DIE FAKULTEIT LETTERE EN SOSIALE WETENSKAPPE (KWALIFIKASIES IN DRAMA, MUSIEK EN VISUELE KUNSTE UITGESLUIT)
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PROGRAMME FOR THE SIXTH CEREMONY
THE FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (EXCLUDING QUALIFICATIONS IN DRAMA, MUSIC AND VISUAL ARTS)
To help ensure that the proceedings run their course without disruption, will all those present kindly keep their cell phones switched off, and refrain from leaving the hall, while the ceremony is in progress. Entrance of academic procession into the hall. You are requested to stand while it enters, and then to remain standing for the singing of the National Anthem.
Singing of the National Anthem (see inside back cover). Thereafter, please be seated.
Congregation formally constituted by the Vice-Chancellor.
Welcome by the Vice-Chancellor and Prof M Dlali.
Presentation of candidates receiving qualifications by the dean of the faculty and conferment of qualifications by the Vice-Chancellor.
Introduction of candidates for Chancellor’s Awards and presentation of awards by the Vice-Chancellor.
Closing by the Vice-Chancellor.
The academic procession leaves the stage.
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Van Afrikanerkultuur tot korporatief: die geskiedenis van Sanlam se hoofkantoorpersoneelkorps, 1918-2008
Die Suid-Afrikaanse maatskappy Sanlam is in 1918 gestig as ’n reg- streekse gevolg van die opwelling van Afrikaners se nasionalisme. Die maatskappy het van die begin af bekend gestaan as ’n Afrikaanse onderneming met ’n identifikasie met die boustene van Afrikanernasion alisme – die taal Afrikaans, die opheffing van Afrikaners, die belewing van hul geskiedenis en Christen-Protestantisme. Sanlam was daarop toegespits om ’n Suid-Afrikaanse instelling te wees wat ’n diens aan die hele Suid-Afrikaanse gemeenskap lewer. Teen 2008 het die hoofkantoorpersoneelkorps daardie groter identiteit verteenwoordig deurdat hulle daardie samelewingsveranderings vertolk het. Hierdie studie ontsluit die fundamentele herposisionering van die Sanlamhoofkantoorpersoneelkorps oor ’n tydperk van 90 jaar. Promotor: Prof G Verhoef
Medepromotor: Dr A Ehlers
BIJLOOS, Annemarie Dorothée (Applied Ethics)
Ethics and risk: towards a responsible approach to acceptable risk impositions
This research deals with the ethical evaluation of risk impositions. When – under what circumstances or conditions – is it acceptable to perform an action that exposes others to risk? The research attends to this question in three parts. The first part of the research explores the notion of risk and its relevance for normative philosophy. The second part investigates how four mainstream branches of ethical theory – utilitarianism, deontology, rights-based ethics, and contrac- tualism – individually evaluate risk impositions. The third part of the research develops an alternative approach to the evaluation of risk impositions, which combines theories of action with theories of virtue.
Supervisor: Prof AA van Niekerk
BURGESS, Meryl Joy (Political Science)
A comparative study of the role of environmental NGOs in China and
South Africa in environmental policy
The study explores the roles of environmental non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in conservation policy in two different political systems, one authoritarian (China), and the other a pluralist political system (South Africa). The study critically engages literature and debates on governance, participation and the input of private actors and civil society into policy making. It demonstrates that civil society and NGOs adopt three primary positions in the policy process – supplementary, complementary or adversarial to the government. In the field of conservation policy making, environmental NGOs in both South Africa and China play, to varying degree, all three roles in the political systems. Supervisor: Dr S Grimm
Co-supervisor: Prof S Cornelissen
COETZEE, Azille Alta (Philosophy)
African feminism as decolonising force: a philosophical exploration of the work of Oyèrónké Oyĕwùmí
In this dissertation the work of Nigerian feminist sociologist, Oyèrónké Oyèwùmí, is presented as a decolonising force that has the power to disrupt African philosophy, Western feminist thought and discourses on African decolonisation in highly significant ways. It is argued that Oyèwùmí, as African feminist scholar, occupies a unique epistemo- logical position that is rich in resources to subvert, rupture and enrich these dominant systems of knowledge from which African feminist voices are mostly excluded. This argument is made by placing Oyèwùmí in dialogue with African philosophy, on the one hand, and with Belgian feminist scholar, Luce Irigaray, on the other. Supervisor: Prof HL du Toit
Co-supervisors: Prof W Goris and Dr A Halsema
DAVIS, Herbert Douglas (Document Analysis and Design)
‘Spyt kom te laat’. The development and evaluation of a health-related fotonovela about methamphetamine (‘tik’) use in the Western Cape and Northern Cape provinces of South Africa
The aim of this research project was to establish if and why foto- novelas can be an effective tool to communicate the dangers associated with using methamphetamine (‘tik’). A health-related fotonovela about tik was developed for this purpose, adding fear appeal charact eristics to help improve the fotonovela’s effectiveness. Given the preference for the fotonovela over the traditional brochure, and the comparable knowledge and behavioural intentions that were identified after people had read the information in one of these formats, it is recommended that document designers consider using fotonovelas incorporating fear appeal characteristics as a health communication tool when dealing with tik.
Supervisor: Prof LG de Stadler
Co-supervisor: Prof CJM Jansen
DOUGLAS, Gillian Kathleen (Psychology)
Use of the Vineland Adaptive Behaviour Scales in the assessment of intellec tually disabled complainants in sexual abuse cases in the Western Cape
Sexual abuse of disabled people is a major human rights issue. The candidate analyses data as part of a broader project to improve access to appropriate justice for complainants with intellectual disability who have been sexually abused or raped. She demonstrates the complexity of psychological assessment in such cases, and shows how international assessment approaches fall short in the local context, requiring careful adaptation to local conditions. The study has implications for realising the rights of people with intellectual disability both locally and inter- nationally. Valid assessment processes in the psycho-legal context are an important component of access to justice.
Supervisor: Prof LP Swartz
Co-supervisor: Dr C Pretorius
DUBE, Charles (Social Anthropology)
Zimbabwean migrants and the dynamics of religion and informal support associations in mediating everyday life in Cape Town
This ethnographic study of Zimbabwean migrant church congregants living in Cape Town focuses on their daily experiences of negotiating social relationships, religiosity, conviviality and urban security. The study questions taken-for-granted assumptions of studies about migrants’ responses to urban contexts which are often characterised as ’xenophobic’. Yet, instead of withdrawing into enclaved, ’safe’ social spaces, the candidate’s study investigates how migrants strategically straddle the porous and unstable boundaries between the categories of insider and outsider, native and stranger, and national and foreigner. The study reveals the highly situational and contingent nature of migrant relationships and social practices of conviviality.
Supervisor: Prof SL Robins
Co-supervisor: Dr TD Cousins
FISHER, Laura Diane (Psychology)
Registered counsellors at a crossroads: current status, professional identity and training realities
The registered counsellor (RC) category within the profession of psychology in South Africa was envisaged to create ground swell for scaling up access to and provision of mental health care services nationally. This research study explored the current status of the RC category and the lived experiences of RCs with a focus on their journey of professional identity construction as well as the realities and challenges for training RCs. Findings based on a multimethod sequential research design provided insights into the lived experiences of RCs and challenges for training indicating the need for a radical overhaul of the nascent RC category. Supervisor: Prof AV Naidoo
GAUCHÉ, Ana Maria (General Linguistics)
A relevance-theoretic analysis of selected South African English pragmatic markers and their cultural significance
This study examined the development and contemporary functions of three pragmatic markers, shame, hey and is it, in South African English. The analysis was undertaken using the combined approaches of grammaticalisation theory and relevance theory. Each marker was found to manifest meanings and functions that are atypical of these elements in other English varieties. Phonological simplification, prag- matic strengthening and proceduralisation are the most apparent changes in the development of these markers, resulting from
(inter)subjectivity and leading to functions that trigger higher-level ex- pli catures. In their contemporary use, each marker demonstrates manifest social identity and signals solidarity within the context of South African English.
Supervisor: Dr KM Huddlestone
Co-supervisor: Dr J Oosthuizen
KLOPPER, Annie Elizabeth (Afrikaans en Nederlands)
Identiteitskonfigurasies in wit Afrikaanse rap-musiek met spesifieke verwysing na Die Antwoord, Jack Parow en Bittereinder
Hierdie proefskrif handel oor identiteitskonfigurasies in wit Afrikaanse rap-musiek. ’n Ondersoek na die hip-hop-kultuur en die mondelinge tradisies wat dit voorafgegaan het, word ingestel ten einde die aard, kenmerke en simboliese etos van rap-musiek te identifiseer. Drie gevallestudies volg daarop, naamlik van Die Antwoord, Jack Parow en Bittereinder. Deur op interdissiplinêre wyse te werk te gaan, word ’n kwalitatiewe ondersoek ingestel na die maniere waarop hierdie wit plaaslike rappers deur middel van die gebruik van ’n oorspronklike swart kultuurvorm op uiteenlopende wyses met die kwessie van identiteit omgaan, waardeur die nosie van vasgestelde of essensiële identiteite uitgedaag word. Promotor: Prof PH Foster
LOCATELL, Christian Steward (Ancient Languages)
Grammatical polysemy in the Hebrew Bible: a cognitive linguistic approach to kî
This is a study of the word kî in the Hebrew Bible, which has perplexed scholars by its semantic and syntactic versatility. This study shows that such versatility arises through and is organised by common cognitive processes that govern the use and development of language. This frees scholars from either simply listing its uses without a coherent ex- planation of their relationship or the impossible task of trying to find a singular meaning to unify all uses. The outlook of these results commends the application of this approach to other versatile words and constructions in the Hebrew Bible and beyond. Supervisor: Prof CHJ van der Merwe
MAKOMBE, Leonard (Journalism)
How social media facilitate public participation in the election of a new government: a critical analysis of Twitter discourses in Zimbabwe during the 2013 elections
This research is hinged on the overlapping fields of political studies, journalism and media studies and explores whether Twitter undercuts the role of dominating “elites” during a national election. An analysis of the quantitative data showed that a small minority, around 10 percent, of the participating users dominated Twitter discourses. This is a sign that, despite its openness, Twitter has subtle barriers to participation, which results in such asymmetries. Qualitative analysis, through dis- course historical analysis, showed that Twitter was a site for ideological conflict, which dispelled attempts to classify the platform as a new public sphere in the Habermasian sense. Supervisor: Dr GJ Botma
MARAIS, Adri (English Studies)
Ever other: unsettling subjects in contemporary revisions of fairy tales
Located in a larger area of scholarship that can be defined as revisionist feminist fiction, this dissertation focuses on revisions of classic fairy tales published as fictional works after 1990. These adaptations have moved beyond the concerns of second-wave feminism to include nonnormative interests and counterhegemonic world views as reflected by third-wave feminism. In this way they have taken on the insights of postcolonial and queer theory as well as ageing studies in order to explore how race, age and sexual orientation or gender identity intersect to create marginal subjects or ‘others’. The dissertation demons trates that the feminist retellings can be considered literary acts of confrontation, disruption and reinvention of exclusionary identity politics.
Supervisor: Prof SC Viljoen
Co-supervisor: Prof BC Steiner
MASHALE, Termica Rethabile (Social Work)
Essential management tasks performed by volunteers on management committees of non-profit organisations
Non-profit governance is a critical part of organisational development that contributes to social welfare in South Africa. NPO management committees are resourced by volunteers who perform a myriad of highly specialised management tasks. This study found that it is a gross injustice in social development to expect volunteers to take on statu- tory management tasks with no support or training. A comp rehensive capacity development approach is needed to empower volunteers to fulfil essential roles. The findings of the study influence the discourse on how volunteers perform essential management tasks to ensure that organisations and volunteers flourish within a neoliberal paradigm.
Supervisor: Prof LK Engelbrecht
MINAS, Edith Christina (African Languages)
Complexity in task-based language teaching and learning of isiXhosa as a second language in primary schools
This study investigates complexity in isiXhosa task-based second language (L2) learning and teaching in the Eastern Cape and South African primary school context in identifying the specific learning needs of young beginner second language learners in the school instructional context. It provides a sound theoretical foundation of language learning principles, supporting task-based teaching for young beginner isiXhosa learners within the framework of cognitive and social perspectives on second language learning. The study argues that task design is a primary concern in task-based second language teaching, allowing for learner participation through motivating communication task contents for isiXhosa and graded task complexity relating to individual learner factors.
Supervisor: Prof MW Visser
MORE, Jonathan (Ancient Cultures)
Is Jesus king? A critical examination of Paul’s thought in the context of the
Hellenistic kingship topos
The candidate compares the Hellenistic topos of ideal kingship with Pauline Christology in order to situate the apostle Paul’s writings within the intellectual milieu of the first century. He first examines the development of this topos in various Greek philosophical traditions as well as in texts from the Hebrew Bible and Hellenistic Jewish authors. The various configurations of ideal kingship found in these texts are then compared to those found in Paul’s letters. He concludes that Paul has drawn on both Hellenistic and Jewish traditions in order to depict Jesus, the Messiah, as vice-regent of God to Greco-Roman believers.
Supervisor: Prof JC Thom
MPOFU, Sibongile (Journalism)
Are “untouched citizens” creating their deliberative democracy online? A critical analysis of women’s activist media in Zimbabwe
This study examined Zimbabwean women’s political participation by investigating whether online media platforms provide space for critical communicative interaction to challenge dominant discourses and participate in politics. Anchored in the broader conceptualisation of political participation, the epistemological premise of the study explored how ’everyday conversations’ by women in blogs morph into political conversations. The findings revealed that blogs, as alternative spaces, offer possibilities for social transformation by enabling women to have a voice in political, socio-economic and cultural spheres, enabling them to challenge dominant discourses, providing a nuanced understanding of how previously “untouched citizens” can create a deliberative democracy online. Supervisor: Prof L Rabe
NWACHUKWU, Jeremiah Felix (Translation)
Identifying and improving reading comprehension in the translation process: a visualisation approach
This study involves identifying skills that can enhance source-text comprehension in translation. Two groups of students were divided into Groups A and B. Group A received training on Sowa’s (1984) conceptual-graphs formalism. During the experiment, both groups read a French source text, answering text-comprehension questions and translating the text into English. The performance of these tasks was monitored by screen-recording software performing video and audio recordings of on-screen and off-screen activities. The com- parative results reveal an overall tendency towards better source-text comprehension by Group A, concluding that the use of text visualisation as a tool should be advocated in translator training. Supervisor: Prof AE Feinauer
PRETORIUS, Erin (General Linguistics)
Spelling out P: a unified syntax of Afrikaans adpositions and V-particles
Grammatical categories are fuzzy. This dissertation probes the putative adposition or P-category via detailed investigation of Afrikaans’s understudied spatial P-domain. It delivers a unified generative account of simplex and complex prepositional phrases, circumpositional phrases, doubling adpositional phrases, and P-based verbal particles, demonstrating how observable category effects emerge as an epiphenomenon of the way in which the internal composition of syncretic elements combines with a fixed functional spine. This pro- posal has far-reaching consequences, notably that the formal mechanisms conditioning multiple macro-category membership (e.g. P and N or V) are identical to those conditioning multiple microcategory membership (e.g. locative and directional adposition).
Supervisor: Prof T Biberauer
Co-supervisors: Dr J Oosthuizen, Prof N Corver (External), Dr M van Koppen (External)
South African career counselling and assessment practices have pre- dominantly been informed by Western theories, failing to take into account the country’s unique cultural and linguistic environment. The present study adapted and translated the South African Career Interest Inventory based on John Holland’s vocational theory to construct a career measure that is culturally and linguistically valid across both gender and race. This study makes a seminal contribution to career psychology in South Africa through constructing the first career interest inventory in isiXhosa. Findings confirm the reliability of the measure and represent a step in providing a more culturally and linguistically valid career measure. Supervisor: Prof AV Naidoo
SADIKI, Masindi Francina (African Languages)
Persuasion in compliance-gaining messages in Tshivenda drama texts: a communication theoretic approach to interpersonal interactions
The study explores compliance-gaining messages during interpersonal interactions that garner persuasion by critically analysing discourse excerpts from selected Tshivenda drama and prose literary texts. The study demonstrates interpersonal interaction and the choice of influence messages of participants involved in communication. Data analysis and interpretation involved identification of complianceseeking message excerpts that display the general interpersonal influence goal types in terms of the Goals-Plans-Actions model in persuasive message production stipulations. The study attested that the Goals-Plans-Actions theory applications may be employed to a range and variation in language-related socio-cultural values and norms identified from traditional to more modern society through persuasive communication evolving throughout successive generations. Supervisor: Prof M Dlali
SMIT, Hendrik Adolf Petrus (Geografie en Omgewingstudie)
Military environmental literacy in the South African army
Militêre aktiwiteit in oorlog en in vrede het ’n inherent destruktiewe impak op groot operasionele gebiede. In Suid-Afrika is militêre mag moreel en wetlik verplig tot verantwoordelike omgewingsoptrede. Die navorsing toets houdings en gedrag teenoor en kennis rakende die diverse fisieke, sosiale en kulturele omgewings waarin soldate optree. ’n Unieke meetinstrument, spesifiek gerig op militêre aanwending en replisering, is ontwikkel en getoets op meer as 1 100 soldate van die SA Leër. Resultate toon ’n algemeen bevredigende vlak van militêre omgewingsgeletterdheid by al drie gedragselemente. Nogtans is areas van onderprestasie by teikenbare personeelsektore uitgewys en vir ingryping deur die SA Leër se opleidingsvleuel aanbeveel. Promotor: Prof JH van der Merwe
STANDER, Okert Petrus Jakobus (Geskiedenis)
Die voorkoms van wit armoede in Oudtshoorn tussen 1914 – 1937
In sy studie oor wit armoede in Oudtshoorn en omgewing het die kandidaat historiese, omgewings- sowel as sosio-ekonomiese faktore ondersoek. Emosionele kwessies, soos die vernederende minder- waardigheidsgevoel en klasseverskille wat dit ten opsigte van onderwys en die kerk meegebring het, is belig. Daarby is staatsingrepe op die terrein van onderwys, bosbou, spoorweë, besproeiing en landbou ten opsigte van armoedeverligting ontleed. Ook die besonder ge- kontroleerde en gestruktureerde wyse waarop die kerk, as bron van hulp tot oorlewing, armes se materiële nood help verlig het, is aan die lig gebring. In samewerking met die staat kon die kerk maatskaplike probleme soos onderwysopheffing aanpak. Promotor: Prof WP Visser
YOUNG, Gert (Political Science)
South African land reform as peacebuilding: integrating perspectives from social identity theory and symbolic politics in a peacebuilding conceptual framework
Existing literature exhibits limited exploration of complex social iden- tities and symbolic interpretations prevalent in land reform. To understand how landowners experience land reform, and how these perspectives could contribute to a peacebuilding framework, an ethno- graphic case study of Limpopo landowners was conducted through 42 interviews. Findings include that landowner categorisation preferences are less based on race than role/function categories and, as such, they consider the land reform context less in terms of racial relations and more in terms of relationships between farmers, government officials and claimants with a strong lack of trust of government officials and a willingness to pursue partnerships with claimants.
Supervisor: Dr NL de Jager
ANDER KWALIFIKASIES OTHER QUALIFICATIONS EZINYE IZINGQINI-MFUNDO
Medeprofessor Grace Musila is ’n gerekende vakkundige oor Afrika-letterkunde en ’n openbare intellektueel. Met Oos- en Suider-Afrikaanse letterkunde en populêre Afrika- kultuur onder haar navorsingsbelangstellings, beywer dié dosent in die Departement Engels haar vir studies ván Afrika, déúr Afrika. As hoofnavorser het sy al aan etlike projekte saam met universiteite op die vasteland en elders gewerk. Musila was ook al ’n hoog aangeskrewe genoot van die Cardiff-regs- fakulteit, die Cadbury-stigting, die Stellenbosse Instituut vir Gevorderde Navorsing, en die Amerikaanse Vereniging vir Afrikastudie (ASA), Program vir Geesteswetenskappe in Afrika (AHP) en Sentrum vir Geesteswetenskappe (NHC). Sy word geloof vir haar gesofistikeerde hantering van die sosiale geskiedenis en folklore in haar monografie A death re-told in truth and rumour van 2015, wat Britse en Keniaanse vertolkings van die moord op die Brit Julie Ann Ward in die Maasai Maranatuurreservaat in 1988 verken.
Associate professor Grace Musila is a renowned scholar of
Department of Psychology
PROF LP SWARTZ
itgelese sielkundeprofessor Leslie Swartz is ’n wêreld- istinguished professor of psychology Leslie Swartz is a bekende navorser op die gebied van geestesg esond heid-world-renowned researcher in the field of mental health
African literature and a public intellectual. With Eastern and Southern African literature and African popular culture among her research interests, this lecturer in the English Department is an advocate for studies of Africa, by Africa. As principal investigator, she has worked on many projects with universities both on and off the continent. Musila has also been a valued fellow of Cardiff Law School, the Cadbury Foun- dation, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study, and the American-based African Studies Association, African Huma- nities Program and National Humanities Center. Her 2015 monograph A death re-told in truth and rumour, exploring British and Kenyan interpretations of the 1988 murder of the Brit Julie Ann Ward in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, is lauded for its sophisticated treatment of social history and folklore. en gestremdheidstudie. Met meer as 200 publikasies op sy kerfstok, waaronder tydskrifartikels, boeke en boekhoof- stukke, is professor Swartz ’n toonaangewende deskundige en internasionale konsultant oor kwessies met betrekking tot geestesgesondheid in die globale Suide. Hierdie lid van die Wetenskapakademie van Suid-Afrika (ASSAf) en B-gegra deerde navorser van die Nasionale Navorsingstigting is ’n toonbeeld van wetenskap vir die samelewing. Hy spits hom tans toe op toegang tot gesondheidsorg vir mense uit kwes- bare groepe in Afrikalande, taaltoegang tot geestesg esond heidsorg, en die bou van navorsingsvermoë onder organ i sasies vir persone met gestremdhede in Suider-Afrika. Sy werk is al met vele eerbewyse bekroon, waaronder die Stalsprys vir sielkunde van die Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns.
Afdeling Leer- en Onderrigverryking
Division for Learning and Teaching Enhancement
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DR AD VAN DER MERWE
and disability studies. Having produced over 200 publications, including journal articles, books and book chapters, Professor Swartz is a leading authority and international consultant on issues pertaining to mental health in the global South. This member of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and B-rated researcher with the National Research Foun- dation epitomises science for society. His current work fo- cuses on access to health care for people from vulnerable groups in African countries, language access to mental health care, and building research capacity among the disabled people’s organisations of Southern Africa. His work has earned him various accolades, including the Stals prize for psychology of the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns.
Dr Antoinette van der Merwe van die Afdeling Leer- en
Onderrigverryking is ’n gerekende nasionale en inter- nasionale leier in die bevordering en akademieskap van onder- rig en leer. Sy het die Afdeling noukeurig opgebou en toegerus om die Universiteit se doelwit te bereik om uitnemende, immer vernuwende, meertalige en IKT-gesteunde onderrig en leer aan sy bestaande sowel as nuwe kennismarkte te bied. Haar bydrae tot haar terrein strek ook verder as die grense van die Afdeling: Sy het al in verskeie oudit- en evalueringspanele, as ’n beoordelaar van die Nasionale Navorsingstigting sowel as eksterne eksaminator en moderator vir etlike na- graadse studente gedien. Van der Merwe se veelvuldige navorsingsu itsette getuig van volgehoue uitnemendheid as be vorderaar van onderrig en leer, en het haar die Rektors- toekenning vir uitnemende diens reeds vier keer besorg.
Dr Antoinette van der Merwe of the Division for Learning and Teaching Enhancement is an esteemed national and international leader in teaching and learning promotion and scholarship. She has meticulously built up and equipped the Division to achieve the University’s aim of delivering excellent, continuously renewed, multilingual and ICT-assisted teaching and learning to both its existing and new knowledge markets. Her contribution to her field also extends beyond the boun- daries of the Division, having served on numerous audit and evaluation panels, as a National Research Foundation rev iewer as well as an external examiner and moderator to many post- graduate students. Van der Merwe’s multiple res earch out puts attest to sustained excellence in teaching and learning promotion, and has earned her the Rector’s award for service excellence four times.