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  1. The benefits of using a community-engaged research approach to promote a healthy lifestyle in three Nigerian urban slums

    The benefits of using a community-engaged research approach to promote a healthy lifestyle in three Nigerian urban slums

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Slums are a wide range of low-income settlements with poor living conditions. The quality of the dwellings varies from simple shacks to permanent structures, while access to water, electricity, sanitation and other basic services and infrastructure tends to be limited...
  2. CHANGES IN URBAN RESIDENTIAL LAND IN THE RIETSPRUIT CATCHMENT, SOUTHERN TRANSVAAL

    CHANGES IN URBAN RESIDENTIAL LAND IN THE RIETSPRUIT CATCHMENT, SOUTHERN TRANSVAAL

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Aquatic Sciences
    Informal settlements have become an important and rapidly-expanding component of urban development in South Africa. In the Rietspruit catchment, south-west of Johannesburg, average growth rates in urban land cover of up to 2.7 km2 per year (1972–1991) were measured from...
  3. Municipal commonage in South Africa: a critique of artificial dichotomies in policy debates on agriculture

    Municipal commonage in South Africa: a critique of artificial dichotomies in policy debates on agriculture

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    The paper critiques Vetter's (in this issue) assertion that commercialisation of smallholder agriculture holds dangers for sustainable rangeland management. The paper argues that a range of policy options are required, including commercialisation and subsistence farming, large-scale and smallholder farming, a...
  4. Alcohol Use in Three Different Inner Cities in South Africa: AUDIT-C and CAGE

    Alcohol Use in Three Different Inner Cities in South Africa: AUDIT-C and CAGE

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The aim of the present study was to describe the frequency of risky drinking among a general urban population survey (n=1379) in South Africa with the help of (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test) AUDIT-C scores, CAGE (Cut down, Annoyed, Guilty,...
  5. Child Physical Abuse Among Urban Secondary School Pupils in Zimbabwe

    Child Physical Abuse Among Urban Secondary School Pupils in Zimbabwe

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The study had two main objectives: (a) to examine the nature and prevalence of child physical abuse among urban secondary school pupils in Zimbabwe; and (b) to investigate pupils' views on the causes of child physical abuse among urban secondary...
  6. 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...
  7. Psychosocial Health of an African Group before Awareness of HIV Status: A Comparative Study

    Psychosocial Health of an African Group before Awareness of HIV Status: A Comparative Study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study aimed to explore the psychosocial health profiles of people with and without HIV before they learned their infection status. A total of 1,025 participants (males = 386, females = 639, age range = between 32 and 87, infected...
  8. Cancer Treatment in South Africa: A Narrative Literature Review

    Cancer Treatment in South Africa: A Narrative Literature Review

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    Due to the advances in cancer treatment, there are a growing number of cancer survivors. Finishing treatment rarely indicates the end of the cancer experience. As a result, cancer management has shifted from an acute care model to one that...
  9. The power of AIDS: kinship, mobility and the valuing of social and ritual relationships in Tanzania

    The power of AIDS: kinship, mobility and the valuing of social and ritual relationships in Tanzania

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa has become a test case of the effects of globalisation, in that it demonstrates how international processes may affect regional life situations and how 'the local' can simultaneously develop in its own way, through the...
  10. Sustainable income-generating projects for HIV-affected households in Zimbabwe: evidence from two high-density suburbs

    Sustainable income-generating projects for HIV-affected households in Zimbabwe: evidence from two high-density suburbs

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    An estimated 25% of the adults in urban areas of Zimbabwe are living as HIV-positive. In HIV-affected households the need for income increases with the demand for medicines, food and funeral costs. One way to mitigate this effect of the...