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Issue #233
ON SALE TILL
24 August
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ISSUE #233 ON SALE TILL 24 August
old-bricks

Building a business out of old bricks

Posted on July 24, 2015  /  No Comments

At Sweet Home Farm in an area known as Etheni near Brown Farm in Philippi, a number of families are making a living by selling recycled bricks for R1.50 a brick. New bricks retail for around R6.95.

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Souper Troopers warms bellies and hearts

Posted on July 6, 2015  /  Comments Off on Souper Troopers warms bellies and hearts

Once a month at the bottom of Wale Street, a group of volunteers arm themselves with spoons and trousers, blankets and shirts.

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One of the world’s oldest toys is a township craze

Posted on July 2, 2015  /  Comments Off on One of the world’s oldest toys is a township craze

According to Wikipedia, “The top is one of the oldest recognizable toys found on archaeological sites. Spinning tops originated independently in cultures all over the world.”

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