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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.


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


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

Questions & Answers

what is the stm
Brian Reply
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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
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 .?
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Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
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How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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