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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • A cross-linguistic analysis of the writing of prospective first year students in Xhosa and English. 

    Bock, Zannie; Dadlana, Phakamani (University of Stellenbosch, 2002)
    This article aims to characterize typical linguistic and discourse features of academic writing in Xhosa and English among prospective Xhosa-speaking students at the University of the Western Cape so as to account for ...
  • Cyber socialising: emerging genres and registers of intimacy 

    Bock, Zannie (Taylor & FrancisUNISA Press, 2013)
    The popularity of digital media networks for socialising among the youth is well documented. Much has been written on the emerging norms of textese, the global shorthand for chatting. However, becoming a proficient user ...
  • Das Fach Deutsch an der University of the Western Cape 

    van Ryneveld, Hannelore; Mentzner, Martina (Association of German Studies (SAGV), 2010)
    The current challenges facing the teaching of German as a foreign language at the University of the Western Cape are outlined. The article includes a brief historical overview and proposes research perspectives for the future.
  • Decolonization of a special type: rethinking Cold War history in Southern Africa 

    Lee, Christopher J. (History Department, University of the Western Cape, 2011)
    Introduction: This special issue of Kronos: Southern African Histories speaks to this imbalance, contributing in small measure to a recent turn in Cold War studies that has sought to incorporate regional perspectives ...
  • Demanding satisfaction: Violence, masculinity and honour in late eighteenth century Cape Town 

    Worden, Nigel (Univ. of Cape Town) (Published by History Department, University of the Western Cape, 2009)
    This article analyses two separate cases of public violence which took place in Cape Town in the summer of 1772/3. At surface level they appear to be very different in character. One was a scrap among low-ranking soldiers ...
  • Digitisation, history, and the making of a postcolonial archive of Southern African liberation struggles 

    Lalu, Premesh; Isaacman, Allen; Nygren, Tom (Indiana University Press, 2005)
    This paper describes the history of an initiative to digitize a postcolonial archive on the struggle for freedom in Southern Africa. The authors outline the intellectual architecture of the project and the complex ...
  • Distance 

    Pirie, Gordon (Elsevier, 2009)
    The English language has long acknowledged and required some preconception of distance, but it has only been considered explicitly as a key element of human geography for half a century. The distances of greatest consequence ...
  • “Don’t they know how important it is?” A case study of information literacy education in a small South African town 

    Hart, Genevieve (International Association of School Librarianship, 2006)
    The paper comes out of a month-long case study of information literacy education in two public libraries in a small South African town in the rural province of Mpumalanga, undertaken in October 2004. The participant ...
  • E-book usage amongst academic librarians in South Africa 

    Zinn, Sandy; Langdown, Natasha (Library & Information Association of South Africa, 2011)
    The purpose of this study completed in 2010 was to investigate the use of e-books amongst academic librarians; in particular which e-books are available to academic librarians, why they choose this format, what impact ...
  • An early modern entrepreneur: Hendrik Oostwald Eksteen and the creation of wealth in Dutch colonial Cape Town, 1702–1741 

    Groenewald, Gerald (Published by History Department, University of the Western Cape, 2009)
    This article uses the career of Hendrik Oostwald Eksteen at the Cape between 1702 and 1741 to illustrate the mechanisms free burghers could use to create wealth in an economically restrictive environment. By making use ...