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Some research has been done on the intellectualisation of African languages. However, African languages are still not used enough in academia; in fact, they are undermined. They need to be developed into languages of education, economy and social interaction. This means preparing the languages for use in more advanced contexts. The aim of this study was to examine the intellectualisation of African languages at the University of Limpopo.
This thesis seeks to understand the role of school timetables as an interface between policies that regulate or distribute forms of capital to schools, and their teaching and learning rhythms. By doing so, it proposes a mechanism for examining the reproduction of schooling practices, and how these are grounded in policy-regulated materiality.
Although South Africa is home to nine indigenous African languages, English remains the dominant official language in democratic South Africa. This continues despite the fact that the country’s Constitution and the Use of Official Languages Act (UOLA) of 2012 oblige the government to safeguard that all official languages are equitably used and indigenous languages developed and promoted.
‘Princess Magogo kaDinuzulu’ is a historical figure whose prominence and acclaim has been primarily documented through ‘Zulu’ historiography. She has been immortalised as the daughter of ‘King Dinuzulu’1, the mother of ‘Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi’ and an unparalleled musician, imbongi2, instrumentalist, composer, performer and custodian of ‘Zulu culture’.
Background: The poor mental health and psychological wellbeing of drug addicts, especially users of Nyaope, have continued to raise serious concerns among psychologists, health experts and stakeholders in South Africa. Nyaope has contributed to the development of different psychopathologies among young adolescents, which invariably have negative implications for the general and mental health of many South Africans.
Family violence is one of the major challenges that South African social welfare is faced with, regardless of the programmes and other initiatives to curb and eradicate it. This violence does not only affect the victim but all members of the family system and the community at large. This study aims at investigating the effectiveness of social work interventions in mitigating the effects of family violence on children in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality in Eastern Cape.
Theoretical models of crime underlying the deterrent approach to crime control often fail to account for the role of mental health in mediating deviance. Nor does this approach account for the role of system responses, unique to a post-apartheid context. There is paucity in the literature on the role of mental health on recidivism in South Africa. This study was therefore designed to determine the relationship between mental health and recidivism among incarcerated youth offenders in South Africa and the role of substance use.
South African research has paid scant attention to the role of psychological strengths in coping with stress and the impact these have on the overall mental health of adolescents living low-income communities. However, an understanding of the role of psychological strengths in mediating the impact of stress on the mental health of adolescents is necessary as it could indicate those factors that may be pivotal to interventions targeting mental-health promotion and mental-illness prevention for vulnerable adolescents.
There are known benefits of father involvement in a child’s life, such as positively affecting the child’s life prospects, academic achievement, physical and emotional health as well as linguistic, literary and cognitive development. In African settings, fathers are traditionally the heads of families and the main decision makers in matters like the education of their children.
This study explores the various representations of the dictator and the postcolonial condition in what can be termed the African dictator text. Adopting a panoramic approach that selects texts from several regions of Africa, the study critically examines the ambivalence and paradox of power, focusing on the various strategies devised and deployed by African writers