Journal Articles

  • Decolonisation as a Spatial Question: The Student Accommodation Crisis and Higher Education Transformation

    Background: Debates on epistemological decolonisation have focused on curriculum issues. There has not been sufficient analysis of how questions of decolonisation are shaped by other factors, such as the very spatial location of universities. This article argues that the colonial nature of the university in South Africa is directly linked spatially to the historic land question of dispossession in South Africa.

  • Classification of audiograms in the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss: A clinical perspective

    Background: Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a major contributor to disabling hearing loss. Engineering controls are superior to hearing protection devices (HPDs) in prevention of occupational noise induced hearing loss (ONIHL), although the latter are more commonly used.

  • Chemicals, noise and occupational hearing health in South Africa: A mapping study

    Background: Chemical exposure leading to ototoxicity is a fresh challenge for occupational healthcare in South Africa

  • Burden of disease: A scoping review of HIV/AIDS and TB in occupational noise-induced hearing loss

    Background: Occupational noise-induced hearing loss (ONIHL) does not occur in isolation from other influencing factors such as health conditions and illnesses like human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV and AIDS), as well as tuberculosis (TB).

  • A critical analysis of the current South African occupational health law and hearing.

    Background: Occupational health laws must recognise the constitutional requirement of substantive equality, and its role in ‘the progressive realisation’ of the rights provided by Section 27

  • A brief history of the Berlin Mission Society in South Africa.

    Background:  The Berlin Mission Society (BMS) was one of four German Protestant mission societies active in 19th and 20th century South Africa. Born out of the tradition of Pietism in Germany and at the time of evangelical revival after the Napoleonic wars, the BMS sent its first missionaries to South Africa in 1834; it was formally disbanded in 1972.


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