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  1. RURAL SCHOLARSHIP SCHEMES A solution to the human resource crisis in rural district hospitals?

    RURAL SCHOLARSHIP SCHEMES A solution to the human resource crisis in rural district hospitals?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Recruiting sufficient health personnel for rural hospitals is an ongoing problem. The Friends of Mosvold Scholarship Scheme in northern KwaZulu-Natal is a locally based scholarship scheme that offers the local community a chance to develop its own human resources for...
  2. The Changing Landscape—is there Room for Forestry in the New South Africa?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    South Africa is going through a period of radical change, and traditionally disadvantaged people are expecting access to resources and opportunities that have thus far been denied them.
  3. Communal land use and the ‘tragedy of the commons’: Some problems and development perspectives with specific reference to semiā€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...
  4. Mixed livestock grazing in diverse temperate and semi-arid environments

    Mixed livestock grazing in diverse temperate and semi-arid environments

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    The need for an annual increase of 2% in global food production demands knowledge on how best to use natural grazing land resources. Taken with the requirement to protect resources, this need creates conflicting demands on grazing land management. Concerns...
  5. Socio-economic transitions influence vegetation change in the communal rangelands of the South African lowveld

    Socio-economic transitions influence vegetation change in the communal rangelands of the South African lowveld

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    The importance of the human dimensions of vegetation change in rangelands is increasingly being acknowledged. However, surprisingly little research is directed at advancing our understanding of the relationships between socio-economic factors and state of the vegetation in these systems. There...
  6. Research note: Evaluation of the reliability of local farmer knowledge in Namaqualand, South Africa

    Research note: Evaluation of the reliability of local farmer knowledge in Namaqualand, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Local farmer knowledge of species distribution patterns and plant palatability in Namaqualand, South Africa, was assessed using Participatory Rural Appraisal techniques. These findings were compared with the results obtained using phytosociological techniques (species distribution), and with palatability indices published in...
  7. Bullying at Rural High Schools in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa: Prevalence, and Risk and Protective Factors at School and in the Family

    Bullying at Rural High Schools in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa: Prevalence, and Risk and Protective Factors at School and in the Family

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study examined bullying and risk and protective factors in school and family domains, in a sample of 1,565 Grade 11 students in 41 high schools in two rural school districts in South Africa. The questionnaire included two questions to...
  8. Traditionally-Grounded Strategies for Sexual Abuse Prevention among Children of African Descent in South Africa

    Traditionally-Grounded Strategies for Sexual Abuse Prevention among Children of African Descent in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    THIS article attempts to strike the balance between different worldviews in strengthening the existing anti-sexual abuse efforts so as to maximise their effectiveness and relevance to all people in South Africa. It discusses some of the practices associated with African...
  9. Sexual Behaviour of High School Students in Two Rural South African Communities

    Sexual Behaviour of High School Students in Two Rural South African Communities

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study investigated the prevalence and correlates of sexual risk behaviour among high school students in two rural settings in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, using a cross-sectional survey design. One thousand six hundred and thirteen randomly-selected adolescents (58% female)...
  10. Psychological Implications of Participatory Community Development Projects and their Relevance for Poverty Alleviation in Rural Communities in Africa

    Psychological Implications of Participatory Community Development Projects and their Relevance for Poverty Alleviation in Rural Communities in Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This article addresses the psychological foundations of participatory and effective community development projects in rural communities in Africa aiming at poverty alleviation. Psychological implications of such projects include improved collective self-esteem of individuals and groups in those communities. Positive community...