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Recent trends in South African water historiography
The discipline of water history is relatively young but since the 1990s there has been growing interest in the field. In this article an exposition is provided on the origins of the discipline of water history as a ...
Laws against strikes – The South African experience in an international and comparative perspective
This contribution reviews the book entitled Laws against Strikes – The South African Experience in an International and Comparative Perspective edited by Bob Hepple, Rochelle le Roux and Silvana Sciarra.
Viewing 'the other' over a hundred and a score more years : South Africa and Russia (1890-2010)
Whether novel is history or history is novel, is a tantalising point. “The novel is no longer a work, a thing to make last, to connect the past with the future but (only) one current event among many, a gesture with no ...
The bald and golden eagle protection act, species-based legal protection and the danger of misidentification
The Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act of 1940 bestows legal protection on two North American eagle species in the United States of America. The Act was originally aimed at the legal protection of only one species: the ...
An efficiency analysis of basic service provision in South African local government (2006/7 to 2008/9)
The South African local government sector has undergone changes in the post-apartheid era as policy makers have sought to improve basic services provided to disadvantaged local communities. While scholars have considered ...
The use of blogs for political campaigning in a developing country context: the case of South Africa
(North-West University, 2012)
All over the world, the use of the digital platform for political campaigning is growing. This development has the potential to empower the electorate to engage in political debate. This exploratory research aims at ...
The professionalisation efforts of accountants in the Orange Free State, 1907 - 1927: an exploration of their first twenty years.
(School for Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University, 2012)
Professionalisation forms an important domain in the accounting history arena. The geographical spread of professional organisations occurred via the relay of empire and the movement of international capital. Outcomes ...
Challenges to disaster risk reduction: a study of stakeholders’ perspectives in Imizamo Yethu, South Africa
(AOSIS OpenJournals, 2011)
South Africa is a complex and dynamic society, with overwhelming and increasing problems with disaster risk in the vulnerable urban communities in and around its rapidly growing metropolitan centres. The purpose of this ...
Preliminary assessment of the gender aspects of disaster vulnerability and loss of human life in South Africa
(AOSIS OpenJournals, 2013)
South Africa has reached a medium level of human development and has a heterogeneous situation with respect to disaster risk management. In this article, a preliminary assessment of the gender aspects of disaster vulnerability ...
Views from the frontline: a critical assessment of local risk governance in South Africa
(AOSIS OpenJournals, 2013)
In 2005 the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction introduced the ‘Hyogo Framework for Action’ (HFA) aimed at mainstreaming disaster risk reduction. Subsequently, the ‘Global Network for Disaster ...