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[LO 1.5, 3.2, 3.3]

  • Read the following querying and complaining letter that appeared in TygerBurger , a regional newspaper, and then carry out the assignments that follow.

Source b

Wednesday 10 JULY 2002

Case stated about march

ACCORDING to a newspaper report, the city has decided to fine litterbugs or send them to jail.

At the moment, protesters are simply emptying the rubbish bins in the street in full view of the city police, traffic police and police.

Our questions is: if people are protesting, are they free from legal prosecution?

I and fellow shop owners were compelled to sweep the streets ourselves.



Pieter Cronjé, director: communication, City of Cape Town, replies :

It is correct that fines have been increased to try to put a stop to the illegal dumping of refuse.

A march by a large group of striking workers is an emotional issue that needs to be handled with care. The primary task of the city police and the SAPS is to observe such a march and to provide protection against intimidation and violence.

The city council cannot approve the behaviour of striking labour union mem

bers. They did not adhere to the conditions for the march and this will be discussed with the union. Armed with the necessary evidence and statements, disciplinary action can also be taken against workers as a result of offences.

The city would like to thank the shop owners who helped to clean the street. Some of the security personnel also helped to clean up after the march .

Group activity 3: exercise in democracy [lo 3.4, 3.7]

Step 1 : Divide into groups and describe any march or protest that you have seen. According to the principle of democracy, every person must be given a chance.

Step 2 : The group selects the most interesting story. Two-thirds of the group must agree on which story was the most interesting.

Step 3 : The group now selects a person to tell the story to the rest of the class, in other words, the person who is going to report . The reporter does not necessarily have to be the person who originally told the story.

The report-back only takes place in the next period. The members of the group must remain in their groups until the exercise in democracy is completed.

Step 4 : The group’s decision on a learner’s contribution to the group is the prevailing one, and not that of the learner.


If the class feels that their performance as democratic groups does not display good cooperation, the class needs to repeat this exercise (later).


Write down the weak points in the story you told during Step 1 of the exercise in democracy.

[LO 3.4, 3.7]

  • You have now had ample opportunity to take part in History activities. Assess your progress with the aid of the assessment grid on the following page.

Activity 4: written exercise: communication

Write your own letter to a newspaper, according to

  • the pattern of Source B.

Heading :

Case stated about …

Paragraph 1 :

Mention the reason for your letter.

Paragraph 2 :

State your questions.

Paragraph 3: Say why the matter is so important to you.

Conclusion :

Write a suitable pseudonym.Your address and the date.


Learning outcomes(LOs)
LO 1
Historical Enquiry The learner will be able to use enquiry skills to investigate the past and present.
Assessment standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
1.1 continues to identify and select a variety of historical and archaeological sources relevant to an inquiry [finds sources];
1.2 evaluates the sources used (e.g. “Who created the source?”, “Is it reliable”, “How useful is the information?”) [works with sources];
1.3 interprets graphical and statistical sources [works with sources];
1.4 presents an original idea as part of an answer to questions posed [answers the question];
1.5 communicates knowledge and understanding by constructing own interpretation and argument based on the historical sources (including extended writing, artwork, graphics and drama); uses information technology where available and appropriate [communicates the answer].
Learning outcomes (LOs)
LO 2
Historical Knowledge and Understanding The learner will be able to demonstrate historical knowledge and understanding.
Assessment standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
2.1 begins to make links between historical events and processes in different contexts in the same period [chronology and time];
2.2 recognises that causes and effects of effects vary in importance [cause and effect];
2.3 explains charges in a wider historical and environmental context [change and continuity].
LO 3
Historical Interpretation The learner will be able to interpret aspects of history.
We know this when the learner:
3.1 examines historical interpretation by asking relevant questions about the author of an historical source [source interpretation];
3.2 identifies and gives reasons for the different ways that the past is represented and interpreted [source interpretation];
3.3 explains why history is not objective or neutral [source interpretation];

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
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what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
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Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
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what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
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