Unidentified hearing loss has a negative impact on a childs speech, language and communication abilities. This in turn creates a barrier to social development and educational achievement placing a child at a risk for failure and drop out from school. Within low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) like South Africa, children have limited access to early identification services due to several challenges, including a shortage of human resources for ear and hearing care, a lack of appropriate equipment as well as other health care priorities.
Gauteng Doctoral School
This comparative study investigates how new mines in the democratic South Africa monitor and control labour in the workplace, how labour responds and relations between mining communities and mining companies. The study is inspired by the fact that labour studies scholarship in South Africa has focused on mines established during colonial and apartheid periods.
The primary research question in my study is what extent resources such as letters contribute to the narrative in biography?. With reference to JC Kannemeyer’s biography Leroux: ‘n Lewe and Charles Bukowski by Barry Miles. The secondary research questions are: What roles do fact and fiction play in the construction of a biography? When can letters be trusted as the truth. Amd therefore as a vehicle, so to speak, to convey an accurate account? To what extent does an author have the right to manipulate or use official / authentic documents such as letters to complement his / her work of fiction? Seeing as the biographer makes a selection of letters he / she uses in the telling of the life story, does this not mean that the biographer inadvertently becomes a creator of a specific storyline?
The dilemma of accounting for race, class and equity in admission to university education is not a new one and yet, it remains a heated debate and an unsolved problem to this day. The grey surrounding this dilemma far outweigh the proverbial black and white areas. This study argues that the equity dilemma may have a great deal to do with the way access is granted into university. It aims to offer actionable alternatives to the debate surrounding this dilemma, i.e. should access be granted – in an attempt to redress past inequalities – on the basis of race or class? By focussing solely on race and/or class, the underlying signals of agency and resilience in students who work against disadvantage may be misread and even, at times, thrive in the face thereof.
Despite its enormous global lucrative charge, porn remains an under-researched topic in media studies, especially in Africa. Consumption theories which shed light on how people acquire, use and dispose of products (Aldridge 2003) can be used to explain the various ways people attain pornography and their motivations. In the context of South Africa, where pornography only became legal 20 years ago (1996), we still don’t have sufficient research that illuminates on the uses leading to the expansion of explicit media.
In South Africa and the broader region of sub-Saharan Africa, non-monogamy, in the form of concurrent partnerships, is linked to the risk of HIV/AIDS. For this reason, the prevention policy framework and scholarly mindset which advocates for the reduction of all forms of concurrent sexual partnerships as a potential behavioral prevention strategy regarding HIV/AIDS, is well established in the region. This happens even in the presence of empirical challenges.
Background Uganda has one of the highest Total Fertility Rates (TFR) in the world estimated at 5.4 children born per women in 2017. The Ugandan government has taken strides to curb fertility, due to its known social and development consequences. Numerous researchers have attempted to investigate factors that could be influencing the high fertility rates.
The Ahmadi movement is one of the most controversial modern Muslim movements primarily for the reason of their unorthodox belief in the continuation of prophecy after the Prophet Muhammad and/or the belief that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was the fulfilment of the prophecy relating to the coming of a messiah and the return of Jesus.
Post-Apartheid South Africa saw many communities attempt to negotiate anxieties of identity and belonging in the new cultural landscape that came along with democracy. The South African Indian community, in particular, has navigated issues of identity and belonging in a society largely informed by a black/white binary. They have done so in various ways.
‘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’.