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Use of the Athrixia phylicoides plant in Tshwane: an anthropological study

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Vuuren, C. J.
dc.contributor.author Siko, Maggie Ngwanamaphoto
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-15T10:05:39Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-15T10:05:39Z
dc.date.issued 2016-02
dc.identifier.citation Siko, Maggie Ngwanamaphoto (2016) Use of the Athrixia phylicoides plant in Tshwane: an anthropological study, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/22132> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/22132
dc.description.abstract This study focuses on the use of the Athrixia phylicoides plant in Tshwane, Gauteng, South Africa. The plant is used within the domestic domain as a beverage, for medicinal purposes, as well as for the manufacturing of domestic brooms. The aim of the study was to investigate the use and market of Athrixia phylicoides in two of the Tshwane markets, namely; Denneboom and Marabastad. Case study design, participant observation and interviews were employed to collect data. A literature review was conducted to construct a theoretical framework. The study reveals that traditional healers, broom makers and customers have a remarkable knowledge about Athrixia phylicoides, which has been untapped thus far. In addition, the study indicates that possible extinction of the Athrixia phylicoides plant, due to over-harvesting and lack of conservation, will pose a challenge to the market. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xv, 183 leaves) : color illustrations, color maps en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Indigenous knowledge en
dc.subject Heritage en
dc.subject Cultural heritage en
dc.subject Traditional healers en
dc.subject Broom makers en
dc.subject Customers en
dc.subject Athrixia phylicoides en
dc.subject Mohlahlaila en
dc.subject.ddc 306.4610968227
dc.subject.lcsh Compositae -- South Africa -- City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality en
dc.subject.lcsh Medicinal plants -- South Africa -- City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality en
dc.subject.lcsh Endemic plants -- South Africa -- City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality en
dc.subject.lcsh Medical anthropology -- South Africa -- City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality en
dc.subject.lcsh Traditional medicine -- South Africa -- City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality en
dc.subject.lcsh Wild plants, Edible -- Therapeutic use -- South Africa -- City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality en
dc.subject.lcsh Manufacturing industries -- South Africa -- City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality en
dc.subject.lcsh Handicraft -- South Africa -- City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality en
dc.title Use of the Athrixia phylicoides plant in Tshwane: an anthropological study en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Anthropology en
dc.description.degree M.A. (Anthropology) en


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