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  • Sebake, TN (Green Building, 2009-02)
    Since the detrimental affects of construction practices on the natural environment were highlighted, the performance of the buildings has become a major concern for occupants and built environment professionals (Crawley ...
  • Louis, DK; Hanson, I; Masonta, MT (IST- Africa, 2016-05)
    This paper introduces the Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) television white space (TVWS) network deployed in Accra, Ghana. The network, which is still work-in-progress, provides Internet connectivity to six Senior ...
  • Sharma Grover, A; Calteaux, K; Van Huyssteen, G; Pretorius, M (2010-10)
    South Africa is one of the few countries in the world that boasts a large number of official languages. Due to the efforts of the government and the local research and development (R&D) community all the official languages ...
  • Langmi, Henrietta W; Ren, Jianwei; Rogers, D; North, B; Mathe, M; Bessarabov, D (2013-04)
    One of the major challenges facing the transition to a Hydrogen Economy is the development of a suitable storage medium for hydrogen. Conventionally, hydrogen is stored as compressed gas or cryogenically as a liquid. In ...
  • Peach, Schalk; Irwin, B; Van Heerden, Renier (2016-07)
    The objective of this paper is to assess the current state of Container-Based Emulator implementations on the Linux platform. Through a narrative overview, a selection of open source Container-Based emulators are analysed ...
  • Du Preez, W (2011-09)
    This presentation provides an overview of materials research in South Africa. It highlights research done on batteries, polymers, nanocomposites and nano-metal matrix composites, piezoelectric materials, light metals and ...
  • Chinnasamy, S; Maharajh, Dheepak M; Rajendran, L; Bhaskar, S; Ratha, SK; Rengasamy, R (Edizioni Ca’Foscari Publishing, 2015-03)
    Microalgae are fast becoming a favoured feedstock for the production of advanced biofuels including biodiesel, biocrude, bioethanol, biomethane, green diesel and biojet fuels. Algae for their growth require sunlight, COfrom ...
  • Le Roux, Alize; Mans, Gerbrand G; van Heerden, Quintin; Ludick, Chantel (2018-11)
    There is a need for models and tools, to better understand/explore the impacts of future policies on land use, to predict behaviour under specific scenarios, inputs and pressures, to study, understand and explore links and ...
  • Hersey, SP; Garland, Rebecca M; Crosbie, E; Schinger, T; Sorooshian, A; Piketh, S; Burger, R (European Geosciences Union, 2015-04)
    The authors present a comprehensive overview of particulate air quality across the five major metropolitan areas of South Africa (Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Johannesburg and Tshwane (Gauteng Province), the Industrial Highveld ...
  • Van Eden, Beatrice; Rosman, Benjamin S (2019-01)
    Robot vision is an interdisciplinary field that deals with how robots can be made to gain high-level understanding from digital images or videos. Understanding an image at the pixel level often does not provide enough ...
  • Gardiner, D (2012-10)
    In this presentation the author provides an overview of health R&D within the CSIR, and how the organisation is responding to challenges faced by the health care sector.
  • Johnson, D; Lysko, Albert A (2007-09)
    Predicting the performance of ad-hoc networking protocols has typically been performed by making use of software based simulation tools. Experimental study and validation of such predictions is vital to obtaining more ...
  • Ngwangwa, HM; Heyns, PS; Labuschagne, FJJ; Kululanga, GK (Southern African Transport Conference (SATC), 2008-07)
    A healthy road transport systems is essential for any country's social and economic development. It is generally observed that if road deterioration is allowed to increase, the economy will need significantly larger ...
  • Nordengen, Paul A; Berman, Robert J; De Saxe, Christopher C; Diess, J (2018-10)
    The Performance-Based Standards or “Smart Truck” pilot project is a national research initiative that is trialling the introduction of high productivity road freight transport in South Africa. This initiative is being led ...
  • 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, ...
  • Theyse, HL; De Beer, Morris; Rust, FC (Transportation Research Board, 1996)
    A historical overview of the South African mechanistic pavement design method, from its development in the early 1970s to the present, is presented. Material characterization, structural analysis, and pavement life prediction ...
  • Smyth, J; Philogene, L; Bindon, J; Brooks, M; Smith, G; Snedden, Glen C (2012-10)
    Space technologies are becoming increasingly important to economic development in Africa. Despite this, the continent lacks a satellite launch capability and its reliance on foreign launch service providers may be seen as ...
  • Waldeck, L (2013-08)
    This presentation provides an overview of Urban Growth Simulation as a risk free means of assessing the future outcome of major policy and investment decisions with some examples of scenarios that were simulated in different ...
  • Waldeck, L (2013-11)
    This presentation provides an overview of Urban Growth Simulation as a risk free means of assessing the future outcome of major policy and investment decisions with some examples of scenarios that were simulated in different ...
  • Blouw, S (2007-02)
    The vision and mission behind this paper, is to develop a globally competitive fibre industry, with cutting edge technologies, expertise and innovative solutions for the fibre industry. Flax is cultivated in wide range of ...

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