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  • Henkeman, Sarah (Institute for Security Studies (ISS), 2013)
    This paper responds to key aspects of Bill Dixon's article, Understanding 'Pointy Face': What is criminology for? It suggests that criminology should unambiguously be 'for' social justice in South Africa's transhistoric ...
  • Dhupelia-Mesthrie, Uma (University of the Western Cape, 2014)
    In 1915 Baba Bapoo, a store assistant in Cape Town, was thrown into a state of great mental and emotional stress when he lost his permit en route to India. This was the only document that could guarantee his re-admission ...
  • van Wyk, Steward (Alv-Tydskriffonds, 2007)
    This article examines how the phenomenon of passing, or playing white, is portrayed in selected South African texts. The findings of two studies conducted in the Cape Town area highlight the particular historical circumstances ...
  • Sedite, Dimakatso; Bowman, Brett; Clowes, Lindsay (Elliot & Fitzpatrick Inc., 2010)
    Staffriding, or train surfing, involves taking life threatening physical risks by moving around the outside of moving trains. In aiming to better understand this risky practice, this small scale qualitative study used three ...
  • Gibson, Diana (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2013)
    This study on perceptions of violence was conducted with 56 traditional health practitioners (diviners: amagrirha) in the Helderberg Municipal Area of Cape Town Metro. It forms a subsection of a larger study on African ...
  • Rodríguez, Karen; Rink, Bradley M. (The Forum on Education Abroad, 2011)
    The city as place forms the backdrop to many study abroad experiences. Our sense of place, however, is often fractured by modern mobilities. As Sack (1988) notes, we move from place to place so much that places often begin ...
  • Hart, Genevieve; Mfazo, Ncumisa (Library and Information Association of South Africa, 2010)
    The article reports on an investigation of the provision of gay and lesbian literature and of information services to gays and lesbians in Cape Town’s public libraries. Although by definition public libraries serve all ...
  • Assubuji, Rui; Hayes, Patricia (University of the Western Cape, 2013)
    Kok Nam began his photographic career at Studio Focus in Lourenço Marques in the 1950s, graduated to the newspaper Notícias and joined Tempo magazine in the early 1970s. Most recently he worked at the journal Savana as a ...
  • Lewis, Desiree (University of Cape Town, 2013)
    Although set in the 1990s and published in 2002, Alaa Al Aswany’s novel The Yacoubian Building conveys the corruption and brutality that led to explosive revolutions in Egypt from 2011. Moreover, his depiction of ...
  • Bhana, Deevia; Clowes, Lindsay; Morrell, Robert; Shefer, Tamara (UNISA Press, 2008)
    Since the promulgation of the South African Schools Act in 1 996, it has become illegal to exclude pregnant girls from school. Influenced by feminist research, policy has sought to assist pregnant girls and young parents ...
  • Wittenberg, Hermann (Taylor & Francis, co-published with Unisa Press, 2010)
    In South African imaginative writing and scholarly research, there is currently an extensive and wide-ranging interest in the ‘Bushman’, either as a tragic figure of colonial history, as a contested site of misrepresentation, ...
  • Adu-Gyamfi, Yaw (Old Testament Society of SA, 2013)
    Have you ever jumped to a conclusion before hearing both sides of a story? Have you ever failed to give someone the benefit of the doubt, even though they had never wronged you? "There Are Two Sides to Every Story." Joshua ...
  • Hart, Genevieve (LIASA Forum Press, 2004)
    The paper explores the impact of educational change in South Africa on public libraries. It surveys the recent literature to conclude that the position of school libraries is precarious and that public librarians feel ...
  • Rink, Bradley M. (Centre for Geographical Studies: Lisbon, 2013)
    Since 1999, Cape Town’s Pink Map has attempted to provide local and international visitors alike with a cartographic representation of the city’s queer landscape. This paper engages with the archive provided by more than ...
  • Wittenberg, Hermann (Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2011)
    In postcolonial translation studies, increasing attention is being given to the asymmetrical relationships between dominant and indigenous languages. This paper argues that John Francis Cele’s UPrester John (1958), is not ...
  • Scarnecchia, Timothy (Kent State University) (Published by University of the Western Cape, 2011)
    This article examines the role of diplomatic relations during the first stages of the 1983 Gukurahundi in Zimbabwe. Based on a preliminary reading of South African Department of Foreign Affairs files for 1983, the article ...
  • Zinn, Sandy (Library and Information Association of South Africa, 2009)
    E-learning has come of age in South African higher education but scepticism, caution and an inadequate reward system for innovative teaching methods have resulted in a slow uptake by academics. Within this milieu the author ...
  • Field, Sean (Published by University of the Western Cape, 2011)
    Tracy Kidder and Jonny Steinberg have constructed evocative biographies of African refugees’ dislocation, journeys and struggles to settle in the USA. These books are reviewed through the lens of how South African readers ...
  • Langenhoven, Belinda; Dyssel, Michael (Springer, 2007)
    The article reflects the findings of a survey undertaken in Mitchell’s Plain and presents a case study of the factors that impact recycle-related employment tendencies and opportunities in the area of the Cape Flats in ...
  • Donaldson, Ronnie; Mehlomakhulu, Thobeka; Darkey, Dan; Dyssel, Michael; Siyongwana, Pakama (Elsevier, 2013)
    Beginning in the mid-1990s, South Africa’s geopolitical, social and economic landscapes have been rapidly transforming. Driven primarily by government policy particularly after 1994, these changes have among other effects ...

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