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Corporate Social Investment - A Guide To Creating A Meaningful Legacy (Paperback): Setlogane Manchidi Corporate Social Investment - A Guide To Creating A Meaningful Legacy (Paperback)
Setlogane Manchidi 1
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 work days

Developing an impactful corporate social investment (CSI) strategy and approach with real potential to positively change people’s lives can be a tricky exercise. Those grappling with how best to approach CSI will find thought-provoking insights in this book that will contribute positively to how they view, shape and execute their CSI strategy. In a most accessible way, this guidebook on CSI presents an instructive and constructive way of building a CSI strategy.

Setlogane Manchidi, Head of CSI at Investec, is known in the CSI space for his passion and strong desire to see meaningful change in people’s lives. In this book, informed by his experiences as a CSI practitioner over the years, he unpacks what he considers to be essential aspects of CSI practice. Manchidi adopts and articulates a question-based approach to creating an effective CSI strategy.

Recognising that business is not separate from society, Manchidi suggests that companies need to ask themselves some serious questions, amongst them: Why should they be doing CSI and, importantly, why are they doing it? The questions, which are reflected on the cover of the book, are difficult ones which require complete honesty, deep consideration and the necessity of placing ‘impact’ at the centre of the formulation of CSI strategy.

Through this book, Setlogane Manchidi reminds us of the significance of a carefully considered CSI strategy and approach, especially in a country such as South Africa with many socio-economic challenges that continue to impact negatively on ordinary people’s day-to-day lives.

Land Matters - South Africa's Failed Land Reforms And The Road Ahead (Paperback): Tembeka Ngcukaitobi Land Matters - South Africa's Failed Land Reforms And The Road Ahead (Paperback)
Tembeka Ngcukaitobi 4
R307 Discovery Miles 3 070 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Why has land reform been such a failure in South Africa? Will expropriation without compensation solve the problem? What can be done to get the land programme back on track?

In his new book, Tembeka Ngcukaitobi tackles these questions, and more. Going back in history, he shows how Africans’ communal land ownership was used by colonial rulers to deny that Africans owned the land at all. He explores the effect of the Land Acts, Bantustans and forced removals. And he considers the ANC’s policies on land throughout the twentieth century, during the negotiations of the 1990s, and in government.

Land Matters unpacks developments in land redistribution, restitution and tenure reform, and makes suggestions for what needs to be done in future. The book also considers the power of chiefs, the tension between communal land ownership and the desire for private title, the failure of the willing-buyer, willing-seller approach, women and land reform, the role of banks, and the debates around amending the Constitution.

Thoughtful and provocative, Land Matters sheds light on one of the most complex questions in South Africa today.

A Journey Of Diversity & Inclusion In South Africa - Guidelines For Leading Inclusively (Paperback): Nene Molefi A Journey Of Diversity & Inclusion In South Africa - Guidelines For Leading Inclusively (Paperback)
Nene Molefi; Foreword by Justice Edwin Cameron
R535 Discovery Miles 5 350 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

"Over the past two decades, Nene has gained a reputation both locally and internationally as a thought-leader in diversity and inclusion, values-driven leadership and transformation. She has authored numerous publications, including contributing to the book Leadership Perspectives from the Front Line. She is a member of the Diversity Collegium, a think tank of globally-recognised diversity experts. She is an associate lecturer at GIBS on Global Diversity and Unconscious Bias, as well as an associate lecturer on Transformation Strategy for the Stellenbosch Business School. She is a sought-after speaker for conferences around the world."

"The ideas and experiences shared by author Nene Molefi speak directly to the troubling prejudices and inequities that persist in our world. Diversity and inclusion are more pressing than ever. Injustices and deep social divisions persist, personally and systemically. Racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of fear and hatred are not isolated. They remain embedded and they demand courageous, deliberate work. In this book, Nene uses her own story to cast a bright light on the transformation journey. Nene’s book quite vulnerably takes the reader on Nene’s personal journey. In addition to the deeply personal content, each chapter ends with practical guidelines on how to lead inclusively. Nene’s book offers hope and substance in our vision of a diverse and inclusive and just society." —Justice Edwin Cameron

Theories For Decolonial Social Work Practice In South Africa (Paperback): Adrian Van Breda, Johannah Sekudu Theories For Decolonial Social Work Practice In South Africa (Paperback)
Adrian Van Breda, Johannah Sekudu
R415 R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Save R31 (7%) Ships in 6 - 10 work days

Theories For Decolonial Social Work Practice In South Africa is a local book critically presenting social work theories that are suitable for decolonial and developmental generalist practice in the Global South. The choice of theories included in this book is informed by the lived experiences of South Africans in a multicultural, post-colonial, post-apartheid society.

The book sees the goal of social work as effecting transformation and liberation, through the implementation of the developmental approach, and by drawing on decolonial and African concepts. It supports social workers in working toward this goal by stimulating critical reflection and disrupting taken-for-granted beliefs and practices. It guides readers to work with client groups across the micro-mezzo-macro continuum in such a way that they are empowered to develop agency, thereby affirming the basic values of social justice and human dignity.

Theories For Decolonial Social Work Practice In South Africa is suitable for social work education and the in-service training of qualified social workers, child and youth care workers and community development practitioners. In addition, the book will be of interest to social work academics and researchers because of its unique decolonial and African approach to Global North theories, and its contribution to the development of Global South theories.

Numbers, Hypotheses & Conclusions - A Course in Statistics for the Social Sciences (Paperback, 3rd ed): Colin Tredoux, Kevin... Numbers, Hypotheses & Conclusions - A Course in Statistics for the Social Sciences (Paperback, 3rd ed)
Colin Tredoux, Kevin Durrheim
R790 R667 Discovery Miles 6 670 Save R123 (16%) Ships in 1 work day

Statistics and quantitative methods are brought to life for social science students in this tutorial course.

,P> This revised edition provides an overview of entry- and intermediate-level statistics, and the material on the accompanying website provides extensive practice. Both the text and the website are structured to make learning self-directed, thus numerous worked examples, exercises, activities and tests are included. The emphasis, throughout, is on practice.

Students are expected to engage with the material and experience multiple aspects of data and statistical analysis. Most of the tutorials include detailed examples of how to conduct analyses in Microsoft Excel, SPSS, or R.

Transforming Research Methods In The Social Sciences - Case Studies From South Africa (Paperback): Sumaya Laher, Angelo Fynn,... Transforming Research Methods In The Social Sciences - Case Studies From South Africa (Paperback)
Sumaya Laher, Angelo Fynn, Sherianne Kramer; Elizabeth Archer, Brendon Barnes, …
R1,045 Discovery Miles 10 450 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Social science researchers in the global South, and in South Africa particularly, utilise research methods in innovative ways in order to respond to contexts characterised by diversity, racial and political tensions, socioeconomic disparities and gender inequalities. These methods often remain undocumented – a gap that this book starts to address.

Written by experts from various methodological fields, Transforming Research Methods in the Social Sciences is a comprehensive collation of original essays and cutting-edge research that demonstrates the variety of novel techniques and research methods available to researchers responding to these context-bound issues. It is particularly relevant for study and research in the fields of applied psychology, sociology, ethnography, biography and anthropology. In addition to their unique combination of conceptual and application issues, the chapters also include discussions on ethical considerations relevant to the method in similar global South contexts.

Transforming Research Methods in the Social Sciences has much to offer to researchers, professionals and others involved in social science research both locally and internationally.

The Disruptors - Social Entrepreneurs Re-inventing Business And Society (Paperback): Kerryn Krige, Gus Silber The Disruptors - Social Entrepreneurs Re-inventing Business And Society (Paperback)
Kerryn Krige, Gus Silber
R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Can business change the world? Can the world change business?

For a new breed of social entrepreneurs, striving to build and grow enterprises that fight social ills, foster opportunity, and help to improve society, the answer is not can, it’s must. Impassioned by purpose, driven by dreams, emboldened by ideals, social entrepreneurs imagine a better way to a better world. And then they go out of their way to bring it to life. In the process, they shake the dust off old ways of thinking and disrupt the way business has always been done. In this book, brought to you by GIBS, a leading business school based in Johannesburg, you’ll get to meet The Disruptors.

Through these tales of daring, struggle, triumph and innovation, you’ll see the world through the eyes of a diverse range of social entrepreneurs, and learn their secrets for changing the world by changing business. From healthcare to mobile gaming, from education to recycling, from dancing to gardening, these are the game-changers, the difference-makers, the doers of good. Here are their stories.

Research in Education: Evidence-Based Inquiry - New International Edition (Paperback, 7th edition): James McMillan, Sally... Research in Education: Evidence-Based Inquiry - New International Edition (Paperback, 7th edition)
James McMillan, Sally Schumacher 4
R994 R830 Discovery Miles 8 300 Save R164 (16%) Ships in 1 work day

This substantially revised text provides a comprehensive, highly accessible, and student friendly introduction to the principles, concepts, and methods currently used in educational research. This text provides a balanced combination of quantitative and qualitative methods and enables students to master skills in reading, understanding, critiquing, and conducting research. Many examples and article excerpts are used throughout the text to demonstrate and highlight best practices in educational research. Evidence-based inquiry is emphasized in two ways: (1) Introductory chapters focus on the added importance of data driven decision-making, (2) Methodological chapters provide explicit guidelines for conducting empirical studies.

Academic Writing for Graduate Students - Essential Tasks and Skills (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): John M. Swales, Christine... Academic Writing for Graduate Students - Essential Tasks and Skills (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
John M. Swales, Christine B. Feak
R614 Discovery Miles 6 140 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Explains understanding the intended audience, the purpose of the paper, and academic genres; includes the use of task-based methodology, analytic group discussion, and genre consciousness-raising; shows how to write summaries and critiques; features "language focus" sections that address linguistic elements as they affect the wider rhetorical objectives; and helps students position themselves as junior scholars in their academic communities. Among the many changes in the third edition: newer, longer, and more authentic texts and examples greater discipline variety in texts (added texts from hard sciences and engineering) more in-depth treatment of research articles greater emphasis on vocabulary issues revised flow-of-ideas section additional tasks that require students to do their own research more corpus-informed content The Commentary has also been revised and expanded. This edition of Academic Writing for Graduate Students, like its predecessors, has many special features: It is based on the large body of research literature dealing with the features of academic (or research) English and extensive classroom experience. It is as much concerned with developing academic writers as it is improving academic texts. It provides assistance with writing part-genres (problem-solutions and Methods and Discussion sections) and genres (book reviews,research papers). Its approach is analytical and rhetorical-users apply analytical skills to the discourses of their chosen disciplines to explore how effective academic writing is achieved. It includes a rich variety of tasks and activities, ranging from small-scale language points to issues of how students can best position themselves as junior researchers.

Numbers, Hypotheses & Conclusions (Paperback, 2nd ed): K. Durrheim, C. Tredoux Numbers, Hypotheses & Conclusions (Paperback, 2nd ed)
K. Durrheim, C. Tredoux 2
R628 R538 Discovery Miles 5 380 Save R90 (14%) Ships in 4 - 8 work days

Statistics and quantitative methods are brought to life for social science students in this tutorial course. This revised edition provides an overview of entry- and intermediate-level statistics, and the accompanying material on the CD provides extensive practice. Both the text and the CD are structured to make learning self-directed, thus numerous worked examples, exercises, activities and tests are included. The emphasis, throughout, is on practice. Students are expected to engage with the material and experience first-hand the multiple aspects of data and statistical analysis.

Making Numbers Count - The art and science of communicating numbers (Paperback): Chip Heath, Karla Starr Making Numbers Count - The art and science of communicating numbers (Paperback)
Chip Heath, Karla Starr
R392 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R67 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Whether you're interested in global problems like climate change, and understanding that the Australian wildfires destroyed an area twice the size of Portugal, or just grasping how few people have washed their hands between visiting the bathroom and touching your hands, this book will help math-lovers and math-haters alike translate the numbers that animate our world. Until very recently, most languages had no words for numbers greater than five - anything from six to infinity was known as 'lots'. While the numbers in our world have become increasingly complex, our brains are stuck in the past. Yet the ability to communicate and understand numbers has never mattered more. So how can we more effectively translate numbers and stats so that the data comes alive? Drawing on years of research into making ideas stick, Chip Heath and Karla Starr outline six critical principles that will give anyone the tools to communicate numbers with more transparency and meaning. Using concepts such as simplicity, concreteness and familiarity, the authors reveal what's compelling about a number and show how to transform it into its most engaging form. Making Numbers Count is a lively, practical, first-of-its-kind guide to turning cold, clinical data into a memorable story.

Qualitative Comparative Analysis Using R - A Beginner's Guide (Paperback, New edition): Ioana-Elena Oana, Carsten Q.... Qualitative Comparative Analysis Using R - A Beginner's Guide (Paperback, New edition)
Ioana-Elena Oana, Carsten Q. Schneider, Eva Thomann
R564 R533 Discovery Miles 5 330 Save R31 (5%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

A comprehensive introduction and teaching resource for state-of-the-art Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) using R software. This guide facilitates the efficient teaching, independent learning, and use of QCA with the best available software, reducing the time and effort required when encountering not just the logic of a new method, but also new software. With its applied and practical focus, the book offers a genuinely simple and intuitive resource for implementing the most complete protocol of QCA. To make the lives of students, teachers, researchers, and practitioners as easy as possible, the book includes learning goals, core points, empirical examples, and tips for good practices. The freely available online material provides a rich body of additional resources to aid users in their learning process. Beyond performing core analyses with the R package QCA, the book also facilitates a close integration with the R package SetMethods allowing for a host of additional protocols for building a more solid and well-rounded QCA.

The Authority Gap - Why women are still taken less seriously than men, and what we can do about it (Hardcover): Mary Ann... The Authority Gap - Why women are still taken less seriously than men, and what we can do about it (Hardcover)
Mary Ann Sieghart
R465 R391 Discovery Miles 3 910 Save R74 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

'A brilliant manifesto explaining why women are still so underestimated and overlooked in today's world, but how we can also be hopeful for change' - Philippa Perry 'An impassioned, meticulously argued and optimistic call to arms for anyone who cares about creating a fairer society' - Observer __________ Imagine living in a world in which you were routinely patronised by women. Imagine having your views ignored or your expertise frequently challenged by them. Imagine people always addressing the woman you are with before you. Now imagine a world in which the reverse of this is true. The Authority Gap provides a startling perspective on the unseen bias at work in our everyday lives, to reveal the scale of the gap that still persists between men and women. Would you believe that US Supreme Court Justices are interrupted four times more often than male ones... 96% of the time by men? Or that British parents, when asked to estimate their child's IQ will place their son at 115 and their daughter at 107? Marshalling a wealth of data with precision and insight, and including interviews with pioneering women such as Baroness Hale, Mary Beard and Bernadine Evaristo, Mary Ann exposes unconscious bias in this fresh feminist take on how to address and counteract systemic sexism in ways that benefit us all. Includes interviews with pioneering women such as: Baroness Hale Mary Beard Bernadine Evaristo Mary McAleese Julia Gillard Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes Cherie Blair Liz Truss Amber Rudd Frances Morris Laura Bates __________ 'Hugely exciting' - Emily Maitlis 'Deeply researched, profoundly thoughtful and a book very much for the here and now: Mary Ann Sieghart's The Authority Gap is the book she was probably born to write' - Andrew Marr 'At last here is a credible roadmap that is capable of taking women from the margins to the centre by bridging the authority gap that holds back even the best and most talented of women. - Mary McAleese, Former President of Ireland

Connected - A Brief History Of Global Telecommunications (Paperback): John Tysoe, Alan Knott-Craig Connected - A Brief History Of Global Telecommunications (Paperback)
John Tysoe, Alan Knott-Craig
R190 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R26 (14%) Ships in 1 work day

‘Mr Watson, come here, I want to see you.’

It’s been almost 150 years since Alexander Graham Bell said these immortal words on the first ever phone call, to his assistant in the next room. Between 10 March 1876 and now, the world has changed beyond recognition. And telecommunications, which has played a fundamental role in this change, has itself evolved into an industry that was the sole preserve of science fiction.

When the world’s first modern mobile telephone network was launched in 1979, there were just over 300 million telephones. Today, there are more than eight billion, most of which are mobile. Most people in most countries can now contact each other in a matter of seconds. Soon we’ll all be connected, to each other, and to complex computer networks that provide us with instant information, but also observe and record our actions. No other phenomenon touches so many of us, so directly, each and every day of our lives.

This book describes how this transformation came about. It considers the technologies that underpin telecommunications – microcircuits, fibre-optics and satellites – and touches on financial aspects of the industry: privatisations, mergers and takeovers that have helped shape the $2-trillion telecom market. But for the most part, it’s a story about us and our need to communicate.

The Life of Samuel Johnson - Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides (Paperback): James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson - Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides (Paperback)
James Boswell
R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
The Life of Samuel Johnson - Ll. D. Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides (Paperback): James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson - Ll. D. Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides (Paperback)
James Boswell
R460 Discovery Miles 4 600 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
The Government-Citizen Disconnect (Paperback): Suzanne Mettler The Government-Citizen Disconnect (Paperback)
Suzanne Mettler
R623 R515 Discovery Miles 5 150 Save R108 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days
The Life of Samuel Johnson - Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides (Paperback): James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson - Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides (Paperback)
James Boswell
R525 Discovery Miles 5 250 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
A First Course in Statistical Programming with R (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): W. John Braun, Duncan J. Murdoch A First Course in Statistical Programming with R (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
W. John Braun, Duncan J. Murdoch
R1,004 R947 Discovery Miles 9 470 Save R57 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

This third edition of Braun and Murdoch's bestselling textbook now includes discussion of the use and design principles of the tidyverse packages in R, including expanded coverage of ggplot2, and R Markdown. The expanded simulation chapter introduces the Box-Muller and Metropolis-Hastings algorithms. New examples and exercises have been added throughout. This is the only introduction you'll need to start programming in R, the computing standard for analyzing data. This book comes with real R code that teaches the standards of the language. Unlike other introductory books on the R system, this book emphasizes portable programming skills that apply to most computing languages and techniques used to develop more complex projects. Solutions, datasets, and any errata are available from www.statprogr.science. Worked examples - from real applications - hundreds of exercises, and downloadable code, datasets, and solutions make a complete package for anyone working in or learning practical data science.

The Life of Samuel Johnson - Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides (Paperback): James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson - Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides (Paperback)
James Boswell
R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
The Life of Samuel Johnson - Including a Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides (Paperback): James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson - Including a Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides (Paperback)
James Boswell
R619 Discovery Miles 6 190 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
The Life of Samuel Johnson - Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides (Paperback): James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson - Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides (Paperback)
James Boswell
R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
The Life of Samuel Johnson (Paperback): James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson (Paperback)
James Boswell
R587 Discovery Miles 5 870 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
The Life of Samuel Johnson - Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides (Paperback): James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson - Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides (Paperback)
James Boswell
R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
The Life of Samuel Johnson - Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides (Paperback): James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson - Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides (Paperback)
James Boswell
R460 Discovery Miles 4 600 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
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