In spite of the substantial amount of research that has been conducted in the last decade, misconceptions about the impacts particularly at a local level still abound. This study aimed to determine the extent to which climate change affected the environmental and economic facets of the Central Drakensberg Region [CDR] and the potential impacts these changes have had on the tourism industry.
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Environmental Vulnerability and the Economic Implications of Climate Change for Tourism Development in the Central Drakensberg Region [CDR] of KwaZulu-Natal
Sexual violence among inmates in male correctional facilities is rife and has serious psychological health implications for offenders. This study examined the role of masculinity in sexual violence victimisation and perpetration and consequent mental health among male inmates and parolees in Tshwane, Gauteng province, South Africa.
A Theoretical Framework for Constructive Interpersonal Leadership Relations in Knowledge-Based Organisations
In this qualitative study, the research objective was to present a theoretical framework for the phenomenon of interpersonal leadership relations (denoting both the dyadic relationship between two leader/followers and the leadership communication taking place in the dyad) in knowledge-based organisational contexts. It is posited that the interpersonal leader-follower dyad (LFD) may be viewed from a systems theory perspective as a system consisting of two system parts (individuals).
In many parts of Africa, the cultural practices and customs that were in use over the ages are still largely in place today. Many of these practices discriminate against individuals and compromise their human rights, particularly the rights of African women. The aim of this investigation is to study customary marital practices among the amaXhosa in order to establish their effect on modern amaXhosa society.
Nothing is fundamental to the quality of life than the process of public policymaking. It is an indispensable public management function which the South African government is duly-bound to perform so as to alleviate the complex array of its development problems. The paramount idea behind the study was to investigate whether the judiciary as an organ of the South African government is playing a role in public policy making under the current 1996 Constitution of the country. The inquiry is the direct repercussion of the formidable gauntlet of divergent and conflicting ideas that include but not limited to the claim that the judiciary does not play a role in public policymaking because of the theory of separation of powers – a theory propounded by Charles Montesquieu, the French philosopher of the yesteryears.
Salt-Water-Bodies: From an Atlas of Loss is a response, through photomedia(tions) and live art, to material-affective encounters with/in littoral death zones along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean of the South African West Coast and seven adjacent islands – sites haunted by violent legacies and unchecked exploitation, where heightened precarity marks the lives of earth others.
In this study, an artistic research methodology is employed to identify principles of clowning as they are practiced in contemporary clown training workshops, to then offer applications of these within a South African theatre context. Autoethnographic accounts and fictional narratives offer an exploration of the practice of clowning from a personal perspective in multiple roles as clown performer, student, educator and observer, supplemented by an interpretive analysis of existing literature.
South Africa’s automotive industry is a vital element in the country’s economy. This sector has been a strategically important sector in South Africa, and it is imperative to ensure not only the sustainability of the automotive sector in the country, but also the continued growth of the industry. This study addressed the determinants of South Africa’s automotive exports to BRICS countries.
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
The Lived Experiences of Primary Female Factor Infertility Within the Social Context: A Phenomenological Study
Primary infertility may be overlooked as a major life event which can lead to major changes in social participation and self-identity. Although a readily expected conse-quence of infertility is childlessness, the social context proves to play a role in creating individually specific lived experiences. The aim of the study was to establish how the social context mediates the lived experiences of infertility in South African women with diverse social identities.