Killer robots, humanoid companions, and super-intelligent machines: The anthropomorphism of AI in South African news articles

Title: Killer robots, humanoid companions, and super-intelligent machines: The anthropomorphism of AI in South African news articles Author: Dr. Susan Brokensha, University of the Free State. Ensovoort, volume 42 (2021), number 6: 3 Abstract How artificial intelligence (AI) is framed in news articles is significant as framing influences society’s perception and reception of this emerging… Continue reading Killer robots, humanoid companions, and super-intelligent machines: The anthropomorphism of AI in South African news articles

Carrying Von Bertalanffy’s baton: Systems, complexity and network science, Part 3

Title: Carrying Von Bertalanffy’s baton: Systems, complexity and network science, Part 3 Author: Dr. Burgert Senekal, University of the Free State. Ensovoort, volume 42 (2021), number 6: 2 Abstract   The first two articles in this three-part article series showed how network science realised the vision of Von Bertalanffy. In the current article, concepts such… Continue reading Carrying Von Bertalanffy’s baton: Systems, complexity and network science, Part 3

Carrying Von Bertalanffy’s baton: Systems, complexity and network science, Part 2

Title: Carrying Von Bertalanffy’s baton: Systems, complexity and network science, Part 2Author: Dr. Burgert Senekal, University of the Free State.Ensovoort, volume 42 (2021), number 6: 1 Abstract Ludwig von Bertalanffy wrote extensively on General Systems Theory (GST) and defined and discussed the properties of systems. In the current article, Von Bertalanffy’s views on aspects such… Continue reading Carrying Von Bertalanffy’s baton: Systems, complexity and network science, Part 2

Carrying Von Bertalanffy’s baton: Systems, complexity and network science, Part 1

Title: Carrying Von Bertalanffy’s baton: Systems, complexity and network science, Part 1 Author: Dr. Burgert Senekal, University of the Free State. Ensovoort, volume 42 (2021), number 5: 3 Abstract Ludwig von Bertalanffy formulated his General Systems Theory (GST) shortly after World War II. He envisaged an umbrella science that would unite the scientific endeavour by… Continue reading Carrying Von Bertalanffy’s baton: Systems, complexity and network science, Part 1

Friend or foe? How online news outlets in South Africa frame artificial intelligence

Title: Friend or foe? How online news outlets in South Africa frame artificial intelligence Author: Susan Brokensha, University of the Free State. Ensovoort, volume 41 (2020), number 7: 2 Abstract The influence that the media have in shaping public opinion about artificial intelligence (AI) cannot be overestimated, since the various frames they employ to depict… Continue reading Friend or foe? How online news outlets in South Africa frame artificial intelligence

The blue-eyed devil rapists: An exploration of the discourse on Twitter around land thieves in a South African context

Title: The blue-eyed devil rapists: An exploration of the discourse on Twitter around land thieves in a South African context Author: Dr. Burgert Senekal, University of the Free State. Ensovoort, volume 41 (2020), number 7: 1 Abstract In recent years, anti-white rhetoric has seemingly increased in South Africa, with various researchers and Non-Government Organisations becoming… Continue reading The blue-eyed devil rapists: An exploration of the discourse on Twitter around land thieves in a South African context

The prevalence of patriarchal hegemony in the South African secondary school curriculum: A feminist perspective

First author: Professor Anna-Marie (A.M.F.) Pelser iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8401-3893 Research Professor, North-West University, Faculty of Economic and Financial Sciences- Entity Director – GIFT, Mafikeng Campus. Corresponding author: Professor A.M.F. Pelser: HED (Home Economics, PU for CHE), B Com (UNISA), B Com Hons (PU for CHE), M Com (Industrial Psychology, NWU), PhD (Education Management, NWU) e-mail: anna.pelser@nwu.ac.za… Continue reading The prevalence of patriarchal hegemony in the South African secondary school curriculum: A feminist perspective

#doomsdayprepper: Analysing the online prepper community on Instagram1

Title: #doomsdayprepper: Analysing the online prepper community on Instagram1 Abstract Prepping, the activity of preparing for large-scale disasters, has become a global phenomenon and received increasing attention in academic circles recently. Since online platforms play a key role in this movement, the current study analyses images posted on the social media platform, Instagram. Using machine… Continue reading #doomsdayprepper: Analysing the online prepper community on Instagram1