LitNet Akademies is LitNet's accredited academic journal. An extended English abstract is published with every article.
Antjie Krog as cultural mediator: aspects of her writer’s posture in the Low CountriesAcademic research 2019-06-10
"This article investigates Antjie Krog’s role as cultural mediator of South Africa and Afrikaans in the Low Countries."
Sensemaking. A plea for a conversation between organisation theory and hermeneuticsAcademic research 2019-06-05
"The article has a threefold purpose: To introduce an important new doctoral study in organisation theory; to provide a critical overview of core aspects of the dissertation and to develop these further; and to stimulate a conversation between sensemaking theory and hermeneutics."
Israeli and South African citizens’ motivations for joining the Palestinian struggleAcademic research 2019-06-01
"Why would one publicly join the Palestinian cause if one is not Palestinian oneself? What about Israel, which also suffers violent attacks? Views on Israel and the Palestinians are often positioned as though there is a conflict between two equal entities."
An agricultural magazine as “social barometer”: The Afrikaans magazine Landbouweekblad as an indicator of agricultural developments over one hundred yearsAcademic research 2019-05-24
"Indeed, within the agricultural concept of a barometer as an indicator of weather patterns, and thus as being of vital importance to agriculture in terms of good or bad news, it could be said that the magazine has been, and still is, a social barometer of its time over its existence of one hundred years."
Perspective on /ɛ/ lowering in AfrikaansAcademic research 2019-05-13
"The most important conclusion reached in this study is that /ɛ/ lowering as a phonological process occurs over a wide front and is far more complicated than suggested by available descriptions."
Migrant literature themes in Die wêreld van Charlie Oeng by Etienne van HeerdenAcademic research 2019-04-25
"This article investigates how migrant literature themes in Die wêreld van Charlie Oeng are used to draw a comparison between the field of experience of non-Western migrants in Western host countries and the indigenous black population in South Africa during the apartheid era."
Antjie Krog, communality and the need for interconnectedness with the other in Mede-weteAcademic research 2019-04-25
"The search for a multilevel union serves a continuous theme in Mede-wete. The need for interconnectedness, a concept closely linked to African philosophy, is a recurring theme in Krog's oeuvre."
The use of poems in die teaching of Afrikaans as additional languageAcademic research 2019-04-23
"This follow-up study focuses on using poems in task-based learning activities as a successful and interactive approach in language acquisition classes."
A critical reflection of the Gijima judgmentsAcademic research 2019-04-03
"The facts in the Gijima case were briefly that the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) concluded a state contract with Gijima Holdings to provide IT services to the Department of Defence but failed to follow the procurement proceedings prescribed by section 217 of the Constitution and legislation regulating procurement."
A network perspective on the use of cooperative base groups as a technique to improve collaboration in distance higher educationAcademic research 2019-03-27
"The students were actively and meaningfully involved in the learning process, deeper forms of learning were promoted and the collaboration in groups had a positive impact on the academic success of distance education students."
Environmental governance, the human being and the social order: a reinterpretationAcademic research 2019-01-15
"The objective of this article is to reinterpret the increasingly dominant economic approach to environmental governance. This objective will be achieved by focusing on three interrelated factors, namely the importance of the human person in environmental governance, the images of social and moral order, and the implications for human behaviour and decision-making."
Translating proper nouns in the work of Deon Meyer: an investigation into consistencyAcademic research 2018-12-20
"The conclusion is that names are translated using domestication as a translation technique in some cases and foreignisation in others, while there are also cases where both techniques are used, or where techniques seem to be used at random."
Human-animal relationships in Thomas Mofolo’s historical novel Chaka (1925, 2017)Academic research 2018-12-18
"By way of introduction the article points out how prominently animals and animal metaphysics feature in texts about Chaka written by early European visitors to southern Africa."
The Arabic trajectory in the post-Carolingian period of Medieval philosophyAcademic research 2018-12-13
"Although acknowledging the importance of niche research from and within Arabic and other Semitic languages and contexts, the lack of reference to Medieval Arabic scholars in almost every introduction and compilation of Medieval philosophy over the past century needs to be addressed rather urgently."
The Arabic trajectory in the Carolingian period of Medieval philosophyAcademic research 2018-12-13
"Can we as Westerners ever speak of 'Medieval philosophy' as a historical-discursive given, without our Other voice?"
Self-directed learning: The experiences and opinions of life sciences student-teachers worksheets in a cooperative teaching-learning environmentAcademic research 2018-12-12
"The literature indicates that citizens need to have social skills and higher cognitive thinking skills, such as problem-solving and creative thinking skills, in order to cope with the challenges posed by globalisation and the information explosion."
Hybridity and authenticity as cultural markers in the music of Nico CarstensAcademic research 2018-12-11
"The question on which we focus highlights the ways in which Carstens, both as a composer and as a piano accordion player, succeeded in enriching traditional boeremusiek idioms by way of the fusion of a variety of musical influences and styles in order to produce a stylised, yet highly accessible and marketable South African popular music identity."
The Word as flesh with Martinus Nijhoff and D.J. OppermanAcademic research 2018-12-11
"This illustrates that two great poets can have an absorbing conversation with each other over time and distance."
Moral leadership: The school principal as an agent in establishing moral values for the promotion of the school climateAcademic research 2018-12-10
"A qualitative study was used to determine the contribution of the school principal in establishing moral values to promote a positive school climate in well-performing schools."
Possible solutions to reading comprehension problems of non-mother-tongue speakers in Afrikaans Home Language classesAcademic research 2018-12-07
"The study, its findings and recommendations can therefore be used as a resource for the development of training programmes to improve teacher PCK regarding the enhancement of the reading comprehension of non-mother-tongue speakers."