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  • John, MJ; Thomas, S (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2012-08)
    The scarcity of natural polymers during the world war years led to the development of synthetic polymers like nylon, acrylic, neoprene, styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) and polyethylene. The increasing popularity of synthetic ...
  • De Wit, MP; Swilling, M; Musango, JK (2008-08-11)
    Cities in developing countries often have to face a multiplicity of external shocks that impact on their operations. These changes include increased rates of migration from the rural poor, natural resource shocks such as ...
  • Weinert, HH (CSIR, 1980)
    Naturally occurring materials, such as rock and soil, constitute a significant portion of the materials content and cost of a road. Most textbooks dealing with road construction materials, however, are mainly concerned ...
  • Clauss, KA (2009-02-20)
    The book brings together the results of research spread over a number of reports and papers during the past 27 years and to create a guide for soil stabilization work. Its aim is to provide sufficient knowledge of soil/lime ...
  • Rakitianskaia, AS; Olivier, MS; Cooper, Antony K (2011-08)
    Online social spaces have become very popular in the past couple of decades. With the great numbers of users in the online environments it becomes obvious that the human factor plays an important role in the social structure ...
  • De Vries, M; Gerber, A; Van der Merwe, A (Springer, 2014-05)
    Enterprise engineering originated as a practice with most publications focusing on the practical facets without the underlying scientific foundation. Foundational works emerged from different authors in recent years, ...
  • Baumbach, J (2009-10)
    During 1983 DSTO in Australia measured the reflectances of grass, trees and soil in northern Australia, using a custom-build spectroradiometer. During 2002 CSIR in South Africa performed similar measurements in northern ...
  • Reid, WV; Mooney, HA; Capistrano, D; Carpenter, SR; Chopra, K; Cropper, A; Dasgupta, P; Hassan, R; Leemans, R; May, RM; Pingali, P; Samper, C; Scholes, RJ; Watson, RT; Zakri, AH; Shidong, Z (Nature Publishing Group, 2006-10-19)
    Historically, conservation has largely relied on the considerations of intrinsic value that McCauley sees as the only solution. This has been manifestly insufficient as a response to the increasing threats to biodiversity, ...
  • Cannoo, BR; Gledhill, Irvy MA; Cooper, Antony K; Greben, JM (South African Conference on Computational and Applied Mechanics SACAM08, 2008-03)
    The protection of coastal structures is important to South Africa. The dynamics of breakwaters is a topic that is becoming amenable to numerical study, in terms of the motion of multiple interlocking structures under wave ...
  • Reyers, B; Nel, JL; O'Farrell, PJ; Sitas, Nadia E; Nel, DC (PNAS, 2015-06)
    Achieving the policy and practice shifts needed to secure ecosystem services is hampered by the inherent complexities of ecosystem services and their management. Methods for the participatory production and exchange of ...
  • Barnard, E; Davel, MH; Van Heerden, C; De Wet, Febe; Badenhorst, J (2014-05)
    The NCHLT speech corpus contains wide-band speech from approximately 200 speakers per language, in each of the eleven of cial languages of South Africa. We describe the design and development processes that were undertaken ...
  • Popoola, PAI; Pityana, SL; Fedotova, T; Popoola, OM (Springer, 2011-06)
    As the reports in the literature regarding corrosion performance of Al/TiB2 MMC are rather contradictory, the optimization of laser surface alloying parameters for these composite coatings seems to be necessary. The ...
  • Govender, G; Ivanchev, LH (RAPDASA 2005, 2005-10)
    The SSM forming technology has demonstrated that it will be a competitive process for the manufacture of high quality, high volume components for the automotive industry in particular. The new slurry approaches to SSM ...
  • Mouton, F; Malan, MM; Kimppa, KK; Venter, HS (Elsevier, 2015-11)
    Social engineering is deeply entrenched in the fields of both computer science and social psychology. Knowledge is required in both these disciplines to perform social engineering based research. Several ethical concerns ...
  • Erasmus, J; Jacob, M; Erasmus, LD (International Council on Systems Engineering, 2015-09)
    The South African engineering and manufacturing industries drive employment and growth in the economy, but face a large industrialisation and supplier development challenge in a globally competitive and knowledge intensive ...
  • Manus, N; Manus, L; Wall, K; Otterman, A (3S Media, 2010-07)
    The South African government has prioritised infrastructure asset management as a critical element in sustaining services to all. Responsibility for implementing water services lies principally with municipalities in their ...
  • Celliers, Louis; Scott, D; Taljaard, Susan; Ngcoya, M; Audouin, Michelle A (2012-09)
    In May 2011, the CSIR (Natural Resources and the Environment), in partnership with University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN) School of Development Studies (SDS, now School of Built Environment and Development Studies – SBEDS) ...
  • Gibberd, Jeremy T (WIT Press, 2013)
    It is increasingly acknowledged that current plans to implement sustainability are not achieving the scale and speed of change required. National built environment strategies to address sustainability tend to focus on ...
  • Landman, K (2006-08)
    This paper is concerned with the relationship between peace and place. It explores how the physical space facilitates or negates the establishment of peace through the manifestation of a specific function and form, as well ...
  • Manzi, MSD; Hein, KAA; King, N; Durrheim, RJ (2013-04)
    First-order scale structures in the West Wits Line and West Rand goldfields of the Witwatersrand Basin (South Africa) were mapped using the high-resolution 3D reflection seismic method. Structural models constrain the ...