Print media transformation in South Africa has been an ongoing area of debate and contention in the first twenty years of democracy. Especially given the country’s history of colonialism and apartheid, where racism was institutionalised and impacted the character and functioning of the print media. The attainment of true transformation in the press is critical to reverse the injustices of the past and to ensure today’s print media is reflective of South African society and its many axes of diversity.
IS is a new phenomenon in the face of an on-going conflict in the Middle-East in what I refer to as the Shami theatre. It evolved from a fledgling affiliate of al Qaeda into a powerful and organised pseudo-state under the leadership of Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi and operates largely in the Shami theatre. The Shami theatre with its core group of actors has been scripted into a region of conflict, through a toxic approach from 1916 till now (2017), a hundred years and counting.
Development has emerged as a key word indicating the level of participation in and integration into the global economy of previously under-developed or marginalized countries, especially from the so-called Third World. Even though decolonial theory contests the validity of what is seen as a particular arrogant Western assessment of the norms at work in such classification of nation-states, it is widely accepted that there is a direct equation between growth and equality: The lower the level of inequality in any country, the faster and the more sustainable the growth in the economy is expected to be. South Africa’sdilemma is that it portrays the extreme negative aspect of this fundamental socio-economic formula.
This thesis seeks to understand the role of school timetables as an interface between policies that regulate or distribute forms of capital to schools, and their teaching and learning rhythms. By doing so, it proposes a mechanism for examining the reproduction of schooling practices, and how these are grounded in policy-regulated materiality.
This dissertation, which examines the aesthetic and discursive issues arising from representations of the figure of the traumatised child in selected contemporary West and Southern African fiction, is located between the fields of postcolonial, trauma, memory and literary studies. It engages with current scholarship on the need to decolonise trauma theory by focusing on literary depictions of traumatised black African children, and is held together by several threads on inquiry.
The challenges in the relationship between the Department of Social Development (DSD) and Non Profit Organisations (NPOs) in South Africa pose a risk to their ability to partner successfully in order to deliver government’s Constitutional obligations in meeting citizens’ developmental social welfare needs.
In 1832 the violinist, composer and pedagogue, Louis Spohr, published a treatise on violin technique entitled Violinschule von Louis Spohr. Of Spohr’s many publications, his treatise on violin technique has remained his most notable published work. This thesis determines the fingering principles implicit in Louis Spohr’s treatise that would manifest themselves in a violinist if his Violinschule were applied as a tutor.
This study approaches the field of military history with approaches to the study of sound in order to interrogate the concept of war that underpins military historiography as a disciplinary formation.
Teenage pregnancy is noted as one of the key development challenges in sub-Saharan Africa and globally due to its adverse social, health and demographic consequences. An avalanche of studies has emerged to identify the predictors of teenage pregnancy in South Africa which indicate a persistently high prevalence of teenage pregnancy.
This research provides an ethnomethodologically-informed, conversation-analytic study of the social organisation of experience in talk about incidents involving deaths of children. Child mortality is widely used as an indicator of population health and development. However, studies have demonstrated that childhood is a relatively recent historical construct.