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    Patience Ford

    I am alive today!  My name is Patience Nomunde Ford.  ‘Nomunde’ is an African word that means ‘patience’ and ‘kindness’  I have a lot ... Read full story

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    Jabulile

    My name is Jabulile Zinie Ndaba.  I was born in Swaziland;  my village is Hlatikulu, Shiselweni District.  We are nine children from my mother, three boys and six girls.  I am the fourth born.
    In my home my ... Read full story

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    Jeanette

    My name is Jeanette Hapiloe Khiba.  I was born in Lestho, Leribe on 9th December, 1956, and I was one of nine children.  I was third-born in my family. My mother and father brought me up.  I went to school unt... Read full story

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    Nancy

    My name is Refilwe Nancy Mogane. On the 13th June 1969, I was born in Jane Furse, a town in the Northern Province.  My home language and culture is Norther... Read full story

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    Refiloe

    Refiloe Betty Sibisi is the daughter of Joyce Sibisi, of Kopanang Community Trust.
    Sponsored by a group of staff of Santa Sabina College in Sydney, Refiloe attends Veritas College where she is undertaking the last two years of High School. Refiloe bel... Read full story

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    Mavis

    My name is Mavis Nkosi.  I was born on 6th October, 1969, in the province of Mpumalanga.  I was one of four children but my siblings have died.  My mother was also sick and died.  I am the only one living.
    I... Read full story

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    Filming, Faith and a Close Encounter with an Elephant

    Reverend Margot Campbell Gross, Minister Emeritus, First Unitarian Universalist Church, San Francisco tells a story of filming, faith and an encounter with an elephant.
    Her narrative speaks of the spirit of the women of Kopanang and of the lives graciou... Read full story

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    Colleen Petersen

    I am happy to introduce myself. My name is Colleen Petersen, born in Springs on the East Rand south east of Johannesburg, South Africa, on 1st October, 1939. I have three boys, Christopher, Julian and Gregory, and one adopted daughter, Heidi. They ha... Read full story