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Research data: LANGUAGE POLICY
2018 The differing effect of language factors on science and mathematics achievement using TIMSS 2015 data: South Africa
Choice of instructional language is influenced by both previous and current perceptions of the value of a given language. For many South Afr...
2016 Perceptions of staff and students on the implementation of the language policy at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College campus
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Literature on the challenges facing indigenous languages in South Africa often highlights the proverbial policy-practice gap among many othe...
2012 The role of culture, taboo and language in engendering the effective dissemination of the HIV/AIDS message in Africa
Sex and its related activities are traditionally not discussed in African societies because of the sensitivity the topic evokes. African cu...