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  1. Using language similarities in retrieval for resource scarce languages: a study of several southern Bantu languages
    Chavula, Catherine, 2021-07-13T10:42:09Z, Faculty of Science
    Most of the Web is published in languages that are not accessible to many potential users who are only able to read and understand their local languages. Many of these local languages are Resources Scarce Languages (RSLs) and lack the necessary resources, such as machine translation tools, to make a ...
  2. Predicting diarrhoea outbreak with climate change
    Abdullahi, Tassallah Amina, 2021-07-13T10:43:23Z, Faculty of Science
    Climate change is expected to exacerbate diarrhoea outbreak in South Africa, a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the region. In this study, we modelled the impacts of climate change on diarrhoea with machine learning methods. We applied two deep learning techniques, convolutional neural ne ...
  3. Microorganisms associated with ulva grown in abalone effluent water: implications for biosecurity
    de Jager, Kristin, 2021-07-13T10:51:34Z, Faculty of Science
    Macroalgae such as Ulva are living hosts that are known to perform essential roles in marine ecosystems, and are extensively utilised for several aquaculture operations, including in the integrated production of high value goods such as abalone. Intensive aquaculture operations along the coastline r ...
  4. Understanding the history of women"s lives in Zanzibar through song and story: a gendered perspective
    Clacherty, Bronwen, 2021-07-13T10:11:09Z, Faculty of Humanities
    This dissertation and the accompanying performance explore women"s history through the song genre dandaro learned from women"s singing groups in present-day Zanzibar. The study aims to show that songs, a part of oral tradition, are an effective way of adding to the minimal understanding we have of w ...
  5. The clinical characteristics, complications and treatment outcomes of patients with osteoporosis at Groote Schuur Hospital
    Abdelfadiel, Omer Alawad Homaida, 2021-07-13T10:44:12Z, Faculty of Health Sciences
    Background: Osteoporosis has become a major problem worldwide as the population ages. An osteoporotic fracture is associated with a high rate of morbidity and mortality. Data on the prevalence, risk factors and outcome of osteoporotic fractures in South Africa remains sparse. Method: A retrospective ...
  6. Dissemination patterns of scientific abstracts presented at the first and second African Conferences of Emergency Medicine
    Abrams, Marlin, 2021-07-13T10:50:02Z, Faculty of Health Sciences
    Introduction:Evidence based medicine is the standard of modern health care practices. Ongoing biomedical research is needed to expand existing knowledge and improve quality of care, but it needs to reach clinicians to drive change. Journal articles and conference presentations are dissemination tool ...
  7. Posthuman Literacy Practices in a Reggio-inspired South African school
    Chambers, Lynn, 2021-07-13T10:06:01Z, Faculty of Humanities
    Through a posthuman approach to literacy education, I explore the Reggio Emilia pedagogy adopted by an independent South African primary school. Unlike the current emphasis in literacy pedagogy on language, standardised and individualised testing and universal curriculum approaches, Reggio Emilia pe ...
  8. On the feasibility of landing the dream chaser space vehicle in South Africa
    Colvin, Kyle Luke, 2021-07-13T10:07:59Z, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
    The Dream Chaser is a space vehicle currently under development by the Sierra Nevada Corporation for purposes of carrying humans and cargo to low Earth orbit. In 2016, the United Nations entered into an agreement with Sierra Nevada Corporation to fly experimental payloads on the Dream Chaser. The co ...
  9. Craniosynostosis in a South Africa population
    Crous, Ilse, 2021-07-13T10:16:35Z, Faculty of Health Sciences
    Background: Craniosynostosis refers to the premature fusion of calvarial bones which lead to restricted growth potential. Compensatory growth occurs in the dimensions not restricted by fusion and causes progressive distortion in the skull shape. The majority of craniosynostosis cases occur in isolat ...
  10. Determinants of bank technical efficiency: A South African study
    Abels, Jared, 2021-07-13T10:51:41Z, Faculty of Commerce
    The purpose of this study is to investigate the determinants of technical efficiency, using data envelopment analysis and the Tobit regression model, of the six largest listed South African banks for the years 2008-2018. An input-oriented intermediary constant-return-to-scale approach was followed t ...