break your heart. -editor

Dear Learn and Teach
Can you please write stories on Hire Purchase (HP) and how to get a car licence. If you write these stories, you will make me very happy.
S. Ngoma Cala

Thank you for the letter. We will try do these stories soon. -editor

Dear Learn and Teach
I read Learn and Teach No.4, 1982. I have seen nothing better in simple English. The stories are beautiful, moving and clearly written. All the photographs are excellent. Well done.
Dorothea Russell
Cape Town

Dear Learn and Teach
I passed standard five. Now I want to do standard six. Tell me where I can study?
Kiewiet Khoantle

Thanks for the letter. You can study at a correspondence college. You can find a list of colleges in the Yellow Pages telephone book. If you need money to study, you can try get a bursary. If you need a bursary, write to. The Bursary Officer, SAIRR, P.(). Box 97 JOHANNESBURG, 2000 -editor

Dear Learn and Teach
Thank you for the story on Hugh Masekela. The whole family enjoyed reading about this great musician. And thank you for the list of worker organizations! Such a list can only help the workers in this country.
L. Maluleka

Dear Learn and Teach
I like your magazine very much. The magazine helps me a lot. I like the stories.
Simon Ntombela

Dear Learn and Teach
I have read Learn and Teach. Now I have found a friend to share my problems. I like the name of the magazine, ‘Learn and Teach’.
I write musical plays. I wish to publish them. My first play is called ‘Who is my Brother’.
I need advice. Where can I send these plays for publication?
Siza Masiza

Thanks for the letter Siza. Please write to FUBA. They can give you advice. Their address is: F U B A, P.O. Box 4202 JOHANNESBURG, 2000 -editor

Dear Learn and Teach
I am a Learn and Teach reader. I just want to say this: Learn and Teach is a small book with great value. It gives me hope. God bless you children of Africa!
Albert Kheteng Arandis

Letters from our readers

Dear Learn and Teach
I want to further my education. I have passed standard five. Now I want to do standard six. Then I want to do my junior certificate. Please tell me where I can study.
Archie Dlamini

You can study at a correspondence college. You can find a list of colleges in the yellow pages. If you need money to study, you can try get a bursary. If you need a bursary, write to: The Bursary Officer, SAIRR, PO BOX 97, Johannesburg, 2000 – editor

Dear Learn and Teach
I am a domestic worker. Please help me. I work long hours. I want a happy Christmas. I will have Christmas with the dishes.
Happy Christmas to everybody.
Maria Dikobe

Thank you for good wishes. Most domestic workers work long hours. The law does not help them. But domestice workers have some other rights. We wrote about domestic worker rights in the magaxine earlier this month. We will send you a copy of the magazine. – editor

Dear Learn and teach
I write for a newspaper in Cape Town. I saw your story on “factory worker rights”. Can we use your story for our newspaper?
Kenneth de Bruin
Elsies River

You can use the story with pleasure. Anybody can use stories from the magazine. But please tell us before you use the story. -editor

Dear Lean and Teach
Thank you for your magazine. I though the story on mealie meal was very good.
Mealie Meal companies who care about our health must add vitamins to mealie meal. The vitamins will help fight a sickness called pellagra.
I want to tell the companies one thing. People need food to make them strong – not to fill their stomachs.
Fakazi Duma

Dear Learn and Teach
I really enjoy reading about Sloppy, Lizzie and Dumpy. But I worry about Sloppy. He always gets into trouble and he always has accidents.
V. Khumalo

Don’t worry. Sloppy is a tough guy. – editor

Dear Learn and Teach
Your story about Lady Africa was very sad. I think Lady Africa is a brave and wonderful person. Please give us more stories about such people.
L. Maluleka

Dear Learn and Teach
I read your magazine every night. When my English is good enough, I want to study standard five. I will study standard five at a correspondence college.
Jonas Kgole

Thank you for the letter, Jonas. We hope you do well. – editor

Dear Learn and Teach
I live in Namibia. I like reading your magazine very much. But I don’t like anything without music. Do me a favour. Write stories about music in the magazine and make me happy.
Roger Hovekie

Dear Learn and Teach
I really enjoy reading your magazine. When I finish reading the magazine, I always give it to somebody else.
I liked your story on skin lightening creams. I learnt about the damages of hydroquinone. After I read the story, I had a good look at the creams. I saw that all my creams have hydroquinone. Now I don’t use those creams anymore.
Most people use skin lightening creams because they want to lighten their skins. But some people buy the creams because they have pimples and spots. We must blame the chemists – they tell those people to buy the creams with hydroquinone.
Can I ask Learn and Teach a favour. Can you please give us a list of all the good creams?
Nomathemba Ndlebe

Thank you for your letter. We think your idea is very good. We will try print a list of the good creams soon.