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Eastern Cape Doctoral School

An assessment of the local government monitoring and evaluation system: The case of Amathole district Municipalities

This study presents a discussion on monitoring and evaluation introduced in local government to assess both the municipality's performance and the impact of interventions by the government on the social needs of communities. This discussion is specific to the Amanthole District Municipality (ADM) and local municipalities within the Amathole District in the Eastern Cape Province.

Customary Traditional Martial Practises that are Discriminative to Women: A Study on Selected Texts

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.

An Investigation into the Public Policy making Role of the Judiciary: Case of South Africa

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.

South Africa’s auto industry trade elasticity to economic performance in BRICS countries

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.

Mainsprings of Substance abuse among female adolescents in Mission location, Mnquma municipality, Eastern Cape.

The South African government and NGOs appear to be losing the war against substance abuse. It is therefore pertinent to mobilise other players such as the private sector to complement the government in the battle against substance abuse. Therefore, this study sought to assesses the contribution of selected business entities in the fight against substance abuse in the city of East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Uthelekiso lwelizwi lembongi kwisihobe sikazolani mkiva nomzwakhe mbuli

Nakubeni luninzi uphando olwenziweyo ngesihobe somthonyama ziingcali ezifana nooQangule (1979), Ntuli (1984), Sirayi (1985), Bokoda (1994), Mtumane (2000), Bobelo (2008) noJadezweni (2013), luncinci uphando olunzulu ngemisebenzi yobugcisa yeembongi zomthonyama eMzantsi Afrika ngexesha elilandela ubandlululo. Kwiphulo lokungciba eli thanda, ndenze isifundo esithelekisa iimbongi ezimbini zomthonyama ezitshatsheleyo kwixesha elilandela ubandlululo eMzantsi Afrika, uZolani Mkiva noMzwakhe Mbuli.

The impact of translanguaging and acculturation towards implementation of the Incremental Indigenous African Languages programme in former Model-C schools (Alfred Nzo West District, Eastern Cape)

This thesis explores the possibilities of multilingual language instruction within multi-ethnic classrooms in former Model-C schools shaped by multiple discursive practices. The researcher reviews current research on multilingualism and teaching and proposes strategies for overcoming the English prescriptivism, and monolingual mind-set in education.

Local web news as tools for framing food security in Eastern Cape: Content Analysis of for selected Eastern Cape local web newspapers

This study evaluates how the Eastern Cape local web newspapers frame food security in the Eastern Cape Province. A qualitative content analysis by means of textual analysis was used to evaluate the selected local web newspaper’s content on food security related stories within the period of July-December 2017. The sample was drawn from four Eastern Cape local web newspapers- Daily Dispatch Live, Herald Live, Go and Express and The Talk of the Town.