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How Are The Relationships Between South African Universities and Development Understood: The Welfare University

Many development scholars argue that universities can and should address societal problems of poverty, inequality and unemployment. There is international literature that argues, in particular, two things: firstly, that certain economies thrive because they are knowledge driven; and secondly, that universities play a central role in preparing workers for the labour market.

Domestication of open educational resources by academics in an open distance e-learning institution of South Africa

Problem Statement: The emergence of open educational resources (OER) has gained popularity and acceptance in higher education institutions and beyond the basic education sector. This has brought a persistent shift in tuition and research provision. Higher education institution management and curriculum instructors are praising the existence of the OER initiative. In such a situation, the social capital has a role in promoting the adoption, development, and dissemination of OER.

Violence and social cleavages in the 2015 /16 Fees Must Fall movement: A case study of Wits University, South Africa

In this thesis, I present an intersectional analysis of the Black students’ experiences of different dynamics of violence during the Fees Must Fall (FMF) movement in 2015/16 academic years. The overarching aim is to explore the various outcomes of interactions between the social phenomenon of violence and the intersectionality of the social cleavages of the students during FMF.

SGB parent members' and other parents' attitudes towards inclusion and exclusion in primary schools

In South Africa the changes in education, emerging from several government documents, resulted in the implementation of inclusive education through the Education White Paper 6. Since then, research into the role of stakeholders in the implementation of inclusion in South Africa has largely focused on teachers.

The idea of social grants in post-apartheid South Africa: a decolonial interpretive analysis

This thesis examines the meanings of a social grant in South Africa using a decolonial interpretive analysis. The main objective of the research is to decode possible meanings of the social grant programme in South Africa by examining its possible transformative role in poverty and inequality, using the lived experiences of the beneficiaries of this programme.

Isizulu njengolimi lokufunda nokufundisa kanye nokubheka ukuthi lungaziletha kanjani izinguquko enyuvesi yaKwaZulu-Natali

The objective of this study is to explore the changes that can be brought about by the use of isiZulu language at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Therefore this study will look at the use of isiZulu as a language of teaching and learning as well as looking at how isiZulu will bring about transformation at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.