Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe

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List of Papers (Total 63)

Calvyn se etiek van die sosiaal-ekonomiese lewe

Against the background of the medieval Roman Catholic depreciation of manual labour and the flourishing of trade and commerce this article portrays the contrast between the traditional static medieval hierarchical understanding of society and the approach of Calvin. The said depreciation of manual labour is aptly captured in a medieval legend where we learn of a person who found...

Waardes as kultuuraspek van die Afrikaner

^laf^aDie toewysing van 'n spesifieke kultuur of kulturele kenmerke aan 'n groep ten einde dit te kan identifiseer, is 'n algemene verskynsel in die antropologie. Die kern, in kort, van waaroor dit gaan, is dat identiteit en 'n spesifieke kultuurgroep se eiesoortige kultuur gewoonlik komplementerend teenoor mekaar staan. Ofskoon antropoloë verskil oor die aard en betekenis van...

Suid-Afrika na dertien jaar (1994 -2007) - met spesiale verwysing na analogieë met Litoue

Several analogies exist between South Africa and Lithuania in general and more in particular between the Afrikaans and Lithuanian peoples. The article contains much history in so far as it is relevant to the analogies. Therefore it is not a historical treatment of Lithuania's history as such. Although the main point of comparison is the Empire, modern and contemporary Lithuania...

Was die Groot Trek werklik groot? 'n Historiografiese ondersoek na die gevolge en betekenis van die Groot Trek

Since the late nineteenth century historians have discussed the consequences and significance of the Great Trek. G M Theal, who wrote an authoritative multi-volume history of South Africa, described the Trek as a unique event in the history of modern colonisation. He, together with scholars such as G E Cory and M Nathan, saw the importance of the Great Trek especially in terms of...

Calvins Theologie des Heiligen Geistes

ABSTRACT Calvin's treatment in the Institutes of the reality of Christ, of salvation, of the most existential and fundamental questions of being a Christian - eg. what faith is, how it actually comes into being, how we become aware of it - is preceded by a chapter on the Holy Spirit and his significance for Christian existence and life. What is known or confessed or experienced...

Calvyn se etiek van die sosiaal-ekonomiese lewe

Against the background of the medieval Roman Catholic depreciation of manual labour and the flourishing of trade and commerce this article portrays the contrast between the traditional static medieval hierarchical understanding of society and the approach of Calvin. The said depreciation of manual labour is aptly captured in a medieval legend where we learn of a person who found...

Kolonialistiese name van lande in Afrika voor en na uhuru

This article inevestigates the most important general motives for name changing with toponymical changes being viewed as an ideological act by those invested with power to change a specific status quo in order to assert authority, legitimacy and self-esteem. Various concepts are touched upon: colonialism, imperialism, exploitation, anti-colonialism, decolonization and uhuru, the...

Is die akademiese werksbedeling steeds volhoubaar?

Literature indicates that the academic work role and, by implication, academics suffer tremendous pressure and that this role will probably be difficult to maintain and sustain in future. This is the result of numerous external and internal influences within and outside of higher education. The internal and external aspects impacting on higher education should, however, not be...

Vrye spraak, verantwoordelike spraak

Human beings want to be free and that freedom finds expression in freedom of thought, freedom of speech, and freedom of action. This is a unique and predominantly important feature of humans. Other unique features like creativity and inventiveness can only flourish at best in a milieu of freedom. Freedom in all respects should therefore be embraced, cultivated and promoted. This...

Taalkeuses en -opinies van Afrikaanssprekende studente aan Unisa

Literature dealing with language choice in multilingual contexts shows the influence of political, social and individual factors. The global status of English influences the way speakers of other languages act in relation to their own languages. Although English is still extremely important globally, the emergence of multilingualism is a feature of postmodernity. According to the...

'n Gevallestudie: 'n Mediahistoriografiese verkenning van 'n vroeë rubriek en 'n latere effekteorie-uitspraak

The Afrikaans media companies that propagated Afrikaner nationalism were undoubtedly "mind managers" of Afrikaners, was the judgement in 1994 by leading South African media scholar Pieter Fourie (1994a:283; 1994b:275). The media companies he referred to were Nasionale Persand Perskor. This article investigates Fourie's statement from a media historiographic point of departure...

Afrikaans op Twitter in 'n wêrelddorp: 'n McLuhaniaanse perspektief

This article uses a qualitative research design to investigate the relevance of McLuhan and McLuhan's (1988) media effects framework within a global village context. The investigation focuses in particular on how the Afrikaans online organisation Afrikaans.com, as an example of a global village, uses its Twitter profile to promote Afrikaans as a language through the lens of four...

Oor die vraag na identiteit in 'n postapartheid-wêreld: Ko-skepping as alternatief vir onto-rasse-logie

How does one understand who one is in a post-apartheid world? Put differently: what comes after the logic of apartheid? In this article I take up the question by arguing for a notion of identity as action rather than essence, that is, a notion of identity that allows for one's existence in the world as always with others. In order to argue the case, the first part of the article...

'n Ekokrities-filosofiese perspektief op die kortverhaal "Katvoet" (Riana Scheepers): Die mens en die natuur

The purpose of this article is to present an ecocritical-philosophical analysis of Riana Scheepers' short story "Katvoet" (2009). In previous work I have analysed this text with reference to aphenomenological framework (LitNet Academic 13(2):227-252). However, in my view the story offers more possibilities for interpretation. In particular, it may be fruitfully explored in...

Die Wes-Kaapse Argief en die begin van Afrikaans

The transcribed contents of a number of 17th and 18th century VOC document series vested in the Western Cape Archives were used in the present study. Since 2001 this information was made available during the execution of four extensive transcription projects, of which the VC Daghregister Project is still continuing. The linguistic material in the Resolutions of the Council of...

'n Vergelykende ondersoek na die aard en rol van onderwysbeheer in die onderwysstelsels van die BRICS-lande

The aim of this study is to determine how the nature and role of education governance of the five BRICS countries (international organisation consisting of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) can be to the benefit of one another. In order to achieve this aim research is done, firstly, to determine the nature and role of education governance on national (macro...

Taal, tegniek en Waarheid

In this article, the question concerning technics will be considered, not in terms of its current nature/state, or the impact that it has on contemporary society, but rather in terms of the myths on its origin and meaning. These myths point to the access gained through the use of technology in two senses: to the sphere of the gods on the one hand, but also to the solitude and...

Die psigososiale omstandighede van straatkinders en hulle behoeftes in 'n lewensvaardigheidsprogram

The phenomenon of street children has become a world-wide problem, which can be attributed to many causes that are experienced in the community at large, such as economic difficulties, joblessness and family discord. These children lose out on the privileges of a healthy family life and their basic needs are in general not fulfilled. This has a detrimental effect on street...

"Die ruim buitelugsitkamer van die stad": 'n Oorsigartikel oor die denke en doelstellings van stedelike parkontwikkeling in die laat 19de en vroeg 20ste eeu in Europa en die Verenigde State van Amerika

The city park was a constant in the ever-changing city and an effective antidote to the feverishness of city life. The current emphasis on the benefits of parks is understandable in the light of environmental issues such as, inter alia, earth warming threatening humankind's existence on the planet. By the 1970s, there was already a substantial canon of literature on urban parks...

'n Herevaluering van Eben Venter se Wolf, wolf binne die konteks van sy oeuvre

Generally well-received in Afrikaans and South African literary criticism and far from completely undervalued in terms of literary prizes, the work of Afrikaans author Eben Venter is, however, in need of reappraisal. Some important literary accolades still evade him, despite the generally accepted merits of his writing, most notably his bold engagement with South African reality...

Opname- en elimineringskriteria vir die Afrikaanse Woordelys en Spelreëls: Die geval emeritus. Deel 2

Since 2006, the Language Commission ("Taalkommissie"; TK) endeavoured to compile formal guidelines for the inclusion or elimination of lemmas in the Afrikaanse woordelys en spelreëls (AWS); these guidelines have been formalised as an operationalisation framework by Van Huyssteen (2017b - see Part 1 in this edition). The purpose of this article is to illustrate the application of...

Honderd jaar Afrikaanse Woordelys en Spelreëls - 'n Oorsig en waardering. Deel 1: Die woordelys

In 2017 the Afrikaanse Woordelys en Spelreëls (AWS) celebrates its centenary year. Our contribution commemorates this milestone with a (re)evaluation of this standard and well-known reference work - in particular of the wordlist sections of the AWS. This article - the first of two - offers a historical overview of the function, nature and scope of the wordlist as revealed in the...

Ná honderd jaar: Die Afrikaans van die eerste taalkommissie

After a hundred years the Afrikaans of the first Taalkommissie (Language Commission) of 1917 differs radically from the Afrikaans that is covered by the rules contained in the eleventh issue of the Afrikaanse Woordelys en Spelreëls (Afrikaans Word List and Spelling Rules) (AWS 11). These differences will in future probably become even greater. The Afrikaans that before 1917 had...

Leerbenaderings en akademiese prestasie van EBW-onderwysstudente

Irrespective of the 19 years of democracy in South Africa, which provided equal educational opportunities for school children of all races and genders, the throughput rate of students who are taken in at Higher Education Institutions is not satisfactory, due to certain problems such as lack of preparedness of students and staff, the nature of teaching and learning, the...

"Landskapverinniging

This article investigates the way in which the closing poem, "tesis in gestapelde sillabe-versteurings oor ingebedheid" in the volume of poetry, Mede-wete (2014) by Antjie Krog becomes central to both the ecopoetic theme and the methodology of emplacement which permeates the text. The central themes of co-humanity, sharing, co-connectivity and co-existence (mede-menslikheid, mede...