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Doctors in a Divided Society: The profession and education of medical practitioners in South Africa

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Authors:  Mignonne Breier, Angelique Wildschut Many of the goals of South Africa’s new democracy depend on the production of professionals who have not only the knowledge and skills to make our country globally competitive, but also a commitment t Clicked 141 times. Last clicked 07/19/2014 - 07:40. Teaching & Learning Context:  This study on the medical profession and its related education programmes considers the multiple worlds of medical practice in South Africa ten years into democracy, from a number of perspectives.

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Medicine | Health Sciences | Downloadable Documents | Readings | English | Post-secondary | doctors | equity | government policy | medical practitioners | redress

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Consolidated Report of DEISA Case Studies

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Authors:  Melissa Steyn, Claire Kelly DEISA (Diversity and Equity Interventions in South Africa) was a research programme which studied the transformation “industry” in South Africa, exploring issues such as the kinds of interventions Clicked 55 times. Last clicked 06/03/2014 - 11:06. Teaching & Learning Context:  The content of this report has been used as part of the Diversity Studies MPhil Programme. Specifically, it has been used for the course "Diversity Implementation and Practice", a course which introduces students to the strategies used, and challenges faced by, diversity pract

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Intercultural and Diversity Studies | Humanities | Downloadable Documents | Readings | English | Post-secondary | diversity | Diversity interventions | Human Resource Management | Transformation

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Political Communication Postgraduate Honours Programme

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Authors:  Dr. Ibrahim Saleh Throughout my academic career, my focus has always been on exploring the different national & international contexts in which political communication occurs, by linking micro and macro levels of analy Clicked 266 times. Last clicked 01/27/2015 - 18:28. Teaching & Learning Context:  This resource provides a useful backdrop on political communication, journalism and national development issues as priority areas for collaborative action in Africa and the Middle East. I wish that my colleagues & students could use this resource as a step forward to move into its future.

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Film and Media Studies | Humanities | Text/HTML Webpages | Readings | English | Post-secondary | Journalism Research | Cultural Studies | Policies | Political Communication

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The Theatre of Violence: Narratives of protagonists in the South African conflict

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Authors:  Don Foster, Paul Haupt, Marésa de Beer While many accounts have focused on the victims of state repression, this unique volume documents the often contradictory and confusing stories of those who acknowledge having committed some dreadful Clicked 112 times. Last clicked 09/25/2014 - 11:12. Teaching & Learning Context:  This profound and deeply compassionate study aims to reach into the complexities of political violence in South Africa between 1960 and 1994, and to expand our understanding of the patterns of conflict that almost drew South Africans into a vortex of total disintegration duri

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Psychology | Humanities | Downloadable Documents | Readings | English | Post-secondary | apartheid | conflicts | psychology | state repression | township | truth and reconciliation

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Imagining the City: Memories and cultures in Cape Town

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Authors:  Sean Field, Renate Meyer, Felicity Swanson (eds) “The overriding strength of this book is that it places people – ordinary people – at the centre of memory, at the centre of historical and contemporary experience, and thus at the centre of re-ima Clicked 152 times. Last clicked 12/02/2014 - 14:31. Teaching & Learning Context:  Imagining the City makes an important contribution to public discourse about a vision for, and ownership of the city by affirming the memory of its inhabitants, and by hinting at the work that can, and should still be done in foregrounding memory and culture in t

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Historical Studies | Humanities | Downloadable Documents | Readings | English | Post-secondary | Cape Town | cultural interactions | identity | popular memory | society | urban sociology

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Stealing Empire: P2P, intellectual property and hip-hop subversion

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Authors:  Adam Haupt Stealing Empire poses the question, "What possibilities for agency exist in the age of corporate globalisation?" Using the work of Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt as a point of entry, Adam Haupt delve Clicked 130 times. Last clicked 10/14/2014 - 19:36. Teaching & Learning Context:  Stealing Empire is vital reading for law, media and cultural studies scholars who want to make sense of the ways in which legal and communication strategies are employed to secure hegemony.

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Film and Media Studies | Humanities | Downloadable Documents | Readings | English | Post-secondary | creative commons | Democracy | hip hop | intellectual property | media studies | open source

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The Meanings of Timbuktu

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Authors:  Shamil Jeppie, Souleymane Bachir Diagne (eds) This volume, authored by leading international scholars, begins to sketch the 'meaning' of Timbuktu within the context of the intellectual history of West Africa, in particular, and of the African con Clicked 151 times. Last clicked 07/23/2014 - 15:55. Teaching & Learning Context:  The Meanings of Timbuktu strives to contextualize and clarify the importance of efforts to preserve Timbuktu's manuscripts for Mali, for Africa and for the intellectual world. A fascinating read for anyone who wishes to gain an understanding of the aura of myst

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Historical Studies | Humanities | Downloadable Documents | Readings | English | Post-secondary | history | intellectual history | manuscripts | timbuktu

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Political Communication, National Development Policy and Journalism Research and Education

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Authors:  Dr. Ibrahim Saleh The composite culture of Africa and the Middle East incorporate Mass Communication and Journalism in all its languages and regions. Socioeconomic development, emancipative cultural change and democratization constitute a coherent syndrome of social progress, which can only be attain through the broadening of human choices, by increasing individual resources; rising emancipative values; and institutionalizing freedom rights. Clicked 350 times. Last clicked 01/27/2015 - 18:28. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>I wish that by providing these resources for the UCT communit

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Film and Media Studies | Humanities | Text/HTML Webpages | Readings | English | Post-secondary | Africa | Future Studies | Education | Media and climate Change | media studies | Middle East | National Development | Political Communication

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Climate change and health in the SADC Region

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Authors:  Young, T, Tucker, T, Galloway, M, Manyike, P, Chapman, A, Myers, J The draft review examines the link between climate change and health with special reference to the Southern African region (SADC countries).  It attempts to set the scene for determining pertinent research priorities in the region to contribute to knowledge on the one hand, and for identification, implementation and evaluation of adaptation interventions that are likely to be appropriate and effective in the region.  This review has been conducted by Strategic Evaluation, Advisory and Development Consulting (SEAD), a health consultancy together with  the COEHR,  and is part of the Regional C

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Health Sciences | Public Health and Family Medicine | Downloadable Documents | Readings | English | Post-secondary | climate change | COEHR | health | SADC | SEAD | Southern Africa

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South African Child Gauge 2009/2010

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Authors:  Kibel M, Lake L, Pendlebury P & Smith C (eds) The South African Child Gauge is produced annually by the Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town to monitor government and civil society’s progress towards realising the rights o Clicked 307 times. Last clicked 07/12/2014 - 14:38. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>This collection of papers focused on the theme 'Healthy children: From survival to optimal development' can be used for independant study/research or for integation into child development curriculm.</p>

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Child and Adolescent Health | Health Sciences | Downloadable Documents | Readings | English | Post-secondary | child health environment | child health services | survival | child statistics | health care primary | HIVAIDS | monitoring | south africa

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Introduction to Molecular Virology

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Authors:  Ed Rybicki Virology teaching material used for University of Cape Town Molecular and Cell Biology Department courses. Clicked 829 times. Last clicked 01/03/2015 - 18:43. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p><b> <p>Introductory Virology for 2nd and 3rd year courses</p> </b> The material consists of a series of linked pages exploring an introduction to the concept of viruses, and an exploration of their general properties.</p>

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Molecular and Cell Biology | Science | Text/HTML Webpages | Readings | English | Post-secondary | cell biology | microbiology | molecular biology | virology

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Youth violence: Sources and solutions in South Africa

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Authors:  Catherine L. Ward, Amelia van der Merwe, and Andrew Dawes (Editors) Youth violence: Sources and solutions in South Africa thoroughly and carefully reviews the evidence for risk and protective factors that influence the likelihood of young people acting aggressively. Clicked 224 times. Last clicked 07/28/2014 - 17:01. Teaching & Learning Context:  This can be used as a reference text for work on violence and aggression in many contexts, and for interventions to prevent violence and aggression.

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Psychology | Humanities | Downloadable Documents | Readings | English | Post-secondary | aggression | intervention | Violence | youth

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Systems Analysis in Africa

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Authors:  Professor Lucy Gilson CHEPSAA (the Consortium for Health Policy & Systems Analysis in Africa) works to develop the emerging field of health policy and systems research and analysis Clicked 76 times. Last clicked 09/15/2014 - 12:13. Teaching & Learning Context:  All CHEPSAA’s African members have produced reports that provide an overview of the HPSR+A capacity needs and assets in their organizations and its wider context. They each include recommendations about how to develop capacity. The assessment reports are from Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya and Nigeria, and there are also c

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Health Economics Unit | Health Sciences | Text/HTML Webpages | Readings | English | Post-secondary | assessments | assets | capacity needs | health policy | health systems

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South African Child Gauge 2008/2009

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Authors:  Pendlebury S, Lake L, & Smith C (eds) The South African Child Gauge is a special book about children in South Africa. Clicked 74 times. Last clicked 06/03/2014 - 11:10. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>This collection of papers focuses on 'the meaning of children&rsquo;s right to social services,' and can be used for independent study/research or for integration into child development curriculum.</p>

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Child and Adolescent Health | Health Sciences | Downloadable Documents | Readings | English | Post-secondary | child statistics | education | Law reform | monitoring

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Report

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Authors:  Claire Kelly This case study is one of ten case studies being conducted as part of a larger research project on Diversity and Equity Interventions in South Africa (DEISA). Clicked 51 times. Last clicked 09/19/2014 - 15:44. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>This report will be of value to those studying human resource management, and those who wish to learn more about transformation within post-apartheid South African organisations.</p>

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Intercultural and Diversity Studies | Humanities | Text/HTML Webpages | Readings | English | Post-secondary | diversity intervention | organisational culture | post-apartheid South Africa | Transformation

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Authors:  Andrew Faull The shift from apartheid to a constitutional democracy in South Africa brought with it a plethora of questions concerning ideas of nationhood, citizenship, and organisational transformation. Clicked 100 times. Last clicked 09/18/2014 - 15:21. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>This resource will be of value to scholars of transformation in South African organisations.</p>

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Intercultural and Diversity Studies | Humanities | Text/HTML Webpages | Readings | English | Post-secondary | diversity | equity | gender | identity | institutional culture | intervention | organisational culture | police service | race | south africa | Transformation

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Networks of Accountability: HIV/AIDS Action research in action on Western Cape farms

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Authors:  Mikki van Zyl During 2005 Mikki van Zyl was contracted as a consultant to do action research on farm dwellers perceptions and experiences of HIV/AIDS in two districts of the Western Cape, South Africa. Clicked 52 times. Last clicked 09/19/2014 - 13:16. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>This case study will be of value to researchers using action research as a methodology. The case study will also be of interest to those studying and researching HIV/AIDS in rural South African contexts.</p>

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Intercultural and Diversity Studies | Humanities | Text/HTML Webpages | Readings | English | Post-secondary | farm dwellers | HIV/AIDS | post-apartheid South Africa | Western Cape farms

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DEISA Report: Consolidated findings of DEISA case studies

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Authors:  Melissa Steyn, Claire Kelly DEISA (Diversity and Equity Interventions in South Africa) is a research programme which studies the transformation “industry” in South Africa, exploring issues such as the kinds of int Clicked 50 times. Last clicked 06/06/2014 - 14:10. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>This report will be of value to those studying and researching transformation in South African organizations in particular, and dynamics of transformation in post-apartheid South Africa more broadly.</p>

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Intercultural and Diversity Studies | Humanities | Text/HTML Webpages | Readings | English | Post-secondary | iNCUDISA | post-apartheid South Africa | Transformation

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Human Rights, Disability, and Higher Education

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Authors:  Mikki van Zyl Over the past three decades, the discipline of Disability Studies has emerged as an independent field within the social science research and theoretical arena. Clicked 98 times. Last clicked 09/19/2014 - 12:37. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>This report will be of value to Disability Studies scholars, educational theorists and researchers, as well as those interested in the construction of disability within the context of transformation in post-apartheid South Africa.</p>

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Intercultural and Diversity Studies | Humanities | Text/HTML Webpages | Readings | English | Post-secondary | disability | disability studies | higher education | post-apartheid South Africa | Transformation

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and racism at the Health Sciences faculty of the University of Cape Town

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Authors:  Zimitri Erasmus, Jacques de Wet Over the past few years the Faculty of Health Sciences at UCT embarked upon a series of transformation processes. Clicked 227 times. Last clicked 09/19/2014 - 13:21. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>This report will be of value to those studying and researching transformation in higher education in post-apartheid South Africa</p>

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Intercultural and Diversity Studies | Humanities | Text/HTML Webpages | Readings | English | Post-secondary | post-apartheid South Africa | transformation in Higher Education

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South African Child Gauge 2007/2008

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Authors:  Proudlock P, Dutschke M, Jamieson L, Monson J & Smith C (eds) 2008 The South African Child Gauge is a special book about children in South Africa. Clicked 25 times. Last clicked 06/03/2014 - 11:09. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p><strong>This collection of papers focuses on 'the meaning of children&rsquo;s right to social services,' and can be used for independent study/research or for integration into child development curriculum.</strong></p>

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Child and Adolescent Health | Health Sciences | Downloadable Documents | Readings | English | Post-secondary | child statistics | Law reform | monitoring | Social Services

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: Some student perceptions and experiences of institutional culture at the University of Cape Town in 1999

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Authors:  Melissa Steyn and Mikki van Zyl In this project, students spoke out about their experiences at UCT. Clicked 233 times. Last clicked 09/23/2014 - 20:47. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>This report is of value to those studying institutional culture in post-apartheid South Africa, and dynamics of transformation at South African institutions of higher learning.</p>

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Intercultural and Diversity Studies | Humanities | Text/HTML Webpages | Readings | English | Post-secondary | institutional culture | post-apartheid South Africa | Transformation | University of Cape Town

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Diversity Intervention for Health Educators

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Authors:  Salma Ismail The diversity workshops were held with academic staff who supervise fourth year medical students' research and health promotion projects in the Public and Primary Health Care Department at the Univers Clicked 44 times. Last clicked 09/19/2014 - 12:14. Teaching & Learning Context:  This report is of value to scholars of organisational transformation in post-apartheid South African organisations. Also, diversity practitioners who work in the context of higher education will find this report to be of interest.

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Intercultural and Diversity Studies | Humanities | Text/HTML Webpages | Readings | English | Post-secondary | diversity | Health Sciences | intervention | post-apartheid South Africa

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South African Child Gauge 2010/2011

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Authors:  Jamieson L, Bray R, Viviers A, Lake L, Pendlebury S & Smith C (eds) The South African Child Gauge is a special book about children in South Africa. Clicked 180 times. Last clicked 07/05/2014 - 16:47. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>This collection of papers focused on the theme 'Healthy children: From survival to optimal development' can be used for independent study/research or for integration into child development curriculum.</p>

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Child and Adolescent Health | Health Sciences | Downloadable Documents | Readings | English | Post-secondary | child health environment | child health services | survival | child statistics | health care primary | HIVAIDS | monitoring | south africa

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Media Sexual and Reproductive Health Taboos in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

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Authors:  Dr. Ibrahim Saleh Female adolescents in many developing societies are still facing various forms of discrimination due to their gender, race and class. Clicked 94 times. Last clicked 06/03/2014 - 11:07. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>It is thus mandatory to think of sexual and reproductive challenges as a single service delivery system mindset, and look across systems instead of the current dilemma of lack of vision. Among the many obstacles facing media literacy in MENA is the sexual and reproductive health issues in which premarital sexual relationships are generally forbidden, and

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Film and Media Studies | Humanities | Downloadable Documents | Readings | English | Post-secondary | Media Literacy | Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Sexual and Reproductive Taboos

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