TD: 2007 Volume 3 No 2
- Editorial comment: a new era / Tempelhoff, JWN
- Knowledge is everywhere: a philosophical exploration / De Beer, CS
- ‘Music is Life’ – The influence of transcendentalist philosophy on Ives’s Concord Sonata / Weyer, W & Spies, B
- Unskilled blue collar workers: Bourgeois and/or authoritarian? Results from a small scale survey in Belgium / De Witte, H
- HIV/AIDS awareness among first year pharmacy students and the role of the university / Bezuidenhout, S & Summers, RS
- The Gowe Irrigation co-operative society and its role in Sanyati (Zimbabwe), 1967-1969 / Nyandoro, M
- The role of technology in the economic growth of South Africa: The case of frequency allocations to cellular operators / Mellet, A
- Hidden benefits of public private partnerships: the case of water pressure management in Sebokeng / Mckenzie, RS; Wegelin, W; Mohajaneand, P & Shabalala, S
A new era
The editorial staff of TD The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa was recently informed that our journal had been accredited by the national department of education.
The new status means that TD now forms part of a select group of scientific publications in South Africa. We now have the responsibility to ensure that, in line with the quality of our sister publications in academia, high standards are maintained in respect of academic editing and publishing.
It also implies that contributors, in the service of higher educational and research institutions in South Africa, whose articles are published in TD, are eligible for funding from their respective institutions.
This is an accomplishment of which we are very proud.
Since the inception of TD in 2005 members of the editorial staff have made work of securing contributions that could hold their own under conditions of high peer reviewing standards.
The achievement can be attributed to our faithful readers, subscribers and contributors. Without them the journal would hardly have reached this milestone in the space of less than three years. We thank all partners for their support in this endeavour.
Our journal is committed to opening up lines of communication between disciplines. We also need to communicate with civil society at all levels. Ultimately we have to communicate knowledge that can be useful to science and society at large.
Should there be any suggestions as to how we can make the journal a better read and platform of knowledge, please let us know.
(2007)As HIV/AIDS continues to spread and affect the lives of millions of people, a sense of urgency has developed about the imperative need to stop the epidemic. Education is the key to change knowledge, attitudes and behaviour. ...
Unskilled blue collar workers: Bourgeois and/or authoritarian? Results from a small scale survey in Belgium (2007)In this article, two contrasting theories on the attitudes of unskilled blue collar workers are confronted: the ‘embourgeoisement’ thesis and the hypothesis of the ‘authoritarianism of the working class’. The ‘embourgeoisement’ ...
(2007)Although the Concord Sonata is traditionally regarded as a sonata, it is atypical of the genre and is often considered as enigmatic. To understand this composition, a transdisciplinary approach is essential by, more ...
(2007)In this article, I would like to argue that interdisciplinarity belongs to the very nature of knowledges in their diverse manifestations and any disregard for this idea would mean a distortion of knowledge while creating ...
(2007)Many water distribution systems in South Africa are deteriorating due to many years of neglect resulting in a serious maintenance backlog. Recent government legislation has introduced free basic water to all South Africans ...
The role of technology in the economic growth of South Africa: The case of frequency allocations to cellular operators (2007)Economists associate long-term economic growth with technological progress. Earlier growth literature, as well as modern literature, states to sustain a positive growth rate of output per capita in the long run, there ...
(2007)The paper focuses on the origins and development of agricultural co-operative societies in Zimbabwe since 1954 with particular reference to Gowe-Sanyati and evaluates their role in facilitating the channelling of production ...