Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology

Recent Submissions

  • The rehabilitation of incarcerated child offenders : challenges faced by social welfare officers in Zambia 

    Muyobela, Tamara Aggie; Strydom, Marianne (Stellenbosch University, Department of Social Work, 2017)
    A large number of children worldwide are detained. Social workers are rendering services to these children with the aim of rehabilitating them and reducing recidivism. This study aimed to identify the challenges experienced ...

  • From the ocean to outer space – and almost everything in between 

    Hart, Tim G. B. (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2016)
    No abstract available

  • 'I don’t want to go back to the farm' : a case study of Working for Water beneficiaries 

    Hough, Jan A.; Prozesky, Heidi E. (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2013-09-20)
    In addition to clearing invasive alien plants, the Working for Water (WfW) Programme, as a South African government public works programme, provides short-term employment and training to empower the poor in finding alternative ...

  • A review of methodological trends in South African sociology, 1990–2009 

    Basson, Isabel; Prozesky, Heidi Eileen (Taylor & Francis, 2015-11-26)
    This article reviews the research methods and methodologies employed by South African sociological researchers when conducting research, as published in academic peer-reviewed journals during the period of 1990 to 2009. ...

  • Proceedings of the 4th World Conference on Research Integrity 

    O’Brien, Susan Patricia; Chan, Danny; Leung, Frederick; Ko, Eun Jung; Kwak, Jin Sun; Gwon, TaeHwan; Lee, Ji Min; Lee, Min-Ho; Nolte, Helga; Gommel, Michael; Sponholz, Gerlinde; Krastev, Yordanka; Sandiran, Yamini; Connell, Julia; Solomon, Nicky; Krasovec, Ursa Opara; Sribar, Renata; Martinson, Brian C.; Thrush, Carol R.; Gunsalus, C. K.; Oransky, Ivan; Marcus, Adam; Graf, Chris; Warne, Verity; Wates, Edward; Joshua, Sue; Roig, Miguel; Mumford, Michael; Deschenes, Mylene; Olivier, Catherine; Dupras-Leduc, Raphaelle; Hammatt, Zoe; Tamot, Raju; Parker, Robin; Ricard, Cynthia; Nguyen-Khoa, Loc; Titus, Sandra; Jensen, Karsten K.; Godecharle, Simon; Nemery, Ben; Dierickx, Kris; Gjerris, Mickey; Eriksen, Marion Laird; Hoej, Jeppe B.; Steneck, Nicholas H.; Nebeker, Camille; Kalichman, Michael; Booen, Elizabeth Mejia; Pacheco, Blanca A; Giacinto, Rebeca Espinosa; Castaneda, Sheila; Li, Ding; Chen, Qiong; Zhu, Guoli; Sun, Zhonghe; Abbasi, Badaruudin; Ganguly, Parthasarathi; Ganguly, Barna; Bonn, Noemie Aubert; Dierickx, Kris; Godecharle, Simon; Bourcier, Daniele; Borde, Jacques; Leduc, Michele; Chou, Chien; Pan, Sophia Jui-An; Tiefenauer, LouisXaver; Barr, Daniel; Taylor, Paul; Horn, Lyn Margaret; Poff, Deborah; Mavrinac, Martina; Brumini, Gordana; Petrovecki, Mladen; Santos, Christiane Coelho; Vasconcelos, Sonia; Lammey, Rachael; Hartgerink, Chris; Van Assen, Marcel; Wicherts, Jelte; Hauge, Hanne Silje; Manka, Aaron; Iturrizaga, Raffael; Foeger, Nicole; Lescano, A. R; Lanata, Claudio; Vasquez, Gissella; Mariana, Leguia; Silva, Marita; Kasper, Mathew; Montero, Claudia; Bausch, Daniel; Lescano, Andres G.; Blom, Fenneke; Bouter, Lex; Lategan, Laetus O. K.; Manaia, Gustavo F.; McCormack, Wayne T.; Allen, William L.; Connelly, Shane; Crites, Joshua; Engler, Jeffrey; Freedman, Victoria; Garvan, Cynthia W.; Haidet, Paul; Hockensmith, Joel; McElroy, William; Sander, Erik; Volpe, Rebecca; Verderame, Michael F.; Krstic, Snezana; Handy, Louise; Schaller-Demers, Debra; Taylor, Paul; Barr, Daniel; Lerouge, Inge; Cielen, Gerard; Schoofs, Liliane; Marusic, Ana; Squazzoni, Flaminio; Vaux, David; Al-Wazzan, Khalid; Alorainy, Ibrahim; Graf, Chris; Warne, Verity; O’Brien, Nolan; Guerin, Suzanne; Dodd, Philip; Wells, Frank; Blewett, Catherine; Litto, Fredric M.; De Lecuona, Itziar; Lofstrom, Erika; Maes, Katrien; Dierickx, Kris; Bonn, Noemie; Godecharle, Simon; Peatfield, Tony; Boehme, Olivier; Caporale, Cinzia; Fanelli, Daniele; Carfora, John; Strauss, Eric; Lynn, William; De Bruyn, Dieter; Nele, Bracke; De Gelder, Katrien; Van Der Burght, Stefanie; e Silva, Jose R. L.; Vasconcelos, Sonia M. R.; Ingierd, Helene; Frankel, Mark; Vasgird, Daniel; Bird, Stephanie; Yarborough, Mark; Alorainy, Ibrahim; Al-Wazzan, Khalid; Garner, Harold; Campo-Engelstein, Lisa; Master, Zubin; Smith, Elise; Resnik, David; Williams-Jones, Bryn; Malicki, Mario; Utrobicic, Ana; Marusic, Ana; Fanelli, Daniele; Ioannidis, John P. A.; Ter Riet, Gerben; Walley, Tom; Bouter, Lex M.; Van Der Steen, Jenny; Bouter, Lex; Vasconcelos, Sonia; Sorenson, Martha; Prosdocimi, Francisco; Masuda, Hatisaburo; Watanabe, Edson; Pinto, Jose C.; Palacios, Marisa; e Silva, Jose L.; Leta, Jacqueline; Vieyra, Adalberto; Pinto, Andre; Sant’Ana, Mauricio; Shinkai, Rosemary; Yudin, Boris; Verges, Etienne; Brun-Wauthier, Anne-Sophie; Vial, Geraldine; Vinther, Torkild; Bahr, Volker; Kalichman, Michael; Plemmons, Dena; Davies, Rebecca L.; Laube, Katrina; Scheopner, Cynthia; Galland, John; Maisonneuve, Herve; Decullier, Evelyne; Noble, Brian; Gilis, Anja; Gallacher, David J.; Lavrijssen, Tom; David, Malwitz; Dasgupta, Malini; Mols, Hans; Savard, Tony; Mah, Eric; Wager, Elizabeth; Kleinert, Sabine; Kiermer, Veronique; Hufton, Andrew; Clyne, Melanie; Vasconcelos, Sonia; Almeida, Renan M.; Fontes-Pereira, Aldo; Catelani, Fernanda; Rocha, Karina; Iorns, Elizabeth; Gunn, William; Leduc, Michele; Letellier, Lucienne; Malherbe, Cornelia; Kamata, Takehito; Enebakk, Vidar; Penrod, Lynn; Nørgaard, Thomas; Elverdam, Charlotte; Fassin, Yves; Fekken, Cynthia; Adam, Jamal; Anderson, Melissa S.; Wicherts, Jelte; Buttliere, Brett; Groves, Trish; Shanahan, Daniel; Simera, Iveta; Kirtley, Shona; Villanueva, Eleana; Struthers, Caroline; MacCarthy, Angela; Altman, Douglas; Grebenshchikova, Elena; Greene, Bronwyn; Rohr, Ted; Simera, Iveta; Shanahan, Daniel; Harriman, Stephanie; Groves, Trish; Struthers, Caroline; Varantola, Krista; Nolte, Helga; Opara, Ursa; Vinther, Torkild; Wager, Elizabeth; Nørgaard, Thomas; Rokne, Jon; Setti, Gianluca; MacPherson, Gordon; Hazelkorn, Ellen; Smith, Carthage; McLaughlin, Robert H.; Martins, Tatiana D.; Tanimoto, Tetsuya; Steneck, Nicholas; Fanelli, Daniele; Kalleberg, Ragnvald; Hussein, Tajammul; Sun, Ping; Tzeng, Ovid; Varantola, Krista; Zimmerman, Susan; Shinkai, Rosemary; Lescano, Roxana; Heitman, Elizabeth; Nieto, Maria Andrea Rocio del Pilar Contreras; Alorainy, Ibrahim; Al-Wazzan, Khalid; Chou, Chien; Pan, Sophia J.; Fong, Eric; Wilhite, Al; Groves, Trish; Motta-Roth, Desiree; Tijdink, Joeri; Smulders, Yvo; Lategan, Laetus O. K.; Mumford, Michael; Steele, Logan; Watts, Logan; Johnson, James; Connelly, Shane; Williams, Lee; Ter Riet, Gerben; Amini, Sufia; Hooft, Lotty; Kilicoglu, Halil; Van Seters, Janneke; Eijsackers, Herman; Voragen, Fons; Van Der Zijpp, Akke; Brom, Frans; Abbasi, Badaruddin; Almasoud, Naif N.; Labuschagne, Adri; Severinsen, Johanne; Engh, Espen; Alani, Daham I.; Jusoff, H. J. Kamaruzaman; Gordon, Anita; Harton, Helen C.; De Bruyn, Dieter; Van Der Burght, Stefanie; Rocha, Karina de Albuquerque; De Vasconcelos, Sonia M. R.; Matandika, Limbanazo; Prata, Aline Carolina de Oliveira Machado; Neff, Mark W.; Fanelli, Daniele; Costas, Rodrigo; Lariviere, Vincent; Filho, Douglas L. G.; Guedes, Diego O.; Bahr, Volker; Keller, Niklas; Feufel, Markus; Offenhauser, Nikolas; Kowalczuk, Maria K.; Moylan, Elizabeth C.; Speanburg, Katie; Dasgupta, Malini; Lubomirski, Mariusz; Lavrijssen, Tom; Malwitz, David; Gallacher, David; Gillis, Anja; Marques, Maria Betania de Freitas; Amâncio, Laressa L.; Fernandes, Raphaela D.; Patrocinio, Oliveira; Rech, Claudia M. C. B.; Marques, Maria Betania de Freitas; Rech, Claudia M. C. B.; Sousa, Adriana N.; Garcia, Leila P; Harriman, Stephanie; Patel, Jigisha; Lada, Farida; Di Capua, Giuseppe; Peppoloni, Silvia; DuBois, James M.; Chibnall, John; Van Der Wall, Jillon; DuBois, James M.; Chibnall, John; Van Der Wall, Jillon; Tait, Raymond; Holen, Jacob; Johannessen, Adele F.; Ellefsen, Torunn; Rech, Claudia; Sousa, Adriana; Marques, Maria Betania de Freitas; Peppoloni, Silvia; Di Capua, Giuseppe; Beranzoli, Laura; Beirao, Paulo S. L.; Zimmerman, Susan; Kleinert, Sabine; Marusic, Ana; Anderson, Melissa S.; Bouter, Lex (Biomed CentralPublisher's version, 2016-07)
    These Proceedings contain the abstracts of the presentations given at the 4th World Conference in concurrent sessions, partner symposia, and poster sessions. Also included are summaries of the discussions in three focus ...

  • Decelerating factors that impact on the career progression of women academics at Stellenbosch University 

    Williams, Lorryn Glynis (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03-15)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In 2014, Stellenbosch University’s (SU’s) Transformation office released an infographic displaying the percentage of women and men at the various academic ranks throughout the university. This display ...

  • "BEEWARE of the wasp " : The role of language in studying and managing the European Paper Wasp. 

    Simakani, Sinikiwe (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Over the past decade or two, scientists have recognised the importance of the role the general public may play in scientific research to address scientific challenges. This thesis deals with communication ...

  • Single mothers and family formation in Suurbraak: a mixed methods study 

    Jansen van Rensburg, Collette (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Mothers from the coloured population in South Africa are often single, raising children without the assistance of a spouse or partner, yet research on their family structures is scarce despite the financial ...

  • The local, the global, and the self: An ethnographic account of a community Computer Centre in Carnarvon, Northern Cape, and its significance for its users’ sense of self and their place in the world 

    van der Hoef, Monique (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The focus of this thesis has been on the local participants in computer education courses that are provided by the Siyafunda Computer and Technology Centre at Kareeberg library in Carnarvon in the Northern ...

  • Young urban Shona women and men negotiating gender and sexuality and social identifications through “cultural practices” in contemporary Zimbabwe: the case of labia elongation. 

    Venganai, Helen (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Influenced by versions of feminist theory, post-colonial theory, and critical anthropology, this research seeks to contribute to a growing body of literature which explores processes of identity construction ...

  • Youth and military service: exploring the effects of military socialisation, reintegration and employment 

    Kramm, Neil (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The Military Skills Development System (MSDS) was adopted to rejuvenate the ageing force of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), and has an additional function to provide social uplifment ...

  • Masculinities and gender-based violence in South Africa: a study of a masculinities-focused intervention programme 

    Graaff, Karen De Villiers (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: South Africa as a country experiences extremely high rates of violence and gender-based violence (GBV). A wide range of interventions have been implemented as a means to respond to these, including ...

  • ‘Hair economies’: power and ethics in an ethnographic study of female African hairdressers in Cape Town 

    Settler, Henrietta Monica (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In this empirical study, which focused on power and ethics, I explored the relationship between the researcher and the research participant in the context of migrant African women in Cape Town. The ...

  • We are all only one pay cheque away from a life like this: Experiences of unemployment and homelessness at a community shelter in Somerset West, Western Cape 

    Mordaunt-Bexiga, Michelle Mary (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2-02-13)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Within the current economic climate, income and job security concerns are a dominant feature in public policy, day-to-day debates and conversations. The following thesis documents the daily lives of a ...

  • A case study of women's households, sanitation and care in Zwelitsha, an informal settlement section in Stellenbosch Municipality 

    Meiring, Reinette (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study highlights the experience of black African women living in poor households on the margins of Franschhoek and their efforts in navigating poverty against the backdrop of “development” in Langrug. ...

  • Afrikaaps: A celebratory protest against the racialised hegemony of 'pure' Afrikaans 

    Van Heerden, Menan (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT Afrikaaps is a multi-media (Becker and Oliphant, 2014) protest theatre production that has been performed locally and internationally between 2010 and 2015. Afrikaaps, also termed ‘Vernacular Spectacular’, ...

  • Struggle for urban citizenship in South Africa: Agency and politics in the Enkanini upgrading project, Stellenbosch 

    Zibagwe, Scelo (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: As the world becomes increasingly urban and urban conditions carry promises of a better life, significant categories of urban residents inhabit urban centres in cumulative insurgent processes of gaining ...

  • Politics and performance of a literacy intervention in Cape Town: School libraries and the new subjection of volunteerism. 

    Carolus, Gabriela Penelope (2016-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Since 1994, policy-driven research in South Africa led by the Department of Education (DoE) and Library Information Sciences (LIS) in resource-poor schools has focused on the absence of teaching and ...

  • A new laager for a “new” South Africa: Afrikaans film and the imagined boundaries of Afrikanerdom 

    Steyn, Adriaan Stefanus (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The Afrikaans film industry came into existence in 1916, with the commercial release of De Voortrekkers (Shaw), and, after 1948, flourished under the guardianship of the National Party. South Africa’s ...

  • Health policy and integrated mental health care in the SADC region : strategic clarification using the Rainbow Model 

    Janse Van Rensburg, Andre; Fourie, Pieter (BioMed Central, 2016)
    Background: Mental illness is a well-known challenge to global development, particularly in low-to-middle income countries. A key health systems response to mental illness is different models of integrated health care, ...

  • Language, residential space and inequality in Cape Town : broad-brush profiles and trends 

    Hill, Lloyd; Bekker, Simon (Union for African Population Studies, 2014-05)
    This article uses South African census data for 1996, 2001 and 2011 to explore the relationship between language and demographic change in the metropolitan region of Cape Town. We begin with a conceptual and methodological ...

  • Household language, residential segregation and social mobility : continuity and change in eThekwini, South Africa 

    Bekker, Simon; Hill, Lloyd (Union for African Population Studies, 2016)
    This article uses South African census data for 1996, 2001 and 2011 to explore the relationship between language and social mobility in the metropolitan region of eThekwini (including what was previously known as Durban). ...

  • Revealing the social face of innovation 

    Hart, Tim G. B.; Ramoroka, Kgabo H.; Jacobs, Peter T.; Letty, Brigid A. (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2015)
    Despite the introduction of social innovation in the 1996 White Paper on Science and Technology, the concept of social innovation has not been actively implemented or even diffused outside of the policy arena in South Africa. ...

  • The changing face of Woodstock : a study of inner-city gentrification 

    Carls, Kim (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The term ‘gentrification’ was first coined by sociologist Ruth Glass in 1964 as she studied the inner-city neighbourhoods of London. She found that neighbourhoods experiencing urban decay would be ...

  • Environmental conflict and its resolution : the case of invasive alien species management in Cape Town, South Africa 

    Caetano, Laura Diandra (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In a country as biologically diverse as South Africa, it is of critical importance to ensure that effective invasive alien species (IAS) management strategies are in place. The underlying though crucial ...

  • The Adam Tas student association and the tension between Afrikaans identity and transformation at Stellenbosch University 

    Kriel, Berenice Gwendoline (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: After 1994, transformation interventions in all sectors of South African society were needed to adequately address socio-economic disparities caused by apartheid policies. The objective of equalising ...

  • Teenage mothers’ experiences of motherhood : schooling, stigma and learned responsibility : a case study of teenage mothers of school going age in a peri-urban area in Kwa-Zulu Natal. 

    Dlamini, Nothile (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study seeks to contribute to research that seeks to understand experiences of teenage motherhood. Drawing on the experiences of fifteen (15) teenage mothers between the ages of 15 to 19 years old, ...

  • Evaluating the implementation of employment equity in a pharmaceutical company : a case study 

    Mputa, Constance Kholeka (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This qualitative single case study explored the implementation of employment equity in a pharmaceutical company referred to as Medco and the factors that played a role in that regard. A case study design ...

  • The challenges of curbing corruption in a democracy : the case of the Public Protector and Nkandla 

    Adetiba, Olumide Frederick (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Corruption as a global phenomenon has remained a recurring subject in development and nationbuilding discussions, particularly in Africa. Across the continent, there is a growing concern about the ...

  • Negotiating labour insecurity : a case study of temporary off-farm workers in the deciduous fruit sector in Ceres 

    Wiltshire, Anne (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis develops a socio-economic profile of temporary off-farm workers and examines how they negotiate labour insecurity in a context of high unemployment and casualisation of work. This is realised ...

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