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Recent Submissions

  • Mogale, MM; Sefara, Tshephisho J; Mokgonyane, TB (Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC), 2020-09)
    Natural Language Processing (NLP) forms one of the important and fundamental components of speech synthesis while a language grammar forms one of the important requirements for NLP tasks. One of the major requirements in ...
  • Pelders, Jodi L; De Ridder, JH (Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM), 2020-05)
    Increasing numbers of women are entering the South African mining industry, but self-contained self-rescuer (SCSR) devices might not be suited to female anthropometric dimensions. The aim of this project was to assess the ...
  • Wright, CY; Godfrey, Linda K; Armiento, G; Haywood, Lorren K; Inglesi-Lotz, R; Lyne, K; Nayna Schwerdtle, P (BMC, 2019-12)
    The circular economy framework for human production and consumption is an alternative to the traditional, linear concept of ‘take, make, and dispose’. Circular economy (CE) principles comprise of ‘design out waste and ...
  • Oelofse, Suzanna HH; Nahman, Anton; Barjees, M; Salemdeeb, R; Nizami, A-S; Reynolds, C (Taylor & Francis, 2020-01)
    The food waste reduction potential within the countries of Middle East and Africa is large and understudied. Countries in the region are faced with food security and sovereignty issues, with over 50% of food imported in ...
  • Van 't Wout, Magdalena C; Ball, Shaun V; Oosthuizen, Rudolph (International Command and Control Research & Technology Symposium, 2019-10)
    Modern day conflicts give rise to complex problems that traditional military intelligence approaches and tools struggle to resolve. There is a need for prediction and/or forecasting in the military domain based on effective ...
  • Hanslo, Ridewaan; Vahed, Anwar; Mnkandla, E (Springer, 2020-01)
    Scrum provides many benefits to organizations requiring a project management framework for complex adaptive problems. Some of these benefits include improved teamwork, improved time to market, and a noticeable decrease in ...
  • Oosthuizen, Rudolph; Van 't Wout, Magdalena C (International Command and Control Research & Technology Symposium, 2019-10)
    Implementing new technology into a sociotechnical system, such as a military intelligence system, is a challenging enterprise. The needs and expectations of the “social” users are critical in designing and implementing the ...
  • Van 't Wout, Magdalena C (ACPI, 2019-03)
    The current year, 2017, has already seen an excessive amount of cyber security disasters, apart from the continuation of standard corporate breaches. In the first half of the year, there had already been full-on campaign ...
  • Baichan, P; Naicker, Previn; Devar, JWS; Smith, M; Candy, GP; Nweke, E (Springer, 2020-02)
    Gallbladder cancer (GBC) has a poor prognosis with a 5-year survival rate suggesting the need for more effective treatment strategies. Studying the cross-talk of several pathways involved in crucial cellular and biological ...
  • Van’t Wout, Magdalena C; Pieterse, Heloise; Ball, Shaun V (International Command and Control Institute, 2019-10)
    An overview of the literature on military-related stress confirms that stress remains part of the deployed soldier’s life, whether it relates to concerns about his family back home, the nature of the military environment, ...
  • Moodley, Avashlin; Marivate, Vukosi N (ISCMI, 2019-11)
    In election cycles, the political-themed articles published by news providers present a rich source of information about election discourse. Extracting useful themes from a large article corpus manually is infeasible, text ...
  • Pelders, Jodi L; Nelson, G; Magweregwede, Feckson (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2019-10)
    Shift work and fatigue are health and safety risks in industry. The aim of this research was to assess contributors to fatigue of workers in the South African mining industry (SAMI), including shift cycles, commuting times ...
  • Pelders, Jodi L; De Ridder, JH (SAIMM, 2019-11)
    Increasing numbers of women are entering the South African mining industry (SAMI), but self-contained self-rescuer (SCSR) devices might not be suited to female anthropometric dimensions. The aim of this project was to ...
  • Pelders, Jodi L; Nelson, G (IOS Press, 2019-09)
    Mine workers in South Africa face various health and safety risks, and socioeconomic challenges. This study aimed to assess the associations between socio-demographic factors and health, safety and wellness in the South ...
  • Binda, Phindile L; Muronga, Khangwelo (2019-07)
    Driving is an activity which requires full concentration, which means that the driver needs to concentrate on physically controlling the vehicle, mentally making good decisions and at the same time, monitoring the driving ...
  • Venter, Karien; Muronga, Khangwelo; Sallie, Ismail M; De Franca, Volanda MP; Kemp, Mauritz J; Botha, Rika; De Saxe, Christopher C; Berman, Robert J; Binda, Phindile L; De Beer, E; Sinclair, M (Southern African Transport Conference, 2019-07)
    Internationally, evidence-based research informs the actions and interventions that are successfully implemented in developed countries, aiming for a zero fatality rate. South African progress to reduce the number of fatal ...
  • Venter, Karien; Sinclair, M; Lennox, L (Southern African Transport Conference, 2019-07)
    Novice drivers, worldwide, have a significant risk of being fatally or seriously injured in a road traffic crash. South African statistics show that novice driver crashes (over a three-year period) represent approximately ...
  • Pelders, Jodi L; Nelson, G (Elsevier, 2019-06)
    Mine workers in South Africa face challenges relating to poor health and safety, including fatigue risks, and poor socioeconomic and living conditions. Fatigue results in impaired mental and physical performance. The aim ...
  • Pelders, Jodi L; Nelson, G (Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2019-03)
    Fatigue is a significant concern in the mining industry as it is a causal or contributing factor in many incidents and accidents. Fatigue can be caused by work- and non-work-related factors. There is a lack of information ...
  • Van Huyssteen, Elsona (University of Pretoria, 2018-03)
    The thesis, Being, becoming and contributing in (and through) Planning, provides an overview and reflection on an innovative narrative-based enquiry into personal and professional work-life experiences of planning ...

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