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The central thesis pursued in this study is that xenophobia and its violent manifestation thrive in post-apartheid South Africa owing to contextual dynamics chiefly characterized by normlessness and weak law enforcement. The scourge of xenophobia and its attendant violent reaction to the presence of foreign citizens in immigrant receiving countries, such as post-apartheid South Africa, is not only a threat to global peace and security, but also an impediment to achieving our full humanity and a common future.
Teaching in the foundation phase (Grade R to 3), particularly of children who are at the ages of 5 to 9 years, is still dominated by female teachers. Male teachers both globally and in South Africa are still under-represented in the early years of teaching.
n the global art market, art fairs have become very popular art events. This thesis examines whether and how major art fairs in South Africa empower visual artists at the grassroots level. The study used practice-based and practice-led strategies as additional units of analysis to argue that by expanding partnerships and participation networks at South African major art fairs, (namely: the FNB Joburg Art Fair, Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Turbine Art Fair, and Art Africa Fair), socioeconomic inclusion of grassroots artists can be achieved.
Background: People living with HIV (PLWH) are at an increased risk of developing additional chronic conditions, globally. In South Africa, the prevalence of HIV Chronic Co-Morbidities (HIV CCMs) ranges from 20% to 60%. Both PLWH and HIV negative people with a family history of chronic conditions and who engage in chronic risk factors - such as smoking, alcohol use, physical inactivity, and poor diet – have an increased risk of developing hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases. Older age, females and low levels of income are other known predictors of HIV CCMs.
The development of communities and sustainability of rural water and sanitation systems could be achieved through the creation of participatory spaces and empowerment of localities for effective water governance. The objective of this study was to assess how community participation in decentralised water governance affect the distribution and sustainability of water supply and sanitation systems in rural communities of the Savannah Region of Ghana.
Freedom of Information (FOI) is regarded as one of the epitomes of democracy. The passage of FOI legislation demonstrates a commitment to combating corruption and promoting democracy through public participation, openness, and transparency.
Social movements have become a communicative practice that the marginalised have used and still use to speak back to systems of oppression. This study investigates the communication practices of social movements in South Africa with specific reference to the Wits Fees Must Fall (Wits #FMF) and Abahlali baseFreedom Park (AbFP).
This study explores the use of an autonomous Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), in the capturing of video footage of sporting events, specifically enduro motorcycle racing, in remote areas of southern Africa. Remote areas are defined as those that are far removed from urban centres, are inaccessible by motor vehicle and that have no internet or cell phone coverage.
Non-communicable diseases have emerged among the prominent causes of preventable mortality and morbidity across the world. South Africa is currently dealing with a considerable burden of non-communicable diseases in addition to the burden of existing communicable diseases.
Post-matriculants in disadvantaged communities such as Douglas encounter a number of career challenges. The transition to the democratic dispensation in 1994, coupled with the rapid changes in the information domain that are characteristic of post-industrial life, complicate the career development trajectories of black youth in the rural areas in particular.