Journal of
African Studies and Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Afr. Stud. Dev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2189
  • DOI: 10.5897/JASD
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 190

Table of Content: December 2013; 5(8)

December 2013

Semiotic translation and the expression of African thoughts and cultural values in English

This paper identifies different situations which give rise to translation from the indigenous African languages. The relationship between language and thought on one hand and between language and culture on the other is fully discussed. Also stressed in the paper is the role of language in promoting cultural understanding. Attempt is made in the paper to identify different types of translation. As many scholars have...

Author(s): P. A. Ezema

December 2013

Exploring the Greek kindergarten teachers’ views about school programs

School programs are well defined by the curriculum all over the world, so that they are implemented by teachers in all educational ranks. Our paper aims to identify and present the Greek kindergarten teachers’ views about school programs. Specifically, Greek kindergarten teachers are called to express their aspects on the different types of school programs, the teaching methods, aids and materials used in school...

Author(s): Helen Ch. Carida and Thouliotis E. Vaggelis

December 2013

Engendering politics and parliamentary representation in Zimbabwe

This paper discusses the trends and patterns regarding the participation of women and men in parliamentary politics in Zimbabwe from the first democratic elections in 1980 to the 2008 elections in the context of global and regional trends. The main objective of this paper is to review both quantitative and qualitative data concerning the progress made in the direction of promoting women’s participation in politics...

Author(s): Thulani Dube

December 2013

Forcing the dumb to sing? Rejuvenating farmer cooperatives in Uganda amidst waning social capital

Neoliberal reforms had for long recommended large scale corporate agriculture as the way forward; small scale peasant agriculture was considered as a hindrance to the capitalist progress of developing countries. However, crises that have befallen countries like Uganda, especially poverty and food crises have heightened the pressure and questions about the whole philosophy of corporate agriculture and food production,...

Author(s): Fredrick Kisekka Ntale

December 2013

Inclusion and the world of disability: A case study of Zaka Central Cluster, Masvingo, Zimbabwe

This paper discusses research carried out to investigate the effects of inclusion on children with severe intellectual disability who are in the mainstream system or in six ordinary regular rural primary schools in Zaka Central Cluster, Zaka District, Masvingo Province, Zimbabwe. The study adopted the descriptive survey method. Three schools were randomly selected from the six which make up the cluster. The study...

Author(s): Tafirei Phinias, Makaye Jeriphanos and Mapetere Kudakwashe

December 2013

The informal sector as a source of household income: The case of Alice town in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa

The role of entrepreneurship in economic development has been extensively studied in the richer Western (i.e. first world) countries, but it could be argued that entrepreneurship is even more vital in developing countries. The informal sector in developing countries not only makes a significant contribution towards gross domestic product, but is a major potential source of entrepreneurship, hence a source of income too...

Author(s): Tshuma, M.C and Jari, B

December 2013

Advancing the development agenda: Options

Apparently, our schools and universities produce a lot of educated youths. However, there seems to be a mismatch of the content of the education and the stage at which we are in terms of economic modernisation, and the very content of our economy. Perhaps our schools’ curricula should be re-examined and redone to calibrate them accordingly and with prospects which are natural in the part of the globe in which we...

Author(s): Mbeleck Mandenge

December 2013

The feminist discourse and the development of a civic virtue in Zimbabwe: Case of Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA)

Recent literature on women and gender has sought to highlight the rising virtue against the violation of women’s rights on the backdrop of a dominantly patriarchal society. Given the increasing global recognition and efforts to uphold the status of women, international instruments and legislation have been incorporated into the arguments that support the recognition of women’s rights in every facet of...

Author(s): Jephias Mapuva