Academic research

LitNet Akademies is LitNet's accredited academic journal. An extended English abstract is published with every article.

The learning practice formation of rural working class learners based on their funds of knowledge

Henry Fillies, Aslam Fataar Academic research 2017-01-10

"Based on the research for this article we suggest that young people from impoverished backgrounds are productive and creative learners who deploy a range of social and knowledge-informed strategies to establish viable learning paths."

A theological-ethical investigation of the influence of Christian mission on moral values in South Africa

Pieter Verster Academic research 2016-12-14

"The question to be posed is, if it is indeed not in God's law that God determines the relationship with humans in its moral orientation, where should it be?"

The orthographic realisation of compounds with and derivations of multiword proper nouns

Gerhard van Huyssteen Academic research 2016-12-13

From the corpus study it appears as if the orthographic integrity of multiword proper nouns is mostly preserved in these kinds of morphological constructions.

Imitated Black Afrikaans: context and perceptions of the alternative use of Black Afrikaans

Ansie Maritz, Jako Olivier Academic research 2016-12-13

"Perceptions surrounding Black Afrikaans have an influence on the time and place speakers are comfortable using Imitated Black Afrikaans or not, and the overall, general context determines the perceptions surrounding Imitated Black Afrikaans."

Innovation in the study of religion and religions

Johan Strijdom Academic research 2016-12-07

"The article addresses the fundamental question not only of the meaning of innovation, but also of ways in which we may produce new knowledge in a field that studies human beings and religion as a powerful force in our world."

The practice of humiliation: slavery and Christian asceticism in late ancient Syria

Chris de Wet Academic research 2016-12-06

"It seems that some monks may have sought out physical enslavement as a test of their calling and proof of their obedience."

Roland Barthes and the significance of autonomy for the modern author

Charl-Pierre Naudé Academic research 2016-11-30

"The consequently ambiguous status of the postmodern (late modern) author is touched on: how this construct has come to outstrip its condition of freedom and paradoxically now faces the disintegration of its most important property, namely autonomy."

S v Pistorius: Open justice, media coverage of court proceedings and the elephant in the room

Deon Erasmus Academic research 2016-11-30

"The media argue that they have the duty to provide members of the public with information, which in turn will educate members of the public about the judicial process and promote the principle of open justice."

Analysis of sociograms as method to study the efficiency of networked learning in a school-based mathematics subject group

Christa van Staden Academic research 2016-11-29

"The state requires of teachers to learn from one another, but does not provide a method to assess the effectiveness of the learning that happens when teachers learn from one another."

The roles and experiences of grandparents who act as the primary caregivers of their grandchildren

Issie Jacobs, Susan Brink, Vera Roos, Sandra Steyn Academic research 2016-11-29

"According to the grandparents the added financial responsibility has the most profound impact on their role as the primary caregivers of their grandchildren."

Does contemporary South Africa meet the requirements pertaining to the implementation of a developmental state strategy?

Chris Nelson Academic research 2016-11-28

"Although the necessity for implementing a developmental state strategy in South Africa is a view shared by politicians and academic scholars alike, no unanimity exists regarding the viability of this particular strategy."

Coloured families’ experiences of the negative effect of parental alcohol abuse

Estelle van den Berg, Awie Greeff Academic research 2016-11-09

"The negative experiences of coloured families in the Western Cape with regard to alcohol abuse influence various subsystems within the family, as well as the wider community system as a whole."

Failure to comply with the prescribed procedures after filing of a board resolution to commence business rescue proceedings: Is Panamo Properties (Pty) Ltd v Nel the (correct) answer?

Anneli Loubser Academic research 2016-10-28

"The article points out several uncertainties and problems resulting from this judgment and shows that although the court was strongly influenced by its desire to prevent the abuse of business rescue proceedings in this particular case, the judgment has in fact now opened the doors for more and even worse instances of abuse."

Resistance against accommodation for black students by the Potchefstroom University for CHE, 1987 to 1990

Fanie Jansen van Rensburg Academic research 2016-10-28

"The Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education (PU for CHE) (henceforth: the university) was the last higher education institution to open up its residences for black students."

Predestination and evangelical spirituality: The “Bekommerd” (“Concerned”) debate

Vincent Brümmer Academic research 2016-10-25

"In the 1930s there was a strong rise of the neo-Calvinism of Abraham Kuyper in South Africa. The neo-Calvinists started to organise themselves into a movement aimed at spreading the neo-Calvinist ideology in South Africa."

The pedagogical value of ecoliterary texts: an application of Adrian Rainbow’s views on an Afrikaans youth novel, a cross-over novel and a picture book for children

Henriëtte Loubser Academic research 2016-10-21

"With this article I investigate the value of ecologically oriented fiction texts in creating environmental awareness, and in environmental education."

The phenomenon of loneliness in Schoenberg’s Erwartung, op. 17

Mike Ford Academic research 2016-10-20

"My study adds loneliness to the discourse on psychoanalysis and music by focusing on this specific aspect of human experience and its musical and textual portrayal in Erwartung."

Carbon tax as proposed environmental fiscal reform measure in South Africa

Michelle Barnard Academic research 2016-10-18

"The aim of this article is to provide a detailed exposition of carbon tax as fiscal environmental reform measure; the historical development of the Draft Carbon Tax Bill, 2015 as well the content of the document as such."

F.V. Engelenburg during the Anglo-Boer War: an overview

Linda Brink Academic research 2016-10-14

"The knowledge and insight about the Boers’ cause that Engelenburg gained during the war in South Africa, as well as in Europe, prepared him for the role he would play after the war in South Africa."

Aesthetic illusion and the ways in which viewer engagement can be induced in a film, with reference to Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind (2004)

Armand Fourie Academic research 2016-10-04

"What are the ways in which viewer engagement is created and what is the function of aesthetic illusion in the film Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind (2004)?"

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