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Research outputs: POLITICS

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2020 Spoils politics: the case of Nelson Mandela Bay: case study report

Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality (NMBMM) is located on the southern coast of South Africa along the Indian Ocean. The municipali...

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2020 Mafeje: scholar-activist with noble convictions

This critical review of an edited volume of Archie Mafeje's writings closes gaps in what is known about his political upbringing, his scient...

2020 Implications of theoretical perspectives for student affairs

Over the last 15 years I have had the pleasure to correspond with Philip G Altbach on different aspects of his half-century of research into...

2020 Ben Turok: an exiled democrat

Struggle stalwart and self-styled 'organic intellectual' Benjamin 'Ben' Turok valued ethics above self-interest, and he also valued integrit...