Faith Communities and Social Cohesion in South Africa: The case of congregations in the AFMSA

After more than twenty years of freedom and democracy South Africa still struggles to make the ideal of a united, democratic, free, non-racial, non-sexist society a reality. The National Development Plan states that South Africa remains “a deeply divided society” and recent findings from the South African Reconciliation Barometer (SARB) and media reports corroborate this statement.

The Role of Funding Composition on Efficiency in Public Universities in South Africa

Studies on the relationship between funding and efficiency of public universities in South Africa were triggered mainly by the decline of government spending on public universities while the enrolment of financially needy students is increasing. This increase is a product of government’s initiatives to redress the imbalances in access and success caused by the apartheid regime. 

Skills development: role of Umthombo Youth Development Foundation (UYDF) in the Healthcare skill shortage in rural South Africa

Background: A shortage of health care professionals is a global problem. Rural hospitals are especially vulnerable and have difficulty in retaining staff. The problem is worsened by the migration of skilled personnel to developed countries and this further depletes the scarce resources and adds strain to the already under resourced rural hospitals. In South Africa, the Umthombo Youth Development Foundation (UYDF) has developed an intervention designed to improve access to health care in rural areas by partnering with rural hospitals to recruit and train local youth to become healthcare professionals, so that upon their completion they will take up the post in rural hospitals in their districts. 

Performing Invisible Labour - A performance inquiry into the paradox of invisibility/visibility as experienced by domestic workers in South Africa View your Report

Performance is a slippery term. It articulates an artform as well as latent invisible forms of knowledge. This thesis uses performance as a method of research, exploring how the ‘other’ or the invisible black person comes to be seen, but also how they come to see themselves as their own material for knowledge. The study focuses on how performance is a valid mode of knowledge production by building a bridge between performance and theory in relation to domestic workers, black feminist aesthetics, personal narratives and the practice of theatremaking.

The impact of translanguaging and acculturation towards implementation of the Incremental Indigenous African Languages programme in former Model-C schools (Alfred Nzo West District, Eastern Cape)

This thesis explores the possibilities of multilingual language instruction within multi-ethnic classrooms in former Model-C schools shaped by multiple discursive practices. The researcher reviews current research on multilingualism and teaching and proposes strategies for overcoming the English prescriptivism, and monolingual mind-set in education.

Inzukazikeyi Yokufunda Nokufundiswa KwesiZulu ULimi lwesiBili Emabangeni Akhaphezelayo (4-6) Ezikoleni EziseSiyingini SaseMlazi, KwaZulu-Natali

Ukufunda nokufundisa ulimi lwesiZulu ezikoleni zaseNingizimu Afrika kusabukeka kunezingqinamba eziningi ezidalwa ukuthi siwulimi olwalucindezelwe ngesikhathi sobandlululo. Ukuhlelwa koHlelo lwezifundo nakho kubukeka kungadlali indima etheni ekulekeleleni ukuba isiZulu sifundiswe ngendlela ezothuthukisa abafundi futhi baphumelele ngokwezinga lolwazimfundo.

The training of teacher librarians and the development of school libraries in KwaZulu-Natal

Libraries are the important resources that knowledge production institutions such as schools must have in order to effectively realise their objectives. It is important to note that libraries are hubs of the learning environment; hence they need to be managed by skilled people who are well aware of their functions, purpose and role in terms of meeting the school’s vision, mission and goals.