Decolonization, class struggles and economic empowerment in post-colonial states: An appraisal of Zimbabwes indigenisation policy in the mining sector

This study is an exposition of Zimbabwe’s post-independence indigenization and economic empowerment policy, with a specific focus on how the policy unfolded in the country’s mining sector. The indigenization policy was adopted as a conscious strategy towards overcoming Zimbabwe’s historical legacy of settler colonialism. 

Strategic manoeuvring and the expression, negotiation and naturalisation of inter-subjective and ideological positions in literary discourse

This study sought to interrogate the analysis of literary discourse patterns from appraisal linguistic and extended pragma-dialectic argumentation perspectives utilising the modified Appraisal Framework (Martin & White, 2005) and the Extended Pragma-dialectic Theory of Argumentation (van Eemeren & Grootendorst, 1984; 1992 and 2004). 

Contesting boundaries: A case of municipal demarcation disputes in Vuwani Vhembe district, Limpopo province

The research study in Vuwani Vhembe district sought to investigate demarcation disputes, the relationship between service delivery and demarcation disputes. The study further investigates the role of municipal demarcation board and local government adherence to sound governance principles and the causes of the demarcation dispute in Vuwani. 

Learning to be 'Out of Order': A life history of the Church Land Program and the Development of its Praxis

This thesis is driven by the view that we urgently need a more truly emancipatory African politics, beyond the politics of the state or the hegemonic politics of the powerful; and the potential role of ‘civil society’ in this needs to be explored. Using a Gramscian frame, the study focuses on the life history of the Church Land Programme (CLP), an NGO based in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. 

The applicability of the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) to the condom use intentions and behaviour of Migrant youth in South Africa.

The study titled “The applicability of the theory of planned behavior (TPB) to the condom use intentions and behavior of migrant youth in South Africa” explores the predictors of condom use behavior and intentions of migrant youth in SA. It examines the influence of acculturation on the relationship between condom use intention and actual behavior.

(Re)-Construction of womanhood in Lesotho: Narratives of ‘Unmarried’ Basotho women (Methepa).

By posing a provocative question, “What is a Woman?” this thesis intended to deconstruct normative conceptions of womanhood which are essentialised to marriage. To achieve these ends, I located the key questions of this thesis within intersecting theoretical premises of decolonial, African and Black feminisms. 

Exploring Learner Resilience to School Violence in a township secondary school in Durban KwaZulu-Natal

The purpose of this study was to explore learner resilience to school violence in a township secondary school in Chatsworth near Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Specifically, the study sought to describe the nature of school violence, identify and describe the internal characteristics of resilient school learners, determine the external factors that contribute to resilience of school learners, determine what skills resilient school learners in a township school use to cope with school violence, and develop a framework that fosters resilience among learners.