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  1. The Experiences of Rural VhaVenda Women Involved in Polygamous Marriages

    The Experiences of Rural VhaVenda Women Involved in Polygamous Marriages

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The study explored the experiences of five rural VhaVenda women involved in polygamous marriages aged between twenty seven and sixty four years. The five participants were selected through snowball sampling method from four villages in Vhembe District (Limpopo Province). Data...
  2. Marriage and Counselling in African Communities: Challenges and Counselling Approaches

    Marriage and Counselling in African Communities: Challenges and Counselling Approaches

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The article explores a variety of marital counselling approaches relevant to African settings: indigenous, Western, Christian and Islamic. These approaches to marital counselling are influenced in their use by various social movements, including globalisation, women empowerment, sexual orientation and living...
  3. Perception of risk of HIV infection in marital and cohabiting partnerships

    Perception of risk of HIV infection in marital and cohabiting partnerships

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    The purpose of this paper is to understand how married and cohabiting men and women define risk and to identify the factors that influence risk perceptions in a setting with a high prevalence of HIV infection. A combination of qualitative...
  4. Age at sexual debut in South Africa

    Age at sexual debut in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    It is important to understand the age at which sexual relations start in designing HIV prevention strategies. Most studies on age of sexual activity of young people provide estimated percentages of those that are sexually active in specific age groups,...
  5. The children left to stand alone

    The children left to stand alone

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Drawing upon ethnographic fieldwork in Seke, a semi-rural area outside Harare, Zimbabwe, this paper explores the social mechanism behind the seeming invisibility of children left on their own and how this form of 'invisibility' challenges established notions of childhood, parenthood,...
  6. Why do some South African ethnic groups have very high HIV rates and others not?

    Why do some South African ethnic groups have very high HIV rates and others not?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    The differences in HIV prevalence between South Africa's racial/ethnic groups (19.9%, 3.2%, and 0.5% among 15–49-year-old blacks, coloureds and whites, respectively) are as big as those between the countries with the highest and lowest levels of HIV prevalence worldwide. These...
  7. Couples' communication on sexual and relational issues among the Akamba in Kenya

    Couples' communication on sexual and relational issues among the Akamba in Kenya

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    A large portion of HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa occurs among married couples, yet the majority of research on safer-sex communication has focused on communication between couples in casual relationships. This paper explores how committed Kamba couples in Machakos District,...
  8. Hearing loss within a marriage: perceptions of the spouse with normal hearing

    Hearing loss within a marriage: perceptions of the spouse with normal hearing

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Objective: The objective of the study was to determine the perceptions of a spouse about the influence of his or her partner's hearing loss on their relationship as it may have an impact on aural rehabilitation.
  9. Surviving change by changing violently: <em>ukuthwala</em> in South Africa's Eastern Cape province

    Surviving change by changing violently: <em>ukuthwala</em> in South Africa's Eastern Cape province

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Anthropology Southern Africa
    During the last decade a comeback of the apparently extinct marriage practice called ukuthwala has been noted and has found much attention in the South African media. It has been raised as a particular concern that, apparently, ukuthwala increasingly entails...
  10. Sex in troubled times: moral panic, polyamory and freedom in north-west Namibia

    Sex in troubled times: moral panic, polyamory and freedom in north-west Namibia

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Anthropology Southern Africa
    In Namibia, early missionaries among the Herero were intrigued by the important role of the matriclan, as it did not fit their ideals of a pastoral society. Despite their obsession with female sexuality, metonymically expressed in concerns over political organisation...