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  • Van Reenen, D. D.
    In the last twenty years, the study of metamorphism has undergone a major shift of emphasis: from a descriptive to a more quantitative approach aimed at identifying the intensive thermodynamic variables (P, T and X) which ...
  • Beukes, T. E.
  • Roode, J. D.
    The central necessity of models in scientific procedure is discussed. Looking at the history of the development of the natural sciences, especially physics, it emerges that the Book of Nature is written in the language of ...
  • De Koning, T. L.
    Although numerous empirical studies and a vast array of facts exist in the field of communication, the new discipline still lacks a sound theoretical framework for the systematic integration of facts. This state of affairs ...
  • Van As, J. G.
    The existing definitions of parasitism revolve around two elements, i.e. damage to and feeding on a host. These two elements are, however, inadequate to explain the phenomenon of parasitism, since they are in certain ...
  • Eksteen, A. B.
    The following aspects were dealt with during the inaugural speech, and in the process special attention was paid to passenger transport: -Development of Transport in South Africa. -The role of the State in the present ...
  • Van der Merwe, P. J.
    In investigating more closely the origin, structure and nature of aims and objectives for the training of teachers able to educate and teach, the question arises: who should be responsible for the setting of such aims and ...
  • Maarschalk, J.
    Informal science teaching, i.e. the teaching that occurs spontaneously and unplanned in all sorts of places (buses, over coffee, etc.) and at any time is identified in addition to formal teaching (schools) and non·formal ...
  • Lemmer, R. H.
    The interplay of theoretical and experimental physics is illustrated, using the discovery and unraveling of the properties of "pulsars" as an example.
  • De Villiers, J. P. R.
    The increasing importance of mineralogical research in different activities of the minerals industry necessitates a re-evaluation of the training of mineralogists. Training in the more applied fields of study such as ...
  • Basson, C. J. J.
    The human society is becoming more and more complex and demanding. Skill is a demand of our time and demands that education is presented in a realistic and adequate manner. Provisions for education are to: • provide for ...
  • Krüger, R. A.
    Since its inception the Faculty of Education at the Rand Afrikaans University has maintained the idea that teacher training should not be purely theoretical. In order to facilitate a predominantly inductive methodology a ...
  • Van Zyl, P. J.
    The term "Educational technology" is fairly new in South Africa. Educational technology is much more diversified than audio-visual aids. Audio-visual aids which are not meaningfully integrated in instruction, usually ...
  • Wedepohl, P. T.
    The interaction between physics and technology is discussed with reference to the history of electric power transmission and especially of electronic communication systems. The general pattern is one in which basic scientific ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...

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