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South Africa is a multilingual country with 11 official languages and 9 of these languages are Indigenous African languages. The South African government has developed policies and created an environment for these languages to be developed.
National and provincial language policies have been adopted and the country has even passed a language Act called the Use of Official Languages Act, 2012. The national Department of Education has also passed policies and Acts that enable

The impact and consequences of the HIV/AIDS pandemic on socio-economic development in South Africa informed the creation and development of the National Strategic Plan (NSP) 2012-2016, targeted at managing the country’s response to the pandemic, as well as finding ways to combat and decrease the rate of this pandemic.
This study explores the digital presence of The Household (http://www.thehousehold.xyz/) –a name given to the collective fantasy artwork with narrative dimensions created by agroup of South African artists who call themselves the “Blackheart Gang”.
This study explored the communicative strategies which were used by participants who were called in as witnesses before the Leon Commission and the Phumaphi Commission of Enquiry in Lesotho in 1998 and 2015 respectively. The study specifically looked into the types of communicative strategies employed, their linguistic realisations and their conversational effectiveness in providing required information to the commissions.
This thesis unpacks African graduates' understanding of (de)colonial Higher Education through the narratives of post-graduate social work students and practitioners who attended a university located in KwaZulu-Natal. This study is inspired by the 2015/2016 #RhodesMustFall and #FeesMustFall South African students’ movement, which called for a need to explore students' views about (de)coloniality in Higher Education.
This study investigated a behaviour of South Africa’s economy towards inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI) from Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRICs) economies, during the period 1997 to 2016. The BRICs bloc was coined in 2001 by then chairperson of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Jim O’Neil. According to Goldman Sach (2001), the BRICs group was collectively expected to overtake the major economic powers over the span of a few decades. Their growth is expected to shape a new economic order and replace the currently dominant advanced economies.
This thesis contributes to an understanding of the continued reliance on mining migrant labour. It explores why men from Mpondoland in Flagstaff and Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape Province continue to leave their homes to settle for work in the North West Province (Rustenburg mines) even though the authoritarian structures that supported the migrant labour system have been abolished.
Woza Moya is an arts and craft community organisation which was officially established in 2002. It is one of two economic empowerment projects of the Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust in KwaZulu-Natal which were initiated to form part of the Trust’s context-specific holistic health care approach. While Woza Moya sells a diverse range of products, it is well known for the Woza beadwork style.
This study on social contract and the support for land redistribution investigated the degree to which perceptions about social contract affect the support for land redistribution with reference to Gingindlovu community in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa. Further to that, it investigated the impact of the intervening factors in the support for land redistribution; which are perceived causes of public attitudes, desired justice and perceptions towards redistribution outcomes.
South Africa’s and Brazil’s social policy architectures attempt to address the residues of institutional poverty, inequality and unemployment. South Africa remains deeply unequal and polarized despite government commitments to undo centuries of social stratification resulting from colonial legacies and post-apartheid policy constraints.