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University of Zululand

The BRICS new development bank as alternative to the World bank and IMF: a better economic balance and Sustainable development for African region

The BRICS economies—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—represent the vanguard of emerging economies. Over the past 20 years, they have benefited from both the benefits and drawbacks of globalisation, impressing with quick, accelerated growth rates. Hence the need to study the BRICS New Development Bank As Alternative To The World Bank And IMF: A Better Economic Balance And Sustainable Development For African Region.” In recent decades, the BRICS have garnered a lot of attention on the international relations and economic scenes.

The development of social work intervention guidelines for victims of gender-based violence in uMhlathuze municipality, Kwazulu-Natal

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a pervasive and alarming violation of human rights, reaching epidemic proportions in South Africa with a prevalence rate exceeding 50%. This study addresses the urgent need for effective social work interventions by developing comprehensive guidelines tailored to the unique challenges faced by GBV victims in Umhlathuze, KwaZulu-Natal. Resilience theory was used as the study's theoretical framework, the research unfolds through a phenomenological design involving social workers as purposively selected participants for this study.

University language policy management: the case of a university of technology in South Africa

The present study examined language policy management in higher education institutions in South Africa using a University of Technology as a case study. The first objective of the study was to ascertain the extent of students’ language learning problems that manifest at the University of Technology after the adoption of the English-only language policy. The second objective was to determine whether students’ biographical factors (gender, age, year of study, home language, and faculty) have any influence on their language learning problems.

A survey of non-isizulu students’ attitudes towards learning isiZulu as a communicative language at a university in the Gauteng province, Pretoria

Several students come from different provinces and enrol at a University of Technology (UoT) in Gauteng for the Language Practice programme, because it offers a range of five indigenous African languages as subjects: isiZulu, Sepedi, Setswana, Tshivenda, and Xitsonga. Students who are not native speakers of these languages are expected to choose and learn one of them for communicative purposes. Nevertheless, when non-isiZulu students are offered isiZulu as an option to study, they seemed to be hesitant.

The effectiveness of guidance and counselling as an enterprise for promoting learners’ academic performance in rural secondary schools in Vhembe district

Guidance and counselling is an enterprise that promotes learner performance internationally and in South Africa. Guidance and counselling is offered in schools, despite that learners continue to perform badly. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of guidance and counselling as an enterprise for promoting learner performance in rural secondary schools in Vhembe District.

Transforming Graduate Unemployment Through Policy: A Case Study of eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality- KwaZulu Natal.

Graduate unemployment is a growing problem in eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality. The study’s main research question was on how policy capacity could transform this problem and reduce unemployment in eThekwini. The study used the rationale choices approach as its theoretical framework. The study used a convergent mixed methods approach consisting of a survey of 143 unemployed eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality graduates, three key informants from national and local government and document analysis.

The role of the South African Communist Party (SACP) in the struggle for liberation in South Africa, 1921-2015

This research study addresses the role of the South African Communist Party (SACP) in the liberation struggle from its inception, through the apartheid era to post-apartheid epoch. The South African Communist Party (SACP) had a strong grip on the African National Congress (ANC) on questions of theory, strategy and tactics of the national liberation struggle.

The nature and extent of state formation process under emperor Shaka Zulu and its impact in southeast Africa

This study delves deep into and examines the nature and extent of state formation process under Emperor Shaka Zulu and its impact in Southeast Africa. State formation is the initial act of physically endowing a given territory with sovereignty and territorial integrity.

An Indigenous Crime Prevention Strategy Employing the Roles of Amakhosi and Social Work in KwaZulu- Natal Province

Crime is one of major social problems which poses a serious threat to the democracy of South Africa. It therefore calls on the citizenry, civil society, and private society to contribute to the ongoing efforts of government in the provision of safety and crime prevention.