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  • 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 ...
  • Hendrickx, B.
    The Greek and Roman historiography, which -following the tradition -started with Hecataeus of Miletus and Fabius Pictor respectively,continues in the East until the fall of the East-Roman or Byzantine Empire, and ends with ...
  • Raubenheimer, I. van W.
    The urgency of various problems facing South Africa calls for a rationalization of our activities in many fields. Although this seems necessary, certain traditions characteristic and supportive of a civilized society should ...
  • Francisco-la Grange, F. H.
    In this lecture arguments in respect of the distinct nature of social work as a discipline and a profession are exemplified with special attention to: a differential view of social problems providing for various client ...
  • De Swardt, G. H.
    Senescence of plant tissues, or phytogerontology, is the decline in, and eventual cessation of, the functional abilities shown by mature cells, tissues, organs or organisms. It is a complex process and several hypotheses ...
  • Kapp, P. H.
    General History normally forms 50% of all history syllabi in South African schools and universities. The term is generally used to refer to the history of Western Civilization and its contact with, and impact on other ...
  • Aucamp, P.
    The success of a university library service depends on the quality of the library material made available to its users. The expansion of its collection is therefore of vital importance, for unless it is systematically ...
  • Van der Merwe, S. W. J.
    Legal concepts should never be completely divorced from their origin, even if such origin falls outside the scope of a socalled pure theory of law. For this reason the jurist can only fully grasp the concept of insurance ...
  • Loubser, J. G. H.
    Man's material prosperity in this supertechnological age is to a very large extent the result of the phenomenal growth and change in transportation which commenced with the practical application of mechanical traction ...

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