Prison Conditions in South Africa

Author: Watch 1266 Africa
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
ISBN: 1564321266
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Political Science

While visiting over twenty prisons as well as lockups in at least five different cities throughout South Africa, we found significant improvements had been made since the political climate began to change in 1990. Nevertheless, South Africa's prisoner-to-population ratio is among the highest in the world, and many aspects of prison life remain depressinly unchanged from the years of official apartheid. South African prisons are places of extreme violence, where assaults on prisoners by guards or fellow inmates are common and often fatal.

Language in South Africa

Author: Rajend Mesthrie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521791057
Release Date: 2002-10-17
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This is a comprehensive and wide-ranging guide to language and society in South Africa. The book surveys the most important language groupings in the region in terms of pre-colonial and colonial history; contact between the different language varieties (leading to language loss, pidginization, creolization and new mixed varieties). It examines language and public policy issues associated with the transition to a post-apartheid society and its eleven official languages. All the chapters are informed by the importance of socio-political history in understanding questions of language.

Introduction to the Law of South Africa

Author: C. G. Van der Merwe
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 9789041122827
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Law

This title is part of an established Series which introduces various legal systems of the world. It provides an authoritative and accessible overview of the main branches of South African public, private and commercial law. Offering insight into the rich system of South African law, this title will be of particular interest to the international legal community. The South African legal system has not only developed fascinating mixtures of civil law and common law rules over more than a century, but has also experienced a post-apartheid South Africa. Of particular interest is the way in which so many branches of law have been infused by basic constitutional values. Many of the contributors have published work in their own fields and have considerable experience of presenting their subject matter in a broader comparative perspective. The succinct and balanced nature of the contributions makes this title attractive to a wide audience of academics, students and practitioners with an interest in this remarkable legal system.

Human Resource Management in South Africa

Author: Pieter A. Grobler
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 1844803287
Release Date: 2005-11-01
Genre: Personnel management

Grobler and Wärnich’s market-leading text has long been regarded as the most comprehensive and user-friendly book available for those studying Human Resource Management in South Africa. Written from a business management perspective, it not only addresses the traditional core Human Resource activities but also provides the reader with insight into future Human Resource challenges.

Opposition and Democracy in South Africa

Author: Roger Southall
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0714651494
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Political Science

This collection examines the nature, scope and prospects for political opposition under African National Congress political dominance.

Violence Against Women in South Africa

Author: Human Rights Watch/Africa
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
ISBN: 1564321622
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Political Science

The new South African government has pledged to ensure women a full and equal role in every aspect of the economy and society. Yet, according to the Human Rights Watch, South African women continue to face extraordinarily high levels of violence which prevent them from enjoying the rights. Victims o

Media Identity and the Public Sphere in Post Apartheid South Africa

Author: Abebe Zegeye
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004126333
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Social Science

"The contributors to this collection of essays provide invaluable information on the role of the mass media in the social transformation of South African society and on the political, social and cultural importance of the evolving identities of the diverse array of people who make up the population of this important country. The interrelationships between the mass media and the evolving identities of the country's diverse population are the focus of most of the essays and provide the connecting theme throughout the collection."--BOOK JACKET.

Language in South Africa

Author: Victor N. Webb
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027218498
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A discussion of the role which language, or, more properly, languages, can perform in the reconstruction and development of South Africa. The approach followed in this book is characterised by a numbers of features - its aim is to be factually based and theoretically informed.

Buried Treasures of the South

Author: W. C. Jameson
Publisher: august house
ISBN: 0874832861
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

This fifth volume in W.C. Jameson's Buried Treasure series contains 38 tales gathered from the breadth of the American South. Eight states are included: Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

Rugby and the South African Nation

Author: David Ross Black
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0719049326
Release Date: 1998
Genre: History

Rugby and the South African Nationexplores the complex and controversial role of rugby union in the politics and cultures of South Africa, from its emergence as a settler dominion in the early twentieth century through to the post-apartheid era. Conventional historical and political analyses of South Africa have frequently neglected the vital role of sport in general, and rugby in particular, in this fascinating society. This book seeks to fill this gap through a critical interpretation of rugby’s role in the development of white society, its virtually ignored role in African communities, its role in shaping significant social divisions and its centrality to the apartheid era “power elite.” It also considers the powerful influence of international rugby in forging a racist “national’ identity.” Finally, it examines the varying meanings attached to rugby in the new South Africa from broad euphoria to a more narrow nostalgic appeal for many white rugby supporters with particular emphasis on the 1995 Rugby World Cup hosted and won by South Africa.

Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa

Author: Professor & Joseph M Healey Jr Memorial Endowed Chair Audrey R Chapman
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812240596
Release Date: 2008-01-04
Genre: Law

"Of the truth commissions to date, the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) has most effectively captured public attention throughout the world and provided the model for succeeding bodies. Although other truth commissions had preceded its establishment, the TRC had a far more expansive mandate: to go beyond truth-finding to promote national unity and reconciliation, to facilitate the granting of amnesty to those who made full factual disclosure, to restore the human and civil dignity of victims by providing them an opportunity to tell their own stories, and to make recommendations to the president on measures to prevent future human rights violations.

Socio political and Psychological Perspectives on South Africa

Author: Christopher R. Stones
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 1590330382
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Philosophy

South Africa is a society that, sadly, has been divided against itself even at the best of times. Beginning with the initial advent of colonialism on the southern tip of the African continent, through to the later spawning of apartheid as well as in its nascent democracy, divisions have continually been manifest in varying form and content, along racial, ethnic, class, religious, language, political or other socio-economic and cultural lines. Unlike most societies, South Africa is a natural laboratory for psycho-social research yet it has been foreign researchers who have conducted most of the behavioural studies on the human condition in the country. South African psychologists seem to have steered clear of involvement in researching any major policy impact, especially in recent times when the re-shaping of South African society has been at its height. Each of the authors in this book is South African and, appropriately, has lived through the transition in South Africa and has attempted to understand the changes at both professional and personal levels. The contributors were each asked to write a chapter that would explore the South African socio-political terrain from within their fields of expertise and so help others navigate the uncharted future with less trepidation.'


Author: Ernest Shakleton
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783954274079
Release Date: 2014-01-14
Genre: Transportation

Account of the Imperial Trans-Antartic Expedition attempted by Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew. The goal of making the first land crossing of the Antartic Continent was never reached. Instead, the Endurance, Shackleton's ship, got trapped in pack ice, and Shackleton's new aim was to rescue all his crew members, in which he finally succeeded.

Encyclopedia of Religion in the South

Author: Samuel S. Hill
Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 0865547580
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Religion

The publication of the Encyclopedia of Religion in the South in 1984 signaled the rise in the scholarly interest in the study of Religion in the South. Religion has always been part of the cultural heritage of that region, but scholarly investigation had been sporadic. Since the original publication of the ERS, however, the South has changed significantly in that Christianity is no longer the primary religion observed. Other religions like Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism have begun to have very important voices in Southern life. This one-volume reference, the only one of its kind, takes this expansion into consideration by updating older relevant articles and by adding new ones. After more than 20 years, the only reference book in the field of the Religion in the South has been totally revised and updated. Each article has been updated and bibliography has been expanded. The ERS has also been expanded to include more than sixty new articles on Religion in the South. New articles have been added on such topics as Elvis Presley, Appalachian Music, Buddhism, Bill Clinton, Jerry Falwell, Fannie Lou Hamer, Zora Neale Hurston, Stonewall Jackson, Popular Religion, Pat Robertson, the PTL, Sports and Religion in the South, theme parks, and much more. This is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the South, religion, or cultural history.