Background: Bapedi traditional healers play a vital role in the primary health care of rural inhabitants in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. However, literature profiling their social and demographic variables, as well as their traditional healing practices is lacking.
Climate change threatens the livelihood of rural communities that depend on natural resources for food. Many people in developing countries living in the rural areas depend on indigenous food resources which in years are scarce and in poor supply as a result of marginal and erratic rainfall, low soil and ambient temperatures below the minimum temperature.
In this article, the Author’s opening remark immediately shows which should be the cultural psychiatrist’s most proper approach to the diachronic and ethnographic broadness of the human struggle for maintaining well-being: “People have sought comfort for their miseries and a cure for their troubles since prehistoric time” (Romm, 1994).
Available information pertaining to water temperature in riverine ecosystems is examined and consolidated into an overview that describes the spatial and temporal variation in water temperature, the importance of water temperature in lotic ecosystems, the measurement and modelling of water temperature, anthropogenic factors that modify water temperature, the effects of temperature changes on th
Dry spells and climatic hazards are responsible for maize output decline, sometimes to levels below potential yield levels. There is a pressing need to reduce the gap between actual and potential maize yield/ha, especially among farmers in semi-arid regions.
This study investigated the perceived effects of climate change on crop production and household livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Mopani and Vhembe district, South Africa. Data was collected through a questionnaire administered to 150 smallholder farmers. The questionnaires were complemented by 8 focus group discussions and secondary data.
This research is about the behaviour of young girls and boys amongst the Zulu Nation. It is about the process of blood-letting in the youth of Zulu Nation. There is a belief in the Zulu`s customs, that the hot blood in the youth encourages boys and girls to became too hot or fast in the opposite sex.