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  1. (In)visibility and the exercise of power : a genealogy of the politics of drag spectacles in a small city in South Africa
    Marx, Jacqueline Greer, 2012
    This study investigates the politics of homosexual visibility in dressing-up, cross-dressing and drag performances that take place in a small city in South Africa over a period of sixty years, beginning in the 1950s and the inception of apartheid policy, through the socio-political changes in the 19 ...
  2. The solo piano music of Einojuhani Rautavaara
    Matambo, Lotta Eleonoora, 2012
    Einojuhani Rautavaara"s oeuvre is characterised by four distinctive creative periods, each demonstrating a remarkable variety of compositional idioms and styles. His application of multifaceted elements, often within a single work leading to notions of postmodernism, is derived from multifarious sou ...
  3. Investigating the popularity of the main news bulletin on Muvi TV, a Zambian television station : a reception study of Lusaka viewers
    Mbatha, Loisa, 2012
    The "tabloid TV" genre, like tabloid newspapers has been chastised for depoliticising the public by causing cynicism, and lowering the standards of rational public discourse. Such criticisms are not always based on a close interrogation of the reasons for the popularity of such a genre amongst its c ...
  4. Communication at the health care coalface : lessons from selected clinics in Port Elizabeth
    Mbengo, Nomatshawe Josette, 2012
    This thesis analyses the state of health care in South Africa with particular reference to a clinic and the Provincial Hospital in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape. The complexities of health care provision in a diverse sociolinguistic environment where certain languages are emphasized over others, form ...
  5. Language and social services in rural North West : the status of Setswana
    Nkashe, Esther, 2012
    This study seeks to support the thesis that African indigenous languages in South Africa should enjoy equal treatment in terms of the South African Constitution. Therefore, it will explore and find ways and means of how the South African government can reach out to rural communities with inadequate ...
  6. Electrospun nanofibers : an alternative sorbent material for solid phase extraction
    Chigome, Samuel, 2012
    The work described in the thesis seeks to lay a foundation for a better understanding of the use of electrospun nanofibers as a sorbent material. Three miniaturised electrospun nanofiber based solid phase extraction devices were fabricated. For the first two, 10 mg of electrospun polystyrene fibers ...
  7. "On se Débrouille" : Congolese migrants" search for survival and success in Muizenberg, Cape Town
    Owen, Joy N., 2012
    Situated in a Congolese transnational "community" in Muizenberg, a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, the thesis focuses on the lives of three middle class Congolese male informants. Their contingent acquaintance with a South African white Christian man gave them access to valuable social capital; s ...
  8. An investigation of the role of physical manipulatives in the teaching and learning of measurement in Grade 8 : a case study using surface area and volume
    Chiphambo, Shakespear Maliketi Elias Kapirima, 2012
    The purpose of this study is to investigate the role of physical manipulatives in the teaching and learning of measurement in Grade 8. The study focuses on how the use of physical manipulatives promotes learners" mathematical proficiency in relation to the five strands of Kilpatrick, Swafford and Fi ...
  9. Touching Brýnstone
    Woudstra, Ruth, 2012
    Touching Brýnstone is the story of Beth, a young journalist who is troubled by misfortunes in her family and work circumstances. In a Pretoria library she is seduced by a book that consoles her and progressively becomes a fetish object. It sparks a journey to Japan, where she arrives to teach Englis ...
  10. Baylis-Hillman adducts as scaffolds for the construction of novel compounds with medicinal potential
    Idahosa, Kenudi Christiana, 2012
    This project has focused on exploring the application of Baylis-Hillman (BH){a.k.a.Morita-Baylis-Hillman (MBH)} scaffolds in the construction of various compounds with medicinal potential. A series of 2-nitrobenzaldehydes has been treated under BH conditions, with two different activated alkenes, vi ...