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  • De Jager, F. J.
    A comparative study of various systems of products liability has shown that the principle of no fault liability for damage caused by defective products has gained ground considerably at the cost of the fault principle. ...
  • Vlok, A.
    As an applied science, Industrial Psychology has the practical aims of maximum productivity and optimal adjustment of the worker, these being two complementary facets of a single objective. The industrial psychologist's ...
  • Van der Merwe, D.
    Legal methodology investigates the methods adopted by lawyers to create order out of the mass of legal material at their disposal and to test the validity of judicial pronouncements. It involves an appraisal of the role ...
  • Van Der Walt, A. P. J.
    Computer Science is presented as a rapidly changing and expanding field. Many central areas are still without a firm theoretical foundation, and the author expresses the opinion that the theories which are just beginning ...
  • Pieters, H. N.
    Historic events are important because thoughts and actions of today make use of ideas that have their origin in the past, more than is sometimes realized. The keeping of records originated in ± 3600 before Christ. The first ...
  • Van Der Walt, T.
    The development and methods of Euclidean and nonEuclidean, affine and projective geometry, and topology are sketched. The author expresses the opinion that in teaching mathematics, geometry should be considered just as ...
  • Beukes, N. J.
    Sedimentology is a young profession which started to develop into maturity about 25 years ago, mainly through incentives from the petroleum industry which applies the science in exploration to and production of natural oil ...
  • Pelser, H. S.
    The main theme of this inaugural lecture is that classical (biblical) Hebrew cannot be studied without taking due cognisance of the other Semitic languages (Accadian or Babylonian-Assyrian, Arabic, Aramic, Ugaritic, Syriac ...
  • Krige, H. L.
    A remarkable diversity in concepts of the human mind dominated psychological theory and practice through the ages. In contemporary perspective, different theories concerning the structure of the mind characterize the modern ...
  • Schoeman, W. J.
    Since its establishment, psychology has developed phenomenally. Yet, everyone who is acquainted with the corpus of knowledge in psychology, realizes that the discipline cannot provide clear answers to most questions on ...
  • Case, Michael James
    Recent years have seen radical changes in the South African education system, and as a result the number of school-leavers aspiring to tertiary education has increased dramatically. These school-leavers have needs, aspirations ...
  • Oosthuizen, A. J. G.
    Urbanisation is a worldwide phenomenon taking place with increased rapidity, and this caused urban places to become foci of academic interest. Several theories of urban development, based on human locational behaviour, ...
  • Otto, J. M.
    The lecture deals with two statutes in South African law, viz the Credit Agreements Act and The Limitation and Disclosure of Finance Charges Act (Ladofca). These acts apply inter alia to most consumer contracts like ...
  • Gouws, S. J. L.
    The contemporary extensive student revolts are essentially focused on the total overthrow of the social order. Typically anarchistic, they propagate revolution for the sake of revolution. The leadership of the movement is ...
  • Annandale, G. W.
    The future of South Africa and that of civil engineering in this country are considered by reviewing characteristics of political evolution, aspects of the South African economy and challenges in civil engineering. The ...
  • Odendal, Frans F.
    Twentieth century linguistics begins with De Saussure's Cours de /inguistique genera/e. One of De Saussure's main contributions is his thesis that language is a system of signs. This lecture deals with the influence of ...
  • Louw, W. J.
    The production of energy is identified as perhaps the most challenging technological problem facing modern man. The problem is first discussed from a general systems point of view, and then the various possible technological ...

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