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  1. The experiences of school leaders regarding action research as a tool to enhance school functioning
    Govender, Bernadette, 2012, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
    South African schools especially those situated in previously disadvantaged communities, are faced with a myriad of challenges that school leaders have to deal with on a daily basis. School leaders are inter alia required to improve the running and functioning of their schools. A prerequisite for go ...
  2. A multiple case study of parent involvement with grade 8 learners of mathematics
    Govender, Vasuthavan Gopaul, 2007, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
    The learning of mathematics is a worldwide concern. International studies over the last decade place South African learners amongst the lowest achievers. Although various initiatives have been tried there does not seem to be any improvement. In the USA and UK initiatives include the involvement of p ...
  3. Factors influencing the implementation of mathematical word problems in foundation phase classrooms: theory and practice
    Van Zyl, Marinda, 2012, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
    This treatise investigated mathematical word problems (MWPs) and their implementation in Foundation Phase classrooms. Factors influencing the implementation of MWPs, with specific reference to the teachers and learners involved, emerged. Direct and indirect factors influencing the implementation of ...
  4. Characterizing the influence of process variables in laser cladding Al-20WT%Si onto an Aluminium Substrate
    Von Wielligh, Louis George, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
    The research investigated the application of continuous coaxial laser cladding by powder injection as a surface treatment or coating process. The investigation aimed to establish the relationship between a change in the main laser cladding process variables and the geometry and characteristics of an ...
  5. Development of flexible automotive measurement adaptors for the PQ25 VWSA platform
    Pretorius, Shaun, 2009, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
    The following work describes all knowledge required in the creation of new automotive optical Photogrammetrical adaptors, which allow the user thereof to measure a fully assembled vehicle in its natural position, i.e. on its wheels for the PQ25 platform at Volkswagen of South Africa. The system is t ...
  6. Autonomous guided vehicle for agricultural application
    Chikosi, Gerald, 2014, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
    With the world"s population expected to reach nine billion by 2050, agricultural production will have to double to meet this growing demand. Hence, a need for better infrastructure to enhance farming efficiency becomes apparent. There are a number of solutions that have been developed to date that a ...
  7. A review of the performance of Botswana citizen building contractors
    Muche, Freeman Hansungule, 2011, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
    Botswana was left underdeveloped in 1966 when it gained its independence from Great Britain. However, with the discovery of diamonds in the late 1970s, the economy of the country changed and two decades later the construction industry had experienced phenomenal growth. A growth propelled by the domi ...
  8. The training of artisans for house building projects in South Western Nigeria
    Oni, Oluwole Joseph, 2014, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
    The current shortage of artisans in the Nigerian house construction sector has constrained the productivity of the sector and exacerbated the nation‟s housing problem. The persistent neglect of the artisan training system has negatively impacted on the stock of artisans available for house construct ...
  9. Towards a user centric model for identity and access management within the online environment
    Deas, Matthew Burns, 2008, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
    Today, one is expected to remember multiple user names and passwords for different domains when one wants to access on the Internet. Identity management seeks to solve this problem through creating a digital identity that is exchangeable across organisational boundaries. Through the setup of collabo ...
  10. Governing information security using organisational information security profiles
    Tyukala, Mkhululi, 2007, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
    The corporate scandals of the last few years have changed the face of information security and its governance. Information security has been elevated to the board of director level due to legislation and corporate governance regulations resulting from the scandals. Now boards of directors have corpo ...