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Motau believes that there is hope. “Most students involved in the struggle became dropouts after 1976, but I feel there is potential. We need to empower the youth in tourism and life skills.”

As far as Motau is concerned, there is no place better to start empowerment than Soweto and Vilakazi Street with their rich heritage and huge attraction for tourists. Mafafane, who never finished school because of the disruptions to education following the 1976 uprising, also believes the cause is not yet lost. Freedom was only a start, and, hopefully, material things will follow.

As the sun sets over Vilakazi Street, this wish does not seem as far-fetched, as it sounds. After all, only 25 years ago, residents thought freedom was as distant as the moon.

[Extract taken from Sunday Times , June 17, 2001]

After you have read the article, answer the following questions:

Use your own words and answer in full sentences.

a) Why could Vilakazi Street be described as a war zone in 1976?

b) Explain in your own words what the pupils were protesting about on June 6, 1976?

c) What purpose did the rocks and tyres in the road serve?

d) How does Bobby Makwetla feel about the children’s involvement in the 1976 uprising?

e) What were the children “waiting for”?

f) Name at least three positive changes in Vilakazis Street which occurred after 1994.

g) Name at least three things which residents consider as current problems in Vilakazi Street.

h) How, according to Motau, can the current problems of Vilakazi Street be solved?

i) Quote a simile from the last paragraph of the article.

j) Which two Nobel Peace Prize winners used to live in Vilakazi Street?

k) Name two other South African Nobel Peace Prize winners:

l) Write a short paragraph giving, in your view, as many positive things about South Africa today as you can find and then compare your list to a partner’s:

Tip: A book to read that might give you the hope referred to in this article is:

South Africa: Reasons to Believe’ by Guy Lundy and Wayne Visser.

Activity 2:

To read and respond to social texts

[lo 3.3, 3.5]

Advertisements form part of our everyday lives. Name a few places where we find advertisements.

Advertisements have certain things in common.

You should be able to identify the following aspects of advertisements.

  • The PRODUCT that is advertised. What do they want us to buy?
  • The name of the MANUFACTURING COMPANY. Who makes these products?
  • The TARGET CROUP (People at whom the advertisement is aimed.)
  • The LOGO of the manufacturing company (A typical sign, sketch or badge used on all its products).
  • The SLOGAN of the manufacturing company. The short written expression used by the company to state its goal. It is short, easy to remember and appears on all the company’s products.

CHOICE OF PHOTOGRAPH, SKETCH AND WORDS. Always ask yourself:

  • Why has a particular picture been used to advertise the product?
  • What is the connection between the picture and the product?

7. MOST OUTSTANDING FEATURE OF THE PRODUCT:

What it is about the product that is so special that people will be convinced to buy it.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
Ali
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..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
hey
Giriraj
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
Bhagvanji
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.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
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
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
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
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 8. OpenStax CNX. Sep 11, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11042/1.1
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