Peter Merrington's research while affiliated with University of the Western Cape and other places

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C Louis Leipoldt has long been received as a major figure within the Afrikaans literary canon. The recent posthumous publication of his English‐language Valley Trilogy (written in the 1920s, when the white Union of South Africa experienced contestation between Anglophone and Dutch or Afrikaans political lobbies) now reveals him as a dedicated liber...

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... A major difference between past and present is the attention to health education in school, the focus of this article. Better known as a figure in the Afrikaans-speaking literary canon of the early 20 th century than as an educational innovator, Leipoldt's intervention in 1918 was similar to that of the contemporary South African Paediatrics Association (Merrington 2003;Lindgren 2015; Oppelt 2019). In the framework of a budding Afrikaner nationalism, the context of an emerging system of segregated schooling, and as a medical inspector of schools concerned with the health of white children, he did however advocate for health education in schools. ...