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My research is on regionalism among Congolese migrants of South Africa with the focus on the tensions between Baswahili (Kivu inhabitants) and Bato ya mangala (Kinshasa inhabitants) in the city of Cape Town. The two groups incarnate the geopolitical East and West of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), respectively.
In this thesis, I problematize whether Steve Biko’s Black Consciousness Philosophy, reread as an affective and psychic Foucauldian technology of the self can operate as a strategy of psychic repair and transformation for pathological racialised subjects, produced by Necropolitical governmentality in the South African colony and postcolony.
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.
Mental illness is a high burden of disease especially in Low- and Medium-Income Countries (LMICs) like South Africa. In many LMICs, there is a paucity of Mental Health Professionals (MHCPs). As a result, people with mental illness call their faith healers or religious/spiritual leaders (pastors in this study) when experiencing mental health problems.

Traditional leadership and local government are expected to provide co-leadership in same areas of jurisdiction, in South Africa, without much guidance on how that should be done. As a result, there is constant tension in the relationship and questioning between the two centers of power; tensions, such as those that largely exist around issues of land allocation and ownership. This study was aimed at exploring the relationship between traditional leadership and local government with regards to land allocation in the Thulamela local municipality.

The training to become a traditional healer has been under scrutiny because of the symptoms that are experienced during ancestral calling. Ancestral calling usually presents itself in the form of a mysterious physical or psychological illness that will not ordinarily respond to western treatment.
The doctoral thesis provides a comprehensive, systematic analysis of key issues in Zimbabwe’s foreign policy as they manifest in the United Nations General Assembly highlighting trends in Zimbabwe's voting behaviour, over a period of 16 years from 2003 to 2019.
Elections are a key aspect in all communities and in Zimbabwe they are held after every 5 years. Election discourse is paramount in society and as elections are held, several persuasive elements and occasions come into play as contesting candidates try to garner votes.
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.
Globally, persons with disabilities are facing exclusion from participation in the labour market. In South Africa, the employment rate of persons with severe communication disabilities remains low despite the implementation of legislation and policy initiatives to promote their economic participation.