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  1. The role of local economic development in job creation in Dimbaza Township
    Mabece, Victor Nkosabantu, 2017, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
    The study investigated the role of local economic development in job creation in the Dimbaza Township. Despite a plethora of policy provisions to give strategic direction for the implementation of local economic development in the Republic of South Africa, in the general and local government spheres ...
  2. The effect of pula devaluation on non-mining export sector in Botswana
    Makhale, Lebone Matshelanoka, 2017, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
    This dissertation investigates the effects of exchange rate devaluation on non-mining exports in Botswana over the period 1984-2012 and the exchange rate pass-through effect to consumer prices. The economy of Botswana is significantly dependent on mineral exports, particularly the diamond. The domin ...
  3. Female university students’ perceptions of the effects of maternal loss on their identity and intimacy development
    Makalima, Phaphama, 2017, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
    Early maternal loss and its effects on daughters’ development has generated interest internationally. Yet very few studies have been conducted within South Africa, even though the prevalence of South African children growing up with the loss of their mothers is on the increase particularly due to HI ...
  4. The contribution of agriculture to rural development in Mbashe Municipality
    Malusi, Phaphama Paul, 2017, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
    Despite the decreasing contribution of agriculture to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in South Africa, agricultural activities are critical in the development of rural households. These activities are an important route through which these rural communities can reduce poverty. This is mainly because ag ...
  5. Supplier development for competitive advantage in manufacturing small medium enterprises
    Makumbila, Louis Boy, 2017, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
    Competitive advantage is crucial for a business to be sustainable, yet many small- and medium-sized enterprises are not engaging in supplier development in order to achieve a competitive advantage. This empirical study was conducted on a sample of 64 small- and medium-sized enterprises in the manufa ...
  6. The legitimacy of violence as a political act: an investigation of vandalism surrounding service delivery protests in South Africa
    Malalepe, Keagile, 2017, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
    This study aimed at investigating the legitimacy of violence as political act, especially the issue of vandalism surrounding service delivery protests in South Africa. The investigation was conducted in a small township around Soweto called Kliptown as a case study. This study was necessitated by th ...
  7. The relationship between quality of sleep and mood states among athletes
    Loock, Nerine, 2017, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
    Sleep quality is an aspect of sleep on which there is currently a lack of research and, in particular, there is little published data related to the quality of sleep obtained by athletes. Sleep quality is difficult to define because it includes quantitative aspects of sleep such as sleep duration, s ...
  8. Assessing cultural readiness for lean implementation at an automotive component manufacturer in Port Elizabeth
    Levendal, Arend Randolph Dimitre, 2017, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
    Automotive component manufacturers face significant competitive challenges in the global market and are constantly looking for means to improve their competitive advantage. Organisations then often acquire lean tools as an attractive option to achieve this. Research has however highlighted that the ...