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  1. Mining, agriculture and wetland ecological infrastructure in the Upper Komati catchment (South Africa): contestations in a complex social-ecological system
    Keighley, Tia-Kristi, 2018, Rhodes University
    Wetlands provide a wide variety of natural benefits (ecosystem services) from the natural environment to human populations, making them key examples of ecological infrastructure. However, the use of wetlands and their associated catchments is often contested by different users, making them nodes of ...
  2. The rupture in the Rainbow: an exploration of Joburg Pride’s fragmentation, 1990 to 2013
    McLean, Nyx Nicolene Cindy, 2018, Rhodes University
    In 2012 Joburg Pride was disrupted by the One in Nine Campaign who asked for a moment of silence to honour the lives of victims of hate crimes1 and violence. This interruption of the parade was met with violence from Joburg Pride organisers, marshals and participants, who explicitly told the campaig ...
  3. “Forgetting Ntaba kaNdoda”: reciting performative memories at the Ntaba kaNdoda Monument
    Mama, Luthando Vukile James, 2018, Rhodes University
    “Forgetting Ntaba kaNdoda”: Reciting Performative Memories at the Ntaba kaNdoda Monument serves as a theoretical examination of the Ntaba kaNdoda Monument as a commemorative marker. My mini-thesis unpacks the notions of memory and performative memorialisation at a nationalist memorial in the former ...
  4. Al-Shabaab and the sources of its resilience and resurgence: Cold War legacies and Jihadism in Somalia
    Gardiner, Richard, 2018, Rhodes University
    This study examines the continued development and survival of the group, Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahidin, commonly known as al-Shabaab – which emerged in 2006 as the militant wing of Somalia’s Islamic Courts Union and became an independent group in 2007. The group has survived in spite of the fact t ...
  5. An exploratory study of students’ expectations and perceptions of service quality in a South African higher education institution
    Williams, Alyssa Shawntay, 2018, Rhodes University
    Within the past few years, higher education institutions have come under an exorbitant amount of pressure to restructure, increase funding and grow student numbers, whilst still preserving the service quality they offer. The purpose of this study is to measure students’ expectations and perceptions ...
  6. The effects of intermittent task parameters on muscle fatigue development during submaximal dynamic exertions
    King, Josephine Claire, 2018, Rhodes University
    The negative effects of localised muscle fatigue on accidents, injuries and poor work performance are well known, as is the realisation that modifying task characteristics can minimise fatigue development. A large amount of literature has investigated the effects of task-dependent factors on localis ...
  7. Evaluation of the socio-economic performance of smallholder irrigation schemes in Idutywa Village of the Eastern Cape Province
    Jiba, Phiwe, 2017, University of Fort Hare
    South Africa and other African countries are faced with high levels of food insecurity and poverty levels as a result of slow growth of the macro economy and weak or sluggish rural development. Irrigation scheme development is seen as an important strategy to address the challenges faced by househol ...
  8. Effects of Pteronia incana (Blue bush) invasion on grass biomass production, soil chemical characteristics and peoples" livelihoods in Ngqushwa communal rangelands, Eastern Cape
    Ntutha, T, 2016, University of Fort Hare
    The objective of the study was to assess the farmers’ knowledge and perceptions of P. incana invasion and impacts on rangeland, livestock production and livelihood in four communal grazing areas. Twenty households per village that own livestock were randomly selected to conduct an interview using an ...
  9. Perceptions of rural households about the role and effect of biogas production on rural household income in Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality
    Ngcobo, Lindiwe, 2017, University of Fort Hare
    Rural development efforts to reduce poverty and enhance food security and generally improve livelihoods in developing countries continue to be constrained by high energy cost. For that reason, renewable energy has been identified as a possible panacea to fill this gap. Renewable energy is cheaper, m ...
  10. Wagon bridges of the Eastern Cape, c.1840 – 1900 the contribution of engineering to infrastructural development
    Walters, Dennis E, 2018, Rhodes University
    This thesis examines an aspect of economic and technological history which has been little explored in South African history. It argues that the military subjugation and the economic development of the Cape Colony, and particularly of the Eastern Cape, were contingent upon good transportation. The g ...