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  1. Widow ‘dispossession’ in northern Namibian inheritance

    Widow ‘dispossession’ in northern Namibian inheritance

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Anthropology Southern Africa
    This paper examines ‘asset stripping’ which is said to occur particularly in matrilineal societies when young widows are stripped of their late husband's possessions. Contrary to many scholars who see asset stripping as a recent phenomenon and who believe that...
  2. Protecting the borders: etiquette manuals and ethnology in the erstwhile South African Defence Force

    Protecting the borders: etiquette manuals and ethnology in the erstwhile South African Defence Force

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Anthropology Southern Africa
    This paper describes the rise and fall of the Ethnological Section of the South African Defence Force (SADF) and examines two inter-related conundra: Why were senior policy makers’ pleas for officers’ courses in ethnology unsuccessful when the SADF had large...
  3. “Taming” Bushman farm labour: a villeinous era in neo-feudal Namibia?

    “Taming” Bushman farm labour: a villeinous era in neo-feudal Namibia?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Anthropology Southern Africa
    This paper examines how “wild” Bushmen became “tame” farm labour in Namibia during a situation where policy encouraged massive white farm settlement while undergoing significant administrative personnel downscaling. Downscaling led to an increase in unrecorded informal violence because farmers were...
  4. The effect of leaf age on the photosynthetic rate of <em>themeda triandra</em> forsk<sup>1</sup>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    The apparent photosynthesis of progressively older leaves of Themeda triandra was recorded in a controlled environment by means of gas exchange measurements. Photosynthetic rate increased with increasing leaf age and was maximal in the third fully expanded leaf. Thereafter, photosynthesis...
  5. Partitioning, storage and remobilization of <sup>14</sup>C assimilated by <em>Themeda triandra</em> Forssk<sup>1</sup>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    The second youngest fully‐expanded leaf on the main tiller of vegetative Themeda triandra plants was exposed to 14CO2. Thereafter, quantitative analysis of partitioning, storage and remobilization after defoliation of 14C‐labclled assimilate was conducted in serially‐harvested plants over a 27‐day period...
  6. A NOTE ON GENERALISED SHIFTS

    A NOTE ON GENERALISED SHIFTS

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Quaestiones Mathematicae
    A necessary and sufficient condition for a generalised shift on two symbols to be one-to-one is given. The criterion also holds when applied directly to shifts on more than two symbols. Two examples to illustrate the results are included.
  7. A POINTWISE CONVERGENCE THEOREM FOR SOME ERGODIC MEANS

    A POINTWISE CONVERGENCE THEOREM FOR SOME ERGODIC MEANS

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Quaestiones Mathematicae
    A pointwise convergence theorem is proved for automorphisms with quasi-discrete spectrum.
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    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology