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  1. The assessment of forensic molecular markers for skin colour in South Africans
    Vanmali, Akshay, 2021-03-01T16:11:32Z, Faculty of Health Sciences
    The scientific development of innovative molecular techniques has transformed the approach towards human identification. In forensic casework, the emergence of molecular phenotyping, or phenotypic prediction from DNA, has mitigated some challenges involving the unavailability of references samples f ...
  2. #EvenMore than just a brand of soap: a case study analysing LUX soap"s use of Instagram
    Venter, L"André, 2021-03-01T16:29:51Z, Faculty of Humanities
    This research investigates the ways in which Unilever"s LUX soap has repositioned their brand away from their historical association with beauty pageants. This research aims to unpack the ways in which Instagram is utilised by LUX soap to effectively communicate a distinct brand personality. This re ...
  3. Adolescent girls and young womens" perspectives of how their lives were impacted by participating in a combination HIV-prevention intervention in South Africa: a qualitative study
    Verwoerd, Wilmé, 2021-03-01T16:49:24Z, Faculty of Health Sciences
    Background: HIV incidence among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) aged 15-24 in sub-Saharan Africa remains exceptionally high. Evidence shows that no single HIV prevention strategy will be effective in controlling the HIV pandemic. Research in recent years demonstrates the need for combination ...
  4. Challenges For Dedicated Smoking Cessation Services In Developing Countries
    Tadzimirwa, Gamuchirai Y, 2021-03-01T18:22:50Z, Faculty of Health Sciences
    Background South Africa, the country ranked as the ‘second most stressful country to live in" has an estimated 7 million smokers. A dedicated smoking cessation clinic established at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, provides the only clinical service and training centre in the country. Objectives T ...
  5. The Development of a Patient-Specific, Open Source Computational Fluid Dynamics Tool to Comprehensively and Innovatively Study Coarctation of the Aorta in a Limited Resource Clinical Context
    Swanson, Liam, 2021-03-01T18:26:33Z, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
    Congenital heart disease (CHD) has a global prevalence of 8 per 1000 births [1] and coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is one of the most common defects with a prevalence of 7% of all cases. The occurrence of CHD in Africa is estimated to be significantly lower, which is attributed to a lack of data [2] ...
  6. A programme theory and process evaluation of a youth development programme
    Swingler, Susan, 2021-03-01T18:31:54Z, Faculty of Commerce
    Background The CoolPlay youth development programme (CYDP) is an after-school sport-for development (SFD) programme with an integrated social-emotional learning (SEL) component delivered to schools in low-income communities in Cape Town, South Africa. The CYDP is implemented by CoolPlay, an SFD orga ...
  7. Exploring mechanisms for receiving and responding to citizen feedback in LMIC health system: a mixed methods evidence mapping of the Western Cape Province of South Africa
    Sutherns, Tamaryn, 2021-03-01T18:35:29Z, Faculty of Health Sciences
    Despite national governments striving for responsive health systems and the implementation of mechanisms and interventions to foster citizen feedback and participation in health, current evidence does not adequately address these mechanisms and interventions in low-income and middle-income countries ...
  8. The utility of abdominal ultrasound in the diagnosis of paediatric abdominal tuberculosis: a single centre review
    Sood, Vishesh, 2021-03-01T18:46:21Z, Faculty of Health Sciences
    Background: Childhood tuberculosis (TB) is a common disease worldwide, with an increased propensity for severe, disseminated disease in settings with a high burden of concomitant HIV infection. Ultrasound is commonly used in diagnosing abdominal TB, however the indications for its use are unclear an ...
  9. Rethinking Rhetoric: An investigation of political persuasion online. A case study of Mauritian electoral interviews livestreamed on Facebook
    Suddason, Kelvin, 2021-03-01T18:49:00Z, Faculty of Humanities
    The live-commenting feature Facebook Live offers a unique look into how persuasion operates online. By giving citizen-users, or the viewertariat (see Anstead & O"Loughlin, 2011), the opportunity to comment on live political performances, Facebook Live presents a worthy site of investigation into ...
  10. Conceptions of language and literacy and the role of digital technologies in Home, First and Second Additional language lessons: a case study of 6 grade four teachers in South African state schools.
    Stewart, Cathryn Anne, 2021-03-01T18:51:37Z, Faculty of Humanities
    Research into classroom practices in South Africa has highlighted various disjunctures between the conceptions of language and literacy evident in the CAPS curriculum documents, teachers" pedagogical approaches, and the multilingual reality of classrooms in South Africa. This research study asks whe ...