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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



Grant Wilkinson, Executive: Global Business Solutions If an employee refuses to divulge information which might help his or her employer to identify the culprit of misconduct, said employee is guilty of ‘derivative misconduct’. However, to impose a one-sided obligation on an employee, to disclose information to her employer about the […]

What the Constitutional Court Says About Derivative Misconduct



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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





For skills-universe members who may not have heard, the skills development world has lost someone who lived and worked for the development of skills. Adrienne Bird who passed away recently, leaves a legacy of her work. While in NUMSA as a Training Officer in the 1990s, she was perfectly placed […]

Obituary for Adrienne Bird



Written by Dr Hannes Nel, MBL; D. Com; D. Phil    Hermeneutics deals with interpretation. Originally, hermeneutics referred to the study of the interpretation of written biblical text, but now it includes the interpretation of any form of communication, including verbal, artistic, geo-political, physiological, sociological, etc. In terms of communication, […]

Research Article 11: Hermeneutics