- ItemOpen AccessHostels in South Africa: spaces of perplexity(University of KwaZulu Natal Press, 2017) Xulu-Gama, Nomkhosi; Lockhart, AlisonWhile the apartheid regime collapsed more than two decades ago, many of the institutions, social processes and problems that characterised that era are, in various forms, still with us today. The African National Congress (ANC) government took power in 1994 and has brought in new people, policies, plans and programmes. However, the social, economic and political problems they inherited were exceedingly complex and the international context often daunting. Likewise, the implementation of new ideas has not always been as efficient or as effective as hoped and many well-intended efforts have not turned out as expected.
- ItemOpen AccessThe Way of All Flesh: Reflections on the entropy at work on the buildings of Roelof Uytenbogaardt(Cambridge Architectural Press, 2017) Kevin, Fellingham; Michaletos, NicolettaInstead of causing us to remember the past like the old monuments, the new monuments seem to cause us to forget the future. Instead of being made of natural materials, such as marble, granite: plastic, chrome, and electric light. They are not built for the ages, but rather against the ages. They are involved in a systematic reduction of time down to fractions of seconds, rather than in representing the long spaces of centuries. Both past and future are placed into an objective present. This kind of time has little or no space; it is stationary and without movement, it is going nowhere, it is anti-Newtonian, as well as being instant, and is against the wheels of the time-clock. - Robert Smithson, Entropy and the New Monuments (1966)
- ItemOpen Access"A Woman Is A Strong Person”: The Lived Experiences Of Rural Women Activists(Land and Accountability Research Centre (LARC), 2021) Motala, Ayesha; Sihlali, NokwandaOn 25 May 2021, the Land and Accountability Research Centre in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Cape Town hosted a virtual launch of the booklet: “A Woman Is A Strong Person”: The Lived Experiences Of Rural Women Activists. The booklet celebrates the stories of four rural female land activists and is written by LARC researchers Ayesha Motala and Nokwanda Sihlali.
- ItemOpen AccessUCT Author-date Reference Guide: based on the Harvard Referencing style(University of Cape Town Libraries, 2016) De Jager, Karin; Dianne, Steele; Adam, AminaAn important characteristic of academic writing is the acknowledgement of other writers’ words or creations through citing and referencing all sources of information used. Citing is the practice of quoting from, or referring to other writers’ works and ideas in one’s own text. Referencing is the listing of the full details of the publications that have been cited, so that the reader can find the original sources. Citing and referencing have long been regarded as indicators of academic writing. This guide will facilitate the learning and understanding of the UCT Author-date referencing style, with practical examples from a wide variety of sources.
- ItemOpen AccessRape Unresolved: Policing Sexual Offences in South Africa(UCT Press, 2015-01-01) Smythe, Dee; Smythe, DeeMore than 1 000 women are raped in South Africa every day. Around 150 of those women will report the crime to the police. Fewer than 30 of the cases will be prosecutedand no more than 10 will result in a conviction. This translates into an overall convictionrate of 4 – 8 per cent of reported cases. What happens to all the other cases? Rape Unresolved is concerned with the question of police discretion and how its exercise shapes the criminal justice response to rape in South Africa. Through a detailed, qualitative review of rape dockets and victim statements, as well as interviews with detectives, prosecutors, magistrates and rape counsellors, the author provides key insights into police responses to rape. A complex picture emerges, of myths and stereotypes, of skills deficits, of disengagement by police as well as victims. Responsibility for the investigation of the cases – and their ultimate failure – is shifted onto the complainants, who must constantly prove their commitment to the criminal justice process in order to be taken seriously. The vast majority of rape victims who approach the criminal justice system in South Africa do not receive justice or protection. This book uncovers the fault line between the state’s rhetorical commitment to addressing sexual violence through legal guarantees and the actual application of these laws.