I hereby declare that the dissertation submitted for the degree Magister Technologiae: Education at Tshwane University of Technology is my own original work and has not been submitted to any other institution of higher education. I further declare that all sources cited or quoted are indicated and acknowledged by means of a comprehensive list of references.
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I dedicate this work to the memory of my father (now late) and my mother who implanted the value of education in me and supported me throughout my school days until now.
Mohlawe! Mahlanamela! Umuntu wakongidime Ndikudime!
This research would not have been completed without the guidance and support of several people. I would like to express my sincere and heartfelt gratitude to: •
God almighty for granting me the strength, protection and health without whom I could never have my studies this far.
My supervisor, Prof. C.J. White for his sound guidance and support. His incisive criticism made it possible for me to see this research through.
Principals of the school where the research was done, educators and grade 12 learners who participated in this research.
My daughter Maletlotlo, for her support, throughout the period I was studying for this course, Mukondeleli and Thokozani who now and again came to my rescue when I had made costly mistakes on the computer. Without their impeccable computer skills, I would not have been able to see this research through.
Mrs Norah Maseko (De Beer), Mr William Kekana for their companionship during the many trips we took to Tshwane University of Technology.
Tshwane University of Technology for financial support.
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