Recent Submissions

  • Afrikaans se unieke posisie en uitdagings in ’n veeltalige Suid- Afrika 

    Slippers, Jana; Grobler, Anské; Van Heerden, Neels (University of the Free State, 2010)
    English: Afrikaans, as one of the 11 official languages of South Africa, finds itself in a unique position, facing many challenges. This overview of the history and events that lead to this position endeavours to gain ...
  • The poetics of littérature engagée: Hans Magnus Enzensberger 

    Van den Berg, Cilliers (University of the Free State, 2010)
    English: Issues related to the socio-political role of literature have always been one of the most important themes in the work of Hans Magnus Enzensberger. His notion of littérature engagée and its actual impact has ...
  • Enhancing success in South Africa’s higher education: measuring student engagement 

    Strydom, Francois; Kuh, George; Mentz, Melody (University of the Free State, 2010)
    English: Improving student success and throughput rates are key challenges facing South African higher education. International research shows that a focus on student engagement can help to enhance student learning and ...
  • Resolving the dilemma between corporal punishment and human rights in South Africa 

    Pretorius, Gertie (University of the Free State, 2010)
    English: South Africa’s Constitution protects the fundamental rights of all citizens, including children. The recent Children’s Act and the Children’s Amendment Act criminalise corporal punishment of children by their ...
  • Aristotle’s poetics in Margaret Doody’s "Aristotle and poetic justice" 

    Pauw, François (University of the Free State, 2010)
    English: Canadian-born academic Margaret Doody has written several detective novels in which the philosopher Aristotle makes use of his investigative powers to solve murder mysteries. In Aristotle and poetic justice, ...
  • Interaction and antithesis in reformational scholarship 

    Coletto, Renato (University of the Free State, 2010)
    English: This article explores the themes of interaction and antithesis between Christian and non-Christian scholarship, as developed within Christian-reformational circles since the 1930s. It presents the “classical” ...
  • The nature, extent and impact of the brain drain in Zimbabwe and South Africa 

    Gwaradzimba, Ellen; Shumba, Almon (University of the Free State, 2010)
    English: Brain drain is regarded as one of the greatest threats to socio-economic development in Africa. The need to reverse brain drain and reposition Africa in the twenty-first century cannot be overemphasised. The ...
  • Police corruption: what is the plan? 

    Benson, Bernadine (University of the Free State, 2010)
    English: Since the closure of the SAPS anticorruption unit in 2003, SAPS management have yet to operationalise a plan to address police corruption. The past decade has produced a substantial amount of research on the ...
  • The ethnonyms ‘Bushman’ and ‘San’ 

    Raper, Peter (University of the Free State, 2010)
    English: The first part of the term “Bushman” has been variously explained as referring to bush-covered country, or to bushes as refuge from enemies, as cover from which to attack man or beast, or as dwelling places. The ...
  • Rhetoric and persuasion: understanding enthymemes in the public sphere 

    Faure, Murray (University of the Free State, 2010)
    English: The enthymeme has been used and analysed for over two millennia. It is one of the most powerful rhetorical instruments used for the purpose of persuasion, be it through the spoken or written word. This article ...