Waste to energy technologies have been presented as one of the avenues to improve the management of solid waste whilst promoting clean and healthy urban environments through the recovery of waste and generation of electricity. Research suggests that with the right investment in technologies and institutional changes, waste can potentially become a resource that can contribute to the Socio-economic development of cities.
Gauteng Doctoral School
Cash transfer programmes (CTPs) to support the care of children have become a popular social protection mechanism across the developing world over the last 20 years. While they have demonstrably alleviated child and household poverty, their impacts on gender relations are contested.
Anti-natalism is the view that it is (almost) always wrong to bring people into existence. This view is most famously defended by David Benatar. I attempt to answer the following question in this thesis: If we are to take the badness of extinction seriously, are there conditions under which procreation may still be permissible, despite the fact that it (currently) involves the creation of beings who will suffer—conditions Benatar and other anti-natalists have either overlooked or under-explored?
This study investigates the multilingual profiles of recently arrived migrants to Windhoek, Namibia, and to the author’s knowledge, the study is one of very few to reflect on the relation between language and migration in Namibia from a sociolinguistic perspective. The research questions relate first to the vitality of multilingualism in an African urban space in that it surveys more than 400 respondents regarding their linguistic repertoires and language biographies.
Purpose: Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) worldwide are facing increased pressure to meet the needs of non-traditional-age students (NTASs), defined here as 25 and older. However, there is not only a lack of supportive institutional cultures for NTASs who pursue a deinstitutionalised life course, but also scholarly knowledge pertaining to the trends in enrolments and perspectives of NTASs according to different socio-demographic variables.
The main focus of the study embraced the investigation the onomastic principles and also the socio-cultural factors to be taken into consideration when naming an official language. The fundamental objective of the study was to consider the two names Sepedi and Sesotho sa Leboa, to decide which one should be used and to determine which name is supported by the investigated onomastic principles of naming a language (official).
The visual representation of South African society during the time of the Anglo-Boer War (ABW) (1899-1902) is polarised and does not adequately reflect the societal complexities of the interpersonal relationships during the aforementioned period. Several studies on the ABW refer to photographs, yet none interrogate family photographs or the practice of ABW photography.
In theory, all of South Africa’s 11 official languages are equal. But in reality, English has consolidated its position at the expense of the other 10. It remains the only language spoken across all ethnic groups in South Africa. English’s dominance as both a source and relay language has not only underdeveloped African languages but has also facilitated the emergence of a systematic yet lopsided translation culture.
This project looks at existing theoretical work on postfeminism and femininities, specifically with the intention of locating such theoretical discourses outside of western constructions and frameworks. As a result of much of the current work on this topic tending to theorise experience in the western world, this thesis critically examines Indian mainstream popular media content about Bollywood and the women who occupy that space to properly understand the ways in which gender manifests in that context.
This thesis focuses on the transformation of healthcare services for the blacks in the former Transvaal during the period from the 1930s to 1990s. The thesis argues that over this period the healthcare of rural blacks from Union to Republican governments had incipient features of primary health care – haphazardly driven by progressive-minded individuals within the state, by missionaries, as well as other stakeholders, motivated by concerns over the socio-economic conditions of the blacks.