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  1. Where infrastructure alone is not enough: developing well-functioning non-motorized transport with a focus on cycling in the "Northern-Inner" district of Cape Town
    Campbell, Dylan, 2017-01-25T13:51:12Z, University of Cape Town
    Post-apartheid Cape Town is characterized largely by a sprawling and inequitable city form. Well-located land within the city tends to be expensive, and as a result the majority of poor residents have to travel long and time-consuming distances to employment opportunities, often spending close to ha ...
  2. The relationship between urban food security, supermarket expansion and urban planning and policy in the City of Cape Town: a case of the Langa Junction Mini Mall
    Pulker, Alison, 2017-01-25T13:51:27Z, University of Cape Town
    For many years, urban food insecurity has been "invisible" to urban planners and policy makers. This is due to the misconception of food insecurity as being primarily a rural issue and attributable to a lack of supply of food; however, it is clear that the issue of urban food insecurity is systemic, ...
  3. Inclusive urban centres
    Madzingaidzo, Tawanda, 2017-01-25T13:51:48Z, University of Cape Town
    This dissertation is about addressing the need to make township centres a more socially and economically inclusive space for the majority of the inhabitants. It is about transforming the current status of a township from a dormitory or residential zone that simply repels its inhabitants to look for ...
  4. Fertile ground: enhancing local food production in Delft, South Africa
    Pieters, Frans, 2017-01-25T13:52:09Z, University of Cape Town
    This dissertation, situated in Delft, on the eastern edge of Cape Town, aims to improve livelihoods by establishing a productive urban agricultural operation that will create jobs, supply healthy food and reestablish farming as a lucrative business in an impoverished community. It is intended to ins ...
  5. Investigating the relationship between miRNA expression and epithelial mesenchymal transition in colorectal cancer
    Jaca, Anelisa, 2017-01-25T13:55:34Z, University of Cape Town
    Introduction: Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is characterized by the loss of an epithelial phenotype and gain of a mesenchymal phenotype, i.e., migratory and metastatic properties. The EMT process is therefore characterized by a low expression of E-cadherin and high expression of mesenchyma ...
  6. Association of variants in APOL1, MYH9 and HMOX1 WITH micro-Albuminuria among Sickle Cell disease patients from Cameroon
    Geard, Amy, 2017-01-25T13:56:06Z, University of Cape Town
    Introduction: Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a monogenic, multi-organ hemoglobinopathy disorder that is highly prevalent in Africa, with nearly 300 000 newborn cases per year. The underlying pathophysiological mechanism of the disease involves alteration of the normal soft and biconcave disc shape of ...
  7. Nasopharyngeal carriage with Staphylococcus aureus in healthy children during the first year of life - The Drakenstein Child Health study
    Abdulgader, Shima Mohammed Ahmed Algalaa, 2017-01-25T13:57:15Z, University of Cape Town
    Background: Staphylococcus aureus carriage is a risk factor for subsequent infections. Data on the prevalence, determinants, population structure and molecular epidemiology of S. aureus nasal carriage among healthy African populations are scarce, especially during infancy. The different S. aureus na ...
  8. An interdisciplinary study exploring how health communication can most effectively explain Antiretroviral Medication (ART) and motivate adherence among young people
    Hickson, Warren, 2017-01-25T14:01:25Z, University of Cape Town
    The aim of this study was to explore factors contributing to the success of health communication strategies and supporting visual communication tool(s) designed to explain antiretroviral medication (ART) adherence, and motivate young people who live with HIV to follow an adherence regime. The study ...
  9. Inpatient referrals to consultation-liaison psychiatry at a tertiary hospital in South Africa
    Torline, John Ross, 2017-01-25T14:01:54Z, University of Cape Town
    Introduction. Consultation-liaison psychiatry is the subspeciality that provides for the psychiatric assessment and management of patients in a hospital setting, serving as an interface between psychiatry and other medical disciplines. This study aimed to provide an analysis of the Consultation-liai ...
  10. Characteristics associated with attendance of follow-up at a post-rape care centre in Cape Town, South Africa
    Ncube, Nozwelo Ntombizami, 2017-01-25T14:02:01Z, University of Cape Town
    BACKGROUND: Rape is associated with a range of negative health and mental health consequences. Despite the establishment of post-rape care centres in South Africa, challenges of retaining rape survivors in care continue to be faced across the country. Very little evidence on the characteristics asso ...