Widows in Zimbabwe experience a host of psycho-social challenges in their daily lives after the death of their husbands. These challenges, experienced at individual and immediate environmental level, negatively impact on the widows’ ability to cope.
Sacred sites are the preferred space for ritual performances and identity construction from which the issue of sensitive structures, distinctive features, individual interpretations, and symbol and meaning emanates.
The principle of complementarity forms the basis upon which the International Criminal Court (ICC) exercises its jurisdiction. This principle of international law first appears in the Preamble to the Rome Statute and then the admissibility provisions under Article 17 of the Rome Statute, which outline that the Court will declare a case inadmissible where it is being investigated or prosecuted by a state which has jurisdiction over it; unless the state is unwilling or unable to genuinely carry out the investigation or prosecution. Alternatively where the case has been investigated by a state which has jurisdiction over it and the state has decided not to prosecute the person concerned, unless the decision resulted from the unwillingness or inability of the state to genuinely prosecute.
Despite its enormous global lucrative charge, porn remains an under-researched topic in media studies, especially in Africa. Consumption theories which shed light on how people acquire, use and dispose of products (Aldridge 2003) can be used to explain the various ways people attain pornography and their motivations. In the context of South Africa, where pornography only became legal 20 years ago (1996), we still don’t have sufficient research that illuminates on the uses leading to the expansion of explicit media.
In South Africa and the broader region of sub-Saharan Africa, non-monogamy, in the form of concurrent partnerships, is linked to the risk of HIV/AIDS. For this reason, the prevention policy framework and scholarly mindset which advocates for the reduction of all forms of concurrent sexual partnerships as a potential behavioral prevention strategy regarding HIV/AIDS, is well established in the region. This happens even in the presence of empirical challenges.
Research on how children learn to behave in gendered ways has focused on a top-down process of socialisation which positions children as passive recipients of gender norms of the societies they inhabit. In contrast, this ethnographic study explores gender as constructed and experienced by children themselves with a specific focus on play as a means through which social identities are produced.
Background Uganda has one of the highest Total Fertility Rates (TFR) in the world estimated at 5.4 children born per women in 2017. The Ugandan government has taken strides to curb fertility, due to its known social and development consequences. Numerous researchers have attempted to investigate factors that could be influencing the high fertility rates.
The Ahmadi movement is one of the most controversial modern Muslim movements primarily for the reason of their unorthodox belief in the continuation of prophecy after the Prophet Muhammad and/or the belief that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was the fulfilment of the prophecy relating to the coming of a messiah and the return of Jesus.
This thesis explores the role and positionality of three Black public intellectuals in post94 South Africa, namely, Simphiwe Dana, Ntsiki Mazwai and Sisonke Msimang. For the purpose of this study, I analysed the twitter postings shared by these intellectuals on various social matters that concern the condition of the Black in post-94 South Africa. Using Fanon’s Native Intellectual Consciousness as a lens, the study seeks to capture and evaluate an emergent form of ‘cyber’ activism in the country.
This study draws on discussions of post-millennial literary fiction to investigate the emerging body of critical theory about the passing of postmodernism and the formulation of what comes after, designated "metamodernism". The aim is to identify and map the underlying structure of intersections and interrelations between the different theories and ideas in order to provide an approximation of the shape that metamodernism is taking.