Journal Articles

  • Transformative equality: Court accommodations for South African citizens with severe communication disabilities’, African Journal of Disability

    Background: Persons with disabilities are generally at greater risk of experiencing violence than their peers without a disability. Within the sphere of disability, individuals with severe communication disabilities are particularly vulnerable and have an increased risk of being a victim of abuse or violence and typically turn to their country’s criminal justice system to seek justice.

  • The relationship between nutrition reading and label use and nutrition knowledge amongst a sample of rural youth studying at a university in South Africa

    Background: Within rural communities, quests for understanding consumer behaviour patterns become key, especially given the challenges that exist in such communities. Furthermore, youth consumers are an important cohort in rural communities in South Africa.

  • Students’ Voices on How Indigenous Languages Are Disfavoured in South African Higher Education

    Background:  South Africa is a country with 11 official languages. However, teaching and learning in South African universities continue to be dominated by a language that was imposed by colonialism.

  • Stuck in a Rut: A Review of the Interplay between Agriculture, Poverty and Food Security in Nigeria. African Renaissance

    Background:  Owing to its contribution to employment and non-oil revenue, agriculture remains a mainstay of Nigeria’s economy. The study attempts a contextualisation of agricultural development and its relationship with poverty and food security in Nigeria. The methodology adopted involves the review of relevant literature and analyses of secondary data.

  • South African hearing conservation programmes in the context of tele-audiology: A scoping review

    Background: The limited involvement of audiologists in occupational noise-induced hearing loss (ONIHL) management through hearing conservation programmes (HCPs) is a global issue. In low- and middle-income (LAMI) countries such as South Africa, this is also exacerbated by demand versus capacity challenges. Tele-audiology is an option requiring serious deliberation by the audiology community within HCPs in LAMI contexts

  • Risk versus benefit: Should not audiologists assess this in the context of occupational noise-induced hearing loss in the mining industry?

    Background: Hearing conservation programmes (HCPs) are an important aspect of occupational health efforts to prevent occupational noise-induced hearing loss (ONIHL). In low- and middle income (LAMI) countries, where the incidence of ONIHL is significant, it is important to deliberate on the risk or benefit of HCPs.

  • Recent advances in hearing conservation programmes: A systematic review

    Background: Current evidence from low- and middle-income (LAMI) countries, such as South Africa, indicates that occupational noise-induced hearing loss (ONIHL) continues to be a health and safety challenge for the mining industry. There is also evidence of hearing conservation programmes (HCPs) being implemented with limited success.

  • One Made by Many: The Recording of Present-Day Kalahari Stories

    Background: An inclusive methodology emphasises other-centredness and many ways of knowing including spirituality. It draws on the spirit of ubuntu, kanala and participatory communication towards research that results in a product that is “the one made by many”.

  • Occupational noise and age: A longitudinal study of hearing sensitivity as a function of noise exposure and age in South African gold mine workers

    Background: A relationship exists between occupational noise exposure and age, which remains poorly understood.

  • Occupational Hearing loss in Africa: An interdisciplinary view of the current status

    Background: Noise-induced hearing loss is 100% preventable if the collaborative stakeholders in the prevention process are fully committed to the process and implement effective measures timely. Audiologists have within their scope of practice the prevention of hearing loss and this needs to be at the forefront of all advocacy campaigns to prevent occupational hearing loss (OHL).


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