ONOMASTICS BY Bertie Neethling

Onomastics entails the study of names and naming systems. The discipline is derived from the Greek word onoma meaning ‘name’. In most languages of the world names are written with a capital letter. All of these form part of onomastics. The categories are manifold and some of the most important ones are following: anthroponymy, i.e the names of people. This may include first names, surnames, nick- or bynames, as well as ethnic names. They are all strongly linked to identity. The next prominent one is toponymy, i.e place names. All places whether streets, towns and landmarks carry names. Names in the economy, i.e brand names that include sponsors, as well as business names, also form a strong category. Then there are names in literature, i.e. literary onomastics, as well as shipping names and wild animal names. Onomastics is an impressive multidisciplinary field of study as this book outlines.

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The purpose of this publication is to lay down an accepted method of doing certain tasks in the Engineering Department.
The procedure acts as a guide to assist the worker in doing a particular job in a safe manner that is acceptable to the mine.
Standard Procedures does not substitute the supervision of the Foreman and the Engineers. It will assist workers involved to plan ahead and as result; do the job more safely and more effectively.

Why your company needs this…

This is already an accepted manual for major mining groups.
This manual is easy to understand and follow.
It could save the employer thousands of rands per employee in injury on duty claims and lost production hours. It may also save an employee the pain and loss of a serious injury.
By giving employees the opportunity to learn safe working methods it may serve as an extra cover against injury on duty law-suits.
A well trained workforce is safer and more efficient. This manual is a very small investment with a huge potential return on investment when efficiency and production is increased.

The Author
Paul Marais has over 30 years experience in mine engineering, and is considered one of South Africa’s top mine engineers.

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“Ek het hierdie dinamiese boek gelees.  Dit is die werk van `n kundige man wat die tema met wysheid en insig behandel gegrond op deeglike navorsing oor die verskynsel van die psigopatiese persoonlikheidsversteuring.  Ek het nog nie `n boek teegekom wat hierdie onderwerp op die vlak hanteer wat dr Roux dit doen nie.”

Dr AC Lawrence, Praktiserende Psigiater

“Jannie Roux se manuskrip gooi die lesersnet wyd, sonder om oppervlakkig te wees.  Ons leer die mens agter makabere gebeure ken, kom meer te wete van beweegredes en oorsake van hierdie tipe anti-sosiale gedrag en spreek die immer aanwesige vraag van aanspreeklikheid en behandelbaardheid aan”

Marius Ackerman, Praktiserende Advokaat

“Ek dink die skrywer het dit reggekry om die “waserigheid” rondom psigopatie op `n verstaanbare manier te ontsluit.  Ek dink die boek bied genoeg stof tot nadenke vir praktisyns, akademici, studente en sommer ook vir die leek wat graag meer wil weet oor die gedragsversteuring.  Die boek is goed gebalanseer en smelt seminale inligting van die verlede op `n kreatiewe wyse saam met resente verwikkelings rakende psigopatie.  Die maklike wyse waarop soms moeilike konsepte verduidelik word noodsaak spesiale melding.  Die skrywer se bydrae bied ook `n vars oënskou op die neurofisiologiese aspekte wat met psigopatie geassosieer word.”

Prof. Christiaan Bezuidenhout

Professor in Kriminologie, Universiteit van Pretoia;

President:  Kriminologiese en Viktimologiese Vereniging van Suidelike Afrika

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Questioning: The Undefended Accused Volume 3 – Practical Examples for Magistrates

Author: Advocate DJ Steyn


Questioning: The undefended accused – practical examples for magistrates series is a quick reference guide to criminal law, the law of evidence and the law of criminal procedure, blended together in a practical approach.

In Volume 3 various pro formas are suggested to assist the magistrate, for example with regard to –

  • Explanation of the existence and the meaning of the evidential provision as contained in section 18 of the Drugs and Drug Trafficking Act 140 of 1992;
  • Dagga: Explanation of the rights of the undefended accused with regard to the right to appeal where the accused’s vehicle was (in terms of section 25(1)(b) of the Drugs and Drug Trafficking Act 140 of 1992) declared as forfeited to the State;
  • Dealing in dagga: Explanation of the existence and the meaning of the definitions of “sell” and “dealing in” in section 1 of the Drugs and Drug Trafficking Act 140 of 1992;
  • Enquiry in terms of section 103(1) / section 103(2) of the Firearms Control Act 60 of 2000;
  • Notification in terms of section 103 of the Firearms Control Act 60 of 2000; and
  • Admissions in terms of section 220 of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977.


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Die psigo-emosionele impak van geboortetrauma – die begin van menslike lyding

Skrywer: Dr. M.G. Bronkhorst


Die motivering en dryfveer agter haar jarelange studies was om te verstaan waarom mense is soos hule is en doen soos hulle doen. Haar voorgraadse studies en hoëronderwysdiploma het sy deur Unisa verwerf en daarna ‘n M.A. graad en PhD. by die Universiteit van Pretoria voltooi. Na die voltooiing van haar doktorale studies het sy nog nie by die antwoorde uitgekom nie. Daarna het sy verskeie kort kursusse in verskeie rigtings voltooi maar nog nie die verlangde antwoorde gekry nie.
Hipnose was die uiteindelike antwoord. Eers ‘n kursus in professionele hipnoterapie in Brittanje. Dit het nog nie die vraag beantwoord nie. ‘n Paar jaar se praktiese opleiding en teoretiese studie in gevorderde kliniese hipnose deur en by die Wellness Instituut in Seattle, VSA, het my vraag beantwoord: Die program wat in jou kop is gee vir jou die uitsette (output). As jy dit wat jy voel, dink en doen wil verander, dan moet die program daarvolgens verander deur vas te stel waar, wanneer en hoe die program ontstaan het. Dikwels is dit voor of by geboorte.

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Teken en Sketswerk vir beginners – Handleiding en Grondbeginsels

Author: Daan van Noordwyk



Leer om te teken was nog nooit makliker as met Teken en Sketswerk vir beginners – Handleiding en Grondbeginsels, nie.

Skrywer en kunstenaar Daan van Noordwyk se boodskap is baie duidelik: ALMAL KÁN EN SÁL TEKEN, WANT HUL WÍL TEKEN, nadat hy hulle sistematies met sy jare lange ondervinding begelei en onderrig om die mees basiese en praktiese vaardighede en tegnieke van skets en tekenwerk te bemeester.

Die boek:

  • voorsien ’n ideale, insiggewende en leersame beginpunt vir alle nuwe kunstenaars
  • bied ’n vars, kreatiewe en inspirerende oorsig vir gevorderde kunstenaars
  • wys jou hoé jy die ontdekking en ontginning van die plesier van tekenwerk met uitgebreide, verstaanbare stap-vir-stap tegnieke en metodes kan bemeester
  • ontbloot verstaanbare hulpmiddels om dit wat jy waarneem effektief te kan neerpen om ’n realistiese tekening te skep(teken wat jy sien)
  • inspireer jou met sistematiese motivering om jou teken kreatiwiteit ’n hupstoot te gee met behulp van praktiese oefeninge
  • deel leersame hulpbronne ten opsigte van: tekengereedskap en materiaal, vorms, maniere van teken, ontdek jou eie styl, lig/donker/skaduwees, illusie van diepte/teksture, praktiese raad en geheimpies, inspirasie, die muse en doeltreffende brein vaardighede.

Begin vandag nog jou reis na ’n vervulde teken ervaring en verander jouself van daardie “stok mannetjie denkwyse” tot ’n selftevrede kunstenaar.


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Questioning: The Undefended Accused – Practical Examples for Magistrates

Author: Adv. DJ Steyn


“The Undefended Accused” by Adv. K. Steyn will be used by;

  • newly appointed magistrates;
  • aspiring magistrates and law students,

and is a must for every Law Firm in South Africa.

Every person that’s is involved in court proceedings in South Africa would benefit from this release (Full title: Questioning: The Undefended Accused – Practical Examples for Magistrates).


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Plato: Verdediging van Sokrates uit Grieks vertaal

Skrywer: Piet Boshoff

Sokrates bekoor nog steeds lesers met sy skeppende denke omdat hy woorde kon gee aan kwessies waarvan sy eie lewe afgehang het.

Die beste kennismaking met hierdie aangedane aangeklaagde kry ons waar hy homself as filosoof voor die hof nugter en oortuigend verdedig. Hy ervaar erge vyandskap omdat die god Apollo van hom sou gesê het dat Sokrates onder mense die wysste is omdat hy self weet dat hy eintlik ver te kort skiet wat wysheid betref.

In sy betoog doen hy sy legendariese aansien as wysgeer meer as gestand. By uitstek die voorbeeld van ’n leraar wat sy mening aan niemand opdwing nie, maar eerder mense wil lei om self die gevolgtrekking te maak.

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Author: Jorge Alves

First, there was capitalism; then
communism and finally…


The French Revolution stopped abruptly at a certain point, due to the revolution’s own dynamics, to the greed of certain rulers and also because they didn’t have the technological tools that we have today. Ergonocracy seeks to go further by defining more advanced frontiers with the use of IT and creating conditions in which humans can live in accordance with their
true nature. This is the origin of the name ‘Ergonocracy ‘. In addition to safeguarding the principles of freedom and equality before the law, inalienable defense of private property and the right of resistance to oppression, Ergonocracy adds the following concepts: dilution of power, direct democracy, concessionary companies and the prohibition of economic exploitation of man by man.
Ergonocracy defends the notion that all political mechanisms must be transparent and flexible, arguing that all citizens must have direct access to all public processes. This requires all public entities to disclose their actions and activities online.
It only makes sense in a truly free world, and aims to indicate the path to a society where people have fewer constraints on their individual freedom.
In terms of microeconomics, a new economic system is created that is better adapted to mankind’s characteristics, since this model has the main purpose of proposing a naturally balanced system that will do away with the exploitation of man by man. This implies that the current concept of employers and employees will cease to exist and in its place there will be a member-colleague business relationship, although certain partners may still have more influence in the organisation. The result is a single working class, which will simultaneously aggregate capital and labour.
Everyone has a vested interest in the organisation and genuinely strives for its success, being also emphasised the importance of meritocracy measures are also designed to reduce the power of large corporations.
The best of two worlds, to keep the freedoms and advantages of private initiative on one hand and the elimination of human exploitation on the other.
Ergonocracy will probably be the safest radical way to conserve the best of our ‘Old World’.
Keeping up where the French Revolution stopped!

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The Management and Administration of Development in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Region


Dr Andrew Niikondo

Prof Charles Keyter

Prof Darma Mahadea

Prof Eleni Sfakianaki

Prof Imitrios A. Giannias

Dr Johan Coetzee

Prof Martina Metzger

Prof Shameem Ali


This book is a useful academic tool for students doing development and economic studies at university or college levels. It provides a comprehensive and integrated approach to the management and administration of development in the SADC region by involving economic, social, and environmental ideas.
Although the primary focus is on the management and administration of development, the importance of social, political, and cultural factors is also recognised. Integration is essential in order to articulate development trajectories that are sustainable, including addressing issues of poverty reduction, corruption and foreign aid problems.


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The best of South African Bonsai and a little history

Author: Willem Pretorius

(Size A4)


“The story of bonsai in South Africa is a fascinating one with colourful characters.

Not many bonsai countries can boast of trapeze artists, fighter pilots, a grower who established a bonsai-en on his bathroom roof and even a blind practitioner in their midst.

It is a rich heritage albeit poorly recorded and with lots of gaps that we can hopefully fill as the years pass. It is imperative that we do it as some of the characters are dying and without a record their tradition will mainly be transferred orally to next generations..”


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