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  1. Transport sector greenhouse gas inventory for South Africa for the base year 2009
    Tongwane, Mphethe Isaac, 2014-03-06T07:15:42Z
    e transport sector is responsible for a quarter of global CO2 emissions and the emissions continue to grow rapidly. The overall objective of this study was to calculate the following greenhouse gas emissions (GHG); CO2, CH4 and N2O from the transport sector in South Africa in the base year 2009. How ...
  2. Telomere dynamics in chronic myeloid leukaemia
    Gil, Marcel Eduardo, 2014-03-06T07:24:45Z
    Telomeres are regions of tandem repeats at the ends of chromosomes ensuring chromosome stability or inducing replicative senescence when critically short. Telomerase extends telomeres and its catalytic subunit, telomerase reverse transcriptase is tightly regulated at multiple levels. Cancerous cells ...
  3. Participatory gesture design: an investigation of user-defined gestures for conducting an informational search using a tablet device
    Rakubutu, Tsele, 2014-03-06T07:34:07Z
    Multi-touch technology, used in consumer products such as the iPad, enables users to register multiple points of contact at the same time; this enables a user to interact with a touch screen interface using several fingers on one hand, or even both hands. This affords interface designers the oppor ...
  4. GRI and SRI: acronyms for investor success?
    Labuschagne, Zani, 2014-03-06T07:39:25Z
    The global move towards sustainability and sustainability reporting, the rise and influence of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and triple bottom line reporting, together with the launch of the King III Report, and revision of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) listing requirements in Sout ...
  5. Increasing dividends by industrial firms on the JSE
    Makka, Kaajal, 2014-03-06T07:44:34Z
    This research report analyses industrial firms that are listed on the JSE over the 1989 to 2009 period to determine whether dividends have been increasing or not. The importance and relevance of dividend payments are often questioned when being compared to the advantages offered by share repurchases ...
  6. The Baltic Dry Index: a leading economic indicator and its use in a South African context
    Zuccollo, Dino Roberto, 2014-03-06T07:50:20Z
    This paper investigates the Baltic Dry Index; an often misunderstood index, which tracks the cost of shipping dry bulk cargo globally. The research is based on the hypothesis that movements in the Baltic Dry Index price are driven largely by changes in the underlying demand for goods which are consu ...
  7. The impact of board structures on intellectual capital performance in South Africa: An empirical investigation
    Vermeulen, Katinka, 2014-03-06T08:01:40Z
    The well documented agency problem remains an ongoing debate, with the board as a central point of corporate governance providing a control mechanism. The effective composition and functioning of the board is therefore highlighted as being key to overcoming agency‐problems (Hermalin and Weisback, ...
  8. A comparison of the forecasting accuracy of the downside beta and beta on the JSE top 40 for the period 2001-2011
    O"Malley, Brandon Shaun, 2014-03-06T08:35:42Z
    The purpose of this research report is to determine whether the use of a Downside risk variable – the D-Beta – is more appropriate in the emerging market of South Africa than the regular Beta used in the CAPM model. The prior research upon which this report expands, performed by Estrada (1999; 2002; ...
  9. CSR norms and transnationalism: Shell"s corporate social responsibility after the Ogoni Crisis
    Olszewska-van der Merwe, Natalia, 2014-03-06T09:17:25Z
    Thesis (M.A.(International Relations))--University of the Witwatersrand, 2013. ...
  10. Fermentation of dietary starch in man.
    Ahmed, Rashid, 2014-03-06T09:18:41Z
    Dietary starch that escapes digestion in the small intestine may be quantitatively more important than dietary fibre as substrate for fermentation. The products of fermentation have important implications in the pathogenesis of colorectal cancer and other diseases of the large bowel which are uncom ...