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  • 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 ...
  • Kotzé, J. C.
    If ethnic units (or "volke") are to be the object of study or the starting point of explanation for everything else in the field of Anthropology nothing, man included, is explained. The understanding of man can fruitfully ...
  • Mönnig, H. O.
    Anthropology, being a study of peoples and of their cultures, makes use of two broad methods of approach: a descriptive method, and a comparative or theoretical method. These are fully complementary, and equal attention ...
  • Köhnke, Klaus
    This lecture gave a short survey of the different approaches to literature by German academics since the nineteenth century. Chronologically, their aims were shortly as follows: the reconstruction of reliable texts; the ...
  • Schoonbee, H. J.
    To the man in the street the name Biology generally implies a science of classification and of a study of the anatomy of animals and plants. During the past decade much has happened in the field of biological sciences to ...
  • Van Wyk, J. D.
    The different orientations relating to counseling psychology were, until fairly recently, regarded as being mutually exclusive. The development of theories received more consideration than did the practical models. ...
  • De Wet, G. L.
    Although few people may realise it, the free enterprise system occupies a front line position in the onslaught against South Africa. It is therefore important that we are aware of the advantages as well as the disadvantages ...
  • Wiid, A. J. B.
    In this inaugaral lecture a very brief account of the development of Probability Theory is given. Different definitions of probability are discussed and it is pointed out that currently there is no general agreement as to ...
  • Smith, T. H. C.
    Computer Science as discipline is involved with the study of computers and the phenomena connected with computing, notably algorithms: programs and programming. In the lecture this definition is elucidated by discussing ...
  • Roering, C.
    In general little is known by the public about the subject of structural geology. This subject has basically to do with deformation of rock on all scales, from the globe itself right down to dislocations on an atomic scale. ...

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