This research examines affirmation in respect of the indigenous poems of Bakwena ba Mogopa in Jericho, Hebron and Bethanie. It analyses a number of these poems and considers how this affirmation by Bakwena ba Mogopa takes place and what its significance is. Four spheres of Bakwena ba Mogopa indigenous poems are examined: the clan; chiefs; places or other things; and divining bones. In addition, various other forms of affirmations are examined.
This study was situated in the theoretical insights of Alfred Schütz’s phenomenological approach, Peter Berger and Thomas Luckmann’s social construction of reality, and John Creswell’s interpretivist methodology. Because it was vital to understand the gender dynamics at play when women undertake cosmetic surgery, particular attention was paid to feminist thought via the works of Kathy Davis and Iris Marion Young. Cosmetic surgery changed how the participants felt about themselves. For most participants this change was positioned in a positive transformation in how they perceived and experienced their emotional sense of self.
Commenting on research background Mouton (2005:27) mentions critical aspects in this regard. The author concedes that: A first obvious source of ideas is your own experience and reflections about things around you. The author further affirms that People who are more aware of what is going on around them, who are more sensitive to their surroundings, are more likely to come up with interesting topics for research.â€ (2005:27).
The revelation of God has been fundamental in the Christian faith and tradition. It has been much fundamental in African, native and indigenous religions, cultures and faiths. As God in both aspects of Abrahamic and native religions. God represents centrality, communion and relationship to humanity. This lays as the cornerstone for human life and provides an ideal destiny for human existence under the guise and guidance of the divine.
The Euro-American bereavement literature has greatly contributed towards the management of the bereaved over centuries by psychologists. However, much of the literature lacks inclusion of non-westerners bereavement and grief experiences. In light of this historical weakness, the aim of the present study was to explore bereavement and mourning in the Northern Sotho community with a view to identifying and documenting the psychological themes embedded in this culturally constructed experience.
The study aimed at investigating the prevalence and effects of abuse or violence against men in an intimate relationship in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. Notably, the thesis is entitled â€œThe prevalence and Effects of Abuse against Men in the three Tribal Authorities in Ingwavuma in KwaZulu-Natalâ€. The study defines domestic violence as an abusive behaviour by one or both partners in an intimate relationship (e.g. marriage, dating, family, friends, and cohabitation).
The concept of performance management (PM) is fairly new within the South African healthcare system. It was introduced into the public sector in 2001 as a tool to assist, measure, develop and monitor the performance of public service employees in an effort to drive service delivery. In the healthcare system, PM provides the opportunity for managing the performance of healthcare workers (HCWs) in order to determine strategies for identifying training needs, and improving professional development and the competencies of healthcare professionals.
Globally there has been a rise in the population of incarcerated women over recent decades. Yet, despite this increase, female offenders only represent about 5% of the total incarcerated population. South Africa is no different – female offenders on average total less than 3% of the incarcerated population in South Africa, one of the ten largest correctional systems in the world.
South Africa’s post-1994 leadership in multilateral forums and its efforts to be a bridgebuilder and norm-entrepreneur in the international arena, have earned it the label of middle power. The label itself is contentious, as there is no commonly accepted definition of middle powers and there is disagreement about whether the label applies to South Africa.
Bilingual minoritised youth face challenging conditions for learning Science in South African schools. Among these are restrictive school-level language policies; entrenched monoglossic language ideologies within the education system which play out in classroom practice; and a lack of learning and teaching materials in African languages. Despite these challenges, learners work daily to make meaning in specific Science topics. It is this meaning-making process which is the focus of this case study.