Journal Articles

  • Working for Living: Popular Education as/at Work for Social-ecological Justice. Southern African Journal of Environmental Education

    Background: Drawing on the working lives of popular educators who are striving for socioeconomic and socio-ecological  justice, we demonstrate how popular education is a form of care work which is feminised, often undervalued and unrecognised as highly skilled work. It is relational work that aims to forge solidarity with communities and the environment.

     

  • 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 politicians, not bureaucrats, stand in the way of a professional civil service.

    Background:  The post-COVID-19 world will demand that governments do more with less, or at least spend within their means. Economic activity has ground to a halt. In South Africa’s case, the country was in bad shape even before the pandemic.

  • 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.

  • Psychology carries a dark past: how the discipline can be Africanised.

    Background: South Africa, it’s well documented by many scholars that psychological warfare took place for a long time as part of the colonial conquest. The colonialists laboured to ensure that black people’s minds were colonised. And to this end, many theories were developed (by white psychologists) to prove the inferiority of the black mind.

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