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  • Maree, GA; Roux, DJ; Marais, Mario A (2006-02)
    The South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) was founded in 1945 and knowledge has always been a core asset of the organisation and is a direct determinant of the organisation’s relevance. Strategic ...
  • Pitse-Boshomane, MM; Marais, Mario A; Morris, CF; Roux, K; Van Rensburg, R; Herselman, ME; Makan, AK; Mulder, I (2008-10)
    Members of the Meraka Institute of the CSIR have been active in ICT for Development (ICT4D) activities in South Africa and Africa over the last ten years or more. An overview of the lessons learned in the areas of Community ...
  • Abbas, FJ; Van der Vyver, AG; Marais, Mario A (IDIA International Development Informatics Association, 2013-11)
    The Digital Doorway is a computerized machine that was implemented in areas populated by disadvantaged communities throughout South Africa to promote computer literacy within these communities. Understanding the progress ...
  • Meyer, IA; Marais, Mario A (2014-10)
    A number of factors complicate the ability to deliver sustainably on development interventions. Multiple role players are involved, the performance of implementation agencies are measured over the short- to medium term and ...
  • Turpin, SM; Marais, Mario A (Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service, 2004)
    This paper compares a number of theoretical models of decision-making with the way in which senior managers make decisions in practice. Six prominent decision-makers were interviewed about their own decision-making style ...
  • Ittmann, HW; Meyer, IA; Marais, Mario A; De Jager, C; Van Dyk, FE; Maspero, EL; Ralehoko, EN; Ndlazi, AT (2005-11)
    In the first State of Logistics in 2004 the need for measurement and revitalisation of basic infrastructure in South Africa' dual economy was accentuated. The process of addressing these needs has started with the release ...
  • Marais, Mario A; Meyer, I (CCIRDT, 2015-11)
    Development projects aim to make a difference in communities. Funders often require that the intervention needs to last, or that it needs to effect change that will last, over an extended period of time. In short, a ...
  • Verhoest, P; James, T; Marais, Mario A; Van Audenhove, L (2006-05)
    This contribution presents the results of a pilot project on ICT usage by South African SMMEs in the tourism industry. The Electronic Business Survey (EBS) methodology, which was tested for applicability in a developing ...
  • Van Dyk, FE; Marais, Mario A; Naude, AH; Meyer, IA; Koen, Renée; Ralehoko, EN; Ramokgopa, L; Ittmann, HW; Pienaar, WJ; Havenga, JH; Hobbs, IE; Botes, FJ; Jacobs, CG (CSIR Centre for Logistics and Decision Support, 2005-02)
    This survey highlights that South Africa's core structural problems are far worse than expected: Logistics cost represents a considerable percentage of the GDP (14.7% or R180bn). We spend more on transport than generally ...
  • Marais, Mario A (Wiley, 2015-02)
    Sustainability is a systems concept, and ICT4D plays a vital role in a sustainable earth, as well as in sustainable communities. The concept of resilience is introduced since rapid change can push a system into another, ...
  • Ittmann, HW; Havenga, JH; Naude, AH; Botes, FJ; Jacobs, CG; Pienaar, WJ; Schoeman, C; King, D; Ralehoko, E; Meyer, IA; Marais, Mario A; Hobbs, IE (2007)
    Logistics was identified by the South African government in the Accelerated and Shared-Growth Initiative of South Africa (ASGISA) as one of the six potential hurdles that may limit future growth in the country. Strategies ...
  • Marais, Mario A (The Acacdemia, 2012-11)
    The sustainability of ICT for Development (ICT4D) initiatives, and indeed any development initiative, depends on many different factors that has been summarised in terms of financial, social, institutional, technological, ...
  • Ittmann, HW; Meyer, IA; Marais, Mario A; De Jager, C; Van Dyk, FE; Maspero, EL; Ralehoko, EN; Ndlazi, AT (CSIR Centre for Logistics, 2005-11)
    In the first State of Logistics in 2004 the need for measurement and revitalisation of basic infrastructure in South Africa' dual economy was accentuated. The process of addressing these needs has started with the release ...
  • Marais, Mario A; Smith, Adrew C; Duveskog, M (CSIR. Meraka Institute, 2007-04)
    TekkiKids is a part of the The Young Engineers of South Africa (YESA) programme which is an initiative aimed at increasing the pipeline for the generation of more scientists, engineers and technologists by creating the ...
  • Marais, Mario A (2010-11)
    The concept of sustainable development has increased in importance ever since the coming to prominence of environmental critiques of development in the 1980s. The very concept of sustainability has evolved as research on ...
  • Ittmann, HW; Schoeman, C; King, DJ; Naude, AH; Ralehoko, EN; Meyer, IA; Marais, Mario A; Botes, FJ; Jacobs, CG; Pienaar, WJ; Havenga, JH; de Waal, S; Hobbs, IE; Van Eeden, J (CSIR, 2007-07)
    In this study, the focus is on the challenges of implementing logistics strategies in the macro-economic, industry and small business development contexts. The data contained in this survey represents the 2005 reporting ...
  • Van der Vyver, AG; Williams, B; Marais, Mario A (IACSIT Press, 2015-12)
    This paper contains a qualitative analysis of selected excerpts from the managerial communication records of the Cofimvaba e-textbook project. This project is conducted in the Eastern Cape, a province of South Africa. The ...