English proficiency is regarded important for economic empowerment in South Africa, since English is the official business language of the country. South Africa is, however, a multilingual country, with 11 official languages. The majority of South African learners do not speak English as first language, but study English as an additional language in school.
The Republic of South Africa faces numerous socioeconomic problems emanating from its British colonial and Afrikaner apartheid rule and its current problems relating to mass unemployment and poor service delivery. The government of the African National Congress post-1994 has formulated and adopted numerous policies, plans and institutions to try to rectify the problems associated with the poor economic development in South Africa.
The standard competition economics literature on cartels has focused on their harmful effects in terms of prices and output, without extensive consideration of their intra-regional dimensions, the influence of political economy factors, and the implications of cartels that are put in place for industrial development purposes.
The context of psychological practices in South Africa is changing, particularly the assessment practices. A change in ways of understanding intellectual functioning has transpired within culturally and linguistically diverse contexts, initiating an evaluation of intelligence measures. South African policies and laws relevant to the practice of psychologists have been passed with an aim to ensure equitable and fair assessment practices for all children.
The nursing profession is premised on the moral and ethical maxim: do unto others as you would they do unto you. Advanced beginner nurses progress to become fully fledged professional nurses as a result of the socialisation, support and nurturing by the proficient and expert counterparts. Socialisation engenders a spirit of brotherhood and sisterhood within the nursing profession. However, there is evidence to suggest that nurses ‘eat their young’. In the event that advanced nurses consider themselves as dinner for the expert nurses, they are inclined to leave the profession due to their real or perceived unpalatable experiences of suffering under the tutelage of the expert nurses.
The study titled “The applicability of the theory of planned behavior (TPB) to the condom use intentions and behavior of migrant youth in South Africa” explores the predictors of condom use behavior and intentions of migrant youth in SA. It examines the influence of acculturation on the relationship between condom use intention and actual behavior.
The aim of the study is to examine Xitsonga proverbs that are coined from both wild and domestic animals in order to demonstrate how they depict the behavior and philosophy of life of Vatsonga in the following aspects of life: love and marriage, diseases and their treatment, death and superstitions, cases and judgements, jobs, poverty, wealth, religion, hatred, corruption, war, wisdom, education, disasters, dress codes, food and drinks and etc.
This phenomenological study was conducted among six circuit managers in schools that are located in challenging contexts. While circuit managers are not directly involved in the dayto-day management and leadership of schools, there is however compelling literature evidence that suggests that their leadership role has a great impact on the improvement of learner attainment.
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.
Applied storytelling is a form of autoethnographic, verbal, visual or written communication intended for social change that emphasises memory and the future in post-conflict museums such as District Six Museum, Cape Town, South Africa and the Museum of Free Derry, Derry / Londonderry, Northern Ireland. This study is trans-disciplinary, qualitative, comparative research.