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  • Veerasamy, N; Taute, B (Information Security South Africa, 2009-04)
    With technological change and advancement, attackers are increasingly becoming more sophisticated in their attack strategies and techniques. Other global factors and developments also impact the line of attack. This paper ...
  • Jeffrey, L; Henry, G; McGill, J (Struik Nature, 2015-01)
    This chapter provides some basic geological and mining background information and sets the scene in terms of the key operational challenges experienced by local coal miners and the role that geophysics can play in addressing ...
  • Audouin, M; Burns, M; Weaver, A; Le Maitre, David C; O'Farrell, P; du Toit, R; Nel, J (Edward Elgar, 2015-09)
    In this chapter the authors explore two elements which arguably underlie all aspects of sustainability science, namely: an emphasis on the relationships between social, ecological and economic aspects in a systemic view ...
  • Fourie, S; Van Schoor, Abraham M; Vogt, D; van der Walt, J; Jikelo, A; Campbell, G; Du Plessis, A (Coaltech, 2015-01)
    This chapter introduces a range of geophysical methods that may be applicable to coal mining and exploration problems. The focus of these discussions is on emphasising the link between geology and physics – and how the ...
  • Van Wyk, Llewellyn V (Alive2green, 2010-08)
    By recognising the specific environmental challenges facing South Africa, mindful of the government‘s commitment to reducing South Africa‘s Greenhouse gas emissions, and acknowledging the need to build social cohesion, the ...
  • Grobbelaar, C.S; Billinggum, P.A (NBRI/CSIR, 1975)
    The most basic function of a building is to protect its occupants and their possessions from the weather. It is no wonder therefore that a leaking root, or finishes marred by dump, leave the owner feeling cheated- his ...
  • Billingham, PA (NBRI/CSIR, 1977)
    When man first began to build shelters for himself about 800 years ago he concentrated on providing effective walls and roof. The floor go-t scant attention because it was already provided by the earth. The first soft ...
  • Donaldson, GW; Billingham, PA (1973)
    The words ‘built on a firm foundation' have become part of the language and most people would unhesitatingly agree that a house has to have a foundation' without perhaps understanding exactly why. If one were to place an ...
  • Addis, B.J (NBRI/CSIR, 1980)
    Paving is used to cover ground to eliminate dust, mud or erosion and to facilitate the movement of traffic. It can also be used to control the moisture content of the underlying soil around houses built on unsable soil ...
  • Ferreira, T.M; Billingham, P.A (1973)
    The difference between sound and noise varies from one human being to another. Noise, then, is simply unwanted sound and to understand how it can be combatted we must know more about its nature. A guide of acceptable levels ...
  • Cromarty, R.E; Billingham, P.A (NBRI/CSIR, 1985)
    Thousands of years ago primitive man made use of some of the colourful materials that he found around him to stain his body and clothing. He also decorated the walls of his cave with pictures of hunters and wild animals ...
  • Ferreira, T (NBRI/CSIR, 1979)
    Home owners often complain that traffic noise disturbs their indoor peace and quiet. It is difficult, expensive and probably unnecessary to make the whole house soundproof. To appreciate and apply the practical tips that ...
  • Billingham, P.A (NBRI/CSIR, 1977)
    It has become fashionable to talk of 'energy crisis' but in fact there is still no shortage of energy - if one is prepared to pay the price. This situation, however, cannot continue indefinitely because our limited supplies ...
  • Cawood, WN (NBRI/CSIR, 1976)
    Since primitive man first set fire to a heap of twigs to warm his cave, mankind has been making use of the earth's energy resources. Fortunately, we still have the sun, which offers us an inexhaustible source of non-polluting ...
  • Lotz, F.J; Billingham, P.A (NBRI/CSIR, 1974)
    Too many people need to switch on the air-conditioning every time the sun comes up and light a fire as soon as it does down again. The sun is a wonderful source of energy that comes free of charge to all of us.
  • Long, K (NBRI/CSIR, 1978)
    Thatch has been used as a roofing material from the earliest times. The basic tools of the thatcher's craft have not changed over hundreds of years. Thatching is a craft that is traditionally handed down from father to son.
  • Nair, Kishor Krishnan; Helberg, Albert; Johan, van der Merwe (IEEE, 2015-11-23)
    Bluetooth plays a major role in expanding global spread of wireless technology. This predominantly happens through Bluetooth enabled mobile phones, which cover almost 60% of the Bluetooth market. Although Bluetooth mobile ...
  • Brown, CJ; Macdonald, IAW; Brown, SE (Foundation for Research Development: CSIR, 1985)
    The greatest threat of invasion of alien species of plants and animals is posed by species which originate from similar arid habitats in other parts of the world. In general the smaller the number of individuals of an alien ...
  • Van Wilgen, BW; Nel, JL; Rouget, M (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2007)
    Parallel initiatives in South Africa have been addressing the prioritisation and management of invasive alien plant species, the prioritisation of rivers for the conservation of biodiversity, and broad-scale planning for ...
  • Gorgens, AHM; Van Wilgen, BW (Acad Science South Africa, 2004-01)
    Predictions that invasive alien Plants would use significant amounts of water were a major factor in the establishment of South Africa's Working for Water programme, which aims to protect water resources by clearing these ...