Articles by Author: Godwin Makaudze

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  1. The interface between toponyms, hydronyms and geography: The case of selected Shona names from three provinces in Zimbabwe

    The interface between toponyms, hydronyms and geography: The case of selected Shona names from three provinces in Zimbabwe

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    This paper argues that naming has always been a serious activity among the Shona of Zimbabwe. The people have always used names not only to express their emotions, but have also used place names or toponyms to explain cultural activities...
  2. Does the ending pay? – Making sense of endings of selected Shona literary discourses

    Does the ending pay? – Making sense of endings of selected Shona literary discourses

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    Critics of African literature observe writers as, among others, pathfinders who should proffer solutions to the problems and challenges about life which they raise in their works of art. Using the Afrocentricity literary theory, this paper critiques selected Shona novelists...
  3. Discovering the African folk-tale in translation

    Discovering the African folk-tale in translation

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The quality and resultant usefulness of folk-tales available in translation are investigated from the point of view of a newcomer to the field, and the problems of translating the folk-tale are explored by attempting to translate into English a folk-tale...
  4. From Africa to France: two versions of a single African story

    From Africa to France: two versions of a single African story

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    Content, structure and style are compared in two versions of a single African folk-tale and an attempt is made to correlate their nature and the specific aims known to have presided at their telling. The first is a simple transcription/translation,...
  5. Voicing status of syllable-initial plosives in siSwati

    Voicing status of syllable-initial plosives in siSwati

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    This paper compares the voicing status of /ptk/ and /bdg/ in siSwati. Expanded waveform shapes and spectrographic representations of our experimental data showed us immediately that the distinction between the voiceless and voiced syllable-initial plosives could not be traced by...
  6. From ‘One Namibia, one Nation’ towards ‘Unity in Diversity’? Shifting representations of culture and nationhood in Namibian Independence Day celebrations, 1990–2010

    From ‘One Namibia, one Nation’ towards ‘Unity in Diversity’? Shifting representations of culture and nationhood in Namibian Independence Day celebrations, 1990–2010

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Anthropology Southern Africa
    In 2010 Namibia celebrated its twentieth anniversary of independence from South African rule. The main celebrations in the country's capital Windhoek became the stage for an impressively orchestrated demonstration of maturing nationhood, symbolically embracing postcolonial policy concepts such as ‘national...
  7. From ‘One Namibia, one Nation’ towards ‘Unity in Diversity’? Shifting representations of culture and nationhood in Namibian Independence Day celebrations, 1990–2010

    From ‘One Namibia, one Nation’ towards ‘Unity in Diversity’? Shifting representations of culture and nationhood in Namibian Independence Day celebrations, 1990–2010

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Anthropology Southern Africa
    In 2010 Namibia celebrated its twentieth anniversary of independence from South African rule. The main celebrations in the country's capital Windhoek became the stage for an impressively orchestrated demonstration of maturing nationhood, symbolically embracing postcolonial policy concepts such as ‘national...
  8. Engine performance of biodiesel-biodiesel blends at varying engine speeds

    Engine performance of biodiesel-biodiesel blends at varying engine speeds

    Biodiesel blends with petroleum diesel have long been experimented on and considered good alternatives to petroleum diesel. Most blends considered biodiesel percentages of 20 and less. This work considered blending B100 of separate biodiesel feedstocks to determine their influence on...