Intimate partner violence is a global evil and has reached pandemic proportions with ramifications that are devastating for all parties concerned. Characteristics and causal influences that were applicable to both abusive men and abusive women were identified in order to develop and streamline a treatment according to the evidence. It was purported that therapeutic change necessitates taking responsibility. Moreover, an activated conscience with concomitant empathy is pivotal in deterring partner abuse.
Gauteng Doctoral School
National, regional and international comparative data all paint the same dismal picture of South African learners low levels of numeracy (Schollar, 2008; DBE, 2012; Mullis, Martin & Fay, 2008) which has a detrimental knock-on effect on their mathematics learning in higher grades. One of the recommendations made by Spaull (2013, 2016) and others for the remedying of this Mathematics crisisâ in our country is for the development and implementation of a structured, evidence-based intervention programme in the midst of a lack of teacher knowledge on the ground related to how children learn early number. Bearing this recommendation in mind, this doctoral study was aimed at improving a sample of South African children’s early number learning using principles based on the Mathematics Recovery (MR) programme (Wright et al., 2006).
social entrepreneurship (CSE) is a relatively new concept that provides a process for effective blended value creation for corporations and their stakeholders. In a world of finite natural resources, CSE represents a progressive step-change to the approach taken to corporate social responsibility (CSR) by organisations. The current study sought to contribute to the literature on CSE by focusing on two specific aims.
South Africa’s decentralised governance is in a constitutional crisis. This crisis is caused by the lack of an explicit naming and conceptualisation of decentralisation in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996. Instead, the country relies on an implicit assumption that the state is a decentralised unitary state, which is reflected in the Constitution and ensuing legislation and regulations.
The purpose of this study was to examine how subsistence farmers in the Delta State of Nigeria employed their asset portfolios i.e. human, financial, social, natural and physical capitals to build their adaptive capacity and resilience to climate variability and change.
n previous studies of the documentary film, a common approach speaks to the documentary’s ability to arrest social issues. This is often attributed to the documentary’s rhetorical address. But in most instances, there is a glaring oversight of the inter-affectivity between socio-cultural processes that frame social issues and the rhetorical principles of the documentary.
This thesis is an ethnography of a group of medical doctors in South Africa who produce clinical research based on their patient practice. These clinician-researchers are scarce around the globe but praised as contributing indispensable clinical insights to research in an aim to improve healthcare. In South Africa government and professional bodies recently took action to expand and racially transform this elite of knowledge producers with the aim of remedying the country’s healthcare, perceived as being in crisis. My ethnography centres on the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), specifically its School of Clinical Medicine, its associated teaching hospitals, and its attempts to grow a so-called culture of research among doctors.
‘The mind-body problem’ is the problem of how to understand conscious awareness within a world made up of physical things. But I argue that any view according to which it is meaningful to use different terms to refer to ‘the mind’ and ‘the body’ must be a dualist view; and that dualism is not a satisfactory metaphysical position. A strong case can be made for the claim that even those who profess to be opposed to dualism can often still be described as ‘closet’ dualists.
This project was initiated by the need to read queer lives and subjectivities in Kenya in the face of the hostile and violent homophobic religious and nationalistic rhetoric. In this project, I argue that Kenya has become a site of and frame for the contradictions of queer liveability on one hand and queer fungibility on the other.
Throughout the annals of research history, Nietzsche and Qohelet have often crossed paths. This intersection is made possible by the similarity of thought prevalent in both texts which both evaluate the state of human existence in the face of paradigm shifts. Humanity has an existential need to create meaning and ascribe value.