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  1. A retrospective investigation of sudden unexpected death in the young investigated at Salt River Mortuary, Cape Town
    Vandayar, Yuvika, 2021-09-17T13:13:26Z, Faculty of Health Sciences
    Sudden unexpected death in the young (SUDY) is the tragic fatality of seemingly healthy individuals aged between one and 40 years. Little is known about the demographics and risk factors of these cases at Salt River Mortuary (SRM), Cape Town. Therefore, this project aimed to retrospectively investig ...
  2. Ma, performing the White, Afrikaner Woman back to self
    Viljoen, Kanya, 2021-09-17T13:28:02Z, Faculty of Humanities
    This research project seeks to understand myself and my position within South Africa. The position of a young, white, Afrikaner woman. This is a position that, one could argue, inherently carries a sense of a tragedy within it. The project seeks to understand how the elements of tragedy, such as con ...
  3. Challenges of a new academic discourse: an investigation into the reading and writing practices of first-year chemical engineering students at a South African University
    Vicatos, Evelyn Magdalene, 2021-09-17T13:22:37Z, Faculty of Humanities
    The challenges for a diverse intake of first-year engineering students, when acquiring a new academic discourse during the transition to university, has triggered this study of literacy practices in the first project task in a core first-year chemical engineering course, in a four-year undergraduate ...
  4. Investigating the views and expectations of pregnant women who undergo genetic counselling for age-related risk of aneuploidy
    Vorster, Nina, 2021-09-17T13:33:25Z, Faculty of Health Sciences
    Background: Pregnancy at advanced maternal age (AMA) is associated with an increased risk of aneuploidy. In the Western Cape"s public health sector maternal age alone is widely used to screen women for high risk of pregnancies affected by aneuploidy. The weekly pregnancy counselling clinic (PCC) at ...
  5. Investigating the performance requirements for proprietary concrete repair materials with respect to durability and cracking resistance
    Vukindu, Brian, 2021-09-17T14:34:20Z, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
    The premature deterioration of recently constructed concrete structures leads to the need for remedial measures to reinstate their safety and/or serviceability. Bonded concrete overlays (BCOs) are the most widely used concrete repair technique. The premature failure of these overlays, often manifest ...
  6. Topics, trends and silences in South African psychology ethnocentricism, crisis and liberatory echoes
    Seedat, Mohamed Amin, 2021-09-17T08:17:27Z, University of the Western Cape
    Philosophiae Doctor - PhD ...
  7. Triplet entropy loss: improving the generalisation of short speech language identification systems
    Van Der Merwe, Ruan Henry, 2021-09-16T10:51:14Z, Faculty of Science
    Spoken language identification systems form an integral part in many speech recognition tools today. Over the years many techniques have been used to identify the language spoken, given just the audio input, but in recent years the trend has been to use end to end deep learning systems. Most of thes ...
  8. The effect of altered rainfall seasonality on post-fire recovery of Fynbos and Renosterveld shrublands in the Cape Floristic Region
    Van Blerk, Justin J, 2021-09-16T10:45:00Z, Faculty of Science
    Shifting climate patterns are a cause for concern for natural ecosystems globally. Of particular concern is the effect of climate change on fire-prone, Mediterranean-type shrublands globally because of the heightened sensitivity of post-fire vegetation to environmental conditions. In this thesis, I ...
  9. Johnny Fourie: Once upon a time, an artistic life
    Scholfield, James, 2021-09-16T10:56:47Z, Faculty of Humanities
    Johnny Fourie is one of the greatest guitar players of our époque (McLaughlin quoted in Crossley, 2007:iii). This study looks at Fourie"s later approach to the interpretation of three selected representative works from his recording Once Upon A Time. Although there is biographical detail available, ...
  10. Record review of post-haemodialysis blood results to assess adherence to guidelines for end stage renal disease
    van der Nest, Yolinda Louise, 2021-09-16T11:05:34Z, Faculty of Health Sciences
    Background: End Stage Renal Disease is an irreversible decline in kidney function and fatal in the absence of renal replacement therapy. Resource constraints in the South African public healthcare sector limits patients" access to renal replacement therapy: here 14.8% are on haemodialysis compared t ...