Articles by Author: E Archer

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  1. How economic are the farming units of Leliefontein, Namaqualand?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Nomadic pastoralism has been practised in Leliefontein for centuries. In 1984, the area was formally divided into 47 so‐called ‘economic units’ on the assumption that this agricultural approach would (a) promote development in the region and (b) introduce conservation management...
  2. Communal land use and the ‘tragedy of the commons’: Some problems and development perspectives with specific reference to semi‐arid regions of southern Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Traditional communal farming in southern Africa has often been described as unproductive and directly responsible for regional poverty and vegetation degradation. Each aspect of this argument rests on a set of unchallenged assumptions concerning the nature of communal farming. Studies...
  3. Clip-art or design: Exploring the challenges of multimodal texts for writing centres in higher education

    Clip-art or design: Exploring the challenges of multimodal texts for writing centres in higher education

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
    In higher education, genre theorists and academic literacy practitioners have examined evolving genres, but they have not specifically focused on the multimodal nature of texts that students need to produce for assessment purposes. This paper explores the increasing influence and...
  4. Climate change and desertification in South Africa—science and response

    Climate change and desertification in South Africa—science and response

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Despite significant attention paid to desertification and climate change in the last few decades, interactions between the phenomena, as well as implications thereof, have received less of a focus. Such a trend is particularly marked in the science– policy arena,...
  5. Writer's stance in disciplinary discourses: A developmental view

    Writer's stance in disciplinary discourses: A developmental view

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
    An approach to writer's stance will differ depending on whether one looks at it from an analytic theoretical perspective or a developmental perspective. This article describes a training activity in the Writing Centre at the University of Cape Town which...
  6. The development, implementation and evaluation of a short course in objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) skills

    The development, implementation and evaluation of a short course in objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) skills

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) examiner training is widely employed to address some of the reliability and validity issues that accompany the use of this assessment tool. An OSCE skills course was developed and implemented at the Stellenbosch Faculty...
  7. Outbreaks in South Africa 2004-2011, the Outbreak Response Unit of the NICD, and the vision of an inspired leader

    Outbreaks in South Africa 2004-2011, the Outbreak Response Unit of the NICD, and the vision of an inspired leader

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection
    The Outbreak Response Unit was established in 2004 by Prof Barry Schoub and was envisioned as a comprehensive unit for reporting of suspected communicable disease outbreaks, and for the provision of technical support for outbreak response within South Africa and...
  8. Epidemiological description of cholera outbreak in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, December 2008–March 2009

    Epidemiological description of cholera outbreak in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, December 2008–March 2009

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Background: In developing countries, cholera often occurs in large-scale outbreaks and causes high burden of disease and leads to death in some cases. The purpose of the study was to describe and characterise cholera cases, and also to identify environmental...
  9. Endo-parasites of public-health importance recovered from rodents in the Durban metropolitan area, South Africa

    Endo-parasites of public-health importance recovered from rodents in the Durban metropolitan area, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Background: Parasite infections of public health importance carried by Rattus spp. on the African continent (excluding toxoplasmosis) have not been adequately researched. The aim of this study was to investigate endoparasites of public health importance, particularly those associated with R...