Articles by Keyword: Traditional Leaders

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  1. Institutions and governance of communal rangelands in South Africa

    Institutions and governance of communal rangelands in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    The creation of local institutions with a mandate over land access and control is seen as a prerequisite for successful decentralisation of land tenure and effective local resource management in sub-Saharan Africa. However, with land tenure reform in South Africa...
  2. Mobilising indigenous resources for anthropologically designed HIV-prevention and behaviour-change interventions in southern Africa

    Mobilising indigenous resources for anthropologically designed HIV-prevention and behaviour-change interventions in southern Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    HIV prevention is often implemented as if African culture were either nonexistent or a series of obstacles to overcome in order to achieve an effective, gender-equitable, human rights-based set of interventions. Similarly, traditional or indigenous leaders, such as chiefs and...
  3. ‘Water and fertilizer influence on yield of grain sorghum varieties produced in Burkina Faso

    ‘Water and fertilizer influence on yield of grain sorghum varieties produced in Burkina Faso

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Grain sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] is the major cereal crop used in the Central Plateau of Burkina Faso to produce the traditional beer called “dolo”. Experiments combining five water management techniques (WMT) and four fertilizer treatments (FT) in a...
  4. Underutilised indigenous and traditional crops: why is research on water use important for South Africa?

    Underutilised indigenous and traditional crops: why is research on water use important for South Africa?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    The answer to the question ‘why is research on water use important for South Africa?’ is quite straightforward: more research is needed because there is a major gap in knowledge on water use of indigenous crops. These indigenous edible plants...
  5. IMPLICATIONS OF WATER RELEASE FROM THE PONGOLAPOORT DAM FOR THE FISH AND FISHERY OF THE PHONGOLO FLOODPLAIN, ZULULAND

    IMPLICATIONS OF WATER RELEASE FROM THE PONGOLAPOORT DAM FOR THE FISH AND FISHERY OF THE PHONGOLO FLOODPLAIN, ZULULAND

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Aquatic Sciences
    Wetland fish stocks can usually be sustained as long as the natural flood regime is maintained, but unnatural disruption of the flooding pattern can interfere with fish spawning and feeding. The dynamics of the Phongolo floodplain fish community are determined...
  6. Maasai Mara — an ecosystem under siege: an African case study on the societal dimension of rangeland conservation

    Maasai Mara — an ecosystem under siege: an African case study on the societal dimension of rangeland conservation

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    'Let me assure you all that our commitment to the preservation of wildlife and the habitat in the Maasai Mara reserve is total. We do not deny that the reserve is of vital economic importance to us, but we also...
  7. Traditional Healing as Indigenous Knowledge: Its Relevance to HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa and the Implications for Counselors

    Traditional Healing as Indigenous Knowledge: Its Relevance to HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa and the Implications for Counselors

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This article integrates the results of several culture-based studies conducted over the past decade. Specifically, links are made between the continued relevance of the African traditional healer's corpus of knowledge, the efficacy of the healer's cultural authority, and the need...
  8. Female Genital Mutilation: A Human Rights Perspective

    Female Genital Mutilation: A Human Rights Perspective

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) constitutes all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for cultural or non-therapeutic reasons. The practice remains an extremely complex and culturally sensitive...
  9. Violation of Children's Rights by Traditional and Cultural Practices and the Responses by States in Eastern and Southern Africa

    Violation of Children's Rights by Traditional and Cultural Practices and the Responses by States in Eastern and Southern Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This article reviews traditional and cultural practices which lead to violation of children's rights in some of the countries in Eastern and Southern Africa and various measures taken by the States to address them. Traditional and cultural practices reviewed include...
  10. Traditionally-Grounded Strategies for Sexual Abuse Prevention among Children of African Descent in South Africa

    Traditionally-Grounded Strategies for Sexual Abuse Prevention among Children of African Descent in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    THIS article attempts to strike the balance between different worldviews in strengthening the existing anti-sexual abuse efforts so as to maximise their effectiveness and relevance to all people in South Africa. It discusses some of the practices associated with African...