Recent Submissions

  • Mythmaking as self-making and nation-building: a reading of Wole Soyinka’s “Idanre” 

    Ndaba, Sandile (University of the Free State, 2003)
    English: This paper investigates how Soyinka uses Yoruba mythology in his poem “Idanre”. It avers that Soyinka uses Ogun as his tutelary deity in an attempt at self-reclamation and nation-building. It shows how Soyinka ...
  • (De)constructing systems discourses in South Africa’s Education White Paper 6: Special Needs Education 

    Van Rooyen, Brenda; Newmark, Rona; Le Grange, Lesley (University of the Free State, 2003)
    English: White Paper 6, on Special Needs Education, released in July 2001, is a response from the South African government’s Ministry of Education to the inclusion movement. In this article we examine systems discourses ...
  • After theory 

    Peeters, Leopold (University of the Free State, 2003)
    English: In French literary studies the reign of “Theory” has come to an end and its demise has left a void. This article proposes that literary studies be founded on anthropological considerations. In order to justify ...
  • Creating knowledge-based organisations by means of knowledge management and organisational learning 

    Steyn, Trudie (University of the Free State, 2003)
    English: Knowledge-creating organisations are successful. They have the ability consistently to produce new knowledge, circulate it through their organisations, and embody it in new products and services. Knowledge is a ...
  • Coping styles and quality of life in people with HIV/AIDS: a review 

    Coetzee, Mignon; Spangenberg, Judora (University of the Free State, 2003)
    English: In the midst of the dramatic global escalation of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the relative longevity of patients continues to increase. The success with which one manages to cope with the continuous stress attached to ...
  • The development of dramatic symbolism and satire in the plays of Zakes Mda on the realities of South Africa’s political situation 

    Uwah, Chijioke; Muller, Roy (University of the Free State, 2003)
    English: This article examines Mda’s artistic development, specifically in his use of symbolism and satire, while considering reasons why he chose to use these devices. The analysis will cover the period from the seventies, ...
  • Two-way symmetrical communication and interactivity on the web: a case study of two South African non-governmental organisations 

    Naudé, Annelie; Froneman, Johannes; Atwood, Roy (University of the Free State, 2003)
    English: Practitioners who use the internet as part of their public relations efforts often still do not apply the interactive features to their fullest potential. This article is based on a study that aimed to address ...
  • Poverty eradication: the need for good citizenship 

    Naudé, Wim (University of the Free State, 2003)
    English: This paper makes use of game theory to argue that poverty and inequality can be understood as the outcome of a repeated game in which the players are caught in a poverty trap, or “prisoners’ dilemma”. They can ...
  • The necessity of a challenge to western discourses by the African renaissance 

    Matthews, Sally; Solomon, Hussein (University of the Free State, 2003)
    English: One of the goals of the African renaissance and related projects is the transformation of the power relations between the West and Africa. This paper demonstrates the way in which western discourses on Africa ...
  • Multiculturalism(s)? A critical appraisal 

    Van der Merwe, Willie (University of the Free State, 2003)
    English: Various normative stances or responses in respect of multiculturalism are distinguished and briefly evaluated. The article focuses on what can be called “mosaic multiculturalism” — a multicultural condition (and ...
  • Serieuse selfstandige soeker: C M van den Heever (1902-1957) 

    Kapp, Pieter (University of the Free State, 2004)
    English: The Afrikaans poet and author C M van den Heever was the first professor of Afrikaans and Dutch at the University of the Witwatersrand. During the term of his appointment (1933-1957) he played a key role in the ...
  • Die rol van die Unieverdedigingsmag in die onderdrukking van die nywerheidsonluste aan die Rand, 1922 

    Fokkens, Andries; Visser, Deon (University of the Free State, 2003)
    English: Wage and labour disputes between the Chamber of Mines and white unionised workers on the Rand led to an industrial strike in March 1922. Negotiations failed and militant strikers attacked several police stations ...
  • Moral and medical ‘prescriptions’ in a fifteenth-century Sacrament play 

    Geldenhuys, Katharine; Raftery, Margaret Mary (University of the Free State, 2003)
    English: The purpose of this article is to investigate the manner in which Christ, perceived as present in the eucharistic host, is portrayed as the Suffering Physician in the “quack doctor” scene in the Croxton Play of ...
  • AIDS in schools: a human rights perspective on parameters for sexuality education 

    Ngwena, Charles (University of the Free State, 2003)
    Englsih: This article is set against the background of a sustained HIV/AIDS epidemic affecting the South African population, including the education sector. It explores the education sector’s responses to the epidemic in ...
  • Newspaper coverage of South African tobacco issues, 1997-2001 

    Phaswana, Gladys; Peltzer, Karl (University of the Free State, 2003)
    English: The purpose of this study was to investigate the way in which the tobacco issue has been framed in the mass media in South Africa. 363 South African newspaper articles published from January 1997 to December 2001 ...
  • Aggressive adolescent behaviour in privileged schools 

    Olivier, Tilla (University of the Free State, 2003)
    English: This article offers a perspective on the topic from educational psychology, with a focus on adolescents, who often air their frustrations at growing up and developing their own unique identity by way of opposition. ...
  • Minimum wages for domestic workers: a comprehensive analysis 

    Bothma, Louis; Campher, Celeste (University of the Free State, 2003)
    English: This article investigates the impact of a minimum wage for domestic workers on employment levels. A comparative analysis of two surveys undertaken in a Bloemfontein suburb challenges the Minister’s statement that ...
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, time perspective and the self 

    Carstens, Ansie; Mouton, Johann (University of the Free State, 2003)
    English: In a study aimed at establishing a greater understanding of the subjective experience of sufferers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), time perspective was identified as one of the most affected dimensions of the ...
  • Narrative temporalities in a Bushman rock painting site 

    Van den Berg, Dirk (University of the Free State, 2003)
    Englsih: Proposing narrative readings of Bushman rock painting in terms of historical timeframes and narrative temporalities, this investigation of the consequences of musealisation at the Tandjesberg rock art site examines ...