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Vol 5, No 14 (2014)

July 2014

Table of Contents


Assessing the Impact of the European Fiscal Compact on Eurozone Mediterranean States (With A Focus on Malta) PDF
Philip von Brockdorff, Joseph Falzon 11
Impact of Local Economic Development on Livelihoods in Ba-Phalaborwa, South Africa PDF
Seduma Matee Piet, Oliver Mtapuri 18
An Assessment of IT Outsourcing Practices in the North-West Provincial Government: South Africa PDF
Nehemiah Mavetera, Ntebogang Dinah Moroke, Dumisane Mtotoba 25
Evaluation of Millennium Development Goals Process: Case of Albania PDF
Elena Pici, Jonada Pasmaciu, Eglantina Hysa, Jona Hoxhaj, Mergleda Hodo 33
Thai Employees’ Perception Towards Organizational Crisis Preparedness PDF
Chaiyaset Promsri 41
The Amazon Rural Economy and the Social Way Cooperative PDF
Celso Augusto Tôrres do Nascimento, Iraildes Caldas Torres, Diogo Gonzaga Torres Neto 52
The Impact of International Trade on Economic Growth in South Africa: An Econometrics Analysis PDF
Seipati Mogoe, Itumeleng Pleasure Mongale 60
Empirical Analysis of Balance of Payment Adjustment Mechanisms: Monetary Channel in Nigeria, 1970– 2010 PDF
Julius O. Tijani 67
A Garch Model Test of The Random Walk Hypothesis: Empirical Evidence from The Platinum Market PDF
Knowledge Chinhamu, Delson Chikobvu 77
The Relationship Between SMEs and Insurance providers in Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Area, South Africa PDF
Kudakwashe Chodokufa, Norman Chiliya 84
Eliminating Bottlenecks in the South African Conveyancing Environment PDF
Anthea P Amadi-Echendu, René Pellissier 97
Winners and Losers: A Further Exploration and Reflection on the Influence of External Actors on Community-Based Tourism PDF
Oliver Mtapuri, Andrea Giampiccoli 104
An Appraisal of IT Portfolio as a Risk Management Tool in the Finance Department NWPG: Factor Analytic Approach PDF
Nehemiah Mavetera, Ntebogang Moroke, Terrance Seletedi 113
Millennium Development Goals, MDG’S; Case of Kosovo PDF
Jona Hoxhaj, Dren Bllaci, Mergleda Hodo, Elena Pici, Eglantina Hysa 123
The Position of Psychological Expert Evidence under the Malaysian Evidence Act 1950 PDF
Ramalinggam Rajamanickam, Anita Abdul Rahim 128
Unpacking the Growth of Hotel Chains in Africa: Enterprises and Patterns PDF
Jayne M. Rogerson 135
Migration and Migrants Entrepreneurial Skills in South Africa: Assets or Liabilities? PDF
Vivence Kalitanyi, Kobus Visser 147
Entrepreneurship, Economic Growth and Entrepreneurship Theories PDF
Wilhelmina Smith, Tendai Chimucheka 160
Educational Change and Inclusion: Lessons from A Collaborative Action Research PDF
TM Makoelle, MP Van Der Merwe 169
Active Learning as a Strategy in Embracing Diversity in Inclusion Classrooms PDF
Matjhabedi E. Mazibuko 180
Investigating the Management of Practice Teaching Visits for 3rd Year Level Student Teachers by Limpopo University Supervisors: A Perspective of Student Teachers PDF
NS Modiba, MW Maruma 188
Violence in South African Schools: Perceptions of Communities about a Persistent Problem PDF
Miranda N. Mgijima 198
The Teaching of Doppler Effect at Grade 12- Teacher’s Content Knowledge PDF
M.S. Mosabala 207
Heutagogy, Africanisation and Learning: Experiences from an Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Program at the University of South Africa PDF
Vuyisile Msila 214
The Challenges of Value Re-Orientation in Nigeria’s Tertiary Education System PDF
Solomon J. Anzene 221
Ethnicity and Entrepreneurial Motive Differences: A South African Case Study PDF
Akwasi Arko-Achemfuor, Dennis Yao Dzansi 228
Novice Students and Computer Programming: Toward Constructivist Pedagogy PDF
Jacqui Chetty, Glenda Barlow-Jones 240
Driving Industry Growth through Academic Excellence: A Study on the Strategic Contribution of University-Industry Knowledge Transfer in Revamping Manufacturing SMEs in Developing Economies PDF
Fanny Saruchera, Marian Tukuta, Gladys R. Ndoda, Mike N. Sikwila 252
Brand Endorsements: An Exploratory Study into the Effectiveness of Using Video Game Characters as Brand Endorsers PDF
Jake Shelton, Norman Chiliya 260
A South African Distance Learning Case Study: Reducing Distance through Mobile Technology PDF
Patrick Nkhangweleni Mafenya 276
Race and Inclusion in South African Education: Analysis of Black-African Learners’ Perceptions in Previously Advantaged White Schools PDF
TM Makoelle 283
Reflections on the Readiness of the University of South Africa Eastern Cape Region for the Deployment of E-Learning PDF
Thunyelwa Holomisa, Luyanda Dube 290
Rethinking Space and Academic Identity Construction in A Higher Education Context: An Application of Mouzelis’s Typology PDF
Nomanesi Madikizela-Madiya 298
An Analysis of A Sample of South African University Students’ Reflections on Nelson Mandela as a Motivator of Learning PDF
J.A. Abongdia, G. Galloway, K.J. Mammen 304
Making Teaching through Technology Possible Amidst the Challenges of Rural Impoverishment: A Case Study PDF
Maura Mbunyuza- De Heer Menlah 312
Polyphony and Polygraphy: African First-Language Speakers As Learner-Writers at a Private School in South Africa PDF
Muchativugwa Liberty Hove 319
Investigating Mathematics Trainee Teachers’ Conceptions of Proof Writing in Algebra: A Case of One College of Education in Zambia PDF
Kenneth M. Likando, Mapula G. Ngoepe 331
‘Windows’ on Teachers’ Beliefs and Attitudes about School ICT Policy Statements PDF
T. Vandeyar 339
Assessment of the Reliability and Validity of Student-Lecturer Evaluation Questionnaire: A Case of North West University PDF
Volition Tlhalitshi Montshiwa, Ntebogang Dinah Moroke 352
Assessment in a Transforming Higher Learning Institution: A Case for Open-Book Examinations PDF
Vuyisile Msila 365
Inclusion or Exclusion Ramifications of Teenage Pregnancy: A Comparative Analysis of Namibia and South African Schools Pregnancy Policies PDF
N Mashishi, T Makoelle 374
Understanding HIV/AIDS and STIs as Related to Sexually Risky Behaviour by Higher Education Institutions Students: A Literature Review PDF
Matjhabedi E. Mazibuko, Nkgopole Nkune 380
Commercial English Language Proficiency: A Case of Exit Level Commercial Major Subject Students in the School of Education at the University of Limpopo, South Africa PDF
Maruma Mamalatswa Kgetja, Modiba N. Solomon, Gwaidepi Caleb, Musara Mazanai 386
Multi-Campus Colleges in South Africa: Challenging Capabilities of Principals in Managing Institutional Transformation PDF
Miranda N. Mgijima 394
Understanding Teachers’ and their Learners’ Perceptions about Museums Visits in South Africa PDF
M.S. Mosabala 404
An Assessment of the Effectiveness of Self-Service Technology in a University Enviroment: The Case of University of the Witwatersrand PDF
Yandisa Ngcwabe, Norman Chiliya 413
Increasing Undergraduate Throughput and Success Rate through Mobile Technologies: A South African Distance Learning Case Study PDF
Patrick Nkhangweleni Mafenya 428
Academic Staff Perceptions of Service Quality Improvement in Ethiopian Public Higher Education Institutions PDF
Solomon Lemma Lodesso, EJ Van Niekerk, CA Jansen, H Muller 435
Virtual Narrative and Computer Games PDF
Y. Shaev, E. Samoylova 447
Non–Adherence to Antiretroviral Treatment by People Living with HIV/AIDS in Black Communities in South Africa: Socio-Cultural Challenges PDF
J.G. Kheswa 450
Exploring Selected Cultures in Mitigating an Array of Social Vices in South Africa. A Literature Review PDF
Simon M. Kang’ethe, Thanduxolo Nomngcoyiya 458
The Novice Voyage: Challenges Experienced by Social Workers in their First Year of Full Employment PDF
Victor C. Huni, Victor Chikadzi 465
Musharraf’s Democracy and 2008 Elections in Pakistan PDF
Zahoor Ahmed, Manzoor Khan Afridi 474
South Africa Urgently Needs a ‘Social Compact / Dialogue’: Are There any Historical Lessons to Learn from Irish System of Social Compacts? PDF
Abel. Gwaindepi 481
‘Facts are Tenacious’-Interweaving Power Pedagogy in Social Capital Theory to Galvanise Participatory Development: A Critique PDF
Fikile Vilakazi, Mulugeta F. Dinbabo 492
The Panacea and Perfidy of Culture As A Platform of Behaviour Change with Examples from Botswana and South Africa PDF
S. M Kang’ethe 504
Using the ‘Whisper Test’ to Identify Hearing Loss in Young Children PDF
N.M. Nel, C.S. Gous-Kemp, H. Muller, J.M.C Motitswe, L.D.N. Tlale, F.D. Mahlo 511
Rethinking Participatory Development: A Case for Communicative Ethics PDF
Igbanoi L Osikhena, Victor Chikadzi 521
Physical Fighting and Social Correlates among In-School Adolescents in the Caribbean PDF
Karl Peltzer, Supa Pengpid 531
The Place of African Traditional Religion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since the Advent of Christianity PDF
Mbangu Anicet Muyingi 539
Poor South African Migrant Women and their Children’s Education: Is there Hope After All? PDF
Vuyisile Msila 546
Pitting Non-Relative Cluster Foster Care Placements Against the Best Interests of the Child PDF
S. M Kang’ethe, Kausi Nyasha 554
Controlled Democracy and Political Opposition in Pakistan: A Case Study of Musharraf Era PDF
Zahoor Ahmed, Manzoor Khan Afridi 560
Measuring Presidential Power: A Review of Contemporary Methods PDF
Oleg Zaznaev 569
Civil Society Activisms in Democratic Governance Spaces: Entrenchment of Social Justice and Transformation in Post-Colonial Education Context PDF
J Nyoni, S Matlabe 574
The Socio-Economic Effect of Early Marriage in North Western Nigeria PDF
Gimba Victor Kyari, Joseph Ayodele 582
A Case for Definition: Key Features Guiding the Conception of Social Enterprise in South Africa PDF
Victor Chikadzi 593
Dynamics Associated with the State of Cohabitation with Examples from a Few Countries of the Developing World. A Literature Review PDF
S. M Kang’ethe, Itai Mafa 601
An Investigation of Effectiveness of Rehabilitation in the Correctional Centre, Eastern Cape. A Phenomenological Study PDF
J.G. Kheswa, T. Lobi 610
Adolescents’ Moral Issues and Counselling Intervention on the Family Psycho-Socio Security Problems PDF
Beatrice O. Ajidahun 620
Lexical Cohesion, Word Choice and Synonymy in Academic Writing PDF
Leonard Danglli, Griselda Abazaj 628
The Role of SALGA in Training Municipal Councillors for Development: Using the “Knowledgeable” Experts PDF
Mokoko Sebola 633
Urban Development Planning for Sustainability: Urbanization and Informal Settlements in a Democratic South Africa PDF
Loretta Muzondi 641
Cultural Tourism and Sustainability in Nigeria PDF
Elizabeth Ifeyinwa Benson 649

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