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  1. Listening for Johannesburg: secret affinities, wondrous resonances

    Listening for Johannesburg: secret affinities, wondrous resonances

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Anthropology Southern Africa
    Amongst the diverse music scenes that have emerged during the unfinished transition from apartheid, those that have formed within voluntary associations of jazz lovers remain a notable, if fractured and only partially audible feature of city culture around Johannesburg and...
  2. Perceptions of Staffriding in Post-Apartheid South Africa: The Lethal Thrill of Speed or the Masculine Performance of a Painful Past?

    Perceptions of Staffriding in Post-Apartheid South Africa: The Lethal Thrill of Speed or the Masculine Performance of a Painful Past?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    Staffriding, or train surfing, involves taking life threatening physical risks by moving around the outside of moving trains. In aiming to better understand this risky practice, this small scale qualitative study used three semi-structured interviews and three focus discussions to...
  3. An assessment of counselling and support services for people living withHIV in Gauteng, South Africa: findings of a baseline study

    An assessment of counselling and support services for people living withHIV in Gauteng, South Africa: findings of a baseline study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    An increasing body of literature shows that HIV/AIDS and mental health issues are closely related. In spite of this, the mental health correlates of HIV and AIDS remain largely unacknowledged and under-researched in sub-Saharan Africa. Furthermore, despite guidelines by the...
  4. An exploratory study of psychological and developmental issues facing HIV and AIDS affected adolescents living in a residential care facility

    An exploratory study of psychological and developmental issues facing HIV and AIDS affected adolescents living in a residential care facility

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    Objective: This article explores the psychological issues experienced by adolescents affected by HIV and living in a residential care facility.
  5. A profile of students receiving counselling services at a university in post-apartheid South Africa

    A profile of students receiving counselling services at a university in post-apartheid South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    Objectives: The purpose of this study was to describe a profile of students seeking counselling at a racially diverse university in post-apartheid South Africa as a means to demonstrate the importance of routinely collecting and analysing student counselling data at...
  6. Three new and important insect pests recorded for the first time in Colombian plantations

    Three new and important insect pests recorded for the first time in Colombian plantations

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science
    Subsequent to 1950, commercially propagated and non-native trees, including Pinus, Eucalyptus and Cupressus species in Colombian plantations, have been damaged by several native defoliating insects, residing mainly in the Lepidoptera (Geometridae), Phasmatodea (Heteronemiidae) and the Hymenoptera (Formicidae). We report on...
  7. Aggressive behaviour of an adult male Cape fur seal (<em>Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus</em>) towards a great white shark (<em>Carcharodon carcharias</em>)

    Aggressive behaviour of an adult male Cape fur seal (<em>Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus</em>) towards a great white shark (<em>Carcharodon carcharias</em>)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    This is a report of a marine predator (the white shark) being threatened by a member of the species on which it preys (a male Cape fur seal). Although these events may be rarely observed or occur infrequently, they may...
  8. Biology, incidence and host susceptibility of <em>Pineus boerneri</em> (Hemiptera: Adelgidae) in Colombian pine plantations

    Biology, incidence and host susceptibility of <em>Pineus boerneri</em> (Hemiptera: Adelgidae) in Colombian pine plantations

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science
    Adelgids (Hemiptera) in the genus Pineus have been reported as introduced insect pests causing serious losses to Pinus plantations worldwide. In 2008, Pineus boerneri was recorded for the first time in Colombia, with infestations noted on Pinus kesiya, P. tecunumanii,...
  9. 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...
  10. First record of <em>Quadrastichus mendeli</em>, a parasitoid of <em>Leptocybe invasa</em>, in South Africa

    First record of <em>Quadrastichus mendeli</em>, a parasitoid of <em>Leptocybe invasa</em>, in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science
    Leptocybe invasa, the blue gum chalcid, is a well-known pest of Eucalyptus globally. Since it was first observed in the Mediterranean and Middle East in 2000, it has spread to other countries where Eucalyptus have been planted. Efforts to control...