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Municipal solid waste management in South Africa: evaluation of waste to energy technologies for generating electricity from municipal solid waste, Gauteng Province

Waste to energy technologies have been presented as one of the avenues to improve the management of solid waste whilst promoting clean and healthy urban environments through the recovery of waste and generation of electricity. Research suggests that with the right investment in technologies and institutional changes, waste can potentially become a resource that can contribute to the Socio-economic development of cities.

Dead Aid: A Critical View of Aid to Africa From an Ethical Perspective

Poverty, debt and under-development have plagued the African continent for decades. At the advent of independence, foreign aid/development assistance was adopted as a driver for economic development and poverty reduction. Over sixty years of aid to Africa yet the continent, especially sub-Saharan Africa is still poverty stricken, underdeveloped and debt ridden.

Called and Queer Exploring the lived experiences of queer clergy in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa

In South Africa anti-queer attitudes are propped up by religious moral claims and by strong assertions that queer sexualities are un-African and a secular Western import. This study contributes to the growing body of literature which challenge these claims, and at the same time interrupts scholarly trends in the field of religion and sexuality which either characterises institutional religion as singularly oppressive or homogenises queer Christians as inherently subversive.

Health, Culture and Language: Translation and Untranslatability in Selected English-to-Zulu Health Communication Messages in Rural KwaZulu-Natal

In theory, all of South Africa’s 11 official languages are equal. But in reality, English has consolidated its position at the expense of the other 10. It remains the only language spoken across all ethnic groups in South Africa. English’s dominance as both a source and relay language has not only underdeveloped African languages but has also facilitated the emergence of a systematic yet lopsided translation culture.

Frameworks of Representation: A Design History of the District Six Museum in Cape Town

Since 1994, the District Six Museum, in constructing histories of forced removals from District Six, Cape Town, commenced as a post-apartheid memory project which evolved into a memorial museum. Design has been a central strategy claimed by the museum in its process of making memory work visible to its attendant publics evolving into a South African cultural brand.

An Investigation of The Experiences of Psychotherapists Regarding Ubuntu in their Psychotherapy Practice: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

Psychotherapy is a Eurocentric concept and practice that has migrated to South Africa with technology, as part of the general transfer of knowledge (Mkhize, 2003). It has embedded Eurocentric principles that sometimes do not easily accommodate working with Africans. It has been practised by psychotherapists of African origin with clients of African origin, but is based upon Eurocentric ideas and guidelines for practice. 

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