Hannes Nel


About Hannes Nel

CEO and owner of Mentornet (Pty) Ltd. Academic background: B. Mil.; BA Honnours; MBL; D. Com; D. Phil Published 10 books with two more in the pipeline.


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Written by Dr. Hannes Nel, MBL; D. Com; D. Phil Post-colonialism is the study of the impact of colonial rule on colonised people and how it impacted on their culture, economy, religion, government, etc. The key to post-colonialism, as to colonialism, can be found in the presence of any form […]

Research Article 18: Post-colonialism



Written by Dr. Hannes Nel, MBL; D. Com; D. Phil According to the positivist paradigm, true knowledge is based on experience of the senses and can be obtained by observation, and by conducting experiments, control, measurement, to achieve reliability and validity. Positivism, therefore, strives for objectivity, measurability, predictability, controllability, patterning, […]

Research Article 17: Positivism



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Written by Dr. Hannes Nel, MBL; D. Com; D. Phil  Phenomenology is a philosophy that believes that individual behaviour is the product of a person’s experience through direct interaction with phenomena. An objective external reality is believed not to have any effect on behaviour. Social reality is believed to have […]

Research Article 16: Phenomenology



Written by Dr. Hannes Nel, MBL; D. Com; D. Phil Neoliberalism is a description of the dominant mode of conducting political and economic organisation in a global world, which obviously would also be the field in which research is conducted. It also has an impact on other elements of the […]

Research Article 15: Neoliberalism



Written by Dr. Hannes Nel, MBL; D. Com; D. Phil  Modernism evolved over a period of approximately 400 years from a philosophy based on the interpretation of the mythical to a paradigm based on logic. Generally speaking, it is a movement towards articulating traditional beliefs and practices with modern ideas […]

Research Article 14: Modernism



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Written by Dr Hannes Nel, MBL; D. Com; D. Phil In our current day and age neoliberalism largely rendered liberalism obsolete. Even so, liberalism is still a relevant paradigm. Liberalism advocates tolerance, progress, humanitarianism, objectivity, reason, democracy, and human rights. To this can be added a host of other positive […]

Research Article 13: Liberalism



Written by Dr. Hannes Nel, MBL; D. Com; D. Phil Often also called ‘anti-positivism’ or ‘naturalistic inquiry’, interpretivism is a softer and more subjective way than hermeneutics in which to interpret data. We can also talk about the interpretivist group of paradigms, including hermeneutics and some others that we will […]

Research Article 12: Interpretivism