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- ItemOpen AccessThe theatre of violence: narratives of protagonists in the South African conflict(HSRC Press, 2005) Foster, Don; Haupt, Paul; De Beer, MarésaThis profound and deeply compassionate study aims to reach into the complexities of political violence in South Africa between 1960 and 1994, and to expand our understanding of the patterns of conflict that almost drew South Africans into a vortex of total disintegration during the apartheid era. This book is used in the teaching of critical and social psychology at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. While many accounts have focused on the victims of state repression, this unique volume documents the often contradictory and confusing stories of those who acknowledge having committed some dreadful deeds. Individuals on various sides of the apartheid divide, from state security structures to the ANC, PAC and grassroots, activists, tell their own stories. The central focus is to give an account of the actions of the perpetrators, here depicted as competing protagonists in an arena of violence. It examines the violence forensically, through its public and popular representations, academically and, finally, through the narrative approach, drawing on a rich analysis of stories from different sides. The authors also offer the first critical examination of the TRC's amnesty process, show how media representations of perpetrators inform public perceptions, and scrutinise international scholarly writings on the issue of political violence. Suggestive and intriguing, The Theatre of Violence opens a fresh examination of the erstwhile taken-for-granted understandings and attempts to address a range of questions that are often not considered, and perhaps cannot be considered, in a dispassionate way. It is in many ways an optimistic study, holding out the possibility of a society that can understand and take steps to minimise the perpetration of gross violations of human rights.
- ItemOpen AccessLanguage, identity, modernity: the Arabic study circle of Durban(HSRC Press, 2007) Jeppie, ShamilThis innovative study introduces readers to a fascinating world of linguistic, religious and cultural politics in the South African port city of Durban from around 1950, the world of the Arabic Study Circle. This work provides an intimate sense of who they were and how they operated, their visions, as well as their international connections and contexts. A fusion of linguistic, religious and ethnic groups with rich, diverse roots and intersecting histories make up South Africa. However, the literature on most of the smaller groups tends to be thin and uneven and often tends to relegate them to the margins of the country’s major narratives. This innovative study introduces readers to a fascinating world of linguistic, religious and cultural politics in the South African port city of Durban from around 1950, the world of the Arabic Study Circle. This Association was led by a group of largely middle class, Indian, Muslim Gujurati-speaking men who were passionate about breaking out of the narrow confines of their origins and connecting to a larger changing world of learning rooted in Arabic and an Islamic modernity. They were gentlemen who believed in the transformative powers of reading and conversation. They exemplify the broader process, common among educated but disadvantaged people in apartheid South Africa and across the decolonising world, of the search for meaning, community and authenticity. CONTENTS: 1.Introduction; 2.The setting: Durban, South Africa, circa 1950; 3.The founder and foundations; 4.Learn, speak, read – and study Arabic Talk; 5.Great performances; 6.Critics, dissidents and enemies; 7.Legacy and limits; Notes: References; Index.
- ItemMetadata onlyExercising advocacy: some personal ideas and experiences(2007) Noakes, TimThis talk was delivered to UCT alumni in London at South Africa House on 10 October 2007 and recorded a few weeks later in Cape Town. This video lecture can be used by self learners or as a supplement to sports science course material. This talk discusses some of Professor Noakes' experiences in advocating exercise, looking at some examples from South African rugby and cricket teams.
- ItemOpen AccessGuide for tutors in disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences(2010) Williams, Kevin FGuide identifying important areas of theory and practice around tutoring in small to medium groups (up to 30 members). This workbook should be useful for students in all faculties and at all levels, from undergraduate to postgraduate. Covering essays through to thesis writing, the handbook offers tips to improve written assignments. Students can read through the handbook on their own, and refer to it while they are writing. Alternatively chapters can be run by instructors as workshops. Each session will last approximately 45 mins to 1 hour. Instructors can walk through the material with their students, or create powerpoint slides and use the material in a presentation. There are also a number of worksheets where students can engage with and practice the skills. They can do this during the workshop, on their own or in pairs.
- ItemOpen AccessThe lierature review survival guide 2013(2010) d'Angelo, AlexA guide to the purpose of a literature review and how to go about compiling a literature review. This is a generic guide useful for students in all subjects and at under graduate and post graduate level.
- ItemMetadata onlyBlack Adam: end of the white guy?(2010) Steyn, Melissa; McEwen, Haley; Wilhelm, DominicThis website features video material that can be used by educators and facilitators to generate discussion of whiteness in post-apartheid South Africa and the post-colonial world in general. While there are infinite ways in which an educator or facilitator could employ the DVD as a resource, below you will find instructions and discussion questions according to our vision for using it as a teaching tool as part of our Diversity Studies Honours and Masters programmes at the University of Cape Town. Ideally, the DVD will be used alongside relevant critical whiteness theory.
- ItemOpen AccessIntroduction to project planning(2010) Massyn, MarkThe course is designed to introduce students to the philosophy and benefits of project management within an organization, more specifically the role of planning in project management. These resources can be used for teaching project management or used as study aids to students interested in project management.
- ItemOpen AccessDiscovering Information Systems: an exploratory approach(2010) van Belle, Jean-Paul; Nash, Jane; Eccles, MikeUseful guide for students providing a sound technical understanding of information systems while also taking into account more philosophical, scientific and organisational aspects. This text consist of twelve chapters, which can be grouped roughly into the following three sections. The scientific context: a review of the fundamental scientific concepts on which IS builds: what is information, what is a system and what are information systems. The technological context: an overview of relevant technology: hardware, software and communications technology. The organisational context: the development and deployment of information systems as well as some wider societal concerns. It is important that this text not be seen separate from the practical worksheets, case studies, videos and group work, which will be provided in the lectures. The intention of these additional materials is to enhance the educational process through participatory learning units: you learn best when doing. It is also our conviction that university students need to be introduced from the first year to academic pluralism: too often undergraduate students get the impression that there is a single correct approach or, even worse, that most problems have only one correct solution or answer. This text is therefor supplemented with additional readings, culled from the world-wide web, in which we hope to expose students to different views of the material presented in the concepts part.
- ItemOpen AccessHealth and human rights pamphlets(2010) Learning Network for Health and Human Rights, School of Public Health & Family MedicineA series of 7 pamphlets exploring different aspects of the right to Health. These pamphlets are available in three languages: English, Xhosa and Afrikaans, and cover topics of patient and human rights, rights to healthcare and healthcare information, and community involvement in health. The Learning Network pamphlets have been developed using principles of popular education and are suited for use by academia and community organisations' with other members of civil society.
- ItemOpen AccessClimate change and health in the SADC region(2010) Young, T; Tucker, T; Galloway, M; Manyike, P; Chapman, A; Myers, JThe draft review examines the link between climate change and health with special reference to the Southern African region (SADC countries). It attempts to set the scene for determining pertinent research priorities in the region to contribute to knowledge on the one hand, and for identification, implementation and evaluation of adaptation interventions that are likely to be appropriate and effective in the region. This review has been conducted by Strategic Evaluation, Advisory and Development Consulting (SEAD), a health consultancy together with the COEHR, and is part of the Regional Climate Change Programme (RCPP) led by One World Sustainable Investments. While this is currently a research work which outlines research and development objectives, it is envisaged that much of the material reviewed is also suitable for inclusion in teaching - particularly postgraduate teaching at University Masters level.
- ItemMetadata onlyPopular Policing video lecture part I(2010) Shearing, Clifford D., 1942-; Kinnes, IrvinThis seminar is part of a digital course Trends in the Governance of Security , introduced by Clifford Shearing, which focuses on civic or popular policing. This type of policing is located within South Africa, and discusses some of the historical and ideological backgrounds that underpin the development of civic and popular policing. The course is designed to be presented by a course facilitator within a class room setting where students can engage directly with the materials presented and with each other.
- ItemOpen AccessImagining the city: memories and cultures in Cape Town(2010) Field, Sean; Meyer, Renate; Swanson, FelicityThe overriding strength of this book is that it places people – ordinary people – at the centre of memory, at the centre of historical and contemporary experience, and thus at the centre of re-imagining and owning the city of Cape Town. It is as they speak – what they choose to say, what they choose to remain silent about, that we become aware of the possibilities of the city, if it really did embrace all its people, in all of their diversity. Imagining the City makes an important contribution to public discourse about a vision for, and ownership of the city by affirming the memory of its inhabitants, and by hinting at the work that can, and should still be done in foregrounding memory and culture in the re-imagination of Cape Town as a city.
- ItemOpen AccessThe meanings of Timbuktu(2010) Jeppie, Shamil; Diagne, Souleymane BachirThis volume, authored by leading international scholars, begins to sketch the 'meaning' of Timbuktu within the context of the intellectual history of West Africa, in particular, and of the African continent, in general. The Meanings of Timbuktu strives to contextualize and clarify the importance of efforts to preserve Timbuktu's manuscripts for Mali, for Africa and for the intellectual world. A fascinating read for anyone who wishes to gain an understanding of the aura of mystique and legend that surrounds Timbuktu.
- ItemOpen AccessGastric lavage procedure animation(2010) Daya, Rupesh; Kibel, Maurice; Stent, StaceyThis resource can be used to illustrate the gastric lavage procedure. Gastric lavage is the standard method of obtaining specimens for Tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis in young children. This animation can be used to demonstrate how this sensitive procedure is performed to medical students.
- ItemOpen AccessImages from Studying at University: a guide for first year students(2010) Stent, StaceyThese images were used in the publication 'Studying at University: A guide for first year students'. These graphic files, while originally a sub-component of the above resource (also on OpenUCT), can be used in a variety of educational contexts.
- ItemOpen AccessTextbook of urogynaecology(2010) Jeffery, Stephen; De Jong, PeterMulti-authored textbook by multi-disciplinary team of experts summarising the most up-to-date concepts and management strategies in urogynaecology. Used to teach physiotherapists and nurses working in the field of Urogynaecology.
- ItemOpen AccessThe country we want to live in: hate crimes and homophobia in the lives of black lesbian South Africans(HSRC Press, 2010) Mkhize, Nonhlanhla; Bennett, Jane; Reddy, Vasu; Moletsane, RelebohileBased on a Roundtable seminar, held during the 2006 16 Days of Activism for no Violence against Women and Children, the text engages the heteronormative focus of the campaign, profiles aspects of the dynamic conversations, and builds strong arguments about violence against lesbians. The country we want to live in: Hate crimes and homophobia in the lives of black lesbian South Africans offers a refreshing perspective on violence perpetrated against black lesbians. It also profiles the voices of women who are central to the activism around hate crimes and homophobia. In capturing key aspects of the lively discussion of 2006, an update of subsequent events that have bearing on the original seminar is provided, concluding with recommendations that have relevance for research, policy and practice. The country we want to live in makes an impassioned plea about citizenship, belonging and social justice, confirming that silence about these issues is not an option. PART I: Context and History: *Context and socio-political background; *Language and vocabulary; *The delimitations of this report; PART II: Perspective and Profile: *Roundtable Seminar on Gender-Based Violence, Black Lesbians, Hate Speech and Homophobia; PART III: Current and Future Prospects; *Legally-focused campaigning; *Conclusions and Recommendations: a way forward?
- ItemOpen AccesseMarketing: the essential guide to online marketing(2010) Stokes, RobeMarketing: The Essential Guide to Online Marketing is a comprehensive textbook containing holistic and integrated eMarketing tactics. This textbook can be used to support and enhance any marketing or emarketing course. Chapters detail strategies for email and web marketing, customer relationship management, online reputation management, mobile marketing, and online research. Case studies are also included which can be used for student activities or discussion.