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  • SDG-10
    Hervormde Kerk en apartheid
    22 Oct 2013

    This contribution examines the changing attitude of the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika (NHKA) towards apartheid, specifically since the Second World War. The NHKA’s views started with a theological justification of apartheid and the complete identification of the church with Afrikaner nationalism, moving to a position of critical solidarity and eventually the rejection of apartheid an…

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    Global health research, partnership, and equity: no more business-as-usual
    13 Nov 2012

    The papers in this important collection reflect a mature and confident way of doing global health research which is anything but business-as-usual. In the context of increasing competition for individual or institutional “leadership” of the field (and business) of gobal health, these contributors instead speak of active and sustained collaboration -- listening, responsiveness, flexibility, willin…

  • SDG-10
    Identiteit en seksualiteit in die debuutromans van Kirby van der Merwe en Clark Accord
    21 Aug 2014

    This article analyses the debut novels of the Afrikaans writer Kirby van der Merwe and the Surinamese writer Clark Accord. It focuses on the representation of identity and sexuality to posit an image of the individual (specifically the black woman) and finds that ambivalence is displayed; on the one hand established conceptions on identity, specifically race, and sexuality are presented, whilst o…

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    Health sector reforms: implications for maternal and child healthcare in South Africa
    04 Jan 2016

    Generally, public health facilities in developing countries tend to be underfunded and inefficient. In South Africa, these problems have continued even after the introduction of free maternal and child health care policy. It is argued that this policy increased utilization rate and consequently overcrowding of public health facilities. Nonetheless, long waiting times and unavailability of certain…

  • SDG-10
    Affirmative action in South Africa: Are we creating new casualties?
    09 Dec 2015

    Affirmative action policies in South Africa and other countries have been designed to address inequity and discrimination, and to manage a wide range of diversity in all spheres of life, particularly after the end of apartheid in 1994. Years after implementing affirmative action in South Africa, perceptions of its impact or even benefit seem to vary from person to person. This article present…

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    The legacies of the Natives Land Act of 1913
    09 Sep 2015

    Looking back at the century since the promulgation of the Natives Land Act, it can be argued that it shaped the trajectories of most South Africans’ lives. It expelled black people from the land into crowded reserves and formed the cornerstone of the migrant labour system and through which, accumulation of wealth in white-owned mines, farms and factories. Far from unravelling this history of disp…

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    From archaic to modern law: Uganda's Refugees Act 2006 and her international obligations
    03 Mar 2016

    Uganda enacted its first law to deal with refugees in 1955, which was repealed in 1960 by the Control of Alien Refugees Act. While the 1960 law was still in force, Uganda ratified international and regional human rights instruments. In 1995 a new Constitution with a comprehensive Bill of Rights was promulgated. These developments made the 1960 Act incompatible with Uganda’s international, re…

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    ‘Why can’t race just be a normal thing?’ Entangled discourses in the narratives of young South Africans
    07 Apr 2016

    Although apartheid officially ended in 1994, race as a primary marker of identity hascontinued to permeate many aspects of private and public life post-apartheid. For young people growing up in the ‘new’ South Africa, the terrain of racial positioning is difficult and uneven. Referred to as the ‘born frees’, they aspire to be liberated of the past yet are themselves shaped by and positioned withi…

  • SDG-10
    A tale of two federations: Comparing language rights in South Africa and Ethiopia
    01 Aug 2016

    The success of a federal arrangement in accommodating ethnic diversity cannot be measured solely on the basis of its language rights regime. However, it is generally agreed that a well-designed language rights regime goes a long way in contributing either to the effective reconciliation, unity and diversity or to the eventual polarisation of cultural communities. This article focuses on the chall…