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  • Applying linguistics: Developing cognitive skills through multimedia 

    Gough, David H.; Bock, Zannie (Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand, 2003)
    This paper examines the effectiveness of linguistic analysis in developing scientific thinking skills and scientific attitudes. It reports on a project established at a South Africa university in South Africa which engaged ...
  • The body unbound: ritual scarification and autobiographical forms in Wole Soyinka’s Aké: the years of childhood 

    Moolla, Fiona F. (Sage Publications, 2012)
    The scarification in Aké is invested with major significance apropos Soyinka’s ideas on African subjectivity. Scarification among the Yoruba is one of the rites of passage associated with personal development. Scarification ...
  • The Boer and the jackal: Satire and resistance in Khoi orature 

    Wittenberg, Hermann (University of the Western Cape, 2014)
    Bushman narratives have been the subject of a large volume of scholarly and popular studies, particularly publications that have engaged with the Bleek and Lloyd archive. Khoi story-telling has attracted much less attention. ...
  • Border crossings in the African travel narratives of Ibn Battuta, Richard Burton and Paul Theroux 

    Moolla, Fiona F. (Taylor & Francis, 2012)
    This article compares the representation of African borders in the 14th-century travelogue of Ibn Battuta, the 19th-century travel narrative of Richard Burton and the 21st-century travel writing of Paul Theroux. It ...
  • Cape Town as Africa's gateway for tourism to Antarctica - development potential and need for regulation 

    Boekstein, Mark (2014)
    Cape Town is one of the five Antarctic gateway cities from which ships and aircraft travel to and from various parts of Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic islands. Gateway cities are used by government scientific expeditions, ...
  • Challenges for information literacy education at a university of technology 

    Hart, Genevieve; Davids, Marion (University of Kwazulu Natal, 2010)
    The article reports on an action research project to investigate the effectiveness of an information literacy intervention for first year engineering students at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). The ...
  • The church, gender and AIDS: What's wrong with patriarchy? 

    Pillay, Miranda N. (SUN, 2015)
    Many women and children suffer in silence in cultures where patriarchy is condoned and defended as the natural order of things. The inferior status ascribed women and children where patriarchy is imbued as hypernormative, ...
  • City of Cape Town libraries' segregated history: 1952-1972 

    Laishley, Kathleen; Zinn, Sandy (University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2015)
    This article investigates the history and development of the Cape Town City Libraries (CTCL) from 1952-1972 and examines the effect of apartheid legislation on establishing a public library system. Legislation introduced ...
  • Code-switching: An appraisal resource in TRC testimonies 

    Bock, Zannie (John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2011)
    This article analyses the function that code-switching plays in selected testimonies given at South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission which followed the country's transition to democracy in 1994. In a number of ...
  • Coercive sexual practices and gender-based violence on a university campus 

    Clowes, Lindsay; Shefer, Tamara; Fouten, Elron; Vergnani, Tania; Jacobs, Joachim (Taylor & Francis, co-published with Unisa Press, 2009)
    When a 22-year-old University of the Western Cape (UWC) female student was stabbed to death by her boyfriend (another student) in her room in the university residence on 25 August 2008, the entire campus was left reeling. ...
  • Coming home, coming out: Achmat Dangor's journeys through myth and Constantin Cavafy 

    Field, Roger (Taylor & Francis Group, 2011)
    Despite his international status, the impact of Constantin Cavafy’s poetry on South African letters has gone largely unnoticed. This article draws attention to the range of Cavafy's, influence on the local poets, writers, ...
  • Community as utopia: Reflections on De Waterkant 

    Rink, Bradley M. (Springer, 2008)
    This paper will reflect on research currently in progress in Cape Town's De Waterkant neighbourhood—an area also known as Cape Town's 'gay village'. This paper engages the literature of utopia as a framework of analysis ...
  • Confessing guilt in the context of climate change: Some South African perspectives 

    Conradie, Ernst (Stellenbosch University, 2010)
    This contribution explores the significance but also the immense complexities of Christian discourse on confessing guilt within the context of climate change. It draws especially on South African discourse on confessing ...
  • Conquering the publishing silences of black academic women 

    Rhoda, Anthea; Maurtin-Cairncross, Anita; Phillips, Julie; Witbooi, Sally (University of the Western Cape, 2006)
    Although women fulfil and play meaningful roles in the academic life of universities, their contributions have seldom been acknowledged. The voices of women outside of the dominant western context of knowledge production ...
  • Construals of agency in the testimony of Colin de Souza 

    Bock, Zannie (Academia Press, 2009)
    In this paper, I analyse the testimony of Colin de Souza given before South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in the mid-1990s.1 My aim is to explore how De Souza projects an identity of himself as 'agentive', ...
  • Contestations over knowledge production or ideological bullying? A response to Legassick on the workers' movement 

    Sithole, Jabulani (Univ. of KwaZulu-Natal) (Published by History Dept, University of the Western Cape, 2009)
    The key characteristic of the vast amount of literature on the South African workers ʼ movement in the post-1973 period is the denial that the class and national struggles were closely intertwined. This denial is underpinned ...
  • The conundrum of school libraries in South Africa 

    Zinn, Sandy; Hart, Genevieve (Library and Information Association of South Africa, 2007)
    Introduction: The first democratic elections in 1994, leading to the end of apartheid education, new educational legislation and a new curriculum, brought fresh optimism to South African school library circles. This was ...
  • A conversation with Anne Phillips on multiculturalism 

    Phillips, Anne; Byrne, Deirdre; Gouws, Amanda; Lewis, Desiree; du Toit, Louise; Viljoen, Stella (Unisa Press, 2015)
    During March 2015, Professor Anne Phillips of the London School of Economics was a visiting fellow at Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS). On 13 March a group of nine gender scholars from different disciplines ...
  • Converting the card catalogue of the National Library of South Africa, Cape Town Campus, into a machine-readable format 

    Coetzee, Helena; Skelly, Lara (Ashgate Publishing, 2008)
    In 2006 the National Library of South Africa (NLSA), Cape Town Campus, began a project to convert its substantial card catalogue to machine-readable form. The article gives an overview of the Library's collections and ...
  • Creative non-fiction: a conversation 

    Brown, Duncan; Krog, Antjie (Taylor and Francis Group, 2011)
    Creative non-fiction has become in the sense ‘the genre’; of South African writing: writing which makes its meanings at the unstable fault line of the literary and journalistic, the imaginative and the reportorial. Duncan ...