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What is the Future of Polygyny (Polygamy) in Africa?
The traditional practice of polygyny, whereby only a man is allowed to marry more than one wife in a customary marriage, has long been perceived to be an offender of women's rights. Recent family law reforms on the African ...
Anti-Afrophobia policy shortfall and dilemma in the New Partnership for Africa’s Development and South Africa
Since 1994, South Africa witnessed various xenophobic attacks, the two recent ones leaving over 60 Africans dead in 2008 and 17 in 2015. Xenophobia is an embarrassment to the new South African Government, which is ...
Reflections on applying critical discourse analysis methodologies in analysing South African history textbooks
(The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University, 2015)
This article is a reflection on the choice to apply Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) in a large scale study in which South African history textbooks were analysed for their construction of African consciousness. The ...
The colonial experience, indigenous leaders and the capitalization of the Swazi monarchy
(School for Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University, 2015)
Historians and other researchers have analysed different aspects of Swazi historical affairs. One of the themes that has attracted academic attention is that of continuity and change, especially under the impact of ...