Articles by Author: Belinda Du Plooy

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  1. The strategic performance of heterotopic experiences in higher education: Imagining spaces of potentiality for new South African identities

    The strategic performance of heterotopic experiences in higher education: Imagining spaces of potentiality for new South African identities

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Philosophy
    In an interview published in Esprit, Achille Mbembe asks “what is ‘today’, and what are we today? What are the lines of fragility, the lines of precariousness, the fissures in contemporary African life? And, possibly, how could what is, be...
  2. Storage root formation at individual nodes of the sweet potato (<em>Ipomoea batatas</em> (L.) Lam)

    Storage root formation at individual nodes of the sweet potato (<em>Ipomoea batatas</em> (L.) Lam)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Little or no information is available on the contribution of individual subterranean nodes to the storage root formation in sweet potatoes. Therefore, two field trials were conducted where apical vine cuttings of various cultivars were planted vertically or horizontally, with...
  3. Effect of BP1, BP3 and Quince A rootstocks, at three planting densities, on precocity and fruit quality of ‘Forelle’ pear (<em>Pyrus communis</em> L.)

    Effect of BP1, BP3 and Quince A rootstocks, at three planting densities, on precocity and fruit quality of ‘Forelle’ pear (<em>Pyrus communis</em> L.)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    ‘Forelle’ pear trees (Pyrus communis L.) were established at the Bien Donné experimental farm in the Western Cape Province of South Africa on BP1, BP3 and Quince A rootstocks at three planting densities, i.e., 889, 1667 and 2857 trees. ha...
  4. Effect of pruning on yield and quality of hydroponically grown cherry tomato (<em>Lycopersicon esculentum</em>)

    Effect of pruning on yield and quality of hydroponically grown cherry tomato (<em>Lycopersicon esculentum</em>)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    The commercial importance of cherry tomatoes is continuously increasing in the South African retail market, with fruit size playing an important role. The effect of pruning on yield and quality of two cherry tomato cultivars (Naomi and Josefina) with an...
  5. Effect of plant spacing on growth and yield of lettuce (<em>Lactuca sativa</em> L.) in a soilless production system

    Effect of plant spacing on growth and yield of lettuce (<em>Lactuca sativa</em> L.) in a soilless production system

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Lettuce production in re-circulating hydroponic systems is done on a limited scale in South Africa with conflicting information on the recommended spacing for optimal yield and quality in such systems. The development and yield of four lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.)...
  6. Comparative performance of tomato cultivars cultivated in two hydroponic production systems

    Comparative performance of tomato cultivars cultivated in two hydroponic production systems

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Cultivar selection for different hydroponic production systems is an important management decision, potentially impacting the tomato grower’s profitability. Knowledge on the performance of tomato cultivars, in specific hydroponic systems (open-bag and closed system) under South African conditions, is still very...
  7. Engaging narratives: using language biographies to facilitate student learning

    Engaging narratives: using language biographies to facilitate student learning

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
    This article explores the role that reading and writing critical and reflective personal language narratives played in framing key concepts as well as foregrounding identity issues on a large-group first year sociolinguistics course. The specific course under discussion focuses on...
  8. In search of a face: Childbearing decisions among couples living with HIV from rural southern Malawi

    In search of a face: Childbearing decisions among couples living with HIV from rural southern Malawi

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    In the context of increasing access to antiretroviral therapy (ART), the issue of childbearing among people living with HIV is important. The little that is known originates from either studies conducted before widespread availability of highly active ART or has...
  9. Flood effects on trophic linkages of selected fish species in the littoral zone of the St Lucia estuarine system, South Africa

    Flood effects on trophic linkages of selected fish species in the littoral zone of the St Lucia estuarine system, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Aquatic Science
    The St Lucia Estuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has experienced prolonged mouth closure since 2002. Until recently it was hypersaline, but heavy rainfall between October 2010 and January 2011 led to a large overall decrease in salinity. A stable...
  10. Diversity, double-talk and (mis)alignment: pedagogic moves for epistemological access

    Diversity, double-talk and (mis)alignment: pedagogic moves for epistemological access

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
    In contemporary South Africa issues of class, race and language intersect with issues around schooling and complicate access to tertiary education. This article is an enquiry-based reflection on the challenges of providing epistemological access to an entry-level English course for...