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An Assessment of the investment climate in South Africa
Book/Monograph, Created By World Bank and Published By World Bank in English language
Art and aspirations: The randlords of South Africa and their collections
Book/Monograph, Created By Stevensen, Michael and Published By Frenwood Press in English language
Beyond equality: The post-apartheid counternarrative of trans and intersex movements in South Africa
Journal article, Created By Thoreson, Ryan and Published By Oxford University Press (OUP) in English language
In the decade after apartheid, South Africa became well-known for the unprecedented rights and recognition it afforded to lesbian, gay, and bisexual persons. This article explores the legal and social battles fought by South Africa's trans and intersex activists in the aftermath of the democratic transition, and the ways in which they are meaningfully distinct from the conventional narrative of the post-apartheid LGB movement. In particular, I highlight three areas of divergence – an emphasis on regional advocacy, a focus on micropolitics, and a facility wit...
Boipatong: The Politics of a Massacre and the South African Transition
Journal article, Created By Simpson, James G. R. and Published By Taylor & Francis in English language
The Boipatong massacre is widely regarded as a key moment in South Africa's transition to democracy. The massacre is also frequently cited as an example of state complicity in the political violence that shook the country during a period of negotiation and reform. Yet, limited scholarly attention has been given to the details of the event. This article examines the Boipatong massacre in detail, with particular emphasis on how the event's meaning has been contested by different individuals and groups. Analysis of these contestations gives insight int...
Before You're a DJ, You're a Woman': Navigating Gendered Space, Society and Music as a Female DJ In Johannesburg'
Journal article, Created By Duignan-Pearson, Rosalind and Published By Taylor and Francis in English language
Utilizing an ethnographic study of female DJs working in Gauteng, this work examines women's negotiation of gendered space, technology and society in South Africa's house and hip-hop DJing scene. Exploring the contemporary musical landscape of South Africa, I scrutinize the changing roles for women in South African music, while interrogating the reasons behind women's increasing visibility and success as DJs. This work draws throughout on Henrik Vigh's analytical optic of dubriagem developed through his work in Guinea-Bissau, and identifies 'hustling' as a&#...
Biko (The true story of the young South African martyr and his struggle to raise black consciousness)
Book/Monograph, Created By Woods, Danald and Published By An OWI Book in English language
Beyond GDP in assessing development in South Africa: The Gauteng City-Region Socio-Economic Barometer
Journal article, Created By Mushongera, Darlington and Published By Taylor & Francis Group in English language
Although consensus to move beyond gross domestic product (GDP) for measuring development in Africa exists, efforts to operationalise the idea have been frustrated by institutional barriers and lack of an integrated methodology. This article addresses the methodological problem by introducing an innovative graphic tool - The Gauteng City-Region Socio-Economic Barometer. The tool pulls together a set of 38 indicators across 10 sectors into a single analytical visual. Its efficacy rests in its ability to show each individual indicator, sector, and the overall socio-economy s...
Building a Nation: The Sowetan and the Creation of a Black Public
Journal article, Created By Cowling, Lesley and Published By Taylor & Francis in English language
The Sowetan, a black readership newspaper established in the 1980s, grew to be the biggest circulation daily in South Africa in the 1990s. In the apartheid era, the Sowetan served disenfranchised urban black communities and promoted their interests in a society in which they were not democratically represented. The project was not simply oppositional to apartheid policies, but also engaged in and encouraged certain kinds of community endeavours, which it dubbed nation building. Led by its editor, Aggrey Klaaste, the newspaper engaged in an ongoing process o...
Beloved Countries: Labour, Landscape and the Politics of Conservation in Three Novels from KwaZulu-Natal
Journal article, Created By Smith, Brady and Published By Taylor & Francis Group in English language
Lauretta Ngcobo's And They Didn't Die (1990) chronicles the lives of a group of rural South African women as they struggle against both the black and white patriarchies in which they are enmeshed and the dire environmental conditions in which they live. However, critics have tended to focus substantially more on Ngcobo's interest in women than on the novel's rural setting, the environmental problems that define it, or the longer literary history of which the novel is a part. This article re-examines And They Didn't Die in order ...
Bridging the digital divide: Innovation systems for ICT in Brazil, China, India, Thailand and Southern Africa
Book/Monograph, Created By Baskaran, Angathenar|Mammo Muchie and Published By Adonis & Abbey in English language
There is little disagreement on the importance of technology for economic development and in the current era information and communication technology (ICT) is certainly the most pervasive and powerful of technologies that shape the world. Policy makers all over the world have realised the importance of ICT for economic development. But the connection from technology to economic development is all but simple. This is especially the case for information technology. Production processes and the use of the technology have become increasingly separated at the global ...