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  • Freiboth, H; Goedhals-Gerber, LL; van Dyk, E; Dodd, M (LM-SCM 2014 XII. International Logistics and Supply Chain Congress, 2014-10)
    A large amount of fruit and money is lost every season due to breaks in the South African fruit export cold chain. With food security becoming an ever growing concern, especially in developing countries like South Africa, ...
  • Engelbrecht, GN; Schmitz, Peter MU; Bean, WL (2009-09)
    The development of performance indicators in the military is dependent on the measurability of its associated strategies. Von Clausewitz (1976) argues that nations are either at war or preparing for war. It follows that ...
  • Cho, Moses A; Debba, Pravesh; Mutanga, O; Dudeni-Tlhone, N; Magadla, T; Khuluse, SA (Elsevier, 2012-06)
    Indigenous forest degradation is regarded as one of the most important environmental issues facing Sub-Saharan Africa and South Africa in particular. We tested the utility of the unique band settings of the recently launched ...
  • Gupta, R; Das, Sonali (CSIR, 2008-03)
    This paper estimates Bayesian Vector Autoregressive (BVAR) models, both spatial and non-spatial (univariate and multivariate), for the twenty largest states of the US economy, using quarterly data over the period 1976:Q1 ...
  • Gupta, R; Das, Sonali (Springer, 2010-10)
    This paper estimates Bayesian Vector Autoregressive (BVAR) models, both spatial and non-spatial (univariate and multivariate), for the twenty largest states of the US economy, using quarterly data over the period ...
  • Gupta, R; Das, Sonali (SASA 2008, 2008-10)
    Bayesian methods are influenced by choice of prior. None-the-less, their importance cannot be disregarded in light of current exercise and existing other literature . The way forward is to try other large scale Bayesian ...
  • Greben, JM; Elphinstone, C; Holloway, Jennifer P; De Villiers, R; Ittmann, HW; Schmitz, Peter MU (Acad Science South Africa, 2005-03)
    During the last three elections in South Africa, the CSIR was involved in the prediction of the final outcome on the basis of early results. In this paper, we describe the methods used by the CSIR in these elections and ...
  • Cooper, Antony K; Greben, JM; Van Den Bergh, F; Gledhill, Irvy MA; Cannoo, BR; Steyn, WJVDM; De Villiers, R (South African Conference on Computational and Applied Mechanics SACAM08, 2008-03)
    A variety of armour units are used to protect breakwaters, piers and other harbour infrastructure, serving both to absorb the impact of violent seas and to reduce overtopping. A common type of armour unit is the dolos. ...
  • Ditsela, J; Coetzee, S; Cooper, Antony K (2011-06)
    An address assignment scheme identifies the components that make up an address and describes how values are assigned to these components. Address assignment schemes vary from country to country and there is often a strong ...
  • Cooper, Antony K (14th Conference of the Commonwealth Statisticians, 2005-09)
    The principal objective of the Data Management and Information Delivery (DMID) project in Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) is to develop an infrastructure that supports the business of a statistical organisation, which ...
  • Debba, Pravesh (2009-07)
    This study demonstrates that designing sampling schemes using simulated annealing results in much better selection of samples from an existing scheme in terms of prediction accuracy. The presentation to the SASA Eastern ...
  • Mashoko, L (SATC 2013, 2013-07)
    The study involves the determination of Provincial Logistics Capability for South African provinces. Provincial Logistic Capability (PLC) is the effectiveness and efficiency of a province in facilitating logistics activities ...
  • Van der Walt, M; Cooper, Antony K; Netterberg, I; Rubidge, BS (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2015-11)
    A geographical information system (GIS) database was compiled of Permo-Triassic tetrapod fossils from the Karoo Supergroup in South African museum collections. This database is the first of its kind and has great time ...
  • Ittmann, HW (Operations Research Society South Africa, 1996)
    South Africa has made historical changes during the past six years. With the change of Government in May 1994, the majority party of the Government of National Unity, the ANC, announced its master plan for the new South ...
  • Das, Sonali; Gupta, R; Kanda, PT; Reid, M; Tipoy, CK; Zerihun, MF (Springer US, 2012-12)
    The real interest rate is a very important variable in the transmission of monetary policy. It features in vast majority of financial and macroeconomic models. Though the theoretical importance of the real interest rate ...
  • Ittmann, HW (Operation Research Society of South Africa (ORSSA), 2009-12)
    At the 25th anniversary of ORiON it is appropriate to look at the advances in OR during the last 25 years. This paper focuses on what has happened on the international front there is not a focus on OR developments in South ...
  • Maspero, EL; Ittmann, HW (2008-07)
    The paper begins by presenting the humanitarian sector at its widest through sketching the history and development of the field and the environment within which humanitarian logistics must take place. Next, the range of ...
  • Das, Sonali; Khuluse, S; Elphinstone, C (CSIR, 2008-11)
    In recent years, the frequency of catastrophic natural disasters worldwide has brought to the fore the possibility that these could be the result of changes in the global climate conditions. It is further anticipated that ...
  • Greben, JM (Nova Publishers, 2012-10)
    We consider the solution of the Einstein equations for a universe with a positive cosmological constant (or equivalently possessing a finite uniform vacuum/dark energy density) within a conformal metric, rather than the ...
  • Greben, JM (Springer, 2010-06)
    The author discusses a new theory of the universe in which the vacuum energy is classical origin and dominates the energy content of the universe. As usual, the Einstein equations determine the metric of the universe. ...

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