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  1. Unionism and public service reform in Lesotho : between legislative constraints and apathy
    Maema, Mapule, 2010
    The study focuses on Lesotho‟s Public Service. The aims of this study were to examine the factors that led to the repeal of the Public Service Act No.13 of 1995. This study looks at the legislative constraints and attitudes of civil servants towards unionisation in the Public Service. It also outlin ...
  2. Disjunctures within conventional knowledge of black male homosexual identity in contemporary South Africa
    Li, XinLing, 2010
    This thesis provides a sociological understanding of how conventional knowledge of sexuality negates the identity formation of black gay men in contemporary South Africa. It investigates the coming out experiences of six black gay men in order to reveal the disjunctures between being black and being ...
  3. Studies towards the development of novel HIV-1 integrase inhibitors
    Lee, Yi Chen, 2009
    The project has focused on the preparation of several series of compounds designed as potential HIV-1 integrase inhibitors. Various 2-nitrobenzaldehydes have been reacted with two activated alkenes, methyl vinyl ketone (MVK) and methyl acrylate, under Baylis-Hillman conditions to afford α-methylene- ...
  4. Deliberating the Dialogues: a critical examination of the nature and purpose of a Daily Dispatch public journalism project
    Amner, Roderick John, 2010-03
    This thesis critically examines the nature and purpose of a series of four town-hall-like meetings, the Community Dialogues, held in the townships and suburbs of East London, South Africa, in 2009. They were undertaken by a mainstream, commercial newspaper, the Daily Dispatch, under the banner of th ...
  5. A Foucauldian critique of neo-liberalsim.
    Sachikonye, Tawanda, 2010
    This study attempts to make a contribution to the critique of contemporary capitalism. This has been conceptualised through a Foucauldian critique of neo-liberalism, that is, Foucault’s concepts of power and governmentality have been used to criticise neo-liberalism. The study argues that neo-libera ...
  6. Microbial ecology of the Buffalo River in response to water quality changes.
    Zuma, Bongumusa Msizi, 2010
    South Africa’s freshwater quality and quantity is declining and consequently impacting on the ecological health of these ecosystems, due to increased agricultural, urban and industrial developments. The River Health Programme (RHP) was designed for monitoring and assessing the ecological health of f ...
  7. Brood cycles in queenless colonies of Apis mellifera capensis.
    Crous, Kendall Lauren, 2010
    In a honeybee colony, the loss of a queen is considered to be a serious occurrence and, if a new queen is not produced, ultimately doomed. However, in colonies of Apis mellifera capensis (Cape honeybees), numerous pathways are available for a colony which unexpectedly losses a queen. At the onset ...
  8. Variability analysis of a sample of potential southern calibration sources.
    Hungwe, Faith, 2009
    A considerable number of Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) surveys have been conducted in the northern hemisphere and very few in the southern hemisphere mostly because of a lack of telescopes and therefore adequate baseline coverage. Thus there is a deficit of calibrator sources in the south ...
  9. Past trauma, anxious future : a case-based evaluation of the Ehlers and Clark model for PTSD applied in Africa
    Van der Linde, Francois, 2007
    This research report documents the therapeutic intervention undertaken with a 23-year-old Swazi rape victim. The format of this research report takes the form of a case study that follows the principles proposed by Fishman (2005). Its aim is to document the treatment process of an individual of Afri ...