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  • Extinction Risk and Diversification Are Linked in a Plant Biodiversity Hotspot 

    Davies, T. Jonathan; Smith, Gideon F.; Bellstedt, Dirk U.; Boatwright, James S.; Bytebier, Benny; Cowling, Richard M.; Forest, Felix; Harmon, Luke J.; Muasya, A. Muthama; Schrire, Brian D.; Steenkamp, Yolande; van der Bank, Michelle; Savolainen, Vincent (PLoS, 2011-05)
    It is widely recognized that we are entering an extinction event on a scale approaching the mass extinctions seen in the fossil record. Present-day rates of extinction are estimated to be several orders of magnitude greater ...

  • Factor rings of the Gaussian integers 

    Patterson, Cody (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2004)
    Whereas the homomorphic images of Z (the ring of integers) are well known, namely Z, {0} and Zn (the ring of integers modulo n), the same is not true for the homomorphic images of Z[i] (the ring of Gaussian integers). ...

  • Fairness of seat allocation methods in proportional representation 

    van Eck, L.; Visagie, Stephan E.; de Kock, H.C. (Open Journal Systems, 2005)
    In this paper the fairness of some methods of allocating seats in a proportional representation (PR) voting system is investigated. Different PR systems are in use throughout the democratic world, but the primary focus ...

  • Fast-tracking the literacy development in street children: a reading and writing project for street children 

    Nathanson, R. (Stellenbosch university, 2009)
    The Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2007 revealed that seventy-seven million children of primary school age are not enrolled in schools. Furthermore, despite continued reforms at the primary level, too many ...

  • A field guide or a handbook? 

    Cherry, Micheal I. (AOSIS OpenJournal, 2011)
    Thirty years ago, on an honours field trip, I was introduced to Neville Passmore’s and Vincent Carruthers’ excellent new book, South African frogs.1 For me at least, this was a fortunate introduction: four years later, ...

  • Fireforce - One man's war in the Rhodesian Light Infantry 

    Van der Waag-Cowling, N. (Open Journal Systems, 1998)
    "They have the faces of boys but they fight like lions" The history of the Rhodesian Light Infantry is an illustrious one. The RLI produced many of the senior brass who led the Rhodesian Army including Gen Peter Walls. It ...

  • First and second language child speakers of Afrikaans’s knowledge of figurative language 

    van der Merwe, K.; Southwood, F. (Stellenbosch University, 2008)
    This article reports on a study that compared the knowledge of figurative language in first (L1) and second language (L2) speakers of Afrikaans, aged 8 to 10. To assess comprehension of figurative language, 25 idioms were ...

  • Foraging strategies of coexisting lacertid lizards in the arid Tankwa Karoo Basin of South Africa 

    Du Plessis, I. J.; Mouton, P. Le F.N. (Open Journal Systems, 2012-04)
    Four lacertid lizards, Pedioplanis laticeps, P. lineo-ocellata, Meroles knoxii and Nucras tessellata, occur sympatrically on the arid plains of the Tankwa Karoo Basin in South Africa. The aim of this study was to evaluate ...

  • Fording the Amazon 

    Nasson, Bill (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2010-06)
    In 1928, with the Wall Street Crash and the start of the Great Depression only a year away, prospects for the Ford Motor Company still looked rosy. Henry Ford’s celebrated Model T had been a major success. His firm’s new ...

  • Forgiveness for the sake of YHWH's Name (Ps 25:11) 

    O' Kennedy, D. F. (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2008)
    This article investigates the concept of divine forgiveness as illustrated in Psalm 25, especially verse 11. Psalm 25:11 is one of only four references in the Psalms where the Hebrew stem םלה (forgive is found). Scholars ...

  • Frequent Toggling between Alternative Amino Acids Is Driven by Selection in HIV-1 

    Delport, Wayne; Scheffler, Konrad; Seoighe, Cathal (PLOS, 2008)
    Host immune responses against infectious pathogens exert strong selective pressures favouring the emergence of escape mutations that prevent immune recognition. Escape mutations within or flanking functionally conserved ...

  • From Fast to Feast: A ritual-liturgical exploration of reconciliation in South African cultural contexts 

    Pieterse, Hennie J.C. (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2009-11-25)
    Cas Wepener is a brilliant and committed young liturgist. This book is based on his doctoral thesis in the Afrikaans language (Stellenbosch University 2004), roughly double the length of this published From Fast to Feast, ...

  • From Foreigners to Citizens: Conceptualising Students' Entry into Disciplinary Communities of Practice 

    Young, G.; Kotze, A. (Open Journal Systems, 2009)
    The discipline of Classics, like most other disciplines in Higher Education contexts, faces numerous challenges related to changed national and international expectations. This article argues that in order to meet ...

  • From Lord’s to the Union: The imperial foundations of South African cricket 

    Nasson, Bill (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2009-12)
    Readers of the right sherry vintage will remember the unsavoury 1968 clash between the Union Buildings and Lord’s Cricket Ground. Basil d’Oliviera, the prominent coloured South African cricketer who features in this ...

  • From the editors 

    Esterhuyse, A.; Liebenberg, I. (Open Journal Systems, 2012)
    An editorial written by the editors of Scientia Militaria, South African Journal of Military Studies, a journal published bi-annually by the Faculty of Military Science of Stellenbosch University, South Africa. It is an ...

  • From the editors 

    Esterhuyse, A.; Liebenberg, I. (Open Journal Systems, 2011)
    This edition of Scientia Militaria, South African Journal of Military Studies, brings three very particular themes together: history, contemporary military operations, and military technology. From a historical perspective, ...

  • From Warfare to Welfare - Human Security in a Southern African Context 

    Du Plessis, I. (Open Journal Systems, 2004)
    It is encouraging to find a valuable contribution to the understanding of the complexities of human security and how it can be integrated with development programmes. This edited book of 118 pages contains an introduction ...

  • From ‘proofs without words’ to ‘proofs that explain’ in secondary mathematics 

    Gierdien, M.F. (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2007-06)
    From the mid 1970s onwards in almost every issue of the undergraduate mathematics journals Mathematics Magazine and College Mathematics Journal there is at least one ‘proof without words’ (Nelsen, 1993). A proof without ...

  • Fronto Avus: The Tale of a Grandfather 

    Claassen, J-M. (Open Journal Systems, 2007)
    This paper examines some examples from the correspondence of the secondcentury rhetor, the Romanised African M. Cornelius Fronto, in particular letters that relate to the death of his grandson, drawing conclusions about ...

  • The functions of code switching in English language learning classes 

    van der Walt, C. (Stellenbosch University, 2009)
    It has been a cornerstone of English language teaching, as well as a proud tradition, that English should be taught by using only English. The practice is not questioned often and student teachers remember and are sometimes ...