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  • Bumunang, EW; Babalola, OO; Barros, E (Oriental Scientific Publishing, 2013)
    This study examined the impact of genetically modified corn on bacterial functional community in the rhizosphere. Rhizospheric soil samples from GM and non-GM corn were collected at 30 days after sowing (DAS) and at ...
  • Ndlela, Luyanda L; Oberholster, Paul J; Van Wyk, Johannes (2017-08)
    With the effects of climate change, harmful algal blooms (HABs) have become a global concern, with serious implications in water scarce countries and vulnerable continents such as Africa. A need exists for low-cost, ...
  • Pholotho, T; Mtsweni, Jabu S (IEEE, 2016-05)
    Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are capable of expanding access to quality education, educational resources and provide teachers with new skills. Nevertheless, a majority of rural public schools have ...
  • Dickens, J; Swart, H (PRASA, 2015-11)
    Mobile robotics has a wide range of applications resulting in a diverse array of designs including a variety of sensors and manipulators. The task of integrating the variety of components that make up a typical robotic ...
  • Winschiers-Theophilus, H; Chivuno-Kuria, S; Kapuire, GK; Bidwell, NJ; Blake, E (2010)
    In this paper, we explore the concept of participatory design from a different viewpoint by drawing on an African philosophy of humanness -Ubuntu-, and African rural community practices. The situational dynamics of ...
  • Anochie-Boateng, Joseph (Scranton Gillette Communications, 2011-09)
    The author of this article is conducting research in South Africa which addresses the difficulties in pavement design in developing methods and procedures for accurate quantification of aggregate shape and surface properties, ...
  • Gitau, S; Diga, K; Bidwell, NJ; Marsden, G (2010)
    Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), especially those based at the community level, have been identified as pivotal tools in the field of social economic development. They are known to have structured frameworks through ...
  • Szewczuk, S (IEEE, 2015-08)
    The South Africa transport sector is a major user of energy, in particular liquid fossil fuels that contribute to Green House Gas emissions. South Africa is committed to developing a Green Economy, but South Africa has ...
  • Lebea, Phiyani J (Omics Publishing Group, 2014)
    The current Ebola outbreak should serve as a warning for Africa to organize itself in terms of three major points. Firstly, there needs to be a greater emphasis on developing a policy at regional or continental level to ...
  • Ittmann, HW; Viljoen, NM; Cooper, Antony K; Van Dyk, FE (2013-07)
    Infrastructure development impacts directly on the economic growth and global competitiveness of a country. It is no secret that South Africa needs to drastically revitalise and expand its transport infrastructure, which ...
  • Tazvinga, Henerica; Amigun, B; Stafford, William HL; Mapako, M (2011-04)
    Access to modern energy services is a fundamental prerequisite for property reduction and sustainable human development. Many remote rural South African communities are characterized by low energy demand and low population ...
  • Schetters, T; Bishop, R; Crampton, Michael C; Kopácek, P; Lew-Tabor, A (BioMed Central, 2016-02)
    A meeting sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was held at the Avanti Hotel, Mohammedia, Morocco, July 14–15, 2015. The meeting resulted in the formation of the Cattle Tick Vaccine Consortium (CATVAC).
  • Olivier, Marius; Mostert, FJ; Snyman, IM (2013)
    The light output from Argon-bombs was investigated by means of ultra high speed photography (Cordin Model 550-32 camera) and locally developed photodiode sensors. Tubes of various sizes were inflated with Argon gas, and ...
  • Fanucchi, Stephanie; Shibayama, Y; Burd, S; Weinberg, MS; Mhlanga, Musa (Elsevier, 2013-10)
    Transcription of coregulated genes occurs in the context of long-range chromosomal contacts that form multigene complexes. Such contacts and transcription are lost in knockout studies of transcription factors and structural ...
  • Erasmus, JC; Mans, Gerbrand G (2009)
    The reality and influence of sexual violence and crime is an enormous and already proving to have devastating effects. Some call the disregard for human life a feature of a culture of violence. The Unit for Religion and ...
  • Musyoka, Nicholas M; Langmi, Henrietta W (Nova publishers, 2015)
    The dwindling fossil energy reserves together with the need to find cleaner energy sources have intensified investigations for alternative energy sources. Solar energy, batteries and hydrogen have featured prominently ...
  • Davis, Claire L; Vincent, K (CSIR, 2017-10)
    The handbook (Climate Risk and Vulnerability: A Handbook for Southern Africa) was conceived and designed with the intent to provide decision-makers with up-to-date information, appropriate for country planning, on the ...
  • Stewart, TC; DeWolf, T; Kleinhans, A; Eliasmith, C (Frontiers, 2015-11)
    Evaluating the effectiveness and performance of neuromorphic hardware is difficult. It is even more difficult when the task of interest is a closed-loop task; that is, a task where the output from the neuromorphic hardware ...
  • Lück-Vogel, Melanie (2017-07)
    This presentation provided an overview of the degree of risk of coastal flooding in South Africa and demonstrated decision support tools for mitigation and adaptation.
  • Govender, Nicolin; Wilke, DN; Kok, S (Elsevier, 2015-09)
    Convex polyhedra represent granular media well. This geometric representation may be critical in obtaining realistic simulations of many industrial processes using the discrete element method (DEM). However detecting ...

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