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Die Nagmaal en broodgebrek
BJ de Klerk
HTS Theological Studies/Teologiese Studies , 2007,
Abstract: In Africa one out of three people suffers from undernourishment or malnutrition. In this respect the topical question whether Holy Communion and acts of charity to those who suffer from hunger can be linked. Jesus not only endows Holy Communion with a personal dimension of faith, but also foregrounds this aspect in the care for those who suffer from hunger. New Testament material reveals that in the congregation of Jerusalem partaking of Holy Communion developed into mutual diaconal care. It is thus for this reason inter alia that Paul warns against misusing Holy Communion. This kind of misuse was evident because the rich partook of Christ's meal of love without realising that they could only be part of this act of love by bestowing love themselves. In this article some practical guidelines to link the celebration of Holy Communion and the crisis of want of bread are discussed. HTS Theological Studies Vol. 63 (2) 2007: pp. 605-624
Basisteoretiese perspektiewe vir beoordeling van ’n kerklike Psalmboek
JH van Rooy, BJ de Klerk
Acta Theologica , 2011,
Abstract: Basic theoretical perspectives for evaluation of a hymn book In 2003 the Gereformeerde Kerke in Suid-Afrika (Reformed Churches in South Africa) introduced a new hymn book Psalmboek 2003 (Psalter 2003). For the evaluation of the use of this hymn book as communication medium in a liturgical service, six basic theoretical perspectives were formulated from Scripture, utilising the model of Zerfass (1974). This article discusses these perspectives and the Scriptural data they are based on. Three of them are related to functional aspects of the song, two with form and communication and one with the expansion of the Old Testament Psalter in the New Testament. These three aspects can be used for the evaluation of a hymn book, as well as individual hymns.
A homiletic reflection on the theological aesthetics involved in picturing God in a fragmented South African society
BJ de Klerk, FW de Wet, RS Let osa
HTS Theological Studies/Teologiese Studies , 2011,
Abstract: This article investigates the problematic field of authentic speech in a fragile South African society where the imminence of shattering fragmentation is often addressed either by aggravating hate- speech or pacifying speech that seems to lack the will to come to terms with the full implications of the issues at hand. We attempt to reflect on the possibility of authentic speech in this context by picturing God and his purposeful presence in our fragmented world; speech that reflects and acts out the implications of what is observed in the revealing light of God`s living Word. In addressing the research problem the following aspects are researched: (1) we briefly reflect on the theological aesthetics involved in picturing God through the eyes and acts of faith, (2) explore the painful manifestation of fragmentation in the South African society (with poverty and HIV and AIDS as examples), and (3) attempt to homiletically speak the language of faith by picturing God in our fragmented world through the lens of the parable of the Good Samaritan. We come to the conclusion that authentic homiletic speech can only flow from a heart in which the hardened crust of perpetual attempts at self-righteousness and conservation of the own comfort-zone are shattered by the words and deeds of our Lord. It is through the words and deeds of our Lord that the preacher is enlightened to bear authentic witness to how God fuses a shattered reality and a shattered heart into a prismatic, multifaceted witness to the glory of his all-conquering healing power.
Macroinvertebrate Assemblage Changes as an Indicator of Water Quality of Perennial Endorheic Reed Pans on the Mpumalanga Highveld, South Africa  [PDF]
Arno R. de Klerk, Victor Wepener
Journal of Environmental Protection (JEP) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/jep.2013.47A002

Reed pans are a very uncommon type of endorheic wetland, and as such the amount of information available is very limited. Thus, they are being impacted on by various agricultural, livestock and other anthropogenic activities. The objectives of this study were to determine the spatial and temporal variations of macroinvertebrate community structures in reed pans and the environmental factors (i.e., water quality) responsible for the maintenance of these structures. Reed pans were studied over four different seasons, during which time subsurface water, sediment and macroinvertebrate samples were collected and analyzed. The reed pans studied showed that the macroinvertebrates were able to reflect various changes in reed pans with regard to seasonal variability and anthropogenic impacts on water quality. These anthropogenic impacts caused the disappearance of sensitive macroinvertebrate taxa and the increase of tolerant macroinvertebrate taxa.

The human genome project in clinical perspective: The emperor’s new clothes?
R de Klerk
Continuing Medical Education , 2005,
Liturgiese afleidings uit die kontinu teit en diskontinu teit van die pasga en die nagmaal
B de Klerk
Acta Theologica , 2011,
Abstract: Liturgical deductions based on the continuity and discontinuity of Passover Holy Communion The Service of the Word constitutes the climax and junction of the liturgy during the service, and the Communion is the crucial confirmation and appropriation of the core of Scripture, namely Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. The question is whether liturgic deductions for the purpose of enriching the celebration of the Holy Communion can result from a consideration of the continuity and the discontinuity of Passover and the Communion of our Lord. A literature study was employed in the investigation of this question. Passover is probably the one Old Testamentical festival that is of importance for research regarding the Holy Communion, precisely because Jesus consciously chose the time of Passover to instate the Communion. Liturgical deductions are amongst other things made regarding both festivals as celebration of the great acts of redemption in history, the eating of bread and the drinking of wine during both festivals, the eschatological elements in both festivals and the elements of commemoration, proclamation and expectation in both festivals. In each instance the continuity and discontinuity are considered as well. Article text in Afrikaans
‘n Sosiaal-sielkundige en kognitiewe benadering tot die ontwikkeling van ‘n kledingverbruikersbesluitnemingsmodel
HM de Klerk
Journal of Family Ecology and Consumer Sciences /Tydskrif vir Gesinsekologie en Verbruikerswetenskappe , 1999,
Abstract: Many academics and researchers underline the fact that textile training and research in merchandising do not emphasise the theory enough. This may partly be because retailing and marketing, and consumer education as applied fields, have not stressed basic theory in recent years. The role theory can play in solving practical problems has also been misunderstood. Merchandising and consumer education researchers have to collect and organise their own theory base. This theory base should incorporate root disciplines in the social sciences plus major contributions from marketing and business management, other fields of home economics, and in this case various textile and clothing areas. The choice of a new product requires decisions by the consumer. According to clothing theorists and researchers in clothing consumer education, these decisions are usually made in the clothing store at the point of purchase. The decision-making process consists of five stages, namely the awareness stage, the interest stage, the evaluation stage, the trail stage and the adoption stage. Clothing research indicates that clothing consumers seek information, compare alternative choices and make decisions at the point of purchase. It is important to know what information the clothing consumer seeks and uses in coming to a decision. It is also important to know what types of information are utilised by different consumer target groups. Researchers and academics should be aware of different patterns of seeking information, based on lifestyles, psychological characteristics and cognitive ability in the target groups. This information should be integrated and combined with the basic theory from related fields to develop a social-psychological and cognitive clothing consumer decision-making model to be used by academics and researchers in clothing consumer education programmes. In the field of clothing, the symbolic interactionism and a cognitive perspective have been successfully combined with theory in the fields of consumer behaviour to address a wide variety aspects, influences and problems in the field of clothing consumer education and in clothing consumer research. All the data should be integrated into a social-psychological and cognitive framework for clothing consumer decision making.
Afrikaners en Nederlanders: stamverwante?
P. de Klerk
Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship , 1998, DOI: 10.4102/koers.v63i4.538
Abstract: Are the Afrikaners kinsmen of the Dutch? In some recent publications the Afrikaners and the Dutch have been referred to as each other's cousins, kinsmen or relatives. Other authors, however, consider the concept of “stamverwantskap" (which can be translated as tribal affiliation or as membership of a family of nations) to be outdated and incorrect. This article briefly examines the development of the idea of "stamverwantskap” between Dutchmen, Flemings and Afrikaners and points out that this idea forms part of nineteenth-century nationalist thought. It is especially linked to the view that nations have characteristics which are similar to those of living organisms. Furthermore, the idea of kinship between the Afrikaners and the Dutch developed within the pan-Dutch movement, which had imperialist aims. It is concluded that the idea of "stamverwantskap" is incompatible with a Christian view of history and society. While the present trend is to regard all mother-tongue speakers of Afrikaans as Afrikaners, the idea of kinship is a hindrance rather than a help in the development of cultural relations between the Afrikaners and the Dutch.
F. De Klerk
South African Journal of Industrial Engineering , 2012,
Abstract: ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A big passenger transport company experienced problems with the utilization of their maintenance crews. Large amounts of overtime were logged, while at the same time a lot of idle time was experienced. This paper describes the development on a microcomputer of a Decision Support System (DSS) to improve their shift scheduling. Central to the DSS is a heuristic algorithm which generates shift schedules. This algorithm is easy .to understand and provides good results, while it solves the real life problem rapidly on a microcomputer. AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: 'n Groot passasiersvervoermaatokappy het probleme ondervind met die benutting van hulle onderhoudspersoneel. Baie oortyd is gewerk en terselfdertyd is baie ledige tyd opgeteken. Hierdie artikel beskryf die ontwikkeling op 'n mikrorekenaar van 'n Besluitnemingsondersteuningstelsel (BOS) om hulle skofteskedulering te verbeter. Die belangrikste element van die BOS is 'n heuristiese algoritme wat skofteskedules genereer. Hierdie algoritme is maklik om te verstaan en genereer goeie skedules. Terselfdertyd los dit die maatskappy se probleem vinnig op 'n mikrorekenaar op.
Improvement interventions: To what extent are they manifestations of social defences?
Jeremias J. de Klerk
South African Journal of Industrial Psychology , 2012, DOI: 10.4102/sajip.v38i2.999
Abstract: Orientation: The statistical record of change and improvement interventions to deliver on expectations is notoriously poor. Yet, new interventions are started constantly. Research purpose: The aim is to provide an explanation to the lure behind interventions and to contribute to building a theory on plausible systems psychodynamic drivers and mechanisms of recurrent change interventions. Motivation for the study: This study provides insights into social defences in ways that did not receive much attention previously; specifically how defence mechanisms act as drivers for new change and improvement interventions. Research design, approach and method: A literature study, consisting of a literature review and a phenomenological analysis. The study was conducted from the systems psychodynamic approach. Main findings: Improvement interventions often represent defences that serve to contain anxieties or maintain fantasies. Four specific themes emerged: interventions defend the perception of being in control, they maintain the fantasy that one is busy with worthy actions to overcome challenges, they are defences against boredom or contain anxieties about incompetence, and they maintain the fantasy of being heroic leaders. Practical/managerial implications: The findings can assist leaders to understand their own defences in order to avoid embarking on non-essential interventions. This can free up much time, energy and effort to spend on other priorities, assisting organisations to achieve better results. Contribution/value-add: The study refutes the notion that improvement interventions are always rational coping mechanisms and highlights the role of improvement interventions as defences to reduce anxiety, even though they may contribute little to organisational survival in real terms. How to cite this article: De Klerk, J.J. (2012). Improvement interventions: To what extent are they manifestations of social defences? SA Journal of Industrial Psycholgy/SA Tydskrif vir Bedryfsielkunde, 38(2), Art. #999, 10 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v38i2.999
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