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  • De Coning, C.
    This inaugural lecture deals with the problem of consumption and consumer behaviour as fields of study and research. The unprecedented leeway present-day consumers have in the choice of the goods and services they consume ...
  • Scheepers, J. N.
    Firstly, "place" is defined as an undetermined area of the earth's surface consisting of heterogeneous elements unified into one comprehenisve geospheric system. The study of this system is the task of geography, which ...
  • Wiid, D. H.
    Physical theories are based on models or representations of the physical world. The study of these representations from the mechanistic age (the latter part of the nineteenth century) up to the present time, reveals an ...
  • Naudé, J. A.
    The prophet Mohammed intended to bring no other message to the Arabs than that of the Bible. When Jews and Christians rejected his message Islam gained the universal mission to clear up the confusion. The Koran is, however, ...
  • Venter, M. J.
    Analysis of the activities of the wartime operational researchers suggests that three interacting components created the methodology to which much of their success can be ascribed. The systems approach to problem solving ...
  • Wilmont, C. G.
    Training within the transport field ranges from the in-house training of vehicle operators to the university training of those managing, planning and designing transport systems. University training in transport is the ...
  • De Kock, E. L.
    One of the central problems in present day Sophoclean scholarship is the search for the so called Religious and Moral ideas in Sophocles (not of Sophocles) resulting in two opposite points of view. The orthodox point of ...
  • Super, Selwyn
    The creation of a new school of Optometry at the Rand Afrikaans University in co-operation with the existing school at the Technikon, Witwatersrand provides a unique opportunity for the profession and the public it serves. ...
  • Van Zyl, P.
    Education and work are two fundamental structures of human life. Education implies assistance given to a non-adult en route to adulthood. Work is one of the primordial means by which man creates and maintains a human world. ...
  • Ferreira, G. V.
    The upbringing of the child as it occurs in the family and school is enacted against a background of a dynamic and changing society. A continuous interaction exists between educational environment and society. On the one ...
  • De Lange, J. P.
    The main theme of this inaugural address is that, as human culture grows in complexity, man is forced to fulfil his educational responsibility in an increasingly planned and formal manner. The educational situation in the ...
  • Garbers, J. G.
    A vast amount of research has been and is still being done in various disciplines on the development of the child from birth to maturity. A number of models of development from a psychological point of view are referred ...
  • Holzapfel, C. W.
    Many biological manifestations are the consequences of chemical reactions and are, therefore, subject to the laws of chemistry. Through his intimate knowledge of reactions and reaction mechanisms the organic chemist can ...
  • Coetsee, L. D.
    It is of the utmost importance in South Africa today to create organizations which are effective and which simultaneously provide circumstances for employees in order to experience a high quality of work life. Organizational ...
  • Nel, F. J.
    Profit seems to be the obvious norm for the purpose of judging management's efficiency. But what profit? Short term or long term profit? Long term profit expectation becomes a rather subjective norm. Then there is the ...
  • Gouws, Johan
    For some people, automation is a modern-day miracle, while for others it is evil and a threat. This professorial inauguration lecture is aimed at establishing a balance between the miracle view and the evil view of automation. ...
  • De Klerk, Willem J.
    Journalism constitutes professional activity but the author cannot agree with the views of the Steyn Commission of Inquiry into the Mass Media and some academics that journalism should be a profession; furthermore, he holds ...
  • Pretorius, W.
    The need for adequate transport services and infrastructure is axiomatic with economic development, growth and social stability. The urgency of the problems facing South Africa calls for a rationalization and transformation ...
  • Leighton, J. M.

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