Articles by Author: Noleen Sheila Turner

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  1. Morphology of Zulu bird names: Old and new

    Morphology of Zulu bird names: Old and new

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    This paper examines the various morphological mechanical processes in a list of Zulu bird names, which was compiled as a result of five bird name workshops conducted from 2013 to 2017. The final list comprised a number of old names...
  2. ‘Humorous names, Verbal Weapon’

    ‘Humorous names, Verbal Weapon’

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The Zulu people in South Africa are masterful composers of onomastic caricatures, both in the home and work environment. Names in African societies go beyond expressing the individual character of a person, they may also serve as Finnegan (1970:470) has...
  3. Scatalogical license: The case of ribald references and sexual insults in the <em>amaculo omgonqo</em> (puberty songs)

    Scatalogical license: The case of ribald references and sexual insults in the <em>amaculo omgonqo</em> (puberty songs)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    This article focuses on a form of song still widely practised in rural areas, called amaculo omgonqo ‘puberty songs’. These songs are normally sung in the days preceding two rites of passage ceremonies; firstly the umhlonyane ceremony, which is held...
  4. Criticism in <em>izibongo zamakhosi:</em> The changing role of the modern <em>imbongi yamakhosi</em>

    Criticism in <em>izibongo zamakhosi:</em> The changing role of the modern <em>imbongi yamakhosi</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    This article gives an overview of the kinds of critical content that were expressed in the izibongo of previous, powerful Zulu kings such as Shaka, Dingane and Cetshwayo and assesses the role of the old izimbongi against that of their...
  5. Maximising Value of the Plantation Resource: Part 1. Development of a Log Grading Proposal for Pruned Softwood logs

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    There are at present strong market pressures to increase the price of pruned softwood logs in South Africa. However, there is currently no equitable basis on which to price pruned logs, as their value can vary enormously, depending upon a...
  6. Interrelationships between veld condition, herbage mass, stocking rate and animal performance in the Tall Grassland of Natal

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Grazing trials were established at three sites in the Tall Grassveld of Natal. The objectives were to determine (a) patterns in herbage mass in relation to veld condition, stocking rate and commencement of spring grazing, and (b) animal performance in...
  7. Individual animal performance in relation to herbage mass and stocking rate in the Natal Sour Sandveld

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Grazing trials were established at two sites in the Natal Sour Sandveld. The objective of this article was to present the patterns in individual animal performance in relation to herbage mass and stocking rate for the period November 1986 to...
  8. A conceptual stocking rate model for the moderately dry mixed and sourveld

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Results for the 1986/87 season from 15 grazing trials situated at five sites were used to develop a qualitative model describing the relationships between stocking rate and herbage mass and between stocking rate and individual animal performance. Although it cannot...
  9. A comparison of four different standards of reference for the animal unit for Determining stocking rate

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    No single standard of reference for the animal unit (AU) for determining stocking rates has materialized. Often, therefore, it is not clear which standard of reference for the AU or which method of determining stocking rate has been used in...
  10. An evaluation of the empirical basis for grazing management recommendations for rangeland in southern Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Analysis of over 50 grazing experiments conducted in southern Africa does not support certain management recommendations. Furthermore, the conclusions of some experiments are questionable owing to poor experimental design or confirmation bias. Based on available evidence, it was concluded that...