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  1. 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...
  2. Sex, disease and stigma in South Africa: historical perspectives

    Sex, disease and stigma in South Africa: historical perspectives

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    This paper attempts to analyse historically why stigma and denial around HIV/AIDS is so powerful in South Africa, so powerful that ailing family members can be shunned and evicted. For many observers, the answer lies simply in its being a...
  3. Childcare in poor urban settlements in Swaziland in an era of HIV/AIDS

    Childcare in poor urban settlements in Swaziland in an era of HIV/AIDS

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    This paper explores the role of the family in caring for orphans and other children in poor urban communities having some of the highest levels of HIV/AIDS prevalence in the world. A range of family forms in Swaziland was found...
  4. Human rights and access to AIDS treatment in Mozambique

    Human rights and access to AIDS treatment in Mozambique

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    This article explores key issues related to the agitation for human rights in Mozambique and its weak performance power. I define human rights in the context of HIV/AIDS as well as rights-based approaches to development and health. Based on fieldwork,...
  5. HIV/AIDS in South Africa: caring for vulnerable children

    HIV/AIDS in South Africa: caring for vulnerable children

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    South Africa currently has the fastest growing HIV/AIDS pandemic in the world. Efforts to manage the plight of children affected by HIV/AIDS have however been thwarted by two ubiquitous factors—poverty and inefficient state services. Caregivers, who are generally not public...
  6. Church mobilisation and HIV/AIDS treatment in Ghana and Zambia:a comparative analysis

    Church mobilisation and HIV/AIDS treatment in Ghana and Zambia:a comparative analysis

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    This article compares Ghanaian and Zambian church mobilisation on HIV and AIDS. It analyses why long-term interest in HIV and AIDS has declined in Ghana but increased in Zambia, and why church involvement in promoting access to HIV/AIDS treatment has...
  7. Shallow waters: social science research in South Africa's marine environment

    Shallow waters: social science research in South Africa's marine environment

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Marine Science
    This paper provides an overview of social science research in the marine environment of South Africa for the period 1994–2012. A bibliography based on a review of relevant literature and social science projects funded under the SEAChange programme of the...
  8. Wellness programme and health policy development at a large faith-based organisation in Khayelitsha, South Africa

    Wellness programme and health policy development at a large faith-based organisation in Khayelitsha, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    This paper presents a case study of wellness programme and health policy development based on an HIV/AIDS organisation's Khayelitsha site in the Western Cape Province, South Africa. The study examines the different challenges that the organisation faces in relation to...
  9. Anthropological perspectives on the challenges to monitoring and evaluating HIV and AIDS programming in Lesotho

    Anthropological perspectives on the challenges to monitoring and evaluating HIV and AIDS programming in Lesotho

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    This article focuses on how numerous international nongovernmental organisations (INGOs) have stepped forward to provide services related to HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment in Lesotho. We highlight some widely recognised challenges associated with the INGO approach and describe how...
  10. Evaluating the rural health placements of the Rural Support Network at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town

    Evaluating the rural health placements of the Rural Support Network at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Objectives: The Rural Support Network (RSN) is an undergraduate student society that aims to raise awareness among the student body of the plight of rural health in South Africa, and organises individual and group placements in rural hospitals during vacations...