This thesis presents a method of identifying astronomical expressionsinherent within the spatial geography, cultural landscapes, and layouts of structures with a view to implementing the systematics in an African context. In determining astronomical codes of the southern African pre - early farmer and metalworking archaeological sites - this review deals with oral tradition, rituals, formative calendars, fertility, meteorites, eclipses, bio-diversity, sustainable agriculture, rainmaking and the general star lore. Conclusions are drawn from the hypothesis that certain structures functioned as astronomical expressions by use of monoliths and other configurations, with specific examples of how these possibilities were drawn from aspects within the Mapungubwe/Zimbabwe Cultural Complex and the preceding riverine cultural formations.
Dissertation (MSc(Applied Science))--University of Pretoria, 2009.
Van Renssen, Andries(University of Pretoria, 2013)
According to the available literature, schools with a positive organisational culture are more
effective and will probably achieve better results. This study investigates the way in which a
positive school culture is ...
Pauwels, Matthias Frans André(Suid Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap & Kuns, 2017-03)
This article engages with the theoretical challenges posed by what I call – in a non-derogatory
sense – the philistine tendency of current decolonization struggles in South Africa, spearheaded
by students at tertiary ...
Ramakgoakgoa, Mmametsi Zebedius(University of Pretoria, 2010-03-29)
The problem addressed in this study is the difference in patterns of verbal and non-verbal communication across gender and generational groups, specifically between members of traditional and urban communities. These ...