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Eastern Cape Doctoral School

Demand-Side Factors and the Employment of Young People: A Case Study of the Recruitment and Selection Strategies of Selected Firms in Johannesburg

Unemployment is a long-standing and pressing socio-economic phenomenon that affects, markedly, both developed and developing countries. Although, in one way or another, many people are affected by unemployment, the reviewed literature concurs that youth unemployment is a critical component of the overall unemployment challenge.

Xenophobia in post-apartheid South Africa: a case study in the nelson Mandela bay metropolitan municipality, Eastern Cape

The central thesis pursued in this study is that xenophobia and its violent manifestation thrive in post-apartheid South Africa owing to contextual dynamics chiefly characterized by normlessness and weak law enforcement. The scourge of xenophobia and its attendant violent reaction to the presence of foreign citizens in immigrant receiving countries, such as post-apartheid South Africa, is not only a threat to global peace and security, but also an impediment to achieving our full humanity and a common future.

Critical discourse analysis of election campaigns in Zimbabwe with specific reference to 2008 and 2013 election periods

Elections are a key aspect in all communities and in Zimbabwe they are held after every 5 years. Election discourse is paramount in society and as elections are held, several persuasive elements and occasions come into play as contesting candidates try to garner votes.

An assessment of the local government monitoring and evaluation system: The case of Amathole district Municipalities

This study presents a discussion on monitoring and evaluation introduced in local government to assess both the municipality's performance and the impact of interventions by the government on the social needs of communities. This discussion is specific to the Amanthole District Municipality (ADM) and local municipalities within the Amathole District in the Eastern Cape Province.

Customary Traditional Martial Practises that are Discriminative to Women: A Study on Selected Texts

In many parts of Africa, the cultural practices and customs that were in use over the ages are still largely in place today. Many of these practices discriminate against individuals and compromise their human rights, particularly the rights of African women. The aim of this investigation is to study customary marital practices among the amaXhosa in order to establish their effect on modern amaXhosa society.

An Investigation into the Public Policy making Role of the Judiciary: Case of South Africa

Nothing is fundamental to the quality of life than the process of public policymaking. It is an indispensable public management function which the South African government is duly-bound to perform so as to alleviate the complex array of its development problems. The paramount idea behind the study was to investigate whether the judiciary as an organ of the South African government is playing a role in public policy making under the current 1996 Constitution of the country. The inquiry is the direct repercussion of the formidable gauntlet of divergent and conflicting ideas that include but not limited to the claim that the judiciary does not play a role in public policymaking because of the theory of separation of powers – a theory propounded by Charles Montesquieu, the French philosopher of the yesteryears.

South Africa’s auto industry trade elasticity to economic performance in BRICS countries

South Africa’s automotive industry is a vital element in the country’s economy. This sector has been a strategically important sector in South Africa, and it is imperative to ensure not only the sustainability of the automotive sector in the country, but also the continued growth of the industry. This study addressed the determinants of South Africa’s automotive exports to BRICS countries.

Mainsprings of Substance abuse among female adolescents in Mission location, Mnquma municipality, Eastern Cape.

The South African government and NGOs appear to be losing the war against substance abuse. It is therefore pertinent to mobilise other players such as the private sector to complement the government in the battle against substance abuse. Therefore, this study sought to assesses the contribution of selected business entities in the fight against substance abuse in the city of East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Uthelekiso lwelizwi lembongi kwisihobe sikazolani mkiva nomzwakhe mbuli

Nakubeni luninzi uphando olwenziweyo ngesihobe somthonyama ziingcali ezifana nooQangule (1979), Ntuli (1984), Sirayi (1985), Bokoda (1994), Mtumane (2000), Bobelo (2008) noJadezweni (2013), luncinci uphando olunzulu ngemisebenzi yobugcisa yeembongi zomthonyama eMzantsi Afrika ngexesha elilandela ubandlululo. Kwiphulo lokungciba eli thanda, ndenze isifundo esithelekisa iimbongi ezimbini zomthonyama ezitshatsheleyo kwixesha elilandela ubandlululo eMzantsi Afrika, uZolani Mkiva noMzwakhe Mbuli.